When Emily was building her new home she began gathering inspiration pics and ideas she hoped to incorporate into her new home.
One of those inspiration pics was the above photo that she saved to her phone after stumbling across it on Pinterest. Later she showed the photo to her friend Shannon mentioning she’d like to have something similar painted in her kitchen.
It just so happened that Shannon knew me, knew about Beyond the Screen Door and the rest…as they say…is history!
Occasionally, when working with a client I get the opportunity to step away from fabric, pick up a paint brush and create artwork. You may remember this piece, one of the first pieces I shared here on the blog.
Most recently, while working on an office update, I was able to create two contemporary pieces for the IPHC Discipleship Ministries Department where my daughter Kaleigh works.
Working with an existing red leather sofa as inspiration, I chose a color scheme of gray, red and black including elements of dark wood and metal. A warm contemporary feel with a touch of industrial.
Recently, I shared this gorgeous living room, stunningly decorated in shades of ivory & gray, as well as the window treatments we made to dress the windows. My client, Stacy, also had two little Pottery Barn footstools she wanted recovered in the same fabric as the window treatments. Which, although it may look purple-ly plum…it’s not. It’s gray. I promise.
The process of recovering these stools was really quite easy. Hopefully, taking a look at the how-to steps shown below you’ll see just how easy and try this yourself!
Very…v.e.r.y…slowly we’re getting my youngest daughter’s bedroom pulled back together. Early on in this process she decided to purge her room of everything she no longer wanted. This left things quite bare with only one vintage mirror making the cut to hang on her walls. We painted her room & bathroom Stonington Gray but then things slowed down to a snails pace.
Our first art project for her newly painted room is this vintage inspired poster print which we turned into Rustic Poster Art for pennies!
Our family celebrated Thanksgiving at our house this year and I didn’t take one picture to share with you. Not a single one.
When it comes to hostessing, I am notorious for assuming I can accomplish way more than I technically have time for. I tend to think of it as being optimistic. For the first time in my life, I decided to decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving. Not just my house but 2 others as well!
In the days leading up to Thanksgiving I was decorating trees, cleaning off the dining room table (which was covered in client projects), cleaning my house and stuffing empty boxes back in the attic.
Thanksgiving morning finds me doing all my baking & cooking, cutting up drop cloths to use as table cloths and scrounging around for centerpieces. (Luckily I wasn’t in charge of the entire meal!)
All this to say that when I go to a dinner where the hostess has planned ahead and created adorable little place cards for each of her guests…I am in awe.