what I do

what I do

Sunday, August 28, 2011

A day of rest

I know I have no business complaining about the weather in Southern California especially since it is one of the best things we have going for us and even more since the east coast is struggling with so much weather right now and my daughter who is 9 months pregnant is living in a city that was 106 degrees today (yikes) but wow was it hot yesterday ... and so humid. But heat or not, the show must go on. This is part of what I got accomplished ...

Before:


After:


Rug from Ikea

Lamp from Lamps Plus, frames & plate from HomeGoods

Floor lamp from Crate & Barrel, vase from HomeGoods, platter from flea market

Bringing in the lamps (4 of them - oops I didn't take very many photos) really helped soften and warm up the room - besides adding the much needed light. My favorite part was the cowhide rug - I wasn't sure my client would go for it ... and as I expected she was a little hesitant at first (maybe surprised is more accurate) but she was willing to try it and guess what? She loves it. So do I. The wood flooring under the new dining table needed something but it is an awkward area as the floor is raised there and it is a small space. I didn't want to chop it up or make if feel smaller. The odd shape of the cowhide and the color of the rug being so close to the floor just gives it the right amount of texture.

  

Sometimes the process is slower than I wish it was. But we did make decisions. This is ordered:

Fire screen from Horchow

Drapes are in the works. So are pillows and a window seat cushion:

Drapery fabric: Duralee.  Window seat fabric: Norbar.  Pillow fabrics: Stout & Kravet.

We are using this hardware:

Restoration Hardware Estate Metal Silver Collection

And we will have woven wooden blinds in addition to the side panel drapes. My cute little turquoise ottoman didn't make the cut (just the wrong color) but I was able to find a home for it - even if it is just temporary!


I also did a little frame shopping for an art wall I am hanging on Monday - here is a sneak preview:

Frames from Aaron Brothers

But today I am resting. Doing nothing. Relaxing. I hope you are too! 


"And Jesus said to them, The Sabbath was made on account and for the sake of man, not man for the Sabbath."
                                                  - Mark 2:27

7 comments:

lisaroyhandbags said...

Looking good! I love the hide rug :)

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Everything looks great. The drapes and blinds are going to pull it all together. Love that big pattern you selected. I like the rug and the stool. Are you sure she can't use it..they say sometimes something should be a little off in a room.

17 Perth said...

The room is turning out great. Love love love the fabric you chose. Can't wait until the final reveal. Have a great relaxing sunday!

Victoria said...

What a dramatic difference the lighting and accessories have made. Don't you love Home Goods? The hide rug was the perfect solution to that spot...looks great. I am sure the windows will look wonderful with the great fabrics you have chosen and RH hardware (my favorite source for elegant curtain rods).

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Best,
Victoria

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Looks wonderful! I'm familiar with the fabric you're using for the curtains. It's a stunner!

PriscilaPetersDecor said...

Love your work. It looks very nice.

Sherri Cassara said...

Hi Amy,
The stool didn't work for a number of reasons. One, the color was awful with the chairs. I didn't think it would be but it was. Also, when I got back over there in person, the room didn't look quite as bare as it had in the photos I had taken, and there wasn't really room for it. I will use it for another client most likely. Right now she is happy in my house ;)