Monday, September 30, 2013

Busy, Busy, Busy!

I know on the last post I apologized for my long hiatus and then whoops! I did it again! Actually- I didn't really take a hiatus- my computer was on the fritz...I couldn't log-on to Blogger (uggh!) and then my hard drive went and crashed! Fun stuff...really.

Anyway, I'm back! Up and running and I super busy! I have been working with some new clients along with finishing up some of the current jobs which took a slow stall in the summertime. I will have some great progress shots to share with you from one of my favorite clients since I'll be swinging by there tomorrow....yipppeee!

In the meantime, I also have lots of things I'm loving right now so let me top five faves of the moment:

#1. Shut-up Schumacher! This stationary is to die for.....

Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon Alabaster
Schumacher Birds & Butterflies

#2. Corrie Hayes...I have a place for this peacock!

Peacock Painting, Original Peacock Bird art, Abstract painting, bright contemporary art, children's and nursery art, wild painting, colorful 

#3. Kate've made my Christmas list...yes...I'm working on that already:) And I resisted the re-emergence of gold but gold & pink?? Wowsa....

#4. Aww Avenue B....The color of this chest makes such a statement....LOVE it!
Royale Chest 

#5. Urban've changed my life with 24/7 Glide-on eyeliner. This stuff does NOT move....finally! Where has this eyeliner been all my life?? I have Corrupt and Zero...can't get enough!
Urban Decay - 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

And I'm hoping to be able to share some big exciting business news soon! I have a new endeavor I'm working on which I'll be able to share with you all very soon, I hope!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sarah Richardson at Kravet

What do you get when you combine two of my favorite powerhouses? One very happy designer.....and that is because Kravet now carries a fabric line designed by one of my absolute faves (a best friend in my head) Sarah Richardson!
Portrait of Sarah from Sarah 101 Season 2
Sarah Richardson

You TV junkies may recognize her from Design Inc or Sarah's House on HGTV. I love her down-to-earth approach to design. She makes the design process seem very approachable without down-playing the value of a professional designer. And she is absolutely gifted at working with color and mixing patterns.

When I was at BlogFest 2013 a few months ago, I had the privilege of touring the Kravet offices and I had a little sneak peek at the Sarah Richardson line.....I practically broke a sweat with excitement and grilled the Kravet peeps about the behind-the-scenes deets on Ms. Richardson....word around the office is that she is super sweet and a true pleasure to work with. Glad to hear her reputation didn't disappoint!

And here are some of the fabrics available at Kravet! If you are interested in any of these fabrics, Homestyling101 can get them for you!





Thank you Sarah for these wonderful fabrics...I already ordered my samples for an upcoming project!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Summer Break

So without any planning or notice- I took a hiatus from blogging. It wasn't something I really planned or premeditated. School ended and life took over. While I do love to blog and check in with you all- when things get busy I just can't seem to muster up any creativity for the blog. And I would rather take a hiatus that put out some half thought-out posts for you all! Heck- some of you may not have even noticed my break!

Funny Workplace Ecard: Welcome back from the vacation I didn't realize you went on.

Besides, in the creative field, I find that taking a mental break from things helps to stir the creative pot a bit! So this summer I had plenty of fun with my kids. We took a few trips and I worked a bit. And now...I'm ready to blog again! One of the other things I bailed on this year was the NY called NY NOW at the Javits Center. It always seems to be around my hubby's birthday and we often jet out of town. So while I didn't attend in person, I am following the cool products that were introduced there....and some of my faves came from Red Egg.

 Double Happiness Hanging Porch Bed
 Wished I was swinging here this summer....LOVE!

Double Happiness Open Shelf Bookcase with File Drawers
This little lover has file drawers in the bottom...who wouldn't want this in their office?

And they have the most amazing chairs available in multiple beautiful finishes! 
And now that I'm back I'll continue to share my inspirations with you! Happy to be back! Hope you all enjoyed your summer and fueled your creativity!