A Project Kitchen Gorgeous Update, a Guest Post and a Chandelier

A Project Kitchen Gorgeous Update, a Guest Post and a Chandelier

Taking a few days off means that I’ve missed a few things and have lots to tell you about so forgive me if I pack three posts into one.
First off, a little peek at what’s going on with the kitchen.

I’ll tell you that most of the big stuff is done…we’re now just waiting for the marble to arrive so that the sink and lighting can be finished.
After that, it’s just a matter of zhushing the place…and PS, I’ll be away for that part- dagger in my heart.
The upside, and it’s a big upswing, is that Meredith will be doing the fancifying…thank you Jesus.
In the meantime, I’ve been starting at some open shelves that are just begging to be adorned…I know they might not end up styled as they are now but I could give a flying frack…PS on that one, as part of my shitastick woe is me week, Meredith tuned me into a new show to watch in one giant mind freeze of computer tv streaming…it’s going to sound primo dorktastic but Battlestar Galactica rocks my face off ( as evidence by the fact that I watched 3 seasons, which is about 75 episodes, in 4 days) and now instead of Fuck, all I can think in my brain is Frack…if you watch it and you’re a geek too, you’ll know why that is.
I digress.

Back to the shelves- here they are now…and again, they’ll change but for now, they’re making me VERY happy.

You’ll notice all of the Leigh Viner pretties…LOVE that I have a place do display the smaller prints in my ever growing collection of hers.
And I also wanted to point out the gold rimmed plates/cups & saucers…I just bought them from this 
Etsy shop and hello deal…$25 for the whole set…things like that make me SO happy.

In other home news, I decided to give my living room chandy a little pick me up…I’ve always wanted to paint the sucker but have gone back and forth a zillion times on colour…so I asked Meredith because I’m smart like that and she said yellow so that’s what I did.

As part of the mini-makeover (which PS took at least 8 rounds of spray paint/two entire cans) I also added the ceiling medallion and switched out the bulbs for round ones…sorry for the grainy shots- I took them on my phone this morning and am just too lazy/impatient to wait for a brighter backdrop to take them again…the good news in that is that I think the skies might remain dark all day- halla freaking lula…it’s raining for the first time in a month here today.

And finally, I want to link over to a guest post I did for the very fabulous Kerry, of First Time Fancy.
For those of you who may not know the amazingly precious news, Kerry just had a little baby- an adorable girl named Halle.
She asked a few bloggers to put some posts together for here while she was at home with bambino so I obliged of course and drew up three design boards- one for each stage of her sweet girl’s life…nursery/little girl/teenager.

Here’s the baby’s room I came up with…

you can clickski HERE to see the other ones…my favourite is actually the little girls’ room…it’s being stored in the inspiration bank for Tulip’s big girl room…and PS on that one, I have too much stored in that file already.

Make sure you stick around and browse through First Time Fancy- lots of fabulous to look at!!!

And with that, I’ll see you back here tomorrow my lovelies…I’m hoping to get around and visit today- I’ve so been missing my morning reads!!


  • hollyG
    Posted at 07:27h, 03 August Reply

    That chandelier is SO awesome in yellow – I absolutely love it! It must make you so happy. And I love the nursery that you designed – it’s both eclectic but completely girly at the same time. Popping over to see the rest of the designs.

  • Jennifer Brouwer
    Posted at 07:35h, 03 August Reply

    Ooh la la!! Love love love yellow!! My fav colour missed you while you were gone! Have a fab week ๐Ÿ™‚
    Cheers xo
    Cannot wait to see more… Soon

  • Chassity (Look Linger Love)
    Posted at 07:51h, 03 August Reply

    Okay those shelves are all sorts of fabulous. LOVE the gold rimmed set you just picked up for a STEAL. And that chandy looks fab!
    Adore the nursery. Such great picks.

  • Kerry
    Posted at 08:04h, 03 August Reply

    Shelves look fab and I am dying to see the finished kitchen! I know it’s going to look great (I’m especially excited to see your island)!!
    The chandy also looks sooo great in yellow! So cheery.
    And thanks for the shout out and of course the guest post! Every room you designed was stunning… xx

  • my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you
    Posted at 08:09h, 03 August Reply

    chandelier looks great!

    nursery is magical..
    going to see the rest.

  • Sara Mueller
    Posted at 08:10h, 03 August Reply

    Pure gorgeousness!

  • Debby
    Posted at 08:16h, 03 August Reply

    I am loving the shelves! You are just too fabulous, Christine. I want to have my own girl pad and have you decorate it! Off to see your guest post! xo

  • Tobe | Because It's Awesome
    Posted at 08:33h, 03 August Reply

    wowza. loving everything about this post. you really scored on those gold-rimmed babies, your shelves look deeelicious, and that chandy was born to be yellow! ox

  • Jessie
    Posted at 08:59h, 03 August Reply

    I LOVE everything. The yellow fixture is amazing.

  • Holly
    Posted at 09:17h, 03 August Reply

    OMG that yellow chandelier is gorgeous!!!

  • Holly
    Posted at 09:18h, 03 August Reply

    OMG that yellow chandelier is gorgeous!!!

  • Simply Mel {Reverie}
    Posted at 09:36h, 03 August Reply

    Every detail is stunning ~ especially fond of Leigh Viner’s work nestled within.

