Thursday, April 28, 2016


Wow, where is the time going!! Cannot believe it's week 4 I feel a bit behind because I have 2 big projects I am working on and I am waiting on a few things for the ORC room still!  I am making progress with mini mural and flush mount lights and window treatments are ordered and expected around the 4th, fingers crossed. I am my worst critic so of course I am not completely happy with the mural as of yet , I still need to add a bit more shading and highlights and one more pagoda. I thought about taking around the room but with the window placement and such I am treating it more s a large piece of art work on one wall. Who knows that may change towards the end! I cant wait to head over and see everyone else's too! To check all the wonderful participants go below!


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Arteriors-Simple Sexy Settees!

I just got a catalogue from Arteriors Home with the newest upholstery additions.  I was so impressed at the eclectic style of this great seating selection. I am especially smitten with the new simple sexy settees!  Settees are so fabulous because they do not take up too much space and can be used just about anywhere! I love them in foyers and even breakfast nooks, or how about two flanking a fireplace almost like built in seating to the right and left against the wall! Yes, they are versatile and I think  you will agree very stylish too. Check these out!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

German Smear

We are starting a project that will be a cigar lounge for someone with 6 children who needs a place to escape!  The room was added onto a blue stone patio, so part of it has the red brick from the exterior now on the interior.  We want a bit of cool New york exposed brick feel so it looks like good ole German Smear may just do the trick.  What's German Smear you ask? It's the smearing of specific mortar over the brick which is then blended on and wire brushed or sanded off a bit to give a distressed look. I found some great examples of this technique and I love it! To leave or smear brick that is the questions I say smear away!!

All these great images were found on HOUZZ - HERE