Be that Person
Thursday, May 28, 2015 by {darlene}

Here is a sweet, tiny little story that is worth pausing for, me thinks.

Two weeks ago, when I was having the time of my life shopping with a bestie in ATL, {Angenigma of course}…

I spotted this amaze-balls skirt in Anthropologie…

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I commented that I LOVED it…

“But where would I even wear something like that?”

Angela said something that I will always remember:

 

“Wear it to the grocery store. Be that Person.”

 

Yes. Yes. Yes.

Be that Person.

This post on being GUTSY was my way of saying that same thing,

but honestly, I just love the short-and-sweet of that truth:

Be that Person.

Be that person

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ditto :: a guest room that will have you drooling
Monday, May 18, 2015 by {darlene}

A Guest Room That Will Have You Drooling

Happy {ditto} Monday! Ditto posts: learn how to ditto a designer room

Today’s ditto post features a room that I was SO DANG LUCKY to sleep in last week. My friend Angela’s guest bedroom. I wish I could share the full reveal of every corner of this gorgeous space, but can you believe it, I did NOT take pictures. I had a snafu with my flight, and I missed out on an entire day of my precious visit to Chateau d’Angela. Instead, I soaked in every moment of my house tour sans camera… soaking in time with my precious friend.

Me and my girl at Scott’s Market in Atlanta. Oh, and Shakespeare. And some other dude:

Darlene and Angela TPH and FHD forevahhhhh

Which by the way, if you do not yet follow Angela on her blog and on Instagram, your life is missing something.

and did I mention this???:

TPHblog home by @angenigma

Yep. That would be Angela’s home that she is renovating in jaw-dropping fashion.

Which is why I am kicking myself for not taking pictures. But, I will do my best to piece together as many pics as I can from the inter webs {ahem. stolen from her Instagram account and blog} to give you a glimpse into one of the most ditto-worthy rooms you have seen in a long time!

{Ditto posts demonstrate a great exercise for you as you continue to develop your own personal style: using your own favorite pictures, and making a quick list of what you actually love about the space. If you study what you love about a space, it helps you to bring what you LOVE into your own home!}

Interior Designers need designers too, right? Do you hear me Angela!!??? Feast in this gorgeousness and you will see why I am trying to drag Angela by her hair to help me decorate my own house!!!!

So. Ditto!!!!

The Guest Room that Will Have You Drooling:

ditto guest room that will have you drooling, design by @angenigma . post via @fieldstonehill

ditto guest room that will have you drooling, design by @angenigma . post via @fieldstonehill

ditto guest room that will have you drooling, design by @angenigma . post via @fieldstonehill

ditto guest room that will have you drooling, design by @angenigma . post via @fieldstonehill

ditto guest room that will have you drooling, design by @angenigma . post via @fieldstonehill

and a few more pics with updated bedside styling and new pillows!!!

ditto guest room that will have you drooling, design by @angenigma . post via @fieldstonehill

ditto guest room that will have you drooling, design by @angenigma . post via @fieldstonehill

{ via TPHblog }

WHAT I LOVE {What I would ditto!}:

1. The HAND PAINTED peony wall. I. DIE.

2. The crisp bedding with gorgeous pillow detailing. And yes, I slept like a baby.

3. The stunning red bed. What guest couldn’t use a little drama? Hand delivered at Angela’s place.

4. The art. All of it. I am going to steal it.

5. The plethora of side tables, all inviting me to drop my bag down and stay a while. I think I shall…..

6. That bathroom. OH I WISH I had pictures. But do you see the little glimpse of it. That custom tile? Stalk Angela on Instagrammy to find out more. And beg her to post more pics, while you are at it.

7. Ribbon art!!!

8. The modern lines of the bed against the classic lines of the curvy-legged settee bench.

9. Oh, and did I mention THAT PEONY WALLLLLL?????????

DO YOU LOVE IT?? WHAT DO YOU LOVE? WHAT DESIGN ELEMENTS WOULD YOU DITTO IN YOUR OWN HOME? DO TELL!!!!!!

 

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I am into natural choices for my family, and this is the main way I avoided taking any medicines during pregnancy, and now our family is hooked. My Young Living essential oils are also my business, and the oils are so well loved that they sponsor my blog!!! Thank you, friends! Be sure to check out the August freebie for trying the oils with a wholesale Premium Kit. Enroll by clicking here.

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overcoming paralysis.
Monday, May 11, 2015 by {darlene}

overcoming paralysis.

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I dedicate this post to myself, for my 40th birthday this week.

And I am speaking to my 25 year old self, and my 30 year old self, and to my 39 and 362day year old self.

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{for me}

There is only one way to climb out of a pit, my sweet, beautiful girl.

You have to step up.

Then, you have to lift your other foot, and you have to step up again.

And then, after you do that. You have to lift your other foot up, the one that you already lifted before, and lift again.

If you are really tired of living in that pit, there is only one way to get out.

You have to do the work.

