It’s been a while since we’ve done a Monday Memento! And, with our new geographical locations (since Beth moved to Seattle & Pulp is now spanning the coasts) & with Pulp joining instagram, we thought we’d change it up a bit…
This series is well on it’s way to being one of our favorite posts to compose. We’re all about interiors so seeing the personal style of some of our favorite stylin’ ladies out there is just too much fun!! Now that Beth is settling into life on the West Coast, we thought it would be appropriate to feature a Dallas edition of our Design Duel. (we want to make sure that Beth is good and home sick!)
Here’s the idea… We ask some of our favorite design bloggers to go up “against” each other and share their own unique taste in an oh-so-friendly design duel! There are no winners or losers here; just a fun look at two different takes on the same space.
Joslyn Taylor chronicles her love of design, fashion, art and food through her thoughtful blog, Simple Lovely. We could go on and on about Joslyn’s many talents and accomplishments but her most recent jump into the creative world by becoming the style editor for D Home magazine and the executive editor of D Family, is enough to leave us totally impressed!!
Another design triple threat, Sam Sano not only runs her successful graphic design firm, which boasts clients such as Neiman Marcus and the Dallas Cowboys, but she also dabbles in interiors and writes for Dallas fashion publication, FD Luxe. As if that wasn’t already enough, she also authors the super hip and always inspiring blog, style/SWOON. This gal has all the design bases covered!!
From time to time we like to tinker around with creating our own art for special projects. Remember the custom art piece that our amazing intern, Heather, did for the Dwell With Dignity Thrift Studio? Well, Heather’s at it again. And, this time, she did something more bold, graphic, and modern. When 3M approached us to review their new painter’s tape, we thought it was ideal for what Heather had in mind. Without further ado, here’s Heather’s Modern Tribal art boards and how she accomplished them in her own words…
*Note: it’s cheaper to buy one big sheet of plywood and have them cut it down to the size you want rather than buying pre-cut and pre-sanded pieces.*
Select a pattern to use. I selected a bold geometric pattern. You can find inspiration from fabrics, wallcovering, or graphic patterns online. Pinterest is a great resource for inspiration!
Prepare boards by sanding surface and edges, then wipe down with dry cloth.
With selected stain color, brush on in direction of grain. I did two coats of stain. Allow to dry until surface is no longer sticky feeling.
Carefully measure out design so that you know where to place the painter’s tape.
Tape off pattern. The ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector was perfect because it can be applied to most surfaces, so I knew it would be ideal with the stained wood. With such an intricate pattern using the correct tape is important so that it doesn’t look sloppy when the tape is peeled away.
Once all boards are taped, take paint roller and paint over entire surface of boards. I used 2 coats of paint to get a nice smooth coverage.
While Beth is busy settling into the Seattle lifestyle and Carolina is hustling with office updates in Dallas, I’m here to tell you that PULP is now on Instagram!! There is always so much happening behind the PULP scenes. Every day holds a unique and exciting mix of activities during the process of creating stunning interiors for PULP Design Studio clients.
You can get the inside scoop by following along with Beth and Carolina at @PULPdesigns! Or, if you don’t use an iPhone, keep up with all the fun online through Followgram. Either way, we’d love to have you join us!
Things are finally starting to settle down for me with the big cross-country move and I just couldn’t resist sharing this photo I took of my two valentines. This amazing beach is just minutes from our new place in Seattle and it’s my new happy place. Just wait for more photos when the sun is out and you can see the snow-capped Olympic mountain range. It’s just breathtaking.
Well, you’ll be seeing more of me now that I can see the light at the end of this busy tunnel. I’ll be hopping off the crazy train and back onto the blogging train. I hope you’ll still have me….
You may have noticed that the posts here have been few and far between lately… Well, I’ve been a little busy (and, so has Carolina for that matter)! If you follow me onTwitter or Instagram, you probably already know. But….
I moved to Seattle!!
Pulp Design Studios is in the process of opening a West Coast office and we are expanding our business! It was a hard decision to leave Dallas, but knowing that my business parter and best friend would be running the ship in our home base made it easier. Of course, it helps that I’ll be back often for clients & other business we have in Dallas! But, the best part about all of this is the opportunity… We’ve got so many exciting things in the works that we can’t wait to share with you.
There have been so many huge changes in my life and my career since I first started this little blog. And with each step forward, it’s been amazing to have a platform and ‘friends’ to share each of our milestones with.
Stay tuned… this is gonna be a fun bi-costal ride!
So, are there any Seattle-ites out there?? Who out there has visited Seattle?
I want to pick your brains…
photos clockwise from the left: Our first day as residents of Seattle in the famous Pike Place Market / Sunrise from our backyard / The view from our hotel window / Max at a beach near our home