Monday, October 20, 2014

GRATITUDE: That's All Y'all

grat·i·tude
ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/
noun
  1. the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
    "she expressed her gratitude to the committee for their support"
    synonyms:gratefulness, thankfulness, thanksappreciation, indebtedness;

Hey their lovers...are you still out there?? I know it has been forever and a day since my last blog and by that I mean WAY TOO $%^* LONG!!!


I WISH: How I look in my head.


I have been so blessed (I AM NOT EXAGGERATING HERE) by you guys, who I thought might have just been my family, but as it turns out are way more. . . I swear I love y'all. . . and whom have given me so many opportunities to be crazy creative!

Imported Batik Fabric on Custom Pillows


 OMG my mind is blown creative. . .that shizzle keeps me out trouble. . .so Scotty is super happy!

Lizanne had this estate grayed out teak nine foot plantation shutter. So we put our heads together and came up with this beauty! It's for sale at Slate Interiors


My design business is crazy town. . .You know who you are and I am dying to work with you all! It's like my biggest fears met my greatest ambitions and they faced off. Ambitions are crushing fears. . . 

Rocks. Paper. Scissor. Shoot.

I even cut my hair and I said I would never do that shizzle either. . . .It's a smack down I tell you!!


Cooper left me at home for big-kid school...

Cooper went to Kindergarten and because I thought I was going to FREAK the heck out.I thought I would try and do an art wall at the cult designer favorite Slate Interiors. 


This painting has over 100 sheets of gold leaf.


Turns out I went full steam ahead with an extremely talented and fabulous friend  @LizanneShaver in a full blown booth!

Lizanne 
"Peachied" Tom Filicia at +VanguardFurniture1 and he liked it. @Peachythemag



Stop by Slate Interiors and check out my art, our furniture re-design, lighting and just all around awesome vintage imported batik pillows and accessories. 

It's all under the name Hatch Designs. . .it's a brand new day!

Our booth in September, way, way different now.

Stay tuned for more exciting news, projects and a new beginning for an ex-stay at home mom with a crazy passion for design!



Feet up. That's all.








Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Schooled Out: Work Spaces For the Whole Family



Idea #1 Turn an old mudroom or laundry area into a family work space.  Find a great piece of wood and anchor it at desk height and float storage space above it. Cant find a repurposed one, hit up ikea for floating bookcases. 

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Turn a hallway in to a storage/study zone by adding unique accents and custom wood details.  The red runner makes the space bright.




Raliegh, NC Photographer Christy of Be True Photography turned her unused dining room into a home office for everyone. The bet part, is that they did it themselves. (DIY Planking!) PS-She listed her sources which include Ikea, West Elm and Overstock.




The creative use of this space under the stairs is genius! Before I had a house full of crazy kids I would have thought this was a little weird, but now I would just about kill for a little quiet and a hidden nook.




Just for old times sake, my old office from our Ideal Way house. The room was once a laundry room that I  turned into Cooper's nursery and then into our home office. I loved that space!

What do you say? Yeah or Nay?





Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Back To School 2014

Is it me or does August just keep getting shorter and shorter? What used to feel like the dog days of summer, now feels like a 50 yard dash.  

*Line'em up, Move'em out...


In a blink, it's over.  

Never mind that I haven't been back to school since 2006, I am feeling the overwhelming need to find that perfect outfit and killer accessories that bring me back to the fall of 1986.  

The Backpack


Survey Backpack, $99.99


Herschel makes my favorite backpacks and the Fall 2014  Survey top's my list. Oh and this one feel fresh but reminds me of my favorite c. 1988 (old school) Banana Republic Field Bag.



While I am on the topic of Herschel, their little Network Pouches Make the Perfect Accessories for everything from pencils to lip gloss. 




Current/Elliott's Buddy Trouser tops my lust worthy, might have to save my penny's all fall, top favorite. . .Gucci Inspired, Must Have, Pants list! 


Rag & Bone, $70

I would pair it now with a classic tank, like this one from Rag and Bone in Navy.



My closet has a real chance of acquiring this field jacket by one of my fav's House Of Harlow.  @ $155 it's a must, and if that's not enough of a sign, I actually own this Whiskey & Lace shirt.