Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Stencil Reveal....

I let you have peak earlier.....Now here is the whole thing!

There are few new additions. 
Two black lamp shades.  You may recall that the shade on the vine lamp used to be white. When I purchased the original shade I knew that I would get all sassy and dramatic one day and need a black one, so naturally, I bought both!

Also, a new "crystal" lamp from Target! (are they really crystal?)

Don't you love Target?? 
If you don't, we can't be friends.

Of course the new lamp sits on top of my favorite Tricia Guild design book. 
(coincidentally matches my decor. funny how that works out sometimes :)

AND pink flowers are ALWAYS a necessity in my home. 
Preferably ranunculus, but roses are good too.

My favorite little birdie is still living on the green table.

It reminds me of these little creatures from Kate Spade.....

....irresistible, right?

Speaking of Kate Spade, I NEEEEEED these....

and these.....

ANYWAY, back to what I was talking about! It's SO EASY to get distracted by Kate. 

If you thought I was done adding pink to my house, you're wrong......Miss Bailey just received some pink stripes.....

...only a peak for now because I have one more wall to go!! 

This, appropriately pink, vintage Audrey, also followed me home one day.....

....and she is definitely here to stay! 


She is from Embellished Heart. I mean, OF COURSE she is! 
Where else in Kenosha would you find a vintage Audrey with a metal leopard frame?? 
No where. That's where.

Is more pink coming to the Dame house you ask?? Don't be ranunculus!

OF COURSE there is!!

by Caitlin Wilson Design

NO! I'm not getting a pink couch!!! Although one shouldn't put it past me!
See the pink detail on those drapes.....that's what I'm thinking. 

My other option is a black detail, but I've done that about nine hundred times now, so it's time to throw in some color! I think Audrey will approve. After all, she was a firm believer in pink.

I hope that if you love pink, or any other "girly" color, that you aren't afraid to use it in your home. If you're girly, be girly, and don't let anyone get in your way! AND if anyone EVER has something to say about your girliness, kindly refer them to me. I got your back.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Wintery.... what I prefer.

I am not one to go crazy with "Christmas-y"decor. I do not have Santas and elves and other Christmas-y things around the house. I don't know why. I guess it's just not my thing.

BUT the wintery look IS my thing.....

....I will get out some red pillows, some red and green candies, and maybe some winter-y looking art. 

The latest addition is this vintage New Yorker cover from December 1967. 
Framed in one of my favorite metal frames....Thanks to Chet at ArtWorks!!'s so NOT your typical metal frame! 
I love this line because of the little beaded detail. It adds some elegance to the metal, and that isn't always an easy thing to do.

So, That's about it for my Christmas decor.

The funny part about me not liking Christmas decor is that I live on a street called Christmas Lane!!

That's right. Of ALL the streets to live on.....I picked Christmas Lane, where everyone goes crazy with Christmas decor and the cars start lining the streets the day after Thanksgiving! It's a little crazy. I begrudgingly oblige with this tradition every year. I am kind of a grinch about it. I'll bet you wouldn't have guessed that about me.....but it's true!! I guarantee that if my husband did not do all the work, there would be zero lights on the house. I know. I'll say it for you...BAHHHumbug!! :)

Monday, December 3, 2012

One Step Closer.....

....towards my dreams for our bathroom....

A framed sea fan. An elegant touch of a silvery-bronze and something that feels beach-y without taking it over board. hahaha....over board...get it?? ok. Maybe I should keep my day job.

Now all I need is some marble tile, a nice soaking tub, a new vanity, new lighting, and a mirror....that's all. I don't ask for much!

Anyway, I love the lace-like shadows that these create on a white background! I wish I could actually capture some to show you. I'm sure you have seen these around, and I'm also sure that you noticed that they aren't cheap!! 

I figured out how to have one without paying $ can order a sea fan online for less than $10 and if you happen to have a local framer who doesn't charge 9 million dollars for every custom frame, mine is ArtWorks, then you can have something like this for around $150 instead of $300.

Your framer might end up hating you because these fans are very fragile and attaching them to a back piece is a pain, but that is where coffee, or holiday treats come in. Show up prepared and you'll be able to calm the framing beast. This is a VERY valuable tip that you received for free. You're welcome!

Our wall color is a very calming green from the Restoration Hardware collection. I think it is called Silver Sage. You can get towels to match!!

Hope you are all having a fabulous week!!