Saturday, November 22, 2014

Please Vote for E's Room!!

Do you remember E's room I posted last week?

Well, long story short….Project Nursery has selected her room as one of their favorite rooms this past week (along with three other rooms/parties)!!  Now, they are letting readers pick ("like") their favorites among the 4 rooms/parties!  Here are the four rooms/parties.

Here are two other views of E's room…..

If you liked E's room, head over here and press the Facebook 'Like' button on the left to vote for E's room!!  THANK YOU!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Green Street Loves...

First, thank you all for your very thoughtful and kind comments regarding my little girl's room.  I was so touched! :)

So, what else have I been loving lately besides E's room??

Lately, I have been inspired by all things green, aqua, gold, fresh and bright.  It's gotta be this cold front we are experiencing, because why else would I be pinning furnishings and fabrics in aqua tones??

Could it be I am already yearning for warmer weather and we haven't even hit winter yet??  Boy, I'm in trouble.  How about you?

Friday, November 14, 2014

E's Bedroom - Finally the Reveal!

In approximately two weeks, we will have lived in this house and in Louisville, KY for one year!  Woohoo!  I can't believe how fast the time has gone. When we first moved into this house, one of the first rooms I was determined to work on was E's room.  For the past three years, the poor girl has not had a proper room!  When we lived in Vienna, her bedroom was a large walk-in closet (with a huge window), but still, it was a closet.

So, I set forth designing her room with gutso.  If you remember, this was the inspiration board I created for her room.

I mainly stuck to the plan, but had a departure here or there as things got underway.  Here is her room now and I am happy to say that my little E loves it (and so do I)!

The window is the first thing you see when you walk in the room and I wanted it to be the focal point.  I picked a neutral buffalo check fabric and had it made into a custom balloon shade that will grow with her as she transitions to a big girl room and so on.  I painted the walls a soft cream to complement the biscuit color in the buffalo check fabric.

I had a scalloped slipcover made for an old glider we had in a white matelasse fabric and created a cozy reading nook.

The framed watercolor above the chair is of the town my mom is from and grew up in - Trier, Germany.  The watercolor was given to us from my mother's family as a wedding present.

The book shelf is actually an Ikea Hemnes bookcase that I painted BM Prescott Green.  I LOVE this color.  Painting the bookshelf wasn't part of the original plan, but as the room progressed I felt it needed a cooler color to offset all the warm tones.  I am so happy how it turned out.

Here are some close-ups of some of the really special things on her bookcase.  

We love reading Little Bear! 

The mirror below is from Target that I whitewashed.  My blue and white lamp is from my step mother and dad given to me for my birthday which I love.  And, her monogrammed baby cup is from her grandparents.  

The dresser below is from Restoration Hardware which I am very happy with and I love how the gray tones work well with the cream walls. 

E just turned 3 and will be transitioning out of her crib soon.  This was previously Luke's crib.  Her crib is very simple nothing fancy, but I love the bolster and touches of blue.  The bunny plates above her crib are my favorite and I had them custom made from etsy. The picture below was taken at a different time so the lighting is a bit off.  The walls and fabric are much more saturated.  

Below is my husband's rocking chair when he was a little boy and I had a custom toile slip made for it. I found the hooks at an antique store and painted them BM Prescott Green.  That is Peanut sitting in the rocking chair! 

E's grandmother made her tooth fairy pillow hanging on the peg hooks.  

So, that is it!! It was a labor of true love as I guess all children's rooms are!  If you are interested in seeing this room when we bought the house, see below.


Yes, those are some really purple walls!!  I hope you enjoyed my little girl's room and have a wonderful weekend!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

HUGE Fabric and Decor Sale!

As promised, please see below all items for sale.  Home is non-smoking and no pets.

Please email me at if you'd like to purchase or if you have any questions.  All sales are final.  Prices do not include shipping.  Things for local pick up only are noted.

1) The Ava Bamboo Table Lamp from High Street Market


This is the 'Ava' Bamboo lamp from High Street Market.  Perfect Condition.  This lamp features a subtle crackle glaze 'tusk' color with wooden base.  Brass socket, harp and finial.

Comes with High Street Market large custom drum shade in black.  Lamp and shade retail for $177.

Price: $90 plus shipping 

2) Two 18"x 18" Schumacher Chiang Mai Aquamarine Pillow Covers.  100% Linen.  Sold as pair.

One pillow has two very minor fabric pulls.

This is a listing for a pair of 18" x18" Schumacher's Chiang Mai pillow covers in aquamarine.  I originally bought them from Etsy (see label above).  100% heavyweight linen.  Chaing Mai pattern is on front and back.  (Pillow covers only.  No inserts).

Price: $100 (for the pair) (plus shipping) SOLD

3) Small Python Tray from Furbish.  11"x 17".  Retails $50.

