Friday, October 14, 2011

Graphite + Emerald

Hello!  Happy Friday!!  What do you have planned for the weekend?  

My teenagers are doing homecoming festivities.  It's pretty exciting this year.  My Eleanor is art commissioner and she came up with the theme concept/decor/t-shirt design.  It's "INTO THE WILD".  I'm so proud.  Will share pictures soon...

This week, I'm presenting a bedroom makeover for a woman and her two sweet little dogs.  She loves green.  She also loves a hard-core durability factor and she loves Better Homes & Gardens magazine.  I'm using this room below for inspiration.  What I love about this room is that it is easy-going and livable elegance. You know how you see most homes with elegance that look too pretty to touch?  Well, this room is not that.  The casual linen chairs and bone chandelier are really great combo of relaxed textures and silhouettes against the graphite colored wall. And then the green drapes just knock it out of the 
"back-yard-ball-park" with flirty, fun drama.  Do you love it?  

{Veranda Magazine}

Restoration Hardware Vintage Washed Belgian Linen Quilt and Shams in Graphite

Ballard Designs Stevenson Nailhead Headboard {In Grey}

Ralph Lauren rug called Kenya in ivory and dark chocolate

This is the "before" of the room.  She's starting over in here and I can't wait to get started!!

Hope you all have a beautiful weekend!!


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Inspirations + Mom + Family + Client Progress

Hi ALL!!  I haven't blogged in a while.  I'm still trying to find the balance of work and new baby on Pickwick Street.   I admit that I really could handle a full time job of canoodle-schmoodling this good, sweet baby all day long.  Here's a snapshot of the 100% juice box.

                                                          Jack has grown 4 inches in 6 weeks!  

Loosening the seat belt straps this time hasn't been so easy for me.  Partly because I'm sad that he's the last one + the old saying, ... "They grow SO fast"... but mostly because Sylvie stuck her a.b.c. gum inside the mechanics of the lever on the baby car seat. Gum hardened that now it requires a hard-press-down from a screw driver every day or so that Jack grows again.

Sylvie, Raleigh, and Payton 
Sylvie was a flower girl this past weekend for her uncle Michael and aunt Gabby's wedding.  She did a good job throwing the petals down, but refused a bath beforehand because she was a little obsessed with these older girls.

In the swirly whirl of the things going on in my office:

Can't wait to use this AMAZING chair for another office design!  Just scored this off the truck of one of my favorite vendors.  Chocolate Upholstery with GOLD legs = Truffle Delight.

Sneak Peek of Client Progress:  an old pedestal table in it's primer coat before it gets a pickle finish.  Thomasville Chairs are being reupholstered in a beautifully worn turquoise leather.

My big boys are finishing up their own busy soccer season this month and Eleanor just had her senior pictures taken.  Eeek.  Yes, they do grow fast.

I feel very lucky + happy with all my loves around.

I'm going to leave you with one more love.  This interior inspiration from Veranda's recent "House of Windsor".  The room is sheer perfection to me.  The windows letting in the light and I love the mostly white restraint, but not overly minimal.  The vintage chairs are what make it.  Wish I knew what kind they were.  Any one know?

I hope to start blogging more regularly and also, I hope you have a wonderfully, pretty Friday!!