Wednesday, February 29, 2012

...and a winner shall be named. A Cozamia winner that is.

The lucky, ducky girl who wins the Cozamia print of her choosing, is...

Dara from Dara Designs!! Dara said: 

I just started following S&S I LOVE Candy Mountains! and Brittle Stars (Baby Blue! I NEED them both in my life.

Thank you to all of you lovelies that participated in this more than amazing giveaway! Until the next one! Love, L+L

Favorite Room Feature: Pink Wallpaper

Morning dollfaces. Today class, we have a very special guest. The fabulous and lovely Shannon from Pink Wallpaper is here to share her most favorite space of all. Her kitchen. Before we get to her favorite space, here is one of her many fabulous spaces she has thrown together, that you just might be familiar with.

Told ya. She's fabulous. On to her kitchen...

hey sadie + stella readers i am shannon from pink wallpaper!!!  thanks so much for inviting me to be part of y'alls series!!  we moved into our house a little over a year ago and it is constantly a work in when i was asked to show my favorite room, i didn't really know which to show.  but i decided on my kitchen b/c after all, it's where everything happens.  and it got a makeover right when we moved in. our house was built in the 1950's but the kitchen had been updated by the previous owners.  there was nothing wrong with it but i really wanted painted cabinets and a wall color that would fit more in my color palette.  so here is the before (MSL pic and the our chaos once we moved in):

i decided on a greige color for the cabinets and had painters come in and paint over the existing stained ones...while i would love to say that i was cool enough to tackle this project myself, i'm not.  i left it to the professionals!! we also added a subway tile backsplash that my husband and dad did and some new lights.  

now i feel like our kitchen works for us.....which is great b/c we have a lot of fun in it!!  thanks so much for inviting me girls!!!  it was fun to look back at the process!!   

xo- Shannon/ Pinkwallpaper

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

S+S dog chow: homemade dog biscuits courtesy of stella + billie

Stuff just got real around here. The girls decided that their accustomed meals of dog food, rawhides, and meaty bones were no longer cutting it for their dietary needs. They needed something different. Something unique. Something real. Something cheesy. Something bacon-y. Yes. Bacon-y. Threats were made. Demands were met. Stomachs were happy. Here is what happened...
Once upon a time, there was a dog named Stella. Stella became bored and indifferent towards her traditional, and once favorite, rawhides. She reached a point in her life where 32 rawhides surrounding her in a perfect formation no longer cut it. I think one would deem this as spoiled. Look at that face. 
In this same time we are upon, there was a girl named Billie. Billie grew tired of the common phrase heard around her house, "Maid's Day Off." Ok, so it is more like Maid's Bi-Annual Off. But who is counting? Oh wait. Billie is. Billie threatened that if her demands were not met, homemade cheddar bacon biscuits, that this photograph would grace its way across the web. I informed her this was extortion. Now you all see what we live in. An episode of Hoarders. 
Cheesie Bacon Biscuits (Bullwrinkle)

3/4 cup whole wheat flour 
1/2 tsp. baking soda 
1/2 tsp. salt 
1 stick margarine, softened 
2/3 cup brown sugar 
1 egg, slightly beaten 
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla 
1 1/2 cups regular oats, uncooked 
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese 
2/3 cup wheat germ (I substituted additional whole wheat flour and honey)
1/2 lb. bacon, cooked crisp, drained, and crumbled

Combine flour, soda and salt; mix well and set aside. Cream butter and sugar; beat in egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture, mixing well. Stir in remaining ingredients.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 16 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for a minute or so before removing to cooling rack. 

Does anyone find it socially unacceptable that while making this dish I was so tempted to eat the batter? That is so embarrassing to admit but it is the truth. There is my skeleton in the closet.

 I added a little fancy here and got myself a dog bone shaped cookie cutter and went to town. Stella requested that I class the dish up a bit. 

And the bones in their baked state. 
Stella and Billie said it is all about the presentation and nutrition. Details people. Details. How can one give their dogs ordinary dog food when these are sitting around? Pretty sure bacon and cheese are integral parts of the food pyramid around these parts. Stells and Bills gave this recipe 5 pawprints. 
Last and final day to enter the Cozamia giveaway! Do not miss out. Trust. Loves! L+L

Monday, February 27, 2012

monday musings: spring has sprung interiors

That's right. It is February and Spring has DEFINITELY sprung here in NC. Temperatures are unseasonably warm, the sun is shining, and I swear things are in bloom. This bizarre weather has us ready for the Spring season. That means fun florals, pastels and light and airy spaces. We love how the start of a new season gives a sense of starting fresh. These spaces are fresh to death. 

