Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Something Blue, Weekend Changes

I have been in the mood for a change in my living room and I have been wanting to use this Kelly Wearstler for Lee Jofa fabric for a long time.  Sooo, it only seemed logical that the blue fabric join forces with my living room chairs.  Special fabric for special chairs.  What didn't seem logical was using pretty expensive fabric in Henry's direct firing line so the seat (still currently in previous fabric) is going to be something a little cheaper.  Update to follow...
However, as excited as I am about the change inside; the best purchase of the weekend came in a different blue form.  A plastic, $16 from Lowe's sort of form...
A pool for my bathing beauty.  
 Both purchases- worth every penny.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012


Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend full of family, friends and of course frozen fruity drinks.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Morning Snack

I love to look at pictures in people's homes.  love.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Drum Roll Please

Today the winner of the St. Vincent's Nursery Contest was announced on ABC 33/40 Talk of Alabama.  I am so excited to begin working on the Reed's nursery which will be revealed live on June 8th.  Click on the video below for announcement from this morning's show.
Thank you everyone who voted!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Industrial Console Table for Sale

 Industrial gray piping and reclaimed wood top console for sale, $245 (retail $598).  Dimensions: 40"H x 60"W x 13"D.  E-mail me @ mstronginteriors@aol.com if interested.  Freight outside of Birmingham must be coordinated by buyer.  

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Quiet Time

Hope this is not a repeat! Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Pair of Accent Tables for Sale

These tables are available, $150 for the pair.  I don't have the dimensions on me but I will post when I have them.  They are roughly 15"High x 16"Wide.  Shorter than your average coffee table they would be great in front of a low sofa or as side tables for accent chairs.  If interested please e-mail me @ mstronginteriors@aol.com.  If you are outside of Birmingham freight must be scheduled by buyer.
Hope you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Thrifty Tips

Yesterday I was on Talk of Alabama doing a Thrifty Tips segment for the St. Vincent's Nursery Giveaway Contest.  You can see the video HERE or click below.
Voting is only open a few more days, click on the button to the left to help one family win a nursery!  You can vote once a day.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Scotts Roundup

 Another Scotts Antique Market...Let's start with the best part shall we?  My friend and fellow blogger Rachel and I live in each other's home towns and try as we might to get together it seems like we are always passing each other on I-65.  So we decided to rendezvous in Atlanta instead, and it was nice to look around with another set of eyes.
I fell so in love with these rugs one came home to live with me in my bathroom.  It was just the update I needed.

Eyed several old signs for interesting wall decor...
 Didn't buy these but they definitely had the wheels spinning.  May have to come back to these for something.
Old globes have been on my radar for months years now.  Still waiting for the right place.
 Let me tell you, big, vintage (or reproduction, boo) letters are in now, they were everywhere.  And I do really like them.
 I was whipping out my checkbook for these until I saw the ol' sold sign, sigh.  I would have loved you and given you a good home.
 Loved the base...
 Pondering these for Nashville client...
Wanted these for lake client-made from old wood skis, how cute would they be in a rec room or on the porch?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. Isaiah 40:11
Happy Mother's Day to my Mom, for whom there are no words to express my love and gratitude for her, and all the Moms out there!  As a first time mother this verse brings me such comfort.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bright Nursery Contest Inspiration

Yesterday I presented a bright inspiration board on Talk of Alabama.  I can't wait to find out who St. Vincent's Contest winner is and get started on their custom nursery.  To see the presentation you can go HERE.  
And don't forget to vote!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Neutral Nursery Inspiration

Yesterday I was on ABC33/40 Talk of Alabama presenting an inspiration board for a neutral nursery for St. Vincent's Nursery Giveaway.  This is the board but you can see the whole segment HERE.
Today I will be back on Talk of Alabama with a "bright color" inspired nursery. These designs are not the exact room the winner will receive, just an inspiration.  Have you voted today?  Click on the button to the left to help one deserving family win!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Henry 8 Months

 I had planned on getting 6 month pictures taken of Henry, so you know how it goes... at 8 months we finally booked a date with the very talented Emily Joy Gresham.  Emily Joy took Henry's newborn 6 week pictures and I loved them so I was very excited to work with her again.  She had her work cut out because the smiliest baby in the world (we can't walk two feet in the grocery store without stopping because he is flirting with someone) would not crack one smile. Unheard of, but that is the way it goes right?  Somehow, in the midst of all his seriousness she was able to get some great pictures, here are just a few...
 That hair... as wild as he is.
 My men- could.not.love.them. more.
For more information on Emily Joy's work (I highly recommend her) you can visit her blog or find her HERE.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Time To Vote!

Alright wonderful readers, it is time to help one lucky family win a nursery so generously provided by St. Vincent's Hospital and ABC33/40 and designed by me! I can tell you personally these families are SO wonderful, I wish I could do three nurseries; but only one family can win. I tried to post the videos but I can only get one up at a time.  You can watch all three finalist HERE. Voting is open until May 18th and you can vote once a day until then. Please help your favorite win and VOTE HERE!  In the meantime you can catch me on Talk of Alabama tomorrow and Wednesday presenting two nursery designs.
You can also click the St. Vincent's button to the left to vote!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Quiet Time- So Proud

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27

This past week my dear friend Bullen graduated with an AS degree from Jefferson State Community College.  He will also be only two semesters away from BS degree. Funding and prayers are needed! You might remember his story from THIS POST, but you can also learn more about his moving journey and mission HERE.  

Friday, May 4, 2012

Fun Fabric Client Bench

Yesterday this was delivered to a clients house.  I will get a better picture not from my phone but it looks great!  We had loved this fabric for a while but it is eye-catching and needed just the right place.  Finally it found its home on bench in a otherwise very calm room.  It was just the right punch the room needed.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Call Of The Wild-What Do You Think?

I was flipping through what will surely be one of my new go-to wallpaper books yesterday when I thought, "Ohhh, zebra, so fun!".  The very next second I thought, "Wait....is this really so fun or I am so emerged in all things design my compass is off?"  
Soooo, I thought I would ask you!  Thoughts?

Wallpaper Thibaut

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

My Next Project

 It is time to work on the porch again. Items on the list this year are: to repaint the stripes (they are in need of some touch ups), possibly paint the ceiling (although I have been saying that for years), repaint the swing and get a new cushion.
On the top of that list is to copy this idea somehow.  Every since I saw this photo on Pink Wallpaper I have not been able to get it out of my head.  I am thinking on basket in each corner...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Loving Schumacher's new line from LULU DK.  I want to use this one upcoming children's rooms I am working on.  Makes me think of my long distance loves Camila and Linds...