Friday, May 31, 2013

Sleeping Like a Baby

One of us is expecting and it isn't me.  That's right, Brooke, the mom of our "Q" will be adding a little girl to our vintage-loving family. (I REALLY hope she picks the "W" name!) 

I can't wait to share images of her nursery with you!

In the meantime, here are some nurseries we love!

We both just adore everything about this nursery!  The navy, coral & gold color scheme, the vintage lotus light fixture, the handcrafted toys and beautiful photography!
Love, love, love!!!

Here are some others!

What a darling color scheme for a little girls room! Could be great for a boy and girl twin room too!

This one is right up my alley!  Mid-century chair and end table, original art, black, white & yellow.  Amazing!  

Light Fixture: If a bird cage or lantern light fixture is not in your budget, think outside the box.  I just saw an amazing cage at Michaels Crafts for $10!!! Pair that with an inexpensive light kit from a home improvement store and you have one custom light fixture!

This one was the inspiration for my boys' room.  

Twice as Nice!

Ahhh, twins, I would do it all over again!  
Here are some rooms that serve more than double duty!

Wow, masculine, clean, functional & soothing!  I picture this in a stunning home, belonging to a philanthropist, somewhere in Georgetown! 

Good luck nesting mama's!!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Bar Cart? Tea Cart?

Bart cart?  Tea cart?  What's the difference?

bar cart

a small table on wheels, outfitted for serving drinks; a portable bar.


  [tee-kahrt]  Show IPA

tea wagon. a trolly from which tea is served
1925–30; tea + cart

Not the most in depth research...But, maybe the difference is just what you put on them!~!

Look for this beauty coming to our shop on One Kings Lane!
For other vintage items: SHOP NOW

Monday, May 20, 2013

This Week: New Finds

Mother MAY I?
Here are just a few of our finds from last week.
Watch for these and other amazing vintage pieces on 
One Kings Lane Vintage and Market Finds!

(If there is anything you can't live without message us!)

LOVE this bench!!!! Really temped to keep it..

Have a Blessed Week!!!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Drenched Party Part Deux

G3QDesigns teamed up with Drenched Fitness to create another rockin' event!  This time we transformed their indoor and outdoor spaces into stunning settings for their Black & White Party.    

We wanted the event to be more than food & drinks.  
We wanted action!  

With: beer tasting from a local brewer, playing illuminated beer pong, mini desert sampling, black and white movie watching al fresco, dancing to a DJ & consuming Drenched-themed libations - mission accomplished!  

Outdoor Lounge:

Guests were welcomed into the party by a black carpet and Drenched step and repeat.  I made custom table runners with black tassels for a finished feel. 

I flanked the entry doors with illuminated damask cubes, oversize white urns and a dramatic black crystal chandelier.  

 I was most excited about this outdoor area and it did not disappoint!!!! I set up a screen for some good 'ol Charlie Chaplin movies and situated a large white Regency-style table between two black tufted benches.  I flooded the space with candles and white flowers and it looked just stunning!!!

Ha!  Caught the bartenders setting up.  This was the only shot I got of the fabric panels I made for the bar area.  They came out great. I so wanted to have wood trimming out the entire thing but sometimes in event planning (many times) you have to work with the space you have and you have to respect that the place needs to go back to working order the next day!

The bar was kept simple.  I topped with a crystal chandelier and Regency-style horse bust, put the specialty cocktails on the TV screen and this spot was done.

Lighting is one of the most important things to consider in planning an event and it is all too often overlooked.  Lucky for me, Drenched owner, Brandon has a knack for lighting!  The two photographs above show how different a space can look given white or blue light. 

This photo of the studio space is not yet lit with the chandeliers or cubes (and the Drenched logo is not yet lit up).

So pretty to have the lights at different elevations 
and in varying shades!

Beer Pong:

Yep, that's me getting my pong on . . .
If any of you is interested in renting these swanky beer pong tables please contact us!

The Details:

Florals, lush white hydrangea and all white tulips in black cube vases. I made the florals for the event.  Not something I recommend if you are styling and planning an event!  However, when kept simple florals can be inexpensive and gorgeous!!!

Insane mini-deserts were provided by Bakery 65.  Everything was made from scratch.  My favorite?  The mini smores with home-made graham and marshmallow!!!  (contact me if you want them to bake for your next event!)
Delicious cake-pops were made by Tickle Me Sweet!

The lighter fare for the party was made by the handsome and talented Simon. 

I couldn't resist using the towel storage area for displaying our "wet" and "dry" beverages!


You can have a gorgeous venue, great food and music but if people don't have a memorable, fun evening it is all for not. It is safe to say, the Drenched Black & White party was a hit on all fronts!! 

Oh what a night!!!!  Happy birthday Julie!

Thank you so much, Julie and Brandon, for trusting me to plan and style your event!!  Until the next one ...