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Monday
Apr282014

"Oh, what a feelin'! When we're wallpapering the ceiling..."

Sorry about that.  ;)

I came across this image when searching for gold, removeable wallpaper for a current client of mine.  I love this room so much.

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While in this case we're using the wallpaper for the walls on either side of a fireplace, I did recently use grasscloth in the tray ceiling of another client.  Will have to get a picture of that soon!

Friday
Apr252014

Spring is Here! (right?)

Finally, I feel like I've come out of the deep hibernation that was the winter of 2013/14.  Please let it be here to stay!

I was searching for colors for my mom's front door when I came upon this image and felt like it was breath of fresh spring air.  Bright greens & blues, and classic navy - of which I've long been a fan.

Ah, lovely.

Monday
Jan202014

Quick Before & After Progress Shots - Long Distance Design

I worked with A on a birthday present surprise for her daughter, E.  We wanted to take her room from little girl & clutter to grown-up & organized.  She recently sent me a progress picture that shows a few simple changes - new bed, bedding, end tables, lighting & an organized closet - what a difference!  There are still a few things to complete, like wall art, a desk & seating area, but I just wanted to show an example of what a difference thoughtful design can make.

BEFORE...

...AFTER!

From A - "My daughter's bedroom was transformed from an overstuffed cluttered juvenile mess, to a serene sophisticated Tiffany inspired space, all thanks to you. As time allows, we are slowly adding items from your expertly thought out and thorough design format. The pictures do not do justice to the actual space. My daughter loves her new room, and we can't thank you enough."

If you're interested in Long Distance Design - working with an interior designer without breaking the bank - please, contact me!

Wednesday
Jan082014

Nailhead Trim

I recently came across this image and had to share it!  I know, nailhead trim is everywhere  - what's so special about it?  Well, the detail here kicks it up a notch:

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Further searching for interesting nailhead design led me to the images below - very pretty!

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It's been eons since I've blogged, but I hope to pop in more often as I come across things that I love :)

Wednesday
Jun192013

How a Tree becomes a House. Or Furniture. Or Floors.

I follow ReBuilding Exchange (a great local Chicago resource for reclaimed building supplies & fixtures - love it!) on Facebook & they posted a picture of this sculpture by Vincent Kohler.  It is a great visual that explains how a log is cut & planed to create wood ready for building.  I found it to be fascinating!  

 

I went into the ReBuilding Exchange last week just to poke around a bit.  They have aisles of old doors, reclaimed wood, kitchen cabinets, sinks, toilets, you name it!  What I also loved were the carpet tiles.  At $2/tile, I was able to put together a  4x6 rug for $12.  It was high performance contract carpet, perfect for an entry.  I wasn't able to think of a place to use it, so I put it all back...but let this serve as a notice to you if you're in the market!