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My husband and I left Dallas on Super Bowl weekend and headed to South Texas to spend time with good friends. They recently moved into a new home that they spent months remodeling and the result is fabulous. They have three of the THE MOST adorable little boys you have ever seen and from the moment we walked into the house, there was no doubt where the heart of their home was. Their HUGE open kitchen is now three times the size of the original and the island is definitely the hub of the entire family space.
Modern white cabinets with stainless hardware, subway tile backsplash in three tones of white, slate floors, Deep Gray Ceasar Stone countertops and top of the line Jenn Air appliances create a fresh open space for the family of five to hang out.
The island is always being used for art projects. Emilio was drawing a picture for me here, and a few of us chipped in to help with his Valentine shoe box project the following morning.
We made homemade pizzas one night…it was a mess but a blast and sooo yummy!
Directly across from the kitchen is the family room and casual dining area. The boys were always at the table playing games or having a snack. My favorite thing about this part of the space is the boy’s art work. It’s nothing new to parents, but using your children’s art can really personalize a space allow everyone in the family to have a part in accessorizing the home. I love how their mother framed these colorful kangaroo paintings, they brought in the pop of color that they love and the pieces are modern enough to compliment the feel of the home.
Having a cup of coffee from the Saeco coffee machine was a morning ritual. These coffee painting by the oldest boys were adorable and proudly hung in the area too. What a fabulous weekend, I’m wishing Caddo & Ivy made pieces like this while they were at doggy daycare..no such luck!
Yesterday, I shared a few pictures from our moving day at a hip commercial office space. Since the space is located in a part of town that has an “artsy” reputation, it’s the perfect place for my client to run his creative business.
We are in the process of adding accessories and tons of color to the space. I picked up these colorful silk pillows from West Elm and they fit right into the artistic feel of the space. These three pieces are going to their new home today and will land on the office bunk bed! Nothing like a bunk bed to crash on after those long nights in the recording studio.
Today I am going to keep it short, sweet & simple. I have loved the shape of the quatrefoil for a quite sometime now and wanted to post a few of my favorite images with the beautiful shape. I love the shape so much that it has become a part of my soon to launch newly designed website and blog. Come back tomorrow for a sneak peek!
Here are a few fabulous facts about the quatrefoil:
-In Christianity, each of the leaves of the quatrefoil have symbolized the four evangelists of the Bible: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
-In Native American culture, the four leaves of the quatrefoil are believed to symbolize the four ends of the earth. This represents Native American prayers to the North, South, East, and West.
-According to the Seattle First Baptist Church, the quatrefoil is an ancient symbol of good luck.
-Since it is easy to divide a quatrefoil into equal portions or into other shapes, it has also come to symbolize harmony, symmetry, and proportion.
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From inspiration to reality. When a client’s space challenges me on scale, I always turn to custom! The dining room we are updating is gorgeous with high ceilings and when we are done, it will be a gorgeous refined lodge like dining space. The table is in great shape and my client loves the size and style. But, her dining room chairs are a bit blah and she was ready to kick the room up a few notches.
We are having the all wood chair transformed into a cozy fabric and leather combination. Adding all leather wingback chairs to the ends of the table was something my client has had her mind on for a while. Since the scale of the existing chairs were a bit on the small size, finding a leather wingback that was in scale to them was becoming a pain.
Here is the inspiration for the dining room wingbacks.
I stopped by the work room to see how the frame shape was going and here is what the guys were up to…
On my next visit to the workroom, I was so happy to see the leather on the chairs. I love that the seat cushion is removable, this will help to make clean up after meals much easier if things spill. We are waiting on the nail heads and these gorgeous chairs will be finished and ready to go home.
Since using real leather can be costly, we decided to go with a leather look. Fabric manufactures have a wonderful offering of faux leathers on the market today. They are easy to use for upholstering, durable and keep your budget in check. We selected Duralee’s version in Saddle.