On Friday I helped my friend Rose [ R Kipper Interiors ] with her install for a cute couple who moved here from California!  They bought this house a little over a year ago here in Atlanta and pretty much started a renovation to add a master bedroom, bath and closet.....turning it from a 3 bedroom/2 bath to a 4/3. 

Rose was hired to help get their 3 year old daughters play room together [which was their previous guest room] and outfit the small keeping area off the kitchen.  

I'm gonna start with the before shots so you can see what she selected and how it was used!

Like I said it was the guest room which got moved to the old master bedroom.....and that blanket was the inspiration for the colors!

We started with a gallery wall!

Rose found the large print at HomeGoods and then framed some of Savannah's prints to complete the  look.....

She found these acrylic bookcases on Amazon.

So let's break it down.  They ordered that adorable daybed from Article.  Rose found the rug on Overstock....I swear she is the queen of finding rugs online!  They had the coffee table [was previously in the keeping area]  which is a great for coloring and such.  No worries if it gets ruined right!

Pillows collected mostly from HG's.

We both decided it would be ideal to leave the cushion that came with it instead of covering it in cream....for 2 reasons.
1.  Cream would get very dirty!
2.  The rug has kinda of that color in it.

Baskets underneath the coffee table for easy cleanup. Of course there is a door to the room which can just be closed when company comes!  And another good thing.....Her room has a door that opens into this space!

On to the keeping area!

It's hard to tell in the picture above because there is so much furniture but this space is small!  You can see the old coffee table we repurposed into the playroom.

But....that is why as designers we do measurements and floor plans right?  We want to give you a space that works for your family by maximizing the seating area and also not over accessorize with a 3 year old walking around:)

Before we got to that part the rug was rolled out and sofa delivered.  Also Rose softened the window area with some pretty sheers.

She found the rug at Rejuvenation and ordered this amazing console from Noir.

These poufs came from CB2 and will be great for extra seating plus safe for kids to run into as they are very light!

Love these prints from Shadow Catchers

As you can see in the photo below the TV will be mounted!  Also....newsflash that is a faux fig leaf  [World Market] in the corner.  Honestly....we all know how much $$ we have spent on the live ones which will eventually expire.....haha  #truth 

She had the table and lamp at the far end of the sofa so we used it!

This awesome sofa is from Charles Stewart Furniture Company covered in Crypton performance fabric.  I love a tight back sofa for the reason that it always look neat:)

All the pillows came from HomeGoods.  Which I might need to remind you is always a bargain because custom pillows....I'm not gonna lie.... are pretty darn expensive.

Another before shot

Chairs are from Article.

Right off the keeping area is the kitchen....

Which got some new barstools and a little styling!

Barstools from Wisteria and they are very comfy!


 Rose found the vintage art at a flea market...we are alike in the way that it's always nice when there is some patina in a room!

A coffee bar was created on the RHS  and the spices relocated to the LFS.  That cute rug is from Target!

 I had such a fun day without the pressure of it being my install:)

Of course the family room and kitchen was sporting all of my fav colors.  Cream, Tan and Black.  


Yay Rose.....job well done....especially with using some of the items she already had.

Hope y'all are having a great week.....





Y'all thanks for all the love on my wedding post!

Caitlin said she would send me all the info on makeup stylist and wedding planner for anyone who is planning a wedding!  

I am happy to report they are having a great time on the Honeymoon!

I'm turning the corner on this stinking cold and I hate to complain about it....but damn I am clearly not a happy camper.

Today I am helping my friend with an excited because it's going to be fun!  Stay tuned to instastories for all the details!

Can we talk for a moment about inspiration?  It comes from everywhere right?  I find that most of my clients use Houzz.....but most designers I know use Pinterest....weird huh?

Anyway "the gram" is also a place to find inspiration and see designers work.  "They say" that you really don't even need to be published anymore....just post your work on insta......

Yesterday I was scrolling through Instagram and saw some pretty work featured on Birmingham Home and Garden from a designer I wasn't familiar with and when I went to her website my jaw dropped....


I love her use of reclaimed wood in this kitchen....mixed with gold!

We might be related somewhere along the line as I used that same light fixture just recently.....

When I saw this situation I got excited because I love a chaise......anywhere!!

The prettiest dining room with those pink curtains!

Gorgeous white and wood kitchen and dining area....

These pecky cypress paneled walls....mixed with all white is stunning!

I have used that Circa Lighting pendant before and it is one of my favs......

Can we talk about the stone wall behind the hood....I'm in.

I'm renovating a home and told the contractor to take out this situation in her bath but now I am rethinking because this is so pretty!

Are you with me here?  Do you love her work as much as I do?  In my opinion good design will stand the test of time....

Here is a little update for sister's house  [that I did the ORC for in the spring] is getting some updates to the outside!

Like so many of us.....she has been building a business for the last 15 years....a restaurant and some things just got pushed aside like landscaping and such.....

You almost couldn't see her house.  There is a very large Magnolia in front and a few "weed trees".....

We had a some limbs cut and all the brush taken out.  She is also having some rotten wood repairs and it is now painted darker with SW Peppercorn.  I elected to remove the shutters....It's still ongoing as you can see...... the dormers aren't finished being painted yet.  Those almost had to be totally re-done!

It's looking so much better!

And....last thing...

Our neighbors had us over for dinner last night and she served this cabbage salad.....I all but licked the bowl!

She did use a quarter of a white onion sliced real thin instead of onion powder and sprinkled blue cheese crumbles on good!

Alrighty to the install!


Sherika Freaka


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