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Artist Wes Lang

Written by on 13th March 2014 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

I don’t exactly have my finger on the pulse of the art scene in New York and LA, but I sure wish I did because I would have found Wes Lang allot sooner. I actually have a Grateful Dead T shirt that I love with this first image on it and I didn’t know who the artist was.  My bad.  His bleak and iconic images are stirring and controversial to some, and for others simply and honestly pay homage to unresolved historical issues and his affection for the Grateful Dead. Either way, I was completely drawn into his interesting body of work this week and thought I’d share a couple and the link for his book here.  Love his work…Check him out! All photos sourced to Wes Lang’s blog, pics are the link

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the mind of pure devotion

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Industrial Console Table by Trade Roots

Written by on 6th March 2014 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment

I don’t often get to work on my own place but when I do I’m a pretty happy camper! A few months ago I started to discuss an idea for a long (6ft) industrial wood and steel console table for under our TV. Christos is one of the owners of Trade Roots and he helped me translate what was in my head into a proper drawing.  Next , we shopped for the wood (I blogged about it here) and in a few months I had this beauty. Stained maple and treated steel Industrial Console Table…we all agreed it was badass!

1016381_687617507956423_296082914_nSo, when I got this bad boy home I got busy buying a new TV and getting it mounted. My husband was in total agreement with my design plan for a change ;) Funny how that works. Once the TV was installed it was time to start shopping the house for lots and lots of stuff to fill it with. If you don’t know me, well…I like a full look. I like big hair, big sweaters and full shelves.front 1I didn’t have to shop for anything…it wasn’t hard to find things I loved around the house so I just played around until I found a combination I liked. I assure you this arrangement will change frequently but I love having some of my cool things on display. I used my fallen branches from Mill Hill Park, some of my collections like my carved bears and globes.

close 1You can really see the cool effect that the treated black steel takes on. I don’t know what those metal magicians did over there but the results are rough and industrial and butchy and awesome. Love it.  The combination of this Cajun style metal with the smooth appearance and rich stain of the wood is really terrific. It’s the tension that makes it sing!

closeBIG Big thanks to Christos and Christian at Trade Roots for making this totally stunning console exactly to my specs. We love it. If you want one, or have an idea you should contact them and let them make it a reality!

And, if you want some help making the place you live a place you love…contact me, I can help!

 

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Rustic Modern Bedroom Concept

Written by on 5th March 2014 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

I’ve been working hard on several exciting new projects lately.

This rustic modern master bedroom concept is one of them.

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Did you know I create plans like this design board complete with paint colours and a shop list for client’s who want to do it themselves?! Yep, but if you want my help to implement the plan I’ll stick with you through the whole process, you know…..cause I’m nice like that.

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tUSEDay VICTORIA – pick of the week on Used Victoria

Written by on 4th March 2014 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

This week my Used Victoria pick was going to be a purchase for my own house. I found a cool mid-century desk and was all set to go get it on Sunday but the seller changed her mind before I could come see it. Lame – but that’s how the cookie crumbles.  So, my plan B pick of the week is wooden wine cubes for storage. I have a client with a large amount of wine and these are an inexpensive and stylish way to display your bottles.  It’s best to have them secured to each other and the wall…and you can’t beat the price! Pic is the link

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 If you want some help making the place you live a place you love…contact me, I can help!

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Pillows…Finally

Written by on 28th February 2014 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment

It’s been awhile since I had the time to make pillows. Sure, Ive taken some custom jobs here and there but those were for other people. I make pillows like my little pets and I love them and take care of them until they are adopted by a nice family:)  So, I’m happy to announce that the fabric is here and the sewing will commence this weekend so that I will have some new pillows…Finally!  Some of them will be spoken for immediately for client spaces but I am committed to staying on top of my sewing to keep some inventory on hand this year.  If you have any requests be sure to send me an email. Big thanks to Donna, Danisha and Matthew at the Design District Studio Inc for hooking me up with all this loveliness!

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Kilim Rugs – Krushing

Written by on 25th February 2014 in Blog POSTS with 2 Comments

Can I just say that on Tuesday night when I unwrapped and unrolled this new Kilim carpet for my clients living room…. I fell in love a little.  We’re not ready to decorate yet but we wanted to peek, and I’m sure you do too. So here it is. My latest Kilim Krush.  The Kilim rugs I have chosen are from an online dealer ecarpetgallery.com and Ive ordered several rugs now and it’s been a good experience every time. Don’t forget to search for a coupon code before you checkout though!

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tUSEDay VICTORIA – Pick of the Week from Used Victoria

Written by on 24th February 2014 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

This week on Used Victoria an oil painting caught my eye. I’m not an art aficionado – but I like what I like and and I liked this one.  It’s called Chilko Lake. Check back next week and see what else I can’t live without from Usedvictoria.comPic is the link

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tUSEDay VICTORIA – Used Victoria Pick of the Week

Written by on 18th February 2014 in Blog POSTS with 0 Comments

This week my tUSEDay VICTORIA pick from UsedVictoria.com is a set of nesting tables perfect for a chic living room.  I love placing nesting tables in opposing directions like this instead of a single coffee table. Pic is the link. Beautiful Living room pic is from Lonny Magazine

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Twins Room – Double Take

Written by on 8th February 2014 in Blog POSTS with 2 Comments

Here’s some pics from an install this weekend for twins. These 4 year old cuties didn’t really see the need for their bedroom to change, and on reveal day I heard one of them say, as the family walked with anticipation up the stairs to see the results, …”I hope it looks the same.” LOL Soo funny!  This project was a total renovation which I will share later. This pretty space used to be an open loft at the top of the stairs which we enclosed and blew out a wall to make the whole room larger and include the play area with larger closets. Lucky Girls!

DSC04517x600As usual, I love sourcing great deals and quality pieces from Used Victoria.  This french provincial dresser was a find, and the mirror was the clients, I chalk painted and waxed it.

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DSC04495x600Their beds and bedding are identical. Eliza Beds from Pottery Barn Kids and Duvet Covers, Restoration Hardware. I custom made the throw pillows for them.

DSC04528x600This desk is a favourite place for them to colour and I’m told epic battles between the Frozen Characters and My Little Pony minis have also been witnessed.

DSC04533x600I covered these stools in a pale blue velvet piped with mint green.

 DSC04511-1x600This soft shag rug in the play area get’s lots of use and the pretty glass drop light fixtures add a little princess glam to their room.

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If you want some help making the place you live a place you love….contact me, I can help!

 

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Pretty Pillows

Written by on 5th February 2014 in Blog POSTS with 1 Comment

I’m obsessing over pretty pillows and little girl bedrooms at the moment. This weekend I’m doing another install of a little girl bedroom and I want the sheets and pillows to play nice together. This pic from John Robshaw’s line is pretty fantastic and totally something I would choose for a girls room…

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My client has a softer side, and she’s going for the soft and pretty look – like these linens from Restoration Hardware.

resthOf course, she’s the boss so we are definitely going pretty and soft, but I’m mixing in some patterns and a little colour too…you know,  just to keep things interesting.  My foundation piece for the linens is this pale violet duvet cover from Restoration Hardware.

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Come back next week and see if I was able to pull it together?

If you want some help making the place you live  a place you love….contact me, I can help!

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