Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Foyer Powder Room

I love this little bathroom in our house. As a matter of fact, my children prefer to utilize this one as opposed to the one they share upstairs. That might be TMI- but that makes me really happy to think I have made this bathroom a really nice place to, well, you know...!



Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Before + After : My Front Porch

I starting to realize that being incredibly particular getting me no where fast in blogland. I am starting to figure out if I continue on this route I will never have anything posted. As The Nester says " It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful!" So, here goes!

The Before:

This is my lonely little porch before. I love the style of this house. Very "mountain contemporary" but all  of the stone work made the front facade seem very blah. Did I mention I love color?

I have had these planter boxes for a while and thought I could paint them something fun and  bright . Did I mention that I am having a yellow moment right now? 

I also had this fun red floral outdoor fabric around and made some pillow covers with it. I'd also love to paint those urns white but that's a project for another day. Maybe the bench should be white too? I think it works for now-  (sometimes I just can't put down the spray paint!)

The After: 

Tah Dah! I love how the planters turned out. It definitely needed that bright sunny yellow! 

xoxo- Tippi

Monday, June 11, 2012

Wallpaper Scouting

I was frolicking in Lowe's the other day and came across this display of wallpaper books. Very organized. By color. By style. Heaven. 

I know. I know. Waverly makes you want to cringe. Not these. Waverly has lots of options for those of us not looking for vines of ivy.

This chinoisserie style I imagine on an accent wall in a  dramatic dining room.

This ikat style would look great in a room with a little kick of hot pink. 

This one would be a great neutral. 

I am such a sucker for a stylized floral- especially ones with monkeys. I love all of the colors in this one.

Know what else is great? You can check these books out! 

xoxo- Tippi

Friday, June 1, 2012

Please Excuse Me: I Have the Case of the Friday Growing Up Blues

 I'm a little overwhelmed and teary.  I find I feel that way sometimes. I'm guessing it comes with motherhood. Trying to balance motherhood with decorating the hood has become quite the challenge lately. I just keep telling myself I'll figure it all out- and I won't. I  find I must have a mantra. It keeps me somewhat sane! 

Anyway, feeling a little sad today.

This one just graduated from 8th grade.( Mine is 2nd from right)
That means I'll have a high school-er in few short months- say what?!

This morning I drove this sweet girl to her last day of 4th grade.  I know I should be happy. Instead, I'm really quite sad. 
I am having a hard time today with this growing up thing. Somehow sending them to kindergarten was easy. I was ready and they were ready. Now, I want to go back. So cliche, but where has the time gone?? Tick tock ... :(

xoxo- Tippi