4.24.2014

covered

We got a new dining room rug from Joss & Main last week and finally unrolled it this past weekend. 
It's bigger then our last one which was a 5 x 8, the new rug is a 8 x 10 which helps make the room feel bigger and allows these two monkeys to sprawl out on it. 

This kid of mine..




is something else...

4.23.2014

Project D finishes

I realized recently that I haven't shared much information on the projects that I have been working on. I thought I would share the final finishes of a project that is going to start in the next couple weeks. I've been working on this project since late last year so I am really eager to see it come to life. :)

The scope of this project is a complete relocation of the kitchen (moving it from one end of the house to the other) and using the old kitchen space for a new master suite.   
In the kitchen, we are covering the walls with vertical ship lap, using a beautiful white apron front sink from Rohl and pairing it with a stainless Brizo bridge faucet. Schoolhouse lighting will be hung on either side of the custom hood and 5" wide decorative beams will be installed through out to give the ceiling some added interest. 

The walls and shaker style cabinetry will be painted BM Halo, the beams and trim will be BM White Dove. My client has a large collection of pottery that we are going to highlight in a 4' wide glass cabinet. We are going to have the interior painted a blue green color called BM Wythe Blue to give the kitchen  a little pop of color. For the countertops, my clients had different ideas on what they wanted. One wanted light, the other wanted dark so we are making them both happy by using light and dark counters. The perimeter cabinets in the kitchen and butler's pantry will get the Cambria Fieldstone and the island will be highlighted with the Cambria Torquay. 

The master suite is all about peace and tranquility so the bedroom walls will be painted a pale sky blue called BM Glass Slipper. My clients are ordering the Phoebe upholstered bed from Ballard in a nubby fabric called Trilby Basketweave Natural which will be framed by an existing arch window and new custom cabinetry painted in BM White Dove. In the bathroom, we are using 12 x 12 Calcutta Gold cut to 6 x 12 and laid at a running bond on the floors, Calcutta Gold hex will be used on the shower floors and a 4 x 8 white subway tile with a custom boader on the shower walls. The walls will be painted BM White Dove and the cabinetry will be the same as the kitchen, BM Halo. The countertops will be in the Cambria Torquay with a white undermount sink and brushed nickel faucet. 

As I mentioned before, I am eager to get this project started so hopefully in the next couple weeks, I will have progress pictures to share. 

4.22.2014

just hung..



One night I was looking on Minted and came across this print. I kept coming back to it and finally showed it to b. We both liked it so I ordered it and had it framed at
I didn't have a mat cut for it because I wanted to keep it really simple and clean. We originally thought it would go next to the tv but once we got it home, I knew it belonged over the mantle (one day we will have the mantle rebuilt to look a little more like this
minus the top portion).  
I need to add more accessories, but I sure am loving it in my living room.

4.21.2014

Easter recap

Easter Sunday was a beautiful day! 
The weather honestly couldn't have been more perfect! 
We started the day with an indoor egg hunt since Callanwolde's hunt was called off 
the day before due to rain. 
We stuffed the eggs with a few pennies, nickels and dimes and some yummy gummies from Greens.
 Oliver had a blast looking for the eggs and of course opening them up to eat the gummy inside. 
His basket was filled with a new bible, fun dishes, a small box of jelly beans, a chocolate cross and bunny, a small container of m&m's, camera, the Jungle Book characters and the Frozen movie. 
We went to our church's Easter service which we love and ended the day with a cookout and a movie - Frozen of course....it was wonderful.

Happy Monday!

4.17.2014

a little sofa shopping...

Today, I stopped by Stanton to check out the sofas they had just gotten in. There was one in particular that a client and mine were eager to see. As soon as I walked in, I noticed this beauty. Stanton doesn't typically carry sectionals but they told me that they are going to start carrying a couple to sell off the floor. 
The bronze nail head trim on this sofa really finishes it off and brings it up a notch. 
Loving the gray blue fabric of course...I'm a sucker for that color!
I wanted to wrap this up and stick it in my car! This picture is not cutting it. 
The teal fabric is rich and so lush! 
Love that they added the coral pillows to it to add that amazing pop! 
In the back was THE sofa.
 I was so excited to see this. 
They have had this sofa on the floor before and I've been very tempted to get it for myself 
but they haven't had it in this particular velvety gray fabric. 
This gem is going to be the center of my client's formal living room. Isn't she pretty? 
We are pairing it with the Thatcher wing chair in the Grain Sack fabric, Flax. 
Bold, colorful pillows are a necessity for this room and CR Laine is killing it with amazing fabrics right now. 
We can choose fabrics from their line and have custom pillows made at Stanton.
I am loving the Frequency fabric in Jewel (middle fabric picture) but will have to see what my client's husband thinks, it has a little pink which he might not like. 
Maybe I need to order two for my own sofa...we will see! 

