Tuesday, October 21, 2014

life/blog update plus recent bonus room design

Let me start by apologizing for my recent blog post frequency which has been spotty at best; life continues to try to creep into this passion of mine.  Problem is, I don't see it slowing down any time soon.  Between my new (5ish months) "real" job, my son starting kindergarten and actually now having homework, and my personal and client design projects, the blog seems to get pushed down to the bottom of the list.  I'll still continue to maintain the blog as best I can and try to share some design projects and style inspiration along the way, but I can't say I'll be able to post like I wish I could.  I know you all understand and for that I am grateful :)!!  Thank you thank you thank you for being my fans, my friends, and my supporters!

With that, I wanted to share a recent design board I did for a friend who was wanting to create an escape for her husband.  I can't say I wouldn't like to escape to this room right now :).

What do you think?  Need help styling a space?  Contact me, and I'll be happy to assist!

Friday, October 10, 2014

friday's fab finds

Happy Friday! Focusing on sale pieces today with one special green lamp (warning:  it's expensive!) thrown in because I love it!  Enjoy!  Have a great weekend friends :).

recycled glassware (SALE!) || navy handbag (SALE!) || green lamp || peacock pillow || gold candles || measuring spoons (SALE!) || vanity mirror (SALE!) || floral lace mirror (SALE!) 
|| quilted towels ( SALE!)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

wishin' and hopin'

I've never been one that has struggled to make a Christmas list (I'm not sure if that is a good or bad thing…I'm thinking bad) but that doesn't mean I don't LOVE buying for others.  I've been sneakingly listening to my family over the last months and have a good start on my gift giving list ;).  As such, I thought I'd make it super easy on my family (Hey, Gray.  Are you listening?!  ;)), and share my "want" list :).  Many of these goodies you've seen in prior posts!

booties || mouse pad || coffee mug || dinner napkins || running shoes || gold flatware || rabbit wine opener || gold-rimmed stemless wine glasses || elements of style book

Monday, October 6, 2014

makeover monday

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you've seen some shots of our #sunroomredo which is finally coming together (and if you don't follow me, please do :)).  I have to say, the room is quickly becoming one of my favorites in our home.  It's just so bright and happy, and I love it!  Here's a link to the style board I had originally put together for the space.  One of the key pieces in the room is a love seat that I had made over, and I am THRILLED with how it turned out.  It's a high quality piece, made by Hickory Chair which I am so grateful to have inherited from my mom.  To be such a little guy, he is super heavy which just goes to show how well made it is.  Definitely one of those pieces that is worth a redo.  Here's a before picture…

When I decided that I wanted to make it over and use it in our sunroom, I knew I had to give it a little different look.  It was just a little too "dinky"/short looking and especially for my sunroom which has 9 foot ceilings.  Thanks to my fabulous upholsterer, my vision was executed flawlessly.  What I asked for was:

1) Remove skirt
2) Split the seat cushion into two cushions and make them more substantial (I wanted more height.)
3) Split the back cushion into two cushions and make them more substantial (Again, we needed height.)
4) Contrast welting

And this is how it turned out….

Amazing, right!!  It doesn't even look like the same piece!  And the fabric…ahhhh…I'm in love!  I found it at Shelby Fabrics; my new go to place for all my fabric needs :).

Here it is installed in our sunroom….

I still have some finishing touches to put on the room but am just loving it so far.

So, what do you think?!  Moral of the story is…don't steer away from a "dinky" piece of furniture, especially when it's a high quality piece.  AND, find an awesome upholsterer who can execute on your vision :).  Need help creating that vision?!  Reach out…I'd love to help you find and/or design that new special piece for your home!  xoxo