12/10/13

Christmas Break...



I wanted to let you know that I'm taking a break from my blog....
We have had a family trauma and I probably won't be back until after Christmas.... 




I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays...

Julie

12/2/13

Client Updates


 I'm working with a client who is the sweetest lady... 
I'm adding accessories and new pillows to her family room....
She is keeping all of her furniture except for one side table.......
These are the fabrics for the pillows and the small brown and white dot will go on her kitchen chairs.....




Her sofa is a large brown sectional...the picture isn't the best...sorry!



This is the fireplace and you can see the walls are a tan, taupe color... which we will keep...

She just had the walls painted... 



We bought this floor lamp and it goes perfect!










This is the other project I have been working on....
its almost done! 
 You can see more here..







We had the fireplace painted white and now have to have a firescreen made... 





Remember the before picture.... 






This is the entry, living-room...the living-room is on the left...
I suggested to put all wood floors in...
it would make such a difference...
It would open the room up and make it look larger....




And this is the cabinet after we painted it and redesigned it...

My client said... 
"this is exactly what I wanted"

A light airy room...

She is so excited to see it all come to life...

That's the fun part of my job....

As a designer I take my clients taste and ideas and  create a home for them...



also.... 
I am joining The Pink Pagoda Blog for the blue and white bash....Check it out here!


Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving....
We did and yes.... 
I ate to much!  













11/19/13

The Helms Bakery....



I had such a fun day....


We all need those days just to laugh and not think about anything serious!


I went to H.D. Buttercup to celebrate my girlfriends birthday....


It's located at the Helms Bakery in L.A...


It was a Bakery that started in the 40s and closed around 1967...

The Helms Bakery truck delivered bread and bakery goods to your door....they would drive up and down So. California neighborhoods selling donuts and bakery goods from their trucks...

I know I'm dating my self big time...

but I loved when the Helms man came to our neighborhood...

They would pull out drawers of fresh donuts to choose from.....

Yum!   



Now it's a shopping destination with some interesting shops and places to have lunch....

I could of spent hours at H.D. Buttercups....

It went on and on...

So many interesting things to look at... 




I loved this old chair...


It reminded me of something Van Gogh would have painted...


 























I found this vignette interesting...

The rusty wire baskets and the owl pictures caught my eye... 









The chandeliers were really pretty...

the picture doesn't do them justice... 




























What do you think about these bird pictures? 


They could be really fun or really dark depending on what you put with them...


At first I imagined them in a room with splashes of yellow, bright and a colorful decor...


OK, then my brain went to the dark side...
shoot....

couldn't you see them in a haunted house with skeletons...

OK.... 
I have seen to many scarey movies...












I always find a day with close friends restores my energy and reminds me of the things that are important...

It doesn't matter what we do or where we are....

 we always have a good time.


Happy Birthday my friend...

I love you guys!







11/11/13

Blue Spa Colors

(El Mueble)




I survived the boutique that my daughter and I participated in....

Boy...

that was a lot of work....but fun! 

It was worth all the hard work just to be able to be with my daughter...





(El Mueble)




She is so creative and fun to work with...
She has become a beautiful women...








( El Mueble) 





I love this blue spa color...

 I have two clients that Ive been pulling fabric for in this color palette...













It has a soothing feel.....

I adore this old pine table that Carol Glasser 
used with these gorgeous jars...








Janet Simon
















The Iron Gate...this image and the one below...
























So pretty! 









Sarah Richardson now has a line of fabric 
with these soft pretty colors for Kravet.... 










Do you remember when she had her first show on H.G.T.V? 
 She looked like she was 12...and now look at her...
Shes come along way! 













11/5/13

Vignettes....


I know...
I'm a little bit behind on posting...

I completely drew a blank...

I just couldn't figure out what to post....

Until I took these photos with my new phone....

Can you believe how good they turned out! 



I have a new Samsung Galaxy Note 3.... 

My son has been teasing me on how big it is...
 but I love it!
 Not bad for a cell phone...






 I love these old books...
I put them on my table in my living room...



























I painted my entry table black...

 I'm not sure how long I will keep it.....
 but for now its fine...

Things are always changing....

but I never grow tired of blue and white....










And this is my precious granddaughter....
Isn't she cute?







10/27/13

Client Up-Date


I've been working with a client who has become a friend that I truly respect....

When your working with clients in such a personal way......

you get to know them, their likes and dislikes...
its easy to bond and develop friendships...






I have been very blessed to work with some wonderful women. 






This is just a sneak peak of what I have been up-to and I wanted to show you the pillows that were made for my clients sofa...


We had to put this project on hold for a short time and  we are now just finishing it up...







The before picture of the cabinet in her living room.







This is the after picture and of course it needs to be painted...
We will paint it white...glass will be put into the upper cabinet... 







The before picture of the fireplace. 







This also will be painted white... 










We added wainscoting in the room and in the dinning room...

She decided to take my advise and  put in wood floors which we will start in  January. 

 If you want to see some of the before pictures go here


Thanks for stopping by...
Julie 









10/21/13

A Fall Table and White Pumpkins



I put this little arrangement together to show you what my daughter and I have been up to..

We have been making these silverware holders for our flea boutique that's in November...

It's been a fun project for my daughter and I to do together.







They're all a tad different...

We took antique round appliques and we put them on the front....









Were selling these runners too.. 










I love using Cinderella white pumpkins for a Fall table-scape.... 











White pumpkins can be mixed with so many different things and look great....

The roses are from my garden, but it would be gorgeous with orange and yellow roses too. 















I also like using black and white plates...

They can be mixed with so many different elements and colors...



























It would of been nice if I would of remembered the candle!


 Oh Well!




I've been so busy this week getting ready for our boutique and I have had a lot of last minute details on clients homes.....

I know...

I have to get pictures to show you...

I'm trying!

 YA...ya... ya....

Less lip and more action! 

Right!










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