Delicious Spaces : Creoquete | InBetween the Curls

Whenever I go to a restaurant I have this thing where I immediately perceive the space before I even dig into what they have to offer - Joey makes fun of me every time... I'm sure many designers are with me on this; you just so happen to live, breathe, and in this case eat design on a daily basis. From an outsiders point of view I'm sure it sounds exhausting, but I think it's a pretty sweet deal that you love something so much that you can't stop thinking about it; you tend to notice the smallest details that others may not even pick up on - it's so satisfying haha. Enough of me nerding out though! Do I have a space to share that is just the most delicious thing I've seen in a minute?! 

I stumbled upon this croquette shop based in Spain when I was browsing a design studio from there, and I have to say I've never seen a better way to display the most mouth watering food from my home country. I mean, croquettes pretty much speak for themselves, but this added bonus of interior graphics really takes the fried goodness to a whole new level! 

Delicious Spaces : Creoquete | InBetween the Curls
Delicious Spaces : Creoquete | InBetween the Curls
Delicious Spaces : Creoquete | InBetween the Curls
Delicious Spaces : Creoquete | InBetween the Curls
Delicious Spaces : Creoquete | InBetween the Curls

The design agency, Atipo really outdid themselves on this one! I just can't wait to go over there and just experience this place, and of course eat... 

From what I've researched they have a few franchises in Spain, so if you're in the area... you know what to do :D


[creoquete | atipo]



Kitchen Reno : Part 2 | InBetween the Curls
Kitchen Reno : Part 2 | InBetween the Curls
Kitchen Reno : Part 2 | InBetween the Curls
Kitchen Reno : Part 2 | InBetween the Curls

Since the last kitchen post you can say a lot has changed. We were in a full reno movement for a good six weeks, but then life kind of got in the way and we're beginning to slow down, which means I can online browse for some of the details we have yet to decide on...(some choices below) And although we still have a few things left to finish up for the complete transformation, I've got to say that it is already looking so fresh! Not bad for first time renovators ;) 

So what do we have left you ask? I've been on the hunt for vintage scissor sconces for months, but unfortunately I've had to compromise to the choices below since the prices I've seen were not really what I was hoping for; it happens... We have yet to install new hardware on the cabinets, change the faucet, make a bad ass wine rack that will go on the left hand corner, our island still needs a serious makeover, and our pantry has a butcher shop plastic sliding cover - yikes! Hence the graphic curtain choices I've narrowed down on below ;) 

Kitchen Reno : Part 2 | InBetween the Curls
Kitchen Reno : Part 2 | InBetween the Curls

But to sum up everything we have done to date...

1. painted the cabinets 2. rewired for two wall light fixtures 3. ripped out and put in new sheet rock 4. installed new countertops 5. put in a backsplash & grouted 6. built & installed floating shelves (I'm kind of in love with how the floating shelves turned out; so clean. I was going to stain the wood but I wasn't feeling it; when it doubt paint it white!) 7. installed new pendants 8. painted the walls.

Having done all of this I never realized how long everything would take :-| But such a good learning experience for our next renovation. For our final touches I will make sure to update everyone in the next home progress post; spoiler alert* one of those three rug choices will hopefully be in our near future :)

Happy Saturday everyone!  


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Park 1: Kitchen Renovation | InBetween the Curls

Happy New Years my lovely readers! Hope everyone ended the year with a bang; I know I did :D Being the slacker that I am during the holidays I might have neglected this post- whoops! Better late than never though... 

During the holidays Joey and I decided not to do the whole gift exchange thing and put our pennies into something we both want and enjoy. I think this may be the beginning of a beautiful holiday tradition for us :) In other words, we mostly worked on our holiday break to renovate our 80's kitchen. I mean look at that beaut below! What a stunner... Those chandeliers really take my breath away cough-cough* And that random sconce on the side really ties into the awkward layout. Bravo...

Excuse the poor photographs, I wanted to take them during the day but Joey clearly had had enough of this kitchen and decided to go all Hulk and tear down the walls that same night haha. But you get the gist of the pre-demo view. 

Since this is our first home and most certainly not our forever home, I wanted to go with a few budget-friendly alternatives than what I would do if we were to stay here forever. Our first task was to get rid of the typical cabinetry that comes with an older home. For our wallets' sake, we opted on painting them rather than replacing them. Since we also did not want to replace the appliances that came with the house we stuck with painting the cabinets white so they didn't stick out so much. If that weren't the case, royal blue would have been in my horizon. We worked with what we've got and I can't complain; it's already looking better! (more photos to come) Side note: Home Depot has this amazing product where you can paint your cabinets without sanding them - pure Christmas miracle!! I've added the link below :) 

For the countertops we went for the good ol' Ikea Karlby walnut butcher block. It's budget friendly and adds warmth to the space since we're adding quite a bit of white into the room. This kitchen also didn't come with a backsplash, so guess what? My love for clean subway tiles and a charcoal gray grout are coming true - eeek! I'm just lucky that the things I like are on the cheaper end of the spectrum haha. The tiles also tie into the rest of the house with my eclectic mid-century/industrial thing I've got going on :) win win! 

To quickly sum up what other goodies will be happening to this space: we are painting the walls, replacing the faucet, saying good bye to the light fixtures (sad times - sarcasm guys*), re-wiring for new light fixtures, replacing one of the walls, removing some upper cabinets and running open shelves (I have an obsession with them) plus I can display my love for mixing different metals, hence the color palette I've put together above :D Oh and expect plenty of plants in every nook and cranny! 

I think that about gives you an idea of why I've been absent lately... this job is no joke! Thank goodness I have a man that is good at this stuff, and Youtube is our savior haha. 

To be continued... 


[cabinet paint | faucet | subway tiles | grout | pendant | countertop | planter | canisters







Choices, choices, choices... after a long eight months of being on the hunt for a walnut vintage dresser I nailed it! I mean, look at that beaut below! I'm super excited about this bad boy because until I had this piece I wasn't going to set up our bedroom. In my mind, this dresser takes the spotlight, and with good reason... My next step is addressing this side of the room and its ample space above the dresser. I have done my research, and I think I have narrowed down my choices to these lovely and very diverse mirrors above, but knowing the way I am I'm sure I will find another one to add to the list :/ (this perfectionist thing gets a tad stressful) So with that said, I want some advice from you lovely readers as to which one I should go for. Mind you, the other side of the bedroom is black if that helps with the advice :D Please and thank you! 



DIY's for winter blues | InBetween the Curls

As winter approaches and my outdoor outings dwindle into hibernation, I've decided to use the time wisely on some DIY projects that I've had my eye on... Of course I will be doing the smaller detail oriented projects and Joey will tackle the hardcore furniture projects - compromise! I'm sure by the end of these cold winter months Joey will have accomplished more than me, but it's the thought that counts! Kind of :-D

I've linked a few of my favorite projects below; if anyone out there has some good ones they'd like to share... sharing is caring! Happy Crafting :) 


[key holder | coasters | plant stand | jewelry blocks]