Wednesday, October 26, 2016


Jumping right in to week 4..... because as I have learned in life..... time keeps marching on and there is nothing you can do to slow it down.

One Week Challenge |verb| associated with stress, craziness, decisions, angst, tics, occasional tears, frustration, joy, excitement, thrill, pleasure, delight.......sigh.

I am pretty sure all the other peeps are having those same highs and lows:)

That is a bunch of talent right there and all of them have the same 6 weeks to finish a room.  50% of them are probably already finished and the rest of them are like me....lagging behind in frustration praying that everything aligns for a photo finish!

I wonder if Linda can pick the overachievers and the ones who just are posting with wet paint:)

I am happy to say it was a fairly successful week....let's recap.

The painters came and started caulking the ceiling and new Metrie trim!  Meanwhile I went to the paint store to get the paint and that's when things went wonky.  Since Farrow and Ball  is a ORC sponsor I really wanted to use their paints but there just wanted a good color......whaaaa.

I was hell bent on SW Urbane Bronze and I don't know what happened but I ended up with BM Iron Mountain.  Needless to say at the paint store I think they clapped when I finally left after asking everyone who walked in which color they liked best:)  It was between BM Dragons Breath and  Iron Mountain.


No really.....I Love It.

One of our sponsors is ATG Stores Home Furnishings.  I guess I live in a cave but I was not familiar with them!  Whoa Mama they have everything.

I ordered these 2 lamps for my room.....

This Jamie Young Steam Punk table lamp and below this Arteriors floor lamp....
Yep quite the mix right:)  You never want your room to be predictable.....ha ha no chance of that!

I took a trip down to The Mart here in Atlanta to search for a few items for a client "wink wink" and stumbled across this Lee Industries chair that I thought would be perfect for my bedroom.

I needed height and at the time I was leaving my bedroom white.

Sample sale!  I hauled that puppy home and then realized it was a very dark midnight navy.  

WHAT?  No can do boo boo.  Crikey.  

And again my friend Sudi came to the rescue like a "caped super hero".....

And gave me this pretty linen stripe fabric of which there was only 7 yards.  The chair takes 8.  I told my upholster "don't call me unless this chair is done"  I don't want to hear "can't" I want to hear "YES".   

Picking it up today:)

Also picking up these bird prints today.....

Stay tuned to see which frame I selected! 

One little problem arose when the plumber came to install the new Kohler Purist sink faucets.  I was out in the kitchen humming some Snoop Dog rap thinking "life is good"......and he came strolling out with the news......cue "horror film music"  "Miss Sherry the faucet won't fit in the holes [specifically the handles].

WTH?  No.  Get back in there and make it work. 
Sadly..... he would not do it.  So I called Michael Ladisic [the magician] like he had nothing to do but answer my questions [after I called Kohler AND]. 

Michael sent over one of his project managers to take a look.....and damn if he wasn't MacGyver.

 He taped it up because porcelain cracks very easily....which is why the plumbers wouldn't do it. 

They don't make these sinks any more!

He slowly drilled it [ 2 sinks....all 4 holes] until each one fit!  Like I said is good.

Things are moving along but I'm still waiting for everything I ordered.....kinda getting that nervous "tic" I was talking about earlier.

Until next Wednesday.....

See if anyone else had problems this week:)

Waiting on Martha  Media Partner House Beautiful | TM by CIH


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Saturday, October 22, 2016


Since I am knee deep in the One Room Challenge...... looking for accessories has been my obsession lately:)

 I probably have enough stuff to get this bad boy off the ground......what do you think?

If you muttered under you breath "who is she kidding".....then you are correct.

But.....that still doesn't stop me from obsessing.....searching for that "perfect" something that will launch my room from ordinary to perfection.

One of my go to places to search is Target.  Typing in "black and white" will get you all kinds of hair raising goodness starting with Nate Berkus!

The barware......

That throw.....

I think the tassel shower curtain rings are kind of cool and I know somebody out there will think of crazy other ideas on how to use right?

Then there is the Threshold Line

Now that I threw my bathroom in the ring for the ORC I am looking for some cool towels like the ones above!

And I might need a pouf in my bedroom right!