How 'bout that bone in-laid chest of drawers?!!! Loves it. We love the slight femininity and delicacy that this room exudes. Those bubble gum pink floral drapes are so lovely we cannot even stand it. Doesn't this room just make you want to frolic in a meadow somewhere? Sure. 
Ok. Ok. We know this kelly green backdrop for this room is different. But it works. We love the unusual floral upholstered headboard here. The intricate curves and tufting are absolutely amazing. This room is the perfect instance of Spring, springing. 
This space is so light and airy and we absolutely love it. The pops of chartreuse and purple add the perfect amount of blooming colors to bring this aesthetic into the springy category. That bamboo bed??! Need it. Now. 
Onward and upward to our Spring-like powder rooms. This wallpaper is in full bloom my friends. How gorgy is this?! We love that the accessories are simplified in this space in order to let the walls do the talking. Except for that amazing chartreuse, velvet, tufted ottoman. It had to be said. It's ah-mazing. 
Another wonderfully Spring, floral wallpapered space. Again, the simplicity of the accessories do not deter from the loveliness that resides on that walls. Who loves those monogrammed towels? Yes, yes we do. 
Ok. You girls know we never met a stripe that we didn't like. This room is no exception. The robin's egg blue striped walls give us such a spring like feeling we cannot even handle it. Those carrera marble exposed sinks are truly stroke worthy. Organization friendly? No. Aesthetically pleasing. Beyond. We also cannot resist any space with a vase full of fluffy hydrangeas.
On to lovely pastel, Springy kitchens. We are definitely digging the robin's egg blue look. This kitchen is beyond light and airy and is nothing short of gorgeous. We could see ourselves cooking many meals in here. Or opening take out boxes. Tomato, toe-mahto. 
A chartreuse kitchen. I really never thought I could love something such as this and I absolutely do! For some reason the space feels so inviting. We would have opted for a different shade of flooring rather than going completely monochromatic, but to each his own. Side note: Kermit lives here. 
We love an all white space with pops of color! Especially when the pops of color happen to be turquoise! Those matching lanterns are absolutely to die for. This room has got Spring going on. 
Lovers. Try and have a fabulous Monday. Also, do not let the amazing Cozamia giveaway slip through your tiny fingertips. It ends tomorrow. Get after it, girls! 

Friday, February 24, 2012

S+S chow: citrus cocktails

It's been a whirlwind of a week for us dear readers. We are in need of a good drink and a good laugh this weekend to unwind. The weather is warming up a bit here and the thought of sitting on the porch, sipping one of these delectable cocktails sounds divine. What are your plans for the weekend?? 

Blood Orange Margarita

Champagne, Clemetine, & Limoncello

Happy Friday darlings!! Love,  L+L

Thursday, February 23, 2012

S+S design: understated glam

Darlings! Are you all ready for some design this morning? We are lucky girls and have the privilege of working with the most fab clients there ever were! This client is no exception. Annnd we not only get to work with her on one space, but on four! It's like a dream come true. This client lives deep in the heart of Texas. She is classy, sassy and...(I do not have another rhyming adjective). She is just fabulous. We have decided that her home must exude an understated glam aesthetic. Let's do this.  
Our client has a dining room table currently that works perfectly in the space, so we were mindful of that. We included a table that we think should serve as the inspiration for color that the table should be painted. To accompany the table are the banded Parson Chairs that will look elegant and chic in the space. We have included charcoal gray velvet drapery into the space to bring some drama, along with the scalloped, glamorous chandelier. The mirrors seen in this board are a series of mixed sized distressed convex mirrors. This brings a little whimsy and funk into the space, without being super permanent. Our fave find for the project: the wallpaper. We absolutely DIED when we saw it. It is a neutral gray hemp wall covering adorned with copper grommets. This brings the perfect amount of edge into the dining room that would otherwise be lacking. We think it is an absolute show-stopper. To tie it all together, the two toned neutral rug.

We think this buffet brings so much charm and interest into the space. It is so unique and we love its down to earth feel with the distressed wood. Not too distressed of a look though, with the mirrored panels on the front. Again, adds the perfect amount of glamour. We have included two fabulous light fixtures to flank the buffet. There is a great amount of adornment on the lamps and we think it definitely works. Our client is in Texas and we were really feeling the need to add an equestrian art piece in the space. We love the black/white/gray color scheme happening here. It doesn't mess with the elements in the room. It ties it everything together and blends in. We couldn't be happier with the way this room came together! Stay tuned for more spaces from this clients home soon! 

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Favorite Room Feature: The Long and Short of It

Today, the adorable and lovely Jessie from The Long and Short of It is sharing her perfectly collected and perfectly eclectic space. Jessie has a super fun blog that focuses on life, style, design and...drumroll please...her two perfect dogs! Ahhh a woman after our heart. We adore her and know you will too!

I am Jessie from The Long and Short of It and I am thrilled to be a part of sadie + stella's Favorite Room Feature. It is one of my favorite series. I love getting a peek into other people's homes. I feel honored the ladies asked me to be a part of the series. They have some serious style.
I have never met a stripe I didn't like. My poor husband painted stripes. Yes, we are still married if you were wondering.

I consider myself spoiled because Furbish is right down the road. I had some of my Mom's old wingbacks recovered and Jamie whipped up some pillows in my favorite fabric of all time.

