Client Project Reveal: Pearson Living Room

 

We are so excited to reveal this project to you all today! This 1920's Tudor home is nestled in a quiet little pocket of the ever-popular Lakewood neighborhood in Dallas. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a dining, study and kitchen. It embodies the original hardwoods throughout, as well as original doors and gorgeous stained glass windows. The Pearsons - the most adorable family of 4 - just moved to Dallas from out of state. They were ready for their new house to feel like a home and their first priority was the living room, which is the first room you see when you enter the home. They wanted ample seating, comfort, style and durabililty. It was essential to them for us to incorporate our signature style of light, bright fabrics and to accessorize with pieces that make the space feel sophisticated.

Here is a peek at what the living room looked like when the Pearsons first moved into their new home:

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Here is the newly designed space:

Pearson Living Room
Pearson Living Room
Pearson Living Room
Pearson Living Room
Pearson Living Room
Pearson Living Room
Pearson Living Room
Pearson Living Room
Pearson Living Room
Pearson Living Room
Pearson Living Room
Pearson Living Room
Pearson Living Room
Pearson Living Room

The neutral color palette not only lends a sense of calmness to the room, but it also also allows the enormous, colorful stained glass window to take center stage.

The plaid sofa pillows were the perfect dose of "preppy" and the Mary McDonald geometric print on the ottoman introduces just the right amount of modern.

Did you spy the Jonathan Adler sconces over the fireplace? The pairing of black and brass in this piece is to die for!

And incase you are wondering how in the world they are going to keep all of the furnishings spot free... Alli and I carefully selected fabrics that will stand up to absolutely any inevitable mess for the sofa, chair and bergere seat cushions. And the other fabrics, you ask? We had those treated by one of our fave companies here in Dallas.

We can't wait until next week when we get to reveal another design project we completed for the Pearsons!

***due to client design agreements, we are unable to share any sources for our designs***

Photos by Nate Rehlander: www.naterehlander.com

 

Our Top 5 Spring/Summer Must Haves!

 

I totally should have shared this with you when the story actually ran, which was over a MONTH ago...Yikes! Our Top 5 Spring/Summer picks for 2013 via CelebrityStyleGuide.com! I'd have to say my fave is the lucite Glamor Bench, especially for the price!! Hellooooo...they might as well GIVE the bench away!

Better late than never, right?! Story of my life...

PR Celebrity Stylist A Well Dressed Home 5.3.13
PR Celebrity Stylist A Well Dressed Home 5.3.13

Also, I haven't shared any of our Online Designs with you recently, so I pulled a few of my faves out of last month's archives to share with you today!

Horling Living Room ODB (1)
Horling Living Room ODB (1)
Dean Family Room ODB (2)
Dean Family Room ODB (2)
Vicki Smith Master Bedroom ODB
Vicki Smith Master Bedroom ODB

And I'm pretty much dying over this one for Baby Blake's Big Boy Room!

Blake's Big Boy Room
Blake's Big Boy Room

Our Online Design Boards include scaled furniture floor plans as well as a specifications list, which makes it so easy to pull the room together yourself! If you are interested in an Online Design Board, send us an email at design@awelldressedhome.com!

 

Twin's Nursery Specifications

 

Thanks so much for all of your comments on last week's Nursery Reveal post! I became inundated with a plethora of comments and emails from readers wanting to know where I purchased a number of the items in the room. So rather than answer each and every one of you individually, I figured I'd just do a post answering all of your questions at once!

So here we go... See the links to the items at the end of the post.

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Specs Twin Nursery 6
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Specs Twin Nursery 13
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Specs Twin Nursery 9

Here are links to the items noted above:

Puffer Fish and Octopus

Pottery Barn Cordless Roman Shades (LOVE these!)

ZGallerie Marcella Tote

West Elm Ogee Ikat Window Panels (due to the height of the windows I had to hem the drapes, so I opted to hem them from the top by cutting the grommet portion off of the panel so that I could hang the panels with drapery hooks)

Mirrored Accent Table

ZGallerie Stella Mirrored Frames (Of course I had to have these after seeing that they were called "Stella" frames!)

