Saturday, November 5, 2011

'Round Here...

Anybody there?? If you are - thank you for hanging in there with me. I've been struggling with my little blog and what to share. I've mentioned it before but we officially have a blog up and running for Bixby & Ball and it's been tough to merge, manage, fill, nurture both blogs for me. I started Seagrass Interiors as an outlet for everything in my head and in my life. David and I were just moving into our house and beginning to piece together our home. I've been building a career and trying to have some from of a life at the same time. Bixby & Ball has become a huge part of that life and the struggle comes with what to share there and what to share here. I'm probably about to step all over some sort of blogging etiquette but I recently shared a project that I finished over on the Bixby & Ball blog - but thought I'd share it here too (GASP!!! I KNOW!!) : )

This was a collaboration with a dear friend and fellow blogger, Amber of the blog The Girl is Craftee. Amber emailed me and asked if I would help her out with a game/family room is her house. She had an idea of the direction she wanted to go in but needed some help with the execution. Just because I love having the first photo on a post be a pretty one, here's a sneak peek of the after:

*Excuse the slightly blurry photo*

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Amber had a vintage, paint-by-number painting that she had found while scouring a flea market and wanted to base the room around it.

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We came up with a plan and went to work.

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We also added a built-in around the main window for books, games and a little reading bench. (Have I mentioned that Amber has the sweetest daughter that made this project even more fun??)

Next up was flooring. We did a worn brick in a herringbone pattern.


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Check out that natural light!!
We finished off the room with a few vintage pieces, a new sofa and some fun fabrics that Amber had been collecting.



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For more photos (and facts) on these fun, vintage picnic baskets that Amber has been collecting, click here.

And for the BEFORE photos, click here.

19 comments:

  1. this is absolutely beautiful melissa. the room looks like it has always been there which is just great in my opinion. the light and colors are spectacular. i didn't know bixby and ball had a blog too. i will def check it out. also, i want to know what kind of plant that is in your last post and if it is still alive! xo

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  2. I would use this as my sulking/reading room - love the window seat! (and the floor and walls...)

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  3. You were so fun to work with Melissa and did such a great job. I love, love, love every bit of this room and it makes me smile every time I walk in my front door. You can come back and take some less blurry photos if you want, miss seeing you!
    xo,
    A

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  4. Great job. It's such a welcoming space.

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  5. Wow! So beautiful.....so inviting. I just want to curl up on that window seat with a good book, a hot cup of tea, and a cuddly dog. The room is perfect!

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  6. I love the room! I have been to the shop, and it is wonderful!

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  7. The built ins are perfection. I was trying to explain this same thing to my husband and now I have a visual:)

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  8. Those floors!!! omg! amazing. the room is perfect! love the mix of pillows and the lights over the bookcases. lovely! glad to see you back. i need to head over to the bixby & ball blog and check it out!! i miss you!! xo, Tessa

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  9. Hi Melissa,

    I love so much about Amber's room...it looks like it was put together over time...I adore the herringbone brick---one of my all time favorites and planking the walls-- brilliant! The lighting, the fabrics, the built in, Amber's collection of vintage picnic baskets...all so pretty!

    xo
    annie

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  10. The way this turned out is gorg!! The baskets and fabrics are perfect. I love the planking on the walls too.
    I found your blog from Annie's and am your newest follower. xo Ashlyn

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  11. Beautiful! I have been researching brick flooring for my house. What can you tell me about your floors. What kind of brick is it? Are they veneers? What is the color? Company? Anything would be appreciated. Thank you.

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  12. hello! can you give some info on your built-ins? what company/brand? did you assemble yourself? thank you!

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  13. What material did you use to plank the walls? MDF, pine tongue n groove or? Love the room!

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  14. So fun to come into Bixby and Ball yesterday! This project you were talking about turned out amazing! LOVE the herringbone floors!

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  15. Oh my goodness, I just found your blog and am absolutely loving this room. Love the built-ins (always do those myself) but the floor.... it's AMAZING. Great job.... I'll follow both your blogs from now on - don't want to miss anything ;o)

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  16. It's looking so good! Gorgeous window seat! Have a delightful week ahead, Kellie xx

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  17. That floor is amazing! I love the walls and built-ins as well. Great job!

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  18. Wow! Gorgeous! I am attempting similar built-ins...I would also be interested in learning more about the materials/process used in their construction. :)

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