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Let there be LIGHT and Let it be chic

Thursday, January 8th, 2015


Lighting is one surefire way to make a real unique style statement in a space. And damned if it isn’t one of the most overlooked things in a room– have y’all SEEN some of the shiot out there?! I regularly bring in vintage lighting (lamps and ceiling fixtures) for some chic ‘lisciousness in my projects, but I also use store bought lighting and just customize it to make it sing…here’s how: (more…)


Someone’s been Thrift Whoring!

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Time for some show & tell on my recent Salvation Army Thrift Whore scores…this yummy yellow objet, $3:

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Friday is here and so is some Free Shiot!

Friday, October 17th, 2014

This bad boy was just chillin’ out on the sidewalk:


I’m sorry? But shut the F&%K YOU– are you kidding me with this mid century pristine condition all wood flawless fine-a$$ free shiot right now?! (more…)


You need some architectural interest? Add Tape.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Previously on Blog-A-Dazzle, y’all were absolutely enraptured by my use of washi and artist tape in creating a collage/gallery wall for Carly’s dressing room (that post here). There was an absolute frenzy of comments, concerns, quips…and then it went viral and shiot got REAL. I’ve been deluged with calls concerning inventory levels of washi and artist tape at various retailers. Even the manufacturers are concerned about keeping up with all this demand…but, whateve’s, that’s not gonna stop me from continuing on with even MORE scrumptious tape DIY action…y’all need to be satiated– if that’s EVEN POSSIBLE?! IS IT? Let’s find out! (more…)


Carly Hughes HAWT Playbill Pictorial!

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Y’all SO EXCITED to share that Carly Hughes (@carlyhughes101 & @carlyt101) has a fab photo pictorial of a ‘typical’ two-day show as the new Leading Player in Pippin on

AND there’s some HAWT shots of her dressing room I did!!! #dressingroomdreamzzz
I mean:

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Be sure to check her full feature on Playbill through the link above!!! This lady is a Star, yall!!! GO see her & this incredible show!!! Happy Friday!


THIS Thrift Whore…

Thursday, June 19th, 2014


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?


Let’s talk chairs, y’all:


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


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?


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!


Kickin’ back testin’ out recliners…


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




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:



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


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


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!


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:


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!


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:


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!:



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


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…)


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…)


Wrap it UP!

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Y’all, sometimes a fab pair of lamps just land in your life! Like these Restoration Hardware sconces I scored for a clients’ bedroom, I mean: