Friday, April 29, 2011

The Kiss That Was Seen Around the World

(Via OK Magazine)

I was up with the rest of the country to watch the royal nuptials this morning. The Mister was sweet to join me after I enticed him with fresh coffee and bacon!

It cracks me up how the Today Show had a "count down to the kiss" ticker on the screen. Isn't kissing an expected part of any wedding ceremony? Rumor has it that Will is not a fan of PDA, so he was very gracious to offer up two kisses! Poor thing was blushing during the entire ceremony.

I only wish the best for Will and Kate. I cannot imagine what was going through Kate's head as she took those vows. She certainly looked the part of a princess and she seemed so at ease as she walked down the aisle.

PS. I love the little bridesmaid on the left in the photo above. It looks like she has had enough of the kissing spectacle!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


I know it's been a week or so since I lasted posted. Things are swimming along here over at Haddon Interiors. I'm juggling about 9 projects right now, and although I wish I could post some pictures to prove it, unfortunately completed, photo-ready projects take awhile to come to fruition. Soon very soon, I promise.

I'm in the middle of a kitchen renovation, and I look forward to sharing the before and after shots as it's a kitchen in a Capitol Hill row house (those kitchens are like playing a Tetris game since there is limited space). There are a few living room/dining room redesigns, a newly constructed breakfast nook and a fun basement project which entails chalkboard paint. So I hope you keep checking in for update photos on these projects.

I did want to share a fabulous ottoman I came across by the new Lilly Pulitzer furniture line. Even though I'm from the South, I was never a Lilly Pulitzer fan, however, I am loving their new furniture line debuting soon. I've been looking for a round, storage ottoman for a client for their living room. This has been somewhat difficult to find since storage ottomans are usually squares or rectangles where you can place the hinge on side. I was close to just designing something myself until I found this:

(via Real Simple - not available until this summer)

It's also the perfect size I've been hunting for - 36" in diameter. Of course I'm planning on having it reupholstered, but my client has a one year old and this will provide toy/shoe storage plus offer a safe, cushioned jungle gym for him to crawl all over. Thank you, Lilly Pulitzer!