The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 24

Posted 11 May 2018 at 11:04 PM | Comments (0)

Priming done. Hmm, is Pewter Tankard too dark for inside the carport? It’s perfectly mid-toned for the exterior. Feeling concerned.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 24

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 23

Posted 5 May 2018 at 10:25 PM | Comments (0)

This must be exactly what it felt like to paint the Sistine Chapel.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 23

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 22

Posted 4 May 2018 at 10:16 PM | Comments (0)

Here’s what the front of the house looks like at the moment. The carport exterior looks massive and uninteresting, so we’re looking forward to supercharging it with foliage and a wall sconce.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 22

We didn’t have much time to spend on the house today, but we did continue priming the carport interior.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 22

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 21

Posted 27 April 2018 at 11:34 PM | Comments (0)

I have been waiting about six months to do this. This wet, dreary, Pacific Northwest winter has kept me from my baby (my 1959 brick ranch, if this is your first time tuning in to my blog)!

Our new window and sliding glass door, which are from the Anderson 100 series in Terratone, both had unfinished wood framing that I finally got to paint today. I used Griffin from Sherwin-Williams, which turned out to be a pretty good match to the Terratone.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 21

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 21

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 21

I pushed through the wind as long as I could, and then the rain began to fall. We did get a little priming done in the carport, though.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 21

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 20

Posted 20 April 2018 at 11:25 PM | Comments (0)

Finally, a day dry enough to get some work done! Today we installed these beauties from Modern House Numbers. We ordered the Palm Springs numbers in brushed aluminum. They look fantastic.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 20

Notting Hill Stairwell by Suzy Hoodless

Posted 11 April 2018 at 11:28 PM | Comments (0)

Current mood.

House & Garden Notting Hill Stairwell by Suzy Hoodless

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Pink, Mint, and Black Graphic Concert Poster

Posted 28 March 2018 at 11:58 PM | Comments (0)

I designed this poster for a local house concert, but to protect the privacy of the hosts, I’ve edited the details for the purposes of posting here. This was a fun one, though. The project and the concert.

Pink, Mint, and Black Graphic Concert Poster

Bedroom in Carolina Gull by Tali Roth

Posted 27 March 2018 at 9:48 PM | Comments (0)

I have consistently envisioned my lake house bedroom with a bright, beachy color palette. AND THEN I saw this bedroom by Homepolish designer, Tali Roth, painted in Benjamin Moore’s Carolina Gull, and now I am reconsidering everything. Dangit.

Homepolish Bedroom by Tali Roth in Benjamin Moore Carolina Gull

Homepolish Bedroom by Tali Roth in Benjamin Moore Carolina Gull

Homepolish Bedroom by Tali Roth in Benjamin Moore Carolina Gull

Homepolish Bedroom by Tali Roth in Benjamin Moore Carolina Gull

Navy Blue and White Starry Night Wedding

Posted 25 February 2018 at 11:31 PM | Comments (0)

I love the idea of a starry night themed wedding. In late winter, the wedding venue could be decked out in navy blue with sparkling white, with stars up above and stars in your eyes. Keep it elegant by not overdoing the amount of stars and sparkles in the décor, and stars should be kept small.

Navy Blue and White Starry Night Wedding Board

Invitation: Twinkling Testament from Wedding Paper Divas (discontinued)
Cake: Midnight blue wedding cake with sparkles from pinterest.com
Bridesmaid Dress: Badgley Mischka Spring 2014
Wedding Dress: Atelier Pronovias Yedira
Cuff Links: Starry Night Dark Blue by ElkAndIron
Tie: Starry Sky Tie from amazon.com
Cupcakes: Peanut Butter Cupcakes by Victoria Ngo
Reception Scape: Image from juxtapost.com
Drinks: Image from pinterest.com

Favorites from SAG Awards 2018

Posted 22 January 2018 at 8:25 PM | Comments (0)

Fashion from this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards was very exciting. My top three were easy styles—all long and draping, feminine and simple. Coincidentally, all three women also wore their hair down with a deep side-part, though that didn’t influence my choices.

SAG Awards 2018 Fashion: Reese Witherspoon, Brie Larson, Mandy Moore

Reese Witherspoon in Zac Posen, Brie Larson in Gucci (my favorite look), and Mandy Moore in Ralph Lauren. You killed it, ladies.