Saturday, November 27, 2010


Another tablescape with metallics.  This room from Erika and her team at Urban Grace.  They are so talented, I love getting to see their work. See full story here.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Holiday Table Inspiration

This fall table by Eddie Ross found in Lonny Magazine is great inspiration for the holidays. These golden colors look would great with my blue china. Those birds are from hobby lobby! then painted in gold.

Mottehedeh Imperial Blue

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Kid's Room Update

Big kid beds and bedding have arrived.  H's room and trim painted.  Shams are being monogrammed and curtain rods primed and painted for hanging. 

I'm working on the finishing touches and the fun parts that make the rooms feel like kid's spaces.  I will be able to share some pics soon.

Although we have three new fun rooms in the making, most of the time the inhabitants find their way to our  room and new bed.  So although we now have a 'roomy' king, it can get quite crowded.  I've resorted to bribing our kids with a quarter if they can stay in their own beds until the sun comes up.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

More Kid's Room Designs

I *think* I've finally settled on the kids room designs.  Baby Coco near our house carries a great line of bedding by Annette Tatum that mixed well with the Serena & Lily that I liked.  It was also much easier to decide with the fabrics in hand than just shopping online. 

Everything is ordered and I look forward to sharing photos of how their rooms turn out with you in September.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I've been distracted by new job, kids, life in general and I've neglected my hobby, my design blog, which also means I've neglected my own home design.

But a creative spark has been ignited. My husband has one request, that we get a new king bed. One that can be our sanctuary but also accomodate our four children in the morning or on stormy nights, when they crawl in bed with us.

So of course, this opens up a world of design questions. For a new mattress requires a new bedframe, new linens and well, makes me take a second look at our bedroom as a whole.

David knew he wanted a Westin Heavenly bed. The W Hotel bed, which appears to be identical, is 35% off so we ordered it last night. The offer expires today, but I believe they run big discounts from time to time.
I knew right away I wanted a fabric covered headboard, the question is only what shape and fabric. My inspiration photos are included in this pos.
For linens, I have an inclination towards white sheets and a white duvet covers with some detailing. Pratesi, Leontine or Frette would be my first choices if money were no object. I am particularly font of the Pratesi chain design shown on the middle two photos.
Good options that are better on the budget include Serena & Lily, Restoration Hardware and Sferra.

Friday, January 22, 2010

J.Crew Sneak Peek: Spring Collection

catalog sneak peak (to be released in stores Monday)

The big spring collection arrives in J Crew stores Monday and they will begin stocking their shelves. My sales associate said everything should be on the floor by Tuesday evening.

I can't help myself, I am addicted to J Crew and am eagerly anticipating this collection.

Besides, spring has nearly sprung here in Austin. We had temperatures in the mid to high 70s today. I'll have to pack any coats and wool sweaters away in about 10 minutes.

I'm eying this Loulie Ruffle Tank in cotton/silk poplin and Rossio lightweight cashmere long cardigan. All the spring watch strap colors are great but I think this neon coral is my favorite. And of course all the baubles are fun.

Hand cut flower art tee