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If you are local please come and say hello and support a great cause! I'll be there as well many other local Upscalers and it should be a lot of fun.
Anyone requiring information can call CINDY MAC ( Jonnycake Center) at 401.377-8069
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Hope everyone is enjoying the summer. It's been so wonderfully sunny and mild. Perfect beach weather. Also great art festival weather. Next week I'll be participating in the ULTIMATE UPSCALE EVENT ( if you're local come and visit) Let me show you what I have been doing with my time...
If the wood is good leave it alone...but if the wood isn't good, reinvent!
Next... no before shot on this one ...I know always take the before shot
Take a peak inside the studio (a work in progress) and take a look at what I'm working on ... there it is in the back.
This is a well loved secretary dresser with upper shelves. I love the curvy drawers and glass front on the shelves. The design quandary holding up production is whether to leave the flip open drawer front. wood or paint. Well...I painted it and really am wishing it was wood. So I removed drawer front and am going to remove the paint too ....and stain.
The color blue (Duck Egg Chalk Paint) isn't popping in these pics...it's going to be fabulous when it is done this week.
Hope you have a wonderful Monday!
Usually I focus on the beauty and lifestyle of my coastal town. But every once in a while I am forced to leave the shoreline for some fun in the city. When I do, I usually head into Providence. It's renaissance is in full bloom. Simply put.. this is a fantastic small city. That's not just my opinion, Architectural Digest did an article in their June 2014 edition on the city. Jump on the bandwagon!
Providence’s sexy new boutique hotel, The Dean, designed to feel hip, and artisty ... fits right in to the new Providence. This hotel totally speaks to me. Take a peak and I will show you why you should have a cocktail, dinner, or stay the night at The Dean in Providence, Rhode Island
First off...Their marketing is fun, hip and artsy.
Old School Meets New School
The Dean Saved My Life Last Night
God Save The Dean
Check into the new Dean Hotel and you won’t find a telephone or a dresser in your room. “We find that passé,” said general manager Anthony Pellegrino of the decision to forgo phones in guest rooms. “Everyone has a cellphone these days.” And as for dressers, who unpacks anymore? But in each of the 52 guest rooms you will discover fried-chicken chocolate bars, European antiques and concrete elephant end tables made by local artist Will Reeves.
The Providence Journal, April 2014
They Add A Unique Boutique Approach To Hopitality
After a renovation and an almost two-month “soft opening,” the century-old building at 122 Fountain St., most recently home to a strip club, officially opened in April, as a sleek boutique hotel. The $7-million project is a collaboration between Providence native Ari Heckman’s New York real-estate development firm, ASH NYC, and artist-entrepreneur Clay Rockefeller, founder of Providence arts nonprofit The Steel Yard.
Heckman said it was inspired by the trend of “newer concept hotels that are locally authentic,” most notably the Ace Hotel, with locations in New York, Portland, Oregon, and Los Angeles.
“I thought it was strange that the hotels here tend to be pretty corporate,” he said, “because Providence has this reputation of being an artistic, quirky place.”
The Providence Journal April 2014
Oh Yeah, the Food, Drinks, Karaoke.
Texture plays an important role in the design of a home. Though sometimes a subtle influence, texture can provide a backdrop for the overall design of a room. When used well, texture can provide dimension, depth and character to an otherwise bland living space. The word texture seems to refer only to how a surface feels, but it also incorporates visual components, influencing not only how a room feels, but how it looks.
Here the use grass cloth on the bed frame evokes feelings of a warm island breeze. Calming and welcoming.
So this summer if you come across a woven object consider it for your interior. It's not just for the front porch anymore.
One of my good friends is getting married and having her reception on the beach. Well...perfect right! So we spent some time together this week, talking coastal décor, menus, and cost. Since she having an event at the shore she wants a comfortable, casual coastal feel, starting with the tables and coastal tablescaping. Sweet! That's right in my wheelhouse. So I decided to share with you some ideas on this topic. Casual or fancy, I love them.
Simple and fun!
Placemats and matching napkins in seahorses add a lot of fun to a coastal table.
Its all about texture .
The woven stick runner and the small seashells creating wonderful texture to a casual coastal tablescape
Just love the wooden candle holders paired with the mercury glass.
Oh yeah, this speaks to me. Dramatic and still very simple. Love the coral and candles.
And just remember, tablescapes are not just for special occasions and your dinner table. They can be created in any place in your home. So go to your local consignment store and pick up a few nautical pieces and start creating.
It will make your soul happy!
We all know the golden rule---if the wood is good, keep it. However, if the wood is marred, or the finish is dated, why not reinvent it and use it as a statement piece in your home. Why not love it again!
Wala- Coastal Inspired Dresser in blue and white stripes and brass pulls
I really love it. Anyone who lives along the shore will appreciate the breeziness the dresser has now. It has a nautical nod that is light and welcoming. It would be beautiful anywhere in your home. It has five deep drawers that provide lots of storage.
What a great piece at an entryway in your home. The storage could be used for all your summer needs, Towels, sunscreen, and flip flops.
Hope you guys like it.
If you're like me, you've been enjoying a lot of blues in your home décor. Ohh ya....lot's of soft blues and turquoise. Well this season I am embracing NAVY. I really like the impact of this rich, deep, saturated color. So the question I put out there is...IS NAVY THE NEW BLACK IN DESIGN?
Ralph Lauren is using it in his home line. Timeless and beautiful. Crisp, Clean and Nautical.
Deep saturated walls in NAVY balance the dark ebony tones of the furniture in a completely modern way. While the antique furniture may have come from your grandmother, this styling speaks to the way we live today. Sweet!
Etsy Store has lovely décor accessories including these great pillows.
Bring in Navy by simply adding this palate to your sheets and pillows
I guess this door would look great in any color...but I sure do like the impact of the NAVY. Yes please!
Consider Navy !
Not to be confused with any other Coastal Consignment...we have our very own, here in southern New England and it is really, quite fabulous. I'm one of several artisans' in residence and I'm thrilled to be working with them. It's owner is the beautiful Suzanne Martell and she is doing great things with her shop. Fun and sun can be found in abundance. High end goods at moderate and affordable prices. It's just what our community needed, a wonderful place with a focus on coastal living. Stop in and you'll fall in love too!
If you are in the southern New England area, make sure to stop in and take a peak, you won't be disappointed and may even find a treasure or two.
COASTAL CONSIGNMENT 401.315-2255 100 Main Street Westerly, R.I.
For all the work I do In coastal colors....I'm secretly in love with white. Now my hubby has no love here and we had to compromise on a soft grey for our living room recently. And I like the grey...but I would have loved to do all white. I have been inspired by these looks. Take a peak,
White works because it evokes a cozy, cottage feel to any environment.
How great is this! Your participation supports local social services programs, for families in need.
Anyone interested in participating can call CINDY MAC ( Jonnycake Center) at 401.377-8069
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