Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Design Boards

I've been working on several projects and
wanted to share some design boards I put together:

After a few years, the existing curtain panels in this great room
turned an awful shade of orange something/or other?  From the sun??  Not sure.
We replaced all the panels with ivory panels trimmed in black.
Updating pillows, bar stools, lighting and art.

In this den, we are doing similar updates.
New lighting; new throw pillows in leopard print, ikat and houndstooth.
Pottery Barn curtain panels that I will add a neutral greek key trim to.
Would love to replace the current coffee table with a glass top and shelf on the
bottom for books to put on display.
Last thing I'd like to do is rearrange all the beautiful paintings
to create an art wall above sofa.

Love this for a young girl! 
Nightstands from IKEA, monogrammed pillows, new wall shelving for desk area,
fun accessories and updated curtain panels. 

 Can't wait to share the before and after pictures!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

My Passion for Photography

There are two things I'm passionate about: Interior Design and Photography.
One of my oldest and dearest friends put me in touch with a friend of hers 
that happens to be a professional photographer, Adam Brennan.
He was kind enough to let me tag along on a photo shoot 
he did this past weekend in Bagdad, KY.
He was also trusting enough to let me use some of his equipment (thank you!)
Here are a few of the pictures I took:

 Annie and Toly


Annie and dad




we spotted deer!

You can find Adam here, or on Facebook
He's the best.
Thanks Adam!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Finished IKEA Rast Hack

 My laptop is still at the Apple store, I feel so lost without it.
So while this project has been finished and waiting for me to take pictures with my canon,
I decided to use my phone in the meantime. 
 You gotta love IKEA.  5,000 pieces of wood for one chest of drawers.
 The assembled but unfinished Rast chest of drawers. 

 I used two coats of Minwax Dark Walnut wood stain.

Semi-gloss white paint on the drawer fronts.
And finished with 3 clear coats of polyurethane.
Found the drawer pulls at Lowe's.

 Martha Stewart bedding from Macy's.
Leopard print pillow is vintage.
Framed daisy photograph taken and developed by my dad for my mom.
Ivory quilt is from Home Goods.
Lamps from Target. 
Not sure if they're going to be permanent but I like the idea of having
brass lamps on the night stands. 
For this room I still need: Rug, window treatments and art.
Slowly, but surely, things are coming together....