What’s Stingray Got to do with it!

If you follow me on Instagram… Stop right there. Click And follow now that we’ve cleared that up let’s start again.

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Since you follow me on Instagram you know my Husband is an incredibly talented artist!  Recently he painted a Kelly Wearstler Inspired mural for Eatmans Interiors.

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Hand Painted Wall By Kyle Mitchell For Eatmans

Kyle went to Eatmans to survey the job I went  to see VanCollier custom made Eatmans Bar Stool!

Eatmans Barstool in Shagreen

I was blown away it was twisted steal that created Sex Appeal (<stole his line )!

I ran my hand across the sexy navy top with a slightly bumpy texture and exclaimed

I love Faux Stingray

It also comes like this:

Eatmans Barstool in Mondrian

So further down the road I’m at High Point Furniture market ; the Furniture capital of the world and guess what Trend forecast I made last year is taking off :Stingray

There is just one problem here; did you read What’s Kale Got to Do with it… cuz I think we have a title theme happening .You didn’t read it but after you finish this one you will!

I’m running around Market with HG pointing out all my Trend Forecasts

Fuchsia, itchy grey, Stingray

I was singing it like the wizard of oz! HG would just giggle and let me be me❤️love that girl !​

​When I returned home from Furniture Market I began reaching out to companies for images. Proper titles of things; dimensions, descriptions. It’s amazing how nice people are to tiny little blogger like me!

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Shagreen Vanity in the Made Goods show room

I must say the most gracious of all of the companies was Marlene at Made Goods. I asked for some images of their Faux Stingray vanity and side tables! She was kind enough to send  me a link to their

Shagreen Collection 

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I had to google it , What has Shagreen got to do with it, everything. I had been miss identifying this product the whole time. img_3601

Though Stingray and Shagreen are in a similar family

Shagreen is a type of rawhide consisting of rough untanned skin, formerly made from a horse’s back or that of an onager (wild ass). Shagreen is now commonly made of the skins of sharks and rays.
The word derives from the French chagrin and is related to Italian zigrino and Venetian sagrin, derived from the Turkic sağrı / çağrı ‘rump of a horse’ or the prepared skin of this part. The roughness of its texture led to the French meaning of anxiety, vexation, embarrassment, or annoyance.[1]https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shagreen Wiki

In order to sound like you actually know what you’re talking about… it’s best to kind of know what your talking about!

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1st Dibs Vintage Shagreen Side Table

I’m a novice and honestly probably have no business writing a furnishings blog… but this is a lifestyle blog with a furnishings section so! Let me be silly and learn from my mistakes! There will be plenty more

Promise 

-Tuella

Forecasting Fuchsia

It was a pretty Grey day Sunday in High Point , the kind of date your just want to stay in bed!This was my 9th trip to high Point furniture market .

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Oly is the Only way to Stay in Bed

It’s a bi annual show for all things home; furniture, art, carpet, and lighting. People come from all over the world to see what’s new in the world of Interiors design.

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I’ve tried convincing many of my  Interior design friends that one of my gifts is forecasting the trends that will take off in the real world ( not Just Dwell Magazine) and be profitable.

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TWS Venice Art

Just one problem with this type of gift, the results are delayed . So you are now reading a blog in the future; If you are reading this blog Spring of 2017 you have two choices you can read it and let it influence your future home choices so you can say

I did it first !

You can also just put this link in your book marks for a year and send me some feedback next year.

Now for the Forecasts   

Interior design has become a much more hands on approach for the consumer. Since we now have the ability to decorate our own home “expertly” with the help of the Internet and Pinterest … we have a much higher margin of error. So we aren’t doing full room makeovers ,we are investing in one piece at a time.

Fuchsia is so bright,gotta wear shades of pink 

Ottomans, Rugs , pillows , art, and side boards.

For the softer souls with higher budgets there are blush sofas and Chez even light pink Vanity.

