THIS AND THAT






\I have to say that so far....this week has been better than last week.  Whoa....there's a news flash for you.  Everyone said that each day gets a little better and y'all might be right.  Hate to admit that because....well you know...maybe I wanted to wallow in my self pity just a little longer.

I don't think that is how life works....

I have been trying to catch up at work and have made some progress!  That is a good thing.

Let's see.....where to start.

Had a curtain install....and Lord these are pretty!  The Scalamandre trim along the leading edge of these flax colored linen curtains was a hit!



We recovered this pretty Bungalow 5 chair with a quilted Duralee fabric....

I worked out at Bach and they always have an inspirational quote hanging around.....

Over at my Friar Tuck project that I posted about last week they started staining the doors.  Michael and I decided that maybe it was time to bring stained doors back.....these turned out so pretty!

Somebody asked where this project is located..... it's in Ansley which is another beautiful community here in Atlanta.


I have spent a lot of time picking out tile lately...I have 4 more houses to put together.....that is like 20 bathrooms!  Holy crap.  #sendhelp


Last Wednesday night I popped into Jenn Balcos Art Gallery to see some gorgeous art by Joe Adams....


I started cleaning out the office here at my house and of course anytime I am going through all of my fabric samples I get distracted.



It's the curse of a designer....:)

One of the vanities that just got built for Friar Tuck! 

 

It took me forever to find the hardware for this one but I love how it turned out!


I couple of people told me about these Bliss pads  so I bought some.  I am so gullible sometimes but they sting a little when you use them so that means they are working right?

I have had fun posting my #outfitoftheday on insta stories!  This is a "pumpsuit" that I bought at Target [no longer available].

 
And a friend of mine came over to take some pictures....

Here it is with a little jacket and some boots...



Of course Cami had to get in the picture:)


It has been a minute since I have done anything to my house....but the other day in the middle of total chaos I re-arranged the top of this cabinet...



Not sure why....but it does look better than before so that's a plus.

Y'all I can't find anything to watch right now.  After Offspring.....everything is boring to me.  I have started at least 10 shows on Netflix and after 2 or 3 episodes I'm done.  It must be me because so many people have recommended shows that they swear are incredible!  

Just not feeling them.

I have been putting my life in order lately....getting insurance in my name, utilities....and all of that other stuff that comes with being single.  Even though I run my business.....now I have to run my life.  It's OK....I can do this.

The rain in Atlanta.....no words.

Shadrenched



 


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UPDATE ON A PROJECT WITH LADISIC FINE HOMES






Boy did I feel all of your love and support after my post.  You know.....sometimes it is hard to know what to share...or how much to share but if I can help someone who is having the same feelings I am then it's worth it....

You know how social media is....we try to make it seem like we are "all that" and life is perfect....but really it's just smoke and mirrors because we know that life can be messy for everyone on occasion right?

So now you know the real truth.....and that's OK with me:)  You are my warriors.

I have mentioned before that I am working on a spec house with man genius Michael Ladisic and the team over at Linda MacAuthur Architects.  It's pretty awesome as Matthew Quinn is doing the kitchen.  The team is back together!  I could not be more excited to be working with all of them.....

Here are some pictures of what is going on!

This is the playroom or office or workout room....whatever your heard desires!

Added some nice trim to this wall.....

The playroom bathroom....I fell in love with this plaid tile.  So fun.




The shower floors




My inspiration board....


The vanity that is being built.  This one is by Native Trails but Michael has his own cabinet company....

Below you can see the vanity sample....


Below is the master bathroom tile....


And this is the trim going in where the MBR tub will be....

My inspiration.....



The vanity will be white oak and this light stain.

Ceiling in the master bedroom....


Another bathroom.....

The vanity will be a dark stain which I am a little giddy about....

In this bathroom.....the patterned tile goes up the wall behind the vanity!

The upstairs laundry room.....

This is the bar area that opens up to the pool....those white concrete tiles....I die.

This is the scullery and that door opens into a pantry....

I love the trim detail on this entry to the kitchen/family room



Stairs in the foyer.....stunning!


Gonna be lots of good detail in this area....the kitchen is going in now.


 Selecting the hardware from MQC....


The tile is going in the pool.....






Deciding on a paint color.....



Working on spec homes...it is hard to know how neutral to keep things.  You are trying to appeal to a large audience because the goal is to sell the house right?  In my opinion you want the kitchen/master bedroom and bath to be a more neutral palette and then you can have a little fun with secondary spaces.  Somebody come buy this house so I can decorate it:)

I should have updated pictures soon as because it is full steam ahead to get this one on the market in the next month or so!

I'm pretty glad it is Friday....such a challenging week for me but you know what?  

I made it.  

One step at a time....one day at a time.....one week at a time. 

Shaypushingforward









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THOUGHTS ON MY LIFE RIGHT NOW







Y'all I hate to be this way....I don't have much to share right now as I try to dig myself out of this black hole I have been in for the last week.  Some of the things that have been thrown at me have brought me to my knees....with these thoughts running through my mind ......what the heck did I do to deserve what feels like hatred from someone I was with for 30 years?  A need to punish.....I am at a loss......you win.  


These events have been extremely difficult for me.  Some of you have known me for 10 years and I pride myself in being able to see the light...and the humor in life.  My sisters and close friends would say I am like Pollyanna...seeing life through rose colored glasses.

I know it's bad when I can't even get excited about design.  Don't get me wrong....if I have heard this once I have heard it a thousand times....especially this week....that things will get better.  I get it but dang right now......I am having a hard time just pushing forward.

So many thoughts running through my head....so many scenarios that maybe I could have changed...should have changed but didn't.  I swear being a creative is a curse.  All of you practical people.....you left brain....logical humans who can see situations so much better than the dreamers....I envy you.


I can't even describe what I am feeling because I am sure somebody would send the authorities over here to check on me:)   The word  despair comes to mind. 
I am not writing this for sympathy....it's not like I don't know I am loved by my family and friends and by many of you that I have never met but have lifted me up these last months.  I guess I am just mourning....and I understand that just has to run it's course....right?

All I can say is hurry the hell up because I want the joy back in my life.

Thanks for reading....appreciating....commenting and sticking with me for this phase in my life.
  
This is me....raw.....what I am going through and I am sure many of you have been there.  In fact I am positive I am not alone in these post divorce feelings.  I mean there have been books written about it....and movies made.

You will be able to feel me.....as I try to climb towards the light.

I promise this will not become a blog about my life....heck no.   This is "one and done"..... I WILL BE BACK TO DESIGN AND FASHION.

Yesterday I killed a spider running like a thief in my closet and I actually chuckled  because as everyone who is afraid of spiders has said.....leave this closet....lock it up and never return.

There is still some laughter deep down in there:)





#lookingformynewnormal












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