I looove Ellen de Generes, and now I love her even more after catching my bedding in one of the Houzz makeovers on Ellen TV. People with bedrooms in dire need of a makeover could e-mail in to the show and Houzz would send a designer to make it over. I’m thrilled that the designer selected the Jill Sorensen Lifestyle Grey Lucky bedding!!
Call me crazy, but the hunt is on for a DEPRESSING house far away from home.
Our house has not sold yet, nor have we even nailed down a place to rent in our new destination. This is a stressful time in our lives but we’re aiming to make it a great memory and to try to have fun during the process (therefore this video diary!)
Thank You for all your comments and advice. WE LOVE AND APPRECIATE THEM MORE THAN YOU EVER IMAGINE!!
And thank You to talented young Luke for editing this piece.
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There are a lot of nights lying awake wondering where this adventure will take us. But I’m also excited about change, new challenges and ideas.
If you have any great tips on moving or have moved I would LOVE to hear from you in the comment section. The last video comments were so incredibly uplifting and the tips very helpful. They are appreciated more than you think.
I promised myself I would do video blogs, and when I see it I regret it because I realize how completely stressed out I am!! So apologies for my outfit and for rushing through info but it seems with everything on my plate currently, it’s unavoidable.
At least I’m not in sweat pants!
Okay off the vanity stuff…I have an upcoming Tastemaker Sale on One King’s Lane where I will be selling a collection of item’s in my house as well as pieces I love. For two days our garage turned in to a photo studio as super talented photographer Erik Kvalsvik was sent out here to shoot. (Check out his site and books, such beautiful photographs.)
Next week we find out the missing information we need to know where we are moving…..I’ll explain more in the next video. Please keep your fingers crossed it will all work out!!
This first part is not what would save your life…but I would love it of you can come.
If you are located in DC or vicinity I wanted to let you know I’m going to be a guest speaker at an Apartment Therapy design evening in DC on June 15th at 7pm. So any friends, bloggers, readers come on by! It would be great to meet in person, and hear from anyone or everyone reading this blog!
If you want to go, here is the link with info and where you RSVP.
Thank You to Denise Green for asking me!
THERE’S ANOTHER PROJECT BREWING IN NEW YORK…..one I had to make a quick improv tape for that I will dare to share…
Again Casey Collings came over (Thank You Casey!) and we filmed something quickly with the Flip Camera. Thought I would share the not so normal design advice with you….
Oh and by the way, why does YouTube FREEZE FRAME the video in your worst moment..?? YIKES!!
Hope you have a great weekend….and yes paint something!
A lot of people e-mailed me and said they missed my segment and house tour on The Nate show and wanted to see it, so I’m posting it here. (Cringe, cringe..)
The reality behind the scenes was this…I scurried, cleaned and organized the house which is still not finished (scanning shots don’t hide stuff!), my mother had just arrived from Sweden, Luke was having a meltdown over home work, my friend Casey Collings kindly came over (even though sick) to tape me, after a few takes the camera battery went dead, we were losing sun light, found Luke’s flip camera to quickly finish it with. But despite all the drama the editors made the house look really cheerful!!
The segment at the actual show was cut in the very last seconds before going on due to overtime, so my visit on set was very brief! So one thing I’m learning with these things is to…GO WITH THE FLOW!!!
Of course now that I have a store, I want to share some of the items I have in my house that I absolutely adore that we’re carrying on LiveLikeYou.
I wrote about this before. But I’ve been crazy about this one ever since I first saw it. I call it the Dorothy draper mirror. It’s HUGE 59″ tall and makes a big impression. My fireplace is tall so you can’t really see how big it is.
It hangs above the fire mantle in the living room that you see in the background in the beginning of the tape.
A couple of Marmalade Design pillows that add nice graphics in my library.
You can see them in my library. They make an old Crate & Barrell couch and a simple slip covered chair pop. It was the least expensive way I could think of to add some interest to the room. It’s a whole different room without them!!
Then here’s another mirror I went nuts over that I’ve already posted about.
Don’t have a professional image of this on site yet, but we will.
It’s in a really nice washable chenille/velvet with nickel nail heads. On the tape unfortunately it doesn’t look right because the couch at the end of the bed doesn’t match, waiting for new one, and bedside tables and lamps are also wrong!! Soon…soon….
The bedding is a line of graphic colorful hotel bedding I’m coming out with.
I was in New York last weekend and dropped in on my dear friend and former room mate Herve to check out the cool studio he just purchased in the Village. He’s a top stylist in the New York fashion world, always creating beauty, so it was no surprise his place looked amazing. It was color coordinated, in red, white, silver and gray, with a smashing IKEA kitchen to match. Admiring the chic kitchen it’s easy to forget the 11(!) hours he spent at IKEA in Brooklyn suffering a meltdown!
I’ve been meaning to buy a small kitchen for my summer house, but feel completely overwhelmed as soon as I enter the Swedish maze. I start panicking, ditch my plan, head for the meatballs, then buy something I don’t need on my way out. So I’m always impressed when someone has conquered the quest!
Since Herve is not only an experienced IKEA shopper, he was also the head judge on “Scandinavia’s next Top Model”, I was curious to see how he would rate his experience. So equipped with my new addiction, a flip camera , I asked Herve to take me through it.
Well, I’m sure I’ll get around to buying a kitchen one day…Maybe after I’ve signed up for a graphic design course and found a good therapist.
But let’s face it the end result is great! Here are some snapshots I took of Herve’s cool place. What do you think?
Pretty cool, huh?
Herve in front of the sleek Ikea kitchen, above and below.