Well another week in the books.....just have to get through today and it's smooth sailing into the weekend.

We had a rainy day yesterday which is always fun when I am going in and out of my car....I just gave up trying to stay dry and decided to look wet and pathetic.....a look I can carry off pretty well:)

I am sure this isn't news to anyone but Amber Lewis just dropped her collection for Anthropologie.  I thought I would share with the few people who are scratching their heads going....."who?"

Amber is based in California and I feel confident to say that she pretty much invented that casual....hip...not too decorated style.

I am pretty sure she started blogging around the same time I did....and she has a huge following with a book coming out in October.

She is also known for her use of vintage rugs in a space....which always help to ground a space.

She is also known for white walls so we are connected in that way.....cause so am I.  

Here are a few pieces from her collection....

Some pretty rugs.....

Also some of her great pillows.....

Love the mirror below!

Let's see what went on this week......

This outfit was a hit on Instagram....

I knew this maidenhair fern wouldn't make it...I think this is a record....a little over a month.

One of my favorite fixtures from Currey was getting installed last night so I only got a picture of one of them as I had to go home and feed Cami:)

And even though she had already had her dinner....she likes to visit with me when I am having mine....hehe.

So....the soon to be ex is taking me back to mediation at the end of the month. would think that all of this would be over by now but dang....

I think a year is long enough so let's keep our fingers crossed please.

Enjoy the weekend like you are getting paid for it:)




I was down in Bluffton for my nephews engagement party last weekend and I was sitting on the couch with my sister on Saturday......she looked at me and said did you post yesterday [Friday]?  I looked at her....and I cocked my head...."uh no....I completely forgot"

Yikes.  I think my brain just got so relaxed all bets are off when it came to any responsibility.  The first night we were there I slept 12 hours.

But....nothing like spending time with family right?

I have some installs coming up so I have been in a "pillow fog" trying to decide which direction to go.

I never like to go with my first inclination....because it is usually predictable.

That is the case with this space at Madison.  We ordered a new sectional for the TV room and we are working with a very colorful rug.

So if you are thinking of pillows with red and blue in them then just wipe that slate clean.  

Nope.  There is already enough color in the rug so we don't need any more.

I will go with neutrals....adding texture.  After a massive search for the coffee table and a console under the TV.....I have a few more things to secure before I go down there to install!

But while I was pillow searching I thought I would share some of my finds with you.  I can be generous like that:)

I put some combinations together....I repeated some just to show you that how to use a single pillow in a couple of combinations.  I's not rocket science!

Here are a few that I am considering for the sectional....I might throw in a blue one:)

Alrighty to workout....walk Camilita and meet the kitchen designer for my sisters she can stop bugging me....haha.  She did not like that I threw her under the bus last week!




Hola was your weekend?  Mine was good....hung with my sisters a little on Saturday.  I am renovating my sisters kitchen and she has become a nightmare client all of the sudden.  At least 2x's a week she calls and leaves a message...."any news on the kitchen?".  Yeah.....I might strangle her before it is all over:)

Yesterday morning I was happily drinking my coffee when I heard a loud knocking at the door....startling as a matter of fact.

I look up to see the police and after answering the door found out that my car was broken into overnight.

Geez.....what next a pandemic?  Oh wait we are already going through that.  

Apparently they hit 6 cars and the police were going around alerting people.  They only got some change but for me it is the cost of the window and then the mechanism that operates the window.  Total 545.00

The hits just keep on coming....

Let's see....what else?  Well if you saw on Instagram I cleaned out my basement and garage with my sister.  After we got it all out she looked at me and said...."now do you want to put all this stuff back in?"

I really didn't but I was frozen.....meanwhile she was calling 1-800-got-junk and they were there in 15 minutes....on a Sunday.

She prodded me gently until I said OK....take it all.

I mean.....I could have sold some of it but I am already overwhelmed in life so sometimes you gotta make the tough decisions.

OK...enough about my life....let's look at some project updates.

One of my fav Currey and Co light fixtures!

Fun black and white bathroom....

