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Good morning! Hope everyone is having a great week. I have been so busy over here, truly non stop.I ?try to answer all the emails I get, and lately I have gotten many….so I apologize if haven’t gotten back to you but I decided to try and answer many of the questions in this post as well as address certain inquires many of you have had. In addition, I have not been able to make my usual blog rounds as regularly as I normally do but hope to get back on track soon. Know I am thinking of you and cannot wait to catch up! ?Thanks as always for your continued support. First a few updates, then your questions answered and finally a little bit of randomness and some fun.

Before we begin………a favor to ask of you IF you think I deserve your vote!

Yesterday I was made me aware of my name being in the hat for “best home design blog nominations”…..I am soo excited and honored! If you care to vote, it would be amazing to get your vote!! Click?here. Thanks everyone……you can sign in with Facebook if you have it or if you don’t have an account its really easy to vote, ?just answer 3 short questions to register and be eligible to vote. Thanks in advance and to all of you who have voted! SO appreciate it!

And now your questions……..

Many wanted to know about the fabrics for my bedroom and small office. So here they are:

The wallpaper name for the small office walls (btw I pulled the trigger and just ordered it) It makes me so happy and I love how fresh all the colors are! Sometimes you have to just go for it when you see something you love….

For my small office nook-Zoffany- Design Nostell Priory

Pattern NTP060002

And for my bedroom-
The wallpaper is from Stark, Tracy Andrew collection, Design- Grand Siecle
Color Buff
The carpet is from Patternson Flynn and Martin

This striped velvet is from Stark, Old World Weavers, Pattern- Cimmeria Sky, WC 0002 U32A

This is so sumptuous and is from Stroheim- Pattern- 2317C Jardein de Lien
Color- S0516 Ice Blue
The palette
This is another beauty from Sanderson- Pattern-Coralie?
Eau de Ivory
Pattern number- DCOROC301

I had several inquiries about the two wallpapers that are contenders for my family powder room, they are:

Zoffany- Pattern- Cordoba Pattern number- TORO7002

Sanderson (Zoffany) -Design Palampore

Pattern DCAVPA105 (leaning towards this one, it makes me happy)

What color is my kitchen cabinetry? This was a custom mixed color, so I am sorry but there is not a “name” I can give you, and then we glazed it subtly with a light taupe glaze.

When will my online store be opening? I am working on things as we speak and spending a lot of time trying to get it off the ground, am hoping to launch it within the next few weeks, fingers crossed. Orders have been placed and due in but there are many logistics to be worked out. i promise to keep you posted as things roll along!

Will I ship internationally and to Canada? Definitely will be able to ship to Canada, not sure about international, looking into it. Will keep you updated.

What is the fabric name that I want to use in the back window seat and in the kitchen? OK for the window seat here’s the info….

This is the one I will likely be using for windows
Brunschwig and Fils- Pattern number0 BR79743-222
The second one for the window seat and possibly the stools is….
Also Brunschwig and Fils- Pattern BR-71557-222, blue (sorry its not right side up)!

Where did I get my lanterns in the kitchen? This is a line that I will be carrying of beautiful bell jar lanterns. There are a wide range of patterns that are so beautiful and they come in various sizes. I promise you….. its a line worth getting excited about.

Where did I get my kitchen floors? They are french reclaimed limestone and are from Paris Ceramics.

Who makes the kitchen stool that I am considering? VanGuard makes this beauty….here’s the link to their site. Click here.

Is my kitchen hood limestone or cast stone and where did I get it? It is limestone from Francois and Company

Am I happy with my Ilve stove? I have gotten a lot of emails…and the answer is yes!! I love it, actually, but in fairness its only been a month and I have yet to explore what this big mama can do, but will keep you posted. Its very user friendly…and a thing of beauty to wake up to!

Here’s a few odds and ends on the home front….

Onto other business…… remember when I told you about the fixtures I ordered for my kitchen? They were back ordered for Feb. and now its April. I really liked them so kept the order going then lo and behold I found my beautiful bell jars which I figured I would use temporarily and much to my surprise they looked amazing. But I still have these looming thoughts of the original fixtures and finally I got around to playing a bit on Olioboard and superimposed the fixtures into my kitchen. Now its a pretty lame picture but you get the idea. When you take a look to give me your honest opinion, do what I do…a little squint to get the effect and this way you don’t see all the shoddy details. I really want to know which fixture you prefer. You know I love to hear from you!

So first how it looks now…..

Close up of lantern….

Wow?that’s?even worse than I realized…squint real hard:)
Heres a close up of the lantern

Amazing what a few little lampshades can do to a chandy, don’t you think? Added them to the chandelier in my bedroom and it took on a whole new persona…I loved it before but I really really love it now!

Did you know Ivanka Trump as in “The Donalds daughter’ designs clothes and just launched a line? Who knew! Is she trying to become the next Tory Burch! She is doing it all…clothing, shoes, handbags (didnt’ care for those) and jewlery. What’s next? Some of the pieces are actually quite pretty, classics with a twist… and affordable pieces. Click here to visit her site.

For anyone who watched the Academy Awards, there was no misssing Angelinas mission to make sure she showed “the leg” (yes it has its own identity now) as often as possible….I got this in an email yesterdday and had to share it. Too funny. Who would have thought a single pose could cause so much poking fun!
OK so this is the pose she struck every time she stood still….

And this is the newly “embellished evolved pose”
Come on…you know its funny!
I know this post was all over the place but as I like to say, life is not a script…just gotta go with what and how you are feeling! Love to hear from you and welcome your thoughts, opinions and comments!! Hope I covered most of what you have asked, if I haven’t already gotten back to you. Have a beautiful day!


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