Posts Tagged ‘rose quartz’



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.


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


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.



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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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.


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.

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I was putting this post together and came across an incredible performance of My Funny Valentine by Alice Fredenham on Britain’s Got Talent.  It’s beautiful, it’s inspiring and it made me cry (even Simon loved her).  Listen Here!

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Sitting at my desk, feeling gratitude and melancholy, on this rainy Friday… I could so relate to her fears about succeeding, putting herself out there.

See that lovely lamp on the right there, on my desk?  I ran into the talented ~ Shannon Guirl ~ owner of Caravan Pacific, at a “seconds” craft show at ACE Hotel in downtown Portland last weekend.


I scored a white Hawthorne Lamp. I have pine wood office accessories, woven baskets, and a touch of chrome in my office, so this lamp in natural maple and chrome, fits right in!  It really is so beautiful and gives off a nice, warm glow.

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The Hawthorne Lamp and many others are available here


Here she is at her studio in SE Portland, where I picked up my lamp.  Look what she has on the way…


I’ve been playing around with rose quartz/pale pink/soft lavender velvets for the last month, trying to figure out which ones to put in my Spring Collection.  Pindler, Kravet, Schumacher, Gaston & Daniela – they all have wonderful hues. I’ve paired a couple with a Designer’s Guild’s Trasimeno striped velvet/linen and STUDIO TULLIA’s signature ribbon pillows. I borrowed a couple of my daughter’s treasures for this palette.  We are getting ready to paint her room and are headed in this direction.

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This scheme includes a vintage plate and a favorite stuffy:

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How nice would this Sullivan Lamp in Peony and Maple be in her room:



Would you look at these feathers? I was walking past the bridal section at the http://millendstore.com/  yesterday and came across these feathers, sold by the inch (for approx. $1.50/inch).  I could not get over their color and beauty.Pink Feathers Studio Tullia 2.12.16.jpgFeathers Studio Tullia 2.12.16.jpgIMG_9204.jpg

And, here are a few of hand painted sacred hearts from our recent trip to Mexico, currently adorning my bookshelves.Sacred Heart Studio Tullia 2.12.16.jpg


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Never have thought of myself as having a lot of pink, but here it is again, in my office:office STUDIO TULLIA 2.12.16.jpg


Came across this dress in a window last week at Adam Arnold



And lastly, my sweetheart with the twinlets.

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Here’s a beautiful heart by Johanna Basford if you need something to print out quick for your sweetheart:


Wishing you all a lovely weekend and Happy Valentine’s Day.

Yours truly,






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