Monday, April 30, 2012

Monday Inspiration

1. Better Homes and Gardens 2. HGTV 3. House Beautiful 4. Better Homes and Gardens 5. House To Home

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thinking About You

 A year ago today the tornados ripped through Alabama, changing so many lives.  Several of you e-mailed me after Wednesdays post to give your condolences about my client's previous lake house.  Thank you so very much, your kindness is appreciated greatly.  However, while any loss is sad, the real tornado stories are much deeper and well, tragic.  So, for those of you whose life was changed a year ago today this post is for you.  Some bright, happy pictures to make you smile.  Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Progress...A Long Time In The Making

 Last year a Birmingham client hired me to help decorate their lake house a couple of hours outside the city. (Before)
Every inch of the house was painted or tweaked.  Lots of new furniture was purchased, gorgeous curtains were hung, things were looking great.  This picture was taken early on installation day...
 "After" shots were not taken because we thought we were returning in a couple of weeks to add a few finishing details.  Two days after this picture was taken the April tornadoes came through and the house completely destroyed.  Some pieces were salvaged but almost everything was lost.  So, this past fall the rebuilding process began.  This time we were designing every detail of their new family retreat.  Remember this picture?
 Well that space eventually became this...
 And last week it was back to the lake to check on the progress and this is what the house is looking like now...
Not much longer now and I will be showing you after pictures!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Explosions...of sorts*

Yesterday Henry's daycare called to say that he was running a fever so I hurried over to take that sweet baby home.  Perhaps sweet is not the appropriate word to describe a sick baby.  Perhaps explosive would be better since there were..ahem...outbursts of all kinds.

But every time I look down at him sleeping I swear I think it is my heart that might just explode right of my chest.

*Seriously? This is the best title I can come up with this morning?  I am blaming it on the lack of sleep last night.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday Inspiration

 Just some things I pinned this weekend....Sliding screen doors for when I have a screened in patio...
Pretty lighting for when I have a pretty, high gloss, paneled hall...
 For when....oh let's not even go there!
 For when I have closet that has visible walls....
 Ohhhh yes, for when I have my dream kitchen, it will have thick counters and most definitely a wood hood.

Images via Pinterest- 1. Castle Homes 2. Opal Design Group 3. Atlantic-Pacific 4. Marcus Design Blog 5. Better Homes and Gardens

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

Tile Obsession

Dear Popham Design,

Love, love, love your tiles.  I promise to try to implement them in a job very soon.



Images Popham Design

Thursday, April 19, 2012

This Is What Happens

When multiple shelves in your office look like this: 
And you are looking for a stress reliever...
Your door might or might not change colors on a regular basis.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Happy Birthday to my Mate. 

Monday, April 16, 2012

Add To My Project List

How is it Monday already?  I didn't even get to start a single project this weekend.  Maybe it is Spring fever but I am so ready to make some changes around the house and the office.  This one, adding wallpaper (or stencil) to closet panels, might have to be added to my list.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Last Day....Or....

Or perhaps a better title would be, "Is That Really The Way I Talk?" Today is the last day to sign up for the St. Vincent's/Talk of Alabama Nursery Giveaway Contest! Click on the side button to enter. I can't wait to meet the finalist! Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Coffee Table for Sale

 Can you tell we are Spring Cleaning at the office?  I wonder if a miniature furniture hoarder lives down inside me somewhere....Anyways, back to the table, she is a beauty.  Inlaid wood top, iron sides, 50"L x 24"D x 18"H, $375 (retail almost double).
 There are two small chips in the top.  I do think the top will chip some with use but goes along with the character of the table.
E-mail with questions.  If you are outside of Birmingham and interested all freight must be coordinated by buyer.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


 I believe this is going to be my new summer fragrance...
And while searching for it online this popped up, I wish it was going to be my new summer bag...