I recently started a ginger jar collection that I am obsessed with. Collector sounds better than hoarder.
Most of the furniture in our house is from Craigslist or estate sales. I love a good mix of new and vintage.

My favorite accessories are my puppies, Hank and Roy. My house would not be a home without them and they know how to work them camera.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

We love Cozamia + Cozamia loves you = Giveaway.

We said it. You read it. Oh happy day! Is anyone else totally dragging this week? I am not sure what it is. Maybe it is that huge rager I had for President's Day yesterday. If you are not observing President's Day to the extreme, you are missing out. It is the next "up and coming" holiday. To those of you shaking your head right now, remember where you heard it first, S+S.  When President's Day is widely celebrated by people dressing up as their favorite US president and lining the streets, think of us. Patriotic. (I am delusional and need to go back to bed.)

Anyhow! Are you all well acquainted with Cozamia? We came across their fabulous pieces about a year ago and have had an unhealthy obsession ever since. All of Cozamia's pieces exude femininity, boldness and modernism. We have time and time again used them in various spaces we have designed, and they DEFINITELY tie the space together. Soooo. What you really want to know here. Cozamia has been so lovely and generous that they have decided to giveaway any 16x20 print to one lucky reader. Which one you ask? Any piece you choose! Serious. Let's familiarize ourselves with some of our favorites. 

Have you seen enough? Ridiculous question. How to win a 16x20 print of your choosing (you guys are spoiled):
You must be a follower of S+S {if you already are, you are fabulous. If not, just click the little follow button over near the top right column} Visit Cozamia and come back here to comment and let us know what piece you would choose should you win this super major giveaway.

For additional entries you can:
 *Be sure to leave a comment each time you do one of the above! 
This giveaway ends Tuesday, February 28th at midnight. Don't miss out. 

Monday, February 20, 2012

monday musings: stripes on stripes

Darlings! How lovely are we today? We had quite the little Winter Wonderland here in NC last night. Too bad it didn't carry over into the Monday workday. Sigh. Today we are going nutso over stripes. Such a go to, traditional and reliable pattern. But today, these are not any stripes. No, no, no. These are mix and match stripes, bold hued stripes, floor stripes, ceiling stripes and wall stripes. We have it all covered. Don't worry girls, not only are we loving stripes in decor, but also fashion. Each space has inspired a look for us. We plan on wearing that look in the particular space. Stripes on stripes. Let's hype the stripe, shall we? 

We love the bold use of color on this striped staircase. This image has forever been a love of ours. Such drama with the wall sized photograph. We too, often look out of a paper with a large hole. Often. 
That amazing striped case of stairs inspires us to wear:
{atlantic pacific}
Larve, larve, larve. Turquoise striped painted floor, you say? Such a classic and traditional space with bold flare. That chandy will forever be our favorite. To die.  
{tobi fairley}
That fabulously turquoise striped dining room inspires us to wear:
{atlantic pacific}
Elegant, classic, refined and striped. That is what you are, dining room. We love the use of traditional elements in this space, and then BAM, with that black and white striped floor. Definitely eye catching. 
That fabulously elegantly striped dining room inspires us to wear:
As you all are well aware, we adore a painted ceiling. Especially, a striped painted ceiling. We love the touches of Victorian style in this living space. That striped ceiling definitely creates the wow factor that this room would otherwise crave. The gilded gold mirrors are just the right amount of bling. 
{the handmade home}
That uber fab, understated glammy living space inspires us to wear:
{atlantic pacific}
Ahhh! Color all over the joint. We die for this room. Such a successful pairing of contrasting hues. For sure. Does anyone spy a striped ceiling up in here? Yeah. We thought so. 
{house of turquoise}
That fabulous master bedroom striped ceiling inspires us to wear:
Ok. Ok. Ok. Ok. Everybody calm down. We know this image creates quite the commotion from its fabulousness. We die over the major prep chic aesthetic this room oozes. How fab is the gallery staircase here? We can hardly deem it as a gallery wall as it encases the entire stairwell. 
That fabulous striped staircase inspires us to wear:
A calming, neutral striped space. We love the touches of glam that are popping up all over this striped space. See, stripes on stripes works, ladies. Striped walls, paired with striped furnishings?!?! Larve. 
{sarah richardson}
That fabulously traditional, glam space inspires us to wear: 
{see jane work play live}
A black and white striped powder room. What more could a girl want out of life? Who loves that hanging scalloped mirror? It is just delightful. 
That black and white striped powder room inspires us to wear:
{the daybook}
Ok, our loveliest lovelies...we know you are dying to get on the stripes on stripes train. (For those of you who do not take the train, the stripes on stripes bus, car, van or taxi. Good?) We have complied all of our favorite striped pieces (home decor and fashion), that we know you will find equally as fulfilling. Let's hype the stripe! 

 Get the look: throw/chandy/chair/rug/ottoman/rug/plates/clutch/shoes/art/pillow/tray

Love you dolls. Have a fabulous day! Love, L+L