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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Art Update

These 2 pieces of art have been rotating around my home and no matter where I put them, the gold finish on the frame was just too over powering. So, naturally I took things into my own hands and gave them a new look. 

I whipped out my Rub n' Buff and went to work until my fingers were metallic and stiff! First, I coated them in Silver Leaf, then went over them in Gold Leaf to give the perfect golden finish. 

You can see the left one here after I finished and the brighter gold on the right. 

And, here they are in their new home, the dining room! So glad I tackled this mini project instead of getting rid of the prints! 

Are you a Rub n' Buff fan?

Monday, August 26, 2013

Fall on My Mind

Do you think it's too early to fill my porch with pumpkins? I mean, it is just a little less than a month until the official start of Autumn.
I have an empty, white wagon just sitting on my porch waiting to be outfitted for fall, but I'm afraid it needs to sit just a bit longer! We don't want mushy pumpkins! I've got big plans for the wagon though!
This screams fall! Vermont please take me away! Have you ever seen anything so gorgeous? We definitely don't get anything this beautiful in Texas, but I will take the changing colors of our leaves instead of dry wilted flowers like we have now in this heat!

Who doesn't love pumpkin during the fall months? This french toast looks divine and I'm on pins and needles waiting for Starbucks to bring back their Pumpkin Spiced Lattes! Aren't you?!

Thinking about fall reminds me that we need to start planning little miss things Halloween costume. How stinkin' cute is this candy corn outfit? I showed it to A and she loved it of course because it's candy! We already picked up a candy cane shirt from Gap over the weekend so now I'm on a mission to diy the rest of the costume or find the pieces at least for less!

Are you getting ready for the change of seasons? What do you look forward to most about fall?

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Nursery Design

This nursery design was a thrill to put together! It's for a sweet little boy who is getting a brand new nursery in a new custom home! The room is finally starting to come to life with navy walls and wainscoting that is being installed this week. Plus, he has a large picture window which allows so much natural light! 

We can't wait until October to get in there and outfit his "Animals Around the World" nursery! 

*Out of respect for paying clients I do not share sources.*

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Summer Sale

Have you checked out the Serena and Lily summer sale? Here are a few of my picks of what to scoop up! 

What's on your list?

Thursday, August 15, 2013

My Sassy Girl

It's not often I share photos of my sassy 3 year old with you so you're in for a treat today. Last week I tried to take some pictures of her while she was outside playing. You can see that it didn't start out so well! Her personality is definitely reflected. 

I'd like to think she wasn't trying to kick me here!

Do you have a kiddo that's difficult to photograph? I try to catch mine while outside playing which makes for natural and sometimes silly photos, but with good lighting. What's your trick?

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Finishing Touches

I present to you my entryway. It needs some TLC, and mainly, just some finishing touches. I cannot even count the number of times I've rearranged, restyled, and how many lamps have been tried in this space. 

I'm really loving my (fairly) new lamp from Z Gallerie here. It needed something large. 

Things I'm not loving: 
Paint color (builders beige blah) 
Empty wall space
Ugly, dusty coat tree in the corner

What I need to add:
X- Benches

I'm totally in love with candelabra sconces and would like to add a pair flanking either side of the mirror. 

These are from Wisteria, but I also found these similar ones. 

Next up, finish carrying our Collonade Gray paint through the entry and up the stairs! 

Paint really does make such a huge impact! 

Then, a lovely, upholstered pair of x-benches under the sconces would really make my day. I'm going to try a pair out for the height before I commit to repainting and recovering cushions! 

Wish me luck on executing my plan now! First up, I'm going right now to remove the coat rack since it's useless and just collects dust! 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Going Green

Are you going mad for malachite? What a great color trend! I just picked up the Malachite Tory Suede flats to add a dose of color to my fall wardrobe. 

And if you aren't into wearing green, how about adding it to your home?  

How fabulous is the malachite on the walls?

I'll take the lamps please!

These emerald drapes are stunning!

The small doses of green pop against the neutral sofa. 

Velvet and green...

Do you have any malachite or emerald in your home? It is the Pantone color of the year you know! 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Sofa Happenings

Hello Roberto my love! This just might be happening in our living room in a Graphite color! While I find nothing wrong with our current sofa, my hubby needs something more comfortable and suitable for lounging. 

Here's a reminder of what our living room currently looks like. The pillows have since been relocated upstairs. I have black and white La Fiorentina pillows in the chairs now. I also am thinking about a natural fiber rug or this one in place of the chevron.

Also, really digging this cocktail table! I've had my eye on it for a while and it's currently on sale for 15% off! I need something a little less traditional and lighter to replace our quick fix table that we've had for years. 

I saw this room this morning and fell in love! It really inspired me to make some of these changes. 

Doesn't this room look so cozy and inviting with the ivory chair and charcoal sofa? 

So what do you think? Should I go for the graphite sofa? I'm thinking it will transition nicely into our space!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Monday Inspiration

Take time today to reflect on what you have and what is important in your life! Sometimes we get so caught up in the daily hustle and bustle that we neglect what's right in front of us! Today is for slowing down and enjoying life! 


Thursday, August 1, 2013

My Fall Wardrobe

So, what am I going to be wearing this fall you ask? Well, while I'm still toting around a baby in my belly I'll stick to tights, long sweaters, lots and lots of black, and my GAP skinny maternity jeans. After baby gets here, then I'll be switching it up for sure! 

It's such a liberating feeling to fit back into your pre baby clothes! I can't wait for non stretchy pants and normal waistbands! I picked up some items from my favorite sale, The Nordstrom Anniversary sale that I can't wait to wear when the weather is finally cool!

I'm not big on sweaters with bold prints or animals, but I did pick up this novelty sweater to throw into the solid mix. It can be my Bambi sweater! Wouldn't it be cute paired with these leopard print Ugg flats I picked up? I'd also throw on one of these Michael Kors hinged bracelets. I picked one up in orange and gold.  

This reverse collar blouse is a great essential piece that I can throw on under a cardigan, or jacket. The color is so vibrant and fresh too! It would pair perfectly under a quilted leather bomber jacket as well!

For casual days this Zella hoodie will be comfy and warm! Also, got these Zella move pants. I'm obsessed with this brand which is Nordstrom's activewear brand. The prices are so reasonable! 

My favorite item during fall and winter is a good pair of riding boots. I'm dying to put on these Melissa Frye boots when the season finally changes! 

What did you pick up at The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? Are you ready for fall like I am?