Tuesday, December 29, 2015

2015 in Review

Hey, guess what - I'm still here (though I doubt that I have any readers left). 

2015 is the year that I got fed up with Comcast, cut the internet cord, still tried to run a blog, got the wind knocked out of me by life and gave up. . .

I let myself wallow in self pity and doubt. . .

2015 is also the year I threw myself whole heartedly into silver smithing.  Losing myself in metal and stone saved me this year.  I am going to continue to pursue my love of molten metal and squeeze in as many craft shows as I can. . .

What that means for the blog, I don't yet know.  My love of design and decor has not dissipated.  I still have a gutteral reaction when I see a piece of beautifully designed furniture and the urge to share an awesome find remains. 

I'll figure out 2016 as it comes and I hope to see you on the flip side.

Friday, July 24, 2015

For the Cool Cats

How awesome is this crazy cat scratching post / climbing thingy! It's freakin' Tetris for cats!! Seriously, it's called Katris Block Modular Furniture!  I'm pretty sure I hear Elsie saying "buy this for me, please".

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Chairish Mix n Chic Style Challenge

So when I got an email from Chairish about taking part in their Mix n Chic Style Challenge, I was all "I'M IN!" The challenge was to put together a moodboard incorporating some Chairish pieces into a shabby chic design. . .  So shabby chic isn't exactly in my wheelhouse, but I figured I could put my spin on it.  

Without further ado, my take on Shabby Chic living room design –
You start with a neutral base, add touch of floral, some natural material, a bit of metal, and a few pops of color and then BOOM, you've got Modern Boho Shabby Chic à la Laurendy.

fine print: I participated in this challenge because of my never ending love of moodboards, all options are my own and I did not receive any compensation for this post.

Monday, July 20, 2015

You've Got Options: Round Industrial Bookshelf

While the Anthropologie bookshelf has better legs, you can't beat the price of the World Market piece. . .  Seriously you get the same look for $918 less if you don't mind the spider-legs (which I don't).