Friday, July 31, 2009

To be continued...

Just in case you don't know, I am an expert (not to toot my own horn or anything) at transforming spaces utlizing what is already in a home.
I get completely excited about the job, the hunt (in house for treasures), the whole process is amazing, then the outcome...oh that is the best.

However, in an effort to add to the excitment of the reveal, I am breaking this up into a series of two posts. So, here are the before shots of a master bedroom which I just completed and I will post the afters (which I already have, sneaky me) in a day or two for your enjoyment.

It is good, I must tell you. So you really should come back and see for yourself.

For now, have a great weekend and if you feel inclined to do so, shop around your pad and get creative about switching out some pieces or moving furniture for a fresh look. Have fun!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Walkin' in armed...

These hands are tired, these eyes are fuzzy...
when I work, time is lost, hours fade and moments pass so fast I cannot keep track...
submerged in the love of my heart and hands at one in time together.
Keeping the peace.
I am in the midst of such wonder, excitement, fear and, well...
the unknown, as I embark on this new place,
new eyes, new judgement.
May it all be good.
I will be sure you know firsthand.
This bird does not bow down, flying in proud, fully armed,
I say and stand strong next to my heART...
this is me.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Looking glass...

Here is my new deisgn line of sweet little livingscapes.

If you are in the market for a lovely little beauty that is calm, cool, collected, serene and LOW MAINTENANCE (ain't we all lookin' for that?) then you have come to the right place.

Here are just a few...hope you enjoy.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Just hanging out...

Well, I seem to have a thing for hanging out these days...from the ceiling, rafters, beams...Oh really just wherever I can...I am speaking, of course, about my designs...

These beauties are suspended in time, I made this for my shop, but I am pretty sure it is going to stay here in my kitchen, as it seems right at home, watching life go by quietly from above.

It will be witness to all the little feets running back and forth, to the barking, freezer runs for the boo-boo bunny, much much cooking, cleaning and well, hanging out.

The kitchen seems to be the main hub of this house and I rather like it that way. Kitchens are great places to get connected, not just with the food being prepared, but with that lovely, quiet conversation at the end of the day, with visitors catching up at get togethers, kids doing homework while waiting for a snack, this is not even to mention the holiday hoopla that occurs in this wonderful room.

I love the kitchen, my Mum loves it, my daughter loves it now, and I hope she always will.
Have a great evening, I am off to make a wee cup of my kitchen.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Wood is wonderful...

If you have been to Still Lily, you will know this, but I am surrounded, in all the best ways, by wood, oh glorious wood, not just any wood, GRAPEWOOD, recycled and picked from vineyards, so amazing, and natural... some over 100 years old...I am in love.

The texture, smell and curves...

Have a wooderful weekend.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Welcome. Come On In...

I have finally officially launched my Etsy shop.
The doors are open & shelves are filling up.
Granted there are only 4 designs for sale right now, but so much on the burner and since I am excitedly prepping for the upcoming art show , creative forces are abundant.

Most recently, been working on table top glass ball terrariums which house wee mini livescapes, as I like to call them....oooo they are so special. Will post soon.

I am still getting familiar with the concept and steps for shipping my pieces. No problem.

So here is my new look for Still Lily blog & shop, it feels fresh, new, clean and simple...inspiring!

With all this fun and excitement as well as summer here in full force, life is pretty darn wonderful!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Spaces to grow...

Who on earth would not want a 26 Ft. High/22 Ft. Wide Teepee in their backyard?
Since I have moved to the country and am blessed with more room and space to grow, I find myself dreaming constantly of kids spaces and retreats for little creative beings to flourish...with land abundant and so much potential, it is not hard to understand why I find myself dreaming of kidland galore.
Love this combined work/play/craft space with kids art on walls, matching chairs with neutral colors and relaxed vibe.

These stools (Cookie) are cool, comfy and so chic. I really am digging cork right now...


Oh, my what a spot to get caught reading a book...
There is that Pouffe again!


I am so into chalkboard paint and this room is super colorful, fun and functional! I really like the laid back whimsical feel encouraging free spirited and crafty hearts!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Pouffes Pour Moi...

I love Pouffes...that sounds strange when I say it. But somehow these wee pieces of furniture have become a staple in my home...perhaps it is the two small folk who run a bit amuck randomly plunging and diving at all times.

Somehow, furnishings so close to the floor
(the ones shown here are from Souk , of course, I am partial to Dutch design/shops, being wed to one of the most wonderful Dutchmen ever FZ)...
are a safe and reassuring place to rest, not to mention pouffes are stylish and simple and take up minimal space. There is something organic & Bohemian-like about being down close to the ground...I rather enjoy it.
Here are some I have come across recently that I think deserve a look-at, as they are affordable and blend with many styles and decor.


Hope you you like Pouffes too?

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Summer livin'...


Well, now that summer is in full gear and outdoor living is a huge part of everyday life here in my neck of the woods (So. Cal), I am, once again, intrigued by outdoor spaces and creating an ultimate, personal oasis in one's own backyard.

First off, how cool is this pathway to a yard beyond? Enclosed in favorite.

Here are some pics I came across and thought I'd share to inspire, dream of, and even copy if desired!

Liking the colors and the creative use of the hedge to hang art, pretty unique.

Living etc.

Here is a little glam garden getaway, liking the mix & matching of modern, vibrant chairs with antique table and chandelier. This is a simple look that would not be that hard to achieve.

Color, color, color...I am a pouffe lover. Sitting in this space would brighten anyday!

Clean, simple, love the shade of green, sleek and relaxing.


I have always, always wanted an outdoor shower and this one is pretty darn outdoorsy cool...the rough slate walls are set off just perfectly by the modern shower fixtures.

Now, go on, enjoy your backyard!