How do I like to decorate a room? Layer by layer, the way a bird builds her nest.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Home is where we spend a large part of our time ~ where we experience life's joys and escape life's hassles.
Whenever I return from a vacation I always think, it's good to be home. . .
I love my home, it's not big, or fancy, maybe a bit wabi-sabi , but it's where we live and love.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Color just puts me in a good mood . . . I love neutrals, but color really makes me happy.
Fresh and springtime colors are so appealing at this time of the year.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I have a few "pet peeves" as I am sure we all do. I thought it might be fun to add these to my list of "blog topics ".
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Charleston, South Carolina designer, "Amelia Handegan " is hands down one of my all-time favorites.
She is recognized by her extraordinary use of color. She can even make me like blue . . .
Her rooms have a comfortable elegance , but remain full of drama as well.
Be sure to check out her retail store, "Amelia" next time you visit the beautiful city of Charleston.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Start with black and white any you will develop a color scheme that is as versatile as it is tasteful and ever stylish.
Strong in it's own right, the neutral non- color scheme gracefully accepts a vivid third element, but be sure to choose a hue bold enough to stand it's own with this graphic pair.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
An eclectic mix of updated classics and natural objects is enough to make my own heart stop. . .
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Concrete ~ tough enough to pave highways, so it is no wonder that it is becoming a popular hard-wearing surfacing material for the home.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Nature is so integral to coloring a space, we should always be on the lookout for inspiration.
With green there is so much diversity, sage, moss, and chartreuse are all great choices to choose from.
If you love summer use the "Summer Greens". For spring, go a bit more pastel. And of course if you are a fall gal, it calls for a earthier green such as moss.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Joan left me a comment that noted that most of the time I showcase rooms with white wood work. She asked if I could show some examples of rooms with dark stained wood work... Joan this is my own living room, I have stain wood work throughout my home.
I got this photo from Joni's blog http://cotedetexas.blogspot.com/ If you don't know Joni, be sure to check her out. Cote De Texas is a big reason why I started a blog of my own.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
The cottage style melds elements that are both humble and high-class, yielding a look that is warm and romantic.
Character of a farmhouse, wood beam architecture, chairs with rush seats speak to the vintage roots of this style.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads ~ Henry David Thoreau