Posts by: cdmader

Now you would think with that name the founder would be an honest to goodness Farmgirl, her complete passion for farm grown flowers simply grew organically into a business.  Nope.  Christina, the ‘farm girl’ wanted to start an innovative business ‘that would make a positive impact in the world.’  She had plenty of...

I was at West Elm again a few days ago… I can’t seem to get enough of that place.  I’m always impressed by their lighting, they always have something gorgeous.  My favorite thing by far was the globe chandelier, It’s so Boardwalk Empire to me!  And the way they displayed it at the store was simply stunning, way nicer in...

Yes, Lenny.  Yes I am.;) I recently saw him in concert.  Hubby refuses to let me bum rush the stage any longer, but we got as close as I could without disturbing the masses.  He was wearing a snakeskin blazer, a red plaid fabric sash thing that had his right pec hanging out and some crazy ass silver beaded necklace...

These prints from the Artwork Factory popped up on Gilt again.  I love them, funny, irreverent sayings beautifully printed with interesting backgrounds.  This one looks vintage, but the saying is so not.  Might get this for Ethan’s room, makes me giggle. I used a couple of these in the foyer here mixed with vintage...

I had no clue what to do with the silhouettes artist Karl Johnson did of my daughter, Scarlett and my dog, Maverick.  ‘What are you going to do with those?  Where are you going to put that?’  Hubby says when I bring home my latest treasure.  The answer is ‘I don’t know.  Mind your own beeswax!’ They ended up as...

It’s beautiful. I am a self proclaimed bar cart addict.  There is no 12 step program for this particular type of addiction yet I continue to hold out hope;).  This Ken Fulk’s bar cart from Pottery Barn is a STUNNER.  I love everything about it, everything.  Let’s delve, shall we?   The Big Beautiful Wheels!  This baby...

Every year I take the kids and travel back east to see my parents.  This year we took the dog as well which was an added bonus, big fun!  Visiting my parents is always nice, yet the trip is made even nicer by a quick overnight pilgrimage to the Four Seasons in Baltimore.  We plan this Baltimore jaunt smack dab in the...

I LOVE a great reupholstery job.  It’s such a great feeling to see the final product.  There was a time I thought maybe I could reupholster chairs myself, there are all kinds of blogs showing bleak befores and awesome afters.  There are also many youtube videos showing you step by step how to do it and what equipment...

Out and about yesterday I stopped into one the stores I like to visit, West Elm and spied this amazing coffee table.  Check it! West Elm Terrace Coffee Table The website says it’s online only, but I promise it was there in my store, see!  I have mad love for this coffee table for a few reasons. The bottom shelf is a...

I try to design something beautiful every day.  Creating fuels me.  I was so drawn to these dusty pink roses from Trader Joes.  Bought those and tuberose, the rest are clippings from my garden, props to my husband for knowing what to do out there.