The Catalyst


Funny how one thing leads to another. When I first saw this wallpaper online at Anthropologie, I knew it had to be mine. Just didn’t know where in our humble abode it was going to go.

I found out I was pregnant with baby number two. In a three-bedroom home, one being our 1 1/2 year old son’s, one our master, and one my husband’s wanna-be-man-cave, the only solution was to convert the cluttered garage into a REAL man cave and turn the wanna-be into something we would actually need with a second kid in our near future. Great- I now had a room DSC_0476for THE most perfect wallpaper ever.

A few weeks later, I miscarried. But our visual plans on redesigning our home were too good to give up and served as a bit of a distraction from our recent loss.
Up went the paper, and to follow came some neat artsy fartsy transformations.




One of my favorite movies of all time, Amelie, deserved a special spot in our new guest room. I had the movie poster rolled up for a few years, not knowing where to put it, and finally had the perfect french-vintage inspired room for it.

The problem, I realized as I unrolled it, was that I had gotten the Italian version of the poster. Brainiac dumb dumb.

The solution- turn it into a wonderfully creepy piece by cutting out just her face and sticking it in a frame I got from Ikea. Perfetto. Or should I say parfait.