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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mariska meijers

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

 

Mariska MeijersOly StudioTWS Venice

Made GoodsNourison Rugs
Alexis Walter,Maggie Cruz
Worlds away ,Bungalow 5

The Dark side of the Bump

According to The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ( ACOG), between 14-23% of womenwill struggle with some symptoms of depression in pregnancy.

 This was a Stat I remember sitting in bed reading through my tears.  I had just gotten into another fight with my husband, We had been married about six months . No stranger to a passionate argument, this one felt diffrent.    

The only reason I won’t hurt myself is because I might be pregnant.

Who says that? Who feels that? What was I thinking… Had I lost my mind.

It was months before I started researching Depression During Pregnancy as I sat alone in our bedroom quietly sobbing to myself I realized I wasn’t alone. Not only had other women experinced what I was going through, but It was infact a new theroy . There was a time when doctors belived it was impossible to be anything but happy while you were pregnant.  

  He is going to be so happy because I am so sad.

I would sit on the floor sobbing and my husband feeling so helpless would hold me and say… Poo 😦 ( our term of endearment )  I had convinced myself the child inside of me was taking all of my happiness and it was okay I felt this way because he was going to be so happy!

  He turned out to be amazingly happy, and he makes me amazingly happy!!!

The idea that I was overwhelmed with sadness during what some women refer to as the best time of there life was more pressure than I could handle.  

 There are lots of hormonal ups and downs during pregnancy, but depression and anxiety are all consuming and take over. Those voices speak louder than any other. Even the statistics make you feel tiny…you are less than a Quater so you must be broken. 

  No I believe I am a small percentage that is willing to stand up and say 

I was sad during my pregnancy and I am a happy well adjusted and gracious mother, my mental health does not change how much I love my child.

 My willingness to accept help allows me to further care for myself my family and my child.  

Depression during and after pregnancy: A resource for women, their families and friends from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Maternal and Child Health

Mental Health America, nmha.org or 800-273-TALK (8255)

mothertobaby.org,  Medications and more during pregnancy and breastfeeding from the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS)

National Alliance on Mental Illness, nami.org or 800-950-NAMI (6264)

National Institute of Mental Health 

Substance and Mental Health Services Administration 

Source March of Dimes

10 Minute Mop Miracle

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This is my Good Morning Hair, last night I went to bed with my hair wet.
I applied a heavy Layer of Living Proof No Frizz Weight a Less Styling spray then squeezed the excess water out with at towel and went to bed. 20140623-083913-31153309.jpg
Using just this one Product I will not only create beautiful touchable waves, but also an ever lasting style even in humidity and rain.

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Did I mention I’m in a Hyatt , this is not my horrible lighting choice. I’m spritzing the product all over my hair before I section it.

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Using my Favorite Scrunchi I section my hair in medium sized sections to create more realistic waves.

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I’m using a picture from a previous blogs , ( when my Husband was around to take the pic)
Notice how I hold the iron down and wrap the hair from roots to ends around the wand.

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Spritzing more of the product on each section before I apply heat. It will not only shield my hair from the heat but it will block the humidity to maintain the style all weightlessly … It’s in the name.

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One last mist and a light scrunch will fuze the sections together into a moldable , movable style.

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And your selfie ready!

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How to Grow hair before work!

Step 1: buy some hair ( Real Human Hair ) 20140603-163735-59855212.jpg
I like the 18″ clip in from Sally’s they are 130$, cheaper than real ones and half the time!

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Step 2. Lay out the hair so you can see what you are dealing with.

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Step 3. make sure your hair is dry and styled the way you want to wear it. ( wavy or straight)

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Step 4. Section your hair about an inch and a quarter above the nape of your neck ( more if your hair is fine )

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Step 5. Tease and spray the roots of this section. This creates a base and something for the clip to hold on to.

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Be sure and have all of the clips popped open for easy installation!

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Step 6. Press the clip against your scalp , once it feels secure pop it closed. ( fashion dynasty note: if the clip isn’t sticking tease more and add more hair spray)

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Step 7. Spray your hair and extension with a workable heat protection spray.
(FD note: be sure that you have Real Human Hair

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Step 8. Take a small workable section of your hair and the extension, comb the section together and either curl or straighten.

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Pull down your next section and repeat steps 5-8

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Use a light Silicone Shine product, I’m using Evo Love Perpetua Shine Drops

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Run your fingers through your finished long hair! ( carefully you don’t wanna pull them out! )

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Look at that hair grow!

Straight don’t Bake

I’m a hair stylist by trade; I have tried every-way to not make this a hair blog… But I’m really tired of ladies with baked ends!

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So here is my bathroom How To Flatiron your hair!

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Tools
Rusk flat iron
( any professional iron with a temperature gauge)
Living Proof heat protection spray ( any professional heat protection spray)

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I rough dried my hair before bed last night and combed it out in the morning. Section your hair in quarter to half inch sections , comb all of your tangles out and apply heat protectant spray to the full section.

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Place the comb at your root , comb until the flat iron fits then comb under the flat iron and follow all the way down. This will allow you to not bake tangles and knots into your hair ( that’s what makes your hair break).

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Take your next section down and repeat … Notice this distance the spray is from my head! Bend your elbow up and never get closer than that with an aerosol spray.

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…and repeat( I can’t help but make silly faces with this many selfies!)

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Now for the top section, I will start around my face first. Notice I’m using a smaller flat iron on my Fringe. With any heat tool it is important to choose the correct size tool. You want to be able to find the flat iron in the section your ironing at least 3 times ( this allows you to smooth the iron through creating a more natural effect.

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Finally make your Husband take your selfie! It keeps it smooth 🙂

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I’ll use a dime size of the Living Proof PHD to polish my ends and add some moisture back into them. This is the same product I used the night before when I rough dried. It is a 5 in one.

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Add a jean jacket and Platforms to you PJs with Styled hair and your have an Outfit of the day!

Fashion dynasty note
Why a temperature gauge: it is important to read manufactures directions; a general rule is as follows
Highest Setting: course, resistant, ethnic hair types
Medium Setting: Most of you
Lowest Setting: Fine, thin, damaged hair types

Lastly, don’t iron a section more than twice. If you feel the need to do this take smaller sections!