Southwest Style Staples: Inspirations for dusty day trips and home decor.
Did you know you can make your own chalkboard paint? Use interior paint- any color! - and add unsanded grout. Experiment a bit for the right thickness, then paint any surface. These old surf boards became menu boards for TURF. http://www.theglamourai.com/2014/05/the-simple-life.html
Custom designing pillows today! Fun FUN!!
Anchor: Navy Blue, Gold
Cross: Dark Orange, Light Grey
Mondrian: Natural, Canary, Green, Red
I remember this owl painting on slate from my childhood and when my parents recently downsized, I became the lucky recipient. I couldn’t be happier! The colors are perfect for my bedroom too which features a bright orange silk cover.
A great way to add color with an industrial/modern vibe. Perfect for teen rooms, kitchens, the office, or at the bedside. AND if you are a clever DIYer, this project has your name all over it!
The Agnes Harrison pieces were beautifully done in one frame with a dark green matting which was absolute perfection with the accent wall color selected a couple years ago when the client first moved into their condo. Two other botanicals hang above the bed, adding small splashes of bright color to the calm bedroom atmosphere.
The “Peach of Longevity was reframed with a bamboo style frame coordinating with the sweet bird & branch shower curtain bringing a serene Asian influence to the space. The particular challenge with the guest bath design was that the paint color had already been selected—- and painted! But this wonderful piece of work was perfect for the space as it had the orangey/peachy tones to carry the paint color as well as shades of green and red, balancing out the intense wall color. The shower curtain nicely blended all the elements seamlessly making a cohesive and unique space.
RIP: Room In Progress.
From game day to cocktails & cookouts this space will be the new fave hangout.
I’m thinking swanky, jazzy, leather & layers, and of course a large flat screen & console to keep all the TV components concealed & organized.
More pix coming soon!
Just received my newest Design:Retail magazine. This rustic shutter panel is just one of many items at Retrouvius out of London, who believes “vintage pieces add a sense of authenticity, timelessness, & eco-conscious flair” to any project. I couldn’t agree more.
BATH REMOD UPDATE: We decided to vault the ceiling and install a skylight, which really provides a lofty feeling. The bathroom footprint is 9’x5’ - so small! But with all of my careful considerations of product selections, finish choices, scale, and even the window framing to accomodate a drywall wrap instead of additional trim all work together to create a seamless, open, functional space.
The shower is nearing completion & the small cabinet with a concrete countertop has been installed. This tiny little area was carved out of dead attic space, gaining much needed storage. A small spot can light will go into the slanted ceiling to light the area. The Vanity will look the same with an integrated sink.
8x20 tiles continue around the perimeter tying the space together and directly lining up with the wood baseboard in the hall way as we decided to drywall wrap the door opening as well. The open is larger than normal to allow maximum light into the hallway and down the stairs. Natural light and air flow were the client’s top two must haves.
Shower cubbies are finished with schluter giving a bit of an industrial feel. To carry that industrial notion with a modern edge, an old metal apothecary cabinet will be in the hallway for additional storage as well as a custom barn door and sliding mirrors made from reclaimed wood for the bathroom. I’m really looking forward to seeing my designs come to life with those pieces!