Saturday, February 28, 2015

USING TRIM




This post was intended for Wednesday then Thursday and well....now here it is Saturday and I hope to heck I can manage to get it written and posted before it turns 2016.

Not that you probably care....because let's face it you all have busy lives and still manage to get stuff done.  The term "loser" comes to mind.

Enough about my time management problems.

Trim.  Which kinda came about when I was searching for an alternative for a curtain fabric that is backordered.  Huh?

Let me explain.


This gorgeous wool paisley fabric was selected for the curtains in the family room.  It is BO until February 20th and if I have learned anything..... THAT can sometimes spiral into delay after delay.

Grrrrrrr.

So I started choosing an alternative just in case!


Like this gorgeous trim which would run down the leading edge of some linen.  Since the finished length is something like 156" I have to go big!

I fell hard for this these.

 It's big and bad ass!

And not cheap I might add but more often than not you have to spend a little "jack" to create a focal point in a huge room.  Here are a few others from Samuel and Sons that had my heart pounding.





Then I headed over to Lee Jofa to see what they had....although I pretty much left my heart with the large nailheads.




Our girl Kelly Wearstler did not disappoint.

And the new Suzanne Kasler trims


Gah.....

Which brings me to the point of this post.  I love trims.  It is just another layer to add in a space.



Samuel and Sons



Kristens Kurtains

Samuel and Sons/Liz Williams

 Kapito Muller

 Bailey and Hart Interiors

 Etsy

 Samuel and Sons

Eileen Kathryn Boyd

Schumacher
House and Home

Can you imagine all of these without the trim?

What about these walls without it?
Nancy Braithwaite

There you have it.  My little obsession.  Oh yeah in other news the wool paisley fabric is now BO until March 10th.  I know.....1st world problems.

I'll keep you updated.

Shafrustrated.








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Monday, February 23, 2015

DESIGN UPDATES





Who is rubbing the sleep out if their eyes this morning?  Yeah....once I got past a small drowsy point in the evening....I was up for the duration.

The one movie I saw....Birdman happen to win.  I had nothing to compare it to but I can assure you that when I left the theatre I wasn't thinking "Holy crap that movie will win the Oscar!"

What do I know.

I thought I would update you on my project I now affectionately call "The Fast and The Furious" since we are on the countdown with 34 days left until the finish line will be crossed.....ready or not!


I took this the other day after it was finally painted....Farrow and Ball Slipper Satin.


It was hard finding a color that looked good with the Texas Limestone......the grout and wasn't too yellow.


Here are some of the rejects! You can see at least 3 different colors here.


It ended up being NONE of these!

The kitchen sink and faucet were installed.

Some light fixtures were hung [ Currey and Co]


This one from Scott's.

Another Currey and Co. beauty in the mud room.


A huge RH fixture in the girls loft upstairs.


Bathroom updates.



Kohler Margaux fixture.


First coat on the alcove in the LR....heading to "driftwood" soon.


Some beautiful tile in the master bath....


Along with some waterfall goodness on the vanity.


I love the door style upstairs.


And finally the backsplash is going in!

If you are feeling nervous for me....I got that covered.  I am starting to get a slight "tic" from the stress:)

Can this be pulled off?

Stay tuned!

Shacrazedlunatic






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Friday, February 20, 2015

FABRIC AND WALLPAPER





I was at the grocery store the other day....a place which is totally out of my element....think someone who has been in a coma for 30 years and they wake up with the task of having to figure out how to use a cell phone.

I tend to either wander around like a lost puppy or run in and only get half of what I need like the floors are on fire.

This time I was standing near the salad bags staring at all of the selections and getting more confused by the minute [there are so many different kinds of greens now] when this woman pushed me out of the way and threw her bag back on the shelf ...."These are made in Mexico!"  and walked away in disgust ......like she belonged on a table shouting to the masses to take extreme action about something.

Huh?  What...the bags?  The salad?....come back crazy angry lady....what do you mean?

Crikey....one more thing I gotta worry about.  Where does my lettuce come from.  

Grocery Store = Confusion + Anxiety 

Back to design....my safe place.

Having ADAC so close to me is a luxury and I know that.  It makes my job easier.   While searching for  some light gray grasscloth I discovered some new wallpaper and fabric this week.

It's ironic that they both have an ethnic feel....

First up is this new wallpaper book from Kravet


Check out some of these great prints.




I can never resist a good paisley....









Next up is a boutique fabric line.


Seema Krish  [born in Bombay] has lived in the United States for 15 years and  now resides in San Francisco where she creates these beautiful textiles.


Feast....

Some of my favorites










Using traditional textile making techniques....


This gorgeous line can be found at Ainsworth and Noah here in Atlanta.

Off to the trenches....but it's Friday after all!  Next week the Design Bloggers Conference is in town....anyone coming?

Shayexplorer


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