23 July 2014

ted, the miracle dog (feeling grateful)

it was a year ago this week that ted had his cancer surgery, and while the surgery was successful in removing the tumor that was preventing him from being able to eat, we soon learned that his cancer was rare and highly aggressive (invasive mucin cell carcinoma). we made the difficult decision to not put him through any more procedures since his cancer couldn't be cured, and we were told that six months would be an extraordinary outcome.

well, i'm proud to report that a year later, ted is doing GREAT. these pictures were taken today, and while he may be a little slower than he was pre-cancer, he is still barking for food, cuddling up a storm every night, and being the same stubborn and ornery little walker as he ever was. best of all, so far as we can tell, he is in no pain and the only symptom seems to be ongoing anemia, which causes him to be a little less energetic than he would otherwise be, *but* he was the least energetic dog in the universe before the cancer, so really the difference is minute. i know ted's health can't last forever, and i almost feel i'm tempting fate by posting this, but i also never thought we'd make it to this day so there is plenty of reason to celebrate. the last year has been amazing, and i've loved every second of having him by my side- even on those stubborn and ornery walks, when he's pulling one way, while i'm trying to walk another. ;-)

thanks again to every person who has supported and shown ted such love. he doesn't know he has an internet fan club, but it makes his daddy happy to know that so many people love and care for this funny little rescue dog.

18 July 2014

thank you to cloth & kind!

just wanted to say thank you to the the girls of cloth & kind, krista nye schwartz and tami jennings for teh lovely feature they posted about my shapes collection rugs, along with a little impromptu video interview.

tami, krista and myself, in my woven accents window during #LCDQLA, along with our long time buddy, marissa marcantonio from style beat blog
tami and krista were my "neighbors" this year at #LCDQLA legends, designing the window at sydney harbour paints, just down the block from my window at woven accents. of course they kicked ass, but most importantly, it was fun to have friends working just down the street! i loved being able to visit with them, and hope they come back to LA soon!

krista and tami's colorfully chic window at sydney harbour paints (also my paint sponsor- LOVE THEM!)

xo, girls, and thank you! click here to read.

15 July 2014

"tips on shopping for bar stools", my latest on the 55 downing street blog

bar stools in a living/dining area by maison21

please visit the 55 downing street blog for my latest, "tips on shopping for bar stools".

16 June 2014

black and white style for the home, my latest at 55 downing street

bathroom design by maison21
hi kids! yup, i'm working that bathroom again! (have you ordered your wallpaper yet, btw?). my latest post over at 55 downing street is all about black and white decorating, including inspiration by mary mcdonald, alberto pinto and moiself, plus some simple tips for decorating with black and white (ie- it doesn't need to be as graphic as my bath). please go check it out.

mary mc donald

alberto pinto

12 June 2014

maison21 shapes collection pieced cowhide rugs: new photos, and your opinion please!



just received some new photography so we can add my shapes pieced cowhide rug collection for 27 ground to the woven accents website, and my problem is, which should we show first? it's like trying to pick a favorite child- i love each of them in different ways, so i can't choose! hexes is winning on pinterest with number of repins, but algorithm seems to be a crowd favorite on instagram; pennants is popular with my facebook friends but fields is my first born, so i have special feelings for him. ;-)

what do you think? which is your favorite?