Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Monday, November 19, 2012

Winged Bed with Modern Sophistication

The modern winged sophistication of this bed by Gus Modern is so inviting.  Although, the Carmichael Bed obviously has a masculine, mid-century modern feel with the textured tweed fabric and clean lines, it also feels very classic and traditional.  I really love a fully upholstered bed; it feels so luxurious and makes a nice statement piece in any bedroom.  This bed could feel ultra-feminine with beautiful, pastel floral bedding or maintain its masculine style with a bold, striped duvet.  The Gus Modern Carmichael Bed uses FSC-Certified wood and starts at $1950.  – Samantha

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Beach on the mind...

We are quickly approaching the completion of our PURE Beach Dream Home so I have the beach on my mind.  Here are some beautiful beach inspired pictures from my Pinterest - Beach Living Board.

Have a beachy day!

Source: via PURE on Pinterest



Friday, November 2, 2012

DIY Island Pendant Recover!
{ PURE Beach Dream Home, post #10 }

This week I covered plain white pendant shades with our Bud Pattern Organic Fabric in Cayenne/Ink/Natural.  It was easier than I thought.  First I cut the fabric to size - about 2 inches bigger than the size of the shade.  I then ironed the fabric and used Stitch Witchery to hems 3 sides of the fabric (top, bottom, and one side). I used a spray adhesive on the back of the fabric and rolled it around the drum shade - smoothing out the wrinkles as I went around the shade.  I lined up the bottom of the shade perfectly with the bottom of the fabric - This made sure the pattern was straight.  At the top I made small slits to fit around the metal rungs, I then used fabric glue and folded the excess fabric over the top of the shade.  I also re-enforced the side seam with the fabric glue.  They turned out so cute!  These pendants will hang in the PURE Beach House above the 11ft kitchen island.  I can't wait to see them up!

{ finished bud pattern shades }

top of the shade showing the fabric folded over }

the fabric is neatly lined up at the bottom of the shade }

the un-hemmed side of the fabric is cover by a neat side hem }

finished bud pattern shade }