Hola there my friends......

We are almost finished with summer and it has been a hot one here in Atlanta!  Very humid so my hair has been in a permanent ponytail!

I have been staying busy trying to get things done.....which is always a struggle for me.  I don't remember being such a procrastinator in my early years.....but I guess I was:)

I started this boys room about a year ago!  It's pretty much finished and of course he is off to college now.

Let's start from the beginning.  It was already painted a blue but I wanted to go darker so I chose the old staple BM Hale Navy.  It is such a rich color....

We decided to keep the rug because it was fairly new and there was nothing wrong with it!

So now it is painted and has been measured for new curtains!

I had a bed custom made and though it was a little bit more expensive we did not have to wait a darn year to get it!

The curtains finally arrived and they were so pretty!

And the Charles Stewart chair made its way to Atlanta....

Got some pillows and bedding....

Love the trim on the curtains!

It is taking shape.
And then the end tables arrived....seriously y'all it is like Drip...drip...drip....:)

I ordered the lamps from Pottery Barn!

But the best part came last week and I feel like they really pulled the room together!

The blinds were installed!

I think they really made a big different adding some texture.

This little nugget loved everything:)

And there you have it!  Would you believe he makes his bed everyday?  At least all the times I was there!
Not the dog but the son...hahaha

Whats up with y'all?  Kids back to school?  Vacations over?  Ready for fall....

Have y'all watched The Bear on Hulu?  So good.

Alrighty then....



Taps on the microphone....hopefully some of you are still out there:)  

I know....I often wonder why I can't get my post written in a timely manner anymore.  I hesitate to say this because my family and friends will be all crazy and start calling.....but....I do think it is mild depression.  In fact I think I have mentioned it before but it really does affect my work and just day to day living. 

Take procrastination and multiply it by 10....everything seems to take so much effort and I can easily ignore things which is not good when people have hired you to get it done!

Ever since my sister died last summer [it is coming up on a year] I have felt this way.  I can say it comes and goes and I know time can help but as I say...."one day at a time"....

The exciting news is that I did get a small install done!  Yay....alert the press!

It is my "modern glam" client and I have to say I am proud of how this one is coming along!

On my last post I showed you a few updates....and this one will reflect the bookcases and pillows along with a few other accessories!

Here is the before....when she bought the place.  This was the previous owners things.  She wanted to rip down the shelves but I talked her into painting them because I knew she would like them better....and guess what....I was right:)  

Pats self on the back!

Here is what the sectional and bookcases looked like before we started!

I did have a little "chat" with her before I started buying things.  She wanted a lot of picture frames of her family and equestrian objects.  I persuaded her to let me do a gallery wall of family pictures in the hallway and I said yes....I would mix in some "horsey stuff".  BUT....I was not going to make it a "theme"!

We came to a good place and Rose and I got started shopping.  [Rose is the best].

We are still waiting for a fixture to replace the fan.... but I am so happy with how they turned out!

Really most was thrifted except for the white jar at the top!

Man I love doing shelves!  And the pillows really came together on the sectional.  Waiting for the curtains to arrive which should happen in the next 2 weeks!

There is also a chair coming in the above empty space which has been shipped!  Hallelujah....

The bedroom is coming along but still working on a few things!

How I made myself sit down and do this is a small miracle...but baby steps right!  

Oh yeah I had so much fun hanging out with Mary Ann from 
Classic Casual Home and Kim from Northern California Style Thursday and Friday night.  They were in town for a DIY conference and we went to dinner!

You should read both of their much good stuff!

You guys have a great Sunday and hopefully I can get everything I need to get done next week....finished!



I am not sure how July 1st arrived so fast....but here we are!  Who has big celebrations for the 4th?  I have none.....maybe binge something or just hang out with my bestie....Cami:)

I've been getting things done lately with some jobs.  I thought I might catch you up on a few updates.

I am working on a condo in a high rise building....which is a change for me but here is the kicker!  The vibe is "modern glam".....yes I know.  When you think of my esthetic I am sure that is the first thing that comes to mind right:)

But hey....nothing says stretch you design wings like the complete opposite of what you are used to doing right?  So of course I was up to the challenge.

Above is the guest room but it has the best image of what the design was like when she bought the place!  Those floors HAD to go.  They were....I don't know...beachy or lake house or really anything other than modern glam right!

Above is the living area BEFORE.....

New floors were installed and the whole place painted [the walls were very white...think an almost blue white] we softened them up!

Sorry for the mess...but this was after the furniture was delivered and we had a pretty chandelier installed.  I also had this art reframed....

And this was right before I had the wallpaper installed.....

Let's just skip to the good part!
Wallpaper and art hung

Rug installed also!

So curtains are next and I am kind of excited for that part because nothing says luxury like custom curtains!

Of course it needs some accessorizing which is in the works.

Next Wednesday Rose is helping me to install the bookcases and I have been shopping like a mad women.  I love doing that part....actually we both so so it will be a fun time!

Stay tune for the before and after....

I hope y'all have a wonderful holiday with family, fun and  food!

I am out the door to look for more accessories for the bookcases.....


Well.....hello!  2 post back to back and then nada....

I am anything if NOT dependable right:)

Last weekend we went to Nashville to bury my sister.  My Mom's family is from there and we have a mausoleum that has been in out family since 1865.

 Kind of weird posting this picture but she is safe and sound with my Mom and Dad. #reallife

Anyway we stayed downtown and was like Las Vegas....In fact I was calling it Nashvegas!  It's like every bride in the country goes there for their bachelorette party.  For real!

We had a nice family dinner at The River House on Saturday night and a small service on Sunday before we left to go back to Atlanta....

Love the way it was decorated!

My outfit....everything is very old or I would share details.

We were all missing her so much....It will be a year in August and it's hard to wrap my head around it.

When I got back I headed down to Lake Keowee for a small install.  All installs are in pieces these days which I hate.  I love to do the whole thing and then see people come in and get least that is the goal:)

This Schumacher fabric below is amazing!
I had a bed made so she would not have to wait 9 months to get it.
Her pillowcases were still in the dryer if you are wondering...haha

Let's get down to business.....
Have y'all watched these shows?

Lincoln Lawyer [not as good as Bosch but decent]
The Offer....I really liked it!
Jeff Lewis new show?  He has mellowed....
Hacks....the one liners are hilarious!
Finished Ozarks #sadface
Keep Sweet Pray and Obey....documentary WHOA...

Any of course I love all reality shows because it's mindless...haha

Are you thinking that I watch too much TV....probably but it's cheaper than going out.

It is hot as the dickens here in Atlanta....and will be for the next 2 weeks.  Ugh.  I know.  I should shut up cause this is summer right....

I picked up some of these prints for that bedroom and I can't wait to have them framed!

I took a small acrylic frame and put a little piece of art in it....

And here is my haul from Scott's last week.....

So that is all that is new around my house...
What are y'all up to?  Some good vacations?

Happy to catch up with everyone:)


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