Friday, August 26, 2016

TGIF ~ The Gems I Found

Happy Friday, lovely friends! 

Style Me Pretty - Pottery Barn

12 of the prettiest (and versatile) daybeds.

Loved this new take on leggings in the Wall Street Journal.

Lauren Leiss

Another stunning home by Lauren!  

Jade Scott - A Spoonful of Style

My perfect plaid top ~ sweet, pink and ruffled! 

Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges are on my list to try this weekend!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Project Update ~ A Productive Weekend!

Good Monday morning!
Do you guys remember when I found this cabinet on Craigslist, and 
Well...I'm not quite finished, but I made a big dent over the weekend, I was on a
 roll with the gold Rub 'n Buff!  

I haven't mentioned this client project yet, but we've revamped her entry,
 powder room, dining room and family room. We purchased this new bench
for seating at her dining room table, and I recovered it for her with this fun polka
 dot fabric. I was so excited to change out the original brown leather I totally
forgot to take a before pic, but you can see the retailer's photo below.
 And, I tried it out in my living room before loading it up! :)     

Have the best week, friends!

Friday, August 12, 2016

TGIF - The Gems I Found

Happy weekend, sweet friends!

Design - Studio McGee   Photograpy - Travis J. Photography  

This stunning remodel makes me want to go buy buckets of white paint!

TJ Maxx & Marshalls both had a great collection of 18 Month Planners (8" x 10")
 for $7.99 ~ super soft covers comparable to Moleskine Planners. These were four of
 several styles I narrowed down to text my friend because it's a BIG decision and
 I needed another opinion. Haha! We chose the pink one.
Design - Elizabeth Kimberly  Builder - Jackson & Leroy   Photos - Joshua Caldwell

Although my design style leans more eclectic, this home has amazing details,
from top to bottom. The lighting choices are top notch.

Perfect casual chic fall outfit, and hair!
FYI - the coat is not no longer available, but the post is sweetness overload.

The newest Instagram feed I'm following, The Potted Boxwood, is filled with
beautifully classic homes and pretty landscape inspiration.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Kate Spade's New Fabric Line Reveal

Kate Spade's new fabric line does not disappoint!
 It's filled with her signature style ~ beautiful vivid hues, polka dots,
 playful prints, and classic stripes.
A couple months ago I heard Calico Home would be carrying her new line,
it finally arrived at our store in Cherry Creek and my client and I were smitten.
I was able to snap a few photos of the stylish collection for you.
You can find it here, prices range from $50 - $150/yard. 
(Not all items in the collection are on the Calico website, you might check a local store.)

One of the employees in the store was working on a guest room using
Amapola - Maraschino. A big-impact, oversized floral print (far left) for the 
front of pillows and navy velvet on the back. So good!

Black and white done right.

I want a fitted dress with bell sleeves in the textured pink print like this
and shoes out of the gray and white Ocelot Dot. #playingfashiondesigner 
Or, maybe a Master Bedroom update. 

Boring neutrals ~ NOT!!!

Texture LOVE! 

Kate's fearless use of color ~ always inspiring. 

That little owl makes me want to have a baby and design a nursery with
these fun coordinates! :) 

 I could see this in a beach house, a nod to nautical a la Kate.  

Do you have a favorite? 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

My Latest Craigslist Score!

I've been scouring Craigslist for some sort of chairs for our deck that we could
 easily pull out for extra seating when we had larger groups of friends or family over.
I wasn't having any luck, but I wasn't willing to give up on my criteria.

1 - Stylish
2 - Comfortable
3 - Easy to Store

I loved this look I noticed on Copy Cat Chic a few days ago (via Emily Henderson on Facebook)
and it dawned on me that the Bamboo Director's Chairs I'd been waffling about could
 easily be made over with new covers! 
Don't the classic black and white stripes take these up a notch? So crisp and summery.

I lucked out that they were still available!
Vintage Bamboo Director's Chairs by Telescope 
I purchased four of them for a steal - $70!  
They're amazing ~ heavy duty, comfortable, in perfect condition and they fold up
nice and compact for storing during the winter. Oh, and the stylish bamboo!!! :)
The covers should be a slam-dunk
 sewing project, I just need to find the perfect striped fabric. 

Have you guys scored anything great on Craigslist lately?

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

A $100 Target Floor Lamp to Love

Today I dropped off the Threshold 3 Arm Arc Floor Lamp at my client's home.
 She loved it!
 It happened that I had a chance to see what it looked like in my family room.
I had Detail Boy put it together for her, and then our appointment got delayed,
in the meantime I put it in my family room ~ and loved it!
   It has a great modern form that's a perfect compliment to many styles.
If eclectic is your thing it would be a great addition,
 and the $100 price tag can't be beat. Nice job Target!  

Some of the reviews indicated they had trouble putting it together, but we didn't find
 that to be the case at all. It's very sturdy, has a heavy base, and nice linen like shades. 

I was sad to see it go!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

My Five Favorites - Ways to Mix Metals

Happy August friends!
 This month we're sharing our Favorite Ways to Mix Metals. Gone are the days when
it was frowned upon to mix finishes, and I can't wait to see how my pals have been
combining them. Be sure to stop by and check out their ideas.

Jennifer @ Dimples & Tangles

I'm thrilled to welcome to our talented guest Claire @ Claire Brody Designs! 
I've been a fan for awhile, but must confess I'm obsessed with the Classic, Modern
Living Room she designed for her parents - it's eclectic perfection and definitely one to
 analyze over and over! Check out her fabulous design portfoliio here

Claire Brody Designs

Here are my Five Favorites:

Sterling Silver & Brass
A timeless sterling silver tray easily mixes with brass accessories in this bedroom reveal,
or any vignette. 

Brushed Nickel & Gold
I used brushed nickel sconces paired with a mirror and artwork framed in gold in my
 bathroom reveal. I chose the ikat print fabric in the same tones as the metals
to coordinate.   

Here are the same sconces and mirror with my new paint color, Behr Mined Coal.

Chrome & Gold Details
I loved using modern chrome work lamps to add a bit of edge and keep the ornate gold
 details in my bedroom makeover from being too traditional. 

Faux Metal ~ Paints
 Hands down, my favorite metal mix in my house is faux! Shhh! 
Metallic Paint in Titanium and Martha Stewart Gold Gilding were my choices to create

Chrome & Brass Accents
Mixing metals adds so much interest to a kitchen, the warmth of these brass accents
is perfect with the chrome faucet. 

Stop by and check out these talented friends' favorites:

Jennifer @ Dimples & Tangles

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