Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sneak Peek

Ok, so it's a little more than a peek, but here are a few images of Margaret, my client/friend's living room which is almost complete. I sold her my Chiang Mai Dragon fabric pillows by Schumacher, I felt they looked better in her space than mine. She's purchased a few new items like the sofa, lamps and mirror, but the rest is from good ole' Craigslist and Matters of Style Marketplace. We reupholstered the vintage Queen Anne chairs she found and gave the brass/glass tables a good's all you need to make something look new and fresh again. The used rug, which came in pristine condition is from MOS Marketplace. It's all looking quite lovely together.

Her and her husband have been a delight to work with and we are still plugging away at their dining room, bedroom and basement. I can't wait to share when complete. Happy Spring everyone!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Featured In...

Months ago I was contacted by Jenny Sullivan, editor of Arlington Magazine, a local publication that I thoroughly enjoy. She asked if I was interested in participating in an article featuring designers and their favorite rooms titled Finders Keepers. My first thought was...ahhh, no way. With my toddler it seems that my home continually looks like a 3 B's bomb went off. Books, balls and blocks are strewn about all over. But then I thought...why not, it'll be fun styling my eclectic living room. Then I realized I would have to be in it...ahhhh, I have dress up and fix my hair!?!

Anyway, I agreed and was pleasantly surprised that I had a wonderful time the day of the shoot. Darren Higgins of Darren Higgins Photography came in the afternoon and he was a total delight to work with. I was giggling and chatting throughout, so I'm surprised he got one good image. Here is a snapshot of the spread...

My dog looks so badass...I love it. My living room did look particularly lovely that day, but Darren brought it to life. He's a true artist!

Thanks Jenny and Darren, it was a joy working with you both! And thanks to my mom for helping the day of the shoot and taking care of Max!

If you're local, look for the magazine in Barnes and Noble or Whole Foods. Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 1, 2013

DC/NOVA Craigslist Roundup

So here are my fave's on the metro areas craigslist. Leave a comment if you'd like a link, but if I don't respond it means it's no longer available...sorry! Also, some items that I post may not be conventional, but I post for the their uniqueness.

Have a great weekend!