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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.

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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

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MAJOR SALE GOING ON OVER AT THE ENCHANTED HOME!!!! 

20-25% OFF PILLOWS FROM THE EH HOME COLLECTION  BY STUDIO TULLIA:

HERE IS THE LINK TO THE CURRENT PROMOTION!

HERE’S A QUICK RUN DOWN OF THE OFFERINGS:

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LEOPARD PILLOWS….IN VARIOUS SIZES …. which we know go with everything….

$50 EACH for 20″

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$45 EACH for 11×21

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$30 for 14 x 18

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$30 for 12×18

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LOVELY SOFT FLORALS mixed with SOOTHING NEUTRALS…

$35 EACH! 20″

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This would be pretty thrown in with the above:

$55 each     (not part of EH PROMO –  please email me at studiotullia@gmail.com if interested)

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or this….$35 EACH for MANUEL CANOVAS SILK!  11X21

 

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This works anywhere I’d say:

$50 EACH 22″

 

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How fun is this Ming Pagoda in white against a neutral rayon:

$50 EACH 20″

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Here is an incredible ROSE QUARTZ VELVET for $70 EACH – 20″

2016 COLOR OF THE YEAR!!!

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$45 EACH 20″

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$55 EACH 12×22

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$70 EACH 20″

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How gorgeous is this pastel botanical…

$45 EACH  20″

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EMBROIDERED LUMBAR WITH SILVER TASSELS  $50 EACH :

(not part of EH PROMO –  please email me at studiotullia@gmail.com if interested)

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Afraid this photograph does not do this pillow justice – so beautiful!

$45 EACH 20″

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And I would add this to the mix as well..refreshing white, super lush linen velvet.

$55 EACH for 20″x 20″

(not part of EH PROMO –  please email me at studiotullia@gmail.com if interested)

 

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SOME CHINOISERIE ITEMS…

$35 EACH

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CITRINE VELVET $70 EACH  for 20″:

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OR Pretty with this chartreuse linen, don’t you think?

$35 EACH

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Many of these pillows that follow are what ENCHANTED HOME is known for doing so well – mixing blue and white with a touch of green…These are a lot of  the collection I co-curated with Tina from THE ENCHANTED HOME:

$40-$45 each for 20″-22″  OUTDOOR PILLOW!

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$40 EACH for OUTDOOR PILLOW!

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$30  EACH – really soft, nice quality cotton with Hawaiian toile

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This has proven to be a super popular pillow – so fun!

$40 EACH – 20X20″

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This large scale pattern with the Ming Vases is so lovely

$48 EACH 22″

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Moving into the FALL these are really gorgeous and will wear like steel:

$105 each – $24″ Chenille Flamestitch

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I thought this ruffly ribbon was so pretty….

$48 EACH

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Another really popular item

$50 EACH 22″

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How fun is this DRAGON PILLOW with blue ticking on the back:

$110 EACH 22″

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and the lumbar, too:

$60 EACH 12X 22

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What do you think?  Look interesting?

HERE IS THE LINK TO THE CURRENT PROMOTION!

  • Very limited numbers so subject to availability
  • Shipping is extra, $10.00 for 1-4 pillows, $14.00 for 4+
  • Orders over $250 get free shipping
  • These are pillow covers only, it is recommended that you use inserts approx. 1- 2″ larger for a very full effect
  • International orders, contact us please
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And you know you can always find more pillows HERE

Cherish the last few weeks of SUMMER and have a great weekend!

 

BEST, 

SUZANNE

 

 

 

 

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Well, we managed to finish up just in time!  Here are the results.  We were lucky to have a bright sunny day for these last minute pictures, thanks to my amazing assistant, Amanda. Everything is smelling like roses and I am drinking a gin and tonic as I write this (it is after 5 pm West coast time, FYI).

FINAL REVEAL:

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Below is a painting of our backyard fig tree that Charlotte and her friend Alex painted together last year.  I floated it in one of IKEA’s shadow box frames.

