Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Tidbits

It's Friday! We've got quite a busy weekend ahead starting today with a photo session for my daughter (postponed twice already so fingers crossed that the weather cooperates today). Hopefully all goes well.

A few other tidbits for you...

First up, a local event, the Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment has opened the doors to their 2011 Design Show House. The days and hours of the tours are listed on the website, but you can tour the house up until October 17th. Chestnut Hill is a cute little neighborhood in the northwest section of Philadelphia. Lucky for me, my office is a quick 10 minute drive at lunch so I plan on going up one day at lunch and will take lots of pictures. I was really excited to see that the very talented Mona Ross Berman is helping out with this project. Her way with color is amazing as evidenced recently in the beach home she designed that was featured in the September issue of House Beautiful.

Secondly, any of you coffee nuts like me out there ever stick a pillar candle or two in a glass container filled with coffee beans? Do it - it's the most amazing smell and perfect for the fall. I took a few photos but they all came out pretty bad due to the candlelight. One of these days I'll hopefully learn how to take better photos.

And in preparation for Mood Board Monday, I'm going to reveal what wallpaper of the four I chose to use as my inspiration. I chose the leafy scroll wallpaper found on Layla Grace.

Layla Grace; Leafy scroll wallpaper

I went a bit out of my comfort zone in choosing this one, but I'm glad I did and you'll have to check in on Monday to see how I chose to use the wallpaper. 

I'll also be drawing my loft space to scale at some point this weekend, and attending a soccer game on Saturday morning (my brother is the head coach of a local varsity boys soccer team so we're going to support).

What are your fun plans or projects for the weekend?


  1. I love the paper and can't wait to see what you've created. Sounds like you have a very busy weekend ahead of you. Enjoy it!!

  2. Gorgeous, tasteful wallpaper! No great plans for the weekend...but I did just get back from a fun trip to NYC...laundry time.

  3. Sounds like a jam-packed weekend! We have been busy with soccer and gymnastics meets, so now we are just relaxing at home...thinking about cleaning a bit. Your wallpaper pick is very pretty. I'm going to check out Mood Board Monday...sounds fun (at least better than cleaning)!

  4. Happy weekend Holly! And I love the wallpaper choice :)

    Nancy xo

  5. Pretty wallpaper! Can't wait to see how you use it.