Wednesday
Jul182012

Babies on the Mind 

Today I am over on Emma's gorgeous blog, The Marion House Book, sharing some baby essentials. She just had her second and I must say Orla is quite adorable. Emma has it all when it comes to design. She can put a room together like no other, style it to a tee, and then photograph it effortlessly. This is sweet Orla's nursery. I just adore it.

You can see my guest post here. I truly had so much fun putting a list together especially with all the goodies they have out there now.

Monday
Jul162012

Adding Pieces

Although this room was deemed "done" I was able to add a few more things... of course. The living room showcases my love of neutrals, texture, and rustic simplicity. In the end it seemed a tad flat and needed some shine. When I came across this end table at Homegoods I knew it was the missing piece. I adore the organic feel of it. I also knew I wanted something for that vintage metal wire basket. Once Pottery Barn had their orbs go on sale I snatched them up. I like how they fill the basket, but don't feel heavy. It was the lightness this room needed. Now it's done...

Thursday
Jul122012

A Light + Downward Spiral

I was absolutely floored after seeing Crystal Gentiello of Rue apartment featured on Apartment Therapy. It was so gorgeous I even thought reposting was worth it. It always surprises me though how the commenter's on Apartment Therapy blast everyone. What ever happened to "don't have something nice to say, then don't say anything at all"??? Most people said it looked staged and not lived in. I personally thought it was beautifully curated and could easily see me AND the kiddos living there easily. Anyhow, what got me most was the lighting in the kitchen. It is STUNNING! It is most definitely on my one day list. Someone left a comment with the source for the pendant and a wall sconce. I am in awe. So much in awe I built a whole dream kichen around it...

Faucet | kitchenaid |pendant | buther block island | pottery | tile | soapstone sink

Tuesday
Jul102012

The Office {my home}

Here is a peek into my new office and my many unfinished projects. Ha. After selling the spin bike, it opened this nook in the master up so I took full advantage and made it into my office. It's where I manage the shop, KJP, decorating projects, and house hold duties. Ideally I would love the office to be its own room, but I am working with the space I have. It is pretty much complete, but I do plan on moving the computer in here once the kiddos go to school. I will site a few things, but if there is something that I am missing just let me know and I will update the list.

The Office:

Tassels made by me for last week's party which I still need to share!

Shelves Ikea

Desk is old, but painted Old Ochre with the clear wax by Annie Sloan

Desk chair antique

Wire basket from World Market

Brass lamp from Restoration Hardware years ago

Swivel stool Homegoods

Wastebasket from Target

Calendar from Bubbo

John Audubon Bird prints bought at Barnes & Noble on clearance framed by me {tipped off here}

Binders Russel & Hazle which I need many more of

Sea Urchin vase and candle sconces from Tracery

Metal magazine rack is vintage

Pillow is by Lace Field Designs | Chair and rug are from Homegoods

Monday
Jul092012

July 9th {8 years ago}

Last week I kept on thinking the 9th was an important date. I even managed to give myself a made up deadline for a client. Finally it all became clear once I repeated the date many times... TODAY is our 8 year anniversary! It doesn't seem possible to have been that long, but at the same time it feels as if the Mr. has always been there. I am one blessed woman to  be able spend my life with him. He truly is the most sincere, humble, creative, beautiful person I have encountered. We had our first date on New Years, were engaged by that March, then married in July. Such a whirlwind it was. My dress came in the same week as the wedding. Didn't have the time to fit it perfectly so it was a tad big. The bridesmaids dresses were from Express. It was before you go to J.Crew and get fab dresses last minute. Our cake collapsed onto the grooms cake the night before, but it was fixed beautifully. Not exactly what I had in mind, but at least we had a cake. The wedding was held at an old mansion in downtown Birmingham. For the 300+ people we had we only had the option to have it outside. It started to rain as we walked back as husband and wife. So many people contributed to our day to make it perfect. We had a small budget and if it weren't for all those that chipped in with all their talents it wouldn't have been possible and as lavish as it was. Even my mother and good friend drove themselves mad by making ALL the desserts for the dessert only reception. I think she is still regretting that one, but it meant the world to me. Oh, and did I mention the Mr is one brilliant song writer? I was in tears to say the least. Maybe one day I will share it.