If you are really tired of living with the holes in your sofa, and you feel overwhelmed with fabrics and choices and no time,  and its tough to save up the cash and impossible to make a decision, and who to call to pick up the dang sofa… there is still only one way to a beautiful sofa.

You have to do the work.

If you are tired of kids who talk back, and act ignored, and call for your attention, and just want another piece of you, there is only one way to have a beautiful relationship with them, even though you are already a loving and giving mother.

You have to do the work.

If you are tired of feeling bad, of an aching back, of stiff joints and of hating your reflection. If you are tired of having to buy a size up and you know you are letting yourself go, and there is no turning back, there is only one way to turn this around.

You have to do the work.

If you dream of writing a book, decorating a gorgeous space, inspiring others, sharing your vision, helping others find wellness, looking like a million bucks, feeling healthy, and living with laughter. If you want a meaningful connection with your family and you want peace and joy within the walls of your home, there is only one way to get there.

You have to do the work.

If you are sitting alone in your home surrounded by love yet still surrounded by loneliness. If you don’t even remember your own soul and who you were before all of this. If you think you have no friends and no connection with others. If you feel darkness, there is only one way to feel connected.

You have to do the work.

If you give and give and give and give, and never fill yourself up and ignore the person God made you to be. If you pour out your pitcher, there is only one way to fill it up.

You have to do the work.

My gorgeous, loved, talented, hurting, beautiful self …..

You have to do the work.

You can do ALL things. You are not alone.

God GAVE you the gift to create beauty with your surroundings. You have to do your part.

God GAVE you these amazing children and the time that you have with them. You have to do your part.

God MADE your body to run, and work out, and sweat and feel glory. You have to do your part.

God CREATED you to have these passions and share them. You have to do your part.

God GAVE you your friends, your family, your husband. You have to do your part.

Bit by bit, Be Better than you were before.

Just better. Not INFINITELY better. Not arrived. Not perfect. Not great.

Just better than you were before.

Be gentle to yourself. Take it one step up at a time.

this is how you overcome paralysis.

 

You’ve got this.

 

 

“Not that I have already obtained all this, or already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.”

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This post is generously sponsored by my YL. I am into natural choices for my family, and this is the main way I avoided toxins during pregnancy, and now our family is hooked. My Young Living essential oils are also my business, and the oils are so well loved that they sponsor my blog!!! Thank you, friends!  Enroll by clicking here.

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Design boards :: a colorful schoolroom
Friday, April 17, 2015 by {darlene}

A Colorful SchoolRoom

This is a design board that I finished a while ago with a beloved client, Sarah. {We have done her library, her keeping room, and her living room so far} It was so fun to execute a fun and functional school room for this growing family:

My client was all about color, color, color for this space. Her room provided a few unique space challenges, which we fixed with strategically placed built-ins. I love me some built-ins. Find me a hole in a wall or an awkward bump, and my answer? Built-in!!!!

{Check out my Built-in obsessed Pinterest board here. And if you are a Pinning Junkie like me, follow all of my boards here.}

So, built-ins and color splashing, and now my client and I LOVE  the result! Wouldn’t you want to learn in this room?:

 

Homeschool room Design Board by @fieldstonehill

{for more design boards from my portfolio, click here.}

What I love about this space:

1. This room is a color explosion that is made do-able and breathable with some sweeping neutral spaces for the eye to rest. The floor is painted. The walls are a soft blue-green. The built-ins provide ‘white space’ and grounding architecture.

2. Creative storage. Rolling bins, shelves with baskets, built-in closets and shelving, storage-bench seats. When it comes to school spaces, there is never any shortage of STUFF. So, thoughtful storage is essential.

3. Why do I love built-ins so much? They are a very efficient use of space, and they take advantage of the vertical plane. They are streamlined and take up less floor footage than furniture. They are seamless. They add architectural interest to an otherwise boring, square room.

3. Pops of color, and contrasting color at that! You hear me talk all the time about the power of contrasts. I love creating an impact by highs and lows, brights and darks, and opposites on the color wheel.

4. Echoing pattern. I had fun playing around with the “flag” theme, which was inspired by my client’s vision. I brought colorful ‘flags’ into the art, the pillows, and the rug.

5. The blackboard and bulletin board solution. Are they closet doors, or are they useful school surfaces? Both!

6. Proud of the practicality. I love gorgeous spaces. But, somewhere in this idealistic mind of mind, I believe we can have it all! Gorgeous spaces that work FOR us and WITH us! I love when I look at a room that is so lovely, like this space, and is equally USEFUL. It makes me want to move right in!

 

I cannot wait to see this room as it evolves and takes shape. Be sure to follow along with Sarah as she makes her gorgeous updates!

 

Get the Look:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MY GENEROUS SPONSOR:

This post is generously sponsored by my YL. I am into natural choices for my family, and this is the main way I avoided toxins during pregnancy, and now our family is hooked. My Young Living essential oils are also my business, and the oils are so well loved that they sponsor my blog!!! Thank you, friends!  Enroll by clicking here.

There is a freebie special sign-up this month, MY ABSOLUTE BIGGEST GIVEAWAY YET!! Click the image for more info:

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