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Design Your Life

I came across this statement on Pinterest today. The simplicity and authenticity of the image is inspiring me today. May we all live our own well-designed, well-loved lives. The best (and most difficult) part of this dream is that it should look like no one else’s life. So go forth and design…



Room Service Atlanta Party

I had the great fortune to attend a party for Room Service Atlanta, a local non-profit started by two great designers, Dayka Robinson and Erika Ward. Nineteen designers, photostylists and artists came together to put redo the boys residential facilities at the United Methodist Childrens Home just up the road from me in Decatur.

The party was hosted by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. We had a great time with some talented local designers. You can look forward to pictures of the project next week. Hold on to your pantyhose over the weekend, folks!

Erika Ward and Dayka Robinson (Dayka grew up in Fresno, California the same time as me!!) are joined by Brian from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and one of the young men from United Methodist Children’s Home who is soon headed to train as a Navy Seal!


Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Atlanta, hosts of the Room Service Atlanta reception, We had a great time!


Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Atlanta showroom. I absolutely love EVERYTHING in that store but these dog images absolutely make me swoooon. And (bonus) on the sofa is sitting the mother of Dayka Robinson and, after speaking with her, discovered she worked at my junior high in Fresno, California. I can tell you that in Atlanta, Georgia, this type of connection NEVER happens. Lovely lady, lovely photo gallery!





Pretty Peacock

Sadly there is no audio to this image. The peacock squawking was, um, inspired. Almost as much as the strut. My girl magically transformed into a peacock with a simple handmade costume (tutorial here although I used real feathers) that took me no more than an evening to create.  Now my little peafowl is ready to strut for her mate, or, er, candy.

The peacock tail was made with ribbon, tulle, and I used blue felt on which to glue the peacock feathers.

She’s a natural! This kid is hilarious. True to herself, she had to have a hint of pink somewhere on her. I’m sure it’s what actual peafowl would wear if they had the option.


Room with a View

Funky flowers and citrus are an easy way to bring freshness and color to a space. This is the view from my kitchen to my living room. With floor plans being more and more open, it can be a challenge to keep the space between eating area and living area cohesive, neat and inviting. Also, a cute 5 year old watching TV in her skivvies adds a certain quirkiness to any room. Do get yourself one.


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