June 25, 2011

Kitchen/dining revamp

by Shelly

What do you do when you have a boring dining area, lots of people to seat, and a lack of space?  My clients just bought a new home and have been longing for a place that looked like them!  With three busy, little girls these working parents just couldn’t find the time to make their house into the home they wanted.

{sad little dining area :( The table will be getting an overhaul! Wait and see! }

Some inspiration pics for our dining space….

eileen kathryn boyd

via my home ideas

source unknown

via decor pad

via Cottage Living?

We are working on revamping this big box hardware store kitchen and dining area into a cozy, beachy, water colored, fresh space.  The cabinets are getting painted a creamy linen color starting tomorrow and we’ll be adding new hardware, fixtures, window treatments, furniture and lighting to the space.

{the appliances, countertops and cabinets will be staying. paint, lighting, and hardware will be added for a quick overhaul.}

Can’t wait to show you the finished result! Happy Friday!

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January 21, 2011

moving right along

by Shelly

Sometimes working on a design project really does feel like giving birth to a baby.  You plan like crazy before anything happens, and then little by little progress happens and the room begins to take shape.  I have had SUCH a fun time working with my close friend on her new guest room/ hubby office addition the last few months.  New builds are never easy.  Especially when you are living in the home during the construction AND I might add with a brand spanking new baby!  My buddy is a brave, patient lady for sure!  Here are some pics of the project along the way.

The walls go up and the floor goes down. The room is still just taking shape.

The stairway leading to the downstairs and the main part of the house.

And here the room is with walls up and painted a nice gray, windows in awaiting window treatments, beadboard built ins being put in and will be painted a glossy white and recessed lighting and ceiling fan up.  SO exciting!

The stairs will be getting a fun, colorful striped rug….

Like this!

And to give you a bit of an idea of what the room will look like when it is all finished, here is the look board for the room.

The finished reveal will be very soon! Stay tuned!


October 15, 2010

fresh start and a giveaway!

by Shelly



the blog that has kept me up for hours,

into the wee hours of the night,

made me neglect my furry friends and my little girl!

I made the decision to revamp my blog a while back, but I just wasn’t happy with Blogger.  I wanted something that could feature my store a little better and just look a little more polished.  But, while many people would go out and hire themselves a professional designer to build them the blog of their dreams…well we’re still on a spending hiatus over here.  And so, I headed to Barnes and Noble and purchased books on CSS code, Javascript, and HTML.  After 2+ weeks, I did it!  Me, myself, and I ACTUALLY DESIGNED A BLOG! Holy crud, I still can’t believe it. Yes, it still needs some fine tuning, but all in all I’m pretty darn happy with my results.

FYI, the store isn’t 100% done.  I have a developer working on setting it up completely.  But if you are interested in purchasing anything you can still email me to purchase items.

This morning we woke up to what actually felt like a Fall day…cloudy, cool, leaves falling.  So I made these DELICIOUS pumpkin muffins.  And while the little one watched Ice Age 3, I got to enjoy a nice cup of coffee, a warm mufffin, and some Pro Blogger reading.  I’ve become quite the computer geek these last few weeks. The hubby is so proud!


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-grain pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsulphered molasses
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup lowfat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the all-purpose and whole-wheat flours, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg.

In a large bowl, whisk the sugar, molasses, oil and 1 egg until combined. Add the other egg and whisk well. Whisk in the pumpkin and vanilla. Whisk in the flour mixture in 2 batches, alternating with the buttermilk. Whisk just until combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared muffin pan and sprinkle with the pumpkin seeds. Tap the pan on the counter a few times to remove any air bubbles. Bake for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of 1 of the muffins comes out clean.

Let cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Run a knife around the muffins to loosen them and unmold. Cool completely on the rack.

Well, to get this party started I am offering up a $50 gift card to POTTERY BARN just in time for the holidays!  That’s right, I’m not playing around..50 buckeroos!!! To enter either leave me a comment or subscribe to my blog! If you do both…that’s right…then you get two entries! Cool huh?

I will be randomly choosing a winner on Wednesday, October 20th! GOOD LUCK and thank you for checking out the new blog!


