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Styling

Got some more goods for the "teen girl" room.
It will be installed over the next week or so ... can't wait!
 
 
And ... just finished styling a client's bookcase.
 
 
 
 I wrote about this room here. So here's where we started...

the Before, Before


And then floor to ceiling built-in bookshelves were added
and these fabulous sconces.
 
 


Before Styling 



After Styling...
 
 






Thanks for reading!! xoxo

Four things under $30 that changed my life and more client progress on client's neutral, dark gray room...


I hate to iron. In fact I NEVER iron.
 I hate to look wrinkled even more.
Enter...
 
My Little Steamer

HSN
$29.99

 I use it for all my clothes and to steam wrinkles out of draperies.
Does it work,  you ask?
Like a charm.
 
 
 
 
Bobby Brown's
Pot Rouge Lips and Cheeks
in Pale Pink 11
 
 
bobbi brown
$26.99
Looks a lot like clown makeup but looks so natural on!
 
 
Best. Hairspray. Ever
 
$14.99 available at drugstores everywhere


Lavender Vanilla oil post shower.
European women treat themselves to crèmes and oils and really take care of their skin. When I use the oil I feel kinda worldly and exotic. And it smells so good and I swear it relaxes me!!:) Hence the name SLEEP.
And just a dab will do!

 Bath and Body works
$16.99

Okay so the construction is complete on my client's room. Fireplace, built-ins, lighting, and bar hardware and counter top installed. But we still have a looooong way to go.

The feel of this room is traditional with a few modern yet sophisticated touches. All fabrics and upholstery are either leather, crypton,  sunbrella or coated because they have 3 small, beautiful kids under the age of 7.

 I stopped in today so I thought I would show you the latest and greatest!
And show you where it all started.

And of course in typical fashion these are crappy iphone pictures.

Bar area BEFORE

 
 NOW

Cabinet was painted high gloss white. Marble counter top and brass hardware was added.
Walls were painted Chelsea grey by Ben Moore.

Oh and the baby seat? by GRACO.
I swear this client has the cutest sweetest kids ever.... just like her:)


Fireplace BEFORE


Fireplace Now

Plank Board was added and westport sconces by Circa Lighting.
I kept the remote control in there cause I'm keepin it real!



Sofa area Before


NOW

Built-ins were added along with really cool sconces also from Circa Lighting.

Now don't you worry your pretty little heads. These shelves are not styled yet -- sometimes I bring stuff from my house to give a client an idea of how we're going to style the shelves before I actually go shopping.

AND... she's hosting Easter so she will have some stuff to occupy the shelves:)


Chesterfield and coffee table both found at RH outlet



 
 
 

So we need to style the shelves and add a few finishing touches but the best part to be added will be these amazing window treatments... this is our inspiration!


It's gonna be awesome!!

I'm just so happy this amazing family is back in their room enjoying it after some serious construction. I can't wait for them to celebrate Easter with their family and relax and enjoy their new space!!
Thanks for reading xoxo!!
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My dog broke my computer, black trimmings and client updates

And we're back.
 
 I went radio silent for a bit last week because my 70 pound golden doodle was lounging on the sofa next to my computer and stretched his legs and BAM! Computer hit the floor smashing my screen. 

Oh well, luckily the screen was covered by a two-year warranty I have absolutely no recollection of purchasing but must pat myself on the back for having the foresight to do so. I really do surprise myself sometimes:)

Anyhoo, I've got lots to get too...
 I know I should be obsessing over holiday decorating and gift-giving.

 But I'm not.  

So I thought I'd share my current obsession ...  black trimmings and I'm not talking for the tree.











All images via pinterest

I know I've touched upon this subject in my last post.

 But I'm thinking a  great way to dabble in this rich and glam black paint thang is to start with one room and paint out the windows (they have to be wood with wood inserts), french door or trim in one room and see what you think. Like we learned in kindergarten just a dab will do.

But, I'll betcha a million dollars you'll love it. I know it's scary but it's just paint, right? I'd love for you to take the plunge in your own home and send me pictures of your project. I have a few clients who are almost convinced!!! Hoping to share their progress in the new year.

Speaking of clients....

I've got a big WOW factor planned for this big, empty indigo blue wall!
I first saw this artwork on Calling it Home's blog and have been dreaming about using it ever since.




Four of these babies on either side of the window.




HELLO MAJOR IMPACT!!!

You can buy these prints or other fabulous ones from the amazingly talented Jennifer at the Pink Pagoda's etsy shop hereOnce they're
 hung I'll share!

One last client update .... You know I 've been singing the praises of Crypton fabric for clients who have small children, muddy dogs and messy husbands.

I just went to check on the progress of a family room where we covered two chairs in a greyish linen crypton fabric and there has been red wine,  baby spit-up and messy, grimy snack-filled hands all over these chairs and guess what???

They look brand new!!

Here's a looksie. Now we 're doing some MAJOR construction in this room so I won't share the whole room pics yet but here's a sneak peek.



Here's the awesome crypton chairs -- do you see that drink table in between from Bliss studio?? 

here

It's a fabulous, sturdy and stylish brass table for those of you with small kids. It's heavy and won't tip over like a garden seat and wont break like a glass table yet it's stylish funky and modern!

The yellow paint will be replaced with

 
DRAMA!!!!

Benjamin Moore's Chelsea grey - a deep rich grey paint. Who knows we might even go crazy and paint the trim the same color in high gloss. If not we're going with a crisp white!!

We are installing built-ins on either side of a window painted white or grey with this sconce above the shelves.

 
These sconces will go on either side of the fireplace in brass.
 
 
 
 
This Flush mount will light up the ceiling
 
 
 
 
 
All available from Circa Lighting.

This ikat fabric will make an appearance by way of a few pillows mixed in with some grey leopard ones.

Beacon Hill

And the fabric to the far right will serve as trim on the neutral curtains.



This table in a dark rich wood


restoration hardware

And this classic sofa



will be paired with these ottomans.




Thoughts, questions, concerns??

I think I may want to move in after I get finished with this space.

Want help getting this look for your home or need some of that crypton fabric in your house?? Shoot me an email!

Thanks for reading!!! XOXO
Happy Shopping and Decorating and when your done please come by and do my house!!