Today is "catch up on design school while downing cups of coffee and listening to Center Stage in the background and moving your toes in a dance-like rhythm" day. Over the past few days I have come back to this picture again and again.
Oh, Ms. Peller, wouldn't you like to have this in your fictional home?
Oh, yes. I am craving some maximalism in my life these days. To some, I am sure, faux-painting a door frame might seem frivolous, inane (or insane) or maybe it's just not your thing? Totally fine. But to me, perfection is found in the details. And I can't wait to one day have a place to try all of my wacky ideas (better start praying for Nate now, insanity and all...) For more delightful faux details hop on over to LGN.
I always knew my neighbor designed jewelry, and I knew it could be nothing but chic (she is adorable). And the other day while at Traditions here in Charlotte I picked up a cuff and the lightbulb went off. Instant amor. I think you will like it too...
Click here to find out where you can purchase Towne & Reese and look at the rest of the ah-mazing collection.
I used my french press for the first time ever this morning, yum. The caffeine is making me sweat but also making me write a post for y'all (if any of you are still out there...if you build it, they will come...anyone?). My mom found the striped headboards with light fixtures conveniently built-in in my Farrow & Ball book and I just wanted to share the red stripe love. I want to build those somewhere so badly. Enchanting. But how about those stripes in the bathroom below? Equally wowing I would say and look at the wood casing around the tub. Nothing like a soak with the ancestors.
And lastly, red lacquered fireplace mantle and what looks like a black slate fireplace surround. It's on fire. Put a star next to it for my dream home. Oh, and the federal mirror. Good stuff.
Seriously, where has the time gone. Last week I was on spring break (woohoo) and I spent most of it in Greenville hanging out with my mom and dad and getting ready for a baby shower. We wanted a mossy wreath to go with the green on the invitations, and so we decided to make it ourselves.
We got a twiggy wreath from Michael's for $4, and the "moss" that comes on a runner-type sheet.
I went to work with my glue gun and pieced the cut pieces of moss together, carefully covering any seams or naked spots with extra fluffs of moss.
I would suggest perhaps taking a few more steps and cover your work area with newspaper, my napkin + a glue gun approached was dicey and the moss pieces were everywhere. After one major run-in with my glue gun (takes me back to my Architecture studio days...3rd degree burns, lacerations, electrical explosions...ahh the golden years)...tada! Well, sort of.
We pimped it out with for the baby shower with sterling silver baby pieces that belonged to my mom and my grandfather.
We de-pimped it the day after the party and just left the citron green ribbon on for flair. Has anyone else made a spring inspired wreath lately? I would love to see it!
I'm Riley, a South Carolina girl born and raised. I love sweet tea, family, beautiful architecture, my wonderful husband, interior design, boiled peanuts and the lake. Trained in architecture, pursuing a passion for interior design; follow us as we design and renovate our 100 year old bungalow.
a carefree, comfortable, and thoroughly enjoyable way of living
The phrase "living the life of Riley" was commonly used among Irish soldiery during WWI. The first known citation of the phrase used in context was a letter written by Private Walter J. Kennedy and published in The Syracuse Herald on June 29, 1918. The piece was entitled "Great Life, Writes Soldier at Camp":
"This is surely one great life. We call it the life of Riley. We are having fine eats, are in great detachment and the experience one gets is fine."