Monday, October 15, 2018

Refreshing A Slightly Outdated Dining Room

Hello All - It has been quite some time since I have even thought about this little blog, much less worked on it, but I think that the time has come for me to dust off the keyboard and get back to work.  While I have been happily working away (for the past 4 years) at my regular interior design job, I have been feeling that having an additional creative outlet is always a good thing.  I am the type of person who strives to be productive and purposeful, and if I can provide some real, beneficial, decisive design help or ideas then I will be happy. 

I am starting off with the current situation of my Dining Room.  Basically I designed this room 10 years ago, and pretty much finished it 90% of the way before life distracted me from bringing it to completion.  Having children will do that.  So, now that 10 years has passed, of course there are some things that I would love to change about the room, but also plenty that I still love about it. 

I just recently added the ginger jars, and I am just smitten with them.  My girls were begging me to do a little Fall/Halloween decorating in the house, so temporarily there are pumpkins on the table, and of course, in about 6 weeks (6 weeks?!?) those will give way to some sort of Christmas filler taking their place.  This is all pretty good news though, because it gives me some extra time to try and get a centerpiece made. 

So, here is what it looks like right now...

And here is my plan...

 I'll keep you posted on the progress. 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Musings on Life

Hello Again.  It has been quite a while.  I have been busy lately, with life, and work, and whatnot (haven't we all?).   I have been doing a lot of thinking and prioritizing in terms of this blog, and really just taking a little (or not so little) break.  Quite frankly, keeping up with my blog postings was beginning to stress me out, and I had never wanted that to be the case.  The kids were complaining that I was always on the computer, work (read: actual paying job) has been becoming busier, and I have been just trying to focus more on the things that matter.  Like cleaning out the kitchen junk drawer.  No, really, the drawer was getting out of control.  What I really mean is, I have been trying to find a better balance between family, work, life, and blogging.  It can be tricky.  Also, I have been evaluating my blogging content lately, too.  My original intent had always been to provide value.  I would really like to publish a site where readers can come for ideas, inspiration, and hopefully even some help for design dilemmas.  I was starting to feel like some of my content was, well, lacking in content.  If you know what I mean.  I was beginning to just post whatever I could just to keep to my schedule, and I really was not happy with the result.   So, I am still here, and still always thinking about my little blog, and I am ready to start generating content again.  At this point it is an organic process; I am just rolling with it.  Hopefully you will decide to stick around and see what happens.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Beautiful Pieces: Decorative Chests

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Marsala for the Home

Pantone 2015 Color of the Year - Marsala 

Ikat Pillow   //  Solid Marsala Fabric  //  Drapery Finial  //  Paisley Fabric  //  Loop Fringe Trim  //  Throw  //  Ceramic Vase  //  Key Tassle

Friday, January 9, 2015

Tips for Selecting Sheets

January is a great time to do some home shopping.  There are tons of deals to be had on household items, including bedding.  Here are some helpful tips for selecting the right sheet sets for your bed.  

                                Traditional Bedroom by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Jamie Herzlinger

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

For Those Resolutions

How many of us committed to getting into better shape for the New Year?  Here is a little gym inspiration for you.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Coat Envy

I am a Florida girl.  There is no doubt about that.  That being said, I often long for colder weather, especially when I see photos on other blogs and Instagram of snowy weather, replete with over the knee boots, blanket scarves and  woolen coats.  It always makes me want to take a trip to a cold climate, just so I can justify purchasing such items.  Instead, today, I am living vicariously through those of you who layer up and enjoy your winter wonderland.

Lucky for me, since I have no true tolerance for cold weather, I can just daydream about the snow, rather than really freezing my rear off.

Florida Girl Coats- 1. Grey Trench Coat  //  2.  Wide Collar Khaki Trench  //  3. White Trench  //  4. Navy and Pink Trench
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