8/24/15

Fabric and Ageless Style



Hello Peeps!

 I'm back...


We just got home from a wonderful vacation ...


We rented a beach house up in Ventura and

we had so much fun...



I really didn't want to come home! My oldest son and his wife, my daughter and her husband and all the grand babies came. Were already planning a trip back next year. It was close enough, but far enough for it to feel like we were on a vacation.


 But, were home now and back to the norm!





I thought I would share with you some up-dates on a project I'm working on. These are some of the fabrics I will be working with.









The fabric in the back will be used on the kitchen chairs and the first image above will be pillows and a valance.







Were using quartzite on the counter tops and tile on the back-splash. I haven't figured out what tile I'm using yet, but I'm working on it!







Cindy, over at Rough Luxe blog did a post on ageless style, Linda Wright.. She is a Texan living in Paris and owns a little boutique, Crimson. 







She is gorgeous and has a wonderful style!








Check out Cindy's post here and find out more about ageless style.




Talk about ageless style...I found this makeup on Pinterest...its makeup for women over 40..I love it...my daughter noticed how pretty my skin looked and asked me if I had done something different...I told her it must be my new makeup, Boom!





I bought the color stick and the glimmer stick...the glimmer gives you a natural glow..My daughter who is in her 20's is going to buy it...
By the way...I don't get a kick back from this company...its just something a tried and liked!


If you have any tips for ageless beauty please pass them on..



Thanks for stopping bye!

Julie





8/12/15

A Visit to Raoul Showrrom

(Juxtaposition Home)


I'm giving up on being consistent with blogging...

Hope you don't mind, but its the season of my life. 

I've been working and taking my son to doctors appointments..I also celebrated a wedding anniversary...


I met my husband when I was 18 years old...shoot, we've been married as long as the hills are old!


My son is doing better and improving all the time. He will need another surgery on his arm and we will be seeing the doctor in Sept or Oct. 



Here are some of the things I've been up to...



I'm looking for two new chairs for my living room. The two I have are about 25 years old and are looking there age. The sofa in my living room is ivory. I thought this time I would mix it up and use two different fabrics. A solid ivory on the front and a blue fabric on the back.








I love this look from Patina Rentals. I showed it in another post here.











I'm using a French Bergere chair and I don't want it to look to serious. I like my home to be a little playful.






(William McClure, Bill Williams)











I went to Santa Barbara and visited Raoul Fabrics Showroom. They had these lovely hand dyed table linens from Africa that I love. They are not cheap, but they are gorgeous!









They make beautiful pillows...








All of their fabrics are hand blocked and beautiful.
































They also had these cute and summery purses!











I went to a stone yard with a client and we bought this Quartzite for her kitchen counter tops.

 Boy, I really love the look of Quartzite stone.  

My favorite is Marble, but I'm not one that wants to worry about upkeep..it would drive me crazy! 

I'll share with you some of the other details about her kitchen another time...still working on some of the design plans.

Thanks for stopping bye!







8/1/15

Changes


Oh my gosh...

Did you think I dropped off the planet?

Number one no no in blogging!

Time got away from me...sorry!

Here's where the weeks went!






I visited a store called Changes in Agoura Ca and fell in love with this chair!
You know I'm in love with Chinoiserie style.











The owner has great displays and if your looking for fun jewelry you'll have to check it out!








We celebrated my granddaughters birthday..she turned one...






Shoot...shes too cute!

My daughter made her an organic carrot cake with coconut milk frosting..

No sugar...


It was really good!


My daughter tries to give her only organic, no Gluten, no dairy and no sugar.. 



I sometimes wonder if that's why shes always in a good mood!





And here's my other cutie






We took photographs of my clients living room for my portfolio....

 I took these photos with my phone..

Shoot, it takes such great pictures!

 I cant wait to see the professional ones!













I had this coffee table custom made for her.



 It has a beautiful stone top and I found the ivory box at an antique store...

I love it!
 I wish they had two of them!





This fun chair was at Cost Plus...

It would look so cute in a little girls room.

 The little cutie isn't for sale and shes one of a kind!

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie



7/21/15

Virginia Kraft Textiles




I found these wonderful hand blocked textiles 
while I was searching Instagram.  They were  created by Andrea Whalen..

Her company is named after her Grandmother, Virginia Kraft.







I've always loved hand blocked fabric..

I would love to try making my own one day.












I love this one!

Wouldn't it be cute in a children's room.





Virginia Kraft can be found here.


 A percentage of all sales go to The Virginia Kraft Fund which helps underprivileged children in her community participate in music, sports and the arts.

My son came home on Saturday and hes doing well. He started an outpatient P.T. program and someone has to be with him at all times. He has a long road ahead of him and one more surgery. I'm sure he's going to be going through a lot of different emotions and frustrations and so are we. But, were flowing with it!

I use to tell my kids all the time..when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

 And that's what were going to do!

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie



7/13/15

Following Instagram



There is so much social media it's hard to keep up with it all. 

Between Pinterest, Instagram and Blogs it can be over whelming!


But, they can be wonderful tools to explore different styles and give you an idea of what you like.

I find so many inspirations and ideas for the  home. 

Here are some of the people I follow on Instagram..







 Halcyon House












House Beautiful






Anna Spiro







Tilton Fenwick








Sherry Designs






Studio Mcgee








Loi Thai



Did you notice all the yellow and blue? 

Do you think were going to see more of these two colors together?

 I think we are!

Have a great week!
Julie








7/7/15

Bohemian and Cottage Style

(Patina Rental)

I've always loved a Bohemian Cottage look. The fun informal look is very charming. 







(Photo mark Lohman)



Designer, Alison Kandler has the perfect cottage style. 
Shes not afraid of using color and has a whimsical feel. 





(Alison Kandler, Photo Mark Lohman)







(Alison Kandler, Mark Lohman)



An array of different fabrics, textures, patterns and color are mixed together in layers to reflect a cozy, fun feel.





(Patina)


The look has a spirit that is infused with collected pieces..





(Alison Kandler, Photo Mark Lohman)



To create this look you will need vintage pieces and handmade items. To give it more of a  bohemian look add some hand blocked fabric and pieces from your travels. 









(Patina Rental)



Mixing a hand blocked fabric to an antique sofa or chair is another way to add charm to this look. 

I think the most important part of this look is to have fun with it....don't be to serious!



Son up-date!
 Hes doing much better and after 3 surgeries he is now being moved to another hospital where he will be in a P.T. program. He might need one more surgery down the line, but for now we are so thankful he is alive and kicking! He is so sick of being in a hospital and can't wait to come home.


Thanks for stopping by,
Julie




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