Pine Shelf Styling

We speak so often of our homes telling a story, that sadly, it's almost become a cliche'. I do sincerely love the thought and apply it to my clients and my own home. It's one of the first things I love to chat about with new clients...their lives and how to bring the proof of their lives into their homes . I think that matters. What's more original than your life and how you live it?

When Christmas was done and the decorations put away, I felt twitchy about our dining room. I've been patiently waiting on the "just right" cabinet to show up for the past year and it hasn't happened yet. It needs to be big and accommodate collections and props and serving pieces and textiles and silverware. Not too pricey, not too trendy, not too small. Jussssst right to suit this Goldilocks. 

Then I remembered, in the rafters of our garage was a pine shelf we bought during the first year of our marriage when we lived in Connecticut, 29 years ago. My memories of this shelf play like a flickering 8mm home movie.  I've used it in every house we've lived in in one way or another but I had never brought it into this house. I remember finding it in an antique shop and forking over a whopping $50 for it. I loved the pine and way it smelled. It's heavy and always needs big screws to secure it to the wall and it leaves big holes when it's taken down. I don't care. I love it. 

We hung it over the stainless steel restaurant prep table I use as a buffet and filled it up with the things I love that I had on hand. Ironstone, botanical transferware, brass candlesticks, pieces from my coral collections and a few bits from nature. Keeping it neutral and natural. We've been eating dinner in here more often which we all enjoy.  Lighting the candles in the evening and really lingering, even if it's leftovers, has been a nice change. 

A couple of wonky unframed vintage paintings and my New Years tradition of paperwhite bulbs. There really is no easier indoor plant/flower to grow in my opinion. Vessel, rocks, water, bulbs, done. I usually get blooms in 2-3 weeks that are long lasting and very fragrant.

I am loving how it feels in the room. The collections, the plants, the contrast of the white against the wall, the story behind the shelf. We went back to New England last summer for vacation for the first time since we lived there many many years ago.

Full circle moment, I believe, is what this is called.

Curious Details Wood Panel Art Shop

I'm so excited to finally share my wood panel art with you!!!

This project has been a joy to bring to life. It combines three of my creative passions; decorating, art and road trips!

I'm often working in the beautiful Texas countryside and can't stop myself from pulling over to photograph the pastures full of beautiful cows, bulls and steers. Who can resist those faces? They're so full of personality. Pure joy!

The wood panels are a wonderful alternative to stretched canvas or paper prints. They're warm, organic and a bit modern so they fit right in with so many styles. No framing is required and the panels are ready to hang. All the art is original, photographed and edited by me, then printed on maple wood panels.  I love how they feel in my own home which is a mix of cottage, coastal and fresh country. 

 

You'll notice the shop is small for now. I love working at my own pace between decorating projects, styling jobs, travel and family time. I will be adding more wood panel art in the near future! Horses, trees, botanicals...it's all coming! 

The shop just went live today. If you encounter any hiccups please send me a note. I hope you find the shopping and navigation to be a pleasant experience. I'm so thankful and grateful for my very talented graphic designer, Haylei Smith. From branding to web design and shop set up, she has held my hand the entire way and been my biggest cheerleader. Thank you Haylei!

UPDATE: Christmas Sale! Receive 20% off your order with discount code hollyjolly2016. Happy shopping and Merry Christmas!

Chart Art for Fall

I believe that given the chance Texans would indeed love fall. The absence of crisp cool weather until near November leaves us awaiting our Starbucks pumpkinmochachokalattewhatevers in shorts and flip flops.

But the seasons change whether the temps do or not. Life moves.  And we feel it on dark Monday mornings when the sun rises later than we do for school. I feel it. And I want our home to feel it just a little too.

One of my favorite ways to cozy up the house is to switch out a few pieces of art. Vintage educational charts are easy to roll up and store so I pick them up when the price is right. The warm tones in this large vintage German chart do most of the heavy lifting for me. (Flechten refers to lichen.)

Road side weeds stand in for Queen Anne's lace along with a few pumpkins of the non decorated variety. Just like nature intended. 

This is the sweet spot for me. Just a touch here and there to enjoy before the holidays amp up everything. The simpler the better. 

A Suburban Home Renovation

It might be a good idea to start this post with a warning.

"Caution: This  blog post may produce extreme house envy. Symptoms include throwing out everything you own and starting over. Or hiring designer Holly Mathis. Or both."

