8.14.2014

Cocktailing with Mrs. V - Palm Beach style

Been a bit of a whirlwind since I last left off in May.  Summer has been super busy with work related projects but I am finally able to come up for air and give chez V some much needed love. 

So let’s get right back to it, then.  Y’all know the mister and I spend a great deal of time social cocktailing on our patio.  Patio perching is a favorite pastime.  Many of my IG posts involve some sort of perching situation as seen under my hashtag #patioperching.  Also noticeable is the amount of time I spend on the hunt #scoutreport.  I scour for vintage finds like nobody’s business.  I have been known to create entire rooms around a found item. 

So when the fabulous folks from Chairish, an amazing online vintage marketplace that makes fueling my hunting frenzy that much easier, asked me to style up my idea of the perfect home bar, I jumped at the chance.  And you know I am going to take that bar situation right to the patio chez V style. 


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

While scouring the vintage bar stool selection, I immediately landed on a pair of woven wicker and rattan stools which spoke to my Palm Beach perching dreams.  With the woven bar stools as my inspiration point, I designed a patio situation that reflects my approach to outdoor living – bring the indoors out!  I will drag my dining table out to the back yard in a minute and set up a table fit for a queen.   Our patio is truly an extension of our indoor spaces and I tend to gravitate toward pieces that do double duty indoors and out.  Next, I found a dark Ficks Reed sofa, which I envision with stripey cushions, a brass pineapple ice bucket, because I still heart everything brass, and a super fun tribal fringe pillow that is the perfect side of crazy.  Oh, let’s not forget the bar – a leggy lil lass.  Anchored with some great vintage pieces from Chairish, I mixed in some of my favorite accessories to create a chic outdoor cocktail area fit for C.Z. Guest.



1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 |similar 10  | 11 | 12 | 13





Pour in some vintage 60s prep over a little pink flair shaken with some Chinoiserie and you have the patio cocktail of mrs. V’s dreams.

Layouts by Emily Vanderputten

kisses,  mrs. V

5.14.2014

One Room Challenge - Sources



Holy cow, thank you for all of your support on my ORC room.  Makes the 6 week mania all the more worthwhile.  To see the entire evolution of the room from beginning to end, click the following links below:

WEEK 1:  Plan & Inspiration
WEEK 2:  Progress Report – Floors
WEEK 3:  Electricity
WEEK 4:  Upholstery
WEEK 5: Paint & Wallpaper
WEEK 6:  The Reveal

Before I get to the sources, let's talk tablecloth.  THE. TABLECLOTH.  Be still my beating maximal heart.  This fabric kicked off my entire color scheme for the kitchen and I was seriously bummed when I found out it would not be completed in time for the reveal.  But it was oh so worth the wait.  I could not love it any more if I tried.




chairs - IKEA | pillows - custom | candles - Caspari | tablecloth - custom | tablecloth fabric - (no markings) Fabric Shack
  

rug - Ohio Valley Antiques | pendant - Ballard Designs | chandelier - Ohio Valley Antiques | blue and white porcelain - my own collection | butcher block island - handmade by my in-laws | pagoda mirror - Treasure Barn | wallpaper - Scalamandre Parapluie | floor stain - Zar wood stain in Walnut |  wall paint - Sherwin-Williams Emerald paint in Great Green SW 6430 |  cabinet and trim paint - Sherwin-Williams ProClassic Interior Acrylic Latex paint in white

Seriously.  I was so smitten when I picked it up from my seamstress that I briefly considered ditching the whole tablecloth idea in favor of wearing it like a caftan, in a gloriously  insane Scarlett O’Hara meets Auntie Mame kinda way.  It checks every box for me.  Chintz – check.  Chinoiserie – check.  Bright colors – check.  Vibrant pattern play – check.  Dressmaker details – check.  My incredibly talented seamstress turned my vision into reality.  I came to her with gobs of fabric and an idea of a floor length skirt including Greek key trim and a contrast welt to ground the pattern.  She, in turn, worked her magic and created a stunning masterpiece.  The pleating alone quickens my pulse.  Soooo worth the wait.







monogram napkins - Celerie & South | brass rhino napkin holders - vintage | china - vintage Alfred Meakin Pastoral, Spode Pink Tower, and Johnson Bros from my mother's collection | silver - vintage german silver from my husband's grandmother | etched glass - vintage from my mother




sconces - Lamps Plus | leopard prints - The Pink Pagoda | rattan chair frame - Ficks Reed | cushions & pillows - custom


nude painting - vintage | acrylic pedestal - Pedigree Consignments  | ginger jar - vintage



marble backsplash - Ventano marble tiles from Lowes | oil painting - vintage


pineapple print - The Pink Pagoda | mirrored frame - Threshold for Target

A huge congratulations to my fellow participants for creating such amazing spaces and living to tell the ORC tale!  The caliber of work this round was crazy good.  Bravo!



A special thank you to the following sponsors and supporters of Chez V and The One Room Challenge that are graciously providing items to help me bring my vision for this room to life:

All photos and styling by Emily Vanderputten

kisses,  mrs. 

5.07.2014

One Room Challenge - Week 6 - The Reveal



Welcome back to week 6 of The One Room Challenge™.   Today I am going to dispense with my usual jibber jabber and get right to the reveal.  But first I want to extend some big thanks you’s:  a huge thank you and congratulations to Linda of Calling It Home for organizing this amazing challenge and including me among such widely talented folks; a million thank you's go out to my mister without whom none of this would have been possible - this ORC was another down-to-the-wire situation and there were more than a few moments when I really questioned whether I could pull this off but thanks to the tireless efforts of my mister and my in laws we accomplished a lot in six weeks for having done everything ourselves; and last, but certainly not least, thank you to YOU for following along.  All of your comments and well wishes kept this party rocking.  To see the entire evolution of the room from the beginning, click the following links below:

WEEK 1:  Plan & Inspiration
WEEK 2:  Progress Report – Floors
WEEK 3:  Electricity
WEEK 4Upholstery
WEEK 5: Paint & Wallpaper

And now on to the reveal.  Sadly, I did not get the custom table cloth (the Lebowski element) back in time from the seamstress which is sort of a major bummer as it was the jumping off point for the entire color scheme of green, pink, and blue – so if things seem a little disparate, know that the tablecloth ties everything together.  When that beaut arrives I will be sure to share.  And now on with the show…












































And now I drink.  Heavily.  A detailed source post will be forthcoming. Go check out everyone else's reveals!

A special thank you to the following sponsors and supporters of Chez V and The One Room Challenge that are graciously providing items to help me bring my vision for this room to life:

All photos and styling by Emily Vanderputten


kisses,  mrs. V