Tuesday, June 28, 2011

All Decked Out

So we got a (little) above ground pool. When I say little, Im talking not even 3' deep, however it does not equate to little when it comes to work. We dug for 3 days to get the ground level and of course its still not quite perfect. But...we LOVE it! Especially Karmyn. All this time, work, and investment in such a small pool (that's not quite on the permanent side) has got us thinking about upgrading one year to a larger pool. For cost reasons it would still be an above ground, but we look at this as an opportunity to create some wonderful outdoor spaces in our already lovely back yard.

(This image and the one above are from an awesome landscape design firm called earth inc. you should check them out! They are great!)

So....with the whole above ground pool...we really want to tie it in to the great outdoor features that are already here like our patio and small deck. We are thinking of adding to the deck by enlarging it and adding some levels as well as stairs of course. We would also increase the deck to encompass the perimeter of the pool so that it all looks more built in rather than just a pool plopped down in our yard. It will be more like a entertainment deck system with a pool sunk in!
And in some nice railing, cool lighting, concealed storage and some comfy seating space and voila!


We cant wait! You are all invited! ;)

Friday, June 10, 2011

little tweed chair: my little designer friend

I would like it if you could all please visit one of my best friend's blog little tweed chair. Ashley graduated from the department of interior architecture with me and is a very talented designer. She has a new blog showcasing her amazing hand made pieces, especially her upholstery projects. She is just starting out so I bet if you hurry and book her now you'll get a great deal ;) Im proud of you Ashley!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Check out my Professional Blog!

Do you have a vacation home that needs freshening up? Sometimes it’s easy to forget about the furniture in a space we are not using on a daily basis. Over time, certain pieces get outdated, worn, and just lose their appeal. Why not add a few stylish pieces to breathe new life into your home away from home?
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One of the best ways to bring life to a space is to look to nature and bring the outdoors in … but you can only have so many plants. Try bringing in the colors, textures, and lines that we see in nature instead! Soft, wave-like curves, high-gloss finishes, cool colors, gritty natural textures, and translucent accessories can add glimpses of the coast without stepping foot in the sand or laying an eye on a seashell. In fact, these subtle gestures can have a greater impact than the expected beach house decor.centuryblog_layout
{ 1. Arm Chair from Century, 2. Bedside Table from Century, 3. “Honor Floor Lamp” by Pacific Coast Lighting, 4. “007″ Lamp by Pacific Coast Lighting, 5. “Masquerade Chair” by Century, 6. Sofa by Century, 7. “Veranda: Mocha” Rug by Momeni}
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This display cabinet from Century would look great in a coastal home showcasing treasures from the beach. I love these soft blue accents through sandy white space.

{Image Courtesy of Century Furniture}
Create a bright and playful focal point in your space with these “Masquerade” chairs from Century. They’re a contemporary twist on a classic style that will lighten the mood and pull in some exciting floral motifs, high-gloss shine, and great color!
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Don’t feel like you are restricted to light colors! Go bold with accents of coral, turquoise, and navy like in this beautiful setting from Century! This color scheme is still reminiscent of the tropics, but has a lot of depth and contrast which goes great with the main white upholstered pieces.
So if you are thinking of  giving your home away from home a face lift , come see me and I would be happy to help you bring the coastal concept into your space!

This is my new blog for the Furnitureland South website and blog! Please check it out and feel free to follow along!

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