Estelle Chandelier from Home Depot (and yet again HAD to have this chandelier once I saw it was named the "Estelle" Chandelier!) *Note: I added extra crystals to this chandelier*

Please let me know if I missed anything!

 

BelAir Studio & Design Grand Opening!

 

I love discovering new design resources, so when I was invited to the grand opening of BelAir Studio in Dallas a few weeks ago, I jumped at the opportunity to scope out all they had to offer!

I was accompanied by Cassie of "Hi Sugarplum," who I'm sure all of you are familiar with. Her witty and creative posts always start my day out right! (This is a picture of Cassie and I at a 2010 Blogger Social...)

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As soon as we approached the store front of BelAir Studio, described as "a collection of home goods, defined by idiosyncratic textures and luxurious use of color," we knew we were in for a real treat! But in true "pregnancy brain fashion," I forgot my camera AND my cell phone....so Cassie was nice enough to lend me her iphone photos, which I wanted to divulge to you today!

I am loving this gorgeous settee! The classic shaped back is covered in a crisp white fabric while the seat is covered in a brindle cow hide...love it!

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BelAir1

Here it is again in a different vignette...

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BelAir3

Bold punches of kelly green throughout the studio...

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BelAir2
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BelAir4
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BelAir5

This citrine washed sitting area was a total show stopper!

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BelAir6

These pictures are only a sampling of what you can find and BelAir Studio! If you are in the market for new furnishings or accessories, I highly recommend you check it out! You can see more of their goodies here on Facebook!

 

2012! Bring. It. On.

 

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Unfortunately, I have not had the energy to blog as regularly as I'm used to...my morning sickness has just been too much to handle. But luckily I feel that the nausea might be coming to an end, and it's a good thing because I have SO many projects that I need to hammer out before these babies come! My first project, which I've been thinking about for months, is the twin's nursery. We found out the sex of the babies right before Thanksgiving... Can you guess? One BOY and one GIRL! We are very excited to have one of each! Since then, I have been collecting fabrics, ideas, etc for a gender neutral nursery, and I'd really love to hear your opinions!

My initial idea was to do a vintage-esque, shabby chic-esque, beach cottage-esque design. In my mind, that consists of aquas, linens, and a touch of natural elements. Oh, and a touch of gold to glam it up a bit! So here is a snap shot of option #1...

Nursery Option 1
Nursery Option 1

But after living with the samples for a few weeks, I started to get tired of the "bird" fabric. I thought it might be too vintage, and my husband pointed out that it was very similar to the pillows that we already had in our living room. So in option #2, I replaced the bird fabric with a solid aqua fabric.

Option 2
Option 2

The paint sample on the right is the existing paint color, which I had planned on changing, but I feel like it works with the fabrics. And while I love the subtlety of the colors and fabrics, I felt like this combination might not be bold enough... So...here is what I came up with for option #3...

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Option 3

I love the charcoal zebra print! To me it's a bit more glamorous than the zebra print in option #2. And again, the paint sample is of the existing paint. I also incorporated a tone on tone houndstooth to add a bit more pattern to the room. BUT...is this color combo too masculine??I figured I could add a feminine touch with mercury glass, crystals, mirrors, etc. Even a touch of pink in an accessory on her side of the room might work. And remember, my interior doors are painted black, so that will add to the sophistication factor.

Oh, and here are a few items that I plan on possibly using in the nursery as well...

French Empire Chandelier
Mirror Find
Mirror Find

So what are your thoughts?? I have GOT to get this nursery nailed down so that I can stop stressing about it!

Another project that I will be focusing on in 2012 is the "forever home" of one of my very first clients! I am soooooo excited about this project as I am working with them on selecting all of the finishes for the home as it is being built from the ground up. Construction starts in March and we have already selected most of the flooring, counter tops, plumbing, etc. When the house is finished in the Fall, I will then help them with soft furnishings. To give you an idea of the style of this home, check out a few of our inspiration pictures... Oh, and try not to fall out of your chair...

