Where Have I Been?

Where Have I Been?

I woke up this morning planning a totally different post and then I accidentally made a few sublime discoveries…perhaps you know of all of the things I’m about to show you but I was in the dark until 7:30 EST.
It all started when I opened up my Twitter feed and had a lovely message from Trissta, writer of the fabulous blog Living on the Chic…I clicked over to browse though her Chic Tips and wowzers….a TON of amazeballs ideas are featured so you should definitely go and gander at that goodness.
In particular, I hit on one right off the bat that literally blew my mind…have you seen/heard of….
For one thing, this is the brilliant home of the Danika…the genius who with her partner Cheryle,  came up with these…
aka O’verlays…aka the shit.
Besides inventing these brilliant things, Danika is also an interior designer…but…it’s something else that’s making my heart race.
The part that will throw you over the edge, as it did me, is that all of these photos involve those three letters we all know and love…DIY..yes…the malachite lamp, the orange trellis wallpaper, the bookshelves/console, the marble counter/back splash, the chinoiserie bliss and the Beni rug…all done with paint and/or O’verylays y’all…holy Mother of all that is good and holy…can you believe that shit?
I can’t.
But it’s true.
Danika did this all with bloody paint.
Consider me duly impressed.
After browsing through her blog with my jaw on my lap, I made the second discovery….a link to the portfolio of designer’s Farrow and Cobb

Heaven…adoring the artwork and subtle glamour…oh and the lucite chairs directly above…and that mirrored fireplace- it reminds me of something else I love ::kitchenwhispers::
So there you have it…two blogs and a portfolio I only just discovered this morning….all very sparkly.
In other news, I have wallpaper going up today in my maison…finishing up the hallway finally.
And I’m going on a tour of a very special house- more about that soon and most importantly, my Tulip has her first official day of SK today…cue balling mommy.


  • Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms
    Posted at 07:46h, 07 September Reply

    Such talent!!! That last dining room needs to sashay on over to my house and stay for cocktails πŸ™‚ We are at day two of back to school, the kids are happy, we are happy, life is good! I remember the sk dropoff, though – *hugs*

  • Anna of IHOD
    Posted at 07:54h, 07 September Reply

    Ohh my goodnes! Falling head over heels! Those overlays are incredible!

    And oh my goodness good luck to your little one, she will do wonderfully!

  • quintessence
    Posted at 08:06h, 07 September Reply

    Wow – VERY impressive DIY projects – beautiful!! As I am not handy in this category, I can only admire!! And yes, love Farrow and Cobb!! A talented duo indeed!!

  • Amanda Hill
    Posted at 08:06h, 07 September Reply

    I ADORE Trissta’s blog, I helped her out with Thrift store shopping tips! She is a doll and her style is spot on!

  • Liz {Sequins And Stripes}
    Posted at 08:07h, 07 September Reply

    Wow! First of all, in awe of all of the DIY. Crazy cool. Second of all, that mirrored fire place is giving me a panic attack – amazinggg!

  • Chassity (Look Linger Love)
    Posted at 08:09h, 07 September Reply

    GUH, so amazing. I’m in aw right now. Thanks for sharing!

  • Ashley
    Posted at 08:11h, 07 September Reply

    Danika is such a genius. And wow, Farrow and Cobb’s porfolio? Amazing. Off to check out more! Thanks for the introduction.

  • The Now
    Posted at 08:26h, 07 September Reply

    I have been kinda obsessed with overlays ever since I saw them, and only need to procure some sort of furniture to slap some of these bad boys on! Loves. And that malachite lamp needs to somehow appear in my house – FREAKING GORGEOUS! (PS. That chanel artwork/poster is incredies!)You have too much goodness on your blog today to handle! xoxo

  • Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!}
    Posted at 08:40h, 07 September Reply

    Just so you know, I was hitting the ‘pin it’ button overtime on this post!

    happy first day of school!

  • Danika Herrick
    Posted at 09:04h, 07 September Reply

    Oh my goodness Christine! First off thank you so much for such an amazing and kind post! I nearly fell off my chair as I saw snippet of my header in the blog roll this morning. I have long admired your style and blog and have to tell you I am so flattered and honored by your post. you made my week!

  • jillian :: cornflake dreams.
    Posted at 09:08h, 07 September Reply

    so many gorgeous things! i am smitten with that dresser. xo

  • Jessica Rowe {The Aestate}
    Posted at 09:11h, 07 September Reply

    I’m probably going to be the last person ever to get my hands on some O’verlays because I have zero DIY time on my hands lately. I can’t wait to try them. And that faux malachite job is AMAZING. One day…*le sigh*

  • Designwali
    Posted at 09:17h, 07 September Reply

    ooh going to go check it all out now. thanks for sharing!

