Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cottage Style

One of my little nieces is getting married this spring and is starting to put together things for her first home. She loves the Cottage Style and I can't wait to help her put her treasures together. There is nothing anymore fun for me . . .
This style offers more decorating options than any other style. No wonder it has been called an American favorite.

It is certainly one of my favorite styles. With few rules of right or wrong. Easy living for families with children and pets. Mixing and matching is always accepted with ease.

I love the trend to paint everything white . . . could not be any easier than that. How do you like the Cottage Style?

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Design Lesson ~ Large Spaces

When designing a large space it is so easy to become overwhelmed. A solution for this is lots of color and pattern, the space will quickly become more intimate and cozy. Another tip is to be sure you have enough furniture in the space. Often creating smaller areas within the space is very helpful as well. In this bedroom the solid white duvet offers a peaceful place to rest the eye and the mind,becoming a very important element in the space.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Too "Cute" for Words . . .

Kathysue at "Good Life of Design" has a great post going right now. Be sure to check it out.
http://goodlifeofdesign.blogspot.com/ It really hit home for me because I had just put out my Easter Decorations when a college student came over to help me with a computer program I had just purchased. She walked into my house and for the first time I heard, " ahhhhh your house is so CUTE ! "

I have never thought of my home as cute . . .

For some reason, I did not like it . . .

But when I look at all the bunnies, I can see come cuteness has slapped me silly.

Since when did "Cute" become something I did not want to be? So let's hear it . . . do you think I am cute? really. . . cute???

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Chalk Board Paint

One "Trend" I am kinda liking . What's your take on it?

Saturday, March 5, 2011

"D" Takes the Challenge

On my last post I talked about " Rate My Space". I asked if anyone out there would like to send me a few photos of one of their rooms and we could all put our heads together and offer ideals for change. I ask that everyone be honest, but respectful of "D" feelings. (N0 TROLLS) here !

"D" told me that she has some big events coming up and would like to make some small tweaks right away, but later she has plans for lots of change. She has her own ideals that she did not share with me, wanted to get fresh ideals before sharing her own . . .

So take a close look at "D's" space. What would you do if it were your own ? Share your ideals and let's see what a few bloggers can come up with.