EXTERIOR: Gray Stucco, and yes, we plan on incorporating that stunning oval window!

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exterior gray w oval window

INTERIOR: I mean, really? Can it get more beautiful than this?!

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staircase

I will be sure to keep you all updated on this project as we make progress...It's sure to be a jaw dropper!

In the mean time, I'm also working on a nursery for girl twins as well as a handful of online design boards. So I guess you could say that my resolution for 2012 is to kick it into high gear so that I can successfully complete these projects before the babies get here! Wish me luck!

 

Octopus Triptych

 
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octopus1

That's it! I've been staring at this amazing piece of art long enough! I - have - to - have - it!

If you read my blog on a regular basis, you know that I have a slight obsession with beaches as well as fantasizing about my future beach house! ;-) I love everything about the ocean...especially the variety colors it reflects...but also the amazing sea creatures.

So the first time I laid eyes on Lord Bodner's Octopus Triptych, I just knew I had to have it!

Don't you agree that it will go perfectly in my new office? So do I! But you're crazy if you think I'm going to pay almost $4k for this beauty...stay tuned for my frugal find of the week!

Here are a few other spaces with art work that incorporates sea creatures...

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sea 2
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{all images via decorpad.com}

Makes me want to plan a trip to the beach!

 

Pretty In Pink

 

So I have decided that I need an office in our home. I am tired of writing blog posts in bed and working on client projects at the kitchen table! I need a space where I can be inspired, work and keep my business organized. The problem is that our house only has 3 bedrooms, which might seem like plenty of room for only 2 people, but it's not...trust me. And because we just had our kitchen remodeled, we aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Our master suite is located upstairs along with an open area at the top of the stairs which my husband considers "his" office (and he's made it clear that he's not sharing!). And one of our spare bedrooms is considered his "man room" and contains an abundance of seating and a larger than necessary flat screen (if you ask me).....but I guess that's fair since the rest of the house is decorated to my liking. I had to give him something, right? ;-)

So the other spare bedroom is a guest room, and since we rarely have overnight guests I'm considering turning this room into my office / guest bedroom. The only items we have in there so far are a black four poster bed and a flat screen television, so I pretty much have a blank canvas to work with. An added bonus is that the room has a spacious closet, so I can easily store unsightly craft supplies, projects, etc.

I've been thinking about a color scheme for the last several weeks and for some reason I keep coming back to the color pink! This is very out of character for me as I am usually all about the blues, turquoise, etc. But this time I am picturing a volume of white....white bedding, white draperies, a white desk.....a hint of grey.....and different shades of pink! Just like the picture below!

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pink 12

Here are some of the spaces that I have been admiring over the last few weeks...

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pink 1

I love the white walls in the room above, but my walls are already painted a light shade of gray which I think will still work.

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pink 2
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pink 4

I love the pillows on the bed above...I might just have to recreate them!

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pink 5

All of that storage space sure would be nice...

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pink 6

Notice the detail of the pink ceiling!

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pink 8
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pink 11
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pink 7

Oooooo.....there is a hint of blue in this room!

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pink white the lennox

I have always admired this room... {source: thelennox.com}

{other photos via decorpad.com}

So what do you think? I am super excited about this project and will keep you posted as it progresses!

 

Frugal Find of the Week! Sisal Rug

 

So many interiors are giving center stage to sisal rugs these days. They are stylish and versatile.....they can stand alone or be layered. Either way, they are fabulous!   Here are a few spectacular interiors featuring sisal rugs...  

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sisal 1

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sisal 2

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sisal 3

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When I first started shopping for sisal rugs for my home I found these at Pottery Barn....  

They come in 4 great colors and they are priced at $349 for an 8'x10'.  

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pb sisal

Then I found these on Overstock.com where an 8'x10' is only $189!  

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os sisal

I have purchased 3 of these rugs for my home and I love them all! I would highly recommend this frugal find!

