Friday, August 4, 2017

New House Inspiration!

 I know I have been gone for-ev-er but seriously so much has happened over the past year both personally and professionally, I don't even know where to begin! I thought I would start with some of the major changes (old news if you follow me on Instagram!) 1. The Mr and I sold our adorable home in January after living there for two years. Everything I did to upgrade the place was all based on our family and the way we lived in the space. Never in a million years did I think we would move within ten years of living there, let alone two short years!  We ended up falling in love with a cute (only cute if you have an imagination) little fixer upper down the street form my parents, and around the corner from . The house has so much going for it I was willing to over look all of its flaws, which turned out to be more than we had bargained for so we are literally knee deep in a major home renovation. 

  I never in a millions years pictured myself in a Cape Cod. My dream house had always been a one level Spanish Revival with a green tile roof, terra-cotta and rustic hardwood floors, complete with a master bedroom with ginormous french doors opening out to a pea graveled patio littered with the biggest boxwoods you could imagine. However, now that we are finally making real progress on our little cottage I am beyond OBSESSED. After closing on the house in January the Mr. told me it was going to be our forever house and I would nod and wink behind his back like yeah funny whatever you say... while secretly thinking to myself I love demo and projects too much for this to be my forever house! Turns out he was right. I'm so in love with the new house and all of it's potential, you have no idea. Since it is my forever house I will have to wait years to do most of the projects but I am excited because I fell like the house will grow and evolve with our family. For example, I have a room off of the kitchen that I had hoped would some day be an office, but I think when we move in I may make it the kids play room and then transition to the office in a few years. Rather than moving in with some set in stone master plan I am simply going to wait and see how we use the space, and let the house speak to us. Next week I will post before pictures as well as progress pictures and plans, but today I wanted to share some of my inspiration pictures. 






























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Monday, March 28, 2016

Spring Sale at The Studio

Mom and I are going to Market in a few weeks and one of the most exciting things to do aside from find new sources, is to place orders. In order to make room for new goodies we need to get rid of some of our current inventory so we're having a sale! Here is a sampling of the amazing deals we have going on, we're open this Wednesday 10:00am-3:00pm and Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm. If you are out and about come on by! 


"His" and "Her" Barry Dixon for Arteriors slipper chairs, $495 each. 




dinged up square dining table $245




Noir swivel shell stool (see crack in picture) $275




Noir Cement 39" round dining/patio table (cracked) $225







Worlds Away Gerard Bar Cart over 1/2 off!! $499

Friday, February 26, 2016

I'm Still Here!

I swear I am not giving up on this blog, but the past 4 months have been so busy I feel like I am treading water with weights on my ankles. Most of my absence has been due to my full work load, however part of it has to do with me devoting more time to my sweet babes. The Mr. has been working long hours, 6 days a week, so believe me the blog isn't the only thing that has been neglected. Our poor Hank has been averaging .8 walks per day verses his usual 3. Between successfully potty training Jack who turned 2 at the end of November (I'm sorry I have to brag because he is the most amazing little boy and I am so proud of him!!) to bonding with my precious 8 month old easy going little Brynn, once I answer emails and work on fireplace renderings etc. I'm lucky if I have enough energy to shower, let alone work on a blog post. I know responding to new client inquiries and blogging has been put on the back burner but I promise things are going to change. Starting April 1st (no joke) Mom and I are restructuring the company and we both will have more time for the blog as well as our Studio. We have so much to catch up on and share over the next few weeks, from current on going projects, to our almost completed interiors. I hope you all will stick with me despite the fact that I have completely neglected the blog! Until then, here is a visual summary of the past/fastest 4 months of my life. 



These three snuggle bunnies are my everything




My last kitchen project of 2015, I can't wait to share before and after photos of this house. The before kitchen was probably about the size of this new kitchen island. 





If you can look past that adorable face you'll see our new Serena and Lily chairs, more on that later...




Another new addition! This new Ikea sofa fits the ENTIRE family, including our fur babe.





Christmas at the Studio 





Me and my babes on Christmas night, I am kicking myself that this is the only photo I have of Brynn in that adorable Ralph Lauren taffeta dress!! 





Our visit to the Air and Space Museum because Jack is OBSESSED with planes and helicopters. 





Jack's other obsession, Hank and watching Daniel Tiger 



These boys! 




Jack completely unaware of the fact that his cousin Evie is about to smother him with kisses ;-)





Jack: "Hank, I want to hold your hand" 
Brynn: "Hank I want to smush your face!" 
Hank: "Help me!" 




Hank: "No seriously, help me!!"




In addition to our new Serena and Lily chairs we had to get a new table base for our dining table because my antique iron base was not sturdy enough for the weight of the 48" round marble top. Here is our new Restoration Hardware trestle base which we are so happy with!




Okay so that wraps up my personal, brag about my children, cliche,  Mom post. We will be back to our regular scheduled design related programming next week!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Jack's Nursery In Bethesda Magazine

Jack's nursery was recently featured in Bethesda Magazine, along with two other nurseries that are designed to be practical past the infant years. Like many new Mom's I never had room for a true changing table, nor would I have wanted to buy a piece of furniture thats sole purpose was for changing diapers. Despite the fact that my life is diapers right now, I know that someday it will not be. I would rather invest in furniture that my children will have when they are in high school, and that is what I did with Jack's dresser. Brynn on the other hand lucked out with her dresser. It was hand me down from our bedroom at the apartment, which happens to be the perfect surface for our changing table. Whether it's an antique piece of furniture or a hand me down dresser, I love seeing nurseries that don't use typical "baby furniture."















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