Tilton Fenwick Fabric for Duralee!!!!!

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting with both my Duralee sales rep and the Head of Prints for Duralee.  If you follow me on Instagram, you know that the highlight of the meeting was getting an early peek at the new Tilton Fenwick for Duralee collection.  To say there has been a social media frenzy over the collection is an understatement and I can assure you….the collection lives up to the hype….

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Black & White…..

I am getting so many requests for black and white wallpaper these days.  I usually steer people to Hinson’s Fireworks, but I recently ran across this paper from Schumacher and fell in love.

Schumacher Queen of Spain Wallpaper available at Shop Maddie Gimage via Schumacher

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Cyber Monday at Shop Maddie G

We have been busy over at the shop so I thought I’d say thanks for the support and offer free shipping for Cyber Monday.  Here is a brief recap of what we have going on these days.

The designer remnants section has a handful of Quadrille/Alan Campbell/China Seas and Hable Construction fabrics.  I might add a few more tomorrow, time permitting. Cyber Monday at Shop Maddie G (dot) com

Late last week, Schumacher wallpapers went live on our site (fabrics to follow soon).  This is so new we don’t even have them listed on our shop by brand page yet!

I love the new collection of rugs, pillows and poufs from Beth Lacefield’s licensed collection for Surya.  It was one of the many reasons I wanted to carry their products in my shop!

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Surya Rugs Available at Shop Maddie G (dot) com

I actually have one of one of Surya’s flat weaves in my foyer at the moment.

Maddie G Designs Foyerphoto credit Maddie G Designs

In my daughter’s room, I used the Robert Abbey small triple gourd as her bedside table lamps and the Axis flush-mount on the ceiling.  The line also has licensed collections from Jonathan Adler and Mary MacDonald.

Maddie G Designs Bedroom Hinson Fireworks Wallpaperphoto credit Maddie G Designs

 

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Happy Friday!!!!

Wow, what a crazy week.  My husband was in London since last Sunday and I was very glad to see him home last night!  Single parenting, volunteering and running a business is tough work…..I am in awe of people that do it well!  This has been a busy week at work….so I thought I’d give a little run down since I have neglected the blog as a result.

My database guy is working diligently on getting the Schumacher catalog up in my shop.  Very soon, you’ll be able to buy their fabric, wallpaper and trimmings without having to wait for me to email you back with a quote.

Schumacher Fabric and Wallpaper available at shopmaddieg (dot) com

I had a conference call with Grace Garrett, an amazing textile designer in Sydney, Australia.  Very soon her fabrics and wallpapers will be available in the US exclusively through my shop.  We have been working through all of the mechanics, import stuff, which grounds to offer, etc.   We are both very excited.  The partnership was born out of my seeing her fabrics used in a hotel bar in Australia over the summer.  I tracked her down and am so excited to be working with her.

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I am looking forward to a relatively quiet weekend with my family before the craziness of the holidays sets in.  Hope you have a great weekend yourself!

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Kitchen Before and After….

Here is another before and after from our 1920s remodel.  The kitchen had been remodeled by previous owners around 2001 so it was obviously not an original space.  Here are a couple of  before images of the kitchen…..

Kitchen Before Renovation

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My major concerns with the space related to lack of storage space and all of those white builder’s grade doors were killing me.  I felt like they chopped the room and disrupted the flow.  Also, the hot water heater was behind the double doors on the right.  We relocated that so that we could get a walk in pantry in that space.

Also, while the island was huge….it was so large that I couldn’t even reach into the middle….so it was lost on me.  See the below images of how it looks now.  The end result is a completely functional kitchen that we spend 90% of our time in.

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Maddie’s Room….

I know I promised the kitchen images today but decided to do Maddie’s room instead.  I’ve shared it on the blog before but usually in the form of quick iPhone shots.  Here is the “before” of the room my husband shot when he did the walk through the week we closed on the house.

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When we remodeled we added wainscoting on the walls, refinished the floors, removed the soffet in the bathroom, installed wallpaper in the bedroom and on the ceiling in the bathroom, changed out lighting and hardware and of course, painted.

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Before and After: Our Butler’s Pantry….

I was going to show the kitchen and butler’s pantry today but there are a few shots of the kitchen I want to take before I post.  Yesterday, you saw the foyer re-do in our 2011/2012 remodel.  This butler’s pantry was built into an unused hallway behind the brown wall in the foyer “before” image (the hall you can see through the small doorway on the left of the foyer before photo.)

Here is a before photo of the butler’s pantry taken from the kitchen.  Do you see all of the wasted space?  The double doors at the end housed a bar area with no plumbing.  We never used it.  The closed door on the right was storage space but we did away with it and now have a walk in pantry on the other side of the kitchen (which I’ll share Monday).

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Before and After: Our Foyer….

I feel a spring in my step with the 6 week one room challenge out of the way (don’t get me wrong, I’d do it again in a heartbeat it just stressed me out in the final stretch).  Yesterday I actually did paying WORK and sent my web designers 8000+ new fabrics to be put up on my site.  (Pinch myself, I’ll be selling Schumacher fabrics very soon on the retail site!)  I also was busy working on the new fabric line that will be initially an exclusive in the US on my site from an incredible Australian fabric designer.  Cannot wait to share! I also managed to volunteer at the school cafeteria and meet a friend for a quick lunch!  Tonight, my family might actually eat a home cooked meal!

Anyhow, I promised yesterday a couple of other before and after shots of our home….spaces that are pretty much (is anything ever completely) finished.  If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know we gutted our 1929 home in 2011/2012 less than a year after moving in with no intention of a major “live in a third floor walk up apartment with toddlers and a dog for 7 months” type of remodel. But, these things happen when you are 8 months pregnant and moving cross country and are only willing to look in one neighborhood.  You take what you can get!

This foyer situation is the major reason we took the plunge and decided to remodel.  The house was DARK and traffic didn’t flow well at all.  Don’t get me wrong, I loved our house….the location and neighborhood is incredible (We have over 30 young children on our block alone!)  But it needed some updates….

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One Room Challenge, Week Six!!!!

OneRoomChallengeButtonblueMaddieGWell folks, the day has finally come.  The conclusion of the One Room Challenge where I, along with twenty other bloggers, have been hard at work transforming a room in six short weeks.  This popular challenge was conceived and coordinated by Linda from Calling it Home, and I was honored to be invited to participate this time around.  Also, I also wanted to mention that the challenge graphics that match our various sites were designed and provided by Jennifer from The Pink Pagoda.  I have been fortunate enough to meet her in person and must say that she is as lovely as she is talented.

In case you are new here, for this challenge I have chosen to re-do my children’s playroom.  To see my progress during weeks 1-5, click here. The highlights of the project have been finding an easy way to rotate and display their art, a way to display their books while making them easy to find and access, adding painted stripes to the ceiling and designing and installing custom wallpaper with images of the kids on the beach in Australia this past summer.  I am so pleased with how it all turned out.

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One Room Challenge, Week 5

 

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I am back to report on my fifth week of the One Room Challenge where I, along with twenty other bloggers, am re-doing a space and reporting on it in 6 weekly installments.  The challenge is run by Linda from Calling it Home and I am honored to be participating.  If you are new here, I have chosen to re-do my 3 and 5 year old’s playroom.  To see what I’ve been up the past four weeks click here to follow my progress.

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