About Me

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I am 42 year old wife and mother of 4, I enjoy decorating , cutting hair, gardening(horticulture), cooking, art(all different mediums). I have my cosmetology license, attended college for art, and taught faux finishing for about 14years as well as fauxed peoples homes and furniture. I worked for 3 interior buisnesses, and after faux finishing for the 1st and 2cnd one, I apprenticed for "Still Water Gallery", where I developed a great sense of design, and begin studing and reading anything to do with the field. It was there I assisted the head designer, and developed a clientle, and later lead me to "Maggies Place", where I was a consultant for 2 years. I have rescently gone on my own, and have my faithful clients, but I have enjoyed staying at home with my kids, and participating in there activites. I have met Candice Olsen, and my mentor Betty Lou Phillips, who is an amazing designer specializing in french design, and has written many books. I hope that some day I can do something else creative, and continue to help others make there spaces a comfortable retreat from the everyday hustle and bustle of life.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

My daughters room is finally coming to an small child is turning into a young teenager, and her tastes are quite different from my own. Its a hard thing to watch your children growup and now with her being my youngest...I knew that someday she would have her own voice, opinion and style, so this is my daughters room an expression of her style and taste~

Friday, July 16, 2010

I think that I have gotten my loft to a comfortable place for all of my teens and there friends to hangout and enjoy movies, video games and just hanging out in general.
The couch features a pullout bed, the entertainment center has a large t.v. and all of the boys video games. there is a small desk for writing or small projects, and an ottoman that is a storage bin for warm cozy blankets, and a view from the window to the lake across the street~
It is a place for quiet reading and just relaxing or napping in general~

Purple mohair, soon to be upholstered to the vintage french chair which has been sprayed in an automotive grey lacquer~ and double welted in a lavendar velvet from Scalamandre~

Mirror that once had splashes of pinks and creams is painted in dove grey~