 

Hooked on Chevron

 

I have always loved a chevron pattern. Even when I was a little girl, I used to marvel at chevron patterned wood floors in older homes.... These days this pattern is being used to make a more dramatic statement in rooms such as these... I am in awe of these black and white chevron patterned drapes....

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drapes 1

Who hasn't drooled over this brilliant design by Jonathan Adler? Doubtlessly one of my favorites!

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chevron 3

Another striking window panel...

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drapes 2

This bathroom floor is spectacular! I love that the floor is the statement piece and all it's white surroundings allow it to take center stage!

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chevron 1

I love, love, love all of the elements of this room....the rug, the bold yellow, the driftwood coffee table base that adds a nice natural element.....but most of all the symmetry! Gorgeous!

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chevron 5

Oh! My! That chevron patterned accent chair is exquisite! I'm also loving the pink!

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chevron 6

{all images via decorpad.com}

So what do you think? Are you as obsessed as I am? Do you have any chevron pattern in your house?

 

Decorative Dessert Plates

 

'Tis the season to entertain! I've had had my eye on these great little dessert plates...I absolutely love the colors as well as the bold patterns! They would make a great statement on any holiday table!

These turquoise / chevron patterned plates are fantastic!

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Mikasa Studio Dessert Plates 2

Mikasa Studio Dessert Plates

Black & white with gold trim...so classic and sophisticated! I have to have these!

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Mikasa Studio Dessert Plates 1

Platinum and white....equally as gorgeous!

Mikasa Studio Dessert Plates
Mikasa Studio Dessert Plates

I love the stripes as well! Navy and white with a silver trim...another beloved color combo!

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Mikasa Studio Dessert Plates 4

Of course, my favorite would have to be these...after all, they would go perfect in that beach house I've been dreaming of ;-)

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Thomas Paul Dessert Plates 1

Today I found these cute little dessert plates at a consignment store for only $9 for 6 of them! They go well with my classic white dishes and my pewter charges, so I figured, why not?

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dessert plates 2

I really love the pattern...simple, yet versatile.

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dessert plates pattern

Now I will just have to find an excuse to use them.  :-)

 

Frugal Find of the Week! Lantern Pendant Lights

 

I have received several compliments on the pendant lights that I used in our kitchen remodel. I found them for an amazing price, so I decided to feature them as this week's frugal find! I originally considered purchasing the Hundi Lantern from Pottery Barn.....

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Hundi Lantern-1
Pottery Barn Hundi Lantern
Pottery Barn Hundi Lantern

And then I found this one from Overstock.com for $166.99...

Glass Lantern Chandelier
Glass Lantern Chandelier

I loved the lantern as well as the price...so I ordered two for my kitchen and saved over $200!

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PS Kitchen After PS1
 

Deck the Halls with Paper Flowers!

 

Our Christmas tree is finally up and  accessorized! I really surprised myself this year by going in a TOTALLY different direction with my decor. I have never been one to go the traditional red and green route…. In fact, before I got married, I wrapped my tree in feather boas and adorned the branches with these fun little black and white numbers… Bustiers, High heels, Hand Bags, Beads, Crystals, Rhinestones….you name it! If it was black and white and feminine, I was making room for it on the tree!

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2010XMas11

These whimsical ornaments were perfect when I lived in my black and white “Bachelorette Pad” high in the sky above downtown Dallas! But my taste has changed. And while I still love the idea of a non-traditional tree, I wanted something different.

I’m sure you’ll remember the post I wrote a few weeks ago about my trip to Laurie Anna’s Vintage Home in Canton, TX…. Well the vintage inspiration that I found in her store must still be with me! I started decorating my tree on Sunday with no real vision in mind….all I knew was that I wanted to create a whimsical look with soft colors. What I ended up with is this vintage-esque creation...

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2010XMas1
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2010XMas2

The flowers were a DIY project...I made them out of craft paper and tissue paper dusted with gold spray paint. (there are 40 of them!)

I glued small glass ornaments in colors of bronze, gold and silver to the center of the flowers.

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2010XMas3

Luckily, I was able to use several silver and white ornaments that I already had.

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2010XMas6

I purchased several of these rusted crosses at Laurie Anna's...

