Thursday, July 31, 2014

Design Advise- Telling your story

My brother was in town visiting a few weeks ago and he and is adorable wife finally closed on their new home, which took them over 2 years to find. Portland Oregon real estate market is just crazy!

Their house is small and they have to choose furniture that is smaller is scale. The nice thing about a small house it is so easy to do it well because you generally do not need as much and your funds are freed up to add the details which say so much about who is living there.  They are purging all their hammy down furniture and getting new piece and wanted some design help. They are going with a clean modern Danish style which is perfect for them and the house.

This is the  sofa they decided on;
KARLSTAD Sofa IKEA Soft, hardwearing and easy care leather ages gracefully.
They asked for my advise on what chairs to pair with it so these were my suggestions:
Sculpted Metal + Leather Bowl Chair
My brother was surprised at the price of these chairs but this is the advise I gave him “It is expensive but it depends on how much you love it. A piece like this is  a piece of art telling your story. Remember this is furniture you are investing in for the long haul.”

It think this is such valuable advise when you are furnishing your home it puts everything into perspective.

He is choosing the last one.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Chairish Design Inspiration Board

I was thrilled to be  invited  by the team at Chairish to participate in a design inspiration board project using one of there wonderful “bright” vintage chairs.

Chairish is such a great company they  “ makes it fun and easy for design lovers to buy and sell pre-loved decor to one another. Our shop exclusively features curator-approved treasures in a full-service and trustworthy environment. “ I love that all these pieces are so easy to access you have to check out all the amazing pieces that they have that are changing all the time. It is a great place to find that chair that tells your story.

The project was to pick from a list of images of different brightly colored accent chairs from their latest collection you can check out all the amazing accent chairs on their site- declare my favorite chair from the different styles, then create a styleboard designed around that color scheme! I choose the pink zebra print Louis chair for my starting place on my board.


Shop this look

Chairish pink Zebra Louis Chair

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy 4th of July


I am taking some much appreciated time off to enjoy the summer this week. Looking forward to a visit from my brother and his wife and preparing for 4th of July fun.

I wish I could sit on the hammock and do nothing but my creative energies never stop we have a full day of preparing from tomorrow.

We are going to me making a few of these…


Candle light on the table….


And possibly a centerpiece like this…


You can probably find me doing some of this during the day…





and tomorrow evening….


Enjoy your holiday weekend.

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