Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Welcome To Chik Fil A

Our foyer is officially done!

The finishing touch is the cow hide rug we purchased this weekend

So the rest of the weekend was watching LSU get spanked and the Saints delivering a spanking.

Monday, November 11, 2013

My Promise To Buy Local Part 2

Hands down, my favorite place to either buy a gift for a friend or myself, or just browse and hang out with the most entertaining people is Old Made Good.

Located in East Nashville on Gallatin Pike, this store never disappoints.

Meet Kate and Ashley...they pimped out their floors in gold glitter.


 The art can be a little irreverent.

I bought this there for my son when he graduated from college.

 The jewelry is the coolest, and you never know what they have because the inventory is constantly changing.


They have a great inventory of vintage clothes, shoes, and purses.


And they were voted by the Nashville Scene one of the best places to buy a gift for women.


I would much rather hang out there than Nordstroms...just saying

Friday, November 8, 2013

Pattern Or Plain?

When it comes to investing in a sofa, it is probably best to stick with a neutral pallet. 

Whether it is fabric or leather, neutral colors are easiest to add a pop of color to in the form of pillows or a throw...not rocket science and has been discussed many times.

So when one comes across a sofa with a bold pattern in excellent shape, even passes the smell test, what should a person do?

First of all, I have no idea why there is a saddle at the end of the sofa.

Second of all, yes this fabric could go Holly Hobby or kountry kitsch.

But it could also be pretty awesome in the right arena, like these:


White walls and Moroccan table + great fabric on sofa 

LOVE this room. Emilie Jean photographed by Ben Hoffman. 

I think this could be really great in a white wall environment with solid pillows and bold contemporary graphic art.

And at $59.00, what the hell?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

I Can't Imagine Why I Wasn't Asked

So I will admit I am a huge fan of the Real Housewives shows.

I can't help it. The lavish/unreal lifestyles that contain over the top homes and cars. The ability to have perfect hair and makeup at all times. The exotic trips and the wardrobes to match that particular destination. The ability to never sweat, whether on the beach or excising. To never, ever have to wait in a carpool line or make poster boards illustrating the difference between plant and animal cells at 10:00 at night.

So when I heard about a new show that will air on TNT in February, I was stunned that me or my group of lovely lady friends weren't even up for consideration.

 Seriously, this is exactly how we interact at the flea market and the aisles at Goodwill.

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Big Reveal

Talk about bang for your buck!

My nemesis is no more and I may hang out in my foyer because it is amazing!!!!!

It blows my mind what some molding and a few gallons of white paint can do.

Now on to the next project...

Friday, November 1, 2013

My Nemesis Is No More

You know those big stupid 2 story foyers that a lot of homes have?

The one's that on House Hunters the potential  buyers gush over and sometimes insist on?

Well, they are overrated.

They are hard to heat and cool and can pose design dilemmas.

I just happen to have one of these so called "architectural features" and it has been my nemesis.

Not to mention mine has a nail in the center that was left by the previous owners.

So what to do?

I could just leave it alone but it just doesn't feel right. It's to high to hang pictures, a mirror, or wallpaper.

The other day I was sitting in my husband's office staring at it and the idea came to me...fill the shit out of it with panels of molding.

Like this:

I made a deal with my husband that this would be my birthday present and Christmas for both of us and he agreed.

The dining room is involved in this make over as well and everything will get a coat of BM Simply White.

Here is where we are as of yesterday:

I can't wait to see paint on the walls!

I'm so glad my brain is still working...it just took 6 years to figure this out.