Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Color Crush: Urban Girl Office Supplies

Let's face it.  Not everyone in the world is working in a profession that they love.  Sometimes, work is  It can be tedious.  Stressful.  Cumbersome.   We don't always have control over the type of work we're performing.  But we *do* have control over the environment in which we suffer

So why not make it cheery and colorful?  I love nothing more than a colorful work space.  Somehow it seems to set a positive tone and brighten my day.  (Ok, full disclosure, I happen to love my work). 

Today I'm featuring an Office Color Crush!  Take a look at these fabulous colorful office spaces.  I've also selected some of my favorite office supplies to help brighten any work space.  So love work or hate it, you can feel a bit more chipper regardless. 

Courtesy of Stylish Eve

Courtesy of Somebody's Home
Courtesy of Stylish Eve
I'm crushing on these bright and fun office supplies.  I'm a sucker for anything polka dot or striped.  My office supply round-up is compiled from the super fun products on  Urban Girl.  It is the one stop location for cute, fun and stylish office supplies!  


1 New York Pencil Pouch Set  |  2 Kate Spade New York Black and White Stripe Agenda  | 
3 Kate Spade New York The Short List Notepad  |  4 Kate Spade New York Gold Dots Agenda  | 
5  MickeyLin's Magnetic Board My Favorite Quote  | 6 SemiKolon Turquoise Vertical  File    
  7 Kate Spade New York Neon Nesting Boxes  |  8 Jonathan Adler Stepped Diamond Calendar
I don't know about ya'll but I jot notes down at my desk on a continual basis.  I have a gazillion polka dotted notebooks and I can always use more.  Proof here:
When the clutter in my space becomes too much, I simply hide it in a storage box.  Six months later, I sort through the paper and find that I can throw about 2/3 of it out because it's no longer relevant.  I love anything Kate Spade or Jonathan Adler.  They offer so much design style. 
A big shout out to Urban Girl for their kick arse office supplies.  There's never a reason for a dull moment.  I urge you to check them out here.
Note:  Vivid Hue Home was not compensated by Urban Girl for this post.  All reviews are honest and reflective of Vivid Hue Home's personal design taste. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Atlanta Grant Park Home Tour: Exotic Outdoor Oasis

Kristie Nicodemus and John Sitton renovated their bungalow house in Atlanta's Grant Park neighborhood and spared no detail in the design.  John is a designer/ builder with Dimensionworks, Inc. and used his expertise in the renovation.  Kristie has a terrific creative eye and was instrumental in the style elements, too. 

For a tour of the inside of their lovely home, visit here.   

Today we're taking the tour outdoors to their inviting backyard space. 
This full sized porch swing is my absolute favorite.  (I've been sharing it on instagram for days and folks have gone crazy over it)!

I could easily spend a lazy Sunday reading a good book cozied up on this swing.

Kristie and John worked together to determine the best use of their back yard.  They introduced elements that are essential to entertaining.  There are plenty of cozy chairs clustered together for social gatherings.  Festive lights hang above the large dining table and a full outdoor kitchen makes the perfect barbeque setting.


Does this space look familiar to you?  It may be because it was featured in Do It Yourself magazine in the Summer 2010 Issue.  (Writer and Producer, Lisa Mowry | Photos by Emily Followill)

Once again, thank you to Kristie and John for opening their home to me!

What elements do you find critical for back yard entertaining?

Speaking of house tours, please feel free to visit Vivid Home's house tour here


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Atlanta Grant Park House Tour: Kristie and John

This summer I went to visit my sister, Brett, and her family in Atlanta.  She lives in the fabulous Grant Park neighborhood on an adorable tree-lined street lined with authentically restored bungalows.  (Check out her porch in Better Homes & Garden's here). 

During this weekend visit, I attended a block party for her social and hip neighborhood.  I had heard stunning details about the house of Brett's dear friends, Kristie Nicodemus and her husband, John Sitton.  John is an architect with Dimensionworks Inc. and he designed the house renovation which involved changing the floor plan of the first floor and adding an entire second floor.  Together, Kristie and John also designed a back-yard space that is the ultimate entertainment setting. 

I invited myself right over for a house tour on the guise that I simply wanted to see Kristie's newly navy painted master bedroom.  Of course, from there I maneuvered an entire house tour (and Kristie was super happy to oblige). 

I was blown away by the attention to detail (note the planked wood kitchen ceiling and the boys' bathroom adjustable vanity). 

So, sit back and enjoy. 

Living Room

An oversized cozy linen sectional provides a warm entry for guests. 


Dining Room

Kristie found these vintage lamps at an antique store in Inman park.   The crushed velvet navy sofa provides comfortable seating for an intimate dinner.  It's difficult to really tell from my grainy iphone photos, The floors are a brushed gray wood (difficult to tell in my grainy iphone photos) but let me just say it's TO DIE FOR!   



Kristie and John wood planked the kitchen ceiling and then painted it with Zar charcoal stain.  A lovely contrast to the other more subtle gray tones throughout the kitchen.  Again, I love the attention to design detail. 




Powder Room

 Ahhhh, one of my favorite rooms in the house.  I am in lust with the Schumacher Chenonceau Charcoal Wallpaper and it is brilliantly paired with brass lighting fixtures, vintage white bead board and crisp porcelain accessories.  (I have this Schumacher targeted for my own master bath someday). 

 Master Bedroom/ Bath

This is the room that sparked the tour to begin with.  I was eager to see the newly painted room with Farrow & Ball Black Blue.  This color paired with the brass fixtures are a perfect match.  The brass accents tend to be a theme around the house.  Love. 

Upstairs/ Playroom

I love Dash & Albert rugs and nothing like this durable pattern to withstand the traffic from the kiddos in the house.  These stairs lead to the upstairs space that is fully built out into livable space. 



The family has two growing little boys and they need their room to cut loose.  Kristie and John's upstairs renovation transformed the attic into a roomy playroom, two little boys rooms, a bathroom, office and laundry.  Additionally, an enclosed patio overlooks the backyard (drool-worthy in and of itself)!
These lanterns create a whimsical and light hearted play area.  Toys are kept tidy with easy-to-store bins. 


 Boy's Bedroom One

Kristie painted the Jenny Lind bedframe a lacquer black which provides a terrific contrast against the Designer's Guild Tree wall paper.  And I have loved Holli Zollinger's Elephant and Umbrella fabric since spotting it on Spoonflower years ago.  She's now selling it as a duvet set here

Boy's Room Two

The main wall in this room is covered with Ralph Lauren's map wallpaper.   A wool U.S. Navy throw carries the worldly theme throughout the room. 

Boy's Bath

This vanity in the boy's bath has the best back story.  It's made of wood from a tree that fell into the family's yard.  Talk about Reduce Reuse Recycle...John designed this natural wood counter top so that it adjusts for height as the boys get taller.  Ingenious design. 


Upstairs Porch

This screened in patio upstairs is like a quiet sanctuary that looks out onto the back yard.  It's peaceful and serene. 



There is so much eye-candy on the inside of Kristie and John's house ...but wait, there's more.  The outside is equally drool-worthy.  I'm going to be featuring the outside tour tomorrow! 
 (Sneak peak of the front patio swing posted on Instagram). 

Thank you to Kristie and John for allowing me to high jack your house with my iphone for an in-depth tour.  Ya'll were so kind to open your home to me (and then allow me to share it with all of the Vivid Hue Homies). 

What's your favorite part of this house? 
Check back tomorrow for more! 


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