10.24.2014

Feature Friday // Marbleized Quartz Fabric

This week for a design client I got to do some fabric shopping for an entrance/foyer bench. For the last couple of years we have been bombarded with Chevron. I am so happy to see chevron take a back seat to my new favorite pattern for 2015, marbleized prints.
There is something timeless about these prints and at the same time whimsical. 
Here are some options I am craving for the entry bench. 





Romeo Schumacher Carrera by Martin Lawrence Bullard
Romeo Schumacher Lapis by Martin Lawrence Bullard   
Marbleized Quartz by P/K Lifestyles // $24.95per yard
Agate, Graphite // $36.95per yard

10.22.2014

Bar Cart Essentials

If you know anything about me, you know I love bar carts. A classic piece that can be used in numerous ways. It is always fun to change it up for the seasons and Fall is no exception. On my quest to style my Fall bar cart, I knew I needed some more pieces that catered to my non-wine drinkers, you know, the guest that like a little party cocktail instead.
First and foremost, every bar cart must have the right utensils, and why clutter your cart with multiple items, instead, all you need is just one ultimate cocktail bar tool like this one.

I know, amazing right. It has 10 tools in one so you can create the perfect martini or the classic manhattan. Click here to grab one for your bar cart.
You can't forget about shot glasses, I know it's crazy, but I actually didn't own any. I found these and adorably funny ideas for the home or as a hostess gift  here.




Yup, you guessed it, I picked out some beer glassware as well. I have a friend who only drinks beer 
out of a pint or beer glasses. When I saw these beer sommelier glasses I knew I had hit the jackpot. These would be a perfect host gift for him too. Well, frankly, probably any of these would be the 
perfect gift for hostess' this holiday season. Click here to see where I got them.
And finally the pièce de résistance. My new carafe. What blew my mind with this piece was the sun kissed oak wood top. It added a little natural beauty to my bar cart. 
So, I got my new bar cart essentials. Wanna see it in action?



 
I love the pieces I found, and more so the prices! I was so excited to share these great finds. If you ever need the perfect gift for under $50, or you just want to finish styling your own bar cart, visit Uncommongoods, they have everything you can think of that is just perfect.

10.21.2014

Chairish - Online Consigning Made Easy

I recently discovered this great online source for basically consigning your pre-owned furniture. I know, you are thinking, that already exist and it's called "craigslist." 

Well, we all know that craigslist is basically for local sales. You can put your vintage dining set on there and someone has to drive to pick it up. right?

Well, what if you could expand your market to the entire U.S.A!!! I know, awesome. You can now sell your pieces to a wider market then just your local hood. 

Shipping it?

No problem, chairish takes care of that for you. They make it an easy process by taking care of all the "pesky logistics of payments and shipping...allowing you to sell on Chairish from anywhere in the continental United State."

I KNOW!!! Online consignment taken to new heights. 

I have become obsessed shopping on their site for accessories, decor and furniture but I am happier to know that when needed I can sell items of clients or myself in a few easy step. 

Check out some of their amazing chairs and accessories




https://www.chairish.com/





10.20.2014

Monday Must Haves

 So excited to start sharing my Monday Roundup. These are my fav finds of the week and this week it was all Halloweenspiration. 


The snake candleholder inspired it all // West Elm $12
Can't go wrong with skull gray plates done right // foldedpigs $18 
Black and brass Sconce to any home is perfection //  Lamps Plus $280
Hammered Brass Bowl // zinc door $120
White with Gold Fringe Pillow //  Anthropologie $58

10.17.2014

Feature Friday // Home Staging A Butlers Closet

I have come to realize that if I don't designate a day of the week, then it will never happen. Every week I'm with my clients, from staging clients to my interior styling clients, and I am not journaling about it (otherwise known as blogging). I started this blog to keep track of my projects and it just isn't happening. So, I decided to create FEATURE FRIDAY. Every Friday, I am going to pick a client project I was working on that week and feature something about it. And it begins today, YAH!

This week, I have a new staging client. They are just wonderful. You know, the clients that have already detached themselves from their home and are ready to move. Any recommendations I give they jump on it and don't take it personally. 

This home is FAB U LOUS but there are aspects we need to tweak; we need to get it "show home" ready for the Spring 2015 market. Now, I am not going to give away the entire home, but here is a sneak peak as to how a little home staging goes a long way.

In this particular home there is a room next to the kitchen. It is intended to be a butlers pantry. However, when the home was remodeled they placed their authentic Chinese cabinet in the space that they hand picked while in China. It is a beaut, but, it is not showcasing the purpose of the room. 


As you can see, it is a catch all cabinet. The doors would remain closed for showings and then potential buyers would wonder, "what do I do with this space?"

Well, I decided that we needed to keep the doors wide open and then stage it as a Serving Bar / Butlers Closet, ready to handle all those parties. Luckily, my client got straight to work and I discovered this a few days later. 


Tell me I don't have a great client.