So perhaps it's best I don't share all the images just yet. It's for your own good. Trust me.
This summer I did a little styling and photographed this beautiful home for Holly and absolutely marveled at the renovations that were made. 

This home, in a lovely suburban Houston neighborhood, got a major update with Holly's help which gives it so much style and personality. Cabinets were removed, a window added, along with shiplap ceiling, open shelves and beautiful finishes and lighting.  The quartz countertops are gorgeous. This young family has 6 children including a brand new baby and the nursery is absolutely adorable.

The strong lines and large scale of the Darlana lantern contrast beautifully with the white kitchen. Lighting by Visual Comfort through True Blue Home

The new quartz countertops are beautiful and extremely durable. A great choice for a big family kitchen.

                                 Smart spice storage is so simple and easy with 4oz spice jars.

The family does have a television. It's hidden in the lower right cabinet and raises and lowers by remote. Genius!

Beautiful details and fabric in these custom slipcovers by LS Slipcovers topping off the basic Henriksdal chair from Ikea.

Buffalo check, polka dots, shiplap and tons of natural light pouring in to this nursery for brand new baby #6 for this family! Art from House of Belonging.

Holly is sharing details and sources for this project on her blog so be sure to pop over. I'm sure she'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.
 

A Game Room for the Boys

We are so excited to see the boys game room featured in the August 2016 issue of Better Homes and Gardens.

                                                              Image by Brian McWeeney

                                                              Image by Brian McWeeney

Having a dedicated space for the boys has been good for all of us. They need their own space to hang with buddies and enjoy their media and this little room has been perfect. 

The issue is available now. You can also read about the before/after of this space here.

Thank you to Better Homes & Gardens, Brian and Carolyn McWeeney and my friend Janna Lufkin who produced and styled this story.

Old Glory Antiques Denver

Absolutely nothing inspires me as much as travel. Even if it's for work and sometimes, especially if it's for work. 

Earlier this summer I flew to Denver to photograph some of the new inventory at Old Glory Antiques for owner Holly Kuhn. If you find yourself lucky enough to be anywhere near the Denver area, this store is worth a detour.

Holly keeps an ever changing inventory of architectural antiques and American furniture with that "just right" authentic patina that just can't be duplicated.

I think the most interesting homes are layered with antiques, vintage and new upholstered pieces.  Holly speaks my language at her shop. She also avoids my antique shop pet peeve of overcrowding the merchandise and is so good at styling her vignettes and creating artful moments that inspire.

The texture and patina in this shot...I can't even. It's delicious.

The editors at Flea Market Decor Magazine think Holly and Old Glory are pretty awesome too and have featured the store in their Fall 2016 issue. In the feature, Holly shares her styling secrets and advice on finding and decorating with antiques.  It's good stuff.

 

To view all the new images from this shoot, visit my Old Glory Denver portfolio. And be sure to follow Old Glory on Facebook to see all the latest inventory Holly brings in. But don't wait...merchandise moves fast at OG.

Our Home Featured in Better Homes and Gardens April 2016

It's finally here!
A year ago the fabulous team from Better Homes and Gardens paid us a visit to shoot a few rooms in our house for their spring garden issue.  Photographed by Brian McWeeney and produced and styled by one of the best in the business, Janna Lufkin.  The team, headed up by Shelley Caldwell of BH&G,  pulled together a story that's true to me and my style and how we live in and enjoy our home.

I am so grateful to them for this wonderful opportunity to be featured in the April 2016 issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine. 

Photo: Brian McWeeney

 

My personal style is a mix of custom pieces, vintage and fine art, personal collections and flea market finds. As beach lovers, our dream house would be a cottage by the sea with a killer view. Our reality is that we live in a typical builder house in the middle of suburbia. However, we live with the things that bring us delight and create an atmosphere that suits our home and lifestyle which keeps it from feeling anything but typical. That's also a philosophy I share with my design clients. 

Photo: Brian McWeeney

 

The white slipcovers seen in the article are custom from LS Slipcovers in Houston, TX. I'm so in love with those slips. I know they're not for everyone and I get asked all the time how I live with white sofas and 16 year old twin boys. The truth is they're probably the cleanest thing in my house because the covers can be washed. Yes, they get Cheetos smashed into them and dirty puppy paw prints. But they come out of the washer looking brand new and smelling like Heaven. I couldn't do that with my old upholstered sofa's. Read more about the slipcovers here.

