Friday, April 29, 2011

"Blue" My favorite Color (NOT)

Most of you know my fear of blue used in the interior of a home. But I have come to understand that any color used in the right situation can be beautiful. Cheers to blue !

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

My favorite little bunny . . .

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Bold and the Beautiful

The trick to using bold color in a space is to use lots of it. Each color has to balance out the other. So if you are thinking about some bold color for your own castle , be ready to commit. This is not an area to dip your toe . . . You have to be willing to dive !

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I will be back soon.... I promise.

I have most of my spring clean up done. For the first time I have poison ivy ! I have never gotten it before. . . We are going to have to get a new liner for our pool, they have doubled in price since our last one 8 years ago.

Miss you guys !

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Style Maker ~ Terry Browder

If you find yourself in Abilene, TX in need of a place to stay, be sure to check out "The Sayles Ranch Guesthouse" owned by Terry and Laura Browder. The Browder's buy free standing homes and after Terry works his magic, they rent them out. A Texas style B&B . . . This one was named "Cotton Eyed Joe", I love that table and the clever way Terry hides the flat screen , the walls, the raised ceiling ect. But the star of the home for me, has to be the floors !
I love Terry's approach to design . . . " I am not in to just buying stuff off a showroom floor and most of the stuff I use is either antique or just plain junk. I wouldn't know Lee Jofa from Lee Harvey Oswald . . . often the deciding factor in how a room , or even how a house comes together is determined by what I find."

He claims that his work is very much like Forrest Gump . . . " it's like a box of chocolate, you never know what you are going to get." I bet no one thought they would get walls lined in old book covers. No, I bet they did not, but then they did not know Mr. Browder !

Terry claims that decorating is just solving challenges until you get it right. None of it is very sophisticated, but it causes one to stretch their mind and come up with creative solutions.

I love how bold and creative he is, always willing to take chances. Terry has the magic and to see it up close and personal , why not take a road trip to a little place called Abilene. I'm sure you will leave feeling very satified indeed. Tell them Vicky sent you . . .