Thursday, March 15, 2012

i have some very talented friends {part 1}....

tina and jerry...
they used to live next door to us.  they moved in a couple of weeks after we did way back in 2000,  newly married and fresh off of their honeymoon.  they were the most fantastic neighbors and we became fast friends. tina has an incredible eye for decor and her house was an inspiring mix of modern design and vivid color. lots of black furniture with bright reds, cobalt blues, bright oranges and charcoal grey adorning the walls and accessory decor.   jerry loved working in the yard and landscaped with the same modern twist.  lots of hardscape with just the right mix of greenery.  and he turned the pond that we shared in the yard into more than just a retention pond by cleaning up the edges, rimming them with rocks and adding a fountain.
this gave all of the neighbors who bordered the pond a beautiful view out of our windows.
  
 they had two little girls while they lived here.  i've been taking their photos since eden, the oldest, was about a year old.   london, the youngest, is the picture of her mama and eden, her daddy....
they moved about two years ago and we miss them terribly.  although they only moved about 15 minutes away, time and life gets in the way and we don't see each other as much as we should. we are working hard on changing that.  
anyway,
tina invited me over to see the changes she has made in the decor of her home. she has changed her decor style drastically from hard modern to shabby, frenchy, vintage distressed.  and it looks fantastic. 
i want to take you on a little tour of her new home. 
daughter eden has a beautiful room done in pinks, golds and greys....
the bed linens are from target, urban outfitters, joann fabrics and t.j.maxx.   the angel wings are from hobby lobby.
 she made the lampshade above by tearing strips of fabric and tying them to the lampshade frame (which she picked up at the goodwill and tore off the old fabric from, a girl after my own thrifty heart) after painting the lamp white white.
most of the other wall decor is from hobby lobby as well.
 this is the playroom, located in the bonus room of the house over the garage, so it's long and narrow and split into two rooms.  perfect for two little diva girls....
i love the tulle draped from the corners of the ceiling to the chandelier. 

 daughter london has the blue room and if you notice, this is the same chandelier that i have in my laundry room.  tina fell in love with it and because it's no longer available from lowe's where i originally got it, she scoured craigslist until she found not one, but two of them....she painted hers too!!
she also added ribbon flowers to the candlelight bottoms
and although it's hard to see in this picture, she also added tiny ribbon flowers to the letters on the wall above her window.
bed linens for this room are from target, joann fabrics and t.j. maxx as well.
 tina is so creative that she found a design on pinterest and drew it freehand to london's wall.   the little feathers holding up the strands of pearls have lights behind them and the branches are bejeweled with stick-on gems.  
 these feather angel wings were found online.  they are gorgeous....
 the girls bathroom is beautiful too.  she is currently working on finding a sideboard like this one
that we redid a couple of years ago, to use as a sink base.  she keeps telling me that mine would be perfect for her girl's bathroom....i'm not ready to part with it just yet though, because it is actually the perfect size to use in our master bathroom as a sink base!  :)
 most of the linens here are from the rachel ashwell collection at target too.  she glammed everything up with some ribbon and feathers...
 even her laundry room has that frenchy glam look.  
 just look at the light that those chandeliers throw around the room....
 the furniture in her bedroom is a throwback to the modern look in her old house.  she wanted to purchase new furniture for her bedroom but i talked her out of it.  i knew i would be able to give her the look she wanted just by painting the orange wood and turn it into the new style of decor she wanted.  we worked on it for an entire day a couple of weeks ago and by the time we finished,  it was late at night so the pictures don't do it justice.  this is a before picture of her dresser and mirror.  i will share the finished pictures of her room in an upcoming post and i assure you that the furniture looks drastically different.  i just need to get back over there and get some pictures during the day....
i love having creative friends.  
we play off of each other and share ideas.  we inspire and push each other to get things done....and we look at our changes with big smiles on our faces....
we miss you guys bunches....

9 comments:

Musings Of A Gem said...

What a fabulous house! I love the shabby chic / french boudoir look, the soft pinks and creams are lovely in one of the bedrooms too.

I'm looking forward to seeing the after of their bedroom!

I love creative people too...we easily inspire eachother : )

x

Elisabeth said...

You have a very talented friend. She really captured the vintage look!

Can't wait to see the bedroom.

Sherah said...

I am so in love with her style and amazing creativity!!! I wish she had a blog, I would love to follow her projects and see how she does things. So gorgeous! I especially liked the little roses around the chandelier and also the shabby lamp she made using fabric she tore and tied. I wish I could see a tutorial on how to do that!

Looking VERY much forward to part 2. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Kelly said...

Do tell us ... What paint color did she use in her taupe and pink bathroom? It's gorgeous!

Meg from Megs A Mommy! said...

So much inspiration!
Now, if this baby would let me put her down long enough to paint!!! =D

Lunar Euphoria said...

Wow! Feathers and wings and pink, oh my! Very creative.

Lisa said...

I hate it when the people we really like move.

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