Designing Our French Inspired Kitchen and Bath: The Kohler Store

Greetings everyone!  Things have been progressing behind the scenes as we continue to design our French inspired home.  As you might have already noticed; we have been on a short break from blog posting. We have been working our way through some unforeseen design obstacles.  The bidding process has again resumed and we too will now pick up our blog postings right where we left off.

Today we want to share a few photographs from a recent trip to The Kohler Store in Glenview, Illinois just outside of Chicago.  For those of you interested in visiting, you can find the Kohler Store at:

The Kohler Store (Chicago Area Locations)
1180 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Glenview, IL 60025

For your added shopping pleasure, you can also visit the Abt showroom right next door!  See our trip to the Abt showroom, home to all appliances and electronics.

Back to The Kohler Store.....

Who is ready to take a loooonnnnngggg soak in this tub?  I think I could sit in this white porcelain Kohler beauty for the rest of the nigh…

French Style Landscaping: Plantings at our current home.

Good Morning everyone! It's going to be a beautiful Tuesday here in Indiana with what should be perfect weather! We really appreciate all the comments and emails regarding our blog. We are excited that so many people are eager to follow along as we build our French inspired home in the coming months.

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Today’s topic continues with landscaping.  Our first post on French style landscaping was so popular that we have decided to dedicate one day each week to the subject.

It was so gorgeous last night that we took our camera along for our evening walk with the dogs.  These images were shot around our current home, soon to be up for sale for all you would be buyers wishing to live in Indiana.

You should know that I love fountains.  This one welcomes visitors as they approach our front door.

The birds love to sit on top and catch a drink during the hot summer months.

These planters provide for a pop of color as you approach our front door.  The concrete planter was made by Massarelli in New Jersey.  They make terrific outdoor planters and fountains.

Approaching the covered patio at the back of the house.  The maple had a rough time this year with a late freeze that destroyed all of the buds.  Its a little thin this year.

My favorite fountain, also made by Massarelli, features a welcoming pineapple.  This fountain is a bird paradise during the day.

I just love Knock Out Roses.  They require very little care and look great all summer long.  These will be a staple in the new homes landscape design.

 Again, love our fountain!

The red umbrella is actually on our neighbors patio.  The landscaping is located on a burm between our two properties.  Its funny how pictures can trick the eye because their home is not as close as this picture makes it appear.

And now introducing the star of the show, Bentley, our King Charles Spaniel.  Our Lhasa, seen behind, was on his own mission of investigating the lawn.

We hope you enjoyed some of the photos captured on our walk.  Again, please help us make this blog a success by signing up to follow the design, construction, and decorating of our home.

Have a great day and keep smiling.

-Rob and Tonya


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