Project Dollhouse Master Bedroom is Done (ish) - Instagram Tour

Sunday, July 29, 2012

So you probably thought this day would never come (and even though there are still some projects left to do), I think my master bedroom is finished enough for an Instagram tour.   

First, the obligatory "befores".  This is about a year ago, when we first bought Project Dollhouse.  I was not digging those Jif walls.   And the 1972 architectural details are underwhelming, mainly because there are none.  

You might remember this post, where I drew inspiration for my/our master bedroom from this tea tin.  I loved the jade color combined with pinks and reds and, of course,  the Chinoiserie style.

Here is the inspiration board, which is centered around the screen, which is now my headboard:

And here is my bedroom:

Photography by Katie Davis

The screen was a super-lucky find.  I blogged about making over the nightstands here and about the Pagoda lampshades here.  The gold bench at the end of my bed is really a pair of Mid-Century tables that were sprayed gold (they sat in my booth forever- apparently no one in Chattanooga thought they were as cool as I did).  Anyway, I just butted them together for a makeshift bench - eventually I'll get a white fur cushion made.

Instagram photo by me

Instagram photo by me
Do you remember this lamp love story? Apparently it was meant to be.  We're still together : )

Instagram photo by me

Instagram photo by me

Photography by Katie Davis
Same campaign dresser, 2 different looks.  When Katie came over to take photos, we played around with the styling.

And in the spirit of full disclosure, normally I have a tv on top of this dresser. It got zhushed up for its photo shoot.

So, for those of you who were here from the start of this project, thanks for hanging in there!  And if you're new to my blog, thanks for stopping by!

By the way, aren't these reveals nerve-wracking?  I feel like I just walked out of the dressing room with a bathing suit on.  

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Layers and Layers in New York City

Thursday, July 26, 2012

I just had to share these images I found in The New York Social Diary.  This is the apartment of Charles Krewson, a self-taught Interior Decorator based in New York.  The spaces are a mix of collected art, antiques, and family pieces that are casually combined for a comfortable, homey feel.  There's nothing too precious or pretentious, just layers of meaningful stuff.  I think this apartment is all about mood - and I find it completely charming. See what you think.
It's not slick or hip (well ... maybe the coffee table)

Those are Ikea bookcases that Krewson had gold-leafed. The turtle fabric on vintage chair is Donghia.

Krewson has amassed quite an art collection, and it's displayed on every available surface.

More of the art collection is displayed in the hallway.  The rug is from West Elm.

Layers and art in the Master Bedroom.

The night stands are were rescued from a Fraternity House, and they're combined with antique brass sconces.

The carpet in the tv room pays homage to his father's Military service. 

All images courtesy of The New York Social Diary. See more of Charles Krewson's  apartment, click here.

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Octagonal Mirrors

Monday, July 23, 2012

There's something about the straightforward geometric shape of an octagonal mirror that I'm finding completely irresistible lately.  As I narrow down the options for wallpaper and hardware for my master bathroom at Project Dollhouse I'm thinking a pair of octagonal mirrors over my sinks will perfectly straddle the line between modern and traditional.
This mirror from Overstock is at the top of the list.  I like what a little bit of earthy texture could bring to the slick surfaces of the tile and chrome.

I love this one from Lamps USA.  The strong shape is even bolder in black and gold! The scale looks about right, too.

Another option in wood, this time from Kirklands, and currently on sale for $79.  

Did you catch Lara Spencer when she was on Nate Berkus a few weeks ago?  Here's a little vignette she put together with thrift store finds - and it includes an octagonal mirror.
Source: via Lara on Pinterest

This bathroom is a favorite of mine.  So clever how they layered the mirrors.

Here is another favorite image.  I love the oversize octagonal mirror in this Miles Redd room.
What do you think? Green light for the octagonal mirrors in my bathroom?

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My Ballard Designs Favorites

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The day after I read this post that featured Raina's favorites from Ballard Designs, I received my very own sale catalog from Ballard's and thought I'd give it a good look for myself.   After all, it included a 15% discount offer - and I love a bargain  (but you already knew that.) 

 Here are my favorites:

The Cattail Floor Lamp - it's functional, it's sculptural, it's whimsical!

Oyster Shell Mirror - a fun variation on a classic seashell mirror

Bella Cane Bar Stool - a Palm Beach classic

Remember I posted about busts here?  I love the added texture of the plants!

Monserrat place mats - love the little shell trim.

Surprise!  Who knew I was so drawn to texture?

Do you have any Ballard faves I should know about?

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Simple Chair Makeover with Greek Key Trim

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A few weeks ago I posted here about creating a library table in my family room at Project Dollhouse.  Would you like a little progress report? 

 First of all, I had a tablecloth made from  this fabric, which is pretty much the jumping off point for the room.  It's a pretty strong print and although I love it, I decided to use it on the tablecloth and keep the upholstered pieces more neutral.  I do love my new tablecloth but I don't love the way the needlepoint seat covers on my chairs compete with the bold print.

See what I mean? It's all just too much.  I've been looking at fabric options for my chairs when I realized I already had everything I needed to make over the chairs.  I looked through my sizable fabric stash and found this neutral cotton velvet, and as luck would have it, I had enough to recover the 2 chairs.
Side note:  Although the needlepoint seats aren't working for me now, I decided to just go over them with the velvet.  The needlepoint pattern is in perfect condition and I wanted to preserve it.
Here's the finished cushion - much more neutral but kind of boring for me.  So I added some interest with this green Greek Key tape I had purchased a while back.

Just a stripe of Greek Key trim down the center of the cushion.

Much better!  Kind of a palette cleanser for the whole area.  Now, to complete this area all I need is a yellow upholstered bench

and a spotty cowhide rug
Making any progress over at your place? I'd love to hear about it!

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Latest Finds

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Did you have a good 4th of July holiday? I hope you did and I appreciate that you're checking in on me after my week away from the blog.  It's been a while since I've posted about my latest shopping finds , and I have some good ones that I'm excited to share with you!  Shall we get to it?

I was so happy to find this rattan headboard for my 13-year old daughter's bedroom.  So Palm Beach, right?  Well, she didn't have the same response to it that I did and within a few hours of placing it behind her bed I found it out in the hallway.  She said it was uncomfortable when she leaned her head against it and declared that having a headboard was too "mainstream".  Did I mention that she's 13?  I've learned to choose my battles so I'm sad to say that this one will be making it's way over to the shop this week.  : (   PS - Somebody buy this and send me a picture like this when you're done.

Luckily, these lamps made the cut for her bedroom.  They're mid-century turquoise and gold ceramic lamps.  There's a pair of them flanking her headboardless bed.  The shape reminds me a little of these Stray Dog beauties.

This painting has two of my favorite things - trees and pink!  This too will make its way to the shop this week.

These green crystals are antique. If you could see them in person you would find that each one is a little different in color and size.  They're perfectly imperfect  - and I like that.

This is just the latest candidate in my long parade of coffee tables.  (For now), it's staying in my family room.

I also got this big hammered brass pot with lion head handles.  I may have bought this just for those lions. 

Now here's something you don't see every day. It's a brass candle sconce in the shape of a cobra.  The detail is pretty impressive. In fact, when my oldest daughter found it on the floor she jumped and squealed a little.  She didn't think that was as funny as I did.  

This may be staying with me if I can find the right spot for it.  Trust me, this isn't a piece you can just work in anywhere.  I'm thinking when my master bathroom gets a little more finished it might be cool between that mirrors that go over the sinks.  

That's all I got for you today!  How about you?  Did you celebrate the holiday with a little retail therapy?

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