Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A living room design AND randoms

Love muffins! It has been less than 24 hours and I already miss you terribly. Was your Monday tolerable? Today I am sharing random projects, additions and discoveries with you. The new segment should be called "PAD." I won't do that to you though. 

I have been working with a client who's home is currently under construction for a complete renovation. Can we say blank slate? There is no better way. We are working on two spaces but this is the first installment. The living room. This is more of a parents only space so we wanted to make a marriage between adult masculine and feminine pieces. The client also uses this space for work from time to time, so a desk type setting was a must. Instead of having a normal old desk set up, we decided to use a console table that will mirror the back of the sofa and will double as decor, but also a desk when you pull up a chair. Multi-functional? I love it. There are elements that are not seen her on this board that will be included. I cannot wait to share the after with you!

So I have been on the hunt for carbs and new artists lately. If you aren't out there looking for new talent, it is passin' you by. Know what I'm saying? Here are some new artists I have discovered.

Ok. So Birdaria. Let me take a seat for this one as my obsession might get the best of me. Birdaria offers punchy colors and patterns by way of canvas to jazz up the walls in any space of your home. I am telling you. The pieces are unique and conversational. If I don't get one of these ASAP I am totally going to pull a Britney Spears post Kevin Federline. See.
You know I love me some abstract. I just came across the piece recently and I cannot get it out of my mind. I must use it in some space. Doesn't it kind of remind you of black eyed peas?  Maybe I am the outcast here. Nonetheless, it is lovely and peaceful. 
Adore this in your face glam painting by Sabrina Cabada. All of her pieces have this same flair. This is pretty much me every morning only I resemble a hot mess before my coffee is consumed. Maybe this girl is post coffee, as well...
So I was the winner of an AMAZING giveaway. I won a set of personalized stationery by Ashley Brooke Designs. Ok so she was so much fun to work with and the process was great. I obviously provided a picture of myself and then also images of clothing and accessories that I wanted to incorporate. Then, Ashley worked her magic. I am blown away by the results. What a great gift for someone. Do we love?
Needing your design input. I have a bathroom that desperately needs a rug. As desperate as Katie Holmes was for a new parking spot. Supposedly. I have tried a few options in there, but all in all they were too busy. Back to the drawing board. So. I have narrowed down my final choices to two rugs. It is going to be one or the other. Help me choose! 
Will it be the suzani border:
Or the classic tailored border look?
What do we think loves? You help me decide. I hope you have a fabulous Tuesday and thank you for sharing (ahem tolerating) my random thoughts with me this morning. Loves!


  1. Always love being introduced to new artists. I vote for rug 2, I like the classic look:)

  2. Loving the art work. I vote for rung 1 - mix it up a bit.

  3. okay, so love the e-design! Such a good eye you have my little nugget. Second, Birdaria: yes please! This is going to change lives. I mean rooms. No, I mean lives. Third, you + rug + stationery = AMAZE! And last but not least, I REALLY like the second rug a lot better.

  4. Love that design of yours and I too am a huge Birdaria fan- the owner actually bought one of my paintings...happy dancing:) And I vote for rug #2- love the classic regency feel.

  5. Rug 2, and how cute is that new stationary! I LOVE it!

  6. This looks fabulous!! I am heading over to Birdaria to check that out right now...Oh and I love Rug#2!

  7. oooh, what does the bathroom look like??? i always tend to go for the classic... but i guess it depends on the space. ps - love the design!!

  8. The design rocks, I'm loving the couch. And those paintings - yes please! As for the rug, I say numero dos.

  9. Thanks for including my art in this morning's post. You are a nice new blog find for me!!!

  10. Oooh such great design! Gorgeous in fact!

  11. What a treat to have my painting included in this wonderful post! Black eyed peas... yes, I like it! As for the rugs, that's a tough one. I'd probably go for #2 as well.

  12. I like the classic tailored rug better! And oh my goodness, that stationery is the cutest thing I've ever seen. How fun!!

  13. TYSM for including Birdaria in your fabulously curated design finds! S + S is a Birdaria FAVORITE on Pinterest, ie. dream interiors. This is such a TREAT! XXX

  14. I love all things floral, but on this occasion I think the classic style rug!
    Honestly, who's got the time to look at the floor when you should be focusing on that gorgeous soul in the mirror!

    Loving that custom designed stationary too!

  15. I love the notecards...adorable!! :)

    Also, my pick for the bathroom rug would be the classic tailored border. I just think it's perfect for a bathroom.

    Hope you're having a great week!

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  16. Lie all the art! And what a treat to have your likeness on a card!! It's hard to pick a carpet without seeing the room.. I usually vote for anything that resembles suzani, but both are great! Great blog look too! Go girl!

  17. Those notecards are such a unique idea. I love that she was able to create those for you. I have never seen any personalized with a picture like that.

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