Since last week’s, “Furniture Friday,” was more luxury oriented, I thought I’d share an great, inexpensive online source for Parson’s Chairs, Carrington Court Direct.  I have used them with COM fabric and it turned out great!

Lorin Marsh is a furniture and accessories showroom that’s been in business since 1975.  It’s represented locally in Houston by David Sutherland.  I’ve picked my favorite pieces that fit my aesthetic  more, “cleaned-up feminime,” but they really have a range.  These products are definitely “high-end,” but it shows.  I’m off to face the swarming crowds (not my favorite thing) at Dallas Market – hoping to see Emily at some point!

So I thought I would share a personal project…”personal” meaning my own small Living Room.  We had a kitchen fire in September (everyone was fine) and have started the process of replacing or repairing the things that were damaged.  Our white slipcovered sofa and green silk chair were trashed from water and smoke damage.

This is our old apartment but shows the “BEFORE” of the sofa…



My sofa had to basically be re-built (notice the new arms) and I made the switch from slipcover to a neutral upholstery in a linen/cotton blend.  The green chair was skirted and I added a gray cotton velvet.  I’ve been wanting to de-colorify our place for a while now, and all it needs is a punch of hot pink peonies! (side note – our coffee table is usually more “styled” but alas, the box o’ accessories is most likely in my husband’s car trunk left over from the frantic hustle pre-Sadie Bday party).



The green silk chair was never my favorite piece in the world (really used as a desk chair in our bedroom but in our new place the scale was better for our LR).  Silk was obviously not my first choice and not practical for dog & baby.

And chair after….


Skirted in a gray cotton velvet that changes color as the day goes on.

Here’s another “AFTER” of the same chair.  My Mom also had a pair, so we had them re-done in a punchy coral and added a box-pleat skirt.  These are the head chairs at their Dining Room Table.  Just waiting for the go-ahead on aqua/chartreuse wallpaper and silk turquoise drapes!

I hoped you enjoyed this FF.  It is always extremely nerve racking for me to share personal projects but I love it when others do, so why not??

You’re either a pink person or you’re not.  I happen to be a big pink person!  It just a really, really happy color.  It’s practically a neutral –  I mean it goes with every color!  I decided to dedicate this FF to the color pink…

Fuschia + Gray is a fabulous combination as seen in this room by Massucco Warner Miller

Above two photos via CocoCozy.

The perfect pink sofa.  I really don’t think I would get tired of this.

Above two pieces by Windsor Smith Home.

A pair of pink “bubble” chairs from Pieces.

Above two from Furbish

Milo Baughman chair…remember him?

Pair of lounge chairs from new-to-me vintage website, VandM.

Are you a pink lover?  Do you have any pink in your home?

Hi All!  Happy New Year!  It’s been a really busy time around here…You know Christmas, New Years, Sadie turned 1.  I can’t believe that happened.   I wanted to share a few pictures from my little one’s big day.  We actually had her party on New Year’s Eve (during the day).  Naturally hosting a party for 25-30 in our two bedroom apartment sent me into a little bit of a tailspin, but we had so much fun at the party!

The theme was basically “girly zoo.”  That means lots of pink and oranges!

I hope you enjoyed the photos!  Here’s to a fresh, new year!