Sunday, April 22, 2012

Fireplace Conundrum

As we are about to step into that time of year that gives us the nickname of "Hotlanta" that I despise so much, I'm certainly not thinking about building a fire in a fireplace. But, I am thinking about the way the fireplace should look in our next house. I have never lived in a place with a fireplace in my adult life, so this is very exciting. My dad taught me how to build a mean fire in their seriously huge fireplace...

Their fireplace is truly the center of the house, and I love that.

If I lived in the mountains, I'd have a fire place like this:

So again, I find myself in the middle of a big city with mountain girl taste. Thankfully for Pinterest and Houzz, we've found some happy middle ground.

This one below is the clear winner for me. I love the different sizes of the stone. The mantel is crisp and clean. Also adoring the cabinetry and hardware over the mantel.

It's the perfect combination of rustic and farmhouse chic, in my untrained opinion.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Organic Decor

Happy Saturday! Below are a few iPhone shots of some great decor we did a couple of weeks ago for an organic, healthy themed meeting. I think it turned out great! 

The market cart displayed fresh veggies and served as a backdrop for a food station set for the breaks between meetings.

And these centerpieces dressed up the meeting space while continuing the theme.

For the meal functions, these silver pottery containers held great smelling about fresh!

This was such a fun and fresh approach to decor!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Coming Soon...

I am both elated and a little sad to say that Josh and I are getting ready to put our current home on the market. The great news is that we are only moving a couple streets away, and we will have more space in the next house. The sad side is that I love the first home we've made together. It has truly been our starter home and holds so many great memories...we got engaged in this house! Actually, I still have the bow that was around Buster's neck when Josh proposed on the inside of the front door knob. That will have a place in our new house :) Enjoy the house tour through pictures, and please share if you know anyone looking for a place in the popular Ashford Park area of Atlanta! Obviously we love the neighborhood enough to stick's pretty great!

Painted brick exterior with new roof

Freshly painted white porch!
The open floor plan is what I love most about this house. You don't see an open plan in many older homes. The living room is on the front of the house - great natural light!

The dining room looks right into the entry/living room. French doors that lead you to a wooden deck in the back yard allow for lots of light.

The kitchen opens right into the dining room. There is a decently sized pantry cabinet for great storage. I have really loved the recessed lighting in the kitchen. There is a sunroom/office off of the kitchen as well.

Master Bedroom with Ensuite Bath (bath is recently renovated)

His and hers closet...both of ours are "his" HA!

2nd Full Bathroom in Hallway

Guest Room
The backyard is great in this house. Fully fenced in and backs up to brand new homes.

"For Sale" sign coming soon!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Presenting A Few Event Highlights...

Let these pictures serve as my alibi for stepping off the blogging train lately! We have been happily busy at Presenting Atlanta with program after program. It's amazing to see budgets come back some. I could not be more thrilled! We are definitely seeing the economy turn around...clients are able to add decor back into the mix, maybe they are able to get the groups off property for one night, or bring in some great decor looks if they can't. 

Credit: ALL images are courtesy of Ross DeLoach of Northlight Photography

Another great event at the World of Coca-Cola. This was a reception style dinner event for 150 international guests. Blue and black are their company colors. Thankfully, this venue is so colorful that just about anything goes!

The next series has to be one of my most favorite events ever. This was an outdoor welcome reception for 125 guests. Colorful, vibrant and totally playful. The weather was our friend.

Do you feel like you are at a Moroccan market yet?

These wooden top communal tables are "TDF" as my husband would say. Translation: to die for. 

And finally, the first event I have ever personally orchestrated on the Georgia Dome floor. Presenting has done many, many, many, but I've never had the pleasure. It was totally and completely amazing from start to finish. The client's logo has been erased for their privacy.

Typical tailgate games like corn hole and ladder ball dotted the turf...

The other end zone (25 yards) was used for food and beverage, decor, etc.

Check out the bar decor! Two guys let us "rent" their prized possessions for the night.  The guys in the background are the Atlanta Falcons Drumline - they greeted the guests and led them down to the field. Talk about making an entrance!

Up next, we've got several private clubs, the Georgia Aquarium and Hard Rock Cafe on tap!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

New Listing on Etsy

Things have been crazy busy lately, in a good way! Josh and I have had a lot going on between busy jobs (thank goodness!), getting our current home ready to put on the market (any day now) and planning for our next house (still in Atlanta)! I've left blogging behind, and it might have to stay on that back burner for a while, but for now, here's a post.

Just posted a new listing on Etsy. Same product, slightly different packaging...what do you think?

I'm thinking about getting a table at the Brookhaven Farmer's Market this year. I may be biting off more than I can chew with that, so we'll see!