Tuesday, March 10, 2009

i'm obsessed

yeah you would think this picture is from a magazine. it's not. it's my good friend's house who just happens to be an AWESOME decorator, but even better, she's pretty rockin' with man tools. she made this hutch by HERSELF. she's the one who helped me with my little one's wood kitchen. the woman is pretty much the shiz in my book and she inspires me every time we talk.(btw totally want to steal that bench...but that's totally against my religion. if it weren't, that bench would be sitting pretty in my house as of a long time ago and i would totally hide it when she were to come over). her whole house is amazing but i wanted to highlight the "white's" in her house. i'm obsessed with white. i love it in magazines and i love it in person. of course i always throw in some color to mess up the whole white scheme but that's just my spicy hispanic side coming through. i'm in the process of adding more "light" and "white" into our home. so naturally i turned to my fabulous friend for inspiration. after taking pictures i came home and started working. i'm still in the middle of it but get ready to see what i've done with my inspiration!

32 comments:

Julie said...

HA! Your spicy hispanic side is always coming through just not so much in your decorating....

Whitney said...

Wow. She does have MAD skills with that man tools. I wouldn't know a philips from a flathead. . . Can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Shabby Raggy Roses said...

I was giggling just listening to your story of hubby blowing out the eggs. My hubby usually leaves the creativity and man tools to me lol. Love your blog, it's adorable!
Best wishes,
Jenelle

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Gorgeous hutch...has this lady got a blog...I'd love to see the rest of her house ;o)

Melly said...

oh my golly gosh your friend is amazing and her house is sooooo yummy, I can see why you would be inspired as I'm sure that you inspire her cause your on pretty talented lady yourself...thanks for sharing the inspiration I gonna make me something one of these days :D

amylouwho said...

I Love white, when you can have a subtle color on the walls.

I live in a very white rental - it's so white there are at least 15 different shades of it on the same wall. Totally different feeling than this. :)

Christina said...

Your friend is talented! Can't wait to see what you come up with

Valerie said...

I want to be her friend too...and yours; your one talented lady yourself. Can't wait to see your inspiration!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

White on white when done correctly can be lovely as your photos depict... it looks great!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Living on the Spit said...

Totally impressed V...and yes, stealing that bench is a thought!

rachel griffith said...

she made the hutch?!?
awesome!!!

and the bench...LOVE it!!!

i can't wait to see what your are working on now.

Needled Mom said...

I am impressed too. I can see why she is your inspiration.

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Your friend's home is beautiful. I wish I ccould operate woodworking tools. I took a woodshop class for just women and there were 25 women in class, so only one person completed the step stool we were suppose to make. Too many people and not enough tools. Didn't learn a thing.

Renee

Aubrey said...

Uh, you think she'd do a guest post on how to build a hutch? I love that thing--I so want to copy her, but I only have a handsaw and a screwdriver and a scoutmaster husband who of course has no time for building hutches. lame.

Inspired Kara said...

HERSELF?!! Lord if I tried to make a hutch, I don't think it would stand. That's for sure.

Tami said...

Oh my gosh! I am seriously in love with the hutch! I too am trying to add white/light into our home. I envy your ability to actually do it. I think I'm afraid of messing it all up. Most everything in our house is wood...darker wood with red tones for the most part. I always seem to end up back in the earthy darker colors. Blech! Some day I dream of having a home that is light and bright.

At Home In Georgia said...

Those things in your friends house are beautiful. Wish she was my neighbor so I could get some of her inspiration...heck I would like you for a neighbor too! Can't wait to see what you are working on. Have fun!

resmith said...

Love that hutch and agree with you about the bench. I just love that style and since my husband likes working with tools I find things I like and show him so he can build it. I help some and do the finishing of each piece. I love the white also. It is so crisp and clean. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

We are the Zitzmans said...

I love whites too. I think I might make them my new obsession too. I love that she made that hutch...I am a little scared of man tools. Ps I think you are the shiz...as do the the many people who I have introduced your blog too.

Simply This and That said...

Wow. Wish I lived closer. I so need someone like her right now. What inspiration! Can't wait to see what you're doing. And take more pictures of her house would ya? How come she doesn't have a blog! Tell her to have a blog. ;o) LOL oxx`jod

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

I would totally swipe that bench! But I doubt it would stay white in my house...maybe black or aqua, possibly red or orange...
~Misti

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- I love that cabinet that your friend made. Can't wait to see what you do in your own home!

Rachel said...

Good Golly that woman is amazing and she needs a blog so we can see all the rest of her fabulousness. Be sure to pass that along for me okay! :)

Sachiko said...

Ohhhhhhhh....(sigh), I love white! I have been collecting white plates and pitchers but I don't have a nice cabinet like her's.
Do you think your awesome friend is going to have a yard sale anytime soon?

Mercy Ottis/The Stone House said...

Love your Post! Love your style and way with words! Fun Fun Fun! I would love to acquire the skill of wood working....But I'm thinking it uses the same side of the brain that is used for math. That totally leaves me out! LOL ♥

Jessica said...

I love visting your blog. Everything on it is so inspiring, yummy and wonderful. I just got my fabulous "winnings" package in the mail last night. I have to say it made my yesterday and my today, maybe even my tomorrow. ( = Of coarse I had to blog about it.

THANK YOU!!

Natalie said...

Just Beautiful!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Love the pics of that hutch and love your new banner. Did you do it yourself? I need to get a little more creative with mine, just haven't had the time. Looking forward to seeing the changes you make with the white. Jackie

Sara said...

Thanks for sharing! What pretty photos - I love white too :)
Sara

Remodeling Guy said...

Love the furnishings in these pictures. Makes me want to stop everything and build a hutch! Seriously... I might.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Tim

Camille said...

gorgeous! Makes me want to do away with all the color in my house. It just seems so clean and calm. So, pretty much the opposite of my house tonight.

and wait a minute, she MADE that hutch??? I'm in awe.

juli said...

Just found your blog through Julie's. Very darling!
I'm guessing your crazy talented friend is Monica.

~Julianne

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