Friday, March 18, 2011

Purple Inspiration

I just discovered this wonderful blog called Nursery Notations and loved this great post on decorating with purple.  As some of you may already know, I plan to decorate the baby's room in purple.  This post is very inspiring.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mug Love

I love this mug.  I really do, it so pretty and a set would be beautiful in my new kitchen.  I have inquired about the cost for one set and found it here.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Some of My Work

In the past couple of years my work has moved to the direction of general home soft goods.  One interior designer who keeps me pretty busy and is wonderful to work with is Jennifer Martinez with Quatro Interiors and she decoratored the home below.

I've seen Jennifer create many beautiful homes and I am excited to say she is helping me with my own.  Below are some window shades I made for this gorgeous home in West University.  The house is currently for sale if you are interested and you can see more pictures here.

In the living room we made huge london shades out of simple inexpensive burlap for all 5 windows and that included the kitchen.

Notice the beautiful pillows.  I did not make these particular pillows, but we do make lots of custom pillows.

In the master bedroom we made simple white linen relaxed roman shades inset with a gray/white trim on the sides. 

It's just a sneak peak, but I have more beautiful things in the works.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

High/Low Nursery

One of my favorite blogs Simply Seleta did a post on a high/low room by and naturally I was intrigued.  When I was cruising through the site I found this high/low nursery. 

Can you guess the high and the low?  Find out here.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Kitchen Artwork

I am working on artwork for the kitchen and am pondering a few pieces that have recently caught my eye.  The first is this beautiful 40"x40" photography print on Etsy by Carl Christensen.

Who says you can't have a fun photograph in your kitchen.  Does kitchen artwork have to be about food?  I like the subtle pop of color with the orange and fun casual feel it brings.  I want my kitchen to be fun and casual.

I also like this one for all the same reasons, fun, casual, muted colors.

Next up is this bleach wood starburst mirror from Ballard Designs.  I really like the muted color of the wood, but I also feel like I need to take a twelve step program and move away from the starburst. 

Or maybe something weathered and old like this Wisteria window pane

What would you hang in your kitchen?

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Kind of Island I'm Currently Dreaming Of

Since I am now in the no travel zone of pregnancy and chin deep in home projects this is currently my island retreat.  I love the giant X and color of this island.

Image via ?

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Space to Cultivate Creativity

I love this play space for kids from Westbrook Interiors.  Painting all the walls with black chalkboard paint maximizes every square inch of the walls for creative freedom.  I am assuming the stripe rug is a Madeline Weinrib, but Ikea sells a very afforadable and beautiful wool version.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Renovation Realities: Cabinets Take Shape & Countertops

Lot of fun progress this past week. The cabinet builder started framing everything out and we picked the stone countertops. The outer countertops that line the walls will get a honed carrera marble and the island will be soapstone. The backsplash will also be a honed carrara subway tile.

I always wanted a honed marble for the counters, nonnegotiable, but to have soapstone too! It’s a dream come true. I never thought my husband would agree to both as they are on the high maintenance side.

When we picked the stones I gave him three options of my favorites and didn’t tell him which was which. His options were, slate, soapstone and honed granite. Lucky me he picked soapstone!

I am super excited to share the progress over the next couple of weeks. We’ll be picking paint, lighting, seating options and heading towards the finish line.

Countertop Pics

Remember these cute basket? Love them in my mud cubbies.

Kitchen without the island.  That's the new range hidden under the blanket.