This entrance!

Kitchen happening!

And this powder bath vanity....

The other project.....Great Circa Lighting fixture hanging in the family room.....

This kitchen....with SW Mindful Gray cabinets will have a nice backsplash with some pretty sconces!

The porch got this great the finish.  Boy fans have come a long way right!

I was over at Jenn Balcos much do you love this sculpture?

My friend Windell Dobson's art.

And he gifted me this little cutie pie for my gallery wall....

There are some good people in the world.

This beautiful wallpaper book!

I went to Scott's with my friend Rose and picked up the antique andirons for the Madison project.....

Cami says "Mom hang in there....I got you".

Y'all....maybe life has always been hard but I am thinking my small background of sadness wasn't there for me....perhaps that magnifies the difficult moments of late.

No biggie.....this will all pass.  Life just keeps moving forward.  

For us all....we are weary but strong.




Aren't I lucky to have all these blogger friends who occasionally  trust me to put out a specific  post!  

Cause y'all know lately around here it's been slim pickings other than pictures of half built homes.....:)

I think I have pulled it off..... although not my best work you might get a tip or 2.

These girls don't play.....they are serious about their brand and I'm over here like "brand".....what's that?  I hate my brain sometimes.....even at 68 I am trying to train it to be more efficient...I will let you know how that is coming along:)

Here are my weak tips and then when you want the real meat of console styling I will give you the links to Mary Ann, Cindy, Annie, Melanine and Ana.

This is the best picture I have of my entry console as it was taken by a photographer for a local magazine Atlanta Home years ago.  I had only hung this gallery wall a couple of weeks before this was taken!

By the way it took me years to collect all this art....

This is a picture I took right before I dismantled the whole thing:)  I am just like all of you.....there was way too much stuff on this sucker!  I had just been adding objects like it was my job not paying attention to what a hot mess it had become....ugh.

Let's start from the beginning....I have had this console for 20 years....

You can see it hides that old vent nicely!

But....It is just too leggy and I have had it covered for ages.....

Here is proof....

Leg city!

Plus.....without the cover there is still that issue of the old grate showing and that bugs me!

So let's put it back on.....but change it up without putting the piece of old linen on it....

Taking out all the white books and just going for black accessories.....

Doesn't feel right.....but hey styling takes's like shopping at TJ Maxx.  Hit and miss right?

I have had those magnolia leaves drying in the black vase for a while now.....I love the dark spice color the leaves turn underneath.

So let's change up a few things......I mean I don't hate this but it's looking a little lazy to me.  You know all black.....

I added a little bling cause a girl needs something "shiney" in her life right!

And.....put the concrete sewer balls back on there.  Hey.....nothing says design like "sewer balls"....hahaha

Adding a little height with my gold statues.....

It's not my best work I know and I had a few other ideas I was going to try out but yesterday turned into such a "shitshow" [more about that later]
that I had to give up that dream of presenting you with the "muther" of all consoles!

One little change.....I was walking Cami and saw this magnolia branch on the ground so I grabbed it!

You have to be aware of your surroundings right....haha!

And there you have take your time....let it marinate.  I started this on Monday morning but I was tweaking it during the day.  Taking stuff away and adding other things.

I am going to just let those magnolia leaves dry out....

Should have pulled that chair is a tip....let your furniture breath.  Don't pack it too tight against other furniture or walls.

My little $9.00 frame:)

I'll tell you what....this will be part one and I will try to give you a few more looks.  

You can use anything to make a console in point here is our old family dining table that my sister has....I styled it up for the One Room Challenge last year!

And is my same console table with a flax covered top....totally different look! 

Below is a console table in my bedroom....

And another One Room Challenge console I did for my other sister.  This one is pretty simple with just lighting and a large basket.

I should stop now before it is 2021....although I think we would all welcome fast forward to better times! not forget to go see what my more professional friends did....I have full confidence they will knock it out of the park!

You can let me know your thoughts.....I can take it!

Today is a new day and I have the ability to make it a better day than yesterday so I am going to move forward with much determination.


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