Thursday, September 29, 2011

Our Smidgen

She is here, she is here! Our perfect, little smidgen :-)
To say that we are in love would be an understatement!
Wow, the love that God gives you for someone that you hardly know is amazing!
We are truly blessed!

Posts may be few and far between these next few weeks as time is precious these days. Thanks for checking in on us and for all of the love and support for our girl.

**Please ask for permission before use of any photos - thank you**

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Staircase Before & After

This gorgeous new staircase is part of the 1920's home that I, along with Shelly Home Company, have been restoring over the past year. It is such an amazing home that just needed some TLC and boy did she get it! We are in phase 2 of the decorating part, now that all of the construction has subsided. I can't wait to show you this wonderful project :-)
...But for now, this is just the staircase...
In the image below, you can see what the staircase looked like in it's former glory :-/


I designed all of the ironwork and my contractor sent it off to be fabricated. We couldn't be happier with the result!

We updated that icky, shiny brass lantern fixture for a stunning, antiqued mirror Moravian star pendant.

The antique brass medallions are my favorite part!

The landing at the top of the stairs, seen in the 'before' image below, was an awful pony wall that wasn't even close to meeting code. It was, like 2 1/2' tall!!! Besides being aesthetically dated, it was extremely unsafe, especially for the homeowner's two small children. So, we opened the space up with the new railing and brought it to a little above code height for some extra safety.

We ripped up the heavy, wool carpet and stained the treads and painted the risers for a fresh new look.
The whole space just feels like a breath of fresh air now.

Lots more to come from this home soon...

What I've Been Up To...

Well, my lovelies, baby Alice still has not made her debut. I'm 3 days past my due date and just hanging in there, anxiously awaiting meeting our girl.
Sooo, in the meantime, I thought I would dump some phone pics on here of some projects I've been working on. Poor quality pics, in progress job sites and a little glimpse into what I've been up to lately :-)
I'm seriously obsessed with this light fixture!
Hicks pendants are in, holla!!!

There's a whole lot more where this came from. Lot's of fun projects to show you in the future :-)
I hope you're having a great week!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Remodelaholic Features M. E. Beck Design Again!

Once again, I am so incredibly flattered and honored to have one of my projects featured on such a wonderful site. This website has loads and loads of inspiration and I hope you'll drop in to check out my feature :-) If you missed my original post, check it out here.

Check out my previous Remodelaholic feature here, and the original post on my site here.

A big, huge thank you to Cassity and Remodelaholic :-)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

My Nursery Journal: Part IV

Ok, I know I said I would post this last week, but I've been a busy lady. I'm on a bit of time crunch here :-) Forgive me?

If you missed them check out Part I, II, & III.

I've finally got the window treatments up, with the help of my handy husby installer :-)
You will recognize the trellis fabric from Part I, that I wasn't exactly sure what I was going to do with, but I thought it might be window's window treatments and it looks great!
I layered the drapery panels with woven wood blinds that have a blackout liner. I often do this in my client's homes and I love the warmth of a woven wood next to a crisp, graphic fabric.
I am absolutely in love with the linen floral print seen on the pillow. This fabric is also the crib skirt.
That little bear was mine when I was a wee one. His name is Radar (when I was little I named him after my favorite guy's teddy bear).
We've also done some work on the little smidgen's closet. It was just a basic catch-all guest room closet before.
We brought the ceiling color from the room in on to the walls. I painted her hanging rods gold and we hung a sweet little chandelier in there.
I've begun to put things away but our dining room still resembles a Babies-R-Us at this point.
Look at those sweet little girl clothes! I can't wait to dress my little dolly :-)
The bedding is finally complete as well, so that's up next.
I hope you're having a great week, it is almost over and then a 3 day weekend, yay!