Thursday, March 31, 2011

MCP Project: 52 {week 13}

13/52: Just for Fun

This week's theme is Just For Fun.  It has been rainy and cool/cold for a week now and it hasn't felt particularly fun (where did the Spring go??)  Two things happened though.  First I downloaded the Instagram app for my ipod.  It was free and it is SO fun.  Second, My Sweet Husband built a beautiful fire last night that we all (especially the Puppy) enjoyed.  We had the best time watching her lay by the fire turning to warm her various parts.  I know, we lead very exciting lives here at the Reslus Arms.  It's what makes us happy though.

My ipod doesn't have the best camera on it but what I love about Instagram is that I can even edit photos that I've taken with my good camera (see above).  Here's another instagram shot taken directly from my ipod.

My Little Rosebud

It's still cool in it's own way but nowhere near as sharp as the first image.  Here's another shot (my very first Instagram) that I took with my ipod.  This is the view just to the left of where Rosie was laying in the first pic. 


See I don't just photograph my dog.  I also take pictures of chairs too! 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

In Progress: An Almost Complete Kitchen

Though it's not finished, I just have to show you a peek of a project I've been working on for awhile now.  I'm so excited about how everything is coming together.  My client is so sweet and is also really excited about the progress too which is always fun. Okay now for a taste:

Here's the before:

This was the original kitchen to the house (built in the early 1980s)  The wallpaper was original too.  The client wanted it gone so badly that she couldn't wait for the project to start and started pulling down right after our first visit!

And now the not quite after (remember this is a progress shot - nothing has been styled!)


There are so many things that I love about this new kitchen!  It is so much lighter and brighter.  The island granite has beautiful movement with spots of blue.  The backsplash is a classic subway pattern but with a subtle crackled finish.  We are still waiting on window treatments and furniture.  It makes me so happy to be in this new space!!  I'll show you the full progress of the project in a few weeks once everything is installed. 
In the mean time I hope you enjoyed this little peek into a work in progress.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

MCP Project: 52 {week 12}

This week's theme is "from the jewelry box".

12/52: From the Jewelry Box

When I mentioned this to my 7 yr old niece over the weekend she immediately ran off, then returned with what turned out to be her younger sister's jewelry box.  They had decorated it with stickers and there where lots more stickers to go.  She held it up for me to photograph.  What you don't see in this picture is the big scratch on her forehead from from whacking her head on some rocks earlier in the week.  OUCH! 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Could This Be Made Fabulous? {Desk Addition}

While client shopping yesterday I came across this little number in one of my favorite consignment stores:

My client needs a little for paying bills, etc. off of the kitchen.  It has a pretty shape, though it's not quite right in it's current condition.  I was thinking maybe with a fresh coat of paint this could be it.

This could be a sweet little spot for her. 

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Is Here!!

Now that it is officially Spring and warm days are starting to appear again I am starting to thing about all things fresh, light and new.  First up is this top I picked up over the weekend. 

I love the navy and white a bit of the acid greenish yellow that this print has.  It makes me very happy to wear it too.  Now, I need a room that needs these colors too!

Here's a great room that already translates this look pretty well.

What's your new favorite thing for spring?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

MCP Project: 52 {week 11}

11/52: Darks and lights

This weeks theme is Darks and Lights.  Here is the Old Inherited Cat as she is enjoying the BEAUTIFUL almost-spring day.  I love her long white fur with the contrasting black and brown spots....hmmmmm.  That may give me a little inspiration for tomorrows post.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Animal Prints

I'm not talking about your typical leopard or zebra.  I kept running across really cute animal prints while shopping for fabric last week.  They don't work with any of the projects I'm working on right now but they are really fun.  It makes me wish I was working on a kids room right now. 

These dogs are so much fun and I love the bright colors too.  Hey Sister, this looks like something that you could use.  I found this one at Williams & Sherrill if you are local (Richmond) and want to see it in person.

I really liked these owls too - I may have been standing a little crooked but you get the idea.  The lighting was really bad so the colors seem a little cold and flat but it really is a fun print.  This one was spotted at U-Fab near Carytown.  (they also have a location in Charlottesville)

Anyone need help with a room for the little one in your life?  I'm feeling very inspired!  Contact me if you are interested in a mood board for your own inspiration or for the full service treatment if you want all the help you can get!

Friday, March 11, 2011

MCP Project: 52 {week 10}

10/52: Childhood Toys

I didn't get it together for last week's photo and I'm getting this week's pic under the wire.  The theme this week was childhood toys.  Though there are no children here at the Reslus Arms we do have The Puppy.  This is Rosie's spot in the office and where she spends most of her days under my desk while I'm working.  It's always better when she has a few buddies to curl up with too. 

Happy Friday everyone! 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

This Week's Chair Love

Since there is NO room for any new chairs at my house I thought I'd share the ones that catch my eye while I'm out and about.  I found this one at Homegoods last week while shopping for a client.  This traditional chair has a great pattern and and lovely shape too.  I love the curve in the back.  It's not quite a wing chair but close enough. 
I really do love chairs!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Little Catching Up {and a little design too!}

So things have been crazy over the last few weeks here at the Reslus Arms.  I've had my nose buried in drawings for a fab new sunroom project with my friends at HomeMasons.  I hope I can share some of that project with you eventually.

We were also dealing with a tree that fell on BOTH of our cars.  

 see the broken window and dent on on the wagon, ugh.

This is the third time in a year that we've been attacked by a tree. (Tree fell on my husband while driving down the interstate! Tree fell on the house but thankfully didn't do much damage) Hopefully things happen in threes and this will be the last time I have to think about it (or shop for another car!!) for a long time.

I've also been working on a beautiful new kitchen/family room project for a client.  The kitchen is being installed now and I have started to turn my attention to fabrics and furniture for the room.  The kitchen and family room area are open to each other.  Here I've whipped up a little mood board so that we can start to get a feeling for what the family room area will be like.

Of course almost everything has changed but this will give you the feeling of the space.  I'll keep you posted.  I'm very excited to see how it all turns out.
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