Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New to Me Guest Series: CP & Kaitlyn of Blue Rooms White Houses

blueroomswhitehousesheader I love today's guest poster for many reasons: she hails from Christopher Patrick Interiors, a fabulous up and coming design firm in DC with a fresh new perspective on what traditional design in DC means, and she is one of the funniest, most genuine blog ladies out there.  The reason I knew we'd immediately become bbf (best blog friends.. duh) is that there was absolutely no forced girl flirting when we met.  The firm's blog, Blue Rooms White Houses, quickly has become a daily read for me because aside from their killer aesthetic, she and her partner CP, have the most hilarious dynamic and completely unbelievable, but totally awesome behind the decorator scenes tales.  See the post below to understand more of what I'm talking about...

Hi Julip Made readers! I’m so excited to be here. First, a confession: I, along with my better half (otherwise known as my business partner, CP), have a major crush on Julie. She’s not only funny and fabulous, but she’s also giving us a serious run for our money in the entertaining department. Soon we plan to combine entertaining forces and see what results (just to give you a preview, we’ve been known to pack the crystal for picnics).

But the ultimate dinner party will have to wait until Julie returns from her European adventure, and we return from an dventure of our own: a trip through the deep south for “the World’s Longest Yard Sale.”

Yes, such a thing exists. Once a summer on a long stretch of highway for over 600 miles through Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama.

 And yes, we’re crazy enough to do something like this in the gruesome heat of August. When we’re not blogging, we’re busy running our interior design firm in Washington, DC, and there’s nothing we love more than the experience of putting together a home for a client, and the (often looney) adventures that ensue.

Case in point: that time a channel-back chair found on Craigslist goes from sad to crazy fab. craigslist chair See more after the jump...

Or when a 1920s art deco metal dresser made its way home with us after much debate. It was a love story with a happy ending. metal dresser Many of our favorite adventures come from collecting furniture and accessories from a variety of sources and ensuring there’s a healthy mix of vintage and antiques in with the shiny new pieces. Not only are one-of-a-kind pieces guaranteed to make a home personal, they always come with a story, whether they were found in an attic or in an abandoned schoolhouse or merely via the interwebs.

And much of the fun is discovering the story behind the item. Sometimes you find exactly what you’re looking for and sometimes not so much, but as long as you keep an open mind, yard sales, flea markets or thrifting are never a let down and always an adventure. In anticipating of our biggest adventure yet, we’ve started compiling a guide to the ultimate yard sale adventure, and it’s evident that we might be getting our hopes up. It’s entirely possible we’ll be returning sunburned and full of okra and hilarious stories sans anything resemble vintage Knoll, Louis Vuitton or Saarinen. Either way, I can’t wait, and we hope you stay tuned. Until then, we can dream. yard sale survival guide --KAR
Thank you KAR and fingers crossed for some good finds!  Also I shall be expecting the crystal and china to be out at our first soiree!


  1. Thank you so much for having us, Julie!

  2. "The World's Longest Yard Sale" sounds fun! I can already tell that CP & Kaitlyn are pros at this sort of shopping. I can only imagine what treasures they'll find. Happy hunting!

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