Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sponge Worthy

I was so excited to awaken this morning to a "sneak peek" of my home on the ever-popular design*sponge today! (Now that that's out of the way, can we all take a second to admire that headline? As you were.)

Being a to-the-point-of-madness perfectionist, and in consideration of the fact that design and aesthetics are my bread and butter, I was reluctant to send them photos of my far-from-complete home. We're constantly in the midst of projects, slowly making our way down the wish list as the money appears to pay for each item. In a cruel twist of fate, we were just preparing to tackle some of the more dramatic projects--wallpaper, painting, new furnishings, etc--when the fabulous design*sponge opportunity arose.

To flesh out the place, we borrowed a few items from the shop (but technically, I do own these and selected each and every one, so that's not cheating, right?) and convinced our fabulous neighbor and photographer extraordinaire Liz Ophoven to snap off some pics.

Here's what we came up with...see if you recognize anything. And, more importantly, stay tuned for some serious "after" shots in the next few months.

And in what was apparently our day for great blog coverage, the perennial favorite Decorno gave our gardening efforts a nice shout-out, though her readers were not all so sure... What do you think?


Alicia said...

Too funny, since the Seinfeld episode was on TBS not too long you should have seen my face when I read the tag.
The Ritz Craft ad & fire hydrant are amazing surprises.
I did my then 8 year old godsons room in vintage kitsch focusing on red, blue with spalshes of yellow & green, so I IM'd him the images & he went nuts for it.
Grant says thanks for fun!!!!

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Your style is fun, just where I'd love to live. Wish I were back in Seattle & could visit your fabulous store. Going to U of O for my sons graduation in two wks. I hope to get my wish to drive north! Great home.

Amber Smith said...

Hey Leah - inside and out your home is charming,personal and enviable :) I am sooo in love with your garden and landscape. Great shout outs on the blogs!

Rebecca June said...

Hi Leah! You know I heart you and your blog and so I have nominated you for a Splash Award! Check out my blog post tomorrow for what you need to do next!


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