Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas time is here

Just did my first Christmas decorating job with the Gatehouse! This Client is having a Christmas Party and wanted her house to be ready. It was so much fun working with Joey (designer at the store) because I learn so much. She is the Christmas decorating queen! "BG" (Before Gatehouse) I didn't know there was a wrong way to make a bow!
Here are some highlights via cell phone pictures, I hope they aren't too fuzzy... 
enjoy. =)

While we are on the subject of Christmas, I thought I would post some pictures of my beautiful tree that I am so proud of. This is our first year with a normal sized tree so it was fun to start from scratch and do exactly what I and red!
When you work at the Gatehouse and you decorate the store with amazing and expensive decorations all day,  so it makes it hard to come home to your $50 tree from Target. Unfortunately, 5 picks from the gatehouse cost more than my whole tree.... =(  thus, the reason I only have 5 picks from the gatehouse. 

Don't you just love it!

The banner I made out of paper sewn together, oh the wonderful crafty world of pinterest.
And I guess since I am posting so many pictures I should just add my cute fall wreath that is still adorned on my door.

A new Christmas wreath is in store.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Handmade Market in Provo

The Bijou Market is happening next week and I'm REAL excited! =)
I'm going to be on the hunt for some handmade goodies for Xmas gifts. 

I am most excited for Ritzy Misfit, I'm definitely going to get me one of these! Hopefully she will have them at a better price than her etsy shop

MINI color of your choice painted monogrammed initial necklace WITH chain

Second excited for Verla Ivans  

Chevron Beaded Pattern Necklace

Third excited for these cuties, I may or may not have my ears pierced, but it will happen someday especially if these are going to become mine for $5.95.

Come Sail Away Earrings

Hurray for handmade jewelry. Utah girls, see you there. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Tekulve Residence

  Here is the inspiration board for my parents house. My mom has a very traditional style but I feel like her decor is a little too formal for the architecture of her house. We want to brighten things up, take away the heavy paisley and add some casual paisley! This is the direction we are wanting to go. Enjoy! =)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Free Christmas design classes =)

All my Utah Ladies,
The GateHouse is having their annual Holiday Open House! There is going to be giveaways, treats, Christmas design classes and discounts on all the holiday decor! This is going on now til' Saturday. Bring your girlfriends for a fun shopping day and learn how to decorate for Christmas like an Interior Designer! Try to come early in the week because the good stuff will sell out! Below is the flyer and the class schedule. Make sure you come about 10 minutes early for the classes. See you there. =)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Iowa's gem

My dear friend Lexie Sandberg just moved to the great state of Iowa for her husband's school for 3 years! I don't know much yet but it looks like they have a super cute apartment and of course, Lexie already got a job at J Crew and can tell you all about their pants selection.
This is why I was so excited when I came across this house featured on Country Home. First off, I already love the bungalow style house, and the interior's of this one caught my eye. And then I found out this house was in Iowa! Even better! I really enjoyed the amount of wood featured throughout the house, as well as the wood stain, I thought it was a good combination. Normally the traditional Bungalow or Craftsmen interiors are mainly wood, so I think my eyes were pleased by the combination of the bright clean walls and the warm wood accents as well as the detailing! Check out that stained glass. I just think this house looks very comfortable and livable. Watch out Lexie, Iowa is calling my name!
This was a remodel, and I thought they did an awesome job. check out the full article here.

Friday, September 23, 2011

fall pillows

Who doesn't love fall!? It is most definitely my favorite season, especially here in Utah because of the fall colors! I love decorating for fall, and what better way to decorate then with fabric! Pottery Barn rocks when it comes to seasonal pillows. These are my favs.

Harvest Embroidered Suzani Pillow Cover

Pineapple Bird Pillow Cover

Floral Crewel Embroidered Lumbar Pillow Cover

Painted Pheasant Pillow Cover

Autumn Floral Embroidered Pillow Cover

 Here are some beautiful fabrics that remind me of fall and would make great seasonal pillows. enjoy!
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