4.16.2014

pop of pink

attention to detail

How fun is this girl's room
I love that every detail was thought out and given special attention. 
It's not your "typical" girls room with everything being from one store. 
So creative, a one of a kind room. 

4.14.2014

weekend re-cap

Saturday was our 2nd family day!
It's hard to believe that 2 years have gone by!  
Since the 12th is a very special day for us, we like to fill it with lots of presents and fun activities. 
For breakfast, the boys ran to the donut shop and brought back some goodies to eat. Oliver loves donuts!
After everyone had eaten, O got to open his first special gift. 
It was a Pororo bath toy that we had been saving for this day.
 (In Korea, Pororo is very popular, similar to Mickey Mouse here.)
Last year, Oliver received a Pororo police car which he still plays with so it's become a tradition.
This year, we decided to take Oliver to Legoland. In the past six months, he's gotten into Legos and has a couple sets that he plays with. This was our first time so we weren't sure how busy it would be or how long we would be there. The set up is nice, Oliver enjoyed seeing the mini Lego city of Atlanta and pressing all the buttons that make sounds. He loved the ride where you get to "shoot" the bats and spiders. Once we were in the large open area, b took him on the wizard ride. 
They loved it! I think O will be ready for Disney next year!! 
 We made a car to go down the ramp but it was starting to get busy so we didn't get to do this for long. 
The 4d movie was about to start so we headed to the theatre. At first, O was okay with the glasses and the darkness but once we got sprayed (gently) with water, O was done. He did not like the water! ha!
 So we went back into the large play area and played with Legos. 
I asked Oliver if he wanted to ride the wizard ride with me and of course he said yes. :)
When we were done, he didn't really want to play any more but did ask to ride the skeleton ride again. By that time, we had been there for an hour and felt we had pretty much done everything there was to do so we headed for the gift shop. Oliver got to pick out a Lego dump truck and digger 
which he was very happy about! 
We asked O what he wanted for lunch and he said PASTA!! 
Oliver loves noddles, mac n cheese and cheese ravioli. 
He would be happy to have this for lunch almost every day.
So he headed to Figo and ate outside. 
The weather was perfect! After lunch, we headed home so that Oliver could take a nap while we worked on some house projects. When he got up, we gave him the rest of his special gifts. 

Oliver is a big Jungle Book fan. He loves the songs and will sing them when he's playing. A couple weekends ago, we were at a Disney store and noticed they had this stuffed King Louie (Oliver did a story at school and used King Louie as a character to his story.). B and I knew that we had to get O the stuffed King Louie! As you can see from the above picture, Oliver loved it! He slept with it all weekend 
and even wanted to take it to school today. 
We had a little time before we would walk up to the square for dinner so Oliver got to play with his new toys for a while and b got to play with  put together a small Lego kit he bought from the Lego store. 
Once it was done, he gave it to O to put it on his shelf since he's a little too young to play with it now.
 Oliver thought it was funny, I did too. 
For dinner, Oliver requested sushi so that's what we got. We sat outside again which was so nice! The weather this weekend was absolutely perfect. I really wanted to be outside every day...all day. 
When our bellies were full, we walked over to the Yogurt Tap and finished our special day with ice cream, chocolate of course! 

Happy Monday!

4.11.2014

almost the weekend...

Big news...
this weekend we are celebrating our 2nd family day!! 
Can you believe it? O has been home 2 years!!
I can't believe how fast it's gone. 
Wow...I still remember the excitement we both had that day O came home. 
It was amazing

The weather is going to be beautiful and b and I have a bunch of fun activities lined up for both Saturday and Sunday. It should be a pretty spectacular weekend! 

Hope you all have a great weekend! 

if you are interesting in seeing our homecoming video, click here