Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Current Project

What makes a neutral room pop?  Texture, pattern and details!

I am blown away by the exceptional handmade craftsmanship in these Serena & Lily drapery panels. This Indian Zag fabric in the Lake colorway will turn into beautiful pillows. The chenille and jute rug adds a fun layer over hardwood floors and is so soft underfoot. Dash & Albert never disappoints!

Friday, September 26, 2014

It was all a dream

Remember a couple of years ago when serial guest posts about dream houses were going around the blogosphere like the wave?  Mash ups where someone would catalog images of their favorite rooms to make up their dream home.  Pretty much my favorite pastime ever....

I'm about to bring it back.

I have been dreaming nonstop about our , err, my dream home and the feasibility of doing something like this at age 32.  I already have a grandiose and likely improbable vision of what I want in our 'finally' home but constantly wonder if this is doable in the next 5 versus the last 20.  

I've talked about how we've outgrown our current cottage, sadly.  In this next year, it's time to either upgrade or stay the course here, making some small changes to make this home more liveable until we can do what we really want - which is build.  

I'm not so set on the interiors, shocker!, because I know my tastes will change 15 times before I ever step foot in it. What I am fixated on is the exterior. 

I want, I want, I want the entire back to be windows and doors that open up to an expansive ground-level deck or courtyard.

While I think this layout is most appealing in a California Spanish ranch,  I reckon I'd have to do some version of a modern farmy ranch to make this style vibe in Northern Virginia.  

I lust after L and U shaped homes that lend themselves quite well to the glass-lined backside and ground-floor deck.

So many dreamy options and it's only the exterior!  I could drool on my desk for days just thinking about floorplans and swinging casement doors without even scratching the surface of the other 'must haves' in this place:

// guest cottage slash mancave //
 // indoor dog stable (oh yeah... that's being whiteboarded out next) //
// barn //

Clearly I've bumped my head.  Must find compress.

P.S. Check out the new items in our TAG SALE

Thursday, September 25, 2014

New Tag Sale :: Mirrored dressers

We have a pair (2) of these gorgeous designer mirrored chests for sale for local pickup only (Northern Virginia).  These are high-end, heavy, well-made mirrored dressers or nightstands that we purchased for a design client that do not fit in her small space.  They are new, in boxes, never been used. There is a beautiful beaded detail around the edges.  The dimensions are: 

30" wide 18" deep 27" high

We do not have the space to store them so we're offering them at a huge discount.

$250 each or best offer


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Nancy's Apartment Therapy room entry

My laundry room has been entered in Apartment Therapy's Room for Color 2014 contest.

You've probably seen this laundry room of mine before. It was revealed as part of the "One Room Challenge"hosted by Calling it Home in March 2013.  

Apparently if you "Favorite" this room from September 8- October 3rd, my entry will move into the finals and then October 7-8 people vote for the winner.

I really get queazy asking for people to vote for one of our room designs.  If you'd like to pop over to the contest and take a look, feel free to weigh in! You can go to the link here and click on 'Favorite" if you so desire.

Lots of fun entrees and thank you to Sherwin Williams  and Apartment Therapy for the chance to get our designs 'out there'. It's fun to see my room among all the others.

Thanks in advance for your vote!