Tuesday, February 26, 2013

It just makes me happy


I love beautiful fabrics!

Here's what I'm goo-goo-ing over right now:

Lanka Oyster by John Robshaw -- you have to see this fabric in person -- it is amazing!  I had the good fortune of having the opportunity to make some pillows for a client out of this recently and I'm smitten!


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Fabric + Chair = Happiness

I spotted this pretty chair on Saraslist today:

I"m obsessed with looking for chairs online.  I can't help it.

And you know I love wild fabric prints! 
 I'm visualizing it upholstered in this gorgeous Lee Jofa fabric!

 (And.....big smiles over here....I just purchased this fabric on ebay!)


Monday, February 18, 2013

Sweet little chair

Every bedroom needs a place where you can throw your clothes, right?

This sweet little Victorian chair was just itching to be my clothing depository:

My recent bedroom redesign, left me with several fabric options for the chair----

Sweet isn't it?


Thursday, February 14, 2013


Read any good books lately?

My friends and I have!

We had a fun little (girls only - book club) dinner soiree, pre-Valentines Day -- 
where my peeps and I discussed this book.

It's a quick read, and a great 'whodunnit' murder mystery, with a zinger of an ending!

Our dinner tablescape reflected some of the topics in the book:

You know, in a legal thriller, there's always 'the suspect's fingerprint' -- so we had fun with our placecards:

The 'murder weapon' was a knife -- and the 'location of the murder' was in the park -- (don't worry, I'm not spoiling the book for you!) -- so we stabbed some grass as the centerpiece.....and of course, the gavel represented the court system.....

 Then my friend Lauren started messing with the camera.....

And next thing you know, we are posing for book club pictures!

How 'bout you?  Read any good books lately?

Oh, and, I love my friends!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Before and After - Bedroom

Well, it's done (mostly).  

Here's a preview of the re-do of my son Petie Pie's bedroom!

Now that he's off to college, this is more of a 'guest room' (and a laundry folding area for me!)

 Here it is before:

It all started with this rug that I got on ebay, which I made into a long lumbar pillow!

And I fell in love with the design of this light fixture, which I made myself, using this faboo DIY from here:

 I made the headboard using this DIY from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs.
I swear, I wonder what did I do with my time before I began reading tutorials on the internet?!

I'll be posting more info on how I made the flanged shams, the duvet and the ikat bench seat soon!


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Pillow of the Day!

I think I've found my new favorite place to shop.

Loving this little ditty:

You know I'm crazy for ikat and wild prints....


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Shower Curtain Love -- DIY

It's easy-peasy to make a new shower curtain, especially if you follow this tutorial from Design Sponge.

This is the before photo (and yes, I made that shower curtain too)

Using my fabric stash, I put these two fabrics together to add a little zip to the room:

And here is the after!


Monday, February 4, 2013

New Dining Room Light Fixture Installed!

Very proud of myself.

I installed a light fixture without hiring an electrician.  Yippee!

Remember the Horchow sale?

This little beauty is now in my dining room!

Here's the dining room before:

And here it is now:

I love the way it looks at night.

Tra la!