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As you can see we have a little woodland theme going on with the deers and bunny rabbit. I know the rose floral shade on the sconce and bed linens from IKEA are a departure from the neon splatter, but it was such a lovely pattern we bent the matchy matchy rules.   Perhaps bold colors or solid colored linens would have worked better, but we wanted to make these work.  They’re cozy and a little English or something.  The framed deer art is hand cross stitched by a very patient Oregonian: a vintage find that was in perfect condition. The antique bed is an heirloom from my grandparents that my Mother stripped and refinished years ago.DSC09162.jpg

The large splatter pillow was a trial run before the curtains and the hand drawn critter pillow Charlotte drew awhile back as a prototype for a school auction project.  The cross pillow was from STUDIO TULLIA inventory and we liked it in the room.DSC09193.jpg

You can see a little bit of the furry stool we created by covering an IKEA stool.  It is the perfect little occasional stool for this tiny room and adds some much needed glamour.DSC09201.jpg

I want to show you a close up of the white bunny painting by Oregonian artist ELIZABETH SEE because she is so talented.IMG_3459.jpgWe have come quite a ways in just a couple weeks.  Here are a few before shots:

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Getting that pink the right color took some work.  Between BENJAMIN MOORE PAINT and METRO PAINT we got it done.IMG_2452.jpg

The IKEA curtains were perhaps the funnest part of this project and they really set the tone for the room.DSC09290.jpg

This IKEA PS 2014 ceiling pendant is very cool in its design. The pull factor really is fun at night and gives you a diverse range of visual effects.  Her twin brother Arthur is a little jealous when it comes to the light.  Thank God they have lego building experience as they put this thing together all by themselves.  Whereas that project might have put me right over the edge.

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This is her bookshelf which I have staged for this shoot.  The camellias ,roses and hydrangeas are from our garden. The amethyst cut crystal vase was her great grandmother’s and the other vase is a hand painted vintage vase as well.  The flower etched globe light is from IKEA.  And we all know that’s an AMERICAN DOLL in a wheelchair. The one thing in the catalog Arthur liked because it had wheels.

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HARRY POTTER books without their covers aren’t so bad looking next to the collection of NANCY DREW books.

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All of the pillows in this feature have been provided by my primary sponsor ~ STUDIO TULLIA!  Vintage ones (like the cool beaded rose pillow above) as well as other vintage oddities are available through TULLIA MARKETPLACE, which is not fully off the ground, but should be by this Summer.

Here are a few more pictures of the flowers up close because they are just so pretty.  The vase is by who else…IKEA.  The little painting is by Charlotte.

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A FEW MORE NOTES…

We decided last minute to switch out her side table form TARGET and it needed to be white.  The finish was antique gold and it just fell flat in the corner.   We almost painted the gold framed mirror, too, but decided it added some bling and was ok as is.

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This room was a quite a challenge because in all honesty this room is a dog.  The room is tiny, the ceiling is slanted, the windows and trim work are funky, and many more issues I don’t need to bore you with.

The good news is that this is the room she wants to be in and is a very happy girl. She could not fall asleep last night she was so excited. I hated to wake her up this morning. This room is her safe haven, compared to the larger guest room where she was temporarily staying during this project.

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I am excited to grab a cup of coffee tomorrow morning and indulge myself in the many final reveals as part of the ONE ROOM CHALLENGE, thanks to CALLING IT HOME.

This was a great challenge for me and 6 weeks was just about right. I am excited to do another room in the Fall.

Here is the link to twenty very talented designer bloggers’ final reveals HERE

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And if that’s not enough, there are over 1,000 Guest Participant Final Reveals to view HERE:

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Thanks so much for following along!

 

Best,

Suzanne

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Well, we are coming into WEEK 5 with one week left to go.  It has not been glamorous: its been about painting and electrical, but it is almost done!

My husband spent half a day last weekend putting in the electrical for the ceiling pendant in Charlotte’s room and while he was at it he upgraded our smoke alarms upstairs which felt good to check off the list.

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As you can see, we got the walls painted and just have the trim left to paint.  It took a little work to get the lilac and pink right. I think they are not too intense and balance each other out pretty well.

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We still need to add trim to this one wall.  Don’t ask me why it’s not there. That is how this house rolls and has for several decades.

Hope Hubbie can find the plates for the switches and outlets.  I got the curtains hemmed and just need the hardware installed. Oh honey…

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Yesterday we assessed where we are with ART, PILLOWS and BED LINENS.IMG_3289

 

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There is never a shortage of pillows around here.  The splattered one was made up using leftover fabric from Charlotte’s curtain project.IMG_3295

 

We might paint the frame on this mirror.  Haven’t decided yet.IMG_3301

 

We have this large vintage cross stitch piece that I found at a rummage sale that Charlotte loves.  IMG_3304

It sort of ties in with the bed which is an antique from my grandparents.IMG_3310

And, here is another lovely Mexican textile to add to the mix.

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So, there’s a lot to do still, but we are going to pull this thing together by next week.   Until then….have a great rest of the week.

– Suzanne

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I put a little collage together of all of our IKEA purchases for Week 3.   See previous blog post for greater details about our shopping adventure HERE.

