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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

2010 Color Trends are.......

Its hard to believe 2009 is almost done, and its time to start looking towards 2010. I will attending a Benjamin Moore 2010 color trends seminar today.....stay tuned for the low down on what's hot for next year!


Monday, October 5, 2009

Studio Bon

I am very excited to hear that fellow Dallasite, Bonnee Sharp of Studio Bon, has just partnered with F. Schumacher to distribute her line of fabrics. Check them out here. She does amazing work, and all are hand-printed, so you really get a hand-made, customized look in each run.



Loving these vintage barstools. If only I needed them.....I think they could really work with a number of different styles from a sleek retro modern look to a warm, rustic classic look. They come from Three Potato Four, a Brooklyn based company that specializes in one of a kind finds.



Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Foyer Complete


Here it is! I am even pleased to say it only cost  $10.  $7 for a can of oops paint in "Timothy Straw" at Benjamin Moore, and $3 for the painters tape.  I also moved the Flor area rug from the kitchen to the entry, which I really think completes the look.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Design Inspiration

Inspirational photo + the pattern in my drapes

photo courtesy of F.Schumacher & Co


Foyer in progress.......The tape is up and the painting begins!!! I knew I wanted to do something in the foyer to brighten things up, and I loved the idea of a wallpapered accent wall. However, budget and the fact that I don't own the place really wasn't letting me do that. I've got a good amount of pattern running throughout, so I needed to be careful not to overdo it. As I was browsing the Schumacher website for a client, I came upon a Trina Turk design that I loved, and realized its very similar to the patterns I've got in my drapery and area rug. I tweaked the pattern design a bit and came up the with the one above..

Stay tuned for the final reveal tomorrow and then its on to the next project, my home office/kitchen area, which is in dire need of more storage space and a more cohesive feel.



Monday, July 20, 2009

Foyer Update



A year after moving into our place, and 11 months after putting down the paint cans I'm once again going on a home improvement binge.....it hits me about every 6 months. This time of course, I'll be documenting the changes for all to see!
I hope to show people that even designers don't always have a perfect home- do I dare say its like the Cobbler who's kids don't have shoes? Well, maybe not quite, but my place is a work in progress like most people.

This is for the many friends and aquaintances who've apologized to me about the state of their home before I've even stepped inside....and to show you what you can do to make your place better even if you are a renter like us.

So my foyer is a cream and brown disaster. I need color! Lucky for us, our landlord said it was okay to paint the walls (probably because the apartment hasn't seen a coat of paint in 10 years). In return, I promised to choose colors that would be fairly neutral....but this place is about a neutral as one can get, so some necessary color is in order.

Stay tuned for the after which is almost complete.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Bath Design

Here's the latest brainstorming ideas for a friend of mine who is redoing their small bath in a classic cape cod style home. They currently have white and black subway tiles that are original to the 1950's home, but they wanted to warm it up a bit. To keep it feeling light, bright and spacious I incorporated white beadboard tiles and light color that remain warm. The neutral octogan floor tile warms things up along with the "biscuit" color 2x1" tiles I suggested for the the shower stall floor to ceiling. I'd like to top off the modern cottage look with a classic vessel sink and simple chrome fixtures. I've also suggested finding an antique cabinet they can use as the vanity.

I'll be keeping tabs with them, and hope to get and a before and after pic.Shad Bath
Shad Bath by meghabeth on Polyvore.com

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Baby Nest


Just came across the amazing little baby bassinet called Mawok. This Swedish company makes baby products that are at once modern and organic. I love the flexibility of the bassinet to easily pack in your suitcase eliminating the need to bring the Pack 'n' Play!

Welcome

Welcome! This Blog is dedicated to all things related to house and home.  It will be geared towards redesign- the idea of decorating with things items you already have in your home and turning old into new.

I've decided to start my blog with being green in mind.  Tonight is Earth Hour.  At 8:30pm participants will turn off the lights in their homes for 1 hour.  Vote Earth by turning your light switch off.