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Tuesday
May152012

Dewit Design Camp: NOLA

Well, I am back from my very first Dewit Design Camp, and I am happy to say that, not only did I survive, but that I survived, and it was amazing. It was a word that is better than amazing that hasn't even been invented. It was flamazing, y'all.

Here are just a few pics from the first day. I'll be back later in the week with a real recap and more pics. And maybe some testimonials from my ten new best friends. Thank you all so much for being awesome!

Dewit Design Camp, I love you.

Thursday
May032012

Bedroom: Progression

Perhaps you long-time readers will recall this photo of my bedroom from several years ago -- it was just after I'd painted it. I loved the color then (Farrow & Ball's Down Pipe) and I love it today. It's kind of like sleeping in a treehouse, if your treehouse features a Nelson bench and a chaise longue.

In fact, some of you may remember this photo, taken in 2005. (!!!) I cannot believe this is the same room, and the same bed. Aw, it's still really cute and sweet to me. I still have that Dwell bed set!

But time -- and my taste -- marches on, so I recently changed a few things. Not much, just the bedding and the side tables and a lamp and new upholstery and a plant and a screen. Nothing big. 

I still have those ridiculous roller shades up, because I still don't know what I want on the windows. I will probably never know. What I do know is that I bought that awesome Asian screen at an estate sale for $10. There was a large tear in it (which I fixed with spray adhesive, don't judge me), and there is a piece missing at the bottom left (which is what bromeliads are for). I also re-upholstered my sad white chaise with a much more beautiful gray velvet. Yay for dark colors that hide things!

I also finally -- finally! -- made the leap and bought some Leontine Linens of my very own. I've dreamed of them for years, y'all, and it was just time. I chose the initials "ABC" instead of "AVC" because the B was way prettier. Poor Vince Chao. I chose red because red is my signature color. (Drink your juice, Shelby.)

The striped Dwell Studio shams and throw, along with the gorgeous Arteriors lamp, are courtesy of Digs Showroom. I think the stripes look super fun and nonchalant with the Leontine, like "Oh, HEY, fancy linens. I'll just be over here cozying up to you. Whatevs." And I also think that Gretchen and Ben at Digs are the cutest and sweetest people in the world, and a delight to work with. Thank y'all so much!

This lamp, it has personality. Something I look for in all of my lighting.

10DS. That stands for Ten-Dollar Screen. Not to be confused with 7DJ, a jacket that Chris Huff, PhD. bought for seven dollars at Old Navy and which unfortunately B'ed in an F.

ABC coming at you live and in stereo from Chao Camp, in red applique. Please note adorable striped shams behind.

New upholstery close-up with bonus bear.

I guess I'll take a little rest now. Old-school Flickrites will recognize this pose from 2008. Same room, same bed, same dress, same shoes. Different year.

Class participation: Do y'all change your bedding with the seasons? It's too hot here to use flannel sheets and whatnot, but I do try to change it up when spring comes.

Wednesday
May022012

Your Wednesday Headless Photo

Stay tuned for a fun after of a previous after tomorrow. (Parse THAT sentence.)

Monday
Apr302012

Dewit Design Camp: News Flash

Hello and happy Monday to you, internet! I have a few items of business to take care of as we start the week.

1. NOLA camp is coming up so fast I can't believe it! I went down for a day last week to finalize our catering + event space, and secured the cutest and best place in the world. It's on Prytania right across the courtyard from St. James Cheese (who will be serving our lunches, yay!), and I am so excited.

2. I've had some NOLA cancellations (damn you, Mother's Day!) so there are 2 spots available. Let's fill them! I know it's short notice, so perhaps a coupon will help? Use code DEWITNOLA to receive 20% off the camp fee. Go go go!

3. I'll be emailing all NOLA campers later in the week, so make sure to check the email account you signed up with or you will miss some pertinent info.

OK, I think that's it! I will now return to creating slides and being nervous. Woo!

Wednesday
Apr252012

Your Wednesday Headless Photo

I'm just going to keep showing you tiny bits of the bathroom until you can't take it anymore and come over here and beat me up. But when you do that, go ahead and bring some wine.