Sunday, July 10, 2011

redone yet again!

I moved around A LOT when I was younger and I can see just how it affects me as an adult.  I need to rearrange my furniture ALL the time and  I like to redecorate as often as I can.
In the past 6 months my dining room has been transformed several times.  From this-

to this-

to now!

It really is endless but that's the fun, right?  riiiight??  :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Favorite things

"Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes, snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes..."

I love for every room to have a favorite thing.  They are the details in the room that just light up my face every single time I see them.  Right now, I am choosing glass knobs for the cabinet in my bathroom and have found some amazing knobs that are serious contenders to be my favorite thing for that room!

This glass knob is classic and beautiful

Prismatic Spring Pull
Anthropolgie has amazing crushed glass coasters, too.  I love the color and texture of this one!

Out of the Blue Design Studios
This knob reminds me of all the glass paperweights my dad collects--  Dust Catchers is what my mom calls them!  This would be a great way to have the craftsmanship of the paperweights but on a smaller scale and maybe not so much dust.   

Personalized Vintage Map Drawer Pull Cabinet Knob - You Pick City
Daisy Mae Designs
These vintage map knobs are just too cool!  I could choose my current city or a city I feel particularly attached too.  Not sure if I would choose Budapest or Nashville.  A very personal detail no matter what your choice!

Tracy Glover

I could wear these as earrings!  They are so delicate and would be such an understated amazing little detail to add to the room.

Favorite things don't have to cost a fortune and are a great way to inject personality and joy to your home!  I'll take pictures of my favorites throughout the house and do another post.   

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

time to freshen up!

I have a little white ranch house with faded burgundy shutters and door.  Sounds awesome, right?  It's been that way for 4 years and it is time for a change!!!  I just can't decide what I want to do, though.  I love houses that have bold dramatic colors but the practical side of me shies away from them for my own home.  With a huge driveway repair coming up I need to leave the house white and just pick a paint color for the shutters and door.  Sounds simple.'s not!

Here is my house as it currently stands- in need of fresh paint on the shutters and a good pressure washing.  What I know for certain is that I don't want another dark color on the door.  I want it to be welcoming and cheerful!

Here are some of my favorite options.

---White with green shutters-
Country Living


---Blue shutters---


country living


---yellow shutters---

I also like white with grey shutters!

Yeah, I know this is an interior but I really love the grey against the white!

what to do what to do???  Any brilliant suggestions?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Like flies to honey

2 1/2 years ago a fun, fabulous couple asked me to pick colors for their new home that was ALL off-white.  They were drawn to earthy colors but not afraid be bold.  I chose a color palette with calming greens, grey blues, a beige as our neutral, deep browns and a fabulous burnt orange.  The house looked amazing and once they moved in their furniture and accessories, the house was stylish and inviting!
Recently they decided to downsize and our initial planning and hard work paid off!  There was a bidding war and the house sold in under 3 weeks.  Making the right decisions early on makes a huge difference when you want to sell your house later!

I suggested that they paint gallery squares on the wall to bring the height of the room lower and make it cozy and inviting.  They did just that and it turned out great!

  Everyone who went through the house raved and raved about the colors.  Like flies to honey!  Can't wait to help them with their new house!