Monday, April 21, 2014


Holy fabric craziness.....I really did not think I would get so much response to my fabric sale.

I have tried to get back to everyone that emailed me but I just created turmoil in my life with this little "gig".

All of the plans I had to finish my yard work and do a little painting turned into rolling out fabrics to see what was left.


OK....on to other things.

While I was looking at wallpapers for my foyer [yes the black and white stripes have gone bye bye] I was reminded of the first paper I used in that space.

When I first saw it in the showroom I could not believe how real it looked reaching out to actually pet it:)

I kept it for about 10 years and I am not sure why I took it down because I am still pretty smitten with it.

Here is a picture of it up which I took from the Pierre Frey website.

While I was looking for this wallpaper on the website I saw a few more iconic Pierre Frey papers to share with you.

This is called Nekai and also comes in this beautiful color way...

Yum right?

I found this image on their website....

This is called Odalys.  I used to have the fabric on a pair of occasional chairs and still have them in the basement:)  
Crazy hoarder.

This one is Jamaica.  I know you have seen it around the internet.


Jardin de Paradis
Of course I love this one....classic black and cream.


This gorgeous pink.....La Fontaine

I am sure this one looks better up but I have always loved a small print like this.  The pattern is Indus Tise

This is a new one.....Jardin De Mysore

Some of these are pretty bold which would look good in a small powder room or and accent wall behind a bed.

Here are a few examples in case you need to be convinced.

This large scale paper is Sigourney from China Seas

Marjourie Skouras
Martinique Banana Leaf

Cole and Sons
I know you are familiar with this one....

Notice how they kept all the other materials in these rooms fairly simple and allowed the print be the focal point.  And yes....many of these are expensive papers but you could always hire a painter to give you a similar look right?  Also....maybe for just one wall the price would not be that bad.  

I'll let you decide:)

Also....I worked on this makeover last weekend....
I bought this at Scott's about 10 years ago.....I me slow but I knew one day I would have some inspiration.

Apparently according to my husband there has been a little too much inspiration going on lately:)

But he was happy when I sold my DR table off CL on Saturday! 

Just because it is Monday don't be all mopey.....cause you have a whole week to "git it done".


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Friday, April 18, 2014


I always feel that after Wednesday's ORC post...... anything after that is kind of a let down.  

In the same way I like to do my styling installs in one day [with the homeowner gone] I love the element of surprise in design.  Having y'all with me on my own makeover is pretty intoxicating.  I love reading all of the comments and questions each week!

In other news I got a text from someone about buying my DR table.  Y'all it could not have come at a better time.  My husband came home yesterday....saw a huge box and said "what's that?"

When I said it was the new chandelier.... I witnessed all of the color go out of his face.  I think I pushed him to the know too much coming in and nothing going out.

Without saying anything he grabbed the car keys and I said "where are you going?" [fearing this was it...that he was finally over me] he said "the liquor store".  

I knew then he WAS over me but just for tonight and like Scarlett from GWTW I said "I can't think about that right now.  If I do I'll go crazy.  I'll think about that tomorrow".

We drank some wine watched the final episode of Scandal and everything was normal again.

I don't have much for you today besides a fabric sale.  I could open an Etsy shop but I thought I would try it this way first.  We'll see how this goes.

First one

Kelly Wearstler for Lee Jofa
Bengal Bazaar

And in this color way 

My friend Dayka Robinson used it in this bedroom....

These fabric are well over 100.00@yd.  There are about 10 yards on each roll [I can confirm the yardage if someone is interested]  $25.00@yard

China Seas Ikat 11 Aqua

Here it is on a sofa
Another expensive one.  Over 10 yards.  $25.00@yard

Trina Turk for Schumacher  Santorini
Outdoor fabric

And in this color way 

Over 10 yards.  $25.00@yard

One more Trina Turk for Schumacher  Louis Nui
Outdoor fabric

Over 10 yards available $25.00@yd.

If you are interested in yardage of any of these please E-MAIL me.

I hope you guys have a super weekend......


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Wednesday, April 16, 2014


I know y'all are saying "wow....only 3 weeks to go".

While I am saying it more like "AYFKM?  3 WEEKS TO GO????"

But here we are almost halfway through the ORC.


I think it's cool that there are so many different styles among this talented group.   I get pretty darn excited to check on all of the progress......I mean we have people doing big  renovating out there....that is some kind of pressure!

We left off with the decision of wrapping the room in 1 by 8 boards.  Many of you wanted to know how to do it.

Well....I don't know how..... but I know what I told them:)

I did not care if it was perfect.....I was going for a more casual look.

They took the trim off from around the windows and just used 1 by 4's.

Same with the floor trim....

You can see there are gaps which I think is part of the charm.....I did NOT want caulk in-between the boards

Here are a few images painted [BM White Dove] in an eggshell finish.

The doors were just painted here.

Here you can see how I wrapped it around the front into the LR.

I have since painted that old register..... we have the "big picture".... I happy with it?  If I could..... I would cover every wall in my house!  For realz.

I still have not sold my table yet.  One of the reasons I decided to replace it is because of the size and now I feel guilty cause I am about to have 2 DR tables.  Crikey.

Search Limestone DR tables on CL Atlanta if you are interested.  You can see a picture of it here

A little peek of what is coming.  

That is a whole other story involving 3 other designers/bloggers. I get a prize for finally getting this post out before 8:00 AM:)

Here's a list of talent to keep you entertained today!

Get to it.

In other news I work in the yard planting for the first time in 10 years and 2 days later it gets down to 34 degrees.  Really?  I will be one mad old lady if it all dies.


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