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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Wind Song on Wesley Part 5 " It's Open "

Yea!!!!! We are done....... It's the Gala Event.
Meet the Designers, what a fine group of professionals.
What they are really like.
Look B.C. has his wrist band so he can drink.
A view of my room, the bed is from Lee Industries. We had the headboard and the foot board upholstered in raw silk with leather trim and nail heads, then slip covered it in cotton duck for that beachy feel. Notice the walls, to which we applied four inch pine boards. We had the boards milled thinner as not to loose the reveal around the windows and doors. We wanted this room to feel like an old beach cottage that had evolved over the years. We placed the queen size bed ( not without a fight with B.C.) in front of the window. The window view was not pretty, and I wanted the bed front and center. We covered the window with a ivory linen soft shade, it let in just the right amount of light. Pale blue silk panels framed the bed. It was perfect. The bed was dressed in a Pottery Barn white washable linen duvet and crochet bolster. All our fabrics in the main bedroom and sleeping porch are from Kravet, we love them , their selection, style, and the fact they always support us for Charity events. Thank you Kravet.

The story goes... after a long drive this family has arrived at Grandmoms and Grandpas beach house. The kids are excited because their room has kid sized built in beads with a great view of the ocean. Climb the ladder and they have their own private space for games, crafts or just hanging out. They don't need televisions or electronics as grand mom has their room stacked with great books , crafts and lots of games. Mom and Dad can shut the door knowing where the kids are, climb into a dreamy bed, share a bottle of wine and plan the vacation days ahead.
I don't think just kids will be using this room.

The pretty slippers are from Christine's closet on loan.
Remember what's up there?
Here it is the play space. That's a sports floor, and B.C. striped the walls to match. I could grab a Nancy Drew book and be up here all day.
The famous Kenny built ladder.
Kenny our hero, he built the beds, put the boards on the walls and made my dreams all work.
The proud parents of Out of the Blue. Dotty can you see my earrings?
All the designers wore jewelry from Bernie Robbins. This bracelet was $6200.00 worth of jewels. I had a hard time taking it off. Do you think B.C. is thinking birthday?
I was trying to take a picture of me wearing my bracelet and really big gold $1900.00 hoop earrings to make my sister jealous. Did not work.
This is the painting I did for the room. We had to give the parents a view. Its for sale if any one is interested.

The Gala Event was a huge success, and best of all we made it. Besides the roof not being complete and a few minor details the house was beautiful. The 4500 square foot home built in 1907 was completely renovated, leaving intact it's charm and details . There is a little history with the home as the original deed had a error and Woodward Wilson in 1913 ( then Governor of N.J. ) had to sign off on the corrected deed which bears his signature. Now back to the fun details. The lavish food along with wine and beer was supplied by many local restaurants, caterers and casinos. We all ate and drank and partied the night away. As a designer not only are you relieved to have your space finished but you are on an incredible high from all the complements. It's just a wonderful feeling. I am sure I speak for all the designers on how special we feel to be a part of the Ruth Newman Shapiro Cancer and Heart Fund organization. They have raised over 15 million to fund programs, services, and equipment for hospitals in our area. They are a dedicated group of volunteers and I am proud to work beside them and call then my friends. I will show you Our room " Out of the Blue " and in the weeks following other rooms in the house. So stay tuned in for much inspiration.

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