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SO, here I am at Week 2.  I put this mood board together to show you how a few things have changed.

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I have managed to buy some white paint and we are prepping the walls for painting.

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I have been casually shopping and found a few nice items that are serving to inspire.

RECENT SCORES:

I was lucky to find this work of art that gives me some direction as far as accent colors.  I might paint the frame white; haven’t decided yet.  We go to the beach a lot although I have never seen the Oregon coast this busy so I am not sure where this beach is.  This reproduction of a photograph is quite large and is helping to set the tone for the space.  IMG_4813 copy.jpg

Here is another fun find – I found this mid century lamp at GOODWILL – it has a wonderful white crackle finish on it.  It is a decent size and I found a Nate Berkus lamp shade from Target that compliments the shape and the bronzy metal base.

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I have been battling with whether or not black and white is too high contrast and I might tire of it so I have decided to keep things light on the walls but bring in some softer elements and pops of color so it feels cozy and inviting like these fabulous baskets from TARGET again by Nate Berkus.

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CARPET:

I don’t think we can get our wall to wall carpet completed in 5 weeks as the waiting list for installation is a few months out via HOME DEPOT. They have decent wall to wall carpeting options for hard core use in this area and they also have 12 mths interest free financing so that’s looking like the way to go.

(WALL TO WALL CARPET..will most likely not be installed in time)

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RUNNER OPTIONS:
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FURNISHINGS:

I am leaning toward painting our heirloom dresser white and I like the sand/tan drawer fronts of this piece from THE LAND OF NOD.  I think it is a grasscloth type texture on there which really looks terrific.  Might be less likely to get tired of it if we keep it neutral.

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Sure would love to find some nice knobs to modernize our dresser. Any ideas?  Love the ones on this piece.

I have also been inventorying our art and family photos as I am working on a salon style gallery of photos and art.  I need to several items taken to the framer to spruce up the mattes, get glass for some frames, etc.

Thanks for stopping by!

– SUZANNE

Be sure to check out the talented group of FEATURED DESIGNERS :download (1).png

 

and check out all the other GUEST PARTICIPANTS
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See you next week!

 

 

 

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Well, here I am again, taking the challenge.  Along with hundreds of other designers, I am committing to 6 weeks of design starting today!  This bi-annual event, sponsored by Linda from CALLING IT HOME,  is super fun to follow along.

Here is the link for the ORC DESIGNERS …

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And here is the link for the ORC GUEST PARTICIPANTS, who are free to join in with their own projects.

A little history…Our house is an Arts & Crafts 1906 Bungalow style house.   Grandma used to live upstairs in our house, which was converted into a duplex a long time ago, but she moved out a little over a year ago.The kids (two 9 year old twins) have moved upstairs so they could each have their own rooms. We are slowly transforming the space into a lighter, more kid-friendly zone.

Last Spring I did my DAUGHTER’S ROOM as part of the ORC SPRING 2016:

BEFORE:

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AFTER:

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This time, I am going to spruce up the UPSTAIRS HALLWAY & STAIRS.

Here is the BEFORE:

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The walls and carpet have got to g0!  I am also rethinking the furniture and its functionality.  And the lighting.

Here is the chair I have there now which is not that comfortable and the wrong color.

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My daughter needs a dresser just outside of her room, where the large trunk is so I am planning to paint an old heirloom piece that we have. I like the idea of a punch of color.  Here’s an example:

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The banister and post are looking warped. The woodwork on the upper level is kind of wobbly and in a perfect world, needs to be replaced.

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We recently stripped the carpet on the stairs to see what we were dealing with underneath.

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This is what we found under the carpet at the bottom of the stairs. Pretty bad.  So, that needs to be replaced and painted also.

BLACK & WHITE with COLOR ACCENTS is pretty much the direction I am headed.

Here are a few inspiration pictures I have found by the firm, ASHE_LEANDRO. Boy do they have the BLACK & WHITE motif down:

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I need to put some artwork up on the wall going upstairs and in the hallway. This salon style hung artwork could work.

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There is a possibility I might tint the white walls slightly. I like the way this yellow piece looks as an accent color (for the heirloom dresser).

