Friday, August 26, 2011

Growing UP

My little peanut is six months old today. It seems like just yesterday that we brought little Elliott home from the hospital and now he is getting so big. One of my friends, Molly Jones took some darling photos of Elliott when he was 3 days old. I'm just now getting around to putting some finishing touches on his nursery and getting some of these fun pictures developed.

I'll be sharing some shots of my nursery next week, so stay tuned.
For now let me brag about my little boys!

Monday, August 15, 2011

The dining nook

Here are some pictures of a cute little dining nook I completed for a client earlier this year.
This little space is just off the bohemian family room I posted about a few weeks ago.

I love the texture of the grass shades and the mix of patterns in the pillows
And don't even get me started on the gorgeous chairs!
Seeing an outcome like this is one of the many reasons I LOVE my job!

Photos by the fabulous Sara Bateman

Open House Round 2

We're hosting another open house for all of you interested
in coming to see the Cape Cod style house I did with with Tiek Built Homes.

If you're in the area, join us Tuesday August 16th 6-9 p.m.
Email me, or to get the address.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Gorgeous Fretwork Chairs for Sale

Sometimes the perfect thing, turns out not to be the perfect thing for your space.
I recently ordered a pair of these gorgeous chairs for a client and they aren't going to work.
If you are interested in purchasing them, contact Stacey @ 801-755-5632 to view them.

They're selling for $275/each and are brand new. The retail for $1,000 a pair at Horchow.
They are the same ones that Windsor Smith used in the gorgeous kitchen pictured above.

Hope they find a good home!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Find me on Houzz

I recently started writing ideabooks for Houzz. The first one just went up this week
and I'm excited to share my favorite faux bamboo furniture picks with you.

I'll be sharing ideabooks monthly so check back.

If you're interested in keeping up with some of my other activities, you can also follow me on pinterest where I'm often filing away products and deals that I'm searching out for my clients.

And if that wasn't enough, you can also find me on twitter where I've recently joined the club.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Done and Done

I am happy to report that after a few late nights and lots of rearranging, my recent project with
Tiek Built Homes came together beautifully! Thank you to everyone who came to the open house.
It was so fun to meet many of my blog readers and show off this beautiful house. In fact we've
had a such a great response and so many requests that we are in the process of
planning a 2nd open house next week If you are interested in attending, stay tuned.

We just had the house photographed yesterday so I'll be sharing the
finished rooms here on the blog soon. Right now I need to go take a nap.

photo by the lovely Miekel Reece

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The pink and orange girl's room

The girl's room in this house might be one of my favorite spaces.
My client has 2 girls ages 7 & 9 so we wanted to make a space for them that
was fun and cool with lots of color, but something that would last the pre-teen years.
and just because I know you will ask, the paint color in this room is Love and Happiness
by Benjamin Moore. It is beautiful and just warm enough without being too overwhelming.

Our original inspiration for the space came from this room by Palmer Weiss that was featured in Lonny:

The girls loved the bold orange headboards and the head shots pictured above the beds.
You'll have to stay tuned to the blog for our own interpretation of the look,
but I will give you a little sneak peek at the inspiration board:
We based the whole room scheme around this amazing Potalla pattern from
Quadrille and purchased pillows made out of it from Woody Liana on Etsy.

If you haven't signed up yet, register to attend the open house this Saturday.

Monday, August 1, 2011

The countdown is on!

This week is the final stages of installation for a house I've been working on with
Tiek Built Homes for the last few months. It's always really gratifying to a see a project
like this come together, but there are a definitely a lot of nerves, late nights, and even
sometimes tears involved in a large project like this. Doing a whole house with a
tight deadline can be such a big undertaking. Add other clients, a busy schedule,
a toddler and a new baby into the mix, I think you have a recipe for insanity.
We're on the countdown though and I'll be sharing snippets of how
the home is coming together all week long, so stay tuned.
Above is the inspiration board for the living room.
We wanted to go with some classic pieces, but pieces that still felt fresh and not too stuffy.
The inspiration for our color palette came from this kitchen nook from Serena and Lily.

Things are coming together and the sofa is getting delivered this week, but I have to say
I think my favorite part is going to be the window seat! I just can't get over the pillows!

If you're interested in attending the open house on Saturday,
you can sign up here and the address and info will be emailed to you.

Bohemian style with a modern twist

These pictures are of a family room I recently completed for a client. They were taken by the lovely Sara Bateman a few weeks back. One of the things that I love about what I do is that each project presents a new challenge, and ultimately a new style. My client Stacy wanted a space that felt bohemian and eclectic, but modern at the same time. What I love most about this space is the detail, pattern, and interest in it. Between the art, objects, and textiles there is so much to look at but because it is all unified by a simple color palette, it pulls together.

We used a microvelvet on the sofa (feels like velvet, holds up like microfiber and is great with kids) to soften the look and add coziness and a modern lacquered coffee table.The chevron rug is from Calypso Home.
My client Stacy had a great collection of art and prints that help bring an eclectic vibe to the space.
I love the texture these woven chairs bring in. These were the client's own, but I knew I didn't want this space to feel too new of contrived so we decided they would stay and just added some sweet little pillows to tie them in.

The media piece and coffee table are both by Bungalow 5 and add a sophisticated and modern feel to the space.

Little Lila was our assistant on the photo shoot. We're just finishing up her room
upstairs with the most gorgeous Thibaut wallpaper. I can't wait to share it with you!

The key to getting an eclectic look is all in the mix.
I love searching out interesting accessories to add some unexpected details.

So what do you think? I want to move right in.
Stay tuned later this week for another spot in the house!