Good design is all in the details. (knit that on a pillow - genius right?) And truly great details can shine in fashion just as well as in interiors. One of the details I'm loving lately is scallops. I love them on my plate and I'm loving them in design.
Before we get to today's Fess Up, let me do a bit of fessing of my own and let you know that I'm over at The White Buffalo Styling Co. today talking about finding my style. Head over and check it out. But only after you here what the lovely Julia has to say.
Julia is from Cuckoo4Design and she is a creation queen. The projects and ideas that Julia comes up with blow my mind and she has more energy that anyone I know over the age of 10. She is an inspiration for sure and I'm so glad she's here today. So Julia, Fess Up!
Happy Friday everyone!
I'm Julia from Cuckoo4Design and I'm so excited, scared and nervous to be here today. Love reading this series but putting one of your own secrets out there is a little nerve wracking.
Everyone has something to hide, right? Or maybe not? Thanks Elizabeth for giving me the chance to come clean today ;)
Well I've got plenty of quirks and also a dirty little secret. Most people that read my blog already know that I hate feet and body hair or when someone chews loudly but I have something that I have never shared on my blog or with people coming to visit our home.
My readers and friends are used to seeing our home like this:
Clean and organized. I get the question all the time about how on earth I keep our home so clean and organized? People can usually ring our door bell and that's exactly what they find. A clean home.
Well my secret is this. And I actually can't believe that I'm sharing this with you. It's so embarrassing but I have a catch all room where I shove everything and anything out of sight.
It has many functions and there is even some system to the madness.
I'm squeezing my eyes shut while you are looking:
It's so dark and horrible down there. Yes it is my laundry/storage room and well yes those are even herbs drying in it.
The room gets cleaned out twice a year but ends up looking the same after a couple of weeks.
And the honest truth is that I need it. I have no plans of ever making this an amazing and stylish laundry room. It feels good having a place to shove something. It's all mine!
I might put a lock on it at some point though!
Gosh I look like a hoarder now and I'm ashamed of myself. My husband just told me that I'm ruining my blogging career with this post LOL.
I hope you still give my blog a chance after this confession and come and visit me sometimes by clicking HERE
I love it Julia! If anything, I think this will only make your blog stronger, real life always wins. What do y'all think? I know I have a spot (or three) in my house that look like this. What about you?
Today's Fess Up Friday host is going places. Tiffany Leigh from Tiffany Leigh Interior Design moved to a brand new city, all on her own to pursue her dream - a career in interior design. It has been so fun to 'go to school' with Tiffany and to see her shine is what is obviously her calling. Her sketches alone make me want to hire her! So Tiffany, take it away.
Hi Everyone! I'm Tiffany Leigh and I'm thrilled to be here today Fessing Up my dirty little secret (literally...dirty). It's such a fun series Elizabeth has cooked up here, isn't it? My secret is as shameful as my love of The Bachelor. Here we go:
If you follow my blog, you might have caught hints of this before, but today I'm laying it all out on the line with pictures. The horror! I live in what I call my 'studio apartment'. It's a lovely, yet teeny tiny little space where my living area and bedroom are one, but it does come with an extra large bathroom and walk in closet. Let me indulge you with some pretty before we get to the ugly:
I love living there, except for one tiny detail...
My apartment lacks one thing - A private kitchen. There is a kitchen in the building but I share it with five other girls. Five loveable but messy girls. As someone who values cleanliness, I avoid the kitchen at all costs. It's a dirt pit. I'm talking once I found decomposing fruit on top of the fridge. I'm talking we had a cockroach problem this fall.
I'm talking I have to leave notes like this all the time:
Please note this is my fourth note this month asking the culprit to wash their dishes. Still no change!
Here is a look at the dish situation in the kitchen on a typical day. Most of these are clean, but doesn't anyone know how to put something in the cupboard?!
Sighhhh. Fed up and frustrated with this whole student living thing! I cannot wait until I graduate from Interior Design School and can have my very own clean and organized kitchen. So there! I confess. My living situation as a whole isn't as pretty as I let on. Thank goodness my individual apartment is my happy place (and that I don't have to share a washroom with these slobs!).
Today is a fun 'this is your life' kind of day. My friend Linda, Calling it Home fame and creator of the One Room Challenge, is having a party today. Everyone and anyone who has participated in the One Room Challenge over the years will be giving updates on their rooms.
Projects that were unfinished, changes that were made, or just the general state of the room today will all be shared.
As for me, not much has changed in the girls' room by way of additions or changes.
Full disclosure it looks like this most of the time. True life. (my mom is horrified right now).
Herbie did get some new bright orange poppies which he is very happy about.
And I did get a pom pom garland on clearance after Christmas that I'll use as a tie back for the corner window. Current version styled by my three-year-old assistant.
So the girls still love the room, I still love the room. The room is well loved.
All the major players are still in place, it just has a more...lived in patina now. I won't blind you with the general state of toy tornado that that room seems to be in. Even I have my sharing limits. :)
So that's my ORC update. All is pretty quite on the western front. Be sure to go over to Linda's to see what everyone else's rooms are up to now. I can't wait to check them out!
As I mentioned yesterday, I love adding K. Hall products to my house whenever I can. So in honor of my bathroom makeover I thought a sweet smelling giveaway was in order.
K. Hall makes the finest soaps, lotions, candles etc. you can find and they smell simply heavenly. K. Hall is a local (St. Louis) company with a national reputation. They've been featured in House Beautiful, Lonny, Real Simple, Allure, Southern Living and the list goes on and on.
I have the pleasure of living not too far from their store so I stalk shop there often (they also have great things for the home and beautiful jewelry). But since I can't take you all shopping with me I thought I'd bring K. Hall to you.
To enter do any or all of the following (one comment per entry)
1. Following The Little Black Door (Google Connect or Bloglovin)
2. Like The Little Black Door on Facebook
3. Tell me which scent you are most excited to try 4. Like K Hall on Facebook
and PLEASE make sure you aren't a "no-reply" commenter or I won't be able to contact you when you win!