It's your birthday.......

Well not yours but mine.  Not anymore.... but it was.  Over now and my addiction to sugar is raging  after eating so much the last few days.  I should give up sugar for 30 days...I did it with alcohol during the month of January....I think sugar will be harder.  Do I really want to say that and set myself up for failure????  Let me marinate on that one for a day or two and get back to you.  Of course in the back of my mind I am thinking I better do this before my butt needs it's own country.

Thank to everyone for all of the supportive comments about my endeavor at the Nicholas House.  I am way excited about it...now all I need to do is come up with a plan and make a shopping list.  I am trying to keep the colors gender neutral and keep the decor functional.  No nick knacks.

Here is a new project I am working on that started with a media room buildout.  They took an unfinished basement and created 5 rooms.  TV, Poker with a bar area, bedroom, bathroom, and a fly fishing room.  What is that you ask?  Well I am not sure but I guess fish fly in there.

 I have put together 2 designs to show you.  The first one is for the family/dining room which is upstairs.  Of course this is just the first draft!  It will certainly need to be tweaked.  I would say it is definitely going to be more on the traditional side, but maybe add some contemporary styles of furniture to keep it from being too predictable.


She really loves warm colors, think Tuscany.  The 3 wallpaper samples are for the DR above the molding. See next picture.  We will not need much but it will really warm up the room.  The DR set is being moved into the kitchen area.  We are moving the Piano into the DR.

It is a beautiful antique piece.  Since they do not formally entertain we will make this room a music room.  The picture below shows that the piano is situated in between the DR and the den.
This set is more informal anyway so it will work fine in the kitchen.  We may add a bench cause it looks a little busy with all the chairs.  Or  upholstered side chairs.  The rug will move in there also.
Here is a bigger picture of the lead fabric


It is a very heavy linen and has all of the colors she loves.  I personally love that it has teal in it!  I managed to steal a few pictures off the Schumacher site of 2 of the wallpaper samples.


I am afraid to even open it up to a vote.....Have not picked the paint color for the den walls yet either.....  It is a big room with lots of windows so I am not too worried about all the color.  This is really just the first draft....

I was going to put both rooms on this post and then I had a brilliant idea....Sometimes I scare myself...I said "girl you have to save the other room for another post!"  What was I thinking.

I did do something totally out of my comfort zone this weekend and created some art.  Yep, with Angie.  We needed some really inexpensive art work for her house and just bought some canvas and paint and got to work....you'll see later :)

AND...then I had an install on Friday that just fell to pieces.....I will explain that in another post also.  

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

29 comments

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sherry, Happy belated birthday! Best of luck with your new project. I know it will be wonderful! You have to show us pictures of the fly fishing room.
xo,
Sherry

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Happy birthday girl! Can't wait to see the art you created!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

happy birthday- love the new blog header, too!

nouveaustitch said...

HFB...as my friends and I say. At this point we are less than enthused about the big day, hence the HFB. Use your imagination. :-)

I'm excited to see the progress on this home. Thanks for sharing your first draft, I hope you'll keep us up to date on the direction you take. Love the options so far!

A Delightful Design said...

Love lead fabric and wallpaper--either one will do! I love when you share the process with us. Just keep us posted on the outcome.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! You look hot and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. ;-)
xo,
abby

Cathy Wall said...

Happy Birthday...Glad you spoiled yourself and indulged, it wouldn't be fun otherwise! Let me know if you do a sugar detox, I worry about my butt's continuing need additional real estate too! (My 16 year old son is looking over my shoulder as I write this and laughing out loud at the talk of butts and space!)
Love the direction for the family/dining room, the first wallpaper is my fave, can't wait to see it come together!

Cathy

angela | the painted house said...

I want to see your art!!!

Went off sugar for several months--crazy amazing how I felt and now I'm a total sugar snob. ;)

Happy birthday!

Emily A. Clark said...

Happy belated birthday! I would have to go into rehab if I gave up sugar. . .

I'm curious to hear about this art you made. I've been pondering making something for my bedroom. I think I'm an abstract artist at heart.

Kathysue said...

sherry, you have given us just enough to make us all very curious. I know when you do your final draft it will be amazing!! You have wonderful taste!!! I am not totally off sugar but I do not take in very much mostly artificial which is probably not good either, but boy do I feel better and when I do have more than normal sugar,I feel horribly sluggish and just heavy!!! Good luck with that one too!! KS

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love that fabric! Great ideas and look forward to the reveal.

traci zeller designs said...

Mmmm ... I just ate a Cadbury Creme Egg so no comment on the sugar! I just used that fabric in the coral colorway. It's so pretty!!

Tammy@InStitches said...

Happy Birthday ! You are brave to even think about giving up sugar. I probably wouldn't make it 2 days. Love the wallpaper and fabric.

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

OH OF COURSE Urban Legend Angie did the art with you! Who else would it be? So did you get the art materials for a complete STEAL on Craig's List?

Pratishtha Durga said...

Happy Birthday! Am really curious about the new art work you created. Your redecoration plan sounds really exciting.

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Belated Birthday Blessings!!


Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Gretchen O. said...

Happy Belated! I am loving the lead fabric. And turning the dining room into a music room, how nice? And i do LOVE that lead fabric...traditional but with great color. You go girl...and can't wait to hear about all the rest.

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

Seriously contemplating giving up sugar and alcohol for a month too! I think I could do the alcohol but the sugar...not so sure I have the will power for that!
I love the Schumacher wallcovering...can't wait to see the completed design!

eclecticrevisited said...

Happy Birthday Sherry...
love the fabric selections...can't wait to see the finished pics...do some befores and afters as they are so cool....
...and how does and install fall apart? so not a interior designer so I have no idea...so do tell...
maureen

Sally said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I love those fabrics. The wallpaper is pretty special to!

A Perfect Gray said...

happy birthday! you are too funny! yes, we want to see the art and also hear about the install that went awry...so spill it little lady!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

First of all, happy Birthday. Second of all, LOVE the new header. And third... diggin on this vibe. Especially the main fabric. I just picked up something SO similar for my clients. Hoping to turn it into romans.

Mandi Smith T said...

OK, I am totally diggin that dark sofa fabric with the floral/bird accent pillow fabric and ottoman. I can totally see it! dyno mite!!! M.

Blayne Beacham said...

Happy birthday!! I think you should go for it with giving up sugar! I am thinking about it myself after successfully giving up alcohol for a month. Woo hoo. The fabrics are amazing.

Angie said...

Sherry - you are a design goddess! It amazes me how you can jump from style to style and come up with such great ideas. You know how some designers have only one look? You can do it all, girl!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Happy birthday!! I love all the fabric and wallpaper samples. Really, really love the coral wallpaper with that awesome gold pattern. I love the brightness of it.

bluehydrangea said...

Happy late birthday!! Can't wait to see your art!!

Angie said...

So - question for discussion - what are the hottest colors for 2011??

My Interior Life said...

Somehow, I missed leaving a Happy Birthday comment. So sorry. Happy Belated Birthday!! I think I started reading your post but got distracted by a family member begging for food.

Can't wait to see your art, and I love your choices of fabric & wallpaper!

Farmerdvit said...

OK, I am totally diggin that dark sofa fabric with the floral/bird accent pillow fabric and ottoman. I can totally see it! dyno mite!!! M.

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