Monday, April 7, 2014

Deal of the Day: Ceiling Fan

I find it hard to get excited about a ceiling fan, but my favorite go to has been the Acero Ceiling fan from Restoration Hardware, which costs $479. I found the same one at Home Depot for a fraction of the cost. 
You're welcome ;)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Real Estate Stalking: Thomasville, GA

My favorite app is When we travel through a great neighborhood, I always search "homes nearby" to get a peek into the houses and see the price range. We live 40 miles from Thomasville, GA, and while I am quite content in Tallahassee, when I visit Thomasville, I always want to move into a charming historic home from the 1800's. 

There are many lovely historic homes for sale from the 1800's and early 1900's. Tall ceilings, endless millwork, pocket doors + multiple fireplaces are what my dreams consist of.  Strangely, I came back 3 times to this ranch style, built in 1981, low ceilings and all. 

Take a look: 

Usually I prefer the architecture or the bones of the house to do the "heavy lifting" in design, but this house is a perfect example of the power of decorating. There is so much restraint used (by keeping the floors the same and painting most walls white). Restraint is hard and I believe it's undervalued, I'll post about that later.  

You can see more photos and the listing here.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Brass bar details on my brain.

The latest issue of Garden & Gun and Southern Living both featured The Apothecary at Brent's Drugs in Jackson, MS. Coincidentally, I am working on a residential project that has a 12' long island and we want to add a bar foot rail. 

You see, it is details like this that bring great delight to me. Stay tuned and I'll show you how it looks in a residential space. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Pet Portrait Sources.

If I was thinking ahead, I would have published this in November under "gift ideas". But since it's late in the game, I'll just share some sources I've used for pet portraits. First, my husband had this picture of our dog commissioned as a push present. We used a local artist, Karen Stewart, from Tallahassee. I love having this in Reid's room.  When I go to pick up Reid out of his crib, he always points to this painting and sometimes he barks.

For this portrait below, I found the shop Tivoli Gardens on etsy. One of my friends lost her dog this year and we had this commissioned for her as a birthday gift.

Lastly, I won a giveaway two years ago from c'est si bon for a PVE Design giveaway. I have always admired Patricia's work and was so excited to win this. (It still needs a frame, shame on me). 
If you are thinking of gifting a pet portrait, I highly recommend the above mentioned artists. Do you have an artist you love? Please share.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Framing Idea: Embellish with brass.

You should know by now when I say "I'll be back tomorrow to post…", it's a lie. I intend to, but you know I have this adorable little boy who consumes my days and leaves almost no time for this poor little blog.

I think most of us are pretty crazy for brass these days. I added these brass flat corners brackets to Reid's little darlings photos. I found mine on ebay, but you can find some here

I can drive myself crazy over little details, but I like how these turned out. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Framing Idea: Grid Option

 I had some questions about this map, so I wanted to share my really affordable source with you.  I knew this bathroom needed something to fill the space, but I definitely did not want one large frame. I started looking up historical city maps and stumbled upon World Maps Online

I then took it to Hobby Lobby so they could cut them into grids and I found these floating frames at Michaels. This job was a test in patience and the hanging was even worse, but I think it was worth it. 
Have a great weekend. I'll be back next week with more framing ideas. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Snippets from an ongoing project...

 My talented friend, Jen Little from Sugar Photography, was visiting town she was able to shoot this space I've been working on for the past 6 months. It's a huge improvement from my iPhone photos which I blogged about here

Friday, September 27, 2013

Paneled Perfection.

I have been browsing upholstered screen panels for a project I am working on.  I called my upholsterer to have him price this out and he said "you mean those old changing room panels?"
I considered them quite traditional as well, but these pictures provide a fresh take on a classic. 

Happy weekend!