Friday, January 11, 2013

the nursery...

post signatureby far, the question i was asked most in pregnancy was, "what are you going to do in YOUR nursery?!?!" 

i loved dreaming about this space. 

i knew i wanted something gender neutral. we knew we wouldn't find out the sex of our baby before birth, and also love the thought of our children sharing a room regardless of gender...at least while they are little:)

i wasn't sure if i would get the ceiling complete while pregnant, but i am so glad i did. it is my favorite part of the space.

this rocker belonged to meme. we had it recovered for our little. 
meme is pretty special in these parts.

the dresser is a vintage find that i hand painted.


i hand painted the crib, given to us by GiGi. LouLou gifted us pretty much everything else. 

there are some fun touches in the space, like the ABC print my aunt made for my sister 32 years ago for her nursery.

i've since added the BOY touches. dinosaur roman shades and bedskirt, as well as the name painted on the wall. i'll be sure to share one of these days!

Monday, January 7, 2013

We had our baby...

it's true. time flew by and i went from (very!)pregnant to mama...in what felt like a flash.


we welcomed our beautiful baby BOY into the world on October 25.

he looks just like his papa.
which is just about perfect if you ask me.

maternity leave has come and gone. it was so so nice to have a break, but i am also so excited to begin creating again.

 nursery pictures to come!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Quick update...more to come

 bebe g is a growin. thought an update might be in order.
have some fun house and client projects to share later in the week.
 enjoy your sunday!

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Baby G

that's right. we are pretty pumped to add a little to our house.

19 weeks plus junk in the hotel room floor
if you give a mouse a cookie(or a house)...
little hanky mouse a while back
she will want bebes to fill all the rooms in her house.

12 weeks
14 weeks
16 weeks
18 weeks
 jeff is real devastated...he feels like his bump is growing with mine:)
can't wait for october!!
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hand Painted Union Jack Dresser

this project was a fun one. let me tell ya, the mama of this bebe is one FASHIONABLE mama. as in looks so stinking cute when in the last month of pregnancy...impressive:) ashley, had the vision for a hand painted union jack dresser. i had the privilege of figuring out how to translate the design to this vintage dresser. it was a ton of fun. here is the final product:







here is a shot of the dresser in the nursery. this is a great visual for how to use a dresser as a changing table...works like a charm!!


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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A little house update

i can't believe it's been so long since i posted...where did march go? 
anyway, here is a little update in our, now, dining room. we enclosed our back patio and added this indoor space. i originally thought i'd use it as a little sitting area in my kitchen. then i realized no one was sitting there. then i put the dining table in there and put out munchies when people came over...and they sat there.
i wanted a subtle stripe pattern. the lighter gray is actually a champagne metallic color.
 the stripe colors are metallic champagne, darker gray(like in the herringbone room) and then the wall color, white.
 i also hung my floating shelves on the stripe wall. i really like the dimension they add. i made the mistake of hanging them way too close together in our old place. i decided to just hang two, and to give them lots of space to breathe between one another.
 i am glad i did...it will be much easier to style them this way.
i'll update you again, once i buy everything to style the shelves with. i have plans for large format photos in this space!
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

silver leafed mirrors

i silver leafed some mirrors for a client a while back and they turned out awesome!
they started out gold...which was all wrong for our space.
they ended sliver leafed. pretty cool, huh?!
you can see the two mirrors(notice the reflection of the second mirror in the first mirror) in the above shot. one mirror is hung above each, his and hers vanity.
here are some detail shots:
 this is the mirror above the wife's area

silver leaf is hard to beat. you can make it crack, smooth, lacquer it, glaze it. it's so versatile and sophisticated.


 and this is the mirror above the husband's area
 again, you can see both mirrors in the above shot.
 i also like that silver leafing a piece allows an aged/vintage feel, without any sanding or distressing. to me, that is what helps silver leafing keep its sophisticated edge. 

have you ever attempted silver leafing anything?
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