Valances are a the same Pinler Irish Linen as the entry partiers accented with a Samuel & Sons tape
Here in the powder room we painted over the client's existing wallpaper in a lacquered chocolate brown paint
Here in the kitchen dining area I went with a punch for the backs of the cabinets
The client's existing table adds a great natural texture to the otherwise sleek lines of the contemporary furniture
I custom designed thdse fun acrylic legged benches and had them done in an espresso brown patent leather
The chairs are covered in a magenta faux crocodile on the fronts, and a fun toned down chocolate brown ikat back fabric
Benches are custom Bench fabric by Duralee Chair seats in Fabricut Chair backs in F. Schumacher Chairs are by Pearson Chandler by Jonathan Adler
Stay tuned for more pics from this fun project including the office, dining room, kitchen and boys rooms!
I hope you enjoyed a little peek into Victoria Bray Interior Design!
I really need to get better about putting more work up, baby steps!
Total weight gained/lost: Still not sure, appointment is next Friday the 8th, my guess is around 12lbs?
Exercise this Week?: Pilates and walked the pups Sunday afternoon
Maternity Clothes?:Yes - still loving yoga pants!
Stretch Marks?: No thank goodness
Belly Button?: Still in
Wedding Rings On/Off?: On
Sleep?: Same as last week, few and far between with mainly legs cramps now
Best Moment of the Week: Spa days with some girlfriends of mine laying by the pool feeling him move as I sipped cold cucumber water
Movement?: Yes, lots and I love it1
Food Craving?: No cravings anymore
Food aversions?: Not much
Morning Sickness?: Here and there, usually in the morning
What I Miss?: Still my energy, I am always sleepy
What I am Looking Forward to?: Putting together the nursery
This past week has been rough with a capital R!
Brad and I both had wicked colds that brought my already zero energy level down to a negative ten
I managed to squeeze in one Pilates class, only because I guilted myself for not canceling my two other ones and felt that I should at least show face
Fortunately the class was a breeze, which I am pretty impressed with myself about!
I would pay money to watch a 6 month pregnant woman do pike plank!
I can only image what people must think as they watch
Baby Tate has been playing The Karate Kid in my belly all week, he is so active and very predictable
Cold liquid, fruit consumption and 9am, 1pm and 10pm are his most active times
This past weekend I went to Indian Springs with two of my fellow pregnant girlfriends, and the entire time I was there he put on a show
I think anytime I eat, drink or am relaxed he likes to let it be known there's a new man in town!
I wish I would have recorded this below shot, you could see waves of movement across my skin...
I was hesitant to share this bump shot, as I know not everyone is "in to it", but hell this is my journal, I can laugh at it in another twenty years!
Total weight gained/lost: Not sure, next appointment is in a month, my OB said to ignore the scale, so I am just following orders:)
Exercise this Week?: Pilates once
Maternity Clothes?:Yes, loving my Old Navy skinnies and yoga pants still
Stretch Marks?: No ma'am
Belly Button?: Still in but definitely looking a tad different, can't quite point out what it is, but it seems a tiny different
Wedding Rings On/Off?: On
Sleep?: Very interrupted between the terrible leg cramps and bathroom runs
Best Moment of the Week: Laying in bed when Brad got home from work and him feeling Baby Shoe kick, or had he likes to say, "quickening" (someone's been doing his homework:)
Movement?: Lots! Especially after breakfast and when I drink cold pineapple juice and fizzy water
Food Craving?: Still fruit and now dairy like cheese sticks and chocolate milk
Food aversions?: None right now actually
Morning Sickness?: Few and far between, pickled ginger is still my BFF
Gender?: Yes sir - Baby Shoe is a boy
What I Miss?: My energy, I am always sleepy
What I am Looking Forward to?: Holding him on my chest and smelling his little noggin
Excuse the mess to the left, yesterday our contractor started working on the baby's room!
Until Monday that room was our guest bedroom and host to the last bump shots...
Nothing too exciting is going on except for repairs done to our house which is nearly a hundred years old - things were NOT pretty behind the walls in there - it was quite unfortunate
After that not so fun stuff, he is putting up crown molding and prepping for paint
My, (no offense) not so handy husband has decided to take on painting the nursery himself and is going to try and convince my Dad to install wainscot with him - this should be interesting with a capital I!
This wainscot idea is all his idea, I am content with plain walls, but if it does happen, I want the wainscot at least 48" in height, it's already a small room, I don't want it looking squatty!
I am hoping it's as easy as nailing this to the wall, but heavens knows, wish them luck!
After finding out about the Royal Bebe months ago, I created a nursery board fit for both a Prince or Princess
My dear husband demanded we have everything on the board I created for the future Prince Spencer until I broke the news that the dresser probably ranged from about $2,000-$4,000 and a couple other items were well beyond our budget
First off, although a very tiny room, we are painting the walls a lovely shade of navy, particularly Benjamin Moore's Old Navy - of course using a zero VOC paint...
Our contractor is patching up some old lathe and plaster issues and installing new crown molding to match the rest of the house... I am DYING to see the results!
For the new:
-We'll order the crib in a couple months from Pottery Barn (fingers crossed and starts align for some pop-up sale, perhaps?!)
-The area carpet we are ordering from Couristan through a local carpet dealer, it's an 8 x 10 bound Tartan plaid wool carpet and is probably my favorite piece in the room thus far!
-That sweet hot air balloon mobile is from Posh Tots, I MUST have this (time out: buying now...)
-I did pick-up a changing pad cover and matching crib sheets by Oilo at a baby shop close by my OB's office, talk about convenient?
-The cute little porcelain garden stool is a steal at Overstock, must have some blue and white in every room!
-The navy gourd lamp is from Shades of Light, I do have the same one, but in orange... not quite what I want in this room but may be a fun punch? Not sure yet... Got the same one on One Kings Lane sometime last year - keep your eyes peeled for me!
-The Moses basket is on my wish list right now, it's so sweet and perfect to have Baby Shoe snuggled up in with me from room to room
Luckily I can order a few things with my trade discount, which helps us cut some costs:
-I am ordering the roman shades from my trusty and local shades workroom with a great navy grosgrain tape along the borders, this is great because we can have them made with blackout lining since one wall is almost all window
-The beige Lee Industries swivel glider (with matching ottoman) will have a matching tape along the skirt hem
-The Ralph Lauren light fixture I just ordered through Circa Lighting, it is Brad's favorite piece in the room so far!
-I plan on buying some Pindler fabric and making a monogrammed pillow myself, unless Etsy has something better to offer:)
Now for the "recycled" goodies:
-I have a pair of fox hunt prints from an old staging job of mine from years back that need a better spot... thinking above the glider
-We have the brass duck head bookends I picked up at the local antique fair that I just love, I think my parents may have the same ones
-What is even better is that we have a couple signed framed duck stamp prints by my Dad's favorite waterfowl artist as well as a couple great antique duck decoys too
-The sheepskin rug was given to me my my Aunt last year when I expressed interest in it... little did she know we had a bun in the oven and I knew exactly where it was going!
-As for the dresser, we have yet to find the "perfect" dresser/chest as of yet, but I am patient. I've been scouting antique stores, Craigslist and putting feelers out there from friends/family. We want something under 42"W, old, and hopefully with brass hardware
Well... that's all for now, I hope you like!
All details can be found on my Pinterest Board as well as clicking on the Polvore board above!