Art plays a big part in my personal style. Antique botanical charts, pressed botanicals, and coastal paintings (some by me) mix with bead board walls to create the light and airy cottage look we love.  Also included is the beautiful work of my dear friend,  fine art photographer and mixed media artist Lori Vrba of Chapel Hill, NC.

The Messenger by Lori Vrba

 

Don't afraid to mix and layer your art.

In fact, don't be afraid of anything when it comes to decorating. Fear holds so many people hostage from simply enjoying their homes. Fear wastes so much time! I think fear is a decorating epidemic. I've worked with so many clients that are absolutely terrified of making a mistake or a choice that they stay frozen and never make any progress. They're worried about trends, or rules or what their mother-in-law might think. I want to give you permission to have fun with your home. Don't take it all so seriously. Have a little fun playing in your house. 

I approach decorating my own home like I would a styling job. Adding and editing as I go. Not everything works all the time. It's a process and I'm never done. And that's ok! I allow myself mistakes and time to enjoy the hunt for new things. I hope the story inspires you to live with the things you love and bring you delight as well.

*You'll have to be a BH&G subscriber to enjoy this feature as it's not included in the newsstand version. You can also purchase a digital version of the magazine through their app in the itunes store. As much as I love to hold a copy of the magazine, I really enjoy the digital version as well for zooming in on details.

 

 

Welcome to the new Curious Details!

Hello friends! This new site has been a long time coming. I'm so excited to finally be able to share it!

I hope you find it easy to navigate and easy on the eyes.  My goal was to create a fresh and simple site to house my portfolio, connect with potential clients and blog a little when time allows. The Squarespace platform seemed well suited to that so that's where we are now.

There may be a few little kinks here and there but I think for the most part we're ready for liftoff! Please let me know if you run into any issues during your visit. One issue Squarespace is sorting out for us is adding Pin It buttons on my blog images. If you see something you'd like to Pin on the blog you'll have to add it from your browser's Pin It button for now.

My sidekick in creating the new site is the talented Haylei Smith of Crowley, Louisiana.  Her graphic design skills can be seen on every page of the site from the custom logo to the new business e-mail she set up for me.  Haylei has been a God send.  I have no patience with technology and even less time to birth a new site.  We worked together via e-mail, text, phone and even Face Time to get things just right. Haylei made this so easy for me. Thank you Haylei for tolerating all my ridiculous questions and mini-meltdowns. You are so talented and my offer of adopting you still stands.

Spring time feels like the perfect time to launch a new site. Round Top is coming up very soon. I've got new work to share and a big big surprise in the next month or so!!  If I'm not blogging, you can connect with me via Facebook and Instagram to read all the latest. Hope to see you there!

 

True Blue Home ~ Chappell Hill Texas

During the whirlwind that was antiques week, a new shop opened in Chappell Hill, Texas, that I know we are all going to be visiting often, True Blue Home.

The shop is owned and operated by Cindy and Brian Taylor, in collaboration with Holly Mathis who is adding her talents as creative director and has worked on every detail of the store right along with Cindy. 

Here's why I'm personally excited about TBH; it's so nice to have the option of taking a short relaxing drive out to the country that doesn't include having to navigate Houston traffic, to pick up a few quality things for clients. Don't let the location stop you from heading out to Chappell Hill from Houston.  I'm on the west side and can be at TBH in 50 minutes, do some shopping, pick up dinner at Chappell Hill Bakery and Deli (awesome BBQ here) and head home. It's so worth it!

What a fun opening day! The shop was filled with shoppers oohing and ahhing over the art, slipcovered furniture, lighting, pillows and candles. Love the textures in this historic building.

So many ways to use these big beautiful carved shelves.  I'm thinking fireplace mantel.

Is this Heaven??? Seriously ladies.  It's delicious!

So glad to know that True Blue Home is a Visual Comfort lighting stockist. Love that we can see the options right in the store.

All the perfect smalls needed to layer your room to get "the look".   And John Robshaw pillows!

Dreamy lamps and blue and white porcelain ginger jars. A Holly Mathis trademark for sure.

Every detail was perfect for the grand opening.  I may have had more than two but less than 10 of the cookies. They were pretty and delicious!

Congratulations to Cindy and Holly on a gorgeous store and successful grand opening.  All your hard work really showed and I'm so glad you're finally here!

Check the True Blue Home website for directions and read more about the store on Holly's Blog.

Round Top Antiques Week Fall 2015

Round Top and the surrounding shows are in full swing!

