July 03, 2009

A Designer at Heart

Morning, ya'll.

I've got my cup of French Vanilla. Cameron is tucked in for a morning power-nap. Ben is happily chatting away to his daddy about all things Sesame Street related. I've stolen away to my pretty new study {which is still a TOTAL work in progress, but the progress makes me happy}.

Did you know I used to be a designer? Deep in my heart I still am, but I'm missing the current ASID label as I haven't paid my dues in three years (I'm also missing the free subscription to Southern Accents, a favored perk). Anyway, if wishes were horses, I'd have a chestnut thoroughbred in my back yard and a flourishing design company AND a gigantic room filled with fabrics from Bennison and rug samples from Elizabeth Eakins. I spend hours on these favored websites to scratch my decorating itch . . . Cote de Texas, Urban Grace Interiors, The Lettered Cottage and more.

Which leads me to the new house. I just love it. It's coming along. Slowly. But I'm having the best time. A couple of pictures of the little rooms that are feeling more done. Yep, I'm giving you a picture of the utility room floors {a big improvement from the yellow and green striped CARPET that was there prior to move-in}.

Back soon with more pictures. And who knows, maybe I'll start mixing design posts with cooking successes {rare, but it does happen here} and, of course, pictures of my sticky kids.



  1. OHHH. You just wet my appetite. Can't wait to see more. I appreciate your designer instincts and how generous you are with them.

  2. What rooms are these, and did you install the wood flooring yourselves? It looks great. We are in the process of choosing a wood color and are really stuggling. Any advice, Miss designer?

  3. Friend, you didn't used to be a designer...you ARE a designer. Just because you don't practice anymore, doesn't mean you aren't. Your house is gorgeous!!!

  4. Love it and the family living there!!!


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