Sneak Peak...before and after

Do you remember this home I was working on? 
I know...
I'm not very good at showing you images of the room after its done...so I thought I would show you a small glimpse of it before its staged for pictures..
You can check it out the post here and here

This is a picture of the room before we painted and
 bought this pretty rug..

We had the room painted a soft light blue...

I love this antique clock we found at Eloquence...

The coffee table came out perfect..it has a marble top and it was custom made.

This is the fabric we used for drapery,
it has a pale blue and cream stripe in it. 

Hopefully I will have professional pictures done soon...

I'm going to follow along with Linda at Calling it Home and participate in the...
 The One room challenge... 
Part of the challenge is having the room done in 6 weeks....
I'm going to redo my family room and kitchen...

You can check out her blog here.


Client Up-Date

Hi there...I was thinking about all of you and  thought I would share what I've been up to.....
I was at HomeGoods today and saw these great pillows...
I'm trying to get into the mood for Fall, but it's 70 degrees here and I'm still in sandals and short skirts...the last thing I'm thinking about is putting on a sweater and lighting a fire...but I'm trying to get into the swing of Fall!

I thought I would share with you one of the projects I've been working on..This is an image of my clients home before we started....notice the two windows...the one on the right has a double window?

We took out this wall and we added another window above to create balance with the larger window on the other side of the room.

Here is the after picture...it opens up the whole room and you can see a glimpse of the window we added to the right.

We added the wainscoting and were going to paint it white...I've been having paint samples made to see which color looks best...I did try White dove, but to creamy...
I have also been choosing a table top paint sample for a custom dining table I am having made for this client...

I will show you that soon.

This is our inspiration photo...
The wood walls should be done within two weeks and than the painting will start. OK..so I'm going to go buy some pumpkins and try to imagine what it feels like to have a Fall!


A Cottage Feel

I'm designing a living and dining room for the nicest couple...The husband wants to walk into his home and see something very different from what he has now. The wife loves a cottage feel...They want to use red, blue and white...we added wainscoting and are painting the room white. I just had paint samples made and I will let you know the name of the color we choose.

Were going to use this chair, but its going to be stained a dark walnut almost an ebony color. 

This is the chair fabric from Kravet

R.L. fabric for pillows

 fabric for pillows.

This will also be a pillow fabric.

I love this picture for the entry way

The entry is going to have a red side table. I would like to use ginger jar blue and white lamps and the picture above.

This is the coffee table from CFC

I will show you some up-dates soon.
Thanks for stopping by..



Great Displays..

Agoura Antique mall has the best displays... 

Every display is interesting and intriguing! 
It's one of my go-to places for inspiration.

You know how I love coral...

I always use coral in my clients homes...A piece of coral laid on a book always looks good.

I went back to buy this chandelier..but it was sold....DARN!

I thought these coral trays would look great hanging on a wall... this would be an easy DIY project...

Find vintage metal trays and paint them...I guess you could also decoupage them...
Do people decoupage anymore?
Don't you love it...
I'll come up with ideas and you all can do the work! 
I know what your thinking...
What's that all about!
I guess I'm a little lazy when it comes to the DIY thing..I use to have more time for arts and crafts and loved doing them, but I've had to find other ways to be creative that fit into this season of life...
I do miss it though! 

I wish I would of have taken a better picture of this table...look at the base...pretty cool...right?

I liked this chandelier..it looks like Aiden Gray, but I'm not sure who manufactures it..

Well I hope you enjoyed the tour of Agoura Antique mall...

Lets talk soon..



Living room up date

I thought I would show you my new tables and candelabra...there not really new....but I'm a little late in posting and sharing them with you...the coffee table is from Bliss and I found my side table at an antique store..the top is marble...

Some of these pillows were used to stage our studio...the new owners want to buy the furniture and accessories so I'm going to have new ones made... 
Oh darn! 
Just kidding..
I love it...
I'm always changing things up!

The vintage door has been sold to a client...

I got my Candelabra from Aiden Gray...
I know..this picture isn't the best... Sorry!

I love my dog... but she peed on my rug...don't you love it? 
I wasn't very happy with her! 
I have tried everything to clean it and get rid of the smell..
I even put a bounce sheet under the cowhide to see if it would take the smell away... but I still get a whiff of it every once in awhile...
 I'm going to have to replace the rug...
Its time anyways...
I've had the cowhide for awhile and I would like to add more color... Now, just to find one that I love and to fit my budget...that always makes it a little challenging!
Thanks for stopping by...


Staging to sell our studio.

My husband and I had bought a ranch style home 11 years ago and turned into a photography studio....We decided to sell it and I had to stage it to look more like a home...