I've made the trip three times already and will head to Marburger later this week before it ends. As a Houston "local" and seasoned flea market shopper, I hit the shows with a wish list of items for myself and clients that I hope to find at a great price. Not one for strolling or lingering, I zig and zag my way down highway 237 fitting in as many stops as I can in a day. I have to say I'm beginning to notice a rising number of imports and costumey cowgirl clothes dealers that give some areas a tacky tourist feel. I guess there's room for all and there's certainly hundreds of antiques dealers all over the shows, but in some areas they're harder to find. 

I've pulled together some iphone icandy pics for you of my favorite finds and friends that I've visited so far. 

Driving in from Houston, my first stop on the way to Round Top was at Bayberry's Antiques, located at 12408 E. Texas St., in Burton Texas

Shelby and Joel built this adorable shop recently themselves and it's filled with fun vintage vignette's and antiques at great prices. Really really good prices!

I picked up this oil painting and a few other pieces for a client's bath. Also in Burton, a nice visit with friends at Old Glory Antiques.  One of my absolute favorites.

This shop is in an old Texas dance hall and filled with country antiques.  Again, great prices.  My husband even remarked that Holly's prices didn't have enough 0's in them.

Another favorite show is La Bahia just before you get to Round Top. This show is also held indoors in an old Texas dance hall with outdoor vendors as well.  Good stuff here.

The Blue Hills show is always good and is a favorite with designers. Keep an eye out for bargains! I found these old french wind barrel labels for $2 at French by Design. 

Educational charts at Blue Hills organized by animal, medical, botanical and also maps. (The black botanicals are reproductions, but really pretty)

I love the work Cooper Meaders of Houston is doing with reclaimed and salvaged materials at ReCoop Designs. Crushing hard on these coffee tables.  I bought a piece of art that I'll share with you in an upcoming post.  He's very talented.

Lark in Round Top is a fantastic lifestyle store carrying gifts, jewelry and books. Their artful styling sure caught my eye.

The Hulls of The Vintage Round Top have done it again with a reimagined space at the Round Top Vintage Market with lots of new finds from their recent trip to France. They also have a new shipment of accessories from their Swiss Army collection. 

Part of Round Top's new growth includes a 57 acre property known as The Compound which you can read about here. I didn't get to visit all the buildings but did pop in the beautiful Old World Antieks

Saturday night we stopped by Leftovers Antiques in Brenham Tx., for their Jazz night and book signings with Rachel Ashwell and Mary Emmerling. Both of these ladies love Round Top and Texas as much as we do and it's great to get to visit with them during the shows.

One of the most special evenings was spent with like minded creatives, sisters, dreamers and makers. Tara, owner of Royers Pie Haven in Round Top put together a beautiful Christian event that kicked off antiques week with speakers, music and pie. Thank you Tara for all that you do.

There's more to see and share as the week goes by.  I'm looking forward to Marburger later this week and more Texas country sunsets like this.

Follow me on Instagram for up to the minute reporting from the fields and beyond !

The Day After Christmas

Merry Christmas!

What a wonderfully busy season it's been. I have loved seeing so many of your homes so beautifully decked for the holidays. Between Pinterest and Instagram the inspiration was impressive and at times overwhelming to me. My heavy work schedule had me running until the last minute on every detail, which isn't the best feeling. But thankfully it's not like that every year and I just had to go with it. 

Some really lovely things came from that. I learned that it's ok to "just go with it". That when the exhaustion and emotions that can turn us inside out at Christmas start to become too much that the candle light service at church is exactly what I needed to press the reset button. That buying for a family in need always feels good. That an untraditional Christmas lunch of gourmet sliders and dips lends itself to less clean up and more time for game playing and visiting with our precious family. That teenage boys will be happy on Christmas morning as long as there is food and lots of it!

And, that a late blog post is better than no blog post, so for those of you still with me, here are a few small details that I really and truly enjoyed this Christmas.

I kept most of the house simple with greens and berries that grow on a huge bush in the common area of my neighborhood. We borrowed a few for Christmas.

I used a variety of vintage glasses on the dining table. They felt so fresh and pretty with each one having it's own little personality.  I think these might stay a while. 

And just for fun, a chalkboard Christmas tree went up in our bedroom. It was so relaxing to just stop everything and draw this out one evening. The inspiration came from a quick google session and some basic measuring to get it somewhat centered. I think the trick to chalkboard art is to just keep going.  Trace over your work to give it contrast and don't be afraid of messing up. 

