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House Seven Design Services

Monday, January 26, 2015
Ever since I can remember I have loved interior decor. 
I remember one time when I was probably around twelve years old. We had gone to see a family friends home and it was my first time visiting. I will never forget being completely transfixed on the decor in the home. I was in awe of the floral window treatments, the white tiled countertops and the babies nursery...all white and wood! When we returned home that night I asked my mother if I could do some decorating of my own? She gave me the go ahead, so off I went, tearing off the backs of Readers Digest to frame and hang in my bathroom, stealing pink and blue heart wreaths hanging on the wall in our home to hang in my room. I even begged to have a peg rail hung in my room so I could hang candles from it! Okay, it was the early nineties people! 
  It felt like it was just something in my blood. It was that thing..dare I say.. I was good at for no particular reason. I wish I would have harnessed this talent years ago. But never say never! 
All this reminiscing does have a point to it.....
I'm so happy to announce that House Seven Design is open for business
and I could not be more excited!
This is something I have wanted to do for some time now and finally I feel like the moment is right!
House Seven Design is specifically for someone looking for help styling their home and making it the way they have always envisioned it.  My goal is to assist you in all your styling needs on any budget! I would of never have thought I could afford a interior stylist. That is why my rates are set so that I can be available to just about anyone in need of help with their home decor! 
If you are interested in House Seven Design Services, I would love for you to contact me! 
You can visit my services pages above or fill out my 
E Design questionnaire.
 I look forward to working with many of you in the coming future, helping to make your home styling needs complete and creating a space you'll love!

New Ikat fabric and a Chair!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
I don't know about you all but when I find a fabric I love I want it everywhere. I've been looking for some new Ikat fabric for awhile now and I finally found some that I love. I also like to change up the pillows on my sofa frequently because it sets a new tone for the room and its very cost efficient! 
I'm really working on a more organized home with a lot less stuff to fuss over so each purchase has to be made with actual thought involved! 
I love how neutral the new pillows keep the room and as you can see the amount of color in here is becoming less and less. If you have figured me out at all, well then you know I'm perfectly fine with that. I can appreciate lots of color in other peoples homes and kind of envy it. But its not what I gravitate towards.  I have also discovered that a more neutral palette makes me feel calmer and way more comfortable which is in my opinion exactly how your home should make you feel. 
In my need to declutter I added some boxes to the bottom of the book cases to keep my ever growing magazine collection a little tidier.  My husband questions my need to keep issues of Domino from 2006 but you all don' you:) 
Something else you may have noticed is that the rug is gone! 
Well, its not gone completely, just relocated to the upstairs because our lovely little terrier likes to do unmentionable things to it and my hearts stops every time I see something else he has done! So for now we are rug free and yes my anxiety level is lower but I dislike not having a rug in here so I'm doing a little research and I will share what I come up with! 

Lastly, my new chair from TOV furniture. Oh what a beauty and at 34.5 inches across it's become the perfect snuggle chair for me and my girls! I have this idea lingering in the back of my head about possibly one more in here with a linen Chesterfield....hmmm, a girl can dream! 
We'll see what happens with all that!

Understanding the Farm Sink

Monday, January 12, 2015
So this is our current sink situation below..... (insert sarcastic tone) lovely right?!?

When we built this house I begged the builder to please install a farm sink before we moved in. That was when I was under the delusion we could use the drop in one from Ikea. That was before I understood cabinet sizes and how not every sink fits in every cabinet. No laughing please.
Because they are not a custom builder, the answer was no and so we decided that it would just be done later. Well, later has stretched out to two years now and yesterday I finally ordered our sink.
The reason this has taken so long isn't because we weren't in any hurry, it was that its been a total pain trying to figure out how this was all going to go down!
 Our cabinet is a standard 33 inch. But its wedged between the dishwasher and a 90 degree corner! Ugh!
Trying to figure out how to retrofit a standard farm sink with a 9 inch front apron was leading us to one road block after the other! The company that made our cabinets didn't offer a 33 inch apron sink cabinet...only 30 inch or 36 inch and having new doors made wasn't really something we wanted to do.
Whats a farm loving sink girl to do!?!?!
Well things finally started looking up when I stumbled across this
 Say hello to the Kohler Whitehaven cast iron self trimming apron front sink!!
I think she is the prettiest! I would love to have a deeper apron but at this point I will take it because not only does it give me the look I want, its actually going to fit in our existing cabinet!
The front of the apron is only 6 11/16 inches so its a perfect fit but the bowl drops to 9 5/8 inches so I will still get that deep basin sink I have been longing for.
Im so excited to finally have a sink on the way and our small kitchen reno underway!
Now its time to chose a faucet and Im thinking about something like these below.
I can't wait to keep you all updated on our soon!