The framed ornament was an engagement picture and a wedding gift from our friend and photographer Karey Roe with Rink Photo.

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2010XMAS4

The mantle....

Flanked with trees made of branches from Laurie Anna's, glittered garland, an apothecary jar filled with ornaments and of course, more paper flowers.

I found the mirror at Home Goods earlier this year. It was a bright, brassy gold which I did not care for, so I spray painted it this taupy-gold color.

I love our fireplace screen! I found it at Garden Ridge for only $79.00!

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2010XMasMantel

To create a bit of contrast, I dressed the back of the book shelves in wrapping paper that I found in the wedding section at Target. I secured it with only 4 pieces of double stick tape so that it can be easily removed after the Holidays.

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2010XMas8

I picked up the pearl embellished mercury glass votive at Michael's for only $2!

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2010XMas10

Now comes the real work! Shopping for all of the gifts to put under the tree! (wrapped in coordinating papers of course - I've already stocked up!)

 

Dazzling Holiday Windows in NYC!

 

Well, we are back from a wonderful Thanksgiving vacation to NYC! A great big thanks to my brother, Brad, for hosting us, making restaurant reservations and finding show tickets! (there...I mentioned you in one of my blog posts! Are you happy now?! :-))

We did a lot in 4 days! Had dinner at a few restaurants with great food and FABULOUS decor (which I will share more on later)...

Dinner at Quality Meats
Dinner at Quality Meats

Toured the Guggenheim....

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Guggenheim2

Guggenheim

Enjoyed a few beers at McSorley's...New York City's oldest continuously operating saloon...

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McSorleys

McSorleys

Went to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade....

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Parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

And last but not least, shopped 5th Ave, where I got to take in some of the most beautiful holiday windows!

My favorite by far, was once again Bergdorf Goodman! I was lucky enough to observe their holiday windows last year as well, and I was absolutely blown away! This window was my favorite from last year...everything was made from some sort of reflective surface! Glass, mirror, sequence, etc...absolutely stunning!!

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Bergdorf Window 2009 via idowindows.wordpress.com

This year seemed to have a sort of travel/nautical theme, which I adored as I LOVE to travel....and my favorite vacations are beach vacations, so this theme was right up my alley!

Here are just a few of Bergdorf's 2010 holiday windows...I borrowed a few of my images from HabituallyChic.blogspot.com as I seemed to get quite a bit of glare in my pics.

Window #1:

Ummm, who sets sail in a navy and white full sequence pant suit? This girl does!

Check out those industrial pendants....I'd love to use those over an island!

Window #2:

Forget a coach seat on American Airlines....this girl reaches her vacation destination via a winged horse!

Window #3:

My ABSOLUTE favorite! This window represents such a fantasy land for me! I love the ocean...I love to scuba dive to observe how these fabulous creatures live under the surface...and, need I even mention, I love anything that sparkles! I just wanted to jump inside this fabulous abode and call it my own!

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2010BGWindow6

Check out this octopus made of pearls and crystals!

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2010BGWindow7

Have you ever seen a tortoise shell covered in beads and pearls?!

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2010BGWindow8

Now that is one crocodile I would not mind encountering! Diamonds for eyes and teeth?! Amazing!

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2010BGWindow9

Check out that treasure chest!!

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2010BGWindow10

Another close up of the octopus. The coral next to him is adorned in diamond and pearl stud earrings!

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2010BGWindow11

Ahhh...this mermaid has the life....

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2010BGWindow12
 

Obsessing Over White Brick Fireplaces...

 

More and more people are saying goodbye to their drab, dingy, brick fireplaces and painting them white. I love a painted white fireplace...it freshens and brightens and leaves you with a beautiful blank canvas to style anyway you please! Here are just a few of my favorite looks.... Loving this all-white room and the arched detailing on the fireplace...

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Fireplace05

Beautiful hardwood floors against the contrasting white background...

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Fireplace04

Are you noticing the trend here? White fireplace + white walls = perfection!

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Fireplace03

Once again....

