Sunday, January 27, 2013

Gray, White, and Pink


The layers of the office are coming together!!

I added some gray stripes (paint color: Polished Silver by Valspar)


You can see them a bit  better here....




Also on my favorite list is this non-typical, business card holder! 
It's a vintage glove/scarf holder that I found at The Leggy Bird Designs, one of my favorite little shops located in downtown Libertyville, IL. I have actually wanted one for a long time and then there it was, right when I really needed it! I love it when that happens!

Let me not forget my most favorite pic of my little booger, Miss Bailey. 


Her face a mess with delicious frosting from Linnea Bakery. As it always should be!


Sweet little white and gray chairs from Home Goods, only $99 each! At first I had plans of striping the backs or putting my logo in the little circle backs, BUT the more practical side of me started to talk and it said, "Kelle, you might have a client who needs these chairs some day, so you better leave them alone!" 
Practical side won.

As for the pink and white ikat dot pillows.....I am a little in LOVE with them! Thanks a MILLION Mom!!
I fail to mention often enough how awesome my Mom is. She always swoops in to help me with my sewing projects AND with watching my daughter so that I can make fabulous homes happen! I really wouldn't know what to do without her. I have to figure out how to clone her, and my husband, and while I'm in the cloning business, I might as well clone my dog and my daughter as well. Heck, why not my fabulous client/assistant/good friend Heather too!! 



Anyway, back to the office where cloning DOES NOT happen, this table is from Target...surprised?? 
The contrast between feminine and masculine is always a necessity and this little metal table does the trick! 
The little vase....Crate and Barrel.....it goes by the name of Kiki. I find that name fitting.
And my favorite inspiring book collection; The Little Black Book of Style, by Nina Garcia; Living With What You Love, by Monica Rich Kosann; and Good Bones, Great Pieces, by Suzanne & Lauren McGrath. Now I just need to bring in a Tricia Guild design book and I'll be set! 




To add a little more vintage whimsy, there is the vintage chandelier lamp from Embellished Heart, and it's twin sister may be coming to join her very soon!! 

You know who else is awesome???
My hubs. He builds whatever I ask him to. He's my handyman/woodworking angel...who can, at times,  be mistaken for Marky Mark. I'm just sayin.


He built me this nice little box for these birch branches and now I have a nifty coat rack! 
This girl = blessed!


AND last but not least, no space is complete without fresh flowers!


Thank you Summer's Garden of downtown Kenosha!! 

There is so much more to come and I am so thankful and excited to be able to share with all of you!!

All the BEST!!


Monday, January 14, 2013

A Little Peak.....



....at what I've been up to at the office....


....stenciling!! That's right. That thing I love to torture myself with!!

At first, I was like, "Why do I do this to myself!! I hate stenciling!!" and then as it gets easier and progress is made I am so happy that I made myself do it. Kind of like exercising. You know what I mean.

I also learned that the stencil can sense fear. It will mess with you if you approach it without complete confidence. Like a wild animal, it can sense your fear and it knows when to go in for the kill. So, my advice when it comes to stenciling, is to act like you were born to stencil and don't let it's nasty fangs or killer stare get to you. It's just messing with you. Probably because it is more scared of the paint than you are. 

Show that stencil who the boss is!!




Monday, January 7, 2013

It's A Start!!



"Start"
Weird word isn't it??
The "tart" part is the best part.

Anyway, lots of new starts happening in the land of Kelle lately!! 

For one, KDI has an office!!! Seriously. It's for real!


Here is one little wall where I have one little chair.
Like I said, it's a START!
This girl means business and you know that there is so much more to come!!

Like the spotlight desk from Crate and Barrel, which is on it's way to this very empty space.



Does it make me a nerd if I can't wait to line up my sharpies and highlighters in the drawers?

I think I know the answer to that question.

I did a little mock-up a few weeks ago.....when I was only half serious about taking this space for my office........

It's a little scatter brained, and heavy on pillows, but once you start adding them you just can't stop!! Same thing with light fixtures and antlers....and...anyway, FOCUS Kelle....back to my office design, I still don't really have a plan, I just know a desk is coming and I'm gonna use it! Happily.

Also starting is the finishing touches on this GORGEOUS kitchen....



It's my dream kitchen. 
Not MY actual kitchen, but a client's kitchen, and I am really super excited about it!! 
It might not be mine, but a girl can pretend! We have some more little decor items to add, possibly a light fixture, and a shade for the window. I am sooooo happy to be working with this client and this kitchen!

You know what else has strangely brought lots of happiness to my day....



Kale. 

Who knew kale could be this pretty??!?

I have lots of other projects that have just gotten started, which is really why I haven't blogged in a couple weeks......it's just been crazy! BUT as you can probably tell, I am super excited about them all and can't wait to share more! 

If you have any helpful / cool office ideas let me know! Hope you are all having a fabulous week!