Thursday, May 10, 2012

JIM THOMPSON no. 9 AND HOUSE OF FIFTY




Have you guys seen the cover of Southern Living for May?

Seriously, it had me a beautiful.

Let's explore shall we?


Is this room so dang pretty?  Why yes it is.

Shall we see the before?

The perfect palette....nada.

BAM x's a 100.

Love....Love....Love the curtain fabric which is Bamboozle by Jim Thompson no.9  
Uh huh.

Top pillow fabric is Quadrille 
Animal fabric is Quadrille
Pink fabric is Brunschwig & Fils
Bottom fabric is Schumacher.

The room was decorated by Lindsay Ellis Beatty.
Bravo to Lindsay.....she wasn't afraid to commit.

Since we are talking about Jim Thompson no.9.....here is another little pretty I brought home from ADAC the other day.  It is called Enter the Dragons.
Yes...no?  
Here is what the print looks like.

It is so dang "Palm Beachy".  With all of it's mint green badness.

Could. You. Die.

Speaking of color people....

The new issue of HOF is beeeeuuuutiiiful.  I have it on my ipad....so I can savor every gorgeous picture and read all of the articles.
Who is proud of Janell???

OK......sometimes it is fun to see the inner workings of design decisions.

I had about 10 pictures re-matted for a client.  They were all ugly.  Not the pictures but the mats.    I was trying to keep them pretty neutral.  The problem was that the backgrounds of the pictures/etchings were different colors.

Some were very yellow, some pink.  It was crazy.  I used a small border of gray on a few to help with the difference of color between the mat and the image.

I laid them out to see which arrangement I liked the best.


Random...no.  I know my client and she would not dig this.

This is better but I had to tweak the middle row.

This works for me.

This is in her husbands office.  Gotta keep him happy right :)

We hung her old curtain rods.  We pulled off the 100.00@yd Schumacher swags, it was painful.  No can do boo boo.

I am so glad gold is back in style!

Instead we are going to go with navy taffeta silk panels.  Here is the rug that is going in there.  Don't hate on the accessories....can't really hook up this room until we install curtains, rug, and chair has been recovered.

This one was in her dining room.  We get new for in there...:)

So there you go.  It's a process people.  You know that.

I went to Scott's today.  Made it home with only a $5.00 purchase.

Whew.

Beach countdown....I'll be there in 48 hours...

Sha Ray




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33 comments :

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love that curtain fabric, too and it is so perfect for my living room... but what i canot figure out is how on earth you get it if you are not a designer. i couldn't navigate....

PURA VIDA said...

dang you are all over the place
love that blue grasscloth..I mean seriously love it...correctuendo on the picture placement and I am right there with you on the gold...but it never went out with me...love gold an silver TOGETHER...heck...and somewhere in the middle...I am gettin me some dragon...it is the year!

C J said...

Gold + Grasscloth = L O V E for me. Beautiful.

A Perfect Gray said...

total yum grasscloth there, babe, and the prints are perfection in their new arrangement. you always bring it.

hey. you need an assistant?

donna

Junell said...

Re: Bamboozle Curtain ~ In the words of the lady @ Katz's when Sally Albright ate dinner with Harry Burns ~ "I'll have what she is having." Those babies are orgasmic!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

All those fabrics are gorgeous! I could just live in a fabric wharehouse!

As for getting rid of swag - fabulous!

Jo said...

The grasscloth and gold = perfection.

Amanda said...

I usally dont buy Southern Living (too many ads) but that cover had me a color and I bought it and studied every inch of that room.
Loving your clients gold hardware!! I too am glad to see gold make a come back.

NanaDiana said...

Sherry- I have my Southern L but have been so busy I haven't had a chance to open it yet.

I love your client's office. It is going to be beautiful. Absolutely beautiful!!!! I'll bet you almost cried when you had to take down that $100/yd material. I, too, am glad to see the gold coming back in favor. I think it is very rich looking in some settings. xo Diana

busana muslim pesta said...

Thank you for posting this. It’s exactly what I was looking for!

Laurie said...

Heading to Scotts tomorrow - so excited I can hardly sleep. Loving the idea of those navy drapes.

tearinguphouses said...

that blue grasscloth is fab.

enjoy the beach!

A Delightful Design said...

I love your life. That dragon fabric is spectacular. I hope you use it in a big way!

Thanks for sharing your process.
xo

Acquired Objects said...

Love the after room above and I love the fabric they recovered the chairs in it's gorgeous! That gray/blue grass paper in your clients office is stunning! I hope you have fun at the beach and Happy Mother's Day!

XX
Debra~

sixteen fourteen said...

I love that gallery wall! So inspiring. I felt a spasm of pain at pulling down $100/yard fabric drapes, but sometimes it has to be done.

Kira Amolsch Mayrides said...

I just wanted to tell you how much I LOVE your blog. I'm a relatively new fan/reader. You are so talented and funny and one of my "must reads". Love the grasscloth to pieces, and the picture arrangement rocks. Thanks so much for sharing!

michele said...

have to check out the new issue of HOF!!!

i love what you did with the gallery arrangement. you've just got it, mama.

smiles and happy weekend.

michele

designchic said...

Could not tear out the Southern Living image fast enough when I got the latest issue...stunning room!!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Sherry, love the bright colors in the first room. I also love that blue grass cloth you used. The gold frames look great with it. Have a happy mothers Day...

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Wow! Southern Living has changed a lot. I used to subscribe, but haven't recently. That sunroom transformation is awesome. So much warmer, hipper, and livelier. I love Jim Thompson no 9....fun, young and stylish. Love the blue grasscloth, too! Ciao, Loi
Tone on Tone

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

really enjoyed this post, totally with you~love the dragon fabric...really yummy!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Enter the dragon...yes please!!!

LiveLikeYou said...

What a happy makeover! LOVE that curtain fabric. Might have to go on my foyer chair!! Where do you buy it? Design center?

traci zeller designs said...

I, too, LOVED the latest Southern Living! It was so fantastic. Wish we had Jim Thompson here in Charlotte. Boo. And brills on the adding a thin gray line ... it turned out fantastically well!!

Annie @ House on Rene said...

That Southern Living room is GORG!

That blue grasscloth with the gold, stunning! I absolutely love it.

Have fun for me at the beach! Wish I was there! :)

Annie
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Interior Design Musings said...

Two things - that dragon fabric made my heart skip a beat! Initial thought, could I totally redo our bedroom and the hubby not notice?! Second, that grasscloth color in the office is to die for! LOVE it. Did you paint it or was it originally that color? M.

Nancy said...

Love your post, and the "Enter the dragons" fabric!!!!
Everything is great, love the grouping! Have a great time at the beach!!!
Nancy
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elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Gorgeous room in Southern Living, I love everything about it, especially the bold color choices. The dragon fabric just made my heart skip a beat, pure perfection.

An Urban Cottage said...

Love the Crouching Designer, Hidden Dragon fabric. It's amazeballs as the kids say.

Maureen at The Inglenook Decor said...

yes! yes! adored the Southern Living mag this month! isn't wall collages perplexing at times? I like mine with less symmetry. love what you did with the pictures!

Kellie Collis said...

Oh wow! I can't believe it's the same room! Have a gorgeous day, Kellie xx

Whitney @ Drab to Fab Design said...

I absolutely love that room on the cover!!! That is so gorgeous...everything about it! I can see lots of potential in your client's office. Can't wait to see what you do!

My Crafty Home Life said...

I love that fabric. Looking forward to the finished room. I am enjoying gold too.