Archive for August, 2011

Mi Casa!!!

Monday, August 1st, 2011

I am a wee bit late in my reporting on some exciting news…we bought a NEW HOUSE!!!  We closed back in May, but since then we have been doing some serious remodeling and it is taking up any extra energy that I have on reserve.  Who am I kidding….I am running on Starbucks these days! 

The house was built in the 20′s, and is a two-story Spanish Mediterranean  house.  We refinished all of the hardwood floors, painted all of the walls, painted the kitchen cabinets, added on a laundry room to the back of the house, remodeled Ella’s bathroom, and remodeled the back house.  Our next project will be painting the exterior and some serious landscaping!  The addition is still a work in progress so we haven’t been able to move in yet….crossing my fingers that it is soon!!!  I will post pics when some of the mess gets cleaned up!

My first design project now that construction is in full swing is Ella’s room!  I never really decorated a proper nursery for her when she first hatched….we knew we weren’t going to be here very long.  Needless to say I think I threw it together in literally two weeks with things that we had in storage from my sisters babies, some of my parents hidden treasures in their storage units and a few odds and ends!  So….it’s time and I am going all out!  Seeing as she is already 14 months I am going to softly transition her into a little girls room! 

If you know me….you know I LOVE color & print!  Here is the rug I am currently OBSESSING OVER…..this website is amazing and I have been reading amazing things about this company.  They will customize any size, make a rug with color swatches you select from a color palette in your own home….the possibilities are limitless!  Their services and fabulousness don’t come cheap….but I love rugs…they can make such a statement in a room and I think I could splurge for this IKAT beauty!


 This is just the beginning of my hunt for fabulous finds!  I’ll keep you posted on my decorating diaries!