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I should probably mention The BATHROOM, as it is off from the HALLWAY and is the next item on the list when this is done. We were going to do it for the ORC, but weren’t sure we could get it done in time.

I would like to continue the BLACK & WHITE motif into this room as well.

Here is a BEFORE:

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I really like these bathrooms:

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And some kind of black/white tile, but I don’t know that I will get too far with the BATHROOM just yet.

So, to summarize my tasks in the next several weeks, here it is:

ORC FALL 2016 TO DO LIST

Date

Task

10/9/16

PAINT HALLWAY & DOORS

Reoccur walls and trim and paint

Select Door colors and paint – black or color.

10/16/16

REPAIR/REPLACE WOODWORK ON STAIRS

Paint stairs and wood work

Possible replace column/post at top of stairs

Repair floor at base of stairs and paint

10/23/16

PAINT STAIRS AND WOODWORK

Paint Selection, possible design motif/stencil

FURNITURE SELECTION

Replace Chair and Chest with more functional furniture

10/30/16

Paint heirloom Dresser for Charlotte

Select a new piece of furniture or spruce up the one I have

FLOORS & CARPET

Replace wall to wall carpet

Select a Runner for upstairs

10/6/16

LIGHTING

Select a new light fixture and install

SELECT ARTWORK, FRAME IT & INSTALL

Select art work, family photos and have it framed and hung up on the walls

Select artwork/mirror for over the dresser and piece of upholstery.

ACCESSORIZE & STYLE

Accessorize with plant, throw, pillows.

Nothing like a little accountability to get things rolling. So I am off….

Thanks for reading my post!

Best,

Suzanne

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I wanted to share a few snapshots from an article recently published in Apartment Therapy featuring Kristen and her husband Ken Naffziger’s lovely home in North Portland.   Check it out.

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She took this picture of her living room days after the photographer was there from Apartment Therapy and I think it is one of the best.  She scored that amazing coffee table at the Portland Flea market.

Kristen had asked me if I had anything that would work with the artwork by French Artist Paule Marrot, that she had found at Jonathon Adler.  The Walking Rock fabric from Pendleton Woolen Mills came to mind right away. What do you think?   I think it holds its own pretty well. We also paired it with some solid black cotton and creamy fur pillows.

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Here are a few other great pictures:

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Love the brass wallhanging from Pottery Barn and Ikea hanging pendant

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Leopard Pillows from STUDIO TULLIA  with lovely Asian prints in guestroom.

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Pillows from STUDIO TULLIA look great with the animal throw from Restoration Hardware. This picture was before Kristen found that amazing coffee table in the picture above.

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Kristin in the kitchen with her pup.

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Chiang Mai Dragon pillows and Blue and White Shibori pillow,  also from STUDIO TULLIA. Love the sectional and coffee table.

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Lovely artwork by Lane Van Doren, an artist from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

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This happens to be one of my favorite spots in their house especially with that large Design Legacy print featuring botanical artist E. A Seguy!  I just picked up an incredible book recently called BOTANICALS Butterflies and Insects published by Assouline.  The book was assembled by Leslie Overstreet, Curator of Natural-History Rare Books at the Smithsonian.  What a beautiful book. I highly recommend it:

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Available from Amazon

So, if you have a minute, check out the full article and enjoy more great pictures of their house and the rich collection of art, furnishings and mid century vintage finds.

 

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You may go to THE ENCHANTED HOME to check out the current promotion running for two days only….20% OFF The Enchanted Home Pillow Collection plus free shipping anywhere in the US on orders over $100.

 

This collection is all about blue and white, porcelain, chinoiserie, asian toile, with some fresh punches of ribbon and color thrown in.

Porcelain Vase with pillows EH Collection STUDIO TULLIA

 

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I shot a few with a more tropical vibe, too:

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Tina can put some beautiful combinations together:
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You may also shop at my ETSY SHOP and use coupon code: EHTAKE20 for 20% off your purchase until Wednesday at midnight.

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Hope you are enjoying your day and have a great week!

Best,
Suzanne

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