Sunday, July 31, 2011

basement renovation



We've been really busy with house stuff.. the basement renovation is almost close to complete.. here is the before and after of the main room!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

porch makeover

My little porch makeover! Spray painted the wicker chairs gray and the tables white and bought some aqua indoor/outdoor cushions from Pier 1!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Prairie by Rachel Ashwell.. gorgeous!

The Prairie
.. Heavenly lodging now open by Rachel..
This is up there with one of the best things you have done Rachel!
I wish you happiness with the Prairie!

Monday, June 6, 2011

dining room coming along...

So, without doing $5000 worth of built-ins, I recreated my inspiration look of Eva Longoria's dining area with Ikea bookshelves and a bench I painted white (behind the table)
It has really made a cool change to this big square room and I will make a bench cushion and pillows and put up some art in the middle...

Eva Longoria's dining nook inspiration page

the dining room before

Saturday, June 4, 2011


A lot has been happening!.. I will post updates all this week..
I did a homemade version of my dining room built in idea!.. Worked out even better than planned!
The front porch is all done and looking gooood!
The basement renovation starts in 10 days!!
and.. I launched Anchored my design and textile business working day and night leading up to a trunk show and Farmers/Artisans Market debut that happened Thursday and Friday!! I posted photos here.
It is allll go.
I have my 24 week check up this Wednesday for #3 so all is very exciting!!
Check out all my links and let me know what you think! I'd love to hear from you.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

dining room redo..

This is my dining room right now.. I love the simplicity of the dining table still.. I've had it for 6 years now.. there is a middle extension so it works for up to 6 or 8 at a squeeze.
The room is kind of bigger than it needs to be so i've always had it in the back of my mind to do a built in on that back wall..

I've had this magazine clipping of Eva Longoria's dining area on my inspiration board for about a year..

With the baby coming in October, there are some changes I'm ready to make as I've mentioned.. so my fourth bedroom that is now a guest room will become the baby room then I will transform my basement office into the guest room.. then I would turn my wet bar area in my living room into my office and finally turn this wall into a banquet and storage for everything from the wet bar.. see makes perfect sense right? LOL
You'll get it once i start doing it.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Obsessed with built ins right now!..

Sally Wheat

via decorpad

via decorpad

via decorpad

via decorpad

via decorpad

celerie kemble via delight by design

We had a TV built i done when we first moved in and I love it! There is also a built in wet bar in that room that I originally thought was really cool but now after living here for a year and half I realize it's not in a very convenient spot so I am dreaming up an office built in there.. In order to do that, I decided I need to do a banquet/buffet built in in the dining room to move all my glassware to!
Built ins give a clean look which I like in smaller rooms.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

In honor of Kate and William..

In honor of Kate and William's wedding this weekend, free shipping in my etsy shop today through Sunday on my Union Jack cards alone or combined with any other items!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

gray weathered wicker

via Sally Wheat

I love the look of gray weathered wicker with white pillows..
I'm off to Home Depot to get some white base paint and gray paint to create the weathered look on my brown Pier 1 chairs i bought last year.. I'm going to create a pretty little front porch. See you later and I'll post some photos.. let's see how this goes!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Laurie Lenfestey's home

Spring break, Easter and now my little Isobel home sick, it has been a busy week..
Sitting with my little one after a sleepless night for both of us, I started looking through my saved files on my old MacBook Pro and found these pictures I saved of Laurie Lenfestey's home featured in Country Living. Laurie's business is Bittersweet Designs, lot's of beautiful jewelry and paper goods!

Every room in her home has a feeling of peace and happiness. Laurie says, "Our home is peaceful enough that we can listen to life's whispers." I love that, such a lovely quote. Thanks Laurie!

Monday, April 18, 2011

My dresser...

A quick grab of makeup and jewelry when I'm running out the door with the kids in the morning.. I like to have things easily accessible yet still pretty to look at.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Beach Day art prints

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Art prints April 2011, a set on Flickr.

I'm Spring cleaning/early nesting?.. The sun is seeping through the windows, the kids are in school and my mother in law and husband left for Ireland yesterday (mother in law gonig home, husband going to a wedding that I opted out of) I am a little giddy at the freedom in my own home and have been dusting, rearranging and kind of loving my new beach art prints (if I do say so myself LOL) So I have changed the pictures in my etsy shop and off I go to dust some more! xo, Elena