Thursday, May 5, 2016

One Room Challenge - Week 5 - Industrial Media Cabinet


Eeeek! We're almost there friends, and I'm feeling pretty good about our One
Room Challenge progress. Don't get me wrong we've still got some major pieces to
 finish up that will be down to wire, including our draperies. Now I'm on to obsessing
 over the weather, and checking my phone app hoping the little rain clouds turn to
 sunshines for our photos.    

If you'd like to catch up:

The Mister got in on the plan!  
My client called last week and said he'd like a 75" TV and wondered if I thought it
 would be too big. :)  Haha! Since TVs are measured diagonally it's only 66" wide.


We were on the hunt for a BIG media cabinet and found this vintage industrial
style with antique white finish. It's been a big lovefest - they love the TV and
we love the cabinet.


Remember the before of our chair - it's a tad better with a zebra print and custom pillow.
There's a sneak peek of the Craigslist secretary we scored last week too.



I worked on framing art, a gallery wall, and we're still deciding on some accessories.



 I know I'm not the only ORC participant that breathes a huge sigh of relief
at the sign of the Fed Ex truck. Yesterday our rug arrived - do you spy the driver
 hauling it across the street?!!


I can't wait to share the room with all of you next Thursday,
I want a do over at my house!

You can check out my previous One Room Challenge Reveals:

Spring 2015 - Another Craigslist Bedroom - Featured Designer
Fall 2014 - Craigslist Bedroom - Participant
Spring 2014 - My Kitchen - Featured Designer
Fall 2013 - My Master Bedroom - Featured Designer
Spring 2013 - My Bathroom - Featured Designer

Are you following along with all the other ORC participants' projects, such a crazy
 amount of inspiration from lots of favorite bloggers and former ORC designers!
 You can check it out at Linda's @ Calling It Home.

And the 20 featured designers are knocking it out of the park!
Check them out here.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

My Five Favorites ~ Ways to Decorate an Outdoor Space


For our Five Favorites topic this month we're sharing our Favorite Ways to Decorate
an Outdoor Space. We had more than our share of snow in April and I'm jealous
 seeing those of you who got a jump start on your outdoor areas and gardens. I'm 
hoping to get out there soon and spiff mine up. I'm sure these friends have some
great ideas for me to steal ~ be sure to check them out!  

Jennifer @ Dimples & Tangles

I'm so excited to welcome our guest this month Julia @ Cuckoo 4 Design is one of 
the most genuine and talented in our blogging community. I think she gets up an hour
early to leave kind comments on all the blogs! On top of that, she's an awesome mom,
 has a huge heart for animals, and is always the one caring for strays, too sweet!
Oh, and she's created an amazing outdoor space! Green thumb, maybe?  
  
Cuckoo 4 Design 

My Five Favorites

#1
Umbrella
I love to use umbrellas to define seating areas and give them a more intimate feel. 
They're also a great way to add a pop of color or pattern to define your style,
whether classic, coastal or preppy.
  
    
#2
Potted Boxwoods
 One year instead of planting pots of flowers I planted several pots of boxwoods
for our deck. I didn't think they would survive the Colorado winter and planted them
in our yard at the end of the season. I loved the classic formal look, I think I'll do
 it again this year.  #lazygardener


#3
Pillows
 What can I say?
 Nothing makes a statement like pretty bold pillows!
  

#4
Lighting
The possibilities for lighting are endless and the ambiance cant be beat. 
I haven't figured out a great plan for stringing pretty bulbs across our deck...yet.
 (This is the year!) 
I include lots of hurricanes for candles, lanterns, and oil torches.  
  



#5
Mirror
A mirror is a fun, unexpected addition that can offer a pretty reflection of greenery, 
or boring siding in this case.  Haha! :)
Be sure to put it in a space where birds won't run into it.


Don't miss these ladies' My Five Favorites:

Jennifer @ Dimples & Tangles
Julia @ Cuckoo 4 Design

You might like these previous Five Favorites, too:



Friday, April 29, 2016

TGIF - The Gems I Found


Enjoy the weekend friends,
we're only getting 5" of snow this weekend! :)
Less talk, more action ~ great inspiration to participate in life



A classic ~ Cafe Stripe 9' Umbrella $59


IKEA Solar Powered Pendant Lamps get an A+ for ambiance.


Cinco de Mayo, friends, margaritas,
my favorite Fish tacos w/Chipotle Cream and Grilled Corn with Spicy Butter & Lime
Muy Bien!



Inspired by the simplicity and symmetry of Emily's pretty porch.



Thursday, April 28, 2016

One Room Challenge - Week 4 - Craigslist Scores!!!


Thanks so much for stopping by to check in on Week 4 of the ORC!
It's crunch time, and there is still a boatload of shopping on our list for my client's
Great Room. I'm keeping this short and sweet and going to bed so I can be up with
 the chickens and at it.    

If you'd like to catch up:

Week 3 - Sofas & a Stool

The Craigslist Gods smiled upon us! :) 

 I was on the hunt for some sort of console to place behind the sofa. 
In my Craigslist search I came across this pretty piece on the left, I thought we could
take it up a notch by painting the diamond shape wood detail gold to look like
metal. When my client went to pick it up she texted this photo saying
she LOVED this secretary they were selling, and would be willing to sell her existing one
 to replace with this. Unfortunately, the seller thought it was a VERY valuable antique and
 she left with just the console. :(
It took several days of negotiating but he finally came around and we couldn't
be happier, it's gorgeous!   


Here's a peek at our console with the detail highlighted in gold. 
Rub 'n Buff is your BFF!  


And, we scored this fabulous, comfy, tufted leather chair. It has that timeless
character we were looking for to achieve a collected style. 
We've been searching for the just-right side table or garden stool and need to make a 
decision.     


The secretary will fit perfectly in the space to the left of the fireplace,
 and leather chair to the right. 


 We decided on our rug and have our fingers crossed it will be here in time,
we cut it close! These were our top three, all from World Market,
 do you have a favorite?   




 This week we'll be focusing on drapes, a media piece and artwork. 

You can check out my previous One Room Challenge Reveals:

Spring 2015 - Another Craigslist Bedroom - Featured Designer
Fall 2014 - Craigslist Bedroom - Participant
Spring 2014 - My Kitchen - Featured Designer
Fall 2013 - My Master Bedroom - Featured Designer
Spring 2013 - My Bathroom - Featured Designer

Are you following along with all the other ORC participants' projects, such a crazy
 amount of inspiration from lots of favorite bloggers and former ORC designers!
 You can check it out at Linda's @ Calling It Home.

And the 20 featured designers are knocking it out of the park!
Check them out here.


Friday, April 22, 2016

TGIF ~ The Gems I Found


Happy Friday friends, enjoy these gems! 


Stephanie Kraus Designs fabulous Kitchen Before & After

What's Ur Home Story gave these bar stools a new life.

Brooke @ Velvet & Linen shares the varieties of roses throughout Patina Farm.
Telluride Place Setting  - geometric in black and with subtle touches of gold.


Yum! Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Almonds here

Seleta shared 'How Stylish Notes Make You Smarter.'


This week's favorite vignette...

One Kings Lane - Heidi Merrick


Have the BEST weekend! 


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