Wednesday, August 31, 2011

one room 2 Looks with: FULL HOUSE

Ever think to yourself, 
"Hey I wonder what would life be like with one set of twins AND one set of triplets???"

To be honest, the idea has NEVER crossed my mind until I stumbled upon Christina's blog over at
  Full House blog. 

You see Mrs.Amazingsupermom of the century, is not just the mother of 5 kiddos. She also has a wicked design eye. She is very talented, and has fantastic great taste..... Oh and did I mention that she is rully rully purty and has awesome hair??!!

Anyways, I asked if she wanted to partake in a good ole game of "One room Two ways"....and she said yeahhaaa.. SO here is the end product...
Buckle Up Lovers!


Hi there dearest readers of Amber's blog...whose blog I truly do enjoy.  It is a pleasure to be able to play with you all today.  I mean who wouldn't want to play dress up of the home...especially the non-committal kind.  Anyway I had this lavender guest room just hanging out and since I have a handful of children I decided to make my styling come to life in a place that I could lock up if needs be.  For starters I recruited my husband to haul the black and white sofa into the room.  The sofa actually has a damask print seat cushion and needs to be updated to my liking but for this exercise we went with the rigging method.  In fact I do not think I have ever rigged as many things in my life until I had a handful of kids.  You learn to do that on the fly when managing a home with a bunch of little ones and resources are slim.  With that being said don't look too closely because you will see a tablecloth wrapped around the sofa cushion, fabric folded on the side brass chair that clearly is covering the gold vinyl cushion and a set of curtains that may be thumb tacked to the wall.  I tried really hard to use what I already had around the house but I must admit that through doing this that I finally took fabric that I had sitting around and turned them into the curtains and pillows that they were meant to be (thank you Amber).

For the first look we tried to go with what I am calling the uptown hippy girl look..or whatever.  The colors are much more feminine, well travelled,festive and full of life. To achieve this particular look then I would say the colors and that ethnic looking rug were key.  I didn't want the room to look too boho so I tried to offset with the clean lines of the mirror, a painted abstract city scape piece and with sleek neutral pillows on the sofa. Everything in the room was either collected at the thrift store or Home Goods with the exception of the curtains, rug, oh and those nice colorful little accent pillows.

For the second look I was going for something edgier with a splash of masculine.  You know, to offset the lavender walls..just in case my husband had to live in a room like this in real life (In real life it also has a full size bed in it if you catch my drift.ha).  Back to accomplishing that objective...I made sure to use colors that would look fine with lavender but were masculine.  I first pulled the striped curtains from my husbands office as the starting point.  I then made a pillow out of a bunch of scrap leather to give it an edgier look.  Next I went with the dollar bill art and the little triangle square number to hang on the wall.  I switched out the "fruity' little pineapple lamp for a big sculptural brass lamp and pretty much called it good..well except for the switch-a-roo of a few accessories and that rug.  Again everything was basically from Craigers, Home Goods or acquired through the art of thrifting...just in case you were wondering (even that ikat fabric was thrifted).  Thrifting was also how I justified purchasing a couple of the finer fabrics shown...because I save SO much money by thrifting...and that is the story and I'm stickin to it;-)

Again thanks again for having me Amber.  Now I am off to finish decorating the room for real life.

I mean...... Right, totally, like OMG..

Here...let me help you lift your jaw up off the floor.

Don't you dare forget to go and say hello to Mrs. Full house and don't you dare forget to tell her how amazing she is.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

favorite fabric of the month

pretty huh?


"Chunari" in Fuchsia
from Raoul Textiles 

is gonna get dominated by me

you see..

I have been patiently waiting for the right client and house to use this 
and I have finally, FINALLY found a home for it's majesty!!!

I am making floor to ceiling curtains and
I am gonna decorate the pants off of this room..

Monday, August 29, 2011

Name that color

First order of business....
I am hoping all of you "Scene Irene" survivors are hangin in there.
Some of you lovers may not even be reading this cause your in the dark..
Literally powerless, and I am SO sorry.

I have had the whole East Coast in my thoughts, and been pretty much been glued to the TV just watching the madness as it all unfolded.

Anyways, if in fact you do have electricity and are able to read the bloggies, than please head on over to 

I am posting some inspiration for Chassity's new nursery. She is expecting a little man at the end of the year!!
Go on and visit and let me know what you think.

Here's a question...what color do you think this is? 

Jugo de Naranja{that's spanglish for orange juice}

What would you call it??

I call it "Finding Nemo"



Friday, August 26, 2011

Mouthing off

These reds and pink pouts have me feeling girly....

Thursday, August 25, 2011

5 things I ain't mad at

I know this stuff is trendy...but I ain't mad at it.
I still use all of it in most of my projects in some way or another, and I still never met a room adorned with some of these trends, that I didn't like.






Ask me in 5 months how I feel about all of it and we will see..

BTW, is anyone else ready for the next big trend? 

I think it's 80's southwestern humble predictions

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


My life has officially been taken over by paint chips. No matter where I go they are always with me and no matter what I do they can see my every move. They have infiltrated my home, my purse, my car, and I can't even talk to you about my desk... I feel like it's a violation of my privacy at this point.

They just wont leave me alone!!!!!

 These colorful and seemingly innocent pieces of painted paper are evil....EVIL I tell you!

Besides annoy me, I sought out to find another purpose for their existence.

here are the


And look at what I have been working all my spare seriously, I have tons of spare time.


"instead of cuttin and pastin i be mixin and paintin"

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I am down with these star maps....
cuz dey cooo

Sorry for the lame post. The Duck is home so I am gonna spend some quality time with my family for 10 minutes before I have to work my life away.

Monday, August 22, 2011

hey ducky' catch a hint.

Is 30 the new 20?

I sure as shit hope so cause I turn 30 in a month and I am freaking out!!

You know those Moms you see, who dress like complete hookers and wear clothes from the "junior miss" department in stores, in a sad attempt to get there 14 year old daughters boyfriends to call them   M.I.L.F's????

Well, do you reckon that my frequent use of the words "balls" and "gnar-gnar" will make me look like a desperate 30 year old hanging on to the vocab of a zitty 15 year old? 

Does anyone else think that your 30's is such an ambiguous age...I mean, how the hell am I supposed to act?

What is it to be 30??

Someone recently told me that women find there maturity and also go through there sexual peak in there 30's......well, I guess that's cool. So what, do us 30 year olds just run around humping & whorin it up???

Someone give me something else because if I have to start acting more mature as well, I am Fucked.  Sorry for my lack of a better word..but I don't turn thirty for another month so.....fuck, fuck , fuck, 
ball juice..

The point of this rant is a simple one. I need tons of distractions from my pending birthday blues, so I will be virtual window shopping for you all here on Mondays until September 17th {my B-Day}

The posts will be approprietly named


So Lets shop


*** my favorite thing on this page HAS GOT to be the iPhone case...Ahem, Ducky...yu hurd dat??***