Geronimo

I've got celebrations on my mind lately.  I have a lot to be happy about, my husband has taken a new job which is moving us to Charlotte, North Carolina.  I'm planning the boys birthday parties which always gets me excited.  And well, when I was in Charlotte my friend and I bought lemonade from a little girl and boy named Ava and Wilder.  Their Dad has given me an opportunity of a lifetime.  I'm talking like, things like this just don't happen.  Call it fate, or whatever, but I somehow was suppose to meet this random man with his kids and then I would have to decide if I was confident enough to say yes to this remarkable opportunity.  

Fear, it's a crazy thing, but as this Dad, Zack, said to me, "Fuck failure or being scared.  I failed many times in my career and I still fail.  But the reason I'm not a failure is I never stop."  So, everyday I'm going to appreciate this crazy opportunity, and start saying what my friend said to me, "You got this.  Jump in!!"

So, in honor of so many fun and exciting things going on in my life, let's celebrate.  I want to introduce you to Jihan Zencirli.  She is the woman behind Geronimo Balloons.  You might not know of her, but you probably know of something she started as a trend though, a large 3' balloon with a long string of garland attached.  You know what I'm talking about.  Well that turned into something remarkable.  This isn't just your run to the grocery store grab a balloon, think balloon installations on sides of buildings.  

Whitt, my littlest son is obsessed with balloons.  So much so, that for his 4th birthday my very good friend sent him balloons and helium so he could have balloons any time.  He was a hot air balloon for Halloween when he was 3 years old.  I would love to see his face see one of these balloon installations.  Art takes many forms.  I do not think it has to be necessarily a painting, or a sculpture.  It can be meticulously planned out balloons for the New York Ballet in Lincoln Center or balloons over a 15 foot table, or balloons wrapping around a building.  

 If you go to  Geronimo's Instagram  her captions will have nothing to do with her balloons but often times give me a chuckle.  

If you go to Geronimo's Instagram her captions will have nothing to do with her balloons but often times give me a chuckle.  

 The art installation at the Lincoln Center for the  New York City Ballet .  

The art installation at the Lincoln Center for the New York City Ballet.  

 I bet they never thought they'd see this at the New York City Ballet.  

I bet they never thought they'd see this at the New York City Ballet.  

 I like how on some of her installations it's as if the balloons are just spilling out of the buildings,  busting at the seams.  

I like how on some of her installations it's as if the balloons are just spilling out of the buildings,  busting at the seams.  

 Wouldn't you just die if you could make this party?  

Wouldn't you just die if you could make this party?  

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 With design you might often hear the word "depth".  I know my husband hates it when he's stringing lights on the Christmas tree and I say the lights are not far enough in and how the ornaments can't just be on the outer branches.  The lights and ornaments have to be in the tree to show the tree has depth.  Geronimo understands that concept which is why her installations truly pop and don't just look like a line of balloons.  

With design you might often hear the word "depth".  I know my husband hates it when he's stringing lights on the Christmas tree and I say the lights are not far enough in and how the ornaments can't just be on the outer branches.  The lights and ornaments have to be in the tree to show the tree has depth.  Geronimo understands that concept which is why her installations truly pop and don't just look like a line of balloons.  

 A close up example of how much depth is in her art.  

A close up example of how much depth is in her art.  

 This reminds me of a snake just wrapping itself around everything.

This reminds me of a snake just wrapping itself around everything.

 Just look at the size of some of those balloons!!

Just look at the size of some of those balloons!!

 This art installation says so much doesn't it?

This art installation says so much doesn't it?

 A great example of mixing "finishes" if you will, with the matte and shiny balloons.  

A great example of mixing "finishes" if you will, with the matte and shiny balloons.  

 An installation to celebrate  Oh Joy 's 10 years of business.  Quite the fete.  

An installation to celebrate Oh Joy's 10 years of business.  Quite the fete.  

 This, this is a concrete home that the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright designed and built for his son and daughter in law, David and Gladys. The David and Gladys Wright house is in Phoenix, Arizona. In June of last year a birthday celebration was had for what would have been Frank's 150th birthday.  Talk about a party.  

This, this is a concrete home that the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright designed and built for his son and daughter in law, David and Gladys. The David and Gladys Wright house is in Phoenix, Arizona. In June of last year a birthday celebration was had for what would have been Frank's 150th birthday.  Talk about a party.  

Thanks for reading!  Now go pop some champagne, you've got something to celebrate I'm sure.  Time to look at things as cup runneth over.  

