Tuesday, January 1, 2013

new year. new start.

Happy. New. Year. Let me guess. Your head is spinning, you are begging for 4 Advil and a gallon of water and are actually reading this post from the McDonald's drive thru due to being majorly over served last night. No? Just me?  I hope you all had a fabulously festive evening and that you are ready for the new year and the excitement that lies ahead. New year. New start.

When the clock strikes midnight on January 1, many resolutions with good intentions commence. Many diets start, extreme exercise regiments begin, people vow to be kinder and better in the new year. Me? I start making lofty home and business goals for myself. On the list for 2013? Just a few projects up my sleeve. Let's hit the high points on my impending to do list. 
It is going to start from the outside and slowly work it's way in. I vow to make my front door to my house coral in 2013. And. And. Adorned with a gold lions head door knocker. Yes. This must happen. I love myself a colored door and semi scary animal greeting each and every guest. The juxtaposition of the inviting color with the wild animal is just too too fabulous.
2013 is going to be all about the walls for me. I plan on embarking on some large millwork installation on at least one of my walls. How fabulous is this space below? The time and planning that it took to plan and execute this design absolutely exhausts me. 
Go bolder. Bolder is always better. I am talking bold walls. Bold furniture. Bold art. Bold accessories. Bold patterns. My home is going to become even more bold this year. 
I will get a new couch this year and it will be customized with the framing ribbon in the middle of each cushion. I have been inspired by a few of my colleagues, Jamie and Emily, by their trailblazing ways in reference to cushion modification. Sounds so fancy, right? I think this look can give such a custom appearance to any couch whether it be an Ikea or something higher end. Everybody wins. 
Other notes of 2013? We all know emerald is officially in. We've heard. I have one special request/goal/resolution that society as a whole needs to engage in. Can we please ditch the 234,956 different "Keep Calm, Carry On" signs? Puhhhhh-leasee. They automatically make me feel aggressive. Thus defeating the purpose. Let's cool it on that. Shall we? Oh and work out more? Eat better? Be nicer? Not make fun of people? I think those are the things I am "supposed" to be surrendering in the new year. 

I am so excited for all of the opportunities, challenges, trials and tribulations that this new year will bring. More importantly, I am thrilled to be going through all of that with you all. My lovely readers. What projects do you all have on your list for the new year? Do share! Love you. Mean it. XOXO

22 comments:

  1. I have got to finish, or rather start, a little girl's room. I can't seem to commit to a wall color.
    I hate those signs too. I instantly think,"Don't tell me what to do!"
    Happy new year!

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  2. Happy New Year Linds! My resolution is to spend more time with friends...including YOU my dear! Let's get together ASAP!!!!

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  3. Sounds like plan!! Love all your projects!! In my next bedroom (which will hopefully be a year from now, fingers crossed) i want some millwork....So elegant! love it. Can't wait to see your door....So happy we get a new start! yeay! Looking forward to all the fun here!

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  4. I want to see that wall treatment. This morning, I am going to try your egg dish, only I will replace the ham with salmon. Happy New Year.

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  5. Happy New Year Lindsey! I think I have a brass lion door knocker in my garage. Seriously! It was from another era when I actually had a house. Should I be bold and put it on my townhouse door? If you want a painting like the one in that picture I'd be happy to do it for you! My new year's resolution is to update my artist's website...going to the photographer tomorrow. And, any suggestions on painting my school? Our new principal wants to do it!!!!

    xoxo
    Happy New Year!!!! to the best designer EVER!!!!

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  6. I'm looking forward to seeing you complete all these projects!! Especially the walls!! Super cute photos.

    Happy New Year!

    New follower :)

    xo-Liz

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  7. Love these goals! Of course I'll be following along to see how they turn out. Especially that door- swoon!

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  8. These are some great projects and I can't wait to see them as you complete each one!!

    Happy New Year!!

    Xo-L
    brunchwithlaura.blogspot.com
    (formerly Simply Lowcountry)

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  9. I am vowing to get my front door painted this year - pink!! And get my gallery wall finished. Can't wait to see all your design adventures documented here :)

    So happy that our paths crossed in 2012, lady! xx, Julie

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  10. Happy new year! Love all of your goals! I too make a ton for around my house!

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  11. Happy new Year love! So ready to go BOLD this year too!!

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  12. I love that 2013 will be about walls for you. I've unofficially decided it's about ceilings for me. The pic you've shown for the millwork on the walls is pretty similar to what I'm planning on our ceiling. Can't wait! Happy New Year.

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  13. Haaaaa!! I am so with you on the Keep Calm overload. Those signs make me feel the complete OPPOSITE of calm. Enough already! Happy New Year!

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  14. I love emerald, I love velvet and I think that sofa is totally calling my name. Its a LOVE! Great goals ahead and I am right with you.....cheers to a fabulous year ahead!

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  15. I don't even know where to start with New Year's resolutions. Your's sound good so maybe I'll just copy :) - Brandy

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  16. COMPLETELY with ya on the keep calm and carry on signs. Oh and the coral door! Love it.

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  17. I wish you a ☆ :: * Happy-New-Year * :: ☆ From Japan.!! God bless you during 2013!
    Ryoma Sakamoto.

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  18. Lindsay,
    I'm so thrilled to have found you and your fabulous Sadie & Stella in 2012, and I look forward to more awesome material from you in 2013! You've got a great eye and great talent. Best to you for a Happy, Happy New Year!
    Whitley
    www.thequeencitystyle.com

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  19. Happy new year! Love the front door idea, can't wait to see the finished product. My new years resolution? See my blog!

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  20. Seriously awesome ideas here. That millwork!!!

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  21. What a great list! I cant wait to see what you have in store this year- its going to be fab for sure!xxoo

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  22. I painted my front door coral a couple years ago (much to the chagrin of my HOA - darn suburbs) and I've never looked back. The color is "persimmon" by Martha Stewart and it. is. fab. It changes depending on the light from a persimmon (duh) to a coral and I couldn't be more in love. On my yellow house with black shutters -- divine!

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