Hello happy you could make it:)  I'm delighted to see you!

And that's no joke.

As promised I did have a one room installation yesterday so I managed to take a few trusty iPhone pictures.

I have been slowly putting the final layer on the rooms in this project which I've been working on for about a year and a half.  It takes time to curate that layered look......

I'll try to set it up for you......

This is kind of a dark and moody room....done in basically sepia tones. 

Hmmmm......neutrals.  Back to my roots!

The Charles Stewart sofa [to the trade only] arrived which allowed us to finally hang the black and white photography that the client has taken on his travels.

I arrived early to start laying them out.... auditioning them for the best look.  

This is a job that I will not tackle!  Too much math people!

The goods.....

Starting with the bar area....and that wonderful thermostat in the middle of the wall.....which happened way before I got involved!

So I worked around it cause what was my choice?

Whenever I need good bar accessories I head to World Market.....they never disappoint!  

The linen hand towels were a score!

I was happy to have one black and white picture left over!

I love the impact the gallery wall added to the room.  This was a long wall and it helped to add this Thibaut grasscloth wallpaper.

The rest of the room is paneled and painted SW Urbane Bronze.

Circa Lighting chandelier.

Some detail shots...

Love these Zak and Fox pillows....

This Woodbridge Furniture table.....

  Love the details on it!

My new favorite Currey and Co lamps.

Arteriors Home leather ottoman.

Duralee fabric on these pillows.

Don't forget you can use a tray in a tray...ha ha

Trim on the curtains.

And that's a wrap:)

This is the absolute favorite part of my job.....yes the shopping can be tedious but when it comes together it feels magic!

I fixed the links on the previous Look For Less post....not sure what happened but let me know if any of them are not working now.

And a WW update....holding at 13 lbs for about 2 weeks now.  Of course I have only been able to W/O once this week so far.....because of my CRAZY schedule!

I hope y'all have the best weekend ever!



My friend texted me yesterday afternoon and asked me to come to the 7:00 AM Soul Cycle class.

Huh?  Why can't I go at a reasonable hour?

"Because Lorenzo is teaching and I love him"

Key word love him.  But whatever...all I need is a little peer pressure......

So I went and the AC was broken and y'all....I could not even breath.....they came in to the class after about 20 min passing out cold water [I guess they were worried].

My fingers are still wrinkled while I type this:) guys know I am all about layering.  I try to be a minimalist but I walk that fine line!

Mark Sikes is probably one of the best.  His rooms feel lived in....collected and perfectly layered.  Most of us know him for his use of blue and he may be responsible for bringing that design trend back in a huge way!

BUT....he also does neutrals to perfection.

This desk situation above makes me giddy.

This might have been the inspiration for my master bedroom.....just saying.


I also found this bedroom and decided to recreate the "look for less"....

You're welcome.

First of all I found this bed!

Mark always adds some classic tradition to a room.....and makes black and brown co-exist so peacefully.

If you notice in the picture the curtains are a deep burgundy red floral!

So I went there:)

Thoughts?  It's very layered....not so matchy and if anyone actually puts this room together please send me the picture:)

**I fixed those 2 links....let me know if there are any more! Thursday I finally have a little install and hopefully will have some pictures on Friday.  I feel like it's been ages since I showed some of my own work!




It's been my husbands birthday week....and I did my best to bring in this milestone with a few surprises!  His daughter flew in from Boulder to help us make dinner special along with his son [who lives here].

We were trying to remember when all 4 of us had been together and I have to say it has been a while.

When I was in Highpoint I saw so many new products and one that stuck out was a new wallpaper book from Thibaut/Anna French called Palampore.....along with coordinating fabrics.

I was smitten.  I wasn't out yet but just recently I was at ADAC and there it was!

Let's start with the neutrals.....

You love?

Moving to some more color....

I am loving these pattern on pattern......

I want to use all of it somewhere!

A few more wallpaper samples....

So have you thought of a place you want to use some of this product?  Which is your favorite?

Does everybody have big plans for summer?  After flipping many homes in Boulder my stepdaughter and her husband finally bought one for themselves!

Of course it's game on for them to get it decorated and order new furniture so I will be making a quick trip out there to stage the one they are doing now and figure out what they want!

Exciting times....and with 2 showhouses to load in back to back in late July and early August I will be looking for some sympathy around here:)



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