Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Break the Bank or Budget-Friendly Room?

I just saw this gorgeous girls' room posted by my blog-friend over on Full House and couldn't wait even a second to feature it here as well.  She did her twin daughters' room for an incredible price, and I really want you to guess how much it was before you check out the full post on her own beautiful blog.  Here's a sneak peak--I hope you like it as much as I do.  Perfect and precious in every way...

To see the full post click here but don't forget to leave a comment with your guess on the price before you do!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

When the Husband's Away, the Wife Will Play

Last night one of my other decor-addicted friends, Elizabeth, and I stayed up until 1 in the morning playing at our mutual friend Liz's house.  You see, Liz's sweet husband is away for the weekend, so we took the opportunity change up a few things in her house.

Although our main task was to help her think about re-decorating the master bedroom, Elizabeth, who has self-diagnosed Room A.D.D. had us moving furniture in the dining room, living room, and re-dressing the bed in the guest room as well.

The funniest moment, however, is when we headed to the back room, which is currently a laundry room/art space/catch-all, and hidden away, back in the furthest reaches of the house, Elizabeth spies a large, beautiful, antiquey/whimsical framed map of Italy (a gift from one of Liz's co-workers, reminiscent of Liz's family background) and exclaims with delight, "I love this map!  It's gorgeous!"  Liz goes on to say how much she and her husband like it as well to which Elizabeth responds, "Oh great idea Liz, take the cutest picture in your whole house, and be sure to hang it where no one will ever see it!"  Poor Liz, they thought they had found a nice place of honor for it, (behind the kitchen on the way out the back door).  So, we decided to place it in the M.B. and we think it should become the inspiration piece for the rest of the room.

Now to decide on a new paint color for the walls...we suggested a light grey, but Liz was worried about gray evoking thoughts of prisons.  So, here are a few pics (via Houzz) that I hope will change her mind about gray.

grey walls-Turquoise bedding bedroom

Guest Room Redesign traditional bedroom

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I'm Back!

Hello friends!  Sorry for such a long silence, but we've been on a rather extended vacation.  Since the end of May, I've hit the big city (NYC), the beach (Outer Banks) and the mountains (Asheville).  What a treat!  I'm not bragging, I'm really just thankful that I get some time off in the summer, and so I try to take full advantage of it!  Anyway, since we just returned from the mountains, I thought I would post on one of my favorite stores in Asheville....The Screen Door.  They have the most interesting and unique collection of incredible art and antiques!  I try to go at least once every time I'm home--but this week I actually found myself there THREE different times!  I know--I'm addicted.

So here are some pics (you all know that photography is not my gift!) that I took of my favorite booth!  I'm getting some inspiration for the future nursery-to-be...

I know it's not particularly babyish--it's just the over-all impression that I like--certain elements of the room.  So, what do you think?  Could these goodies lead to a nature-inspired nursery that's fun, rough and sophisticated all at the same time?