Summertime Times

If you have kids at home this summer, you know where I’m coming from.  It’s a juggling act of maintaining my own gig while also keeping the kids occupied and off their screens as much as possible.  We have a summer to-do list to tackle and a pool pass to wear out.  While I will take a little time to paint and tackle some things around the house, I’m officially taking the summer off to be with the kiddos.

On the days I do let them gorge themselves on video games, I want to paint, clean out closets, cook some new recipes, and do some dekorating stuff.  Mainly, I want to get the living room finished–the drapes and paint the walls.  Blush bandwagon, folks!  Look at this lady’s lounge from Amy Morris, as seen by me at the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Southeastern Showhouse this spring:
www.tphblog.comIt’s gorgeous, no?  I love that russet banquette with the blush walls.  I’m gonna try it and see if I like it.

Sooooooo, happy summer to you all!  I might check in here before school starts, but I will be around on Instagram.  XOXO

New Paintings in Shop!

There are some new paintings in the shop today!  I hope you will take a moment to check them out.  Thank you!Angela Chrusciaki Blehm | www.tphblog.comwww.tphblog.comAngela Chrusciaki Blehm |

Favorites from the One Room Challenge

I hope it’s not too late to share some One Room Challenge rooms that caught my attention.  The talent displayed between the featured designers and participants is inspiring.  There is a room style for everyone…even a crazy red-painted 80s playroom.  Wink, wink.

A room for Nicole’s sister…check out the hand-painted drapery.  Gorgeous!


Albertina’s vintage-mod mashup for her daughter’s room…my art makes an appearance!


The most colorful, happiest bunkroom I ever did see, by


A sexy, art-filled bedroom by


Speakers as chic decoration in Gwen’s cozy man


And, I love a black dining room–Erin’s is


Kate’s beautiful backyard oasis includes a cheeky turf-covered ottoman that I


Claire’s classic living room for her


Now that the playroom is done, I’m back to painting again.  Hopefully I’ll have some new things in the shop next week or so.

One Room Challenge | The Playroom Reveal

It’s week six of the One Room Challenge!  I’m so happy to report that the room is 99% done–we made it!  I give you this 80s-inspired playroom…

Here is the before, a room of leftovers…IMG_9302
And, the design board…www.tphblog.comThe Clarence House fabric I was waiting on for the ottoman didn’t arrive until Tuesday afternoon of this week!  I whisked it to the upholsterer and pleaded with him to get it done by the next day at noon, and he did!  Just in time for me to get photos yesterday.  The only other thing I am waiting on is the West Elm table.  For photos, we moved the chrome and glass IKEA table from the living room:

This table is where the kids do their drawing or gaming on the laptop.  It is where we did homeschool.  See that chalkboard door up there?  It conceals the closet that holds all the drawing materials, books, toys, homeschool stuff–it is still a mess.  But that closet means we don’t have to have the clutter in the room.  I LOVE that!www.tphblog.comBeside the closet is the little computer space.  The black and white drawing is one I did in college of my studio space at University of Houston.  The carnival photo is by my friend

The other side of the room has the new 15-foot window seat built by the one and only Chris (he is a do-all who has helped our family for years).  I love how it makes sense of the bump-out there.  And the little tulip table will be a fun spot for the nightly Skip-Bo matches with my

I used five Pottery Barn frames around the room filled exclusively with my children’s art.  Kids come up with the best stuff!www.tphblog.comChris also built the new TV cabinet that abuts the window

I just found that round metal industrial piece yesterday!  I saw it in the yard of a metal art shop the night before and knew it would fill that wall perfectly.www.tphblog.comI LOVE how the triangular ottoman turned out!  Chris built the base for me and then I had it upholstered–quickly, yikes–in sweet, fun Aimee from Clarence

Did you notice the walls are more matte?  Chris couldn’t stand the sheen, ha, so he took it upon himself to go to the paint store and experiment with paint mixtures until they came up with the right color/sheen combo.  And, then, he repainted the walls at the last minute.  He’s awesome!www.tphblog.comI’m so happy it isn’t a room of leftovers anymore.  It feels soft and bright, even with the red walls.  It’s happy like a playroom should be.

Many thank yous to Chris for fitting us in his schedule, Sudi for getting our pillows done on time, and the upholsterer for whipping out the ottoman and window seat cushions!  Thank you to Linda of Calling it Home for hosting the One Room Challenge for the guest participants.  It is one fun, crazy way to get a project done!


Paint | Benjamin Moore Classic Burgundy

Sofa | CB2

Stripe table | Target, custom painted

Chairs | Vintage

Chrome and glass table | IKEA

Tulip table | Vintage

Eye ball sconce | Urban Outfitters

Pillows | Custom, Designs by Sudi

Vases | Vintage, West Elm, Target

Ottoman | Custom, Clarence House Aimee fabric

White frames | Pottery Barn

White lamp | IKEA

Yellow boxes | Container Store

Shades | Blinds dot com

Ceiling decals | Walls Need Love

Art | mine and my children’s

Round metal art | vintage industrial piece

The featured designers shared their reveals yesterday–wow–did you catch them?  Beautiful rooms.  You’re in luck if you’re wanting more, check out the 200+ guest participants who are also revealing spaces today.

You can see the first five weeks here:

Week One | the before

Week Two | the design plan

Week Three | red walls go in

Week Four | red trim and a striped table

Week Five | decals on the ceiling

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