Powder Room ... Week 5!

Hard to believe it is Week 5 of the Infamous One Room Challenge!  Have you been keeping up as 20 Designer/DIY'er's change up a room in 6 weeks?  
Check in at Calling It Home and see the fabulous group Linda has rounded up for the challenge

This year Linda invited everyone else with an urge to get something done, to join in!  

You will find me and around 60 others over at the 

It will truly be a Partayyyy!!  Because I will have my powder room finished!!

Lookie what I got ... 




No real introductions needed here ... but for those of you who have been living under a  rock, let me introduce you to Jennifer!

I first met her during one of the first ORC's and she is what my MIL calls a 
"Hot Ticket"!
She does the most amazing Chinoiserie prints and I have been coveting them for quite some time now.  So I had to re-do my Powder Room to make it happen!

Here is a round up of some of my favorites (besides my ELEPHANTS) ...


Can I also tell you how NICE she is??


And how Talented she is???


And you need to see what she is doing in her daughter's bedroom!!


And the prints she did for Linda's Family Room!

So ... while I am scurrying around in the background putting the final touches on my Powder Room, I am doing little cartwheels while admiring my elephants!!

You should stop in her shop!  Go get you some Goodness!!

I have also been working on my own little version of Leontine Linens ... Remember my inspiration?  Well, I have real people with real dirty hands using my towels.  So while one day I aspire to have these beautiful towels in my powder room ... for now I am doing my own little DIY hand towel.

It is starting out like this .... 



Oh my ... all to be done and ready for the BIG SHOW next week.  Thanks so much to those of you who have watched and cheered me on to finish this little room.  It is quickly becoming one of the favorite spots in my home!

Go check out the other Partayyyy girls here!

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

xo,

kim

Powder Room - Week 2 ORC Link Up!

Week Two of Linda's ORC Link Up.

I hope you are following along the 20 designers and diy'ers she has on Wednesdays too!

Last week I showed you an inspiration photo.  
Glamorous and Simple.

This week I bring my take on things.



The Road to My Design ... 

1.  Pagoda Mirror.
2.  Firecracker Paint.
3.  Elephant Prints by our Friend Jennifer!
4. Leontine ... luxe hand towels!!
5.  Boxwoods ... I need green. For Balance.
6.  Gold Chevron Wastebasket.

When this powder room was evolving ... I wanted this:

 

This is when real decisions start to be made.  I REALLY wanted this Quadrille wallpaper which lead me to the hexagon floor.  I only needed 5 rolls of wallpaper.  This Q paper isn't stocked.  You have to special order it with a set up fee of $100.00 plus you have to purchase a minimum of 10 single rolls.

Yes, I probably could have found someone to buy the rest, or sat on it ... but couldn't justify basically doubling the price for the paper.

I had to sit back and re-group.  And as I did this mental re-grouping I found these 18X18  Thassos Marble tiles on special at my favorite tile store.

Ultimately I did make the decision to go for the large white tiles for several reasons.


The 18X18 tiles helped make the room seem larger.
Far better price,
I was so tired of the dark green flooring and this brought the light and shine!
And the new wallpaper I chose (check in next week!) looks dynamite with the white!

If you have a minute please visit me here.  Tiffany is doing a Fall thing ... I don't really decorate the inside for fall.  Not since the kids were really little and we had "Mr. Spooky" hanging from the ceiling to scare little costumed creatures knocking on the door!

So instead, Get inspired by beautiful White Farm Houses and Fall Foliage!



Thanks for stopping by and supporting me in the Link Up!  

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

xo,

kim






Horse Lovin' ... for Nancy!


Thank you Thank you Thank you!!

For taking the time to let me know what you want to see from me and my blog ... I have several new ideas that sprung up from YOU!  That's what I am talking about!!

Today is a quick post ... For Nancy!

She's a Horsey Girl.  I am Not.  They are pretty, I drive by them everyday ... pretty lucky ... but they don't do it for me.

Just snapped these photos yesterday at Carter Dayton Home, a New Kid on the Block in Wellesley.  I am quite in love with them.  Hoping to bring a little interview and more photos from the shop soon!!

So ... Nancy ... for your next Dinner Party:




Oh, another thing I forgot to mention about blogging.  I have had the pleasure of getting to know people so well (without meeting them ... it is a little stalkerish) that I think about them when I shop.  As in this room, my head says ... "oooh, Nancy would just love this!!"

And I don't EVER pass a blue and white piece of ANYTHING without thinking of Jennifer!

xo,

kim