Happenins’ 4/19/13

Another busy week here at DM!  We have so many great projects going on that I am constantly feeling inspired, excited, stressed, challenged and rewarded.  I don’t know about you, but time is just flying by and I’m just trying to eek out a moment here and there to stop and admire the flowering trees.  Work is great, but there is more to life than renovations, right?  After working through last weekend, I’m really excited to totally unplug this weekend.  I’m hosting another guest (my third in three weeks) and I also have plans to BBQ, dine downtown, get a manicure and work in my garden with mom.  I can’t wait!

Here are some bits from our week.  (Some from instagram and some seen here first!)

breakfast bar and kitchen

We started a new kitchen project that I am EXTREMELY excited about.  It has so many special details… I just can’t wait to see it come to life.

On Monday, the room looked like the space above, and by yesterday it was the blank slate below.  More on this one soon…

kitchen empty

naomi with steamer

I had a bedroom install yesterday and spent much of the day steaming and stuffing pillows.  I kept saying I was a “lean, mean, steaming machine” and giggling about it.  Mind you, I was alone.  Nerd Alert.  Anywho, we aren’t done the room yet, but I’m very pleased with what we have so far!

bed with nightstand

{That’s a custom blue velvet bed}

sitting area design manifest

{Cute reading area in what used to be an awkward nook}

stairs before

This foyer got updated this week.  Tile, pickled oak and purple carpet are all gone!  I will be overseeing the installation of a new runner today.

stairs after

My baby niece is in town, so there have been lots of stolen moments to kiss her cheeks and nibble on her legs.  I haven’t gotten a photo of her and I yet on this trip, but here she is with Grammy.

mom and eliana

And one last one for you.  Technically this was last week, but on Friday I installed the major furniture pieces for this dining room.  This whole home is amazing and I am bursting at the seams to get in there and photograph it proper.  We just need a few more final pieces and then I’ll share for realz.

dining room wallpaper wainscot design manifest

And there ‘ya have it: 7 Days of DM.

Have a great weekend!

  1. Absolutely adore what is happening in the DM world. Adore the reading nook!

  2. the bed!! So beautiful!! You were so busy! ENjoy your weekend and relax…you deserve it!

  3. Sharon

    I love the colors in the reading nook! Fresh, interesting, and cozy!
    Looking forward to seeing the kitchen you’re working on. Keep posting, as I love to see progress.
    Sharon

  4. Phew, girl I feel tired just reading this!

    Your life is amaze (jealous). That baby girl is delicious. I can’t wait to see that whole dining room!!!

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