Friday, January 25, 2013

Recently I had the fantastic opportunity to do a little pro-bono design work, helping to transform the new offices of the McKenzie River Gathering Foundation.  MRG, as they are commonly known, is a great foundation working at the grassroots level to fund social change here in Oregon.

From their website: "MRG funding supports the most strategic work unfolding at the local level to address globalization, poverty, war, racism and environmental destruction. We currently provide well over half a million dollars in funding to progressive organizations a year." 

Despite having a teeny budget, we were able to create a really fun, creative, and colorful space!

And the "before" shots:

Sunday, January 6, 2013

I still haven't mastered the art of Photoshop, or even taking decent pictures to start with.  But I have mastered our bedroom.  And,  while there are still a few things on my wishlist (a beautiful antique dresser, a larger closet, a cleaning lady....), I can honestly say that I really love where it is at!

The faux-fur leopard headboard is super cozy, and has just the right amount of sass. I still love the wall color (which is reading super lilac in this picture) and my mid-century desk/sidetable. 

My roman shade is finally up as well, and I am so enamored with the pattern.  I love seeing it layered under my curtains! 
I also finally blew up one of my favorite horse pictures.  I spent less than $20 on getting it printed through iPhoto/Apple becuase it was easy, and I didn't have to run around searching for affordable printers.  The quality is decent but they did crop a little off of the top of the photo.  And then the matting took of another 1/8 inch or so, and I ended up losing the eye.  It was one of my favorite parts of the picture and so I do think I need to figure out how to reprint without this loss! 

I think Eek loves it too!