Sunday, April 25, 2010

Dreaming of Time Off.

I have billed almost 150 hours in the last 2 weeks.  Needless to say, I am super tired and haven't had time to do much else besides work. 

Maybe it wouldn't be as bad if my office looked like this . . .

Unfortunately, this coming week isn't any better. I'll be in Dallas for most of it for more depositions. I'll be back in a week or so . . . 

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bedroom Wallpaper Panels.

I mentioned in this post, that we are working on accessorizing our master bedroom.  One of the things that's currently on my mind are the wallpaper panels.  While I like the look of the chinoiserie wallpaper in the mock-up, I am just not sure it is us (and I am not 100% sold on the blue).  So I have been trying to find another wallpaper that has a fairly bold pattern that could work.

I ordered some samples in different colors of the Kimura wallpaper by Romo.  I had been eying it for a while, then came across this image with it and loved the way it looked.  Of course, it's a room designed by who else but Sarah Richardson.

 (photo: here)

Here are two of the samples shown with the sunburst mirror that will be hung above the bed.  (Don't judge, I didn't feel like making the bed for the pictures.  And most importantly, I would have had to disturb Riley in order to do so.) 

Here are the three samples together.  

I have a definite least favorite of the bunch, but will reserve my comments for later.  I would appreciate it if you would take a second to participate in the poll.  Thanks in advance for your opinion!  And if you choose "none of the above" -- it won't hurt my feelings one bit.  We are in the beginning stages of looking, so if you have any other ideas or suggestions, please leave them in the comments! 

Which wallpaper do you like best?

And, just for fun, here are two other samples that didn't work:

I am slightly obsessed with the imperial trellis pattern.  I will work it in somehow in the room!  I am thinking pillow cases on the sitting room chairs (and maybe even on the bed too). 

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Destination: Snuggletown.

In my opinion, there's not much else cuter than two puppies snuggling.  Thankfully, Riley and Zoey aim to please.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sand Volleyball.

Justin played a little sand volleyball yesterday afternoon. While he was gone, I had visions of the volleyball scene from Top Gun.

But based on the strawberries/scrapes on Justin's face when he came home, I guess that probably wasn't how it was.  While trying to save a ball, he dove face-first into some chairs.  

I'm sure Iceman and Maverick had their blooper moments too!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Bedroom Update.

One room I don't post much about is our master bedroom.  That's mostly because it was neglected for a long time.  But now that we are making some progress, I thought I would share with you where we are:


Here's were the exciting part comes in . . . we hired Erin of Element Interiors to give us some suggestions on accessorizing the room.  I loved the basics we had, but was struggling with wall hangings and accessories (clearly you noticed from the above pictures!). 

Here are her beautiful boards for the bedroom and sitting room.

And here's a fun mock-up of the bedroom!

We have purchased several items from the boards and are working on putting everything together.  I will post pictures of how things are looking as they progress (and I am sure, asking for some input too)!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sarah's House: Family Room, Living Room, and Kitchen & Dining Room.

I have got to get caught up on Sarah's House since a new series started this past weekend!

Up first, the family room.  I like the masculine feel, but it's not overwhelming manly (i.e. no super dark colors or an over-sized leather couch).  In my opinion, brown and blue will always be a classic color combo.

I love the simple light fixture and the blue chairs are amazing!

Next is the gorgeous living room.  I love the color palette and am glad Tommy convinced Sarah to incorporate pink.  How adorable are the striped ottomans? 

The kitchen also turned out great (of course).  Can you believe the cabinets and counters are from Ikea?  I love the idea to paint the upper cabinets white and leave the bottom ones the beige color.  It definitely breaks up the beige color (and I love white kitchen cabinets).

And last but not least, the dining room.  My absolute favorite thing is the chandelier.  Love it!  I would have never ever thought the table would work, but with the updated chairs, it does. 

(all photos

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter.

Happy Easter!