Monday, January 12, 2015


Hi! How was your weekend? Mine was really nice. I am finishing up a bunch of current client projects, and beginning to focus more heavily on the Elbow Room projects that we have coming up. It's a fun, interesting transition. I think it'll be a cool change of pace - and that's always nice this time of year. 

As usual, after the holidays and taking down Christmas decor, I want to change things around my house a bit. Usually, it involves adding some more color, since Spring is still a few months away and January and February can be a little stale. 

After I took down all the holiday decor from our entry way table, I ended up replacing the black and white circle art that I made with a gallery wall grouping. I wanted some color here, and also wanted to move the black and white paintings into the living room (we had a big empty wall that I hadn't found the perfect thing for and it was driving me nuts). 

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I love the grouping over the console, and the kick of color here is definitely making me happy.  It's kind of a springy little spot, no?

I found those gold tole candleholders at Goodwill this week for $3 each. I got two of them. One's hanging here, and the other one is in the pineapple bathroom.

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I love it next to my gold pineapple hand drawn design. 

I also hung the acrylic shelf from our old bathroom in the guest bathroom upstairs. 

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Its just over the towel rod, but I think it's nice in there, and allows me to display a few more things. It was just sitting on my office floor since we moved in. Why am I so slow with designing this house? I guess it's just trying to figure out where I want things to be and being deliberate about them.

I made that funny little abstract painting over the towel rod really quickly one day. I always see a red horse or dog on the right middle area-- a total accident.

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I got that wooden frame at a thrift store, and liked the thickness of it, but it was missing glass. So, I just painted onto the wood that came with it. Then I just hung it up! Gotta think outside the box sometimes. 

As I've mentioned, I have a couple of design clients right now. 

We are decorating one client's house and she was looking for an office chair. 

This weekend, I found this cool one at the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore in my neighborhood for only $12. We are going to have the wheels replaced and reupholster the seat. I love the petite frame of it and the fact that it has little arms. 

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We can shine up the brass on the base a bit and she'll be a good as new.

Alright, off to attack some more projects. 


  1. I love your thriftiness, and your ability to think out the box. The shelf looks great and so does the art. And your filing your empty wall! Oh and you should charge more for the cat print haha! Alison

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