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Guest Room Plan: Casa Covet Living

Happy Monday!  Hope you guys had a great weekend.  Karrie and I spent much of ours spitballing between San Diego & LA about how to decorate the new casa.  First order of biz was to get girlfriend a bed, since no one’s had a great time sleeping on a mattress on the floor since frat parties ca. 1998 at IU, when they were too hopped up on jungle juice to know the difference.  We did end up pulling the trigger on one, but I’ll save it for a post on the master bedroom later this week when we get it all dialed in.  But for now, I can show you the guest room (!)  Which was easy because *COUGH* since it’s (( air quotes )) “mine,” I got to pick out whatever I wanted.  AKA, Karrie’s words were, “just pick out what you normally would and do your Beautiful Mind thing,” so the only client I had to run it by was Sir Licks-a-lot (Gus).  Here’s what’s gonna go down in the front guest room at Casa Covet Living:

Guest Room, Casa Covet Living Interiors

a) Paint Color: Dunn Edwards, Icy Lavender DE5924.  This came out slightly more pigmented / more purple than we wanted, so we decided to tone the rest of the room down with a lot of neutral layers.

Wall Color, Casa Covet Living | Icy Lavender, Dunn Edwards

b) Bamboo Pendant Light: Sinnerlig, Isle Crawford for Ikea.  THIS IS UNDER $60 PEOPLE!!!  And freaking fabulous in person.  I carried it on my head like it was a 200 lb fruit basket through the sea that is Ikea a month ago when I saw it, having no idea where it would go.  If I were you, I might buy 2 and hang ’em over my dining room table.  Like – go now.

isle crawford ikea | casa covet living

c) Drapery Panel Fabric: Shibori Angle Grey by Michelle Mathis.  This chick has a TON of great patterns you should check out.  Think Amber Interiors / global style, but for closer to $20/yard.

shibori grey, michelle mathis spoonflower | covet living interiors

d) Wall Sconces: Midcentury, Lumfardo Luread “F” Sconces, 1st Dibs.  These are amazing, but too $$.  But will source lookalikes on Etsy… or just wait to snap these up on eBay.

lured sconces | casa covet living

e) Artwork: source unknown.  But every time I look at this, I get transported to a peaceful place.  On a remote lake somewhere.  In the summertime.  At dusk.  Where else would anyone ever wanna be?

art - so peaceful | casa covet living

f) Upholstered Bed: Target Parkside Button Tufted Bed.  Frankly, I have no idea if Target’s beds are gonna sh*t the bed or not in terms of quality, but I figure if Emily Henderson can do it, we can give it a whirl.  They have SURPRISINGLY bomb silhouettes… post on that later.

target parkside bed | casa covet living

g) Nightstands: Restoration Hardware Martens Round Side Tables.  Love these for their spare, rustic quality & patina.  Also always good to introduce another round shape in a space where there aren’t many.

RH Marten's Round Side Table | Covet Living

h) Euro Sham Fabric: Seema Krish “Gramercy in Metropolitan Grey”, through Nicky Rising.  Part global & part Granny.  Love the detail in all of Seema’s patterns.

seema krish gramercy grey | casa covet living

i) Throw: Estrato Oversized Bed Throw / Coverlet.  All I ever wanted was a pom pom coverlet to take naps under.

estrato bed throw

j) Rug: Antique, via Aja Rugs in La Jolla.  I’ve had this pinned for awhile but just had to email them for pricing this weekend.  These shopowners are great to work with, but this thing is a stunner, so cross your fingers this isn’t four trillion dollars.

aja antique rug | casa covet living

xoxo!

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Bright Copper Kettles Project: The Kitchen

Mood Board: Project Bright Copper Kettles | Covet Living Interiors

(center inspo image via: Steven Gambrel)

Hola Sugarplums!  Happy (long) Weekend!  I hope you guys have killer BBQ’s and lots of feet-up-chillaxin’ on the agenda.  Sorry the Bachelor Blog is a cool 5 days late… but look at it this way – you’ll probably totally get a double feature in the next few days.  Think of it like bingeing on Netflix.

I’ve fallen off the blogging map some in recent months because life just got REAL bizay.  In the best way possible though.  In addition to doing sales & design for the best dang custom cabinetry shop in SoCal, I also branched out on my own super legit-like and have been doing a lot of design work.  I got all licensed up as Stephanie Ballard Interiors, but am flip flopping to Covet Living Interiors.  You know, to pay homage to the Mothership and all (#represent).  And cuz dang – it’s just such a good name for what it stands for, and it really is where it all started.  Anyway – ya wanna see one of the projects I’m working on??

This is for the sweetest couple ever back in the Heartland (Midwest).  About my parents’ age, and this will be their forever home where their grandkids will come on Christmas, where they’ll sit by the crackling fire at night and read – wrapped in cabled throws – etc.  Bah!  So cozy.  Their taste is definitely more on the traditional side: warm, rustic earth tones.  Classic finishes.  Think bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens // brown paper packages tied up with string.  A *touch* of country without going all crazy Cracker Barrel.  You get the idea.  I got an email from them a few weeks ago which basically said: “We trust you implicitly, and this is your blank canvas.  Make us proud…. go!”  Which brought a single tear in my eye.  Mind you, I’ve never met these lovely people in person – just via email and some conference calls (where I could tell they were both hovering with their heads together over a rotary phone, like George & Mary when Sam Wainwright calls in It’s a Wonderful Life – SO SWEET I COULDN’T TAKE IT).

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This project is also right down the street from my Modern Farmhouse project that’s just wrapping up.  WHICH I CANNOT WAIT TO PHOTOGRAPH.

Anyhow.  Here are the concepts I sent them.  I have a fave, but you tell me – what do you guys think??!

Farmhouse Kitchen 1 | Covet Living Interiors Farmhouse Kitchen 7 | Covet Living Interiors
Farmhouse Kitchen 3 | Covet Living Interiors Farmhouse Kitchen 2 | Covet Living Interiors

I am LOVING this sage / layers of cream / patina’d metal / reclaimed wood / calacatta gold marble / copper palette, and all the finishes are pretty interchangeable depending on what they wanna put where.  The one thing we’re working around at this point is a black range – a Mac Daddy they got a screaming deal on.  At first I was thinking: “ohhhhhh fuuuuuuudge” / and saying: “nbd we’ll totally make it work!”  And now I really love it.  Stainless isn’t the end all be all after all.  I would’ve loved to have incorporated some soapstone in this kitchen, but it might be a bit much with the black range… and even if we put it on the island, this kitchen doesn’t get a ton of natural light, so a lighter island (calacatta oro marble, or something similar) will brighten ‘er up and do a much better job of reflecting light.

Anyhow – these were the original elevations (before I tweaked em)… it’s just one back wall where the range and fridge will be, and then an island.  10 ft ceilings, and cabs will go all the way up, so we’ll likely do pretty glass peepers way up top:

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I’m also kicking around the idea of doing leaded glass in some of the cabinet doors, à la:

leaded glass

That’s it for now!  Have an amaaaaaazing weekend, thanks for ALL THE LOVE (always!) that you guys send our way.  And if you need help with your project, gimme a holler (stephanie.m.ballard@gmail.com).

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo,

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