Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sarah Jean Decor Etsy Store

Killer Original Oil on Canvas.

Organizing for your Brain (from Real Simple mag)

Which Side Do You Think With?

If you’re not sure whether you’re left- or right-brained, here’s a quiz to give you an idea. Read each statement and note which ones apply to you, then consult the key. Our lefty- and righty-inspired solutions for keepsakes, jewelry,and photos are on the pages that follow.
  1. When I’m finished using an item, I put it away immediately.
  2. I love being surrounded by vibrant colors.
  3. Whether I’m looking at a work of art or a room, I tend to prefer symmetrical design.
  4. I like to move around my furniture a few times a year rather than stick with the same arrangement.
  5. I’m the go-to party planner for friends and family.
  6. Keeping current projects where I can see them is a must.
  7. I love having a designated spot for each item in my closet or drawers.
  8. On my computer, I often have multiple windows open at once.
  9. I have a specific morning routine that I always follow to a T.
  10. When making major purchases, I usually follow my instincts rather than do research.
  11. I often wear the same jewelry every day.
  12. If I have to explain directions to someone, I’ll draw her a map instead of telling her verbally.
  13. When I find a great dish at a restaurant, I order it every time I go there.
  14. I often drive with the Empty light flashing.
  15. I always bring a shopping list to the grocery store.
  16. I have a lot of knickknacks around the house.
  17. My books and CDs are in order, so I can always find what I’m looking for.
  18. My desk is filled with piles of papers, sticky notes, and business cards.
  19. I feel guilty if I don’t follow the rules while playing board games.
  20. I’m fine with other people making last-minute changes to plans.
Key: Count up the odd and even numbers you’ve circled. More odd numbers? You’re a left-brainer. More even? Welcome to the right-brain club. Equal split? You’re a mix and can benefit from organizing systems designed for either type.

Euro Trash Designer Lizzie Carney

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Chartreuse - To Be or not To Be

I "picked" this victorian dresser up some time ago.  It has sat in the garage for a time.  I decided to try a chartreuse yellow/green paint update on it today but leave the drawers the original cream-chippy. I found this damask chartreuse wallpaper pattern (by Waverly) yesterday. Might do this paper on an accent wall in a guest room aka Austin's room.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Recyled Vintage Truck Parts as Wall Art

Wallpaper Is Back In a Big Way

Wallpaper is back in a hip and fresh way. It Ain't what it use to be...THANK Goodness! There is so much to choose from: metallic, flocked, floral, printable. Options are endless. I am definitely planning on doing wallpaper in our master closet, maybe the stairwells and a bathroom or two. Here are a couple of Theo Chic client wallpaper projects.

The top paper was a metallic stripe and the below pattern, leopard of course.

Black Paisley Statement Wall. The pattern is Corsica through Ballard Designs

Sunday, October 23, 2011

French Parisian Animal Print Chairs

This pair survived the fire. Now re-inspired with Linen Zebra print.  Chairs as they appeared in their earlier life are shown in The Theo Chic Picture header at top of this blog at the dining room table. Meant to be!

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