Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TRANSITIONING: MY BOYS BEDROOMS

sad summer is almost over, BUT PSYCHED MY KIDS START SCHOOL IN 2 DAYS!!!
my oldest decided he needed his own room since he is starting middle school.....so, H is taking over the old play room.....
here is where H used to sleep-but now its all for little bro! so we made a few little changes for R.....
(ps-my camera isn't working-these pictures are horrible!!!)
 beds, bedding, arrangement all stayed the same......but, R really needed shelves for all the legos! so i got these floating shelves from target.com and installed yesterday.
also got this cool chair from lex mod....perfect match for the west elm parsons desk.....
added some of his art....
and mine.....
and finally hung some mirrors that had been on the floor for 3 years!

and now the old playroom........
the carpet was disgusting....so we replaced......got rid of my old mural that took me FOREVER!...but we needed a big boy look!! 
here's the before....
and now!
apparently, R still thinks this is the play room! 
so, i didn't feel like buying a new bed....and i didn't want a headboard / bedskirt combo because i thought it was too feminine.....
instead, i had this headboard made, upholstered the box spring, and added little wooden legs to slightly elevate it.
cover your eyes, the black desk is a yard sale find from when we were first married...gotta paint it!

i added this bungalow 5 chest and lex mod chair...


LOVE these sisal boards from ballard designed by suzanne kasler....and my great grandfather's old steam trunk-love it in here!
the sofa was our first furniture purchase when L and i first got married....its seen a better day but i don't care if the kids jump all over it!





Wednesday, August 13, 2014

DILLWYN ROAD PROGRESSION: PART 2

I LOVE COMING BACK TO THIS HOUSE. 
WHY?
THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND FUN TO LOOK AT!
YOU MAY REMEMBER THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERE….
THIS TIME, WE HAD A FEW MORE FURNITURE PIECES COME IN…..
BUT LOOK AT THE BEAUTIFUL EXTERIOR! MY CLIENT HAS SUCH AMAZING TASTE-SHE ADDED THE ADORABLE FRONT PORCH OVERHANG AND NEW SIDING AND PAINT……
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

HERE'S WHAT IS LOOKED LIKE A FEW MONTHS AGO…WHO KNEW THERE WAS EVEN MORE POTENTIAL LEFT? MY CLIENT DID-SHE RECOGNIZES EVERY OUNCE OF POTENTIAL…I NEED HER OVER TO MY HOUSE!
BEFORE
AND HERE ARE A FEW OF THE NEW PIECES JUST IN!
DYING OVER THIS GRASSCLOTH NAILHEAD COFFEE TABLE. LOVE THE TEXTURE IN THIS SPACE-VERY COOL.

AND THE NEW ENTERTAINMENT CONSOLE PROVIDES HIGH STYLE, STORAGE, AND THE LARGE SCALE MAKES THE ROOM FEEL BIGGER…SCORE!

IN THE OFFICE, WE INSTALLED WOVEN WOODS AND THESE TEXTURED VELVET PANELS….REALLY COOL EFFECT IN THE SPACE!

WHAT A PRETTY CHEST IN THE MASTER!

AND COORDINATING DRESSING TABLE...

WE WERE LUCKY TO HAVE A PERFECT FIT INSIDE THIS AWKWARD SPACE….
MAXIMIZING STORAGE IN THE MASTER.

IN THE LIVING ROOM…NEW COFFEE TABLE….LOVE IT!!

CANT WAIT FOR MY NEXT VISIT!


Sunday, August 10, 2014

MY LATEST OBSESSION: DOROTHY DRAPER AND CARLETON VARNEY AT THE GREENBRIER

I SPENT THE PAST FEW DAYS WITH MY SISTERS AND PARENTS AT THE GREENBRIER…..AND HAD A GREAT GREAT TIME!
THE HIGHLIGHT?
WELL, THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS WERE STAYING THERE…..THIS WAS A HUGE BONUS (AND THEY WERE THE ABSOLUTE SWEETEST GUYS EVER!!!)

BUT, THE DOROTHY DRAPER DESIGNED INTERIORS ARE AMAZING…..AND CARLETON VARNEY DOES AN AMAZING JOB MAINTAINING THE DRAPER LOOK THROUGHOUT!…. SERIOUS EYE CANDY!!
















THANKS MOM AND DAD!


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

THE EXTERIOR OF OUR HOUSE: PART 2

 if you remember last week's post , you may be wondering what attracted us to buy our house in the first place….it needed tons of work and wasn't very attractive! 
the reason?
THE WATER!!! and the yard!!
when we bought this house 10+ years ago, it was around 1700 sq ft…..2 kids later, we were pretty cramped!
 time to add on!!!…we basically doubled the size of the house and now it's ideal. we vaulted every ceiling on the second floor so it no longer felt like a claustrophobic cape cod... and we maxed out the windows on the back to enjoy the river views.





not crazy about the table….but it was inherited from my parents after they
 downsized….works for now...
trash storage