4.23.2014

One Room Challenge || Week 4 - Accesories or shall I say icing on the cake



Today is One Room Challenge Day! If you are new and don't know what the One Room Challenge is it was started by Linda from Calling it Home some years ago.  In this challenge she lines up twenty talented interior designers and professional bloggers to redo a room in their home in just six weeks- we update you once a week on Wednesdays. And today is Wednesday and I'm updating our family room.  (in case you missed it here is last week's post where I talk about the art that will go in the room.   Today, I want to talk about the icing on the cake when it comes to designing a room - accessories! Here are some of the things that are making the cut.

4.22.2014

Interior Design || Tompkins Lloyd Interiors



I'm so excited to share these photos with you today. The designers behind this amazing home are my very talented friends Julie Lloyd and Clair Tompkins.  They recently started Tompkins Lloyd Interiors and this is one of their latest projects, one which I had the privilege to photograph! So, of course I had to share it with you. These two ladies make quite a pair. Julie's taste is exquisite and timeless and Clair's aesthetic is edgier and more contemporary and they blend together to create chic, modern, rich and luxurious interiors.  They also source the best vintage pieces around. I literally wanted every single piece of furniture in this home.

4.21.2014

The Magic of Children's Parties



Children's parties for me are magical.  I enjoy attending them with my little one.  I love planning and executing little Miss A's small parties as well.  I think I have the same amount of fun orchestrating the event as the kids attending it.  They are an opportunity to bring fantasy to life.  I think this is why I really enjoy seeing the fantasies that other people create for their kids. I was fortunate enough to be invited to a sweet birthday a few weeks ago with every last detail planned and fussed over.  When I asked who was to thank for this beautiful experience it was Shana from Pomp Party- children's parties planner extraordinaire.  If you live in the Dallas area you need to know about her.  Her ideas and attention to detail really turn a well-known fairy tail into a new and exciting adventure.  Her portfolio is amazing.  See more of her parties here.

4.18.2014

What is in your Easter basket wishlist?



Happy Easter weekend! Does your ideal Easter basket look anything like mine?  Just a few fun things to share with you all today.  Someone please get that brass lamp.  This marble tray is just too perfect for a vanity or bathroom counter top. The gazelle bookends are divine and the hot pink tassel necklace is a no-brainer at $28- cute and chic all rolled into one.  And I think the flamingo salt and pepper shakers are so tacky and so cool that they might just find their way into our alfresco dining experiences on our porch and for $19 they make a perfect and fun hostess gift.

4.17.2014

On My Mind || Stripes and other matters



[ colored glasses | striped skirt | black and white tray | grosgrain ribbon flats | straw tote | tablesetting ]

Let's start with the pretty, pretty, pink and white skirt....aaaahhh...Spring!  Perfect for Easter, garden parties, dinners out, or just because.  Its like wearing candy. Cute and sweet. So, in love with it.  And those cute pastel glasses I have to share with you because they are $35 for a set of four! Now that is such a deal for all of us who love our stemware and setting a pretty table in special occasions.  I sure wish I had them for my Easter table.  I'm having friends over and have begun thinking about the menu and the table decor.  I'm so in love with that tablescape photograph by Tory Burch.  She has the best dishes and tablecloth collection!

4.16.2014

One Room Challenge || Week 3 - Art Options


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Today is One Room Challenge Day! If you are new and don't know what the One Room Challenge is it was started by Linda from Calling it Home some years ago.  In this challenge she lines up twenty talented interior designers and professional bloggers to redo a room in their home in just six weeks- we update you once a week on Wednesdays. And today is Wednesday!  (in case you missed it here is last week's post where I talk about my plans for the credenza. It shold arrive on Friday. I'm just dying to see it.  Today, I want to talk about art.  I have three walls to decorate and all of the pieces above to play with.  

4.15.2014

DIY || Bar'Moire



Finally!  You all remember back in September I posted about transforming my old Crate and Barrel armoire into a Bar'Moire (see old post here) since our new home was lacking such a space.  I finally have a reveal for you and boy was it a fun one to both plan and make.  It is very different from how I originally envisioned it but am so happy with it.  I still might add a neon light somewhere. But here you go- (keep in mind it was difficult to photograph because of the angles and lighting.)
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