Tucker

Classic & Typography Mosaic floors

I feel like many times things in design are heard over and over again.  But they're so true.  I know I've said, what is old is new again.  But it's so true.  Same thing with fashion, keep it long enough it will come back in fashion.  I think on the interior design front I think we're going to be seeing more and more mosaic floors.  I know you know what I'm talking about, either you've seen it before in person, or have seen it on tv or in print.  Think tiny mosaic tiles with your house or store's number either right outside your door or right as you step in.  I'd be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn't like these floors.  They have character and remind you of times long ago.  I adore the cracks, and dirty grout with stains, they tell a story.  

VINTAGE FOYERS

 So much character!!

So much character!!

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 Sometimes There's perfection in the non perfection.

Sometimes There's perfection in the non perfection.

 You can never go wrong with black and navy.  Now it's taken me some time to like the color combo, but I think breaking it up with a lot of white really helps this color combo.  

You can never go wrong with black and navy.  Now it's taken me some time to like the color combo, but I think breaking it up with a lot of white really helps this color combo.  

 Ok, this stopped me in my tracks.  The typography with that gold band.  I'm a sucker for black and gold.  Attention to detail is a lost art form these days unfortunately.  That is unless you've seen  Sideshow Sign company 's work.  

Ok, this stopped me in my tracks.  The typography with that gold band.  I'm a sucker for black and gold.  Attention to detail is a lost art form these days unfortunately.  That is unless you've seen Sideshow Sign company's work.  

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 The pharmacy I grew up with is a local place,  Smith's , and this brings back great memories of when I was little.  They deliver still to this day.  And not just medicine, I know somone named "Mother" and she orders sodas to be delivered and they do it. "Mother", shhhhh, we're not talking about the time Smith's "gave" me nerds which were hidden up my catholic school sweatshirt to which "Mother" drove "me" back up there to tell them what "i'd" done and to return the candy.  Then to offer to work for them to pay for the .56 candy.  cue tears streaming down 8 year old "me".    Really though, I was a great child my parents say.  If you haven't heard about the time my Dad made me knock on other parent's doors at 6 am on the weekend.  Go look up my blog post "Seventeen".

The pharmacy I grew up with is a local place, Smith's, and this brings back great memories of when I was little.  They deliver still to this day.  And not just medicine, I know somone named "Mother" and she orders sodas to be delivered and they do it. "Mother", shhhhh, we're not talking about the time Smith's "gave" me nerds which were hidden up my catholic school sweatshirt to which "Mother" drove "me" back up there to tell them what "i'd" done and to return the candy.  Then to offer to work for them to pay for the .56 candy.  cue tears streaming down 8 year old "me".  

Really though, I was a great child my parents say.  If you haven't heard about the time my Dad made me knock on other parent's doors at 6 am on the weekend.  Go look up my blog post "Seventeen".

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 a great reminder

a great reminder

 such great font and pattern

such great font and pattern

 of course you can't go wrong with John Lennon.

of course you can't go wrong with John Lennon.

 Imagine if you had this made for your wedding reception and of course it was a photo op.  Then you had it installed in your foyer?  How special would that be?

Imagine if you had this made for your wedding reception and of course it was a photo op.  Then you had it installed in your foyer?  How special would that be?

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 simplicity, yet high impact.  how fun would this be if you had this in your foyer?

simplicity, yet high impact.  how fun would this be if you had this in your foyer?

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 You don't see bright color often on the mosaic tiles, but I am loving this font and color combinations.  

You don't see bright color often on the mosaic tiles, but I am loving this font and color combinations.  

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 talk about a pick me up

talk about a pick me up

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 i can't imagine how long this took to make.  

i can't imagine how long this took to make.  

 Ohhhhhh this gold tile is speaking to me with the subtle pattern behind it.  

Ohhhhhh this gold tile is speaking to me with the subtle pattern behind it.  

 why yes they do.

why yes they do.

 another great color combo with the walls and floor.  the phrase is very light hearted and casual and works.  

another great color combo with the walls and floor.  the phrase is very light hearted and casual and works.  

BATHROOMS

How unexpected and fun and playful would this be to have this in your residential bathroom?  I'd be half tempted to put the word "aim" in front of the toilet because well, I have 2 boys and well.........

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 Ha Ha Ha

Ha Ha Ha

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Thank you so much for reading!  Think outside the box, make your home yours and not like everything you see on tv these days.  Trust me, you'll be happy you did.

