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Long Narrow Hallways

I think about my hallway about as much as a coach debates their line-up… slight exaggeration?  Honestly, I think not, my friends.

Oh, my hallway.  I love it for the mere fact that it does get me from point A to point B.  But hallway, you are so narrow.  And hallway, you are so dark.  And by golly, hallway, you are so very long.  Why, oh why?!  What can possibly be done to inject some personality into you?  You just might be the space in the house I spend the most time in, (yes, there are LOTS of trips from point A to point B around here).

Here in lies my dilemma… there are many options and yet zero solutions.

Meet my hallway (again)

Bare Naked Hallway

It’s L shaped, so you run into the dead end, with two bedrooms on each end.  Or, of course you can turn left and head to the pool bath or master bedroom.

No windows = no light.  We do leave the doors open, but it’s still not enough.

While spending my few moments of peace thinking about this hallway, I’ve managed to amass a pretty nice list of “maybes.”  And maybe, it might help you too on your long narrow nemesis!

Make the Floor stand out – The easiest to do!  Add a runner, duh.



Embrace the darkness or lighten it up… all with just a change of paint color.  Not too hard to do!




Create a Focal Point at the end of your Hall – Much harder if there’s no space (Hello!!), but not impossible.



Create, or fake, architectural interest.  Uhmm… getting tougher…


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Light that mutha UP!  (Yes!  I say only to remember that my ceilings are not all that tall.  Poo!)



And maybe, if you still have strength left, Tackle the Ceiling.

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Or just hang some stuff… I’ve seen mirrors (which kinda creeps me out), photos of all sorts, kids artwork… whatever you like!  Sounds so easy, but it’s not (of course).



Most of these hallways, though, employ two or three of the options for maximum amazingness.

So back to my hallway pondering.  What do I want to do?  Well, I’ve decided that I’d like to use the hallway for one of my new burgeoning obsessions – Art.  Not just any kind of art, I’m really loving installation art.  How or where it will play, I’m not entirely sure yet, but I think that’s the direction I’m going to go.

What do you have in your hallway?  I’d love to hear your ideas!!  Or maybe see a few pictures of your favorites!

Happy Obsessing Creating!  Tootles, Jessica


Maybe your room just needs… a Shot of Acid!

Acid Yellow, of course!!

I know it’s Christmas and everything is covered in reds, greens and shimmery yumminess, but I for one can’t stop ogling pops of citrus.  Maybe it’s the colder, darker wintery vibe but I could seriously use some acid yellow to get my juices flowing in the am!

Maybe next year I should decorate my tree in this vibrant color… hmmm, tempting.

But for now, how about we all nod our heads together in agreement that just a tiny bit of this color really brings life into a room?

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Maybe you are feeling like MORE cow bell?!  If a little looks this rad, what about full throttle?

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Think it only works in contemporary spaces?  Think again!

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But maybe it’s just that pop that your room needs.  I know I have been hoarding a piece of super bright yellow velvet for a perfect project.  These interiors are really inspiring me to finally get on that!

Happy Creating!  Jessica

Santa Baby 2014

It’s time to be real.  Have you been naughty or nice this year?

In my case, it’s not soooo black and white.  I mean, I’m usually on the nice list, but I know there are questionable moments, when let’s face it, I certainly could have been better… My mind is going to those times when the kids have exhausted my patience and I swear I’ve just noticed a few new gray hairs.  Ahhh, the combination of the ravages of time and talking to yourself for the 100th time that day – well, it just gets me every time.

So yes, there is always room for improvement.  I’ll admit that.

But ‘cummon Santa.  I’m pretty darn good, if I do say so myself.  If the kids are healthy, happy, fed and there’s milk in the fridge – I’m doing pretty awesome.  AND If I managed to look halfway decent that day, then it’s rockstar status!!

What do y’all think?

Anyhoos, here are some fun things I have on my Santa list…


Wood Hand ChairPersonalized iPhone CaseFireplace Screen, Large Painting, Red Flower Salad Bowl, Teak Cutlery Set, Gold/Silver Bar Glasses, Sleep Number Mattress, Unknown Craftsman Book


Ugg Tall BootsAbstract ArtLe Creuset OvenNest ThermostatParish-Hadley Design BookPersonalized Charm NecklaceMoroccan PoufChrome Bar Stools

There it is friends.  A wide range of stuff me wants.  Some you have seen, some might be new to you.

Is there anything that you have on your wish list?  Anything you’ve already pulled the trigger on?

For instance, while typing this out, I clicked “add to cart” on the Unknown Craftsman.  That book was calling to me and now it will make me happy.  Yes it will!!

Enjoy braving whatever method of shopping you’re doing this year.  But remember it’s not the thought that counts, it’s the gift… wait, that wasn’t right.  Or was it?!

Happy Creating!  Jessica