  • danielle {breakfast at toast}
    Posted at 09:50h, 03 August Reply

    So so gorgeous. Love the gold rimmed cups + saucers. Was hoping to find some at the Randolph street market. And that chandelier?? Beautiful!!!

  • Amanda Hill
    Posted at 10:56h, 03 August Reply

    She was right yellow knocked it out of this world! Oh the kitchen, where to start my ramble of how FREAKING gorgeous it is???? Sigh. Going back up to look at it again!

  • meenal@maison marigold
    Posted at 11:40h, 03 August Reply

    Love love love it!! Your shelf displays are gorgeous and yellow chandy..just fab!! Have a lovely day dear girl..and do check out my ikat-inspired post when you have a moment! xx meenal

  • Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!}
    Posted at 11:51h, 03 August Reply

    You KNOW I love that spraypainted chandy!!! And the kitchen shelves are divine!

  • Mackenzie {Design Darling}
    Posted at 12:30h, 03 August Reply

    Oh, Christine! The styling doesn’t need to be changed a bit. It is beautiful I tell you! The art, the gold-rimmed teacups…flawless! And the cheery yellow chandy is just the icing on the cake. Bravo my friend! xx

  • Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful}
    Posted at 12:30h, 03 August Reply

    That chandelier is what is rockin’ my face off! Frack. (c: And the shelves are looking fabtastic…I’m so bad with waiting, I’m going crazy here! I can only imagine how it’s going over at your house! Heading over to check out the glamor at First Time…

  • birdie to be
    Posted at 12:33h, 03 August Reply

    Those chandeliers are fabulous!

  • jillian :: cornflake dreams.
    Posted at 13:23h, 03 August Reply

    i love the new chandler! so fun! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  • jillian :: cornflake dreams.
    Posted at 13:23h, 03 August Reply

    i love the new chandler! so fun! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  • Julip Made
    Posted at 14:24h, 03 August Reply

    Just from those sneak peaks I can’t wait. It looks gorgeous, girly, and glam! I’m not a BG fanatic, but I can tell you that after watching Scrubs in its entirety, I was saying “frick” all the time courtesy of Elliot.

  • Sarah MacMillan {Prairie Perch}
    Posted at 16:29h, 03 August Reply

    That nursery is sooo sweet, and your yellow chandelier looks fabulous! (Can’t wait to see the finished kitchen too.)

  • alison@MyLittleHappyPlace
    Posted at 17:51h, 03 August Reply

    Um…loving the shelves, and I don’t even live there, and GET OUT with that lovely lemon makeover of your chandy.
    I says you’s BRAZILIANT!

  • Alcira Molina-Ali
    Posted at 19:03h, 03 August Reply

    Everything is looking oh-so-fab dear Bijou.
    But that chandy is positively rocking my world — like, blowing my mind, ya know?
    Why, I do believe it’s Frack-tastic!
    Cheers, Alcira


  • The enchanted home
    Posted at 19:15h, 03 August Reply

    Love that chandalier…its fabulous! And love the way you arranged your beautiful shelves, cannot wait to see the rest….more more more!! So exciting…enjoy every minute.

  • Marianne {Style For Living}
    Posted at 20:03h, 03 August Reply

    That’s a whole lot of pretty in one post! Shelves look amazing and the new color on the chandy is fabulous!!!

  • Lisa
    Posted at 20:28h, 03 August Reply

    OH wow, that yellow is GORGEOUS. Love it – Meredith is super smart. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Blue Fruit
    Posted at 20:53h, 03 August Reply

    Love your collections on the open shelves -some absolute treasures and beautifully arranged. Love the gold rim plates (jealous) and the little birdie.

  • Rachel {Little Bits of Lovely}
    Posted at 02:36h, 04 August Reply

    Looking fabulous Christine! Loving those gorgeous open shelves and the Leigh Vigner artwork! Can’t wait to see how it turns out! xx

  • Tara @ Haute Lunch
    Posted at 07:52h, 04 August Reply

    I love the way you arranged the shelves! They look amazing! That chandelier is also gorgeous, and I love that you painted it yellow!

  • Amy R.
    Posted at 07:55h, 04 August Reply

    Girl, I can’t wait to see that kitchen! I want instant gratification, the suspense is killin me:) I luv, luv the yellow light fixture, it is unexpected and fabulous!

  • American Gypsy
    Posted at 11:50h, 04 August Reply

    what a gorgeous vignette: love the gold rimmed china next to the pink paris poster. looks fantastic!



  • Brandi
    Posted at 12:06h, 04 August Reply

    Even though you’ll be away it will be so exciting to come back to it all finished and pretty! You should film it, lol!

  • Naomi@DesignManifest
    Posted at 13:47h, 04 August Reply

    You little tease, I wanted to see some more of the cabinets! But seriously, the shelves are looking divine. I love love love art in the kitchen. So essential for giving it some soul. Also diggin on the chandy, especially the bulbs. Bravo my dear. When can we see your WHOLE home in a magazine??

  • Urban Jungle Fashion
    Posted at 23:13h, 05 August Reply

    I LOVe what you did with the chandelier!!!!

  • Amanda
    Posted at 21:50h, 07 August Reply

    That chandelier is amazing. Yellow is such a fun color for that space. BEAUTIFUL!

  • Aylin at Lila Moonlight
    Posted at 10:15h, 08 August Reply

    I loved all the 3 rooms you designed and PKG rocks! And good choice that yellow, so bright : )

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