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Fireplace02

It's nice to know that a $20 can of paint and a little DIY can really purify a space. Are you contemplating painting your fireplace? I say go for it!!

 

Black & White & Pretty All Over

 

I love black and white anything! Black and white photographs, black and white clothing...but most of all, black and white interiors! It is so classic and sophisticated! Here are some of my favorite rooms designed around this chic color combination.... White walls and black trim...definitely something I will consider when building our next home. I would love to see a black and white zebra rug on those espresso floors.....stunning!

Check out that black wall....and the blank white canvas....so simple yet so chic! I love that they have incorporated a few rustic accessories. We all know rustic accessories are essential around my house! :-)

I mean....really? I'm not sure who is sleeping in here. Twin girls? Or maybe Lucy and Ricky? Whoever it is, I envy them! Loving all of the greek key borders!

I was shocked when I saw this room was Laura Ashley! Are you kidding? When I was a little girl, my bedroom was done in Laura Ashley and it certainly was not this glamorous! Think mauve and green tulips........This black and white number is definitely more my style! And that mirror above the fireplace.....ummm, yes please!

 

Frugal Find of the Week! Medallion Throw Pillows

 

Since I've posted about my friend Jenny's Master Bedroom Makeover, I've received several inquires about where we found the medallion fabric for the throw pillows on her bed. Jenny actually found this fabric at Fabric Factory here in Dallas. She loved it so much we decided to design the entire room around it. So we had a few throw pillows made for the bed, and after all was said and done, the pillows ended up costing around $50 each.

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Master Bedroom Remodel 5

Well...what do ya know.....a few weeks after having them made, I found these....

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Pillow

Where? you ask..... Garden Ridge! And for only $20 each!

There were a TON of them left as of last weekend! So if you are in the market for these great pillows and you live in the Dallas area, head to Garden Ridge at Legacy and 75 for this amazing frugal find!

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Pillow1
 

A Master Bedroom Makeover!

 

A couple of months ago, my friend Jenny called me for help with her master bedroom. Jenny, her husband and their son live in a gorgeous home in the Dallas area. They moved in a few years ago, and although they have done a fantastic job decorating their house, their master bedroom was lacking in style. In fact, the only items they had for the room so far was their bed and night stands. Jenny explained that she wanted to add color and sophistication to the room without spending a huge amount of money. Here is the inspiration fabric that she fell in love with.......the colors were exactly what we were looking for! I just love the combination of the aqua blue and apple green...so vibrant! She did a great job selecting this fabric!

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Fabric

Here is Jenny's master bedroom before....

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Clapp Master Bedroom Project - before 4
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Clapp master Bedroom Project - Before 3
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Clapp master Bedroom Project - Before 1
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Clapp Master Bedroom Project - Before 2

And here is her Master Bedroom After....

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Master Bedroom Remodel 6
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Master Bedroom Makeover 04
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Master Bedroom Remodel 3
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Master Bedroom Makeover 01
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Master Bedroom Remodel 5
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Master Bedroom Remodel 8

Do you recognize this table? Yep...that was a DIY project that I posted about several weeks ago!

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Master Bedroom Remodel 9

In my opinion, the wall color and the drapes made the most dramatic impact!

Jenny and her family are very happy with the trasformation, so I'd say this project was a success!!

 

Frugal Find of the Week! Sunburst Mirror

 

As mentioned in yesterday's post, I love mirrors and I literally can't stop buying them! They are just so versatile! I have used this mirror, from Z Gallerie, in a couple of my recent projects...

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I used the gold mirror pictured above in a recent master bedroom makeover (pictures coming soon)......and the white one below in a baby boy's nursery...

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Several weeks ago I was on the prowl for some great accessories for a Bachelor Pad Makeover when I came across this sunburst mirror at Garden Ridge for only $39.99!

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sunburst frugal find

Now let's be honest....the finish is terribly unattractive.....but the shape is perfect! And you could easily sand down the frame and paint it in any color you desire! At $39.99 it's certainly worth a shot!!

Here are some inspiring ways to use a sunburst mirror in your own home....

