Thursday, January 31, 2013


What have I seen lately?  Not that much because I've had a terrible cold but here are a few shots from hunting last week.

I found a pair of these mid-century modern spaghetti lamps.  They are in perfect condition and so cute for Ava's room.  I had to get them.  She loves how the bottoms light up to make groovy nightlights.  The first thing she said was "those are so Gogo".  I think I have little designer on my hands.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


OK I'll admit it, I'm a perfectionist.  One might even say obsessive to the point of annoying.  I actually annoy myself on a daily basis. I can't help it.  With everything I do, I have an overwhelming desire to make the best, if not "perfect" decision.  Yes I know that is ridiculous because nothing is ever perfect.  Even if you think it is perfect at the time, something will reveal itself later down the line that makes you think...."oh that wasn't perfect after all".  

So what is the point of this post, well.....I'm filing paperwork this week for my official business name.  I feel Gogo should be in the name because this journey began with the creation of my Chateau À Gogo blog and I've built everything thus far around that word.  However, to name my business which will be a combination of interior styling and sales and maybe one day a shop, Chateau À Gogo (which I've been using with clients thus far), has several things going against it.  First, it is a mouthful to say.  Second, Chateau is not the easiest word to spell.  Third, Chateau is a french word that may imply french inspired design...which my style is not however the À Gogo probably balances that out.

I've been playing around with names and the one I keep coming back to is Gogo Studio.  I'm already using this as the "shop" tab on my blog.  It rolls right off the tongue and is easy to spell.  Also, if you read Girl Behind Gogo, you know I'm a child of the 70s and to me, Gogo Studio evokes more of that design style which is more in line with my aesthetic.

So if this is me in 30 years, did I own Chateau À Gogo or Gogo Studio.....or you hate both?  Feel free to speak your mind.

Have any of you struggled with business names?  I would love to hear from you and your thoughts because in my opinion, you guys are my best sounding board.  Knowing me, I'll come up with something new tomorrow.

me in 40 years. i'm pretty sure of it.
(Yes, I've used this image before but I just love it...I really hope I'm that fabulous some day)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


I've added some new items to the Gogo Studio inventory so check it out.  All I can say is Blogger is not my friend today so I may be moving to WordPress or a full blown website in the near the future. Oh hindsight is always 20/20 isn't it? (sigh...)

Hope everyone is having a great day.

Here are a few of the new items:

Mid Century Pink and Gold Lamps (Pair)

Chevron Stool

Thomasville Faux Bamboo Orange Lacquer Cabinet

Sunday, January 27, 2013


Yes, I know, this project is as slow as molasses.  If you are a new follower, click here, here and here to catch up on the laundry room redo.  The holidays really derailed this project but now we are back on track.  We finally found the ice white subway tile at a very good price so this weekend my husband (with a little help from Ava) tiled and grouted.  Don't you just love the beer sitting on the Carrera Marble.

I decided to go with white grout since we used dark gray on the floors and I'm going to put up wallpaper.  I didn't want it to be too busy.  As you can see, I've decided to go with the Oh Joy Petal Pusher pattern in gold.  Right now, I have a chandelier original to the house hanging in the window.  I haven't decided if she is staying.  I may go with something more streamlined....yet to be determined.

Yes I know, front loaders are more attractive and cooler looking than top loaders but I've lived with two different brands of front loaders for many years and all I can say is....I hate them!  They stink and they make your clothes stink.  I usually pick form over function but in this case, nothing beats fresh smelling, clean clothes.

Now all that is left, is a final coat of paint on the walls and hanging the wallpaper.


One last thought is to do a Dorothy Draper style black and white door with chalkboard paint where we can leave cute messages but I can't decided if that will just be too much in the room.  I think we all agree it already has a lot going on for such a small space.

Door similar to this:

1930's Hollywood glam; Dorothy Draper style. #bold #glamorous #crystalknobs

Thursday, January 24, 2013


I mentioned recently that I'm on a mission to add some sexier pieces to the Gogo mix.  My latest fixation, obsession, must have, can't sleep until I am in possession of......two (not just one)....Milo Baughman floating lounge chairs.  Yes, I said floating lounge chair.  I even feel sexy writing that description.  Well, I found the perfect two right here.  Now I just need to find some money.

Pair of All Original w/Tags Milo Baughman Thayer Coggin Mid Century Floating Flat Chrome Lounge Chairs @ One Man's Trash | Revivelocal

Milo Baughman arm chairs

Milo Baughman chrome lounge chairs

Milo Baughman chairs. Greek key & Zebra print

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Look at what I purchased this weekend for an early Valentine's Day gift (from myself of course).  I fell in love with her the moment I found her which was through some really weird chain of blog events.  You all know how that goes but I just caught another glimpse of her on Bijou and Boheme today.....great minds.  If you haven't checked out Jessica Rae Sommer's work, please do.  She is fabulous.  I'm saving my pennies for an original.

Jessica Rae Sommer

Saturday, January 19, 2013


Since I'm always hitting estate sales, searching Craigslist and hunting in thrift shops, I've decided to try and do a weekly or every two week post featuring what I've found out there called The Hunter Games.  I always like to see what others are finding so I hope you enjoy.

Happy Weekend!!

Tufted Leather Goodness

Hollywood Regency Dresser and Mirror.  This piece is very glamorous and sexy in an over-the-top way.  I've never seen a piece like it.

A Set of Two Matching Loveseats.  They just need updated fabric.

Foos and Other Ceramic Goodness.

(I don't know why but this piece just made me laugh.....I'm really digging the Cockatoo)

Cute Regency Chair.  Once again, just needs new fabric.

Fun Andirons.  Someone should really buy these if you want to add some glam to your hearth. Only $75.00/pair!

Thursday, January 17, 2013


I stumbled across Organic Modernism, a furniture company based out of Brooklyn, NY, today while searching for dining chairs. I'm in love with the Florence sofa.  Have any of you sourced from this company before?  I'm feeling the need to have "sexier" furniture lately and this fits the bill in my opinion.
Florence B

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Mud cloth is a handmade fabric originating in the West African country of Mali.  I first learned about it last year while watching an Emily Henderson Secrets of a Stylist episode.  It has also been used by West Elm on ottomans and BCBG for fashion.

BCBG Tribal Mix inspired by mud cloth

I'm currently working on a client's office.  We are keeping everything black and white with just one pop of color, kelly green.  The furnishing are a mix of modern and vintage.  One item the client wants to keep is a very traditional Bergere chair.  I'm thinking of covering it in mud cloth like this:

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Or black plaid like this:

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Which do you prefer?  Here are some other elements in the office.

Faux Bamboo Thomasville Dresser in high gloss black (not white like pic)

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IKEA Table and Chair Set

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CB2 Bookshelf
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Woods Wallpaper

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Hicks Pendant Overhead lighting (still need a cool desk lamp)

SMALL HICKS PENDANT to go over Mini Parsons desk

And here are just a few fun accessories we might use:

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So what do you think, plaid or mud cloth?