The Chair Makeovers Continue...

Sarah's chair before! Sarah's beautiful new chair!

So you already know that I have a thing for chair makeovers. It's my secret obsession really, which I guess isn't so secret anymore.  My dear friend Sarah, who sadly just moved away with her family to Chicago, is one of my latest chair makeover recipients. She very kindly blogged about her fabulous new chair here.  To quickly recap, she had a special family hand-me-down chair whose funky plaid upholstery just wasn't working for her. In a matter of days, the amazing Charlene @thebigstuff.ca transformed her chair into a thing of beauty!

Sarah runs the blog Shine on Mom and has great insight on all things related to parenting in today's world and offers a great online venue for Moms everywhere to connect with each other and share their experiences. You can check out Shine on Mom here or follow on Facebook or Instagram .

Chair Makeover 2.0

If you've read my blog before you'll know how much I love a good chair makeover. It never ceases to amaze me how much better a chair can look with some new fabric or new paint or both! The chair makeover I'm working on for #projectvalleyanna is no different. I just received some progress photos of the dining room chairs and I couldn't wait to share, they are that good!! They will literally transform the space and I can't wait to see them all moved in. Until then, have a look and I'd love to hear what you think. IMG_2229 2

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Scheming

I've literally been scheming for weeks! Fabric scheming that is!! It's my favourite part of my work, I almost always begin a project by pulling together a strong fabric scheme from which to build out everything else. My love of fabric is deep and I could literally spend hours in my favourite fabric stores touching and feeling each and every option. Fabric is such a tactile experience, it's best experienced in person and not online. My secret horde of fabric in my attic is proof of my slightly concerning obsession with fabric. I'll buy a yard or two of any and all that I fall in love with for some future project that may or may not ever materialize. Some women horde shoes, I horde fabric (ok, well maybe shoes too but that's another story). Fabric scheming speaks to my intense love of pattern and colour and achieving that perfect mix of both in a space. I thought I'd share a few that I've been working on lately!

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Bookshelf Styling

I love styling bookshelves. Much to my hubby's dismay, I do it constantly. Like in the middle of a movie or TV show we're watching, inspiration will strike and I have to get up and move things around. It never ceases to amaze him that I feel compelled to do this as often as I do but for better or for worse, right?!?! I spent an afternoon last week at a client's home and she asked me to take a crack at her bookshelves. It was like Christmas came early for me! I was thrilled to get a shot at moving someone else's stuff around and got my styling fix for the day.

I LOVE collecting little 'objects' that will be perfect to add to the never ending styling of my bookshelves. I picked up a few new additions lately and have added them in. Target have some fabulous finds right now in their Threshold gold collection.  The wonders of Target never cease to amaze me.

Here's a look at what my bookshelves look like today. Who knows what tomorrow will bring…..

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Dreaming of Summer, already...

Isn't it sad that I'm already dreaming of summer?! Seriously, it's only November and Winter hasn't even arrived yet and already my mind has turned to my most special place, Kennebunkport, and all the days that await me there this coming summer. If I really had my way I'd be spending a long weekend at the Tides Beach Club on my favourite beach with my hubby in one of the lovely and cheery Jonathan Adler designed rooms. Only 8 more months till Summer! Sigh…. The Tides Beach Club

 

Tile Envy

I'm working with my favourite kind of client right now. They are not only fun and easy-going but even better they are adventurous! They aren't afraid of a little pattern and are willing to jump in head first to include interesting elements in the search of a fabulous space! The mosaic tile we've found for their master bath that will run from the vanity to the ceiling is so perfect, it hurts. I don't think I've ever had tile envy before but I sure do now. Check out these beauties…. photo-11