September 28, 2010

Style Constants- Part Two

by Shelly

Happy Tuesday friends! Hope you enjoyed last weeks’ part one of my take on Rebecca Moses’ Style Constants!  I know I was GOING to do Part Two the very next day, but the crazy heat wave that hit us over the weekend here in So Cal along with a lot of little cleanup project around the house, sort of threw me off track! I did get a few emails asking where the items could be purchased. As stated in the first post, all the items shown can be purchased through me…just email shelly@vanrozeboom.com.
Now onto the rest of the items that your home should have, to stay stylish for years to come……
Jameson Wingchair starting at $849.00

Feather and Script Needlepoint Pillow Reg. $118.00

Yellow and White Zig Zag 20″ Pillow $35.00- Thislittlehome on Etsy

Apple Green Zebra Print 16″ Pillow $23.00- Thislittlehome on Etsy

Tufted Ottoman with turned leg $897.00

Iron and reclaimed wood coffee table $1400 through VR Interiors

White Aged Side Table $418.00 through VR Interiors

Antique Gold Iron Wheat Table with Beveled Glass Top $199 through VR Interiors

Velvet Champagne Throw-Pinecone Hill

Glass Taper Holder $30.00 through VR Interiors
Set of Leather Bound Books $50.00
Can be purchased HERE!

Leather James Chaise $1460.00 through VR Interiors

Aqua Distressed Geometric Screen $1508.00 through VR Interiors

Natural Wood Carved Screen $454.00 through VR Interiors

Silverleaf Ring Screen $1179.00 through VR Interiors

Hunt Club Porcelain Trophy $45.00 through VR Interiors

Antique Silver Trophy with Handles $125.00 through VR Interiors

Whew! I’m tired! So many options to choose from that I had a hard time narrowing it down. I left out a few elements from the Style Constants, but touched on the main ones (and the ones that didn’t get scanned poorly in the crack of the magazine!).
By the way, did you see Fridays’ post? Van Rozeboom Interiors store is in full swing now! I will be adding new items from time to time, so check back often.

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September 24, 2010

We’ve got a store up in here!

by Shelly

Well boys and girls, it looks like I’m taking a leap on a new venture.  Van Rozeboom Interiors is opening up a little retail store (online for now) and we’ll see where it takes us! I will be featuring new items every so often, so please check back here for updates! Please contact me HERE to place an order, find out more information or to get a shipping quote!

Here are the new arrivals….

Garden Stool – Comes in White, Celadon, Light Blue, Pea Green, Cobalt Blue, Orange
*Put one next to the tub, use as an accent table, or put on the patio for fun accent outside!
Dimensions:13″W x 13D”x 17″H
Please contact me for color swatches!

Blue and White Garden Stool with Landscape Design
*Gorgeous cobalt blue and white pattern makes this ceramic stool really stand out!
Dimensions: 13X13X17

Blue and White Chinese Tea Jars
*A must for any classic beach house! Great in bookcases, on a console table, just about anywhere in your home.
Dimensions:8″W x 8D”x 13″H

Large Rectangular Flower Basket
*So pretty on a dining room table with fresh fruit. Use to hold linens in a bath or magazines in the family room. Large and durable!
Dimensions: 27″x17″x11″

Set of Leather Bound Books
*What to do about that big ol’ bookshelf with no books! Here’s your solution! Make your shelves look like all the magazines. Fill them with these aged leather books for an instant dose of DESIGN!
* Discount with more than 2 sets purchased!*

Glass Vase wrapped in natural or white burlap
*What a steal! Sooo pretty on your dining room table during the holidays, or any time of the year. Use an assortment of sizes scattered around for real impact! Gives your home that casual rusticness that mixes and matches with any decor.
Comes in three sizes:
Petite 3″x4″ $7.50 each
Small 3.5″x4.25″ $10.00 each
Medium 4.74″x6″ $18.75 each

Wood Pulley-Natural
*Need an instant dose of style in your abode? This is it! One or a couple of these set on a pile of books on a side table would look chic! Add a bunch of pulleys in a woven basket for a funky accessory.
$46.25 each

Zinc Placecards- Set of 6
*Add a little fun to your dinner party table! Or use on a buffet table to tell your guests what each dish is. Use at a wine party to label cheese or wine.
Size: 2″x1.25″x3″
$18.75 each

Galvanized Metal and Glass Hurricane
*Pretty, pretty, pretty! Rustic chic to be used anywhere in or out of the home. Use a few of these on a long table for real impact! Or add them to your fireplace mantel.
Size 5″x15.5″
$30.00 each


*We do not charge sales tax for any purchases, except those shipped to California. Purchases shipped to California residents will be charged 8.75% sales tax. Because we are located in California, we are required by law to charge sales tax in this state.*

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