And now, it's time to hunker down and enjoy the nice long break from work and school. I'm reading Amy Poehler's new book,

Yes Please

and loving it. There are movies I want to see with the boys and if I get a big burst of energy, I'll grab a shovel and start cleaning up this messy office. 

I have lots to share in the coming year. I just wrapped two shoots for

Country Living Magazine

that you will l o v e that will be featured this spring  and another on the books in a couple of weeks. 

But for now, lets stay in the peaceful calm and happiness that comes with the close of another beautiful Christmas. And in our jammies. With lots of chocolate chip cookies.

H.A.S Bins

I have a really fun local event to share with you! Three wonderful lady friends have put together a Pop Up Shop of antiques and decor. I got a sneak peek this morning and it was so good!!! 

The concept sounds really fun.  The plan is for HAS Bins to open every month or so with new antique and vintage finds. The sale is located in the big pretty living room of one of the ladies homes and it feels like a petite indoor flea market. Isn't the name so cute? It's the first initial of each of the ladies names and they also "has bins" to sell...lol.  They're a fun bunch and you'll love shopping with them. 

If you can't make it to this pop up, follow H.A.S Bins on

Facebook

 for their next event which will be in November, just in time for Christmas shopping.

Thanks for letting me in early ladies...I love the goodies I got this morning!!! 

Growing up a Boys Room (All You Need is Pine)

My boys are growing up. They started high school this fall and we're having fun bringing in some manly vibes for their rooms.

This vignette started with the pine dresser and antique hat rack I picked up a couple of weeks ago.  The strong sturdy pine and original black wood knobs were exactly the look I wanted for this space. 

I want my boys to live with the things THEY love so it's important that they have their stuff around them and also have a say in how their personal spaces look.  I 'm happy to give them options when it comes to art and decorative accessories I think might look good and function for them, and they're pretty decisive, so it's an easy process. 

The flag is a Danish nautical flag I picked up an an estate sale, the mandolin with no strings was a gimme from my dad and the albums were my husbands.

This boy is a musician and avid reader and this is how he likes his stuff :)

LS Slipcovers ~ The Details

Now that you've seen what LS Slipcovers has done for my home, I want to share some very special one of a kind pieces that were created by the talented team at LS Slipcovers and Bedding.

These images are part of a portfolio shoot I did for Laura this past spring. This petite wingback chair is one of a pair.  What a sweetie! It's just a bit smaller than a traditional wingback; the perfect ladies chair. 

The slip cover is made of flax tissue linen with an exposed top ruffled skirt with a 3" puddle and my favorite little detail...pink French knotted edging all stitched by hand. So beautiful and delicate, a gorgeous and unique detail. A blog reader commented recently that Laura's work is that of an artist.  I couldn't agree more and am pleased to share more of her art with you. 

Laura also offers hand-tufted french mattress style floor cushions. These are 18x18x3 but she can also make them to your custom specifications.  Perfect for floor lounging or piled around a coffee table. 

And this little Danish dream of a chair is the Ballerina covered in a gauzy linen slip with a calla lily skirt. Hand French knotted edging and ballet ties on the chair legs. This is the work of designer Laura KM of the LS Slipcovers team of makers. 

LS Slipcovers and Bedding is located in Houston, Texas. However, you're in luck if you're out of town and would like to upgrade to a more custom slip for select pieces from Ikea, Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware as Laura is now offering Ready to Wear slips for some of their popular models. Laura also loves to travel so be sure to check with her as she just might be headed to your area. 

White Slipcovers ~ A Room Tour

Earlier this summer our new custom slipcovers from LS Slipcover of Houston were installed and lemme tell ya, these two sofas have made me a happy girl. And if I'm happy, then everyone's happy, right momma's? 

It's exactly what I've envisioned since moving into this house. So light and fresh.

But it wasn't always this way.  Let me introduce you to what's lurking under those fabulous new white slips.  15 year old sofa's from Storehouse.  Built like Mack trucks and just as dirty and road weary. They're my decorators dirty little secret.  But when Laura saw them, she knew they could be renewed and were worth saving. And I trusted her, and she was right!

The fabric we chose is a white brushed cotton twill that has the feel of an old soft sheet, but has plenty of body so that it's not a rumpled mess. For the style of my slips Laura recommended a waterfall skirt and double top stitch edging which suited the furniture and my own personal fresh cottage style without the fussiness. This fabric was also thick enough to hide the pattern and color of the original upholstery without the need for an under slip. 

