one year ago {a little letter to my Lu}
Saturday, September 6, 2014 by {darlene}

She changed our world.

Our hearts are full today as we rejoice over Georgia Luisa’s First birthday. We are all aflutter with birthday preparations, but, early in this morning, all I want to do is stare at pictures of this special day… one year ago.

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The verse that we picked for Georgia, before she was born, is this:

“When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
What is man that You are mindful of him?” – Psalm 8:3-4a

And I still wonder at that question. Each of us. So very small. Such a tiny part of this universe. Yet, so very cared for. So very loved. Chosen.

Georgia Luisa, you were chosen. You were knit. {Psalm 139}

You are so very cared for. You are so very loved.

Today, I am so thankful for “one year ago.”

And now, let the wild rumpus start. Happy first birthday, my precious one.

 

 

 

 

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Signature Style Giveaway !
Friday, August 29, 2014 by {darlene}

Signature Style Giveaway

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Identifying your own Signature Style is REALLY fun! I had a complete ball coming up with my own, unique Style Board. Just looking at it makes me happy. It serves as a tangible reminder of where I should focus my personal design decisions. And that makes it worth the effort.

Know what else is fun? Snooping at the posts of lots of fab designers and THEIR Signature Styles.

Know what else is REALLY fun? Winning some completely amazing goodies. For free. From fabulous retailers who GET the Signature Style thing. Lacefield Designs, Stella & Dot with Jennifer Oxenford, and Royal Design Studio get it. And they have goodies for FIVE of YOU!!!

You could win one of the following:

2 Pillows of your choice from Lacefield Designs

1 “How Does She Do It” Bag, winner picks pattern from Stella & Dot with Jennifer Oxenford

$100 Shopping Spree with Royal Design Studio

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A GORG golden earring trio, courtesy of the Signature Style Series blog hop hostess, Carrie.

Just for fun, I threw together a few of my favorite items from these fabulous retailers… in my own Signature Style, of course! Seriously beautiful stuff.

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As you can see, there is A LOT OF GORGEOUSNESS to be had!!!!!

And this is directed at you, dear amazing sponsors: I would like to chat with you for a moment. Seriously. If you are reading this…. I want ALL those goodies on that board!M’kay? Let’s make it happen, shall we? *wink*

Enter the giveaway below, via Rafflecopter, between August 29 and Sept 8, 2014. This giveaway is open to the US and Canada. There are lots of ways to earn additional entries, which is SO worth it for this amazingness.

Break a Leg, Cross two fingers, and good luck!

And please share…. what are your favorites from these amazing companies? Which items speak to YOUR personal style?

And if you get those magenta pillows, DO NOT tell me about it. I might cry.

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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.

This blog is generously sponsored by my YL :

LAST FEW DAYS TO GET THIS AWESOME SPECIAL!!:

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My Signature Style :: Glam Farmhouse
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 by {darlene}

My Signature Style :: Glam Farmhouse

I am participating in a SUPER FUN blog hop today, hosted by one of my precious friends, Carrie of Making Lemonade. {If you don’t know Carrie, your life is not complete. The first word that comes to mind when I think of her is SWEETHEART, but truly, even that word does not do her justice}. On top of being one of the most thoughtful people I know, Carrie is also super stylish and is a talented and inspiring blogger.

This blog hop, The Signature Style Series, features 22 bloggers, who will all be sharing a “magazine shot” of their own Signature Style.

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If you have just arrived here from the talented Jennifer Rizzo {Hi Jen!!}, welcome! It is SO nice to have you here at Fieldstone Hill Design. I LOVE connecting with you lovely, stylish people.

I am Darlene, an interior designer and mom-who-wears-a-million-hats. If you hang out here, which I hope you will, you can expect to learn how to analyze a room like an interior designer, get rid of your decorating paralysisidentify your personal style with guts and confidence, and find inspiration from all of God’s creation so that you can #livewithbeauty in every, single, thing that you do.

And for those of you who know me, you know that I am VERY passionate about helping YOU define your own personal style. I believe you should really take the time out to think about what you truly love. And I even did a fun post and entire Pinterest board for my readers {you can still join in!} featuring THEIR Signature Style Boards. In fact, Carrie joined in and created her own board. So pretty. So when she invited me to join in on this series, I jumped in right away.

For this Signature Style series, I had fun this past weekend making my own Signature Style Mood Board. As you check it out, I hope you will think about this question:

“What would I put on my own board if I were to make one??”

Darlene Weir: My Signature Style

I chose my favorite room, my favorite fabrics line, my signature fragrance, a snapshot of my obsession with glam accessories, and my favorite color influences. I had to include flowers, because life without flowers is dull.

I am not a big believer in labels for one’s own style. In fact, I prefer to encourage my clients to think about style words that describe how they want their home to feel. But if I had to describe my Signature Style in one little phrase, then Glam Farmhouse it is. I hope you can appreciate the yin and the yang in those two words. Because life without contrast is also dull!

For fun, I thought I would add a “Shop The Post” Carousel, for the Glam Farmhouse look. Enjoy!



Don’t let the fun stop here! Be sure to head over to visit lovely Heather at Setting for Four and get a glimpse into her Signature Style!

