Monday, December 6, 2010

Fancy Farm Update!!

All the elements are slowly but surely coming together for our super Fancy Farm project!  The ottoman is complete, as is the gorgeous frog chair!  Accent pillows, check!  Draperies, check!  Where is my settee???  Where is my side chair???  Hopefully they will arrive soon as I am getting a little impatient.  In the meantime, check out the completed frog chair--LUVIT!
Isn't it perfect??  I love the lines of the chair and the fabric makes me totally happy!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Dinner Party Table Details

The fabric for the runners--very inexpensive!  I found it in the clearance section at Hancock's Fabrics for next to nothing!  It is turquoise and brown, it definitely says fall, but NOT Thanksgiving which was important to me.  I wanted to pay tribute to the season, but make a clear delineation between the celebration of this precious couple and celebration of the upcoming holidays.

This beautiful vintage china was given to me by my dear Lou Lou.  The milk chocolate rose pattern is complemented by a tiny turquoise detail around the rim of the plate.  Perfect with the inexpensive fabric for the runners!

Utilizing a tip from the blog of my friend Tobi Fairley, I added turquoise pom pom fringe to crisp white napkins--they are stunning and laundered perfectly after (wasn't exactly sure how that was going to go:) They look perfect with the runners and highlight the thin turquoise detailing on the dinner plate!

I believe it might rain, dear!!

Entryway buffet with reindeer and pine garland--I love the natural look of the pine garland coupled with the muted greens and the orange berries!  A festive pop of gold and the entryway is welcoming and complete

Christmas 2010 pics

Scary Fairies on the buffet!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Preparing for a Party

Looking forward to the weekend when my wonderful and long-suffering husband and I will host a small dinner party to honor a friend and his lovely wife-to-be!  We usually have relatively casual gatherings, but because this is such a special occasion, we (ok, not we, I) decided to step it up a little!  We (sweet baby Rosie Max and I) made invitations from simple, inexpensive cardstock, raffia and leaves from the yard.
 They are simple but unique and hopefully set the tone for an elegant, special evening!
Rosie Max was a huge help during the invitation creation process.  And just a word about Rosie--I don't even like cats, yet for whatever reason, she is IN THE HOUSE, on the furniture, and everywhere else ALL THE TIME.  Additional party info and pictures will follow! 

Friday, October 29, 2010

Fancy Farm

So excited to be working on a super project with a super client--she lives in a very rustic farmhouse on a beautiful piece of property.  It's truly an idyllic setting and we are getting ready to glam up the farm!  Gorgeous fabrics for the guest room--Note the frogs with the script--we are reupholstering an antique chair with this fun fabric.  The coral and white to be used on euros will add a special, lively touch to the all white bedding!  

Check out the inspiration board for the master bedroom sitting area--we are using one of the hottest colors of this year and last, turquoise as a foundation for this ultra chic space.  Add to the turquoise some chartreuse and grass green, and we will create a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind restful yet glamorous master sitting room.  I LOVE, LOVE that we are using the homeowner's late father's rustic, western inspired desk in this otherwise slick space, and the glossy white buck's head that we plan to mount above the desk will fit beautifully with our plan!  You must stay tuned for the dramatic before and after pictures--I can't wait till all the elements of this super cool home come together! 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It was really UGLY but now it is LOVELY!

My friend Leigh and I found 4 somewhat ugly chairs for $25--with a little paint and some gorgeous fabric, they are now absolutely perfect! 

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Celebrated HouseLife blogspace where I hope to chronicle my design projects and decorating adventures!

My work is beautiful, inspired, unique and irresistible, according to my mom; she's never wrong so prepare to be dazzled!  My mother is Retha Wyatt Lamb, a professional designer, Allied member of the American Society of Interior Design, a community developer, a real estate broker, and my babies' Mimi.  I am also a professional interior designer, an Allied member of the American Society of Interior Design, and have worked in this arena for 26 years.  I am pleased to offer a full complement of design services, off the floor furnishings, custom order furniture, custom bed and window treatments, custom and ready-made rugs and floor furs, and a fun, unique, relaxed approach to making your home functional and beautiful.

My specialty lies in my ability to see potential in a client's existing pieces, be it thru painting, staining, refinishing, reupholstering, or sometimes even simply rearranging.  I LOVE to take pieces that are special to a homeowner, but maybe not quite current or showy enough for a place of honor and rework them carefully to respect their history, while fluffing up their special attributes, thereby creating a showpiece with sentimental and aesthetic value!  That's what gets me excited!  With my mother's keen eye for detail and my enthusiasm (bordering on fanaticism) for color and fabric, we can promise you a gorgeous, one of a kind design that will make your home exude warmth, elegance, and more than a little touch of whimsy and fun!

Stay tuned for pictures of current projects--I just have to figure out how to post pics!  I am a very determined girl so I am optimistic.