If you’re the kind of person who needs to dip their toe in slowly; table top boxes are the perfect way to break into a trend. Shagreen (WTF is that) , tortoise , polished stone and wood canal add a dramatic flair to any room.

In comedy the joke is only funny if there is a straight man. The straight man in this situation is grey and it’s kind of itchy.

Light and dark but full of slightly uncomfortable textures to touch but very visually pleasing!

I hope my Trend Forcast for 2018 can help you change your interiors one piece at a time.

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Kelly Wearstler

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Abstract Movement

 

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Worlds away ,Bungalow 5

The Silent Killer 

I’ve started this Blog 100 times, 100 ways

I’m being bullied 

It hurts

I can’t stand up for myself 

I’m lost and confused 


I am  a 33 years old women, and I’m being bullied….wait what. 

I’m not in High School, I’m not in a sorority. I am a grown women being bullied by another grown women.

Courage The heart of our Core Values, courage is the mental, moral, and physical strength ingrained in Marines that sees them through the challenges of combat and the mastery of fear, and to do what is right, to adhere to a higher standard of personal conduct, to lead by example, and to make tough decisions under stress and pressure. It is the inner strength that enables a Marine to take that extra step.

I was raised by a Marine with these Values

I have always tried to  adhere to a higher standard, and it is my personal goal on a daily basis to be able to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. I’m the one who can’t stand up in this situation.

Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose. StopBullying.gov

The hardest thing for me in this situation is I’m the one being excluded. I’m the one who’s mental health is being compromised, the worst part is it’s a women. It’s a silent killer and I need to speak up, but I am so scared. The intimidation is real. This is my first step. I will not live afraid any more ,and I will not keep it a secret. I am standing up for my self , but also as an example for my son. 

Don’t live in silence 

-Tuella

Psychology Today
Bullying Prevention White House

Time Flies 

This Blog was Launched in 2014 and so much has happened since then… besides a baby and #ootd’s 

It’s gonna take a While and few Blogs to catch you up! The last blog I wrote I had Blonde hair and it was an inch long !

Things we will address in up coming blogs

What is Happening with Kyle Mitchell

How is my Mental Health 

What is this new F about! 


Be sure to Follow Triangle Scout Guide on Sunday the 23rd of April I’ll be taking over for High Point Furniture Market and after that we will address this New F to Live By!

-Tuella 

I don’t Drink Gin

It’s true I am 100% a vodka girl! 

I also don’t take shots it’s not Lady Like!   

Last night I did both, calm down Dad I had a DD he’s the guy in the left of the photo! My Husband  Kyle and recently faced a Bar and cabinets at the Durham Distillery a boutique Distillery and the home to Modern Gin.  

 

Bar Face & Faux Marble by Kyle Mitchell

 
So  we were invited to there Grand Opening! It was a crappy night in Durham as we got dumped on by Joaquin, but when we arrived the tents were a glow and I was rocking my newest Edie Sedgwick Doo!  

 As we entered we were greated by Melissa and Lee the husband and wife master minds behinde this “modern Gin” as they ushered me to the tasting bar I was reluctant since I couldn’t mix my gin due to the NC liquor laws. Oh the hesitation in that first shot of Gin and I had to take it straight… 

  I was blown away seriously the discription of this Gin is exactly as the way it taste. It was smooth it was a little floral it was in fact 

Vodkas cousin in a red dress! 

Liqueur was next in line to taste!  

 Damn Fine is the only way to describe this chocolatey alcoholic  goodness! This would be perfect alone on the rocks!  
  We had a lovely time! Thank you Melissa and Lee! We look forward to watching this buisness grow!

In short, I don’t drink Gin but if I do it better give me a Conniption!

    
The Durham Distillery is located in downtown Durham North Carolina for tastings, tours and info email them at info@durhamdistllery.com

Durham Distillery 

711 Washington Street 

Durham, NC 27701 

p. 919-937-2121