Seven on Sunday

Happy Easter to all of my fellow Easter celebrating friends and readers. To  my Jewish friends and readers, hope you enjoyed a wonderful Passover. Beautiful day here, with a high getting to a whopping 76 degrees, practically summer!  I want to announce the winner of the chinoiserie tole tray. Congrats goes to-

#132 NORTH SHORE MIMI

Please email info@enchantedhome.com to provide your shipping address and color choice so this tray can be on it’s way!

Wishing everyone a wonderful and blessed day with your family and. loved ones. My parents are in town so it’s going to be a day of family and togetherness (less two sons who are at Coachella, they CLAIM they did not realize it was Easter when they booked the trip…uh huh:)  Here we go with my Seven on Sunday-

1 FABRICS AND TRIMS…OH MY! I so love playing with fabrics and a current job that has been ongoing is starting to get the finishing touches.

This job is one I have been working on for the last several months and it is shaping up so beautifully. I shared some pics here (the NJ project) and will surely show a final reveal when the room is totally done. The final element will be the fabulous Ralph Lauren rug being made (to be delivered in May. We just firmed up all the pillows to be made, here is the rug-

The beautiful rug from Ralph Lauren is being made for them and due here within the month and feast your eyes on all the fabulous trims-

 

2 FOLLOWUP REPORTS ON A FEW THINGS I recommend things that I like and share my ideas often. Sometimes its fun to follow up when I really really like something. So here are a few recent “reviews”

Get these shoes! Love them, they are so comfortable now have them in two colors. Very chic, super comfy and a great everyday espadrille. Click here for info

These also are too cute, love the color and great scalloped shape plus the color screams ‘warm weather dressing,  here I come”! Click here for info

And finally have been using Glopro for about 10 days,  using it 3 times a week. I just recently learned what microstiumlation/mircroneedling is…and it makes perfect sense to now be able to do it at home, as traditionally this was done in a dermatologists office. It’s easy peasy but I swear its not my imagination, I think my skin is looking better and better.

I have good skin but as this sheds that first sloughy layer off of skin, so allows the skin to breath and open up the pores.  My favorite moisturizer, La Prairie really penetrates the skin. I will say this was well worth the investment and I am going to continue to do this 2-3 times a week as recommended.

I bought mine at Nordstrom as they stand behind their products no questions asked, just in case I didn’t like it. So far though, it is an absolute keeper and I think the buzz Glopro is getting is well deserved. For what a dermatologist charges, this thing pays for itself in one visit. Click here for info

Great article in the NY Times, “How to reduce wrinkles without lasers or chemicals” click here to read

 

3 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST. Very “Easter heavy” and why not, it only comes once a year with a healthy dose of spring and all around pretty thrown in!

 

4.GORGEOUS NEEDLEPOINT PILLOWS. I so love this exquisite line of very fine needlepoint/aubusson pillows. Got in a handful and will be offering them in a flash sale soon, to “test” the market before I commit to a large order. Thoughts welcome! Please participate in this short poll-

 


5. PRETTIEST SCONCES! I am excited to soon start carrying this most beautiful line and went with a client to the company headquarters to see them in person. So spectacular!! I have used them for years and often use them in jobs as well, made of the highest quality.

I am using a number of them for my PB home and have their more traditional ones in my current home. Here are some of what I saw….not one I don’t just love.

And this lamp I have used so many times and for good reason,  it is positively gorgeous-

6. MR TEDDY BUNNY. Always save the best for last, say hello to our resident Easter bunny…never seen one cuter! He wishes all of you a very happy happy Easter Sunday but demanded these darn ears get taken off right after his pic was taken, he said they made him look like a donkey. What can I say, he is one smart dog:)

 

7. SUNDAY’S SURVEY. So today, this is about summer and your plans or lack of plans: Never have I appreciated and enjoyed the blessing of no agenda as I do now that am working full time.

For me summer signifies the loosening up of a strict regimented non stop schedule. Its time to sit back and indulge in cocktails (sometimes before 5), lobster rolls and beach days. Of course mixed in with work as life doesn’t stop but taking more time to chill. Summer almost feels like a “temporary free pass” to take extra time off and relax a bit more than we might other seasons. How about you? What does summer mean to you?


And that my friends is a wrap. Hope you enjoyed this post. Wishing everyone a Happy Easter and a happy Sunday.

Always love to hear from you and happy you make me a part of your Sunday every weekend morning. Until next time…….

AS OF MONDAY MORNING- Brand new flash sale on the most exquisite line of brass/crystal lamps. You will not find  more beautiful lamps! Click here to view

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About those dining room drapes……

Hello everyone and happy Friday. First,  I want to announce the winner of the Tory Burch flip flops, congratulations goes to-

#93 JUDE

Please contact me at theenchantedhome@gmail. com to claim your prize and tell me your size

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I am so excited to show you my BEAUTIFUL dining room drapes. They are exactly as I had dreamed they would be. I wanted a simple elegant panel that resembles a silk ballroom skirt with a beautiful trim to pick up the soft blue in the rug. I chose a gorgeous silk dupioni from Beacon Hill fabrics in the color, Snow and had long ago fallen in love with my beautiful trim from the incomparable Samuel and Sons…..no one makes trims like they do!

Once I had my stunning handpainted paper murals from Paul Montgomery installed, I  knew that the drapes were the only thing missing. So it definitely motivated me to make it a priority which I finally did:)

I also ordered gorgeous gold leaf pole and finials from a company that will be carried on my new site….they make the beautiful solid wood drapery hardware, very elegant. So though it took a while for me to get this together, it finally happened. I waited anxiously for the drapes to come back from my local workroom that I have worked with for years….and day of installation watching it all come togehter, made me question why I had waited so long!!

These pictures will speak for themselves….(used my Nikon for these pics, the occasion called for it:)

 

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The elegant gold leaf drapery hardware/finials-

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Yes the silk color and fabulous trim were spot on….phew! I am a fan of about a 3″ puddle on the floors, nothing worse than drapes that are too short!

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And here it is installation day!

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Ready to see the finished product? Tah dah……

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SOURCES-

  • Handpainted chinoiserie murals- Paul Montgomery
  • Drapery Trim- Samuel and Sons
  • Chinoiserie pillow- my shop
  • Porcelain, florals and drapery hardware- My shop
  • Chairs and table- EJ Victor
  • Chandelier and sconces- Ralph Lauren
  • Secretary- An antique
  • Drapery Fabric- Beacon Hill Dupioni silk
  • Antique Kerman rug- Safavieh

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I could not be any  happier with how they came out…it is exactly as I had envisioned and hoped. They are light and airy, yet formal and elegant without being too stuffy or over the top. I did not do “rings” because I did not need them to move and felt it would take away from the elegant simplicity. It is just “enough” but still allows my gorgeous chinoiserie murals to be the main star!

Thank for stopping by to take a look. Hope you have a wonderful day, and end to your week. Until next time…..

PS The final warehouse blowout happened yesterday, most things are sold but a few remain (post was updated this morning to show what is still up for grabs)  click here to view

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