Yikes…I haven’t posted in way too long. Sorry about that:(
Turns out I’ve been a bit of a headless chicken as of late…reasons being:
1. I’m working on a top secret Christmas related tour of sorts that I’ll tell you all about soon soon. For now, here’s a peek at some business I’ve been pulling together…
2. Last week was spent getting ready for the Toronto launch party of Citizen Atelier. As you know, I ADORE this site and was thrilled when the owner asked me to help style all the gorgeous art at another of my favourites, Black Rooster Decor. Here’s a peek at that…
Not only did I get to work with some seriously stunning art and decor, but I also got to spend 3 days with some of the most inspiring/gorgeously awesome woman there are…
From left…Joanna (my client aka #projectgreenbay…more on that in a minute), moi, Ashley Woodson Bailey (floral photographer extraordinaire), Alessandra Salituri (owner Citizen Atelier), Ashley Capp (photographer), Hollie Cooper (designer/pillow-draper making genius), Nina Ber-Donkor (owner Black Rooster Decor).
Sitting at this table with these woman = beaucoup luckiness.
I was sooooo happy to meet Ashely Bailey who is PS, my sister from another US mister and just in case you didn’t put two and two together from my little bracket mention above re: the pretty lady on the left…Joanna is #projectgreenbay!!!! Yup…she jumped on a jet plane from Chicago and surprised me by showing up in Toronto and when she walked into the party, I squealed like a 5 year old getting her first Cabbage Patch Kid on Christmas morning- BEST SURPRISE EVER!
3. Speaking of Joanna/Greenbay……lots has been happening there…most noteably…curtains (thanks to the amazing Hollie Cooper)…
And along with curtains, we just got these photos of our custom dining chairs…
…and canopies (pair)…
…that we had made by the amazing people at Carrocel…could not be happier and can’t wait to see them installed.
And also on the work front…I just received this sneak peek of the dining room at #projectbrownstone…
And I’m loving it…here’s a shot of the joining living room, which is mid-install…
And…I think that’s all I have for now.
Because of the little secret business I spoke about above, posts here will probably be few and far between for at least the next two weeks…sorry in advance about that and please stay tuned…I promise tons to come after that finishes up. I’ll be in Chicago early December so some real life action shots of #projectgreenbay will be coming:)
…that looked like this and centered around a few key things:
1. black walls
2. that table
3. a large piano
4. one of the most stunning pieces of furniture I’ve come across in a while:
I mean have you ever?
It’s a recent addition to Black Rooster’s inventory and I’m DYING over it.
Thing is though, as you can tell from this post (aka #projectbistrochic,) I’m already doing a room with dark paneled walls and as much as I LOVE them to the moon and back, I of course want each of my clients to get something that’s new and fresh and not already in my portfolio as it were.
Which leads me to a discovery from yesterday.
Let me take a step back for a second.
Remember this post and this one from last week, where I was on a little soapbox about the importance of bloggers supporting each other etc. etc.?
Well, because good ALWAYS wins over bad, I came home yesterday after picking up my kids from school, to an email from a brand spanking new client who found me solely because of this amazingly sweet post from my friend Bailey over at Peppermint Bliss.
To have such kind words written about me, from someone I consider so incredibly talented, well, that just so made my day…to say the least.
And to add to the good day as a result of someone’s post fun, I was perusing the comment section and found one left by someone named Sam, who directed Bailey to a spread that she thought was very much her style.
And when I linked over out of curiosity, holy hell…I just about lost. my. mind…
First there’s the exterior that’s making me seriously consider grey over white…
And then there’s these 3 spaces in particular, had my mind racing with ideas…
1. Living Room- just when I thought I was maybe slightly tired of pink (and by slightly, I mean very slightly,) this room goes and makes me fall in love alllllll over again…
If #projectdreamhouse does indeed happen (which I’m meditating into being daily by the way) I will have a pink room that has this perfect hue covering all the trim, all the walls and the ceiling- absolutely nutzoid over this.
2. The kitchen- I’ve been wanting to use that DG wallpaper since the beginning of time and seeing it on the ceiling in this kitchen blew my mind in a very crazy way…
I’m also insanely in love with the pantries that are just solid large pieces of mirror…one of my absolute favourite things about my kitchen is the mirrored cabinets and if I do get to create a new one, some variation or love child of these ones and mine will happen…also the wallpaper again…thinking dining room…somewhere…anywhere…this photo has convinced me that I have to have it…for suresies.
3. The family/sitting room- again with the pastels…this time a gorgeous lavender….crazy about the colour palate…crazy about the vintage lighting…crazy about the rug…crazy about all of it.
It’s all just a little Wearstleresque but with some real life livability thrown in…daring but a little restrained…edgy and cool but not over the top.
All this to say that I LOVE EVERY SINGLE INCH OF IT…and PS, there’s more to this place that I didn’t show you…link HERE to see the whole tour.
After really letting this goodness soak in, I felt my brain shift a little….for the last little while, I’ve really been feeling white walls…everywhere.
But the colour in this place…holy shit…so beautiful and if when #projectdreamhouse does happen (the power of positive thinking;) I just might just might throw some colourly goodness up on those walls.
And in the meantime, and back to project stuff, I’m going to promote all kinds of pretty paint, starting with #projectwholehouse and the piano room I just showed you…thinking I just might try to convince my lovely clients to try something a little daring…aka, walls covered in pastel.
Also…a cement tile floor…
And finally, since we’re on the topic of #projectwholehouse and my design work, my most recent episode of Steven and Chris will be on today…I’ll be doing a full tour of Jasper’s nursery and #projectlittlemiss so if you’re in Canada, you can see that by tuning into to CBC at 2pm. I’ll post the link for my US friends when it’s up on the Livewell site in a few weeks.
Oh and one more thing…a little ::whispers:: good news…come back tomorrow for a #getpublished reveal of a project I worked on last year…soooooo excited to share!
Happy day friends.
Yuppers…our friends over at BR are doing a Pre-Boxing Day blowout…while quanties last that is.
So hurry, hurry if you want 20-40% OFF pretty things like these…