Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 and The Orchid

It's the last day of the year, a perfect time of reflection.  As I look back on all the few posts I have done this year, it is obvious that something, or someone has rearranged my priorities!  And I love it.  My little girl has brought such joy to my life and I wouldn't trade it for the world.  It has been quite a challenge to balance my business and being a new mom but we are adjusting well and both baby and my career are thriving.  I only lack time to document it all!

I will soon be revealing my inspiration board for 2014.  I'm excited that Radiant Orchid is the color of the year from Pantone as I feel I have already been incorporating it where I can.
It is close to the color of my daughter's nursery and would love to use it more. (seen here behind Elsie)

I have recently completed and am awaiting photos to come back of RWD's latest kitchen and bath remodel while we work away at two new kitchens, so I know I will have many fun projects to share with you soon!

Wishing you much joy and happiness for 2014!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Luxe Retreat In France

Whether passing through an a tour of France or planning a destination wedding, Chateau de Varennes is a must see and stay luxury hotel in beautiful Burgundy, southeastern France.

Owner Aymeric de Truchis inherited the estate in 2009.  The chateau has been in his family for 400 years and remains one of the most beautiful destinations in the country.  Aymeric and his wife Sonia hired interior designer, Fabrice Bejjani to help turn the estate into a luxury hotel.

I hope to be able to visit this place someday.  The classic french interiors coupled with modern amenities and accents are so inspiring and welcoming.  In the meantime,  I will continue to peruse the photos on their website and Facebook page

Photos courtesy of  www.chateaudevarennes.fr and Alexandra Meurant

Friday, August 9, 2013

Summer of Love

So....  I've obviously been absent for a little while.  I've been taking a haitus because of this little bundle of love who arrive June 7th:

Elsie Anna Ward

I have worked on a few projects around my house while I was on "leave" as well.  My husband did most of the work in painting our kitchen cabinets after we got our new floors laid.

This is my latest masterpeice: Our gallery wall.  Something every family should have!
Family Gallery Wall

Now it's august and I'm easing back into work.  So thankful to my clients for being flexible with me!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Color Spot

One of my latest projects was designing a multi-purpose sunroom.  This room functioned as a homework/play room for the kids and a home office.  The owner is a big collector of art and loves bright cheery colors.  Check out how we were able to include everything on her list of needs and wants:

Custom Bench Cushion to coordinate with custom loveseat

Photos by Rebecca Ward

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Spring Colors

Spring is definitely starting to bud here in California.  The warmer temperatures makes everyone start thinking about new projects, change and bringing a little life back to their homes.  I was inspired but Yolo Colorhouse Paint's Trend colors they put together.
Turquoise is always a standard favorite but pairing it with some crisp white, warm melon and refreshing green creates a beautiful palette.

What colors are you looking forward to using this spring?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Inspire: 2013

Happy New Year!! As per tradition for four years now, I have created my inspiration board for the year of 2013:

You can take a look at past years here.  If you feel so inspired, I would love to see your own inspirations for 2013.  Feel free to post a link to yours in the comments or on my facebook page.