In one of the bedrooms I placed a screen behind this chair to add some interest.....I love this antique hand painted screen...its so pretty!

This is the kitchen...I know it looks like this bread board is floating in space...but its on a glass table that has columns.

I'm going to keeping the pine cabinet in the back for my office.

This room was an office and I had to make it look like it was a family room... I took my old blue sofa and made it back into a family room....that's a painting I had painted years ago!

This is the living room...I love this chair!

We kept my husbands portraits hanging on the wall.

We sold it  within 6 weeks with 4 offers....the couple who bought it wants to buy everything in it...including the accessories!

 My hubby will be opening his new studio in Westlake Village which will be only 20 minutes from home.

Thanks for stopping by..


White Paint and Bounce!

I have been looking for the perfect white paint for a living room that I'm working on....we have added a lot of wood details in the home. The home owner likes red, white, and blue...They like a French cottage style with a twist of coastal elegance.

(Jonas Workroom)

Most whites have either a yellow, gray, or pink undertone....

There are so many whites to pick from..

(Were only Young and Naive Tumbler) 

I'm looking for a warm white that has a gray undertone...is there such a thing!? In other words not yellow! 

I'm going to have big samples made to hang in the room to get a better idea of what the color will look like. I highly recommend it...most paint stores should do that for you...at least mine does...thank you!

(Fleaing France Tumbler)

I have always used Simple White from Benjamin Moore in my own home....

There are so many different whites!

(Suzie Anderson Home Tumbler)

So I did a little research on Pinterest to see what other designers use...

Decorators White, Linen White, Simple White, Cottage White and Navajo white are the top picks from Benjamin Moore Paints

(This Ivy House Tumbler)

By the way...I love white shirts...

This is Simple White (B.M.)...found on Home Bunch Blog.

Here are some whites from Apartment Therapy Blog....
What are your favorites?

On another note, did you know that Bounce dryer sheets can do far more than keep your clothes smelling fresh?
I received this list from a friend.... 

The U.S. Postal service sent out a message to all letter carriers to put a Sheet of Bounce in
their uniform pockets to keep yellow-jackets away.

Use them all the time when playing baseball and soccer. I use it when I Am working outside.
It really works. The insects just veer around you.

All this time you
ve just been putting Bounce in the dryer!

1. It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them. It also repels mice.

2. Spread sheets around foundation areas, or in trailers, or cars that are sitting and it keeps
mice from entering your vehicle.

3. It takes the odor out of books and photo albums that don
t get opened too often.

4. It repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during
mosquito season.

5. Eliminate static electricity from your television (or computer) screen.

6. Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen with
a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from resettling..

7. Dissolve soap scum from shower doors. Clean with a sheet of Bounce.

8. To freshen the air in your home - Place an individual sheet of Bounce in a drawer or
hang in the closet.

9. Put Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.

10. Prevent thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through a sheet of Bounce before
beginning to sew.

11. Prevent musty suitcases. Place an individual sheet of Bounce inside empty luggage
before storing.

12. To freshen the air in your car - Place a sheet of Bounce under the front seat.

13. Clean baked-on foods from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in a pan, fill with water, let sit
overnight, and sponge clean. The anti-static agent apparently weakens the bond between
the food and the pan..

14. Eliminate odors in wastebaskets. Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket.

15. Collect cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will magnetically attract all the
loose hairs.

16. Eliminate static electricity from Venetian blinds..Wipe the blinds with a sheet of Bounce
to prevent dust from resettling.

17. Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand papering. A used sheet of Bounce will collect
sawdust like a tack cloth.

18. Eliminate odors in dirty laundry. Place an individual sheet of Bounce at the bottom of
a laundry bag or hamper.

19. Deodorize shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes or sneakers overnight.

20. Golfers put a Bounce sheet in their back pocket to
Keep the bees away.

21. Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before folding and storing them.
It will keep them smelling fresh.

22. Wet a Bounce sheet, hose down your car, and wipe love bugs off easily with the wet Bounce.

23. Put a sheet of Bounce in your suitcase when traveling, it will help keep mites or any
other critters out of it. While you are at it, travel with several Bounce sheets and run them up
and down your bed linen before getting into bed, it will cause all the critters already in your
bed to run. Keep a sheet in your suitcase even after you have unpacked to protect your
suitcases from bugs nesting in it.

Anyone have a critter problem? 
I'm having a problem with silverfish...
They eat fabric...Not good! 
I'm afraid to use chemicals in my home to get rid of them and after reading this I thought...huh...maybe I should try this! 
Besides they are the ugliest things... I'm hoping Bounce will do the trick!
Have you used Bounce dryer sheets for any of these purposes? 

 Thanks for stopping by,

One Kings Lanes

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