Thursday, November 27, 2014

so blessed...



Happy Thanksgiving 

rustic rooster interiors wants to thank you all for the care and support everyone has shown us for the past 15 years {huge smile}! The last two years my family has been tested so much that your love has helped us stay strong and conquer forward in life and in business. If you all weren't in our lives I don't think the rooster would have made it! No joke! They do say... God only gives us what we can handle in life. We're handling it and moving forward because of your kind words and fabulous coffee dates {wink}. We are truly blessed for each and everyone of you... Thank you. Thank you, Thank you! 

I am thankful for! 

1.) My children... 
{I was blessed with the most beautiful kids in the world... Yes, I have challenging days, but that's normal as a mom. Taylor and Ryan remind me everyday how truly lucky I am. They listen to me and comfort me when I need extra love and strength! My eyes are wide open and I'm learning so much through each of them! Life is too precious... I will hold onto these little ones forever! Truly, I don't know what I would do if I didn't have them... Taylor and Ryan mommy loves you so much! Thank you!}

2.) My mom...
{You have been by my side from day one... Your honest love and support has helped me through my darkest times. You have never let me down... You build me up and I love you so much for that! When something happens you look at the bright side and steer the boat the other way! You are my rock... Remember I will always be by your side... Forever! Thank you!}

3.) My brother...
{WOW... We're only 14 months apart and I love it! The fire inside me stays lit because of you. Nick, I love how you make me sit on the other side of the room and really think! You know I am spitfire... Thank you for slowing me down and making me remember there's always two sides to a story! Plus... You have a such a kind heart. You always stop what you are doing just to help me and my kids.  Taylor and Ryan love your patience and strength that you show them daily. You help them so much it brings tears to my eyes. Thank you!}

4.) My health... 
{I did lose a lot of weight from my 2 years of craziness. I'm luck that I didn't get sick in the process. I have never felt better internally and externally. My health is what makes me go forward and realize that my kids see what i'm doing. So every day I try and show them to exercise and eat healthy. I feel that you can change your health... All it takes is starting small and slow. You can do it! I'm trying so hard to keep up my exercise routine and feel good about me! Thank you!} 

5.) My business...
{You have seen the ups and downs with the economy... You've been loved to death... You have been yelled at... And slightly neglected, but over all you have never shut the doors on us! 15 years and growing strong, baby! I have felt every emotion with my business... Not going to lie this is basically having a 3rd child. You have let me explore what I've wanted to do in my work and let me! Even if you know I'm going in the wrong direction... You bend and let it happen. Thank you!}


I am truly thankful for or all that I have! I wouldn't give it up for the world... Thank you!

gobble gobble
Alexandra
    

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

{my} house of the day




Oh you're so pretty... You stand so tall and elegant! I wish I could go inside and see what you're really all about! Your siding  and black shutters tell me that you're pretty important! I can hear the clanking of diner plates being set, music softly playing in the back ground and little ones giggling as Baxter the dog rolls in the dirt! Ahhh the life of a grand home! Yes, you are definitely my house of the day! We need more houses like this here in Southern California {hint hint}! Shine bright pretty house... Shine bright! 

xoxo
Alexandra 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

today's the last day...


So now that Thanksgiving is quickly approaching us... OMG it's less than a week away {4 days to be exact}! I'm sure you're freaking out about your seating {do you have enough... omg nothing matches and everything is broken}, table top {what tablecloth am I using... should I have a little or big flower arrangement on the table}, food {should I wake at 4 am or 5am to get cooking... who's gluten free or a vegetarian}... Outfit {ahhhh what am I going to wear... casual or fancy}! OMG! Ok I can help you! {one} take a deep breath and {two} just listen to me and stay calm! I can help you in the seating department!  I have "the" chairs for you... Look above! 

Just call today... Monday, November 24th Our Interior Design office is open... They will be able to take your order over the phone.  


xoxo
Alexandra


{Interested in rustic rooster's full interior design services... Please contact our design team, 760.436.2171}

Thursday, November 13, 2014

new... new... new...


1.) Primitive worktable... All original paint with 1 drawer & bottom shelf
{would be great in a kitchen as an island... Add a marble top and industrial casters!}

{different view of primitive table}
SOLD

2.) Highboy dresser
{pick a color}

3.) Highboy dresser
{pick a color}
SOLD

 4.) Buffet
{pick a color}

5.) Pine coffee table
{pick a color}

6.) Fun pineapple arm and armless chairs
{pick a color}

 7.) Vintage blue desk hutch
{comes in 2 parts}

 8.) Vintage white cabinet
SOLD

 9.) Black side table
SOLD

 10.) Black French leg buffet/dresser

11.) Desk chair
{pick a color}

 12.) Kitchen/Dining room chairs
{pick a color}

 13.) Outdoor Garden Chairs
{pick a color}
SOLD

 14.) Sea foam vintage hutch
SOLD

15.) Black coffee table with 1 drawer

16.) Vintage white dresser 

17.) Square kitchen 

{close up of table}

If you have any questions on 
measurements or pricing please call 
the rustic rooster, 
760.436.2171

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

about



{10 things about me}

1.)I stopped drinking Diet Coke 1 and 1/2 years ago and haven't gone back. It actually grosses me out now... I was truly addicted, then went cold turkey because I heard about it causing seizures. No thanks! 

