New Den = Design ADD

Can someone say design ADD?

Truth is, the longer we are in our home and the closer we get to putting on an addition that will make it a much more permanent residence for the G family that we ever anticipated, the more I realize that I just like a little bit of everything and it’s my house, right?  So with our new den, I’m just going for it.  It will be open to what will be our new expanded & renovated kitchen with an entire wall of french doors leading out to a covered outdoor living room where I’m betting we spend even MORE time.

 This will be the room we spend our most valuable family time in whether that’s just me & G or the pup or future little G’s or whatever.  I want it to be cozy but light & airy.  I want it to be chic but not formal.  I want it to be lodge-y and chinoiserie and a little bit beachy.  I want it all, ya’ll.

So this is where I’m starting?  Thoughts?  Am I crazy?

Casual Den

Here’s what made the list:

  • Big & comfy section – love the English rolled arms
  • Greek key pillows in coral (custom made)
  • Scalamandre pillows (custom made)
  • Audubon flamingo print (gold framed… perhaps paired with a pelican friend)
  • Round, skirted ottoman for foot propping
  • Built-in bar (for shenanigans)
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Friday Find

The first Friday Find to officially make The K List is what I believe will be my newest online decor obsession:

Hunter’s Alley

Hunter's Alley

This place is a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind finds for the home.  From beautiful antique and vintage furniture to an endless inventory of brass accessories, this place could turn any house into a home.  Below are some of my favorites.

naancy corzine lombardchest

Nancy Corzine Lombard Chest  – Insanely chic

italian gilt rope and tassel table

Italian Gilt Rope & Tassel Table  – I want two of these.  And a bench.  And a stool.

campaign style secretary hutches, pair

Pair of campaign style secretaries – Perfect for a unisex office

brass trunk

Brass Trunk  – Would love to use this a cocktail table in our sunroom!

Hope you find your inner huntress at Hunter’s Alley!

It’s Been a While!

I guess you could say I’ve been a neglectful blogger seeing as how it’s been almost a year since my last post.  For me, interior design (decorating for us amateurs) is a creative process.  And creativity can certainly ebb and flow.  In the last year, I’ve been practicing the work hard, play hard mentality – pouring tons of energy into my career and enjoying every last drop of my free time.  Since we last spoke I’ve been out of the country multiple times and seen a bajillion live shows.  And in the midst of all of this, blogging and decorating have fallen to the wayside.

To be honest, I just love so many styles, colors, shapes…. I was overwhelmed with the options in our new home and just couldn’t make up my mind.  I love our home and it’s, of course, ever evolving…. and now we are about to embark on a potential new, HUGE project.  We’re close to making a decision on whether or not we want to add on to the house… which would include a total kitchen makeover, adding a family room/den, adding a full master suite and renovating multiple bathrooms.

The thought of it both thrills and exhausts me!  But it most certainly deepens my desire to get inspired, brainstorm and share the process with you.  In the near future, I’ll be stepping through our home room by room – sharing it’s current state and my inspiration for what it will be.  Addition or no addition, there will be major changes coming to the Gulas House over the next few months.  I hope you’ll join me (even if I did abandon you for like a really, really long time) and share your thoughts and inspiration with me.

In the meantime, here are few things I’ve inspired by/crushing on lately…..