SOUTHEASTERN DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE & GARDENS 2017

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Well y'all I am at High Point Market but right now..... it's 1:23 AM and I am sitting in the bathroom so I won't wake Jennifer up.  For some reason I almost fell asleep during dinner and now I'm wide awake. 
  
Go figure.

Not sure what to do but maybe writing my post will lull me into sleepyland.......let's give it a try.

The night before I left I went to the Southeastern Showhouse and Gardens preview party.  I wanted to support my favorite people....Ladisic Fine Homes and Matthew Quinn Designs.  Michael built the house this year and of course the talented team at Design Galleria was responsible for the kitchen.

Boom y'all.....it was jaw dropping.

Here are some detail shots....



The cabinet color is Farrow and Ball Light Blue and it was spectacular.....especially with this gorgeous hammered brass hardware!




These hinges made me giddy.....how cute y'all!

Brass hood....cause nothing says pretty like this right!


The breakfast area made me fall in love with tradition all over again.  The talented  Lauren DeLoach did an incredible job!






All of a sudden I need plates on the wall everywhere.  Obsessed.

The sink area.....



These pretty blue plates were a moment for me.....

This gorgeous backsplash in the butlers pantry.....





Um.....these linens and monogram.....swoon

Right off the kitchen was this amazing  family room designed by Mrs. Howard


Ahhhh.....Phoebe you never disappoint!

Blue was definitely a theme throughout the spaces....

What was nice is that the home definitely had a more traditional feel.....which was refreshing because we are all pushing modern now right:)



This gorgeous home is open through May 14th.

Everybody had gotten me very concerned about all the walking I would do at Market but y'all it was only like a typical day for me with a little over 12,000 steps.  Just recently while I was staging the Boulder project I did 25,000 steps in one day so this is like a walk in the park:)

I'm trying to take lots of pictures so check out my instagram stories to see what I am up too!

Shawalkingfool







A Bathroom Refresh Using All-Natural Cleaning Products

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I heard a quote once that has stuck with me ever since. It goes something like this, "Want to love your home? then clean it."
 I believe this quote to be so true. I always appreciate a space in our home more after I have taken the time to clean it. There's something so uplifting about walking into a room that has just been cleaned; Especially if it's a room that was really needing it, like say, a boy's bathroom.  :)



If you have boys in your home then I'm sure you know exactly what I'm talking about.  That is why when I saw this cleaner made special for the boys' bathroom I knew I had to try it out. It's from Murchison-Hume and it is just what I have always needed. Not only does it clean germs, but it also smells light and fresh and it doubles as an air freshener. 


Murchison-Hume carries a whole line of Natural cleaning products to clean every room in your home. All of their cleaners are made with high quality, effective and non-toxic ingredients. These cleaners smell amazing; nothing at all like the overbearing lemon-bleach smell you get with most standard cleaners. And come on, How good looking are these bottles?  These pretty re-usable bottles along with the fresh clean scents somehow make cleaning a little more enjoyable. 


Along with the Boy's Bathroom, I also picked out the Premium glass cleaner, the Garment Groom, the Counter Safe, and an Australian Sandalwood candle. I used all of these products for cleaning the bathroom.  The glass cleaner shined up the mirror spotlessly, while the garment groom removed a small stain from the shower curtain.  When the bathroom was all cleaned, I lit the candle to keep the room smelling fresh.


With the bathroom now clean and smelling great, I was inspired to stick around and do a little re-decorating. I just moved a few things around here and there. I like to style this room with coastal decor because I think it goes so well with all of the blue and white tile.  The oar is something I painted and the fun "life is better in flipflops" door stopper can be found HERE.


Plants seem to thrive really well in this room so I keep moving more in. I also brought in my water fountain.  The sound of the running water is really relaxing and gives the room a soothing feel.


As for the soap dish, I got creative and did something a little unexpected.  I've placed some river rocks into a metal tray and then added in a bar of soap. I also added in the candle....And can we just talk about this candle for a minute. This candle is soy-blend, clean burn, and hand-poured, and it smells amazing! I picked out the Australian Sandalwood and it has a fresh woodsy organic fragrance to it. When I first received this candle, I seriously sat and smelled it for 10 minutes straight.  I can not get enough of this candle. My husband loves it too, I even caught him caring it around the house :)  


So back to the cleaners, because I think these are too pretty to hide away, I have them sitting on the open shelf in the bathroom.  


Although I did move the Counter Safe (an all-purpose cleaner) into the kitchen. I use this cleaner to wipe down my kitchen counters every single day, and so it now sits next to the sink, along with that candle.........


Which seriously just gets moved from room to room.  I think I'm going to need to order a few more of them :)

I want you to try these cleaners out for yourself because I think you will love them as much as I do.
Murchison-Hume is offering my readers a %20 off coupon to use on your order.
Just type TheWickerHouse20 at checkout.

Thanks for stopping by,

Emily




Coming Soon !

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         Hello everyone,

           Although it has been cooler here the past
      few days the garden is growing daily.
    At this time of year there is a lot of 
    brown in the garden but in my minds
eye I am seeing the beauty that is
coming soon!

I love the riot of color that early
spring brings each year.


Our hillside garden is a mass of daffodils
every spring.

It doesn't take long for the
ground to be covered with
perennials of  all kinds.


A watering can filled with a 
fresh bouquet of colorful
tulips.




                                                                     This is one of my favorite
                                                                     spring shots.

                                                      This enclosed garden called
                                                                Martha's Garden is a favorite
                                                                spring spot to have tea or lunch
                                                                in the garden as it is sheltered.

                                                                 So, how is your garden doing?
                                                                   I hope you are enjoying some
                                                                warm sunny days with lots of
                                                                promise for beauty to come....soon!

                                                                Thank you for visiting and for
                                                                your lovely comments on my last post.

                                                                                              Carolyn

via : warrengrovegarden.blogspot.com

BOULDER PROJECT #FIELDCOURT

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I hope everyone had a swell Easter!  My husband left to go to the beach.....ahhh the life of retirement:)

So I got busy cleaning out the pantry and fridge....checking dates and if it was even close to the expiration day it was gone.  

Then.....  
I hit up our office.  Yup I was on a roll and 5 hours later it's finally looking pretty good.

Damn I feel free.  

Guess where I'm going on Thursday?  

Nope....not the beach but Highpoint!  

My first time and I'm so worried about my feet. You know how everyone scares you about all the walking so my challenge is looking cute [which is hard to do when you're old]  AND wearing sensible shoes. 

Everybody I'm going with is 20 years younger than I am so I guess I will be drinking Monster Energy drinks like water to keep up.

If you can believe it.....while I was in Boulder I did check on my #fieldcourt project.  Just needed to make sure the lights, tile and vanities were all ordered!

Let's start with the small powder room.....


We decided to just run hardwoods in there since it is really tiny.  We ordered the Schumacher wallpaper to make big impact since you can see it from the foyer.  The light fixture can be found here




Moving on to the bonus room bath which is almost smaller!

Before.....


Plan.....

The tile is from Home Depot.  The light fixture is from West Elm [although I can't find it on the site anymore].


This is the hall bath shared by 2 bedrooms.


And here is the plan


 
So excited about this tile also found on HD site.
The vanity is from Signature Hardware  The mirror is from Lamps Plus


In fact....hubba hubba to all of these tiles chosen for this space.

To refresh....here is the master before



Plan.....

The vanity is from Joss and Main

I am so excited to see this project come together:)

Do you have a favorite?

Sherika