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Grab a cup of coffee and follow along with all the amazing projects going:

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download (1).pngWe decided to get some shopping done for the essentials of the room: lighting, hardware and curtains.  I wasn’t sure how much input to let Charlotte have, but for the most part she picked some essentials I couldn’t find too much fault with.  I just had to keep reminding her that the room is small so we couldn’t go too loud or crazy.

So here’s what we accomplished in less than two hours at IKEA:

LIGHTING:

She picked this floral etched glass KNUBBIG globe, which is a pretty accent light for the bookshelf. It has a subtle cherry blossom motif which is in keeping with our theme.

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We finally decided on this chandelier by DAVID WAHL. I am curious to see how it looks installed. We chose the turquoise inside rather than the orange.

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I like that you can easily pull on the cords to control the amount of light into the room.

 

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Then we chose this RODD sconce that we paired with the EMMIE BLOM shade which has a nice floral pattern:

 

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They had it on display and we liked it. We are from the City of Roses afterall.

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Next we moved onto…

 

HARDWARE & CURTAINS:

This is the look we were after with the grommets.   We chose the MERETE cotton curtains which are a nice weight cotton.

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We also wanted sheers so we picked the LILL lace curtains:

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We went with the VASENTLIG ball finials and double curtain rods:

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Pretty basic choices, but I feel good that we got those items taken care of.  It gives my husband some time to install the pendant and sconces as well as the curtains rods.

We are still painting the walls and hoping to have that done soon.  And, Charlotte plans to splatter the curtains…oh boy.

 

I loved this chair but it is too big.

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We also considered this one at VINTAGE VINTAGE on Division St, but again too big.

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Would you look at all the carts at IKEA!  We were leaving as they were closing up.

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Well, thanks for reading and we will see you next week!

Best,

Suzanne

 

 

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Well , here we are at week two of the ORC.  Old houses always require more prep than you think. My husband and I agreed to not spend a month on the ceiling like we did in our bedroom. Still, there were some cracks on the ceiling and a few holes in the walls that had to be addressed.  My husband got that done and the floor prepped for painting.

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PAINT

Charlotte has chosen lilac walls and light cherry blossom pink for the ceilings with white trim.  This is where we are headed:

First Light #2102-70 by Benjamin Moore

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We started with METRO PAINT, which is a local paint supplier in Portland. There paints are all recycled and very affordable.  My father in law (who is a contractor) uses their paint all the time and recommended I give it a try. I love their MOUNTAIN SNOW – which I used for my HOME OFFICE.

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FYI, Metro Paint has a limited palette of colors, but in reality if you have the time and gumption, you can mix and match and come up with some pretty nice colors.  They haev lots of examples and formulas in their store.  It can make painting a house almost affordable.

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Charlotte with CARNATION, untouched.  Too pink as is as you can see.

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After painting the entire ceiling with a lightened pink, it is still too pink.  So, we’ll add more white. I think we are close though.

SLIGHT TANGENT

The lilac bush is blooming outside of our house  – I used the flowers to decorate the twins’ birthday cake this week. A little much for Arthur. Oops.  Charlotte and I tinted the icing lilac.  I guess we are in a custom color mixing mood. The lighter part of the lilac petals are such a perfect color.

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I came across this cherry tree in bloom the other day and had to share this.  There really is nothing like Portland in the Spring.

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There were 3-4 inches of pink petals on the ground!

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LIGHTING

So, I am also thinking about lighting.  She needs a pendant light and a bedside lamp. Or ultimately a sconce by her bed. I am a big fan as they leave your bedside table free and provide nice light. Here are a few possibilities:IMG_9969.jpg

With a gold sconce from Visual Comfort:

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Here’s a sconce from IKEA:

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A new pendant light from IKEA:

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It does cool things at night:

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Is this vintage glass pendant light stunning or what?

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I even like this Chinese paper lantern for $12:

 

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CURTAINS

And here are some basic white curtains with grommets for a modern look.  Grommet curtains are super easy to use. And these curtains will be used daily.

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I am leaning toward sheers behind the curtains rather than shades.   The windows are sort of odd and need to be replaced ultimately so the sheers should offer some coverage for now.

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Charlotte has some ideas of her own about the curtains. She wants to splatter them in a ROTHKO-ish way. I have my concerns, but nevertheless, we bought the paint at COLLAGE in Portland:
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I’ve been looking at Pinterest for ideas:

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So, we will cross that bridge soon enough.

 

Well, I better stop for now.   Thanks for joining.

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Have a great Friday and weekend!

Best,

Suzanne

 

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