Cottage Style

Happy Monday!  The to-do list this week is packed with client projects, personal projects (moving in 21 days), Christmas shopping.  

Lions and Tigers and Bears ... Oh My!  
I am feeling a little like Dorothy ... but I am still spinning in the tornado.  
Looking forward to a safe landing on December 30th!

As I am certain many of you will understand I have been decorating our "new" home in my head for a month now.  I have walked through every room in my head when I should be sleeping.   Over and Over.  It is exhausting. 

I pinned this little cottage over a year ago.

This image spoke to me  ... how welcoming and warm ... and I just tucked it away on my Home Board.

Well as I have been scouring images on line and in magazines for small space inspiration ... I found the INSIDE of this home!

I would like to say that we will be moving into an "old" home that has some of this character.  Seems we keep ending up with a home built in the 60's.

Nothing wrong with the 1960's by the way, 
They just don't have the patina.
I like old things.  

Notice the pop of red?  Still considering that pop for our kitchen.  
Not sure I can pull the trigger though.

Definitely working with a smaller space.

And this under the stair thing.  I definitely have a place in mind!!
With good fortune, it won't be housing some major support beam that cannot be touched.
I hate obstacles.

Antiques and Painted Floors. 

The Mirror Gallery Wall is perfect in this tiny space!

We will be inheriting a dormer wall just like this in our master bedroom.  Not certain how I am going to address that quite yet.  

But we are moving from a King to a Queen Bed.  How do you feel about that?
Yeah, I'm not sure either.

Gettin' after it  ...

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.



Taking Shape!

The decorations finally began this past weekend ... and I was so happy to decorate our little White House Holiday Tree with my new printed burlap ribbon!

I just wish I had bought more!!  when will I learn??

Lots of chatter about different colors at Christmas ... I absolutely have been drooling over some of the gorgeous decorations in different colors.  So Vibrant and Beautiful ... but here on Farm Road, we are still pretty traditional with Red & Green running the Show!

The countdown is on ... I have only purchased ONE present so far ... Although now that our kids are older, the shopping seems simpler (they are VERY specific!) and fewer packages. How's your shopping going??



House of Honey ... South Bay Living

I find as I grow in my design business that I appreciate so many different styles.  I truly love them all.  While I typically consider myself "traditional/eclectic" I see the beauty in each and every Genre of Design ... and can find a love of many looks.

Not only what I am exposed to on a daily basis, but the fact that I had the opportunity to live on the West Coast gives me an "other coast" perspective ... which I love!

1st Dibs introduced me to Tamara Kaye-Honey and I was thrilled to look into her portfolio and found she updated a beach house in Hermosa Beach.  What struck me is that I was so familiar with the structural design of this space.  I lived in Redondo Beach for five years and was so intrigued by the architecture.  Very different than what I had grown up with in the South.  This was my first real world venture!

Apple Green Leather Banquette ... luscious!!   Now I will tell you, and please don't be offended Tamara, I am not a fan of all these horse heads that are out and about right now.  They remind me of the "GodFather" I just cannot move on.

This reminds me of this chest that Barbara did ... for the ORC!

 Back to House of Honey!

The Wallpaper Feature is stunning!  And just note the skin on the floor mixed with the wrought iron railings.  I would probably have recommended to rip them out.  Instead they are a focal point of this design.  I would have been wrong ... I am liking it.

Ikat on a Red Chair ... need I say more?

Thank you Tamara!