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Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Weekend Catch Up!

Becky

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Sorry this post is so late.  I had so much to tell you from the weekend break that I lost track of time today!  How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was mixed – on the sad news front, my iPod bit the dust. It is so outdated that it’s hard to even find on the website – it looks like an antique compared to all of the new ones!

•On happier notes, Sex and the City is worth the price of admission just for the fashion. What did you all think of

(SLIGHT SPOILER ALERT: DON’T READ THE NEXT FEW PARAGRAPH IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT YET AND WANT IT ALL TO BE FRESH)

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Carrie’s apartment makeover? It seemed like good Apartment Therapy philosophy to me – clearing out Aidan’s heavy chair (it was literally weighing down the room), getting some bright new color and prints (I loved the blue), getting rid of the wedding gifts, clearing out so many books and magazines (something I am completely unable to do), arranging all the artwork on the walls instead of leaning it up against the walls. I also enjoyed all of Patricia Fields’ color combos on the clothes – the raspberry pink and red; red and purple; taxicab yellow, black, and white, et. al.

OK SPOILER OVER!

•I’d like to thank my blogger pal Holly over at decor8 for inviting me to dish about design reality television shows. A few of them are gearing up to start this month, like Design Star and Top Design. Holly let me introduce myself to her readers by introducing my block in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood in the city of Atlanta. After journeying out to the ‘burbs for the flick last night, I appreciate my ‘hood all the more!

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•Thanks to my neighbor Lily for inviting me over to see her amazing home. Lily saw the blog post I wrote and invited me to come see the inside. I cannot wait, and I’ll be sure to share the experience with you here as soon as I do!

•Thanks to commenter Charlie for giving me the heads up on another fire station renovation (the first post on this topic is here). Engine No. 44 Firehouse is completely renovated and available for the low-low price of $6,375,000. This was one of, if not the first, fire station renovations, originally bought and used in 1959 by an artist couple. Built in 1910, the firehouse included a stable for the horses that pulled their fire wagon. Check out all the photos of this remarkable property here.

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• Thanks to Elle Decor magazine for all of the chic inspiration over the years.  I am so happy that I finally own So Chic: Glamorous Lives, Stylish Spaces. Now  I can throw out my copy of the magazine with SJP’s Hamptons house in it.  The magazines I save are starting to overtake my house.  This book deserves its own post, so I’ll try to tell you more about it later this week.

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Images:

•Sex and the City image from sexandthecitymovie.com

•Firehouse 44 photos from Firehouse44.com.  Be sure to check out the rest of the renovation photos on their site!

•So Chic photo by William Waldron as seen on from Amazon.com,

About Becky

Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!

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  1. Jaci says:

    June 2nd, 2008 at 12:58 pm (#)

    Hi Becky! I have a shop in Inman Park on N. Highland called Jac. I think you would really like it! It’s kind of like Anthropologie meets Intermix. Would love to meet you and for you to stop by to check it out!
    We have a blog as well if you want to take a peak: http://www.dearjac.blogspot.com.

    Looking forward to meeting you! xxxjac

  2. Stephanie Kuykendall says:

    June 2nd, 2008 at 1:07 pm (#)

    Top Design is starting this month?! I haven’t heard anything about it… when does it start?

  3. Becky says:

    June 2nd, 2008 at 1:22 pm (#)

    Stephanie, it starts June 8 at 9:00 on HGTV. You can check out the new contestants at HGTV.com

    Jac, where on Highland? One of the new buildings between Fritti and P’cheen? I’d love to check it out!

    Becky

  4. Stephanie says:

    June 2nd, 2008 at 6:09 pm (#)

    Oh, you’re talkng about Design Star. Top Design is the show on Bravo (the interior design version of Project Runway).

  5. Becky says:

    June 3rd, 2008 at 8:00 am (#)

    Oh yes, you are right. I heard that Top Design is starting up this summer (I could not find a date on the website), and that India Hicks will be a part of it. But yes, I meant Design Star in the post above! Sorry about that!

    Becky

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