Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Design Work

Hi! How's it join? We've got some very cold temps here in Atlanta, and everyone is avoiding being outside as much as possible. It's coooooold! I, however, have quite a few projects to do at home today, so that will keep me busy while being warm. (However I will be painting outside later this week, so wish me luck!)

Anyway, I wanted to show you a couple of design updates. As you may remember, I am working with a client to do some design work in her kitchen, office, living room and bedroom. We are slowly moving along, but having so much fun in the process. She is NOT afraid of color, which is so much fun for me, because I also love color. We are currently focusing on mainly the living area and kitchen. We have commissioned a farmhouse table that is being built by local woodworker Michael Sink at Woodology. Mike built these shelves for us at Amy's house:

Which are clearly awesome. :) She has a million books, and these shelves go in her office (ignore the wet orange paint in the background of these photos - they had just been painted). Anyway, Mike is building us a farmhouse table that will be similar to this: 

but lighter wood, and a different top. It has been such a fun collaboration with him, and I am really excited to see it finished. 

Imagine this light fixture hanging over: 

And some lucite chairs and a wooden bench. Gonna be cute.

We also just bought these stools for in front of the kitchen island:

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YEH! Told ya she wasn't afraid of color. 

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If you remember, I helped her pick out her cabinet color, floor stain and countertops back about one year ago. It's really fun seeing it all together. 

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Lots more to come on this project. We are having fun (obviously). 

In other news, I did a lot of experimentation with marbling this past week. Have you guys ever marbled anything? It's no joke. I was trying to go the easy route with shaving cream marble method, but it was a little elementary looking (it was really easy, but super messy).

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The vat on the right is my shaving cream canvas (hah), and the piece on the left was my marbled paper. It worked fine, but the shaving cream doesn't give you that pretty swirly effect that real marbling makes, so today I am doing the real deal. Wish me luck.

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It's funny using these old techniques I experimented with back in school, in college. Fabric dyeing is pretty intense... there are so many processes. I guess it's like anything... once you have it down, it's second nature. But getting back into it, there are so many different things you need to know, and tools and supplies you need to set everything up! Our entire countertop was covered in my supplies.

I did kind of make a little process in prettying up (ha) my design. 

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this looks  a little more like real-deal marbling, huh? 

Lastly, I wanted to show you guys my new fun vase from west elm:

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how cute is he? I had a ton of credit card points built up from west elm, and they were about to expire, so I went in on Saturday and used them. It was really fun. I got all kinds of knick knacks I otherwise wouldn't buy. He is in our powder bathroom, and I love him against the black walls. Plus his little succulent hair is so cute. 

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 This bathroom is one of my favorite things. I bought a cute rug for in there that I need to show you guys soon. I have bought and returned probably five (or more, yikes) rugs for this bathroom, but I finally landed on one. Suffice to say, this bathroom is crazy and I love it so much. 

Incase you just stumbled on my blog, this is the back wall that I drew pineapples on:

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WOO! let me know if you want me to come draw on your walls too. ;)

have a great day everybody.


  1. Love all the color too, and great light! Sounds like a fun project. You are doing lots of fun things these days or so it seems. Sorry you have such cold weather. I am spoiled by California weather. You have a great day also.

    1. thanks alison, and yes she has great light! our builder, christopher leerssen is great with light! getting to do some fun projects for sure! can't wait to be able to really share them with everyone.

  2. Love the countertops in your clients kitchen... Can you share what they are? Thanks!

    1. the countertops are viatera "rococo"... they're awesome!

  3. It's the best I've ever seen and that sink!!!
    I love it!
    Tanja from Germany

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