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THIS Thrift Whore…

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

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Oh him? Y’all know that expression– euphoric yet slightly stunned, all…’I just stopped in to my local thrift store to see if there was anything new/good/deals and was STYLE-SLAPPED full on about my ENTIRE FACE with treasure…and you just caught me on camera!’

I MEAN- that line of Thrift Whores behind him? Totally ravaging at that cash register to take home their treats! Speaking of treats, kiddies…let’s see what all the fuss is about, shall we? (Oh and YES, clearly the wardrobe being modeled by these Thrift Whores should tell you these pics were taken when it was substantially colder outside, which being NYC and the weird weather we’ve been having, was just last week…)

Someone needs to scoop this Betch up and work her OVER with a new upholstery job. Her lines are DIVINE already– so imagine the drama that would unfold when she’s wrapped in a luxe navy blue velvet? Or even a bold geometric?

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Let’s talk chairs, y’all:

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Adorbs silhouette and she’s screaming to be painted a fun yet chic color, like teal. TEAL me! (That was her screaming, btw).

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Believe it or not, I’d prob just clean these ladies up really well and leave AS IS. I KNOW! There’s something so early 90′s decor meets Kelly Wearstler fab about them, esp. if paired with a marble dining table?

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Ok, STOP. This chair just needs to be in YOUR LIFE. Now. I’d paint this gal black and slap her with a sheepskin draped all seductive-like. You know how we do. And then watch your houseguests scramble over themselves to luxuriate all over her.

Um, it’s officially gone all ‘Walking Dead’ in this store, btw. These people are just CONSUMING. Crouching high and low for bargains, lifting lids like this is the last THRIFT STORE ON EARTH? Get IT!

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Kickin’ back testin’ out recliners…

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Oh– suitcase chic…y’all know these make for amazing underbed storage that also looks great:

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LIVING!

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YES, that’s a GIANT BRASS CANDLESTICK under all that ‘patina’…and YES, she would just OWN YOUR TABLE!

Some potentially cute artWERKS, depending upon how and where it’s hung:

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I just found your new mid-century dish set, Betch. You’re welcome.

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Love me some cat figurine cute, though this poor thing has more than a touch of the heebie jeebie’s…rabid-like:

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Someone revitalize her with white paint and she’ll become chic, sculptural & nary a trace of the creeps! THAT’S the kind of Thrift Whore’in we all need more of…savor it!

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Well looky there– It’s Free Shiot Friday!

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

And this brass coffee table base style-slapped me on all fronts…face, back, neck and chest:

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She’s not in the best shape, as far as her brass finish goes, but with a good once over with Brasso, she’d still WERK you over!

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Y’all are gonna need to have some glass cut to make her complete, that will run about $75-$100. You could even TAKE US THERE and consider a gorg piece of marble too…WHAT…that could run anywhere from $100 (for scrap, salvage piece) to $350, but your brass base is FREE, so…GET IT!

Look at these similar ladies available in the market place for a lot more $$$ than FREE, this one from Ballard Designs:

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This one from Layla Grace shows y’all just how wondrous a brass and marble combo can be…if y’all can shell out the $1498 price tag for her!:

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Now someone go out and please get this brass baby!!! And have FAB Memorial Day weekends in the process!!!

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Free Shiot Friday: FREE HOUSE!

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Well, Shut the F&$K YOU! A FREE HOUSE is pretty much the end all/be all of my Free Shiot Friday posts. I meanWHAT?!:

Full style slapping, full on about my entire face!!!! This Old House June 2014 mag has TAKEN US THERE with this!!! Can any one of my Ohio family (or friends) please go get this house? Seriously? Or, for that matter, anyone on the interwebs who sees this post and wants a fabulous house, FOR FREE, please go get this!!!!???? I am BEYOND that houses like this firstly– are ever just “left vacant” to begin with and secondly– are available for FREE. The shiot is 5,561 s.f. with 4 bedrooms and 5 baths! It needs “significant repairs and updates” and the bank whose giving away the keys to this freebie Queen Anne will only do so if y’all have a serious game plan and serious cash to WERK THIS HOUSE OUT!!! To sweeten the deal, I will donate my mad decorating skillz to any one of my friends or family who hop on this FREE SHIOT FRIDAY HOUSE REALNESS! Go grab it UP, Hunty’s and let’s fulfill your Queen Anne DREAMZZZ!

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Get Yer Armoire ON– it’s FREE SHIOT FRIDAY!

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Oh Y’all, check this gal out:

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Battery Park Rental goes Rocker Glam!

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

There’s all kinds of limitations put on peeps when they rent a space. Style should never be one of them! For this amazing family in Battery Park City I got all kinds of cra cra coloring outside of the rental apartment lines. Using paint, temporary wallpaper and a fab high-low mix of furnishing fun, I’d say this new Alchemy Eclectic interior is a surefire hit, y’all! Shot by the wonderful Kate Sears with additional styling expertise by Chris White. Let the music play!

Velvet painting of the NYC skyline?! Horsehoe sconces?! SHUT THE F&%K YOU!

YASSSSSSSSS!

I’m of the opinion that plaid goes with ANYTHING…am I right, Hunty’s????

What to do when you have two active little boys and one active man with a stock-pile of ugly ‘guy gear’? Well, naturally, y’all, you make that shiot a FEATURE in your entryway! WHAT?!

I mean

Woot– there it IS!

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Lucite Shelf Lovely

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Consider y’all-selves STYLE SLAPPED full on about the face!!!! Yasssss! Presenting lucite shelf & vintage brass bracket REALNESS: (more…)

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Chic Shelf 2

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Y’all, last week, major dreamzzz were fulfilled when I scored a lucite shelf to display my Dansk cast iron candleholder hoard on:

Now, this fabulousness needs to be hung, and hung well– if y’all know what I’m talkin’ about! OH SHIOT! Seriously, the candleholders are cast iron, so safety must be accomplished here, but I’m certainly not sacrificing chic-ery in the process either. I’m not THAT giving! I want the shelf to appear as if it’s floating on the wall, like this: (more…)

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It’s FRIDAY and there’s FREE SHIOT

Friday, March 14th, 2014

This lady was hanging out in front of our building:

Real potential for chic-ery? Or is she just too exhausted to even bother? (more…)

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The Shelf that Style-Slapped Me

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Y’all, it’s gettin’ all DIY Dirrrrrty up in HERE! Uh huh! One of my collections needs a serious real estate upgrade in our salon/office. YES betch, we call the second living room/office our salon– y’all don’t? I mean. My vintage Dansk cast iron candleholders need a new perch– There’s at least 15 in the hoard, prob more. Here’s what they look like now, more or less:

Photo by Bob Martus

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A blouse becomes a room!

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Y’all I was style-slapped full on when I spotted this fab blouse/coat at an upstate vintage boutique several months ago:

The colors, the pattern, the quilting…I mean…shut the F%&K YOU?!: (more…)

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