Thursday, November 29, 2012


Saturday is Tilley-Gray's first birthday, and our house will be filled with family and friends in the morning to celebrate with us. I promise to share photos of the birthday girl, and the party. I've made these fun fringe streamers thanks to this crafty girll!

Poplin & Queen decorated Oliver, a local boutique in Wilmington, for their holiday party. We loved how this ball chandelier turned out!

We were also featured in the latest issue of Focus on the Coast magazine! It's been an exciting few weeks, and there are even more projects to share!

I'll be back this weekend with photos from the party! 

Monday, November 19, 2012

It's that Time of Year...

Family gatherings in the Cheek household call for one thing no matter what, and that one thing is a great cocktail. I'm typically a wine girl, but for the holidays, we break out the cocktail shakers and stock the bar. Matchbook Magazine's "bar cart essentials" is a fabulous guide on how to stock your bar.

If a bar cart isn't in the cards for you, transform a china cabinet like Miles Redd

A bamboo bar cart is a classic and Society Social just came out with a new favorite!

Transform a little nook into a bar by adding built in cabinets. 

When all else fails, a table and nesting baskets will do the trick. 

Tilley-Gray loves our bar cart so much we had to finally take all of the bottles and wine glasses off. Believe me, I wasn't happy about it, but the minute it was cleared, she climbed right on it. 

What are some of your favorite cocktails? Bourbon Ginger with a splash of soda is a fall favorite of mine!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Projects & First Birthday Parties

Poplin & Queen is in the middle of designing an older beach house (think panelled walls and charming architecture) for a young family. We pulled in durable, kid friendly fabrics and mixed in vintage and modern furniture together. I'll be sure to post photos after we install everything!

We also have a client who is young and just bought a home. She wanted to add some color and a little glamour into her living and dining room. She loves pink, so we told her she better purchase those blush colored pillows now before she gets married. I don't know many men other than Grayson Cheek who would live with pink, but I sure do love him for it!

With the holidays coming up, my social calendar has been filled to the brim so I'm savoring every second with Tilley-Gray. On Saturday we spent the day on Wrightsville Beach and went to Tower 7, our favorite taco place, for lunch. 

I can't believe Tilley-Gray is going to be a year old in just a few weeks. Scratch Paper Studio created the most adorable invitation for her party. 

You know that when I laid eyes on this jacket, I had to purchase it right away. Tilley-Gray is going to wear this with a little tutu and her red glitter Toms for her party.  
Hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

This Week...

This week has been busy, trying, rewarding, challenging, and full of sweet snuggles from Tilley-Gray.
 I'll be back next week with updates on new design projects and a surprise!
Thanks Margaret for this photo! It made my day! xx

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Bathroom Remodel

We finished a Master Bedroom a few weeks ago and when we were done, they asked us to do a major remodel of their Master Bathroom and their powder room. That is about as good of a thank-you note as you can get!
Researching bathroom flooring and lighting options is great, but the clients requested spa worthy shower heads and event toilets. I'll just let you all imagine what kind of research we are doing.
 I will be sure to post a progress report when we break ground. I can't wait for the before/after photos. 

A few inspiration photos...
Barbara Barry Simple Scallop Pendant by Visual Comfort

design by Suzanne Kasler, via Architectural Digest

Marble, bathroom, I've always loved this floor.


elegant bath with surprising elements
Just a note:
Pinterest is a fabulous resource, but it's easy to get caught up in the photos that circulate round and round. A lot of the photos pinned are million dollar homes, show homes, or homes that are not necessarily lived in by people with kids, dogs, or budgets. Those gorgeous bathrooms with no cabinet storage wouldn't be so pretty with make-up and shaving cream cans everywhere.
Just keep that in mind when pinning away!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Pure Barre Wilmington Giveaway

Pure Barre opened in Wilmington just last week and I'm already addicted. The first time I went, I could hardly walk the next day, and I consider that a great workout. 

Shannon and I have been asked to host an invitation only Pure Barre class on Saturday, November 10th at 9:30am. We’d each like to extend an invitation to five of our blog followers in the Wilmington area. The winners will get to take the complimentary class on the 10th and enjoy 10% off any package they purchase. It's going to be so much fun, I promise!

So, how do you get in on the Poplin & Queen complimentary class and the 10% discount? Enter on my blog or Shannon's blog. 
1. Leave me one comment telling me how fired up you are about the opening!
2. Like Pure Barre Wilmington on Facebook