Thursday, 28 August 2014

A New Project Intro...#projectgirlydream

Let me introduce you to a new project, which will be known as #projectgirlydream

My instructions were specific & sparse.
"I love what you did for your daughters bedroom, do something like that"
Just to recap, here's my daughters room - she's 5

So with that being my main direction, along with keeping the budget in check, I began my design, but was focusing on the tween/ teen age group.

Here's the before's of the room in question.

My thoughts were, to keep the colour scheme simple & bring the colour in through the art & the pillows on the bed & the main drapery. I wanted to keep the walls white & the hardwood was already a charcoal grey. So, we settled on a scheme of black, grey, white & pink.

There you have it!

In fact, we have already purchased may of the pieces.
The desk, 2 bedside table & the desk lamp all were picked up for a mere $42 at the local Salvation Army. My client already has a similar headboard & picked up an amazing pouf at a garage sale. We also have a lovely antique hutch that will also get painted white & I'm hoping to insert some antique glass on the doors.

Let's see if we can get this room completed with in a month.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Wednesday Wants - Anything Megan Hess!

Welcome to another Wednesday's Wants!

If you haven't seen the amazing  fashion illustrations by Megan Hess yet, then you are in for a real treat!
I have been following Megan on Instagram for a while now, but it wasn't until I was at Chapters the other day that I discovered that she has a book. Well a few actually, but this is the one that caught my eye.

Megan also has her talents placed on cushions,


& this vase, which I will be adding to my Christmas Wish List!

To see all of what is available chick here.

Lovely & fun right?!

Monday, 25 August 2014

Week End Re-Cap

 Well it's the last week of summer vacation for the kids. I don't know about you but I am ready to get back into some routine, not just for the kids sake but for me too!

We spent this last weekend at my Mom's cottage in Lions' Head & it was so nice & relaxing.
Other than spending some time at the beach, we did a whole lot of nothing,
which is just what the doctor ordered!

How was your weekend?

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Floor Length Table Skirts. Old School or Just right?

I have always enjoyed the look of a floor length table skirt, but I really love the more tailored version.
Floor length skirts not only look fabulous they also allow for some extra added at rage especially when used by the front door or under the TV to hide those ugly cable boxes etc.

I'm really liking the solid versions with the accent banding, but who am I kidding, if I was to have one of these on my home I would paint my own black & white version, like in the top image!

Do you like these floor length tailored skirts?

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Wednesday Wants

Happy Wednesday!

Pick ups, drop offs & a drapery installation had me busy this morning so that's why this post is coming to you late the is afternoon.

Wednesday Wants is back & in full effect & I am currently lusting after this,

 Martyn Lawrence Bullard for Schumacher fabric.

I see it as pillows, a roman blind, bench seat reupholstery or even on the sad chair I currently have in the basement mixed with a buttery grey leather.

Any way you slice it - this is, this Wendesday's Want!