Saturday, October 26, 2013

On a mission . . . from empty to finished in 5 days

KC moved to town last Sunday to a duplex filled with boxes and her limited furniture.

Like a tornado whipping through town, KC took that empty space and turned it into her own special haven.

Yesterday afternoon when I dropped by to take photos, she was relaxing on her sofa in a space decorated perfectly for her and the lifestyle she lives.


Her bedroom was finished on Monday morning except for the headboard that she redid Wednesday afternoon.


2 yards of blue suede, 134 nails and 1 blister were all it took to obtain a stylish and sophisticated look.


Nautical accents show KC's love of the ocean.


KC rented her place sight unseen and was pleasantly surprised that the bedroom was larger than she expected.


The kitchen came with only a stove so she shopped around for an apartment size refrigerator.


Favorite quotes, save the dates and pictures add color to the white room.


I gave her the K mug from Anthropologie several years ago so all she needed were the F and S to display knives, forks and spoons.


A butcher block cart from IKEA adds both a work surface and extra storage.

After I took the photos, she stole a large green metal basket from my hallway to replace the small wicker basket on the shelf.

The painting is a still life Steve did in an art class years ago.


KC had no dining room at her San Francisco apartment so she needed a table.


With limited space in the dining room, she opted for an outdoor bistro style table and chairs from IKEA.

  She "stole" the yellow bench from our bedroom to hold books and provide extra seating when she has company.

The "&" pillow is from Crate and Barrel.


The turquoise bar cart was a birthday present last May that I bought KC on my annual Mother's Day San Francisco visit.

I bought the CHEERS sign on the same visit and the painting of Fort Point is one Steve did for KC several years ago.


I can't believe what KC accomplished in 5 days - check here to see the living room.


I transplanted flowers from my garden to her yard today, but I am not nearly as productive.

It will take me far more than 5 days to create a garden worth photographing.

 And, I have to fill holes in my house created by all of KC's thievery.

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I am joining these parties

Twigg Studios - Sunday Showoff Linky Party

My Romantic Home - Show and Tell Friday

Funky Junk Interiors - Party Junk 210

The Dedicated House - Anything Blue and Pink Friday

VMG 206 - DIY Sunday Showcase

48 comments:

Betty W said...

WOW, she can decorate. She must get it from you. You all can come over and help me put color in my home anytime.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It's so adorable. I love your husband's painting of Fort Point, and it looks perfect over the Ikea cart. Amazing ! Originally made over mass produced! Love it.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OK, this is FUN to watch! I knew you were going to spin some magic here Carol, and you've done it. That painting of Steve's....oh my! Perfect for the d├ęcor, and done by her dad? What a cozy home. BIG HUGS and I'm closely following the progress! Anita

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love the little blue cart you bought your daughter so cute with the little cheers sign. I do think your daughter is so like you with decorating.
I was in Soho last August and loved it there....I love NYC and could buy, buy and buy!

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

Wow! This is fantastic! Love, love, LOVE this space! Thanks for sharing more of your daughter's talent. Blessings, Patti

Carmen said...

What a cute pad! :-)

Connie said...

Absolutely adorable. Her splashes of color are so perfect, and Dad's paintings are in every room, they are amazing and bring it all together. There is so much talent in your family. You're like the super heroes of art and decorating :)

bobbie said...

KC definitely inherited your fabulous decorating sense!! Love, love, love her place; the living room is awesome!

My Little Home and Garden said...

I just caught up with the last couple of posts and your daughter's place looks great! It's cute and comfortable.

Junkchiccottage said...

Wow Carol it looks so great and in five days. That is truly amazing. Like I said the apple does not fall far from the tree with KC. She has her mom's great taste in decor and color. Love the bedroom. The little bistro set is adorable. You know after looking around I see a big thing missing!!!! Yep she needs a little companion like LuLu to run along the beach with. I think she need to get working on that!!
Great job KC love it all.
Kris

Cozy Little House said...

It's absolutely adorable! She definitely has her mother's genes. I SO wish we had an IKEA. I need a cart like she got and we don't have an IKEA in the entire state. It's just what I need.
Brenda

Poppy said...

Carol,

I love KC's turquoise touches and especially that cute cart you gifted her with! The bistro set is perfect in that sunny corner and her bedroom is colourful and cozy. Steve's talent, present all around, gives the little house warmth and makes it shine!

Poppy

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

that's a lot in just few days! looks like "home" already

chateau chic said...

KC has done a great job in making her house a home! She really knows how to optimize her space.
Mary Alice

Msmoozy said...

Oh I just LOVE what she did with the space! Love the rolling cart and open shelves. I guess she gets her decorating from you! :-) Thanks so much for sharing with all of us, have a blessed day!

Susie said...

KC has done a wonderful job on her new place. I know you must be proud. I think her bar cart is the cutest thing ever. Blessings, xoxo,Susie
P.S. you husband's art is fabulous.

Miss LindaLee said...

Oh my goodness! What a fantastic new home! I love it all. Every room looks inviting and yet simple with just enough colors. Perfect! Great job .

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

KC has a lot of your talent I suspect. She has made a very comfortable and lovely home is such a short time. Love the whites as background with the the pops of very useful color furnishings.
Joy

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You two are movers and shakers!! Her place looks fabulous and your husband's artwork really makes it special! I love the modern look of the white walls and colorful accents.

podso said...

