Monday, June 29, 2009

Living/Family Room

This is a room that we really do live in, like all the rooms in our home. We spend a lot of time here watching tv and playing wii. The draperies are stationary and are mounted on black 2"wooden rods and rings from Kirsch.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Master Sweet !

I wanted my master bedroom to be soothing and peaceful so I choose and blue and brown color scheme. First, I painted the bold horizontal stripes on the wall. All you really need for this is a laser level, a long yardstick and tape. It was relatively easy and quick. I found a blue suede fabric with diamonds stitched in from Fabricut for the drapery panels and fell in love with it. Then, I saw a picture of a duvet cover in a magazine and I used it as an inspiration to make mine. I now have matching side tables and lamps that I got for Christmas. I should take an updated picture but that would require making my bed today and I don't think that is going to happen. ;)

In the bathroom I took out the cookie cutter vanity complete with chrome strip lights and put in these Asian inspired free standing sinks. Thanks Dad, it never would have happened without all your hard work. I got a new door for the water closet for Christmas and Jeremy put the frost tint on the glass for me.

Flowers, Sunshine and New Patio

I had my old, tiny patio removed and replaced it with a big, stamped concrete one. I picked out the design that I wanted and then choose three colors that were layered to make the final finish. It is so much nicer to be outside now. Last weekend we bought flowers and planted them in pots to put on the patio. This fall we will do some landscaping around the patio. (hopefully my fur baby won't tear it up)

Hello World Wide Web !

Good morning, I guess I'll start my blog with some pictures of my home. I have been here for almost 4 years. I love to change things around the house. Many of my rooms have been painted more than once or twice, window treatments have been changed already (hazard of the job!) and simply moving art to a different room makes it feel brand new.
Here is my study that I recently redecorated.....
It was a burnt orange color with yellow floral drapes and empire swags. It all started with the green and cream damask fabric from Fabricut. The draperies have a grommet top and are mounted on a black wrought iron rod. I painted the walls Benjamin Moore color Beacon Hill Damask and moved the rug from the living room. I installed custom plantation shutters with 3.5" louvers for privacy. I found a computer armoire at Ballard that I wanted but it was discontinued so, I got this one and had the mirrors cut to go on it at a local glass shop and I love it !

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