The plan for today is to go downtown to the Merchandise Mart design showrooms and talk to the Carlisle person about wood floors, buy some paint samples from the Farrar & Ball guy, and just generally look at tile / bath / lighting stuff some more. Then I'm going to meet Kevin at Soupcan to look at copper and zinc counters. Kevin and I are both still in love with this island countertop (and the paint color too), so now we need to find out what it'd cost. My mom seems sort of bewildered that we're not going with granite, and it's not that granite isn't beautiful, because it is, but there's just something about the patina on that zinc that's calling to us. Plus, as a nice bonus, period-appropriate!