Love it all but especially the little bar cart and how creatively she stores her cutlery. What an amazing transformation...it all looks so good. I love all her art work. She has made a blank canvas bright and cheery (like her mom's house?)

Merlesworld said...

Don't worry the she will bring all the stuff back and more when she moves again. My daughter has just bought a house and she has returned all the stuff I lent her some of it I don't remember.
Merle............

Ricki Treleaven said...

LOL KC's thievery....well, I am truly impressed by all she's accomplished in five short days! I do want to see photos of her garden once you're done! *hint, hint*

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Darling friend,

YES, this is my mother, who died 27 years ago. It's all true, every bit of it.

Thank you so much for visiting; it took a step of courage on my part to share this without photos (partly choice, but also because BLOGGER is giving me trouble!) Thank you so very much for your kind words that give me hope that words alone can cause eyes that seek beautiful photos, weep.

BIG HUGS, Anita

Kathy said...

Oh my gosh, unbelievable that all that was accomplished in just 5 days! And I must say, that apple didn't fall far from the mama tree. I can absolutely see your similarity in style and I am sure that makes it especially fun to decorate together.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Wow, KC is like the energizing bunny. I can't believe that she did all that in 5 days. Her little cottage is so welcoming and it's like she has been there for a long time. Great taste in decorating - I can see she takes after her mother. Wishing her good luck on her new job. Thanks so much for sharing Carol.
Mary

My Garden Diaries said...

Ha! I'm laughing because she stole some things from you!!! My goodness is that a happy space!! You know I just love that bar cart that is just too perfect! Everything just pops against the white and please tell her that I love her headboard!!! She needs to start a blog!!! Good luck in the garden...that is going to be fun fun fun!!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

It is so cute! I am striving for a cleaner look in my home, but I love stuff so much I'm not sure I can do that. Love her home and the yard will be wonderful when you get it done!

cynthia lee designs said...

Carol...KC's place looks great!! The yard will look awesome when you get it done.
hugs,
Cindy

NanaDiana said...

She did a really great job setting up in such short order. Love the old-if it's Moms she won't mind if it's mine. lol I bet she will just love living there. xo Diana

Acorn to Oak said...

Cute, colorful and cozy and done SO fast! It must have been a ton of fun for both of you! I hope she enjoys her new place! :-)

Melanie said...

KC's house is so cute and bright and cheery! I know where she gets that sense of style from. :-) And to do all that work and be totally set up in 5 days is amazing. Best of luck to KC with her new job!

Leslie Harris said...

Carol I am so happy for you. How wonderful to have KC back so close to home again. She sounds like such a fun person, and certainly efficient! Compared to her move-in schedule I am moving at a snail's pace. In fact sometimes I think I'm going in reverse. Is it my memory? (what was I just doing?) or my age (I'm tired and sore and it's only noon?) KC has your knack for hanging art and creating cool vignettes. I love the colorful, young vibe in her new place.

Sarah said...

Carol, it's fun to see KC's new place. She is a whirl wind! Glad she is settled and happy back in her home town. '-)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I enjoyed the living room post the other day...and wow , you two have accomplished so much since then! It is all so sweet and charming; love it! :)

Dawn said...

OMG it's so stinking cute, I can't believe how she brightened up the space and made it look like home. Congrats!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Wow, it would take me months to do what she did in less than a week. Her space looks fabulous, love that Ikea cart. You're going to have fun replacing everything she borrowed, better get busy with that, lol.

Debbie Lynne Malison said...

Incredibly neat, organized, and functional. Wow, I should be that productive in a month, let alone a week!!! Good for her!! It must be so great to feel so settled so quickly. Helps enormously with all the transitioning to come home and have an established finished home.

Vicky Hunt said...

I absolutely love what KC did with her new home. It is just gorgeous. I love how crisp and clean everything looks. Several things I adore are the S,K,& F cups for storing silverware...brilliant idea! I also just love the bar cart from ikea. If I ever make it back to ikea, I hope they are still carrying those. I have had my eye on one for a while! Love the bistro set and that little corner is just so cozy! Love it all....:) Good luck with the yard....I know you will make it beautiful! Have a lovely week my friend!

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Anne said...

She did a fabulous job! Love how organized it is.And it decorated lovely too!
xx
Anne

Julie Nichols said...

I am in love with your decorating. Your pretty amazing doing all this in a week. I know how we love our daughters!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Beautifully done! Your daughter certainly inherited your decorating skills.
Bravo!

Stacey said...

You two amaze me! Her apartment is adorable. Well I should say it's young and fresh! Love the bar cart.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I love what she's done! It's so pretty and comfy! The Anthro cups are so cute holding her silverware.

Michele said...

I am seriously in awe of your daughter's mad speedy moving skills! The place is already cute, cozy and comfortable. Now we're all anxious to see how the garden turns out.

Cynthia said...

KC did a fantastic job on making her new place a home. What a clever one to use the bistro set in the dining area. I LOVE THAT!!!

Cynthia

lynn said...

what a cute place to call her own! and don't i see a bit of your style in her decorating:)

fiona anderson said...

It's simply an amazing transformation, your daughter has great style - but then we all know where she gets it from !
I really love that little cart, so cute.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

That bar cart is fantastic. How nice that she will be living so close to you! Your garden will recover and will be grateful for the "pruning" next spring. The apartment looks perfectly casual and comfortable.