Tuesday, January 24, 2012 0 comments

Blue Tuesday.....

Hope everyone had a great weekend.  I was busy going in all different directions but actually felt like I had a productive weekend.  First of all, my Guest House Interiors Logo is finished and my website is revamped as well. You can take a look at it here.  I'm really excited about it and think it turned out great.   I have finished one of the doors for my office but have run into a little snag with the other one which will require wood putty and a little more love.  I was hoping to get these finished over the weekend but such as life.  It will be done this week.  Meanwhile, I'm moving things around and  noticed that I have gravitated a lot to this gorgeous color blue lately and have purchased several things in this shade.  This color goes with almost anything and currently I have some touches of this in my office and bedroom.  This is a velvety shade of blue that is calming and regal.  A tufted velvet sofa in this shade would be divine. I don't have the sofa but I do have a few things that share this shade of blue and they include:

These fluffy cat tails

This vintage Lithograph from Paris.  

Blue candle from Marshall's. 

Vintage Rosenthal jar. 
Such a pretty color.  What color are you inspired by right now? 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 1 comments

New Look for 2012!

I thought I would give myself a little blog makeover this year and so here it is!  What do you think?  I like the simplicity of this and since I'm a visual person, I thought this look really speaks to what this blog is about.  A little notebook of projects, random musings, recipes, gardening and other points of interest. Do you like?? Anyway, this year is off to a busy start.  I am in the process of finalizing my logo for Guest House Interiors  and it's looking great. I will be making some changes to the website as well and will share that with you when it's completed.  As for my projects, things are moving s l o w l y.  First, my glass guy has just closed his business which means I don't have the piece for the top of my desk. His number has been disconnected so I'm pretty sure that means he is out of business for whatever reason.  Bummer. Second, I'm running into commitment issues with the upholstery folks.  If you have recommendations for people that do great upholstery work in the Houston area, contact me.  On the up side, I found a mirror that I was looking for last weekend and so my wall is now complete and I love it.  The last thing I am working on are these doors.  I'm going to be using these in my office and mounting them on each side of the window.  Clearly these are not pretty now but I stripped them on Monday and they are sanded (thanks HH) and ready to be painted or distressed.  I've done something similar in my dining room but I will do these a little different.  Here's what the doors looked like before:

Pretty huh? :)  I'm going to be working on these this week and should have these done over the weekend.  I am really liking the way this office is turning out and think these doors will add just the right touch.  What kinds of projects are you working on this year?