Thursday, March 29, 2012

Pillows by COCOCOZY

COCOCOZY was one of the first design blogs I followed, I always get great ideas and inspiration from their posts! So I was particularly excited when I heard of their linen launch!!! They have drapes, throws, bedding and of course PILLOWS! Although they are a tad bit pricey, they are still worth drooling over. =)  here are some of the favs. 
a size 20x20 $322

love the colors

Check out their blog here. and shop here.
Hope you enjoyed! 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Eclectic African Room

So a while back I had a client who had just gotten back from hunting in Africa and needed some help figuring out what to do with her room once she got her taxidermy animal heads on the wall. She already had her leather sofa, and hutch and just needed some E-Design help freshening up. These were the inspiration boards I sent her and surprisingly she did a really good job!

This is her before picture:

inspiration boards!

These are some pictures of her almost finished room. She hasn't gotten the Taxidermy up yet :-/

We did customize her ottoman and pillows from the Gatehouse with Lee Industries, which I blogged about here. She chose one on my favorite fabrics and this great round tufted ottoman. Her cute yellow chairs are a great deal from Target. And her drapes are from Crate and Barrel.

Love the wall color and I think it will be a nice back drop for her African animals. I think the only thing I would change would be the rug size. (and maybe eventually the sofa)
She did a great job and I can't wait to see the room with her zebra, warthog, gazelle heads on the wall!!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Craftsman Banister

My parent's house was built in the 70's and even though it has been remodeled, she still has some parts of the home that still need some updating, one of them being the banister. Here is a pic of that I found of me, the fam and the stair-rail.

My Parents are wanting to update it but were unsure of which style to go with. I found a house that looks like it was built around the same time and has similar bones as the Tekulve home, including the same stair-rail. These are some before and after pictures of a stair-rail from The Hillside Home that was beautifully updated.

As you can see, it is very similar to my mom's rail. Even the same type of stairway set up. 

After Pictures!

Both houses aren't craftsman style homes, but the clean lines still compliment the architecture of both homes. This would be a nice update to my mom's home and will help bring up the value if they were to move. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Free Interior Design Class Today!

Free Design Class today at the GateHouse at noon to kick off our spring custom upholstery sale!
Come learn the how to freshen up your space from our designers. There will be some great giveaways and sweet treats as well as some great secret discounts for those who attend.

 pppssst... RSVP and be entered in another drawing. (801) 225-9505 

Bring your girlfriends for a fun and informative afternoon! Come Early to get a good seat (although all chairs are quite comfortable at the GateHouse) ;-)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Ikat Captain Chairs

One thing that's hard  about designing furniture is that I don't always get to see the finished product. All of the pieces usually get sent straight to the warehouse and then get delivered to the client, so enjoying the products of my labors are rare.  But I do have a picture of something I did for a client back in August or so with this super cute fabric called "bergman seaglass" (look at the fabric close up here) on some lovely contemporary wing back captain chairs for each side of her silver dining table. (chair style here)
Here is a pic straight from the warehouse :-/  (love the weathered grey leg finish, if only the wrapping wasn't covering it up)
well, enjoy. 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

bloggers of utah

The blogger meet-n-greet at Sole Boutique was lots of fun and I was able to meet a lot of awesome bloggers. Here are some highlights!

The evening was held at Sole Boutique in the Riverwoods and there was a drawing for some great prizes from   the host bloggers. 
(photos via Becky Kimball)

Me and Rachel of Pink Peonies (a super cute fashion blog)           Shelby, owner of Sole Boutique
(photos via Becky Kimball)

Me, Steph, owner of GateHouse and Brooke from Studio 5   Becky Kimball & Allison of The Allison Show
(photos via Becky Kimball)

(photos via becky kimball)

(photos via becky kimball)
I had a great time and it was exciting to be able to meet all of these fabulous bloggers. Thanks! Go the the Utah Bloggers website for more images of the night.