Price: $20 + shipping SOLD

4) Pair of 8 inch turquoise Foo Dogs.  Sold as pair.  8"H x 3"W x 2"D.

Price: $65 + shipping

5) Rosanna 'Rue St. Honore' set of two candlesticks.  Never Used.  

Price: $25 + shipping SOLD

6) William Sonoma set of two white porcelain candlesticks.  Made in Italy.  One has a small chip.

Price: $15 + shipping

7) Vintage Gurgle Glug jug vase.  Dark Green.

Price: $8 + shipping SOLD

 8) Anthropologie's Turqouise Pepper Mill.  Never Used.  

Price: $5 + shipping

9) Super Rural Light Gray 'For Like Ever' Poster.  Retails $65.   24" x 36".  Frame not included.

This is the poster seen in my previous home: 

Price: $30 + shipping

10) Two Overstock Swing Arm Wall Sconces.  Blue.  Never Used.  17"H x 12"W with a 19 inch extensions.  *Fixture NEEDS to be hard wired*.

 Spray paint them antiqued brass or oil rubbed bronze.  Get a new shade.  Perfect for a kid's room.

Price: Free - Just pay shipping. SOLD

11) Caitlin Wilson Design Pink City Maze Pillow cover 14" x 20".  No insert.  Never used.  Retails $60.

Price: $30 + shipping

12) Yellow and white chevron linen pillow cover 16".  No insert.  Front side has linen chevron fabric.  Back is plain cotton white. 

Price: $10 + shipping

13) Two Pottery Barn orange and red damask pillows.  Linen/Cotton combo.   

Price: $25 (for both) + shipping

14) Schumacher's pink linen fabric.  Great upholstery weight.  4 yards available.  

Price: $30/yard + shipping

15) Pottery Barn's Bailey fabric.  Upholstery weight.  3.8 yards available.  

Price: $7/yard + shipping

16) Frenchy Baby brown and cream striped crib skirt.  100% organic cotton.  Drop 15"-19".  Never Used. Retails $70 plus.

Price: $15 + shipping

17) Roberta Roller Flavia fabric.  100% Linen.  5 yards available. 

 Price: $12/yard + shipping

18) Mod Pod Green's eco-friendly atticus in red.  100% organic cotton canvas.  3.5 yards available.  

 Price: $12/yard + shipping

19) Calico Corner Wilmington Multi bolster.  32" long and 10" diameter.  100% Linen, hidden zipper and piped edges.  Insert not included.

Price: $25 + shipping SOLD

20) Perennial's sienna stripe in villa d'este designed by John Hutton.  Outdoor fabric.  2 yards available.  Retails for $118/yard.

Price: $20/yard + shipping SOLD

21) Two Sets of two Frontgate 400TC percale standard pillowcases White.  21" x 34".  NEVER USED.  Still in package. One set retails $50.

Picture below shows the border on pillowcase, however there is no monogram.  

Price: Each set (includes 2 pillowcases) is $15 + shipping SOLD

22) Two Navy Blue and White Indoor /Outdoor Stripe Lumbar Pillows.  Solid white fabric on back.  16" by 9". No zipper.

Price: $10/set + shipping

23) Chambray blue and cream buffalo check fabric.  Upholstery weight fabric.  Retails $60/yard.  2 yards. 

Price: $30/yard + shipping

24) Schumacher's KWID (Kelly Wearstler) Imperial Trellis in Trelliage. 2 yards.  100% Linen.  Retails $137/yard. 

Price: $85/yard + shipping SOLD

25) Areaware Flora Magenta Deer Pillow.  Still in package.  Never Used. 100% Organic Cotton.

Price: $20 + shipping


1) Four bentwood chairs.  I paid $100 for them.  They have some wear and tear on the caning and wood.

Price: $20 for all 4.  

2) Campaign chest.  30W x 30H x 18.5D.

Price: $50

3) Antique Federal Mirror.  Shows some wear and tear. Very heavy.  35"L x 23"W x 2 1/4"D.

Price: $50

4) Bombay framed floral print.  Gilded ornate frame.   33"x 33".

Price: $45

5) Brass Chandelier.  21"H.  All it needs is Rust-oleum Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint and then you have yourself an oil rubbed bronzed chandelier.

Or keep as is - just put some shades on it.  

Price: $35

6) Antique Persian Wool Oriental Area Rug 4x6. Paid over $150.  Would keep it, but no area in my home for it.  

Price: $90  

7) Pool Table.  Already professionally disassembled and packed.  Can fit in SUV/pick-up.  Just needs reassembly and to be recovered.  Pool cues and rack included.  

Price: $50 or best offer

I just want to honor all the Veterans past, present and future - thank you for your service!  And, to my brother, who currently serves, thank you for all that you do and sacrifice!