Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Chez Moi House Makeover..The Power Of White Paint

 I finally finished the outside of the house and painted it from pink and green to black and white. My friend Sam told me not to paint the windows black because they were too ugly to highlight and she was right.  It is so much better. Would love to hear what you think.  I still have a long way to go. My mom came this week and helped me clean out the garage, my backyard and every closet and there was a massive pile of trash in the front. I was so lucky because there are all these tear downs going on in my neighborhood and the workers (whom asked to take a look) found the treasure in my trash and cleaned it all up. I was beyond thrilled!
Before: Sad, depressing and dirty looking right? 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Outdoor Lighting Lust....Holly Hunt Lighting J'adore!

I would LOVE all of the below for my outdoor lighting. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Bougainvillea On A White House.

The problem with painting your house all white is that it needs something to make it interesting. I love the idea of purple or pink  Bougainvillea on a white house. Here is what I am thinking as inspiration for my own.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Covering Ugly Columns with Creeping Fig

Turns out my stone columns just did not take to paint so I have a slight dilemma on my hands. My friend Adam told me they can be saved and made genius by Creeping Fig. Doing it today :)
This is the intended effect.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

2 Lighting Picks For The Foyer And The Living Room.

The bad news is that I have to change every ceiling light and bring it up to code - the good news is that is an excellent opportunity to change the fixtures.

So far I am obsessed with this light for the living room found at a restaurant called Roc Star which has the BEST soup dumplings (the soup is inside the dumpling) . It's on Sawtelle.  Now where to find this fixture.

And this for the Foyer designed by Thom Filicia . The fixture is by Grant Larkin

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Black and White Dining Room: Ceiling or Base Board?

Debating on whether to paint the ceiling black or the base board black.  What do you think? 

This is the room in Question: Not Kidding

Black and White Staircase

Painting the staircase today. Going for the black banister and white spindles. I painted the beams black in the foyer and it looks amazing. Can't wait to share photos.