• Wed. Sep 22nd, 2021



Dec 3, 2019

Sorry I missed Friday….it was a travel day….. back to Atlanta from Boulder.  How rude of me:)

Before I left Atlanta though I did a small install for my neighbors guest bedroom and bath.  Her son has graduated from college…gotten a big boy job and apartment.  So….as parents do…we stripped the bookshelves of the trophies and high school year books to make it a proper guest suite!
I was excited to finally got to use a favorite color combination of blue and navy.

To start with….here is the before of the headboard we were using which had been in the family for a while.

The wall color is BM Newburyport Blue

It was in need of some help….agree?

OK….the good things…. the woven shades were perfect.  The wall color was good….so we just had a new coat painted.

Window seat before had no cushion…..

After headboard was recovered.

Here is the kicker though.  I had originally planned for the headboard to be a tan wool and the window seat to be covered in the above fabric.  When they brought it back they had reversed the choice.  Uh Oh……

He was fine to take it back and remake it all but we kind of liked it so he lucked out….because that fabric wasn’t cheap:)

You can see the tan window seat cushion here.  We also had the back of the bookshelves papered with the left over wallpaper from the bathroom makeover!

The next part of the equation was finding a rug.  
I did find this Pottery Barn rug for a great price and we almost pulled the trigger but she decided she wanted something nicer.   This one was a little dull compared to what we finally used!

So I brought in a Moroccan and a Kazak style rug.

As you can see the patterned rug won out!  

It made the room come alive!

A little bookshelf styling….

I got the stripe pillows from Homegoods and the smaller brown stripe from Noah J and Co.

She had the gorgeous art which we stacked on this large wall.

Pretty pillows on the bed.  I had some fabric left over from the window seat…that beautiful Schumacher wool….so I had dutch pillow shams made.  I think they are 26 x 36 and then a pretty lumbar and she had the smaller blue lumbar.

The lamps are from Circa lighting

We also used the coverlet she already had but the duvet cover wasn’t ready yet…..

I used her books and just tried to add some good texture with a few flea market finds….

How about we discuss the bathroom on Friday? We did just paint and wallpaper but as you guys know that can be a huge game changer!

So….I am going to try and put up some Christmas decor….no not a tree or anything like that [let’s not get crazy here] but maybe some greenery and a few candles.  I’m not gonna lie…..the holidays are proving to be a little rough for me. 

I will fill my time with work, friends and Cami…..the good things in my life.

Thanks for hanging in there with me…..I promise I am not going to drag you guys down with my life.  This is a joyous season and I am going to make it that way!

It’s all about attitude right!