It’s an Urban Cottage Because…

The space looks lived in.
via | The Urban Cottage Files
A quote for a creative weekend:
                           A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.

                                          — Frank Capra

 

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Red, White & Blue Cottage

In a few days, it will be the July 4th weekend. We’re not planning anything big at all. There’s a burn ban {so, no fireworks} in most Texas States & understandably so. The drought is just getting worse & worse and we’re in the 100’s pretty much everyday. Please help us pray for rain y’all!Anyway, me & the hubs is planning just a day trip to a brewery in the Texas Wine Country and just relax. I would love to spend time in a red,blue or white cottage anytime though. A plus if it’s overlooking the beach and has a nearby antique alley.

 aaahh, the patriotic colors are just perfect for these cottages
plus points if the interior is like this
Have fun planning the weekend!

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Upcoming Wall Stenciling Project

I stenciled my rest room cabinets in my old cottage home a while back and I tell you, it was a disaster! I find out soon enough that stenciling takes precision & patience. You can’t take the stencil off and see what you’ve got too soon nor skimp on stencil adhesive or tape. Every little cut out matters so much. Even if you don’t feel like a mural artist because you’re using a stencil, I think stenciling is both an art & a skill.So, while I’m scoping out a $9000 area rug for one client, I was dreaming of using a stencil for another client’s entryway. We were initially thinking of wallpapering the space and anchor the flow from the entryway to the living room with the color scheme she chose. But stenciling is the most cost-effective and creative way we can add some ooomph to that area {well aside from the other accessories we’re getting together}.

I came across this Etsy shop and ooh-la-la! All the wall stencil goodness!

Gorgeousness right? So, I’m putting my patience and precision skills to the test soon. And I’m pretty sure, it will be all worth it. Have you stenciled a wall lately? Any tips? Do tell…

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DemiJohn|John

Hey boys & girls! I’m back…to Austin that is! Home sweet home. I hope all of you had a great weekend.
Sometimes blogging to me just involves an image I just adore. Featured are demijohns also known as carboys. An installation made by Go Home. I think it’s totally ingenious. So, I’m thinking, aside from collecting vintage cameras, hobnail milkglasses, cobbler shoeforms, vintage coffee grinders…I’m putting demijohns on my list. What do you think?

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Antlered: The Office Desk

l always complain about being out of town but really, I think I’m nomadic at heart. So, I’ve been out of town for a combined 2 weeks this month and terribly miss my home office desk. It’s small in a small corner desk but it has lots of my favorite finds. Case in point, this pair of antler horns is probably not the most functional to place on my desk. It does get move around a lot, but on my down time {or recharging time} as I call it, I just look and hold it for a minute or so… instant de-stressor! Call me weird but it really works!

home office deskantlers
Happy weekend everyone! I’m on my way back home tomorrow…woohoo!

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Birdcages Galore

When you have no more space to create a vignette on a side table, a space, a wall, then there’s always the ceiling and the air up there. I find myself loving suspending things as decoration, whether it’s lanterns, bubbles, terrariums, vintage lamp shades and of course, birdcages. I’m thinking of doing this for a client. I hope they’ll like the idea! I’m quite happy with a vintage birdcage I got at Roundtop recently. Anyway, here’s more choices from the shop…

Any other ideas of something cool to suspend and use as decor?

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The Fig Leaf Tree: A Giant Staple

Leaves, without it, we won’t have fresh air. I say, the bigger the leaves, the better. More breath of life into your space. After stalking tons of decor mags and online sites dedicated to design and decor, there is one giant staple that’s making such a presence into well decorated rooms & spaces, the Fig Leaf tree.

Click here to check out how to take care of this tree as an indoor plant. So, when out on a hunt to fill that void in your space. Look no further than the Fig Leaf Tree.


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DWYL and LWYD

It’s been extremely busy on my end so the post for today is short and sweet. Yes, do what you love and love what you do, it couldn’t get any simpler than that right? But sometimes, it’s so difficult to do! I wish all of you a Happy Monday, a Happy week and always keeping this quote in mind. Gotta go!


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Naturale Fantastico

I must admit, little adorable things with so much detail and sophistication makes my heart skip a beat. A little lame, too frivolous, depthless even? Not sure. Hey, maybe that’s why I love design and decor so much. And all of us have our own little things we’re so enthused about {yes, I’m talking about Farmville aficionados}. So, the following collection is by Lladro. Of course, right? Baroque details, white porcelain, the luster of gold, what’s not to love?

It’s from their collection, Naturofantastic, an imaginary universe where the organic meets fantasy, an evocative journey to the dreamlike side of nature. Ahhh, their artists are just amazing. Do you have an everyday object that you just like|love so much?


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Sitting on Knit

I thought these stools are pretty adorable. But I’m not quite sure about the comfort. They kinda look,    eclairish, donutish to me, ok, even a little intestinish like. But nevertheless, it is ingenious! These knitted stools are the work of the textile designer and might I say knit artisan Claire Anne-O’Brien {she’s Irish but currently resides in London}. That is what makes designers, designers. Full of creativity, new ideas, pushing the bar {or in this case, the knit}, everytime. Check out her work here.


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