Hello, and happy Father’s Day! I have my Five Faves for you including a little story of an enduring friendship based on the love of decorating. I’m giving you an update on the Pillow Master, a fun new décor book, versatile and affordable LBD, and more. And of course, I look forward each week to what Cindy and Annie have for us.
“Arriving Home” By James T. Farmer III
I could see myself retiring in the house on the cover! It’s a fun book.
Outfit of The Week
My client, Meredyth, was wearing this pretty chain link necklace combo. I admired it and she sent them to me (large links and initial necklace)! So sweet. Affordable… so they are good for travel. My J. Crew straw hat is packable… you just roll it up and use the elastic black band to keep it rolled. We are doing a travel wardrobe post soon so this hat will reappear 🙂 I will take it to Spain with me next month.
Chief Would Love Her!
This is Ripple, an athlete in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show agility competition. She looks so much like our dog, Chief.
“Ripple’s trainer, fell trying to direct the Boston Terrier out of the tunnel section of the agility course. Despite the mistake, Ripple and Daniel finished the run and celebrated together afterward.” Watch this…
Adding Trim To Ready-made Curtains
My client, Carol jokes that the Kravet Pathways Trim in Denim cost more than the ready-made curtains…it’s true. But, I love the statement it makes. The seagrass wallpaper is from Serena and Lily. I’m hoping to show you the whole bedroom soon. Her husband is an amazing builder and made her a pop-out window seat to take in great views.
Enduring Friendship Based On A Love Of Decorating
You’ve heard me talk about my friend, Liana “The Pillow Master” over the years. She made all my designer pillows for my clients and me with outstanding workmanship. She assists me a LOT with fabric and pattern decisions. Liana has beautiful taste and helped me with the One Room Challenge Blue And White Bedroom and One Room Challenge Neutral Bedroom.
About two years ago, at the age of only 52, she had a massive stroke that left the left side of her body paralyzed. But Li (as I call her) is a TROOPER. Last Tuesday, she came to visit me from Orange County, California for the day. Solo. Which was very brave considering the obstacles.
Li gave me the above pretty white and blue paisley pillow (she had seen my pillows on Instagram and knew it would work). She said it’s good to use a small pillow sometimes just for a “POP” like jewelry. Good advice. She also gave me a square one.
The point is…Li had to carry these bulky pillows in a bag and her purse with her on the airplane while maneuvering a wheelchair. And go through security…for the first time traveling alone! It gives me a lump in my throat. It was a wonderful day of girl talk and a few tears…I am so grateful to still have Li in my life.
And YOU are probably here based on a love of decorating, too. I appreciate you.
Talking about friendship…let’s see what my friends, Annie and Cindy have for us this week!
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