Paintin’ the town GRAY!

Top on my list was to paint the ugly beige walls, and my color of choice – Gray!  And I love the way it turned out.

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So above is the foyer.  Such a good color, right?  I was a little nervous because the foyer doesn’t get a ton of light and I was afraid it was going to darken the space even more, but it just made everything have warmth.

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The mirror above the mantle in the living room use to be yellow (here) and was in my dining room, but yellow was not working for the new digs, so gold it is now.  Sort of obsessed with it.

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More pics to come…. so stay tuned! xx

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And…. I’m back… For real! And a bamboo chair!

I know…. I know… I totally fell off the bandwagon.  Which really is such a shame because I love this blog so much!  But…. Hopefully we can get back on track.  Lots has gone on since Josh and I have moved into our new place.  It really feels like our home and I’m loving it.  The entire place has been repainted a fabulous gray color, and I’m slowly but surely tackling projects.

So, here is part of my first project.  I bought a crazy bamboo high-back chair when we were in Palm Springs several months ago.  Josh was going to kill me when I told him I had just purchased it.  He obviously didn’t see the potential! And when I told him I spent $35 on it (I thought this was an utter steal) – he was convinced I just wasted my cash.

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So….. a serious cleaning, a sanding, a few spray paint coats later, and a fun new Subrella upholstery job…. We were in business.

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And here she is…. all complete! I am in the process of buying an outdoor rug for the space and potted plants – but here is the completed chair.

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Bedding Inspiration…. I need some.

 Here is our bedroom.  Not much has changed since this picture was taken in November, but that we have dark gray sheets and bedskirt and a white duvet.  But its boring.  I love the rug, our dresser, and our lamps. But the bedding is such a snore.  Here’s some inspiration that’s helping me make some decions.

 I love the monogrammed bedding bedding!  BUT for some reason, Josh doesn’t lay nicely on the bed.  It’s like he leaves his mark everytime he sits.  He’s like a puppy. (but in a handsome way). :)

 This bedding bewlow with the hints of lilac and the stripe is UH-mazing.

Massucco Warner Miller designed the bedroom below.  My duvet never looks that full.  And I splurged on a good one for us!  What is the trick here?

The colors below are just beautful and I love how clean and well kept this look.

For the bedroom below, I like the layout of the pillows.  I think I need king size pillows.

And this last one – love the bedding, the mix of tonal colors and the softness.

Please do share what is on your bed and how you keep it from looking cluttery and messy!

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Peace Out Rexford Drive

I woke up this morning with a killer hangover.  awesome.

I also woke up to a serious ‘Get It Done’ list that needed to be taken care of before heading into the office.

So…. I totally putzed around instead.

Really?!

Anyway…. Now that I have gotten the complaining out of the way…. It’s time to say good bye to the old digs.  Oh I LOVED this apartment.  I have had some of the best girls nights EVER, an unreal holiday party, AND it was my first real place that I got to experiment with design.  It was such a good place.

Please excuse the crappy iphone shots….

This is the yellow mirror in my dining room.  You can see my drexel white  bamboo furniture and the lamps on the campaign dressers were a gift from my grandma.  I love them.  Spoke to her this morning and she asked me to not let the movers handle the lamps.  Love her!

    Another view of the dining room.  (Again, pardon the crappy lighting).  I just repainted the table and chairs to a neat gray color that are coming to the new place with new upholstery.  I got the table and chairs at a great trift shop in East LA that unfortunately closed.   The rug was from Ikea and it didn’t make the cut for the new place.  The vintage bird fabric I got years ago at the Long Beach Flea Market.  There was only enough yardage to cover 2 chairs, so I mixed it with a solid turquoise.  Such a happy space.

Below is a better view of the lamps. I just sold the campaign dressers, but the bamboo mirror and lamps are coming to the new place.  This picture looks super vintagey-old. Weird.

And below…. another crapola shot.  But this would be my foyer.  I love the wall color.  Like I really love it.  I dont know what it is though.  I picked a shade at home depot off a paint chip and didn’t turn back!  Anyway… The Moroccan Wedding Blanket is from Calypso and I love all the sparkle.  I’m nervous to ask Josh about it… Maybe I should just casually place it SMACK in center  of the FOYER at the new place and maybe he won’t notice the sparklies.  Dear Lord!  Anyway… the Parsons Table.  So sick, right?!  I got the table and the pair of benches at Casa Victoria in Silverlake.  I obviously had to have the upholstery redone on the benches.  Good stuff.

 

 

So…. on that note….

Good bye Rexford Drive.  You’ve been so good to me and I love you for it!  Thanks for taking such good care of me!

xx,

Hallie

 

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Prepping for a holiday party!

I spent a good part of the weekend prepping for my holiday party that I am having on the 17th.  I am pretty excited!

I’m going to try to post up my prep process as much as possible, so just to give you a messy sneak peak – I pulled out the leaf for my dining room table (there will be a table cloth) and scattered out my serving pieces to see how the buffet is going to all lay out.  It’s a good idea to lay out your serving pieces in advance to see what you are missing,  so that the day before your guests you aren’t running around like crazy looking for things.

My serving pieces are a combination that I think works really well.  The pair of three-tiered cake stands are from Bed Bath and Beyond that my mom found for me!  Sooo good, right?! (Thanks Ma!).

The white flat pieces are from Home Goods/TJ Maxx, and the white milk glass is all vintage pieces that I have been collecting from flea markets and antique malls.

I’ll be posting a lot more about the preparation for the party (decor, flowers, food, fashion….) – but here is a start!

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