Tucker 

Metal Tubs

Oh how I love to take a bath.  I love to light my candles, pour myself a glass of wine, and read an interior decor magazine.  However, it's often also met with pounding on the door from a 4 year old who is yelling "Let me in!!  I want to take a bath with you!!!"  Usually it's more rewarding in my head, but I still love my baths.  They don't happen as often as I wish but I so appreciate them when I do get to indulge.  

A tub, is a tub, is a tub.  They all serve the same function.  But what if you could have a metal tub?  I'm talking a show stopper, scene stealer.  It obviously will take center stage, as it should, because the price tag is hefty, but will send your retreat to a whole other level.  Again, this would be best for your master bath, because well, can you imagine all the hand prints that would be on it if it was in a child's bath?  Oh, and all the water marks from the typhoons that normally happen in my kid's bathtub.  

COPPER AND BRASS TUBS

 This, this is a special  bathroom  full of high end finishes and decor.  

This, this is a special bathroom full of high end finishes and decor.  

 MOODY WAINSCOTTING WITH A GRAPHIC FLOOR AND A POP OF  COPPER .  

MOODY WAINSCOTTING WITH A GRAPHIC FLOOR AND A POP OF COPPER.  

 Oh my goodness.  You've got art deco mixed with this "rustic" copper tub for a special little retreat.  

Oh my goodness.  You've got art deco mixed with this "rustic" copper tub for a special little retreat.  

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 WHAT A GREAT SHAPE AND FINISH.  

WHAT A GREAT SHAPE AND FINISH.  

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 This is a great mix of different textures and finishes.

This is a great mix of different textures and finishes.

 another moody bathroom is giving me all the feels.  Between the matte square wainscoting, mirrors, and tub.  

another moody bathroom is giving me all the feels.  Between the matte square wainscoting, mirrors, and tub.  

 oooooooh that shape looks so relaxing!

oooooooh that shape looks so relaxing!

 A monochromatic bathroom with the tub pulling the colors of the rug out.  

A monochromatic bathroom with the tub pulling the colors of the rug out.  

NICKEL TUBS

 There's a lot of shiny going on in this bathroom, but because it's all simple, it works. 

There's a lot of shiny going on in this bathroom, but because it's all simple, it works. 

 I would live at  walker tower  too since it's outfitted top to bottom in  waterworks .  

I would live at walker tower too since it's outfitted top to bottom in waterworks.  

 I have this thing for  venetian mirrors .  

I have this thing for venetian mirrors.  

 I NEED TO START SHOPPING FOR A DRINK TABLE TO ACCOMPANY MY TUB.  

I NEED TO START SHOPPING FOR A DRINK TABLE TO ACCOMPANY MY TUB.  

 Fashion Designer Jenni Kayne's 1980s home got quite the transformation with this  Waterworks tub .  Via  Architectural Digest  

Fashion Designer Jenni Kayne's 1980s home got quite the transformation with this Waterworks tub.  Via Architectural Digest 

 a calm, spa like bathroom.  

a calm, spa like bathroom.  

 holy bathroom and view!!!  Can you even imagine sitting in this tub at night looking at all the city lights?  I would just about die if this was my bathroom.  Via  My Domaine

holy bathroom and view!!!  Can you even imagine sitting in this tub at night looking at all the city lights?  I would just about die if this was my bathroom.  Via My Domaine

 just look at this stunning claw foot tub.  A timeless piece that will stand the test of time.  This brings back memories of the claw foot tub i grew up with.  Via  Better Homes and Gardens

just look at this stunning claw foot tub.  A timeless piece that will stand the test of time.  This brings back memories of the claw foot tub i grew up with.  Via Better Homes and Gardens

 The exterior of this house is special i'm sure of it.  with arched windows and unique angles I'm sure this isn't the only special room of this house.  

The exterior of this house is special i'm sure of it.  with arched windows and unique angles I'm sure this isn't the only special room of this house.  

 designed by  Sage Design

designed by Sage Design

 I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS TRADITIONAL BATHROOM WITH THE SHEER SHADES, LIGHT FIXTURE, AND BASKETWEAVE TILE.  AND OF COURSE THE TUB WITH BOOK HOLDER.  

I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS TRADITIONAL BATHROOM WITH THE SHEER SHADES, LIGHT FIXTURE, AND BASKETWEAVE TILE.  AND OF COURSE THE TUB WITH BOOK HOLDER.  

Any guesses where I'll be tonight?  I've got a hot date.

Thanks so much for reading!

Tucker