It's crunch week for us as we wrap up some projects and get others to tidy stopping places so we can take some time off and enjoy the holidays. Of course that doesn't mean we don't have clients with half finished bathrooms and walls waiting to be wallpapered but they are cool with that. We think.
It's always fun to do some deep scrolling and see where things were back at the beginning of the year. Shauna had just started her addition project, Riley was still pregnant, and Oh yeah, we had a freeze for the record books here in Texas. We are so grateful for all of our clients, followers and friends for the love and support. We are nothing without you! Join us as we look back at our top Instagram posts for 2021.
#10. Riley's bathroom got a nice upgrade just in the nick of time before baby Hayes was born.
#9. Shauna added on this living room to her home and the bold wallpaper really had people talking!
#8. That moment when Shauna falls in love with a wallpaper and decides to re-do her bathroom walls over a weekend.
#7. One of our long-time clients hired us to decorate for her son's rehearsal dinner and it was one of the most beautiful tables we've ever designed!
#6. EVERY TIME we posted a pic of this laundry room, y'all went crazy. Yes, a pink laundry room with a killer tile backsplash. One of our all-time favorites.
#5. This neglected courtyard got a major boost with this colorful mural by artist Mariell Guzman. Margarita, anyone?
#4. No, this isn't a spa in a swanky Moroccan hotel. It's the fancy new shower in the "house that became a flip".
#3. This post just goes to show that Shauna's early work (and old house) are still loved by everyone. Where it all began, friends!
#2. From initial concept to final execution, this kitchen reno with it's orange appliances was an IG star.
#1. This guest room is like the poster child for pattern mixing. It's always amazing to us when a vision on the board becomes even more beautiful in real life. Truly one of our favorites and apparently one of yours too!
Here's to Happy Holidays and the VERY best for 2022. See you next year.
Shauna and team
For those of you who maybe didn't read our New Year's Day post on Instagram, let me share with you, as it pertains to how 2021 is going to go.
Welcome to 2021.
Here are the official rules. Please follow accordingly or you may be forced to go back to the bad place. DON’T LOOK BACK AT IT, ARE YOU CRAZY?
No skipping, no jumping, no sashaying, no beatboxing, no yodeling, no scatting, no singing of any kind, and there’s to be absolutely no moonwalking. Use your manners, speak quietly, hum to yourself if you must, but for God’s sake, nothing from Nickelback. Keep your head down, don’t make direct eye contact, and don’t touch anything. If you dare speak about how this is your year, YOU WILL BE PUNCHED IN THE FACE and could face deportation back to the bad place. Keep your confidence low and your expectations lower. If you do these things you may just be OK. But I wouldn’t hold my breath, it’s early.
May the force be with you on your journey.
Happy New Year!
OK, I know, don't look back. BUT indulge us for a moment because despite all the s**t 2020 threw at us, we did have some pretty great moments here at SGD. Shauna celebrated her 50th birthday with a trip to Morocco and Portugal (that she still has yet to write about here), we got some editorial love from local and national magazines, we met some amazing artists and fellow creatives, and you, our fans and followers have blown us away with your likes and comments on social media.
And with that, we'd like to share our Top 3 Posts of 2020 and thank all of you for the follows, shares, comments, messages and for supporting SGD in bringing color and love and tacos and the opposite of seriousness to the world. We couldn't do this without you.
The #3 most popular photo was of Shauna's kitchen in her new home. Specifically the Big Chill orange fridge. Go big or go home, right?
#2 most popular photo was of the guest room in Shauna's old house. We loved this room as it served as Shauna's "playroom" to test out new ideas. And it was always ready in a pinch for a photo shoot.
And the #1 most popular photo for 2020 was this bathroom reno we did in January. Thank God we finished in time for our client to have this beautiful space to escape to as her kids trudge through week 87 of quarantine.
That's it. No more looking back. On to bigger and better and more amazing things for 2021. Now go eat some cake, you deserve it!
We are taking a pause in our monthly Artist Spotlight series to highlight some other creative women that we have recently become fans of. Last year, when we were featured in the Summer 2019 issue of Origin Magazine, we were completely embraced by all of the love shown by fellow artists, designers, creatives and bloggers featured in that issue. We know how hard it is to make it in any business, let alone as a creative woman balancing work, passion, home and family. So as so many people in the design community have promoted and shined a light on SGD, it is our turn to shine that light back on some amazing women creating beauty and love and inspiring content!
Roma is an artist based in Dallas who shares our love of color, abstract art, and creating joy-filled spaces. Her Instagram account not only features her artwork, but recipes and videos of her creative process.
Paola Roder is an Atlanta based designer recently featured in Apartment Therapy. She not only creates her own bold, graphic, punchy designs, she is co-host on the Instagram page @mymonthincolour which solicits followers to submit photos based on a daily theme to be featured on their feed.
Carla's covers everything from design to food and crafts on her Instagram page and blog. Also based in Atlanta, she shares our love of a good flea market.
The Rath Project
While we fully support the use of bold wallpaper in a powder room, We knew when we saw her balloon dog art that Diane Rath was someone who shared our crazy, eclectic style. Her aesthetic includes color, pattern, pop art and unique objects to create a personal, liveable space.
At Charlottes House
Charlotte calls herself, among other things, "lover of color", and "wrangler of chaos". She is also a crafting wizard and her Instagram feed features not only eye-popping, colorful designs, but adult and kid craft projects that are sure to get you out of your COVID Coma.
Kate Pearce Vintage
I mean, this bathroom with it's serpentine wallpaper and tiger rug really says everything you need to know about Kate Pearce. Edgy, eclectic, vintage enthusiast; we'd follow her around a flea market any time.
The Indigo Leopard Home
You'll find layers upon layers of color, pattern, texture and greenery at the Indigo Leopard Home. Oh, and she painted a leather sofa green with leather shoe paint. Definitely something we have to try.
So, give them a follow, show them some love, share their amazing talent. We are all in this together, my friends. Love Wins.