Did you have a good week? I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel on my website. Why, you may ask, haven’t I launched it yet? Well, we are so close…..but have decided that I need my own dedicated server so that the site will load quicker. I have over 14,000 fabric skus from one vendor alone, thousands of rugs and lamps and accessories. All of these products have hi resolution images…..and it was starting to affect the speed with which we could shop the site. So, we are in a bit of a holding pattern waiting for the upgrade to be complete. Once that happens, we can load the few more vendors we want in the shop before we launch and then we are ready to go. I am happy we’ve made this decision now vs. wait for issues once we go live. And I recently added a new trade only fabric vendor to my line up on the shop and I am so excited to share with you.
Call it the promise of spring, but I’ve been focusing on doing a few things around the house. I am working on getting an arrangement with orchids made in my giant clam shell for the foyer. Finding the perfect height to compliment the mirror is harder than one might initially think. My husband came to me with the below inspiration image (who knew?) for a rug in the foyer. I’ll admit….despite the yellow front door….I had never thought of doing yellow in the foyer.
Thanks to reader, Libby, I found the artist I was looking for in my post earlier this week. Lucky for me, his studio is a stones throw from where I live and I am meeting to pick out two pairs of his line drawings next week. Finally, the living room is making some progress.
Speaking of the living room, I am doing a custom pair of mirrors to flank the fireplace.
The process has been slow……bit I think we are getting there. Just waiting for the CAD drawings to make sure everything works. The mirrors will be similar to this one….except the dividers will run perpendicular instead of at an angle. And the mirror will be antiqued. My mirrors will be quite a bit wider than the inspiration. The mirror floats in the frame, sortof like how the painting is framed.
Finally, I am trying to refocus on finding a fabric for the porch swing and chairs on our front porch. I thought I had found the perfect yellow Ikat fabric last year, but two not right CFAs later, we decided to move on. I’ve got the below Trina Turk fabric on my radar. I think the yellow and grey would go well with our grey shutters and yellow front door. I am not 100% sold though……What do you think?
We have a relatively low key weekend planned around here. Other than a birthday party and soccer practice, we have no set plans. With temps supposed in the 80s, I am thinking it is the perfect weekend to tackle the garage which needs a major clean out. We shall see. Oh yes, and I promised my husband I’d try to make him this cake….
Hope you have a happy weekend!