Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tate's Room

I stated awhile back that I would share some pictures of the bedding I had made, for my little grandson. His name is Tatum (Tate) James. The back side of the pillow has a bug on it and the nickname " Tater bug". But if I ever call him that, I will die . . . so says my daughter!

In the photo the crib sheet looks white, but it is a light blue. I had the drapes made from the solid blue fabric. We did the quilt in all of the fabrics. Not too country, I hope . . .

My son in law painted the mural. I love that it is something that will grow with the baby, not too cute. He should be here soon ! I will keep you posted. Thanks.

Monday, December 28, 2009


Somehow, it's just not the punishment it used to be . . .

Friday, December 25, 2009

2010 Design Prediction

Sherwin Williams has made a design prediction that they are calling the "Weathered and Treasured" look.

This Design by Bowers, with it's Swedish inspired look, should really go over well. I know I would treasure it !

Loving this old tub with the worn floors. Yeah, this space would definitely hit the mark . . .

This living room has the gray that is so in now, and the weathered and treasured look. Are you liking it?

For once, I am right in style . . . if they are right . . . What are you predicting will be in , for the new year ?

Monday, December 21, 2009

Just a Few More

This was my girls, soon it will be my little grandsons. Three weeks until the due date!!!

"Abby", our little pound hound . . . she hit the lottery when she got taken to the pound.

Zoe' and Cliffie, the Queen and King of the hill. Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Pet Peeve ~ No Thought to Scale, Balance and Rhythm

Scale , balance and rhythm are the under appreciated parts of most decorating schemes.

Most prefer to focus on color, pattern and texture , forgetting that these other elements are at work in every decorating plan.

But let even one of these be out of sync and you will not quite feel comfortable in a space.

It's that little something that you can't quite put your finger on . . . That feeling that something is not quite right. Take a look around, have you given enough thought to scale, balance and rhythm in your own castle?

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Something to Talk About

Penny for your thoughts on this room . . .

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Get to know Ms. Applewhite

Linda Applewhite is a artist, writer, spokesperson and self-taught interior designer. Her goal is to always help her clients express who they are . . . it's more than just the placement of objects ,with Linda, it's "personal."

This is one of my all time favorite rooms. I remember the excitement that went through me when a client showed me this picture and said, "This is what I want, can you give it to me?" Could I ever, but in the end, she would not let me. When I brought her fabric to look at . . . she told me that they did not match! She got a room that she loved, but it was not a cool room like Linda Applewhite would do.

She uses color in unexpected ways. Often she will use reds and oranges together , then add a punch of green just to keep you interested.

I remember the first time I saw this room . . . I knew it was the genius of Linda, at work again. How cute are those slip covers? And the art . . . I could go on and on.

Her work has been featured in numerous publications. I know she would be one designer welcomed into my castle. . . Would you welcome her into yours?

Monday, December 7, 2009

Winter In the Garden

I garden from inside with a camera. . .

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Style Maker

A " genius", when it comes to re-styling a piece of furniture.

A "style" that will make you look up and take notice.

A "Rate My Space" super star.

My friend, Kelly M. Get to know her . . .

Friday, December 4, 2009

My Swedish Inspired Headboard

It's a secret . . .

Meet my "Pier 1 ", $400 headboard.

Yeah, I'm that good . . . hehehehehe

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Recipe for a Room ~ Step 5

Step 5* Accessories and Lighting : When it comes to Accessories, " Less is More." I love to find special things like these two antique books that I got at a local antique store. The top one is a old school book and it belong to a boy named , " Henry Osborne". It will make your heart stop to see how carefully Henry wrote his name , address, age and the letters and numbers that he knew. This kind of accessory has a story to tell. I also put out a picture of my grandparents, with my grandma's watch and a wedding ring that my grandpa had made himself .

The lamps came from a trade I made with a friend . . . remember the great deal I found on those "Aidan Gray" lamps for my living room? How I tried to make those work, but they were just too tall, so I traded them for these, also "Aidan Gray" lamps. They were lost in my living room, but perfect here. The only new thing I bought were these two concrete birds, love them! $30

I saw some botanical that I wanted for my room, but they cost $200 each, so I made my own. I have $110 in all six. I had my mother write famous quotes on each one. I added my own quote to this one , just for fun. It was perfect for this framed" weed". Those that take the time to notice, get a laugh at me , right there with all the greats, Churchill, Goethe, Thoreau . . .

I got this painting at a consignment store ! It is a oil painting that had the "feel "that I wanted. I made a promise to myself awhile back, that I would only bring "real" art into my home from now on. $35

This is the light that will be going in the room as soon as my husband gets in the mood. It's from Ballard Designs, $135 , I got it in the cream color.
This is the end of my recipe!!!! I am sure some of you are glad. I was getting a bit bored with it myself. I will do the "Bed" post next.
Thanks for all the sweet comments, everyone has been so kind.