Friday, November 27, 2009

Living In Style Room

Friday November 28, 2009

This stylish room is the perfect fashion statement for your home! Their are so many wonderful things about this room! For starters, the black lacquer walls are a great foundation. This room is a good example of texture & how it can give a room more depth, plus everyone loves sitting on a plush velvet sofa. The colors, textures, & patterns all work very well together making it a truly stylish room!

Happy Friday!

Photo from House Beautiful.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Festival of Tree's & Lights Gala

Wednesday November 25, 2009

Tuesday kicked off the holiday season in Des Moines with The Festival of Trees and Lights Gala. The Gala was a fundraiser on Tuesday but Festival runs through November 29th. There are lots of great things to see so stop by the Polk County Convention Complex. The festival of Trees and Lights is a five day event that supports Blank Children's Hospital through the support of Child Life and the Center for Advocacy & Outreach. It's a great way to kick off the holiday season!

I was on the committee for the Gala (above) along with these wonderful women!

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Monday, November 23, 2009


Today was a beautiful fall day and a perfect day to get me excited for the upcoming holiday! I love Thanksgiving and I can already feel the anticipation for the exciting week ahead! It is so nice to be with family & friends and enjoy each other's company. I love the crispness in the air, the fall colors, & the time to reflect about the many blessings in my life. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and are able to enjoy it with the important ones in your life!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Yellow Rooms

Yellow has been a trend that we have seen for a little while now but on a gloomy day in Des Moines I thought I would share some beautiful yellow rooms. The great thing about yellow is it really livens up a room! I'd love to be cooking in the room above.

A little warmer yellow but this is a beautiful dining room.

The simple addition of this bamboo yellow chair give you a nice punch to a gray room!
The yellow in this room has a little more energy in it but I think it has a nice contrast with the black & turquoise.
Wow Factor!!!! The graphic print at the end of the room with the extra long farmhouse table is just stunning! Also love the yellow stove. This room makes me happy!
I think this is a really simple way to add a little punch to a room. It brightens the room and is very refreshing. I would enjoy getting ready in this bathroom everyday!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Fashion Find- ROARKE New York

I was recently reading one of my favorite blogs Elements of Style and came across this gorgeous new accessory! They are great statement pieces! I think they are so beautiful and can be dressed up or down. The company is called ROARKE New York. Each one is unique and stunning! I think I'm adding this one to the Christmas list!
The designer's of this company!

Here are a few ways they can be worn.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Artist Reception

On Friday Evening I went to a Artist Reception at Moberg Gallery. It was a fun event and nice to hear the artist's perspective. One of the artist M. Shawn Crahan is best known as the founding member of hard rock band Slipknot. He made his debut into the world of contemporary art in the gallery earlier this fall. The picture above is Shawn talking about his art & creative ideas to the group.
This is one of the bench's Shawn designed & welded. They can be used indoor & outdoor. We helped him with the cushions on these benches, which was fun to be a part of!
Another showing of Shawn's benches and art in the background.
The show also featured Des Moines based artist Frank Hansen. Above Frank is talking about the interesting story for the inspiration in a particular piece of art. Frank charms viewers with his complex palette & compelling subject matter.
Another perspective of Frank Hansen's show!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Festival of Trees and Lights Gala

Save the Date Des Moines. You don't want to miss this wonderful event and for a great cause. Festival of Trees and Lights is beginning it's 26th year and to kick off the event is their Gala. All proceeds go to Blank Children's Hospital. I have been helping on the Gala committee and we have a nice evening planned and some really great auction items!

Event Details
Festival of Trees and Lights Gala
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Polk County Convention Complex
6:00 p.m. Cocktails, Social Hour, Silent Auction
7:30 p.m. Dinner & Entertainment, Live Auction

Reservations can be made online Click on Gala.