Wednesday, June 26, 2013

DIY Kitchen Decorating on a Shoe Strang

It has taken me all this time to get the kitchen together. (9/24/2012 post)  I used jewel tone accessories in my 10ft. X 14ft. kitchen.  The walls where painted bright white to brighten up the small space's dark floor, brown wood cabinets and brown wood dining table.  Below are "a few photos" of my kitchen and some photos of cool jewel tone accessories. 

$12.00 rug from Marshalls

I made two patchwork pillows to  to go on my $15.00 Ikea chairs.
 I've had the glasses for a few years, who knew!
I was lucky the stove, refriderator and kitchen table were already here!  And there's a large window over the kitchen table that gets plenty of sunlight. I did purchase the clock and tea pot from Urban Home,  drum lamp that hangs over the table from CB2, towels and votives from Cost Plus.  Everything else you see, I had already!  
Multicolored tublers by Drinkstuff

hand blown glass by artist Elizabeth Lyons

I love these  beveled glass decorative
switch plates, available at Susan Goldstick, Inc.
How about these glass door knobs for a jewel-like
 kitchen accent by Graham & Green?

small jewelled spoons by Cox & Cox

These jewel tone accessories add drama to a room and create a sense of luxury, sophistication and comfort.

 I'm very pleased with the way the kitchen came together.  I hope the above accessories and my kitchen photos inspire you and your decorating project!

photos by: Houzz & eve

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

2013, Garden Grove High School's " Couture Fashion Show"

 I was honored to be invited to be a judge at Garden Grove High School's 8th Annual Fashion Show, "Garden Grove Couture".

Along with fellow judges, Janell Slipp, FIDM Representative, Amanda Robertson, Banana Republic Visual Merchandiser, Monique Adams, Television Costune Designer and Wardrobe Stylist and Kyla Benson, Santa Ana College Fashion Design Instructor

The shows's theme "Sock Up The Sun" featured beach balls and custom designed tee shirts on mannegins for the runnway backdrop. Below are "a few photos": 

Hair designer, Joi Douglass, of Ajoi, created the model's hair styles to the student designer's specifications.  

Best Costume and Best Model Award

Kirsten Schultz, was the winning designer for her collection, Blacksheep Bombshell.
Below are two pieces from her collection!

Congratulations to all the students!

Pictures: by eve

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


You don't need a yard to have a garden.  Container gardens are an easy alternative to decorating your small balcony or patio.  Below are "a few photos":

Love this planter box with a space for chilling wine!
I hope these pictures inspire you to create an outdoor space at your place.
Private owned nursery's are a great for answering questions and
making suggestions.  Sometimes they even plant the flowers in the containers!
  And remember to be kind!!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Color Blocking for Summer 2013

This season it's all about color blocking.  The trend is showing up in everything from shoes, sunglasses, handbags and scarves to clothing.  My interpretation of the season's trend are these tri-color skirts I designed and made.   Below are "a few photos":

I hope my color block skirts inspire you to feel comfortable mixing colors with pieces you already have in your wardrobe! Combining three colors is a good beginning.  Have Fun!  And be kind :)

Photos by:  eve