This bedroom is TO-DIE-FOR!!! Love the sunburst over the fireplace!!

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I am loving this bedroom as well! The color palette is perfection!

Now this is unique! I love that it is slightly more rustic that most other sunbursts you see...

Ummmm.....can you say drama!!! What a great space!

Thanks for stopping by...and happy Friday!

 

I Love Mirrors!

 

I love mirrors! I know...as if you didn't notice, right?  I have them all over our house! Many of you have inquired about where I have purchased all of the mirrors that have been featured in some of my posts, so here goes......From "Making His House Our Home:" I found these two sunbursts at Home Goods for only $59.99 each! They are trimmed in an antiqued gold, which I love!

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Sunburst Mirrors

Again, from"Making His House Our Home:" not the best picture....but the mirror in the top right corner is bordered with weathered tree branches...a gift from my in-laws. We have two of them to create symmetry....something else I can't seem to get enough of!

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Living Room After

Another shot of the mirrors...I like that they add another rustic element to the space.

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Living and Dining

From "Staircase Photo Gallery:" The mirror on our staircase is probably my favorite mirror in the house! Layer upon layer of sparkle and shine...such a unique shape, too! Again...I found this mirror at Home Goods for $39.99!

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Stair Wall 2

From "Frugal Find of the Week!! Mirrored Nightstand:" Mirrors aren't just for hanging! They also make stunning furniture pieces like this one from Home Goods for only $199.99!

Master Bedroom Mirrored Side Table Frugal Find
Master Bedroom Mirrored Side Table Frugal Find

I am now on the hunt for the perfect sunburst to go over our bed. It needs to be very small and preferably gold. It is one of the last items that I need to complete our master bedroom, so I am very anxious! Any ideas? Here is what I have in mind:

The larger one pictured below would be perfect!

This one is nice....maybe a little too small though...? The size kind of makes it more interesting...

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Maybe this one from Ballard Designs...designed by Suzanne Kasler.

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What do you think about me trying out this DIY sunburst that I saw on Isabella & Max via Honey We're Home?!?! Sooooo dramatic!! Don't you love it?! I'm seriously considering making a smaller version in gold! What do you think??

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Timeless Vintage Inspiration...

 

For years now my Mother has been talking about one of her favorite stores, "Laurie Anna's Vintage Home," in Canton, TX. She has tried several times to get me to make a trip out there with her, but I have always passed on the offer because the store offers only vintage pieces and accessories. And while I do love vintage style, I just never thought I would find anything out there that would fit my style of mixing mostly modern with a touch of vintage. However, last week I was informed that Laurie Anna's Vintage Home was holding her first annual "Vintage Farmhouse Christmas;" and when my Mom found out, she insisted that I go with her. This time I agreed, as I am currently hard at work on the most amazing master bedroom makeover for a friend that loves ALL things vintage! I knew that at the very least I would find some amazing inspiration! Little did I know, I would be blown away by the over-the-top tablescapes and designs that I was about to encounter!

Here are just a few of my favorite pictures that I snapped (with my iPhone) while perusing through her store............

Don't you just loooove this old vintage rocking horse?! And the oversized flowers....aren't they stunning?! They are made of craft paper that she sells in her store, so I purchased a couple of rolls to try a hand at it myself! I'll let you know how that turns out :-)

If you look closely, you will see the paper chain draped on top of the shutters...like the kind you made out of red and green construction paper as a kid to count down the days until Christmas. Only these are made from old vintage book pages....I loved that idea!

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Laurie Anna's 6

I loved how these dog treats were displayed on the iron stands...and how the pine cone wreaths serve as chargers! Who would have thought?!

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Laurie Anna's 4

The porcelain dish was filled with vintage buttons...

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Laurie Anna's 1

Ivories, grays and dusty pinks.......sooooo vintage.....

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Laurie Anna's 7
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Laurie Anna's 2

Stay tuned for the vintage inspired master bedroom makeover I'm currently working on....I hope to have pictures posted within the next week or two....you won't believe the transformation!!