I'm back from Thanksgiving break and it was soooooooo great to get to just relax & hang with my family.  (And eat, of  course!)  I was thinking about it...  and isn't it funny that for this one day a year, almost all of us Americans are eating pretty much the exact same thing?  How weird would it be if we all did burgers on Tuesdays or pesto on Fridays?  ...  the grocery stores would be pretty profitable.  Random, I know. 


{We braved Black Friday - not bad at all, very odd- and found these cute little boots from Gap Kids}

We finally finished raking our yard and I got in a few pics of the boys:

{Christian, 4 and Justin- almost 2!}

I took a complete break from work, which was really nice, but I couldn't help going back to look at pics of some of our recent installs from last week...  Here's a mid-stage pic of one of my favorite rooms as we were moving everything in:

(The curtains are LL Textiles Live Paisley in Gold and I wish the were in my house :)

My client made a last-minute color switch on the walls & they turned out to be too pink.  We're going back to our original color which will be a cream.  {She had a color from one brand reproduced in another brand and it didn't come out perfectly to match the swatch... }    {I'd love to hide all of the not-so-smooth details from you to make it all seem perfect, but just keepin' it real & hopefully it'll help someone with being exrta careful about switching paint brands/ paint matching.}  This room is definitely going to be one of my favorite rooms we've ever done when we're finished.  My clients have the coolest style (she's traditional, he's a bit more edgy- so the mix is perfect) and I'm in love with the room.   

Anyway, I'm off for the day to a master bedroom installation.  I'll be sure to share some peeks!!  Hope your Thanksgiving was special!!


xoxo, Lauren

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23 comments:

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

I totally agree with you on paint brands not matching up. I had a color mixed in Sherwin Williams Harmony formula and then their Superpaint and they were drastically different. The Harmony gave a muddier color and the Superpaint was clean and bright.

VictoriaArt said...

Good luck! It's looking good!

Lauren@BaylorSays... said...

The curtains look awesome, and can't wait to see where you position the bamboo/rattan chair...I have one on my radar but not sure where it would 'go'. Looking forward to all the pics!!

Linda in AZ * said...

*** Of COURSE this will look wonderful, Lauren... anything you do always DOES!!! (And your fabrics are truly FAB!!!)...

Annnnnd, I couldn't BELIEEEVE how much (and fast!) your PRECIOUS boys have been GROWING!!! (Have you picked out the font yet, for their graduation announcements?!?!?!?!? Grins~)...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Leslie said...

It's looking great! I'm glad you and your family had such a lovely Thanksgiving. :)

despar2 said...

It's looking amazing! I love the chair...really! The feel of the room so far and did I say that I love the chair..lol.

kayce hughes said...

Can't wait to see more and I am in love with that chair!

Holly said...

Love those curtains in LL fabric!! They are awesome. And I love the keepin' it real details - keep 'em coming!!

Mary said...

I am a paint color consultant and I always counsel my clients not to take a Sherwin Williams color and have Home Depot match it. One of my paint color instructors told our class that when using a particular brand of paint, that brand's paint store has the probability of only getting it 97% correct. So imagine what happens when you mix brands!!!

The enchanted home said...

Curtains look beautiful but don't hold a candle next to the cutness of those darling little boys:)

Language of Color and Texture said...

Your Fabric is so amazingly beautiful. Interesting to me about the color switch. Sounds like they not only switched brands but switched colors? I am a color consultant for Sherwin Williams and the most difficult thing is when clients won't listen to the experience of a color consultant.Isn't this one of the reasons why to hire a designer(costly mistake not to listen!). Can't wait to see the finished room. I do like the keeping it real side of your posts.

Windlost said...

Love to see your beautiful kids - looks like Justin is getting a smoosh attack there. xo

My Garden Diaries said...

Love the drapes...your peanuts are adorable!!!

crisangsteninteriors.com said...

I had a client do that also - we had chosen a lovely gray-blue for her dining room, then the client had it mixed at a box store instead). The walls came out gray-purple! I about died - especially when the same thing happened in another room before, with a different color. Ooch.

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Something Gorgeous said...

Beautiful shots of the boys. Merry Christmas! x

Leah Moss said...

love those drapes Lauren! I'm totally scheming a little redo myself based one those beauties :)

Ellen said...

I like that your are keepin it real.....smiles

Anna Sonata said...

Very nice, thanks for sharing.

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Naomi@DesignManifest said...

OOo that bamboo chair is calling my name! Excited to see something a little bit edgy. I know it will be gorg.

My Beautiful World said...

Hi Lauren Just found your beautiful blog and I'm now following you so nice to find you friends to catch up with. If you find a spare minute come and have a visit with me follow back if you like, hope you have a lovely day.

Always Wendy

Jenna said...

I can see both the traditional and edgy, it looks like it's going to be a really great room!

Habib said...

The styles are too traditional and classy I really hurry to indulge in this life style...I have Costa Rica Real Estate Business and I really impressed with your post.Thanks alot.