Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Listening Lately

Enjoy a few suggestions:
Fitz and the Tantrums
Melody Gardot for a little bit of Paris right in my living room.
Listening to this on repeat for the last two days.
Can I also put in a plug for Mog? It's a great website/subscription music service. Pay like $10/month, and listen to anything you want, as many times as you want.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Spring Things I Want

1. New art for my house. Any and all of these would do.

(top to bottom: Jeanne Bessette, Sharon Bass, and Pat Pilkington. All through Art Source in Raleigh.)

2. This Gucci bag. The $2500 is pocket change.
3. Super cute dress from Anthropologie. The back is adorable.

4. Doesn't this stretchy denim pencil skirt from Garnet Hill seem like a great idea?

5. I really want an insulated ice bucket, and I want to custom design and monogram it. This one is from Dabney Lee at Home, and my friend Jamie can also cook one up at Furbish, sans monogram (as far as I know).

Clearly, I could add some things to this list like shorts, new shoes, a curling iron (I know, super random), and more. Maybe I'll be back with some more fun ideas.

Maybe I just want spring to hurry up and get here :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The job I allude to

You've seen my intern in action before, and I wanted you to know that I'm keeping her busy.
The end of last year was a crazy full time for us- wrapping up things for clients, attempting to install items before holiday parties, etc. I don't know that I've explicitly explained before that I am an interior designer (schooled, worked in a professional firm, time with Holly Hunt in Chicago), and in the summer of 2009, I started my own company, Foster House Interior Design. FYI, if you click that link to my site, please excuse it. It desperately needs updating. Its on the list.

I though yall might want to see a little bit of what I've been doing at work. These photos aren't professional, edited, or staged, and most of these pictures don't show the final product. I realize this is an interior design sin to show unfinished work, but I've decided that I'm okay with it.
The photo below is a room I am currently wrapping up. We're waiting on a few more pillows, cocktail table, art (obviously), etc. But I had to share the color scheme with you because I LOVE it. The walls are Benjamin Moore 2166-30 Bronze Tone.
I'll post more pictures of this house soon.

These next few pictures are a from a fun project that is having a busy week this week. Their custom Dining Room rug was delivered on Wednesday, the built-in's I designed are getting the finishing touches, the painters have been on site, and the electrician wrapped up his final trip (for now) yesterday. I'll post pictures of the spaces once they're finished, but for now, here are few sneak peeks...
This is the scheme for the Living Room (sorry its sideways). I love the evergreen and turquiose combo- effervescent.
Check out this vintage piece...
It has gotten a makeover, and is being delivered tomorrow. Can't wait to see it!

Here are the DwellStudio pillows we had made, and I think they also look nice on my sofa...
Hope you've enjoyed a little glimpse into my work. I'll post more soon, if you tell me you like to see it :)