They draw us to them with the promise of something waiting for us on the other side.
Sometimes they just invite us to sit for a bit, contemplating the transformation that can and most likely will take place once we cross the thresh hold
and sometimes waiting there, taking in everything the door has to offer isn’t such a bad thing. Sometimes it is vital to our own well being to consider if the door is the RIGHT door for us open
Often times, those doors show up in very unexpected ways, making us question their authenticity but it doesn’t change the fact that there IS an opportunity in front of us and it is up to us to determine how to use that opportunity.
Ultimately, each door brings with it the promise of something trans formative awaiting us on the other side.
The trick is finding the right door to open.
Once you determine that,
walk fearlessly through it.
Be thankful for the doors in your life.
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I posted a few weeks ago my adoration for all things black and white. I’m not sure if it’s the amazing photography or if I could actually live completely void of color but the photos I found recently via Style at Home gave me a reason to pause, pin and post.
And its worth noting that color most certainly brings it all to life:
I’ve never been one to dream of black, white and yellow together. Don’t get me wrong, I find it interesting but I don’t think I could ever live with it day to day.
This photo made me wonder though…could I?
Black, white and soft greens…the real star here though is the brass accents.
Back in a big way.
I can honestly say I’ve never done a sunburst mirror in the kitchen before but hey, why not? I like it and I love the soft turquoise pops that subtly soften the scene.
Ohhh, I LOVE this! I particularly love the chartreuse throw on the bed and I’m loving the fact that they didn’t go all matchy- matchy with the draperies. Great texture and keeps in intriguing.
I’m dying over the bed skirt and striped pillows!
This bathroom is to die for. Seriously, I pinned this as soon as I saw it and had 17 re-pins within seconds…not sure if there’s a soaking tub in here because all I can focus on is that shower and again, the bits of turquoise bring it all to life.
I’m curious, could you edit your color scheme so dramatically or do you crave color?
Anyway, have a happy Wednesday…half way to the weekend, friends!
Do you realize it’s nearly summer? Did we have a winter?????
I’ve been busy busy busy working with clients and lining up the painters, the upholster, buying accessories, etc…I love my job.
After considerable thought in regards to immediate priorities, my client opted to wait on the fabrics for her daughter’s room, which is totally understandable.
I always advise, when working on a budget to focus on the rooms you spend the most time in as a family, so we’re concentrating on the main living areas.
That doesn’t mean, however that you can’t store your ideas away for the future:
What little girl doesn’t love some lavender goodness?
What I love about all of these options is that they aren’t strictly little girl fabrics, they can grow past her current 6 year old taste into her tweens and possibly beyond.
I love decorating for the future as well as the present. I always ask myself, is this something that will still be current 4 or 5 years from now and if not, what can we do to get as much mileage out of the patterns as possible.
Hope you are having a lovely April.
I’ll try my best to post before May rolls around!!!
At this rate, I should have lots of goodies to share, the question is WHEN will I share it?
This past week has just been a total blur and I’m sorry I haven’t updated anything in nearly a week.
I’ve been so happy to be busy and am even more excited about a new client I’m working with. She’s fun and easy going and has a great sense of what she likes and doesn’t like which can often be half the battle. The ability to eliminate options is a VERY underrated quality and I love working with people who know who they are.
We’ve been working on some spaces in her home, specifically the living room, dining room and her sweet little daughter’s room
(have I told you how much I LOVE doing little girl rooms?)
Anyway, this week we’ve been focusing on her dining room. She has an absolutely gorgeous 1970′s dining set that I totally DROOLED over
(figuratively of course, that would just be weird and highly unprofessional).
It has the original gold velvet fabric on the chairs which, while is in impeccable shape, makes it look a bit dated so we’re going to bring it into the new millennium by kissing it with new fabric and vibrant colors.
Here are the options I came up with:
(Excuse the weird little hearts on the boards. I was trying to cover her name for privacy reasons but I clearly need a better photo editor…darn you PikNic for closing your doors!)
I usually try to give my clients two directions to move in. I try to keep them comfortable but I always like to push them just a bit out of their comfort zone so I went with a more conservative option on the top and something a bit more outside the box on the bottom. To my absolute delight, she chose option number 2 which has me SO excited to get the fabric ordered and my upholstery guy hopping!
Next week I’ll show you the choices for the little girl’s room…SO CUTE and I can’t wait to get crackin’!
I’ll leave you with this question:
Do you plan your entire look out before you set out to do a room or are you a “fly by the seat of your pants” decorator? I know both types and I’ve certainly done my share of both…which do you lean towards?