Okay, I Will Show Y’all…..Credenza Reveal


Y’all are a persistent bunch of blog readers (and that is why I love y’all)!  While I have been living it up with my Canadian hosts, I have been besieged with requests to see the full media credenza I posted a peek of last week that Thomas Wold designed.

Well never let it be said, I am not a softy for a well-placed request.  I was able to snag a picture of the piece in the space and if I do say so myself, it is pretty damn stunning……

Honestly, the rosewood against the gold grasscloth is heavenly.  Now add in groovy vintage artwork, glass & a shiny black floor and by golly, you have the makings of a fabulous living room.

I am loving how the moody living room is vibing off the dining room’s peacock ceiling.  It’s all about contrast and tension baby — and this project has it in spades!

As for the cat in the pic — well he is there just because it was funny.  Honestly, can’t take myself too seriously and he was the perfect foil for the pic…..

So there you  have it — I gave you the full reveal of the piece, so no more tweets and emails!  However, magazines, feel free to tweet and email.  I am sure one of y’all out there needs to have this project on your pages.  It is begging to be published.  But should you feel the urge to pass on this one,  I have several other projects in the pipeline, each more fab then the next.  There are  plenty of stories to be had for all so no fighting please……

On a side note, I can’t express my gratitude to Meredith Heron and her team for a fantastic visit to Toronto and mentoring experience.  Her team is ACE and seriously on point.  I learned so much and am truly thankful to be given this opportunity.  Up next…..I am boarding a plane to Calgary to visit the divine Erica of Moth Design and the simply marvelous Melissa of Veranda Interiors.  My week of Canada Design School continues……

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Calvert Court Project: Thomas Wold Media Cabinet…

Sometimes you find an artisan who is in perfect harmony with your design vision.  That was the case of working with Thomas Wold who I hired to create a media cabinet for my Calvert Court clients.  We wanted something that recognized the mid-century nature of the home but in an irreverent way that is in line with the clients’ personality…..

What Thomas created was a self-contained media world for lack of a better explanation.  He took my initial concept and the client’s request and morphed them into a rosewood, brass and turquoise delight that will hold the flat screen TV as well as all their media components.  It is truly beautiful from the front and back.

And leave it to  Thomas not to overlook the details…..

Honestly, are those brass keyhole pulls delicious?  Seriously, I wet myself a little when I saw the final piece.  Unfortunately, you are going to have to wait until the big reveal….well that is unless any magazines want to give me my first feature spread.

Just saying….

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January Recap

Y’all know how to show a boy some love!  Aside from the birthday wishes, you all made January the BEST month to date for Courtney Out Loud.  2012 is kicking off to be a banner year so let’s take a moment to look back  and highlight at what made January so very awesome……

I started off the year giving myself some directives on how I want to live my life in 2012……

I was pleasantly reminded why I enjoy blogging when two readers shared their own projects inspired by my living room paint stencil.

January also found me working with one of my “design crushes”, Thomas Wold on a new design project for a client….

Even with all the work I somehow managed to snag this month (3 new jobs in January – go me!), I was still able to put out some kick ass recipes from the kitchen including a delicious one for Butternut Squash and Pear Soup as well as a manly meal of Rib Eye Steak with Whisky Sauce and Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes…..

Even with a full tummy (and an expanding waist line), I found time to tell y’all about a few items I have been coveting in my ongoing “Loving Out Loud” series including the Roberts DAB Radio, Hudson Bay Point Blankets and the Alpine Bed from Modernica …..

I also officially kicked off a new ongoing series for the blog called “Guest Vignettes” where I am asking some of my favorite bloggers to share a vignette in their home and explain its sentimental meaning to them.  I was lucky enough to snag Holly from the Almost 40 Year Old Intern and Alycia from Tablescapes at Table Twenty-One…..

Finally, I shared with you all my pending article in Adore Magazine, my day at the Clars Auction House and my first give away of 2012.

February is gearing up to an even better month with some new interviews, another give away and maybe a video or two!

So did you have a favorite post from January or have a suggestion for something you want to see on the blog?  Drop me an email or comment and let me know!

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