  • Danielle Oakey Interiors
    Posted at 09:28h, 07 September Reply

    Danika is also so sweet. No fair that some people get all the talent and incredibly sweet personalities!

  • alison@MLHP
    Posted at 09:49h, 07 September Reply

    I knoooo! Danika has that fearless kind of talent that most of us can’t imagine. I didn’t realize she even did the orange trellis wallpaper, I figured it was just a splurge. Brilliant.

  • Lara {simply irresistible}
    Posted at 09:55h, 07 September Reply

    I cannot believe that everything here is DIY. Such talent. Those bookshelves are phenomenal.

  • Trissta
    Posted at 10:12h, 07 September Reply

    I am so honored that you took time to check out my little blog AND that you wrote a post inspired by it! The whole point of my Chic Tip series is to inspired people just like this! <3 You’ve totally made my day and I can’t wait to get you to write a Chic Tip too!

    Much Much Love,

  • Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File
    Posted at 11:54h, 07 September Reply

    OMG. You find the best stuff. I already had my cry (with a side of coffee) after sending my little helper off to his first day as well. The coffee helped… so did uninterrupted blog time!!!

  • Amber Interiors
    Posted at 13:26h, 07 September Reply

    You have been living under a rock, i am not gonna lie…..I LOVE DANIKA. I have some overlays that she sent me a couple months ago that are just hanging around begging for me to put them on something….wish I had time to breath and DIY myself something to make y’all proud….wow is me

  • InteriorGroupie
    Posted at 13:27h, 07 September Reply

    Wow. I do not know what else to say. the marble?!?! really??? ah.ma.zing.

  • Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~
    Posted at 13:40h, 07 September Reply

    my Niece starts kindergarden on Friday – i can only imagine how my SIL will be! — and HELL YEA i love those overlays – pure genius with them!

    *kiss kiss*
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

  • Naomi@DesignManifest
    Posted at 14:13h, 07 September Reply

    so much goodness here. First off, Danika is insanely talented. Love seeing all of her project. Next, thanks for the intro to Farrow and Cobb- love their mix of old and new.

    I’m sure Scarlett will kick ass today, no need to be sad πŸ™‚

  • Vanessa@decor happy
    Posted at 15:31h, 07 September Reply

    Thanks for the intro’s – off to check them out. Dying to see how they created the marble DIY – genius!

    PS So great seeing you today and getting a peek of your beautiful kitchen in person. To quote you – it’s amazeballs! (I can’t pull off those words:))

  • Glam at Home
    Posted at 18:48h, 07 September Reply

    Love those overlays! I”ve been brainstorming which furniture to put them on. That Chinoiserie yellow wall is beautiful. Too many great blogs, too little time!

  • Siddy Says
    Posted at 18:50h, 07 September Reply

    Hi Christine,

    As always what a beautiful post this is… Lovely compilation that has me going in bouts of envy πŸ™‚ Wish I had the knack and the talent to produce all this but for now, I am so happy to see there are such gorgeously talented people in the world.

    Thanks for yet another lovely post.

  • Karena
    Posted at 20:33h, 07 September Reply


    You have made MY day!! I love it all wow I will be spending some time checking it all out. That yellow entry table I adore, just on of so many luscious ideas and pieces!

    Come and join my Fashion Giveaway from Fresh Produce!


    Art by Karena

  • victoria | vmac+cheese
    Posted at 21:18h, 07 September Reply

    Two amazing finds! The Farrow and Cobb rooms are so gorgeous.

  • Brandi
    Posted at 21:55h, 07 September Reply

    Danika continues to amaze me with her talent everyday! I wish I had as much talent as she has in her little finger. The girl is awesome!

  • Jin
    Posted at 22:19h, 07 September Reply

    the overlays and wallpaper are crazy sick…im in awe…Danika is a genius!!!!

  • Debby
    Posted at 05:19h, 08 September Reply

    Two amazing discoveries indeed! Love the room w/ the wallpaper… it’s perfect!! xo

  • LiveLikeYou
    Posted at 07:04h, 08 September Reply

    Yes Danika is a genius! Her paintwork is amazing and the Overlays addictive! Love the interiors of this new designer you posted-lovely!

  • Tara @ Haute Lunch
    Posted at 07:06h, 08 September Reply

    Thanks for sharing this! What amazing DIYs! Gorgeous!

  • Janell @ Isabella and Max
    Posted at 08:40h, 09 September Reply

    What talent and gorgeousness!!! Janell

  • lgrecreated
    Posted at 06:58h, 10 September Reply

    Very lovely stuff. Thanks for sharing!

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