Thursday, March 21

:: Big boy design + a few races ::

Over the last month I've been working on a design for a clients son's room.  Her little one is about to make the transition from his nursery to a "big boy" room and mommy wanted me to help her pull the details together. She already had the precious Serena and Lily Dog pillows and bed spreads, but didn't want it to look like a pre-packaged set.  That's where I come in!  

We chose Restoration Hardware's Belgian linen Provence stripe euros in blue to coordinate with the linens and burlap bed skirts the client already had.  The alphabet fabric from spoonflower will be curtain panels.  I love spoonflower fabrics for their hand-drawn originality, but also because most of their fabrics can also be ordered as wallpaper.  How cool to be able to accent the back of bookcases or pieces of furniture with wallpaper in the same pattern that is on your accent fabrics?!   

I found the vintage dog's of the world map on etsy.  Originally a fold out from the back of an antique book, it will be framed wall art.  

Another really fun project we are working on is initial dog tag art.  Using a huge lot of colorful, vintage dog tags, we are going to back two ready-made shadow box frames with burlap using spray adhesive.  Then we will hot glue the tags into the shape of the letters "V" and "S", which are the little boy's initials.  We'll hang them over each of the two twin beds in the room for a fun and colorful nod to the dog pillows on the beds.

Between the beds will be a commissioned bedside table/bookcase combo from our line, Olivia Charles Antiques.  Made of rustic, reclaimed barn wood, the interior two-shelf bookcase will be painted grass green to coordinate with the underside of the bed spreads and provide both functional storage and a great pop of color.

Stay tuned for before and after pictures once the room is complete!  I'm so excited to see it all start coming together.

Had to post a few pictures of what's been going on in our lives over the last month.  It's hard to believe Parrish's Kindergarten school year is almost over!  I had lunch with him and his class buddies Branson, Cole, Graham and Drew a few weeks ago and they were so funny.  Apparently they have a "club" that competes in races during recess and they were not pleased I was going to check out one of their members after lunch and mess up their race plans.

And they weren't the only ones racing!  I ran the Seaside half marathon the first weekend of March and am so proud to have met my goal and completed the race.  My mom (above, middle)  was supposed to run in the race with us but came down with the flu at the last minute. My new stepsister Kelly completed the race at the same time I did.

This picture was snapped just as my running buddy Nancy and I crossed the finish line.  Those are smiles of pure relief!

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