The sofa's back cushions were attached and Laura cut them free and recovered them as separate cushions.  I had the seat cushions plumped up by adding a down wrap to the foam cushion insert. They're firm with the perfect amount of "ahhh" when you sit on them. 

And details, let's not forget it's all in the details. Since the backs of my sofa's are visible we added these beautiful mother of pearl buttons.  

It's been a while since I photographed this room, so I've pulled together a little room tour to share with you while it's all clean and pretty. 

If you'd like to read more about how the process of working with Laura went on this project read here.  Or, you can visit LS Slipcovers and Bedding for more complete details. 

I recently styled and photographed some of the beautiful work Laura and her team create and will share that with you soon.  

Thank you Laura and especially Jeanie for all your hard work. 

Summer Break

A solid month of summer has passed and it appears I took an unintended blogging vacation. I do have lots to catch you up on. The new

slip covers

are finished and I'm looking forward to sharing those with you.  There's always new work and collaborations.

And family life.  We just returned from a 10 day, 8 state road trip to North Carolina and Tennessee to visit dear family friends and enjoyed some much needed time away in the great outdoors. I get so much inspiration from nature and I love summer styling more than any other season. 

Before we left for vacation I pulled together some of my favorite summer styling elements to come home to; vintage bottles, coral and flea market art mixed with succulents in zinc pots. 

The light blue from the painting, the reflection of light from the bottles and the texture from the coral are the perfect feel of summer to me. It's my version of a little zen garden that gets moved around, added to and loved on all summer long.  A small space is all that's needed to bring a little summer inside. Hope you're enjoying your summer break!

Belinda's Dream 2014

My gardening occurs in fits and spurts between work, kids, the heat and my mood. I'm so thankful my favorite rose,

Belinda's Dream

, blooms her heart out in spite of my gardening issues. I thought she deserved a portrait for all her hard work this spring.

This is one tough shrub rose.  I've planted it at two of our homes and they've performed outstanding in the Texas heat. In Houston, they can usually be found at

Cornelius Nursery

or you can  make a day trip to

The Antique Rose Emporium

, located in Independence, Texas. 

White Slipcovers

An overdue update is happening here.  White slipcovers for my 15 year old sofa's.

My friend,

Holly

, recently introduced me to Laura Siebert, owner of

LS Slipcovers

here in Houston. 

After we chatted by phone and text, Laura sent me fabric samples to choose from and we scheduled an in house consultation to discuss the condition of my furniture and the style of slips for my pieces. 

From there, we set up a date for Laura to come cut and pin the slips.  What an exciting day that was last week! That big beautiful pile of white fabric is going to change my life.

Laura, doing her thing. Talented and cute cute cute :)

My sofa's are originally from Storehouse and are well built but have endured 15 years of hard use with first, twin babies and now teenage boys, a dog, and many many movie nights with good food in our laps.  It's no museum here...we live a full, fun life and furniture gets dirty...that's just how it is. But now, I can bleach and wash the slips and it will feel and look clean and new and fresh.

There are exceptions, however in most cases, Laura can do the cutting and pinning in house. She then takes the slip covers to the design house to be sewn and returns to fit them.  Your furniture conveniently stays in your house while they're being sewn. 

Laura's work from pinning to finished product is beautiful. Her

website

shares all the details of how appointments are handled.

The fabric is a fresh white cotton twill that has the feel of an old soft sheet.  Not stiff at all.  The slipcover will have a waterfall skirt and double top stitch edging.  Simple, modern and unfussy. The sofas had attached back cushions which Laura cut and will recover as separate cushions along with adding feathers to the seat cushions.

I'll be sharing "after' photos when the slips arrive in a couple of weeks. The house will be all set for summer. 

Studio Day Bed

I love revisiting clients to see the progress they've made on rooms we've worked together on. Here's a sneak peek of a full size day bed built into a nook of the third floor studio of my client's home.

BEFORE

AFTER

We're still working on the space but I'm looking forward to sharing more details soon on this room and others from this beautiful home. 

Spring Fling

What a winter it's been for so many. Even Texans are missing the sun and are ready for the freshness that spring brings inside and out. 

I always like a little shifting around of art, pillows and table top goodies when the seasons change, so here's some inspiration I spotted on this gray rainy Sunday. 

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The wire shelves may be what helps organize my small laundry room for the upcoming pool season.

And the owl in the top hat? So stinking cute.  

I picked up the galvanized shelf from Target and am using it in my kitchen for now. It's got so many uses...it could be it's own blog post.

Will you be making changes for spring? What's on your list?