2.)When I get upset I go for a run or go to the gym! My father taught me to get my frustration out the correct way... By sweating it out. Never keep it bottled in. That's not healthy! 

3.)I can't draw worth my life... You would think as an Interior Designer I could... Think again... NOPE!   

4.)I'm allergic to cats and dogs. I hug people who have animals and start sneezing. I hate that! 

5.)I do not dye my hair... I'm a natural redhead! My daughter and brother are redheads .. My dad was too!   

6.) I used to work for Jeffrey Alan Marks in La Jolla... {Million Dollar Decorators}. I was in College at SDSU... Interned within his office and then got hired on. Jeffrey was the best boss ever! 

7.)I'm in love with organizing and eliminating... I guess that's the Virgo in me. Be careful...  You leave it out, it's gone! 

8.} Shhhhhh I love Coors Light and Bud Light. Don't judge! It's something about the bubbles. lol

9.) I gave birth to my 2nd child, Ryan,  in 13 minutes all natural. Bamn... That's what I'm talking about! 

10.)I love the East Coast! Everything about it makes me feel at home... One day I hope to move there! 

 xoxo
Alexandra 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

veterans day




rustic rooster would like to say, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the men and woman in uniform who have sacrificed and; served our country... Thank you so very much!!!! 

xoxo
Alexandra 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

happy sunday...



xoxo 
Alexandra 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

dare to be different {interior design}


I'm going up to my old stomping ground next week for some sourcing for a new client. I can't stop thinking of all the different homes I'm going to pass by and fabulous showrooms I'm going to go too! Getting out of town and going somewhere new and different always helps my mind pull together a new project! My creative juices start flowing even more... I love the wow factor of a change! I was born and raised in a beautiful little part of Los Angeles called Toluca Lake. You have a variety of homes big and small... But nothing looks the same. The style of each home is so mesmerizing. You can't stop looking!  I'll say it like my father said it... No cookie cutter homes! So I do like taking on projects that help my clients completely transform their cookie cutter boxes... Interior and exterior to a one of a kind home. Hey, I dare you to be different... You might like it! 

xoxo
Alexandra 

Friday, November 7, 2014

POC



Don't be afraid of a little POC {pop of color}! Today my favorite Pindler and Pindler fabric rep stopped by and I couldn't help but notice her fabulous bright shoes. Love!  It's Friday so get crazy and have fun! What's your favorite POC... Shoes, accessories, jewelry, bags... What is it?

xoxo
Alexandra 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

tbt {interior design}


I love looking back at this guest bathroom I designed a few years ago... My team and I wanted to achieve a classic coastal statement with a vintage twist. I think we did just that. Traditional toile wallpaper with vintage accents. I found this mirror from my showroom and picked out a high gloss paint to match the blue in the wallpaper. Starting with a blank slate is so much fun... So yes, the sky was the limit here!  Taking something very classic, but putting a twist on it made the WOW factor fabulous when guests entered this bathroom! I would do it again in a heartbeat... 

xoxo
Alexandra  

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

the chill is here {interior design}



Are you wearing a sweater today? I sure am! I absolutely love putting on sweaters... Not going to lie, I hate the sneezing that comes with it. Why does this happen? It's like clockwork, I put a sweater on and bamn I can't stop sneezing! It must be a Southern California thing... Since we don't wear sweaters that much,  the dust just builds up in our closets.  Hate that... But yes the chill is finally here! Now, it's time to go apple picking, read books by the fire, make yummy soup and drink tons of hot coco... In our sweaters! Plus, I do notice in my interior design I start to select warmer and more cozy tones for my clients homes. Changing up your home for the season is such a great idea. You can add apples to bowls, a rustic orange throw on your couch to warm textured pillows on your bed. It can be that simple... I have a client that I've been working with for over 7 years. She now only calls me to refresh her home at the beginning of each season. I added all her key permanent ingredients... {sofa, rugs, tables, chairs... and lighting}. The accessories can now be changed out very easily!  She's so much fun to work with! Have fun and try something new... Even if it means just start with a seasonal bouquet of flowers and a cozy sweater!  


