The Perfect Mix

April 19, 2012 at 8:58 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I have been keeping a notebook of ideas for each room in the house. Lately, Pinterest has made list making for these ideas so much easier! Here are some rooms that are, to me, the perfect mix!

Here is a gorgeous dining room. I love the cow hide rug layered over a larger, more simple one. I also love that striped settee!

I loved this office. I have been known to fall for over the top glam one minute and then over the top rustic the next, but this is the perfect mix. Perfect.

Another dining room with the perfect mix of an awesome rustic table and beautiful pink wallpaper.

Here is a great living room with an amazing sofa!

I am smitten with this window seat. I could nap there.

Hope these rooms bring you some inspiration too!

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Chair Love

April 18, 2012 at 8:51 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

These have been a very busy past few weeks. Work, work, work, wedding, wedding, wedding. Time for projects? Maybe a little. I came across this gorgeous blue velvet chair on Pinterest this morning during my coffee. This office looks gorgeous and I think I’d be much more productive in a space like this, just in case anyone wants to help me out!

Aaaah, peace. Even while working so hard! Have a great day everyone! :)

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Glam Chair Love

July 13, 2011 at 8:25 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Everything in my inspiration folder has been a bit country lately.  I suppose I can blame that on the new (old) farmhouse we will soon be moving into.  But, no matter what style rooms I am concocting, I think there is always room for a bit of glamour. 

I stumbled upon a bunch of lovely chairs at Desire to Inspire (Kim also has a love of chairs), and this shiny, glamorous one stood out to me.  I think I could get a bit of this style to work with some of the other rooms I have posted lately. 

 

The photo was originally from Rue Magazine.  See the rest of Kim’s awesome chair post here.

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A Glamorous Nursery

July 5, 2011 at 12:27 pm (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

N, I’m not expecting.  But, when I ran across this glamorous nursery, I immediately knew what I’d like my baby’s nursery to look like someday!

Absolutely lovely!  The room is from Emily Henson’s home, which was featured at www.anthologymag.com.  Check out the rest of her beautiful space!

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Chic Dining Room Inspiration

June 19, 2011 at 5:57 pm (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I immediately fell in love with this gorgeous room!  You all know I can’t resist dark, dramatic walls.  And when paired with another glamorous rustic chandelier?  Well, lets just say I was in heaven!

I can only hope to pull together such a chic room someday! Swoon.

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A Rustic Glam Light Fixture

June 13, 2011 at 3:52 pm (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I love the idea of mixing some glamour with rustic elements.  Maybe this isn’t a new idea, but definitely my style!  I recently came accross this gorgeous room.  Particularly, I loved the light fixture and think this could be an easy, yet stunning project. 

 

I found this lovely photo on decor8’s blog, originally from housetweaking.com.  What do you think?  I think I might have to give this a try myself!

see it here:  www.housetweaking.com

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Budget Bathroom Redmodel

May 25, 2011 at 7:57 pm (Our New House) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I recently bought my first home and armed with a tight budget and a big dream I set out to fix the place up.  The house was built in the 20’s and plumbing was not originally indoors.  The bathroom is large, but appears to be in an old bedroom or closet.  There was a bathtub, but because of the slope of the roof, there was no room for a stand up shower without hitting your head.  I had to get creative in order to stay within my means and also make the place functional for everyday living…

Here are a few before shots of the old retro bathroom:

Not only was there no shower, but this baby also had carpet, dingy tile board walls, no outlets, and only one tiny light.  I had my work cut out for me.

I decided to refinish a clawfoot tub and move it away from the wall a couple of feet in order to add a diverter faucet where the ceiling was high enough to stand to shower.  The rest fell into place after that.  All was done for under $1000. Check it out:


Yea, that’s right, it’s the same bathroom.  Clean, functional, bright, and a bit glamorous.  My own personal dressing room!

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Dining Room Inspiration

May 25, 2011 at 6:17 pm (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I found this dining room photo on flickr and just couldn’t resist showing you all.  This room is just awesome!  I love how elegant and glamorous it is, even when paired with the rustic wood table.  I love the mirrors on the table; what a simple yet glam way to dress the room up.  The wall paper makes the room bright, but still in the shades of gray that I love right now!

untitled photo by uydurrukcu on flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/uydurrukcu/5033782889/

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The Start Of A New Project

February 17, 2009 at 9:34 am (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

The other day I wrote about how we wanted to make a mini bar area in our home.  I showed pictures of other people’s re-purposed bar areas that we loved.  But, after much discussion we decided we liked the look of a closed cabinet for this kind of thing a little better.  With all of my inspiration in hand, I set out to plan my own mini bar project.  Yes, we found the perfect (we hope!) cabinet for the job!  A Craigslist post led us to the Maple TV Cabinet.

tv-armoire

I see much potential in the armoire!  (We don’t actually pick it up until Thursday.) I plan on first painting it a high gloss black.  The back inside of the cabinet with be lined with mirror and wine and stemware racks will be hung from the inside.  The inside has one shelf, but we are guessing we will make a few new shelves from glass.  I am going for a bit of Hollywood regency here.  Overall, we think this beauty should have plenty of space for our entertainment needs!

We do have one small question, however.  I think there needs to be a flat space large enough to mix the actual drinks incorporated into the cabinet somehow.  I was wondering if the drawer could be used for that.  It might be a bit too low to be comfortable, though.  I was also wondering about making a sort of pull-out shelf inside the cabinet.  Is this even possible?  When I see the cabinet in person I will know if more space is necessary.  Until then, does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?

We are very excited to get the project rolling, so stay tuned for updates!

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