Saturday, March 10, 2012

Plaster walls in the Master Shower

After reading a post by Brooke Giannetti on Velvet & Linen (a must read) about the idea of plastering shower walls as opposed to tile or other options, I decided to post the not yet finished, but almost there results of our master shower.

Due to budget restraints, and a lot of research we used a mix of Portland cement, marble dust, and Lyme.  The walls were given 3 hands to get the desired smoothness, and it came out beautiful. 

Are any of you thinking about plastering your shower?  If so, what are you planning on using?

Friday, February 24, 2012

Design Crush: Estee Stanley

We were re-arranging our playroom yesterday and my daughter started to play with the stickers in my old, insanely treasured collection of Domino Magazines one of them happened to be an issue where Estee Stanley a hollywood stylist turned interior designer was featured.  I have been so inspired by her for years now, that I have decided to share some of her beautiful interiors today. My style is a little bohemian, a little natural, a little glamorous and just enough casual to be insanely comfortable, so Estee's interiors really resonate with me.

Monday, January 30, 2012


This house by Jute home is so serene and beautiful.  I love natural, organic looking spaces and this really fits the bill!
The livingroom is so well done.  I'm partial to the sheepskin pillow, but the chair and the lamp are absolutely spot on.

Really loving this playroom, but in particular I love the jump rope with the changeable art work, so cute!

The leather chair reminds me of a old catchers mit.  In particular that gallery wall is really drawing my attention.  I like how they unified the colored and black and white photos with mismatched frames by using the white matting.  Looks relaxed but well thought out.

 The stool, the chair, the woven baskets and linens, I would be sitting there quite a bit!

What a beautiful concrete tile back splash, so cheery!

I hope you enjoyed the Jute home tour as much as I have!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Atlanta Ballard Design Inspiration

Excuse the short post,  my downtime while Isla is napping has been dedicated to designing the bedrooms and bathrooms we are finishing up, which has been a blast and you will be seeing dribs and drabs of in the upcoming months.  Until then here is a bit of eye candy for you that is inspiring to me.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Just a quick hello to say thank you to all of you who have been so supportive.  This year has been an amazing one for us, full of new beginnings that are finally wrapping up, and I can't wait to see what happens in 2012.  The blog will be taking a turn, for the better, focusing on the story telling of homes and I'm so thankful to all of you for reading and helping me discover what I am most passionate about.  The  Happiest of New Years to all of you!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tis' the Season: A Toddlers Christmas Activities

Christmas is nearly here, and I'm definitely on the ride!  We have been having such a fun time with it, visiting Santa Clause:

Cutting down our Christmas tree in the snow packed Pecos National Forest:

We also cut one for my brothers restaurant, The Hollar. It's such a fun tradition to start with your family, and the forest service encourages the cutting of trees to help manage forest fires!  
Why do those trees look so much smaller in the forest?  We totally went overboard, and had to cut some of our tree off to fit it inside, even at the highest point of our living room... nearly 12 ft.  but it is beautiful.  The leftovers are making some really beautiful arrangements.

We had an amazing snow day, just in time for a beautiful white Christmas:

 Isla and I stayed in and baked Christmas cookies, and once I got the hang of doing it with a toddler, it was a blast.  They surely weren't pretty:
But Isla had so much fun, and that's all that mattered.  To help all of you parents out there who might be attempting this, pretend you are playing with play dough!  I ended up giving Isla a large piece of dough, and she just played with the cookie cutters and chocolate chips:

It was truly a disastrous mess, but a lot of fun especially since she had a fever and a little cold!
Today we went on a sledding hike and built a snowman (notice he has a belly button, Isla's creative input):
She had a great time decorating him!
It's been such a fun season so far, look for a post this weekend on the house decorations and a toddler Christmas party we are throwing here tomorrow!  I baked for hours today!