Good luck
Alexandra 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

happy sunday....



xoxo
Alexandra 

Friday, October 31, 2014

happy halloween...



Hope you and your family have spooktacular halloween! Please stay safe...  and don't eat too much candy {wink}

boo
Alexandra

Thursday, October 30, 2014

tbt {family}

 {Marblehead, Massachusetts - 2007}

 {San Diego, California - 2014}

OK... I just adore these two little girls!!!!! They're truly inseparable cousins! No joke... Taylor and Gwyneth eat, sleep and breath each other daily! When are family went through its rough time these little girls formed a bond that is so beautiful and strong... I actually envy them. They laugh all day long, smile from ear to ear when they see each other and care so deeply for each other. Best Friends are the greatest gift! I'm so happy that they're cousins too... The goodness that these little girls have inside their hearts is amazing... They help each other and strengthen each other when they've had a rough day. I love hearing their little conversations... I smile from ear to ear with these angels!  

bff
Alexandra 






Wednesday, October 29, 2014

simply fancy {interior design}


I don't know about you... But I think this layout is pretty grown up. I absolutely love the look... Hmmmm I wonder if my children could pull it off. Ryan would automatically be caged in his room.  Taylor on the other hand could fit the part and roam freely about. She actually would be my clean cop! Get off that couch... STOP, take your shoes off... NO sitting on that chair... I'm telling mom! God, I love that girl {lol}!  This simply fancy look makes me want to have a grand dinner party and re-decorate everything... Actually it makes me want to move back east {don't ask}! OK I'll let you all know... I'm almost to my 40's... I said it, almost! OMG!  So I'm at a different stage in my life... Career change,  dinner parties with dear friends,  planning fun travel adventures, to future investments for my children. Don't laugh... But I think of these things often!  My style has been changing and getting a little more sophisticated lately. Is it my age? Is it the stage of life I'm in? Hmmm or am I just plain growing up?!?! I enjoy simplicity versus un-necessary clutter. I would rather wait for the perfect piece of furniture than buy to buy. I actually tell my clients that... Wait for that perfect piece because it should be an investment not a temporary fix.  Ahhhh so many little rules in life! Yes, of course do what you want... But think of your future. I just purchased a stunning antique hutch recently... I'm in heaven. Waiting for this pieces has brought me joy and I know one day my children will thank me when I pass it down to them...  It's the little things that make me happy now!!!  So simply fancy I open my arms to you... And embrace you! You are stunning and fabulous!!! Welcome to my life... Maybe when I'm 40 i'll truly let you in my home! 

xoxo
Alexandra 



Monday, October 27, 2014

how do you do it...





The right ingredients in a life is huge! Of course their are so many different directions to go in. Some days I think I have it down pat... Other days I wonder if my head is even screwed on correctly {lol}. Being a mother of 2 children and a business owner... The juggle is slightly awkward. I'm not complaining at all because I am truly blessed to be able to be with my kids at any given moment of the day, but then do exactly what I love to do, Interior Design. How do working moms do it, stay happy {life & love} and have a social life on top of it all? I need and want to be more organized... I do look at my friends and envy their organization {tina, i'm talking about you... smile}. I've started getting more strict with that, but of course fall off the bandwagon once in a while. I wear so many different hats at my office that all of a sudden my 8:30am to 9:00am social media commitment goes to the way side because I get a phone call that's urgent or a customer wants guidance with a sofa order, so I need to stop my 10:00am to 11:00am answer all email schedule!  Arghhhh it's so frustrating to me! Then the part I have a hard time with is as well is one day a child gets sick and I need to stay home with them. So being very organized is good in theory, but doesn't always work especially for moms {me}. Are men lucky, do the wives take care of it all {and do it all}? Hmmmmm Moms, how do you all do it... I just love hearing what you do {no joke}.  I'm not saying I don't like spending time with my kids... I actually am obsessed with it, but do love to get away from them at times. I just need to learn how to juggle and do it gracefully! Maybe one day I will! Please tell me books, calendars, schedules... Anything that has helped you in my situation. I'm so open and honest I love any kind of feedback! Plus, Please don't think all moms are like me that own a business and have kids. I'm only speaking for myself... 

juggler
Alexandra 




Thursday, October 23, 2014

millwork {interior design}


I had a dream of painting all the millwork in my house last night... I woke up wanting a change. Something refreshing and new. As of right now all my millwork is semi-gloss white. It's stunning but, for some  reason the painted woodwork spoke to me. It seems so smart and elegant. Aren't dreams fascinating? I also dreamed I had another baby {no, I'm not pregnant}! So if you're a dream interpreter... Please translate! 
 
xoxo
Alexandra
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