Saturday, April 30, 2011

Old Lucketts Gift Card Giveaway!

It's a great weekend - my favorite place to shop for furniture, Old Lucketts in Leesburg, VA, is having a gift card giveaway!  The desk I painted silver-gold last summer came from there.  It's a little bit of a drive (about an hour) if you live near DC like me but well worth it! 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Arzu Rugs

I've been thinking about rugs a lot lately.  Not because I need one, but just because I've been thinking about them.  I'm partial to rugs that have bright colors that look like they faded over time.  Maybe I've been thinking about rugs lately because I recently came across this amazing rug company that is doing wonderful things socially and aesthetically.  The company is Arzu and they sell rugs made by women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan.  Here are some of the amazing rugs they have for sale:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Back to the Blogosphere!

I just went a week and two days - the longest stretch since starting my blog - without writing a single post or commenting on another blog!  Somehow the past two weeks have turned into a crazy whirlwind of activities and responsibilities; most of it really fun and enjoyable, some of it a little more boring.  Here's a little overview of some of the fun stuff I've been doing:

1. Planning my sister's shower and bachelorette!  I got these super cute invitations on Etsy at J Press Designs.  It worked out perfectly for me because I could even customize the color schemes to match the wedding!

2. I framed a favorite piece of art I did in college and added it to my gallery wall (it's the hairy dog)

3.  I started working on an interior design for the Connor Homes Winterthur Country Home Collection.  Here is what I have blocked out so far for the Hottenstein design:

Phew!  Ok tomorrow I'm going to catch up on correspondence with all of my blogging friends whom I've missed so much!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Don't Forget the Ceiling!

I've been hearing a lot of bloggers and decorators lately talking about making sure you don't ignore the ceiling when you're decorating your room.  Mario Buatta said in the April issue of Elle Decor "The ceiling is the forgotten surface.  Paint it a color, or cover it with wallpaper in a small pattern."

I think it takes a special kind of talent to take on a ceiling and come out with a room that doesn't look noisy or claustrophobic.  But, when it's done right, the results are pretty outstanding!


Erin Martin in House Beautiful, January 2011

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