it’s been a long time.

March 31, 2013

It’s exactly 3 years to the day that I started this blog.  I was 7 months pregnant with Rhys and no where near as busy as I am now.

I haven’t posted for a while.  I’ve been workin’, a lot.

Here’s a little something I had done last week.  Some wallpaper, a little metallic paint, and soon to come, new dining chairs and crystal chandelier.

Maybe I’ll get back to more frequent posting, but tell me…is there anybody out there???

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I’ve been wanting to use this geometric print for a while, I even considered my own front hall…

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This metallic Ralph Lauren paint is so gorgeous, the wall shimmers and shifts in shades of teal like the deep ocean.

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Before the paper was hung…

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after.

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Stainless Steel Mosaic Tile

October 27, 2012

I’m hoping to use this amazing and gorgeous and shimmery stainless steel mosaic tile on a project that I am working on.

I’ll pair the stainless mosaics with matte white Corian countertops and an island clad in travertine slab…

What do think?  You like?

wallpaper cabinet, finally!!!

September 20, 2012

The wallpaper cabinet that I had made was finished over a month ago and I finally had a chance to take a few snapshots…

I’m really happy with the result, remember when it looked like this?

What do you think?  You like?!?!?!?

The room is still a work in progress, a new light fixture over the dining table and art for the back wall are next…

outside.

September 13, 2012

I have been working on a post and beam house in one of the canyons in Bel Air.  It was built in 1964 on top on an old (1920’s) stone house, and the prior owners had not cared for it well at all.

Recently, I’ve been working on fixing the front of the house up to give it more curb appeal as well as added security and privacy.

It’s coming along…

The front entrance was completely redone with a new Mangaris Mahogany deck leading up to the house, the trim color was changed to Benjamin Moore Sharkskin, new house numbers from WestOn Letters, and the railing in the lower right hand corner of the photo was built to match the railing shown on the left side of the deck, much landscaping has been done as well… I wish that you had seen it before.

A close up of the new Mangaris deck.  The house color is being changed to a warm light gray/beige.

A little peek at the side yard as seen from the front walk as you approach the front door…

more werk

August 22, 2012

I’ve been working on this mid-century architectural home and my client really wants the items we select to feel period.  She is also drawn to really modern objects and furnishings.

We have approached her home with the perspective that we will be respectful of the period in which the home was built (1964), but with modern updates.

I had this gorgeous Nina Campbell wallpaper installed and it couldn’t have been more perfect.  The pattern in the paper feels so 1960’s, but the hand drawn flowers outlined in black make it feel more modern and updated.

Paired with a 1960’s danish modern rocker upholstered in Knoll fabric with a cushion in a China Seas linen, a custom night table, a custom bed also in Knoll fabric and vintage lamp and you have the perfect mix of modern and vintage all in one.

It was so good, I didn’t want to leave…

new bedding

August 20, 2012

I just got some new bedding.  I was ready for a change and we really needed new sheets.  I was getting tired of the all white and I have this black and white ikat duvet cover that I got at West Elm a while back, but I’ve still just been using my white sheets.

Today I went bold for me and mixed and matched some blue bedding from Roberta Roller Rabbit.

I’ve also been loving this Bruschwig & Fils Dzhambul fabric and have been thinking I would make 3 euro shams for my bed but I haven’t been able to make up my mind…

Here are my multiple bedding options, I was feeling like I wanted to change the wall color behind my bed, but now I’m thinking maybe no, just go for the Dzhambul istead.

What do you think, do I do the Dzhambul, do I paint the wall, do I do both, nothing??? Decorating for myself is such a challenge!!!

Here is the new fitted sheet and blue shams, bold move for me as my bed is usually all white.

Here it is paired with the Dzhambul fabric that I like…I’ll still have my white duvet which will mostly cover the busy sheet.  What do you think?

When I want a change of pace, here is my black and white ikat bedding.  I know, my duvet cover needs a serious ironing, tell it to my 2 year old and 5 1/2 year old…

quick one

August 12, 2012

I just presented this to a client last week and am excited to see it all install…