Friday Five (on Monday)

Wow.  The last week of January really packed a punch!  But, look - we are already into February.  With the days getting longer (I've noticed it's not completely dark at 5:30) Spring is just around the corner.  Let's kick off our week with a Friday Five.  Here's what's been going on lately in my world.

I did a photo shoot of one of my all time favorite renovation projects you can read about here.  I love photoshoot days.  A great big thank you for such a fun day.  My client and I had such fun watching these pros work their magic! More news on this in the following months - in the meantime, here's a hint.  You really need to get to know this magazine.  It's too good.

Found this amazing home renovation on House Tweaking.  You will not believe the before and afters on this one.  What I love most is she used the space she had in the home and made it function perfectly for her family.  By completely throwing out traditional ideas/rules on room (i.e., kitchen, living room, dining room, etc.) she has been able to create something incredibly refreshing and oh so practical.  

I've been working on a couple of children/teen bathroom projects and just LOVE this shower curtain. Wondering if it will encourage my own kiddos to shower without being asked to do so! Ha!

While we're talking about bathrooms, I also found this fabulous piece.  It's modern but has some traditional elements.  I love that it can be styled with accents to complete the look in a bathroom and it's profile is shallow which makes it perfect for smaller spaces.  It's also on sale right now. 

So, I love mixing high and low items together for a look that appears to have been collected over time.  It's also true that you can mix high and low end items together with amazing results.  The trick is where you place them in the room.  For example, in a family room, the coffee table tends to be a major focal point for accessories, so you need at least one high end piece to elevate the rest of the vignette.  A favorite go to for the perfect accessory?  The Well Appointed House.  It's a wonderful source for curated items.  

If you've not discovered this website, let me introduce you. I adore this trophy which would give your coffee table some height or you could group several of them on your dining table for a fun dinner party. 

They have such a fun mix of decorative objects that you can create so many different looks in a room.  This reminds me of the beach and it would be perfect atop a stack of interesting coffee table books.  

Can you tell I've been shopping for client projects a lot this past week?  Have a great week. M. 


  1. Loving your 5 - the gold mica horseshoe crab is amazing and so excited to see your work in Southern Lady - that's fantastic!!

  2. I love reading/watching about reno projects! Although they seem like hard work (which probably is) it's probably also a lot of fun and the end results are amazing :)


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