Monday, July 29, 2013

Remember This? Well....TA DA!!

A few weeks ago I posted these fabric swatches for a client's Master Bedroom....

Here is a little peak at how the fabrics have all come together for the bedding.....

We are ecstatic with the colors and I am officially ordering myself some of those pink suzani pillow covers! 

Some of the fabrics made their way over to the window seat...

There is so much more to come! I just HAD to share the progress! 

Hope you all have a fabulous week!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Powder Room Inspiration

Sometimes inspiration just hits me at the most random times and because of the most random a bottle of face lotion.........

I know. I'm nuts. But notice the very light peach-y color of the pump?

That's what made all of this happen in my brain....

A subtle peach NEVER occurred to me until I was washing my face this morning and glanced up at the lotion, which happened to pick up on the peachiness of my capiz shell accessories, and tie in with the counter top...which may or may not be staying...

But it's important when you consider a color for ANY room to also consider how that color looks ON YOU. Seriously, if you think that you can't wear certain colors based on how they make you appear, it's the same for the paint on your walls. Every time you look in the mirror, there it will be, and most times right next to your face. Even worse, lighting can be tricky, and horrible lighting mixed with a bad paint color can make you go nuts over your complexion. Before you know it you'll be calling a dermatologist for no good reason.

 So, do yourself a favor and pick a color that compliments your skin.


And maybe the peachy color will make it's appearance via a pattern similar to the one on these walls........

Notice how the colors in the background compliment the skin of the model? She's all peach-y pink and adorable.

A campaign style vanity is also on my wish list.....

 (thank you House Beautiful July/August 2013)

....or some other campaign style details......

and I kinda want to mix the campaign style with a bit of shabby chic by adding some shabby chic light fixtures....

Without a shabby chic touch, it wouldn't feel like my space.

AND a new mirror is necessary...

but I am still looking for the perfect one!

So, that's what my brain did this morning and now I want to get started on the powder room.

Nothing is safe around me. Absolutely nothing.

Monday, July 8, 2013

What to Put on the Table:

I am a fan of centerpieces.

Especially pretty ones that can save me from having to get up once I am sitting down with my fork in my hand. 

You know how they say not to bother a dog while it is eating or else it might get territorial or angry and bite your face off? Same goes for me. 

So, I keep some things on the table cuz I'm NOT getting up to get them.....

.....I will use my fingers as utensils before I let another five seconds get between me and my food. 
Maybe that's a bit of a stretch but some days, not really.

I would also like to leave extra plates and glasses like this:

and I would also like to install a magic water fountain in the center of the table that my daughter can reach so that when I forget to get her a drink (which I always do because my brain likes to deny the fact that there is a little person in our house with needs) and then she can just reach over and get it herself from the magic water fountain! AND I can get the Mother of the Year Award! 

I do love some relaxed and easy feeling decor on my table. Like this:

But, I had to face the facts. Contrary to popular belief, patience DOES NOT come with age, at least not for me, so as much as I think that I want to have pretty centerpieces, I just can't. I will still shop for them because I can't help it, but I have to keep things simple and useful. If you're similar to me, first of all, I'm sorry, because I'm not sure that there is help for us and our lack of patience. Second of all, now you have some inspiration and permission to leave silverware on the table!

You're welcome!!