Here are a few of my favorite things right now from the land of Etsy. The sconce is rustic and yet the gold gives it sophistication. The art is graphic black and white. Something completely irresistible to me (as you well know.) Black and white again with the vase, a marbled mess that makes for an interesting piece of pottery. The chimes are a particular favorite of mine. I would not use them outside, but get 2-3 strands and hang them in a corner somewhere at varying heights as a piece of hanging sculptural art. The clock, is sleek and incredibly unique. The geode was hard for me to post, I wouldn't mind having it for my own home, but I would be happy if one of you enjoyed it instead.
It's always fun to troll the virtual halls of Etsy. Good stuff is always waiting to be found. Hope I maybe provided you with your next Etsy fix in the form of the wares shown above.
They are super different, but equally fab. I must note that this....
Mary McDonald fabric, is happening in the living room directly next to the dining room. So, I would definitely like to tie the pink into the design. Which is why I'm leaning toward the first, pinker rug option. No need to fret though. That antelope rug will still be used in the living room. Yum, yum!
I feel like either way it will be fabulous. With these options, how can it not!?!
Wanted to pop in before I took off for NYC tomorrow to give you a little peek into what the space looks like already. It's coming together so beautifully. Can't wait to get up there and finish it up!
The rug was the first purchase we made and I adore it...like really, really adore it. The coffee table was what I had in mind from the beginning. But, wasn't sure we would be able to find one we could afford. Yeah, we got super lucky and snatched this one up for crazy cheap.
We've still got a long ways to go before it's finished. But, I think it will look insane when its all done! Ill try and share some small snippets when I get back!
We have been making a big push to make this home our own. Up til the last couple of months, I have to admit we had been complacent. Downright lazy even, especially after the first wave of painting was over on the first floor. I think we just got tired of painting and just....stopped.
So....I wasn't even feeling like it was home and we've been here well over a year. I'd looked around and see other peoples colors in my bedroom, others peoples ummmm, taste. Something needed to be done, and so the paintbrushes came out (again,) and we are in the process of painting every square inch of the upstairs.
The project of the moment is the guest bedroom...
I'm concerned that I'm going to end up in Barney-land instead of chic-land. Mind you, the name of this color is smoky mauve. But, it is most definitely purple. I started cutting in, and that's where the painting came to a screeching halt. The further in I got, the more purple it got. I might just be overreacting. You know how you do when something catches you off guard and seems soooo extreme, when really it's minor. Yeah, that's where I am.
So, just for my own comfort, I decided to find some other "Barney" rooms....
It is literally 2 weeks 'til my little behind will be in NYC installing all of this goodness for the Cameo PR office 2.0. CAN.NOT.WAIT!!!
I just wanted to give you a little taste of some of the beauties that will be making up the finished space. I'm holding out on you guys, but these are some of the star pieces. Notice that these feel quite a bit more sophisticated and streamlined, much more so than the last office which felt more quirky and bespoke.
And if not, this might just be the pick me up you needed.
So, I promised you I would follow up when I had pictures of the leopard runner for one of my clients, whose home you have already had a peek into here and here.
Annnnd, I am making good on my word...
Yes, kids, it is amazing, absolutely freakin' amazing!
I am truly jealous and proud, all at the same time.
It may be one of the more glorious things I've seen in this life. Really, really loving it. If we were staying in this home indefinitely, I would totally do it. Seriously. But alas, that's not the case, so no bravery here. Would you do it...make the leopard statement?
Also, wanted to share some prettiness with you in the form of a little earthenware. I love the finish on them, which comes from pit-firing them. Really lovely and soft.
Just wanted to share some quirky/weird/cool trays I came across, and was inspired by. They are large enough to put a hook on the back and hang on the wall. What a unique statement that would make, eh? I'm obsessed with the kitty one (of course.)
On the homefront the stairway is finally being painted. From a lovely baby poop color, to clean white. Here is a progress shot...
Yikes, I know.
I'll show a finished shot here next week!
I might even bust out the ol' Canon. Been a while since I took some decent pics.
And, last but not least, a little client peak....
We are slowly bringing it all together. It's looking really amazing, I can't tell you how happy I am with it...HOWEVER, we have still got a looooong way to go. As it stands, the only thing done in here thus far is paint, wallpaper and lighting...NEXT we have the fun part. All those details! We have the traditional feel down, now we need to spice it up a little. Bring a little of that eclectic vibe that I know and love so well.
I'm thinking paint the chairs gloss black, have a soft blush pink for the chair seat, and possibly a Madeline Weinrib something or other for the rug. I would also like to replace that itty-bitty buffet under the window there with something twice its size. That poor little piece is dwarfed by this room and that wall. How's it sounding? Yum right?
So there you are...all caught up. Kinda.
I still need to bring you up to speed on Cameo PR 2.0, because it's really coming along beautifully. Can't wait til the end of April as I will be on a plane to NYC for the final install, and it's gonna be faaaabulouuuuus!
I wanted to give you all first crack at the sofa you see above you. A couple/few weeks ago (bad girl, I know) I had written that I had some fun news. That news is that Cameo Public Relations has grown so much that they are moving into a new, much larger office and yours truly will be designing that one as well. We are heading in a completely different direction so, unfortunately, the glorious little pink sofa you see above you needs to find a new home.
If you are in NYC (no shipping) and are interested please leave a comment with your email and I will get back with you.
I've been working with a client in DC on her living and dining room. The husband wanted modern and the wife wanted color. I brought both!
How fun are those mint end tables? And the artwork? Luckily, the husbands mother is an artist and is going to make the piece above. Which I have to say is brilliant, and such a budget saver. I found some spectacular plug in sconces to add a little shine. And, I have been obsessed with that rug for a while. So glad I am able to use it here.
It's been a fun job so far.
Things are picking up round these parts, and I could not be happier. There is a fabulous new development that I will let you in on in the next couple/few days. VERY excited about it!
It's not often that I plug a TV show (if ever.) Sure, they are entertaining and some are even worth my time. This one however, speaks to me. In the most basic and human way. She's trying to save the world, while saving herself. You can't help but love, and hate her. She is not only her own heroine, she is also the villain sometimes too. Aren't we all. This is why I can relate. She is searching and striving for something better. From time to time, she even attains it. The monologues are insane. Such words of wisdom to be found in each episode. Not to mention, the lessons gleaned, which are worth every bit of her struggle.
Season 2 just started. But like virtually everything, it's best to start at the beginning.
I have some work to show you today. Once again, crappy pics. Can't let it all out of the bag, you know? I'll be going back and really photographing it later.
So, all that's left to do is a little detail work (styling, finishing the bed dressing, etc.,) and it's officially D.U.N. - done.
Which is fabulous.
The wardrobe above was a bugger.
I'm not even going to go into the details of what it took to get it in the room. Let's just say I was sweatin' it. Big time. But, it all worked out in the end. And there it is. Spectacular, in all it's Burlwood glory.
We played with paint sheen big time. Same color, different sheen. The walls are eggshell, the trim and closet doors, suuuper high gloss. I love how it turned out.
Here are a few goodies to enjoy over the weekend. They have absolutely nothing in common with one another besides the fact that I enjoy them. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I have to say, it's a working weekend for me. But, it will be worth it. Back on Monday with a partial Master install to share. That makes me a happy girl.