Tuesday, June 29, 2010

guest bloggin'

for chic modern vintage . . .
Today we ask Annie with From the desk of Annie a few questions. She’s an awesome design consultant right her in the great state of Texas. I want to ask her CMV standard questions we all ways ask.

First off, thank you Tonia for asking me to guest blog. I am truly honored.

CMV: Five words that describe your blog as it is today.
Hhhmm. Well it’s inspiring, interesting, exciting, lovely, fun.
Um, that’s what I strive for at least.

CMV: What is a typical day like for you?
Annie: 5:30 am workout, come home, shower, drink coffee, watch the news for maybe 5 mins., sneak in some work, greet my little ones when they wake up, make them breakfast, get them dressed, get myself dressed, pack their lunches, take them to school, work work work work, pick up the kids, play with them, sneak in some work, dinner with my family, bedtime, sneak in some more work, go to bed entirely too late after staying up getting distracted by interior design books, magazines or talking to my husband, curse myself for not going to bed earlier

CMV: 7 things that you love
one - my family, it’s kind of a given but honestly, my life has purpose because of them
two – interior design magazines, i cannot tell you how much I miss house & garden, domino, metropolitan home, cottage living and all those other lovely shelter magazines that once existed
three – vintage grand wagoneers, as soon as my children aren’t in carseats I am getting one. my precious grandfather drove one his entire life.
four – occasions, I love to celebrate milestones, birthdays, anniversaries, even if it’s just something like a casual gathering.
five – finding fabulous things . . . and finding them for an appreciative and excited client even more . . .
six – mexican beer with lime & salt . . . on the beach!
seven - my life . . . in Austin, Texas.

CMV: Any recent finds or purchases that you are most proud of?
Annie: A red bistro table and chairs for a most special client.

CMV:What’s in your purse you think you can’t live without?
Annie: Yikes, sometimes I just grab my wallet and iphone and go! My work bag is a different story, it has tape measures, notepads, pens, pencils, a digital camera and a ruler in it.

CMV: Anything else you'd like to tell readers ?
Annie: If you absolutely love something, BUY IT, don’t worry about the size or the scale or whatever, you will ALWAYS find a home for something you love. I PROMISE.

A console or dresser or side table can easily take on a new life when put somewhere unexpected like a foyer or kitchen nook, stick a lamp on it an some books and voila!

Rearrange, CONSTANTLY rearrange your things, move them from room to room, take them outside, bring them inside, WHATEVER, they are freshest when moved around!
Remember the importance of lighting, lamps are a statement when used the right way.

Please remember that children’s bedrooms don’t have to have children’s furniture in them. My son has an Eames rocker and a mirrored chest as well as a leather chair in his room. The best kid’s rooms have adult furniture in them. They aren’t babies forever, sadly.

Remember, the value of an interior designer is huge. They open your eyes to things, they can change the way you live in your house, they can actually save you money. They are worth it, at least the right ones are.
Annie, thanks so much for stopping by, and if you are in the Austin, TX areaplease look her up for any of your design needs.

Monday, June 28, 2010

who me?

a guest blogger?
why yes.
hop on over and check it out tomorrow 6.29.10.

table for two . . .

i am on the hunt for a table for two . . .

images courtesy domino, country living, lilacandgrey.com, paloma81blog.

Friday, June 25, 2010

perfection . . .

i am having a sheepskin moment . . . i am working on a nursery for a baby girl, we've picked out the most gorgeous osborne & little floral wallpaper, we need a rug . . . and a i think a huge sheepskin would be JUST perfect . . . let's just hope my client agrees.

images courtesy living etc, domino magazine, teaforjoy blog,
steamed artichoke studio, brilliant asylum, villa pacis, style carrot, decorpad.com.

downtown chic

just got my copy yesterday . . .
get yours.

downtown chic by robert & cortney novogratz.

friday find . . .

at work . . .
here's something similar . . .
as well as these . . .

images courtesy designspongeonline and domino magazine.

friday find . . .

i absolutely love this chair from design within reach . . .
and the price point is amazing . . .
i picture tons of them at a huge kitchen table, perhaps a metal table or a big farm table.
image courtesy design within reach.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

oh eric . . .

. . . cohler that is.

images courtesy maggy moon, coutureinteriors, musingsofanightowl, porchlightinteriors.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

annabel's house

don't know her but love her house.
thanks jennifer for sending me a website i can't seem to stop looking at!

images courtesy 1st-option.com

just because . . .

image courtesy la la lovely & (aresohappy).

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

holiday golightly .. .

not much reading when you are on the beach with a four year old and an almost two year old
. . . . yes there's no such thing as a "beach read" . . .
i have never actually read breakfast at tiffany's and for some reason i grabbed it and started it last night . . . wow . . . dare i say it's better than the movie?
well . . . perhaps not.
if only we could all be as chic as holly.

images courtesy the well appointed house, cinemavoyage.com, mysun.com, stylehive.

just because . . .

i miss house & garden so.
gwyneth's beach house.
must be nice . . .

images courtesy house & garden.

just because . . .

image courtesy la la lovely.

Monday, June 14, 2010

if i had . . .

a beach house . . .
it would be covered in alan campbell fabrics

images courtesy habitually chic, mrs. blandings, elle decor, quadrille inc.


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