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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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Blogger Stylin Home Tours :: My favorite room at Fieldstone Hill
Monday, August 25, 2014 by {darlene}

BSHT: My Favorite Room

I am so thrilled to be participating in the Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours: Favorite Room Edition, hosted by the most wonderful, fabulous Lindsay of The White Buffalo Styling Company. I know you will love visiting all of these fave rooms from around the blogosphere.

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Isn’t it fun to peek into someone else’s home for a day… even though we know we are seeing each room at it’s finest?? {Yes. I picked up my messes for you, too. Before the pictures were taken. And yes…. there was a gracious-plenty o’ mess}.

If you have just hopped over here from Thislewood Farms, thank you for coming over – and Welcome! I know you loved your visit with KariAnne and her favorite room. Since this may be your first time here at Fieldstone Hill, I thought I would give you a super quick description of what FHD is all about, in case this place rings true for you, and you want to come hang out and be friends.

This fun, momma, interior designer {that’s me} loves to talk “big B” Beauty. If you hang out here, you can expect to learn how to analyze a room like an interior designer, get rid of your decorating paralysis, identify your personal style with guts and confidence, and find inspiration from all of God’s creation so that you can #livewithbeauty in every, single, thing that you do.

Now, onto the fun part of house snooping.

Hands down, my current favorite room is my daughter’s nursery. {my former fave was my bathroom, and my future fave is sure to be our living room} Believe it or not, Georgia’s room is the very FIRST room in my home that I actually designed from beginning to end, using my own design process, and then filling the space with just the items that I adored. You, know. The cobbler’s kids never have shoes.

Maybe it was the “having a girl thing,” or maybe it was that I grew more voluptuous with each day of pregnancy – wink-, but my sweet hubby said YES to nearly every shopping pursuit I had for this room. So, there you have it. A room designed down to the last detail, just the way I wanted. All thanks to my temporarily lovely bust. Is it any wonder that it is my favorite?

Without further ado – because that was a LOT of ado – may I present my Favorite Room in Fieldstone Hill:

{PS for those who have seen pics of this room before, I have included some narrative and some new pictures! PPS for sources, click here}

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Georgia Luisa’s Globally Inspired Nursery

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Fieldstone Hill Design, A globally inspired nursery

 Her colors are fuchsia and red.  The inspiration was “everything global.” Rich patterns. Gold trimmings. A storied collection.I had the time of my life designing and creating this nursery for my sweet Georgia, who, for a planned third child, has been nothing other than a surprise.

I opted for this gray modern crib…. from Walmart. It’s simplicity does not interfere with the other haute design elements, so why not?:

Fieldstone Hill Design, A globally inspired nursery

The mobiles were handcrafted from straws and spray painted gold. Be sure to sign up for email updates so you don’t miss the How-to post!:

Fieldstone Hill Design, A globally inspired nursery

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The first thing I purchased for Georgia’s room was the needlework art, which is a Peruvian matrimonial tapestry. It was also the first thing I purchased after finding out I was having a girl!!

Fieldstone Hill Design, A globally inspired nursery

Yes. The chair is VERY comfy. Perfect for cat naps and snuggles. But I still take her into my bedroom where the ugly padded rocker is hidden in the corner. Our rocking days are quickly ending, and I am feeling rather nostalgic as I write these words… Georgia is nearly one year old.

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The fuchsia baskets were a total score from a TJ Maxx hunt one day. They said “made in vietnam” and I was hooked. I love that this room dances around the globe. Peru, Vietnam, Persia, India, Russia… you can find these places in my darling girl’s room.

Fieldstone Hill Design, A globally inspired nursery

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This dresser belonged to my sister when she was a baby. The crewelwork kitty was made by my momma, and hung in the nurseries of her babies. The dress off to the left belonged to my husband’s sister.

Fieldstone Hill Design, A globally inspired nursery

The wall detail-moulding and the crown moulding were added to the room. The crown moulding is actually made of foam. Once installed and painted, it is impossible to tell. The wall color is Clunch, by Farrow and Ball. The trim is a custom, French Ivory from the old Martha Stewart line, from Sherwin Williams.

Fieldstone Hill Design, A globally inspired nursery

Fieldstone Hill Design, A globally inspired nursery

Fieldstone Hill Design, A globally inspired nursery

A Peruvian traditional child’s costume {found on Etsy} is the lone decor on this wall of paneling. I love the intricate detailing, against the simplicity of its background.

Fieldstone Hill Design, A globally inspired nursery

 This room is so special to me. It has always been that way. There is nothing more precious than pouring your heart out in preparation for one who is so loved. The colors, the textures, the influences … I love them. But it is the heart behind this room that makes your soul feel warm and at peace when you snuggle up to read to this dear little girl.

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Fieldstone Hill Design, A globally inspired nursery

Thank you for walking through my Favorite Room with me. It is a room that is sure to change, as this sweet one won’t stay little for long.

Thank you SO much to Lindsay for hosting this fun blog hop {be sure to swing over to her blog to see a list of the other BSHT participants and keep up with the rest of the talented bloggers joining this party}. Next in line in this Blogger Stylin Home Tour is the lovely Mallory of Charming in Charlotte. I can’t wait to see her favorite room!!

Here is a full list of today’s blog hop participants!

 

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 MY GENEROUS SPONSOR:

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.

This post is generously sponsored by my YL :

This is MY liquid Gold!!

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