And then I couldn't stop [now you understand my personality!].....

I need the black box for my room!

I am always looking for small drink tables and I have seen the round one below [$59.49]  for 700-800 dollars!

I am crazy about the dark wood side table with the shelves!

OK.....they are painting my bedroom as we Instagram today to see what color I chose!

And the other night I was on a panel talking about color.  That was a laugh....

I didn't have much to add....other than my favorite color was white....after a while they just skipped over me....hahahahaha.

See you Wednesday for more updates on the ORC.

Have a great weekend y'all.


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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE FALL 2016 WEEK THREE was kind of a reality check to write "week 3" because that means we are halfway through the challenge.  Uh oh.

Welcome back to what I like to refer to as the design marathon called the One Room Challenge.  

20 designers who have 6 weeks to makeover a room....we all cross the finish line at the same time......only there is no medal when you finish:)

Linda where are the medals?  I want mine to say "slowest start.....fastest finish"!

I'm in good company though:)

Even though I know every single one of these talented people are way ahead of me I am not going to hold a grudge.  

I can be forgiving like that:)

Let's move on from my rant and get to the pictures cause after all you have a lot of blogs to check in with today.

My guys finished putting up the Metrie trim in the bedroom and it is straight up crazytown over here because I went running in like my hair was on fire and had them add some trim to this wall!



And in this picture you can see that there was no trim where the boards meet from the ceiling to the walls...

Hello better option!

Great right?  Call the painters and let's get the ball moving.  Oh no....instead let's brainstorm and decide to change the trim in the master bath also..... wallpaper in there.....change the lights and sink faucets.

I know.  Shoot me.  Look the reality is that I would like to renovate my master bath.  But I doubt that is gonna happen this year or next so I might as well put some lipstick and a party dress on it.  

Hee Haw

 This Thibaut texture wallpaper will be perfect in a bathroom....and I am going to paint the trim one shade darker.

I ordered these Kohler Purist sink faucets from

And I found these Hudson Valley lights from our ORC sponsor Bellacor

Kind of excited cause they take a 100 watt bulb which will enable me to see all of my wrinkles up close.

Ordered this rug from All Modern another ORC sponsor.

Here's hoping I picked the right shade of lipstick to make a difference!

There is this little corner in the way back of my mind that wants to paint the walls in the bedroom a dark color....SW Urbane Bronze.  

I not me.  But I have cathedral ceilings which I am painting high gloss white and all the trim will be white and my floors are light.....and after all it's just paint. 

Will she do it?   I say go big or go home:)

Stay tuned for week 4!

Here is your homework for today.....go see all the updates from the 19 other talented ladies....


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Saturday, October 15, 2016


I like nothing better than a pretty design book.....and I have a new favorite.  Of course it helps that it has a beautiful cover [white] and it is chock full of incredible!

Leslie Sinclair has a new book out that is a MUST READ!

After I got it I started flipping through [of course!] and landed on this page...

WHAT!  Are you kidding me right now!  These floors are everything and at that moment I was wishing that Leslie was my sister, cousin or BFF so I could play that card and get these floors asap!

Me:  Hi Leslie come on over for coffee....and grab your paintbrush"


Before we talk about her talent can we just talk about the pictures in the book?


I mean come on this puppy is filled to the brim with drool worthy images.  The kind that make you jump off the couch....start going in circles thinking how you can re-arrange your room to "get the look" and then sit down realizing that it would be impossible.

This paneling....

Hello sexy wall treatment.....

Shiplap with a degree!

Shazam.....this is a whole bunch of magic right here.

No words....

Just when you think you are a pretty good designer you see an image like this and it brings you butt down to earth.

I just landed. get my point right?

What can't she do?  Well I don't know but she CAN do murals, plasters and wall finishes which her team of 35 artists complete and has been featured in Veranda, House Beautiful and Traditional Home.  

Oh yeah one more thing which I think is kinda important.  She is extremely nice.  That's a biggy.

Are you convinced?  Get it here

Cami loves it also.

That little leg sticking out just about killed me it is so cute:)  Seriously what a smoochie.....

It's Saturday and I'm blogging.  The whole world is topsy turvy.....what next locust?


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