CATCHING UP




Well...hello there friends!  

Yes.....December came and went and I have to tell you that it was a hard month.  Something about the holidays make me sad.  I think it could be many things but probably missing my sister.

But hey....everyone struggles at some time or another so we have to just keep moving forward!

I made a trip out to Boulder to visit family!  I had not been anywhere since last May when I went to Nantucket.  

Always anxious to leave Cami and sure enough she got sick while I was gone but my dog sitter [who lives in my neighborhood] took her to the emergency vet and all was well.  Of course they never get sick during the daytime......right.

I was starting to think Boulder was cursed for me as I was there when my husband left me and when I got the news that my sister was going into hospice.


We made a trip to Vail for 2 nights!


So much fun!

I was happy to see this little bugger when I got home!

Before I left I had a small porch install for a friend who was having a party.


I added a bigger wall sconce and some texture with the large planters!


Below is the old one.....


Below is another before....


And the after...new rug and pillows plus a different table in between the chairs.




All the plants were refreshed which made a big difference!



Another before below....the new pillows which I found on Etsy also helped to give it a more cohesive look....



I also like the larger outdoor light from Currey and Co.

And there you have it....this was in late November:)

I am not even going to say that I will be better....cause it never fails that I don't.  So let's keep the expectations low...and maybe we will be surprised:)

As always thanks for reading and just so you know....Blogger will not send out blogs anymore so that's that.  

It's always something....right!

Shayturning72in43days







ATLANTA HOLIDAY HOME 2023




Well lets see if I can keep this up....2 post in November and now it's early December so there is still a chance of getting a few more post together:)

So the finger.....I can tell you that the other 4 fingers are mad at having to do all of the work.  It is still very swollen but they said to go see a specialist to get the stitches taken out and if they won't do it...then come back to the ER.

OK...first of all I am not going back to the ER and taking a chance of another 3-4 hour wait.  Nope.  And when she said go see a specialist but if they won't take them out...I am like HUH????

So basically it's like I sold you a couch but you have to figure out how to get it to your house.  Bad business model I think.

Anyway long story short I watched a YOU TUBE video and I feel like I am certified now.  

Last night I roped my friend into helping me...which was shocking since her sister and best friend are both doctors so I feel like she should know better.

Apparently she doesn't and after 15 minutes they were all out.  Except for one that I found this morning which I plucked out myself.



OK...lets move on to the Atlanta Holiday Home Showhouse.


Usually I get to preview it but I had an appointment that I could not change so that didn't happen....

I wrangled Rose into going with me on Sunday [ it was packed...like a million people] but it is only open until the 10th so time was running out.

Let me give you the quick scoop.....Architect was Castro Design Studio [who I have worked with before and he is amazing!]

The builder was Pradera Group and my friend Kit Castaldo was responsible for tile selections, kitchen design etc. 


 Above was a space my friend Erika Ward Interiors did using art from Wendell Dobson [another friend!]


More from Erika!  
Photo by Lauren Chambers Interiors


Kit did this space off the kitchen area....


The talented Barbara Westbrook was responsible for the family room which I loved!





How about this trim....

It was hard to get a picture of the kitchen cause there always seemed to be somebody in the way!


This was the bar area.....




Gracie Studio wallpaper in the dining room designed by Brittany Carson Johnson



The gurst room by Jessica Bradley.  Love this fixture by Madegoods!



Upstairs sitting area by Christy Dillard Kratzer

This bedroom By Michele Gratch


Loved the styling on these hallway bookshelves....Whitney Durham


Moving on to the Primary bedroom....

By Chris Holt







Primary bathroom





Primary his and her closets by Bailey Ward







Basement lounge by Potts Mason Interiors.
Love this huge light fixture!














Laundry Room by Bellwether Designs
Photo by Lauren Chambers Interiors


Upstairs office by Justin Williams
Photo by Lauren Chambers Interiors





And there you have it!  Stitches and a Showhouse in one post....where will I go next....lol

Shaywentrogue



Back to Top