Monday, January 14, 2013

My new look, my son JD & Atlanta

It's that time again to refresh my blog, nothing major just a little mini face lift. It's always nice to start off the new year with a fresh look. I'm hoping that since this is just a minor tweak that it won't take longer than a week or so. I was finally able to photograph a project that I worked on for a a very long time. The style of the home is different than my past projects, so I am excited to share that with you as well. I am looking forward to 2013 more so than the past couple of years (not that the past years have not been good) because there are a lot of good things happening for me. My son is graduating from High School in June and he has worked so hard to become an incredible basketball player, I am so proud of him that he will be fulfilling his dream to play College Basketball. As a parent you always want to see your kids achieve their dreams so this is truly one of the best things than can happen to a mother. Good job JD!!!

Last March I participated in a new initiative, the launch of Vintage and Market Finds on One Kings Lane and became a permanent vendor and I did very well. Besides Interior Design, my passion is collecting and selling antiques and vintage one of a kind pieces. I just love the thrill of the hunt at 5am in the rain to find that perfect piece. I have always had a retail business besides my Interior Design business but not until last year was I able to have an on line retail business with success. Thank you to One Kings Lane for letting me be a part of your team. I look forward to growing my on line retail business this year. If you want to check out my current inventory take a look at my Pinterest page.

I just got back from the Scott Antique Market in Atlanta on a buying trip and I found lots of great treasures that will be listed on One Kings Lane once they arrive in LA and get photographed.

I really love antique baskets and I found a lot of vintage and antique grape picking, market and fruit baskets from Europe. I haven't been able to find any in California so I was really excited that there were so many in Atlanta to choose from.

I have a furniture crush on all the mid century chest of drawers and end tables that have been painted over with colored lacquer. I was able to find this black one from Thomasville with bamboo accents. Can't wait for this to arrive from Atlanta!!

I think I was a painter in a past life because I have this affinity with paintings, all kinds, European, American, still life, abstract, landscapes, etc. and I have been acquiring a major collection that I have been selling on One Kings Lane the past months. When I saw this art easel in Atlanta I had to add it to my collection. It's great because it can adjust so you can display a painting of any size. I can't wait to show you my new blog look in the next week or so, until then be well.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Kicking the new year into gear!

As we move into this new year many of us are thinking about what we want to change about our lives.

What is your new year's resolution?

My resolution is to continue living a healthy lifestyle and to help those of you out there who may have a hard time coming up with healthy food and exercise choices on your own.

Living in Southern California we are blessed not only with amazing produce all year around but also with accessibility to these great food options at farmers markets which for the most part are organic (free of pesticides and herbicides).

For the rest of the month (and hopefully the rest of the year) I invite you all to follow me on a gastronomic and physical challenge to lead healthier and more active lives.

Fitness & Health

A few months ago a good friend of mine Kathy Kaehler came to my house to do her ever amazing Sunday Set-Up and gave me a few healthy snacks to add to my cook book. It was great and easy.

Kathy became passionate about fitness and nutrition from a very early age and came to the Los Angeles area in the 1990's where she soon started her own business and created a niche for herself in the world of fitness. Training some of Hollywood's A-list celebrities, writing books and showcasing her knowledge of health and fitness on national television programs Kathy is helping many (including myself) open their palates and discovering new ways to to keep healthy eating always in the loop.
She had me choose some of my favorite fruits and veggies and she whipped some of her own creations!

Kathy is a healthy living coach who gives workouts, tasty recipes, shopping lists and much more on her website to her subscribers. Not only is Kathy offering all of you a huge discount (Normal price $99/Now $29.99) but you will also enjoy a 7 day free trail! Click here to take a look!

Let's kick this year into gear. Nothing better than health living and delightful design!

For those of you who use twitter and instagram, follow me!

Twitter: @janettemallory

Instagram: @janettemallorydesigns