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What I've been up to lately...

Hi all,

I know that my blog posts have slowed to a crawl, but you guys are still on my mind constantly.  Today, I thought I’d share a few photos from what I’ve been up to these last few weeks.  I’ll be off the radar for another week or so.  This week is the last week of school and I’ll be spending most of my time at my girls’ school and working on my existing and new client projects.  I have so much to share with you all, but my girls come first right now.  They are so excited about the last few days of school.  It feels like there are parties every day!  I know that many of you are doing the same thing this week, so enjoy and I’ll see you back here in a few!

Thought I’d share this with you first.  This is what my desk looks like right now.  Think I need to spend a little time here?  But instead, I’ve been…

 

…here, doing a lot of…

…this, for…

 

…this sweet girl and…

…her phenomenal soccer team.  We had the most amazing weekend ever and I can’t tell you how proud I am of these girls.  They are warriors!

 

They may not have ended up with the final win, but they fought hard until the end and were great sports through it all.

 

We spent the weekend before here in Fountain Hills, AZ.  We all went out to celebrate my fabulous mom in law’s birthday.

 

It was a great trip.  We took a boat ride and watched bald eagles nesting.  Charlotte thought that was pretty cool.

 

I’ve been incredibly blessed with several new design projects these past few weeks as well.  I’m looking forward to sharing my new projects and the final pics of some projects that have been in the works for some time now.  Here’s a sneak peek.

So, that’s what’s going on for me right now.  How about you?  Are you crazy with work, kids and life?  You’ve gotta love it!  I truly appreciate your patience.  I’ll see you back here soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wallpaper's come a long way...

When I speak with a client about wallpaper, I often get a “No, I would never use it,  it’s so old fashioned”.  Once they say that I will usually nod and move on.  If it’s a space where I can really see using a beautiful paper, I’ll bring the swatches to the presentation and lay them out with the fabric, floor plan and inspiration photos and wait for the reaction.  It’s almost always the same.  “Wow, I can’t believe that that is wallpaper!”  Some client’s confuse it with the fabric swatches that I’m proposing for their window treatments or pillows.  Today, I’m going to share a few of my favorites by Phillip Jeffries.

This could warm up any office space.

 

 

 

I think these are the examples that most people think of when they think of wallpaper.  Neutral grasscloths, but there are also these…

 

 

 

 

…bright colors and patterns.

 

 

And papers that look like stone.

 

 

These, however, are my current favorites.  I want to use this pattern in a bathroom project that I hope to be working on soon.  It’s a great space, but it needs a little something and this beautiful patterned paper will be perfect.  It will add a softness and texture that will lighten up the dark surfaces.  Add a little sparkle and it will be the perfect guest bath.

Take a look at wallpaper next time you get a chance.  You might be surprised by what you find.

 

NAVIGATION