Question for my readers...which do you prefer?

>> Thursday, January 21, 2010

The hubs and myself have very different tastes in decor. I love farmhouse styles, shabby chic, slightly traditional decor. I like bright colors. Think, blues, yellows, greens, light oranges and reds, whites...that sort of thing. The hubs prefers modern looks or heavy traditional decor- dark rooms and gaudy furniture. SO NOT ME!

We are getting around to painting and decorating the master bedroom. We get a lot of light and it's a very big room. The hubs is leaning towards a chocolate brown paint and while I like bright colors, this color appeals to me. It will make the room feel warm and cozy and ready for sleep. But, I am still also toying around with greens, yellows and tans.

I have picked 3 inspirational photos that I love and was curious to get your opinions as to which room you prefer. Leave a comment or e-mail me! I am looking forward to hearing your opinions!


Mantel Mania...

>> Monday, January 11, 2010

This weekend I got around to re-doing our mantel. It was pathetic was embarassing. I felt like it was a bunch of little things cluttering up the space. But alas- an idea popped into my head and I went with it.

We have beautiful light blue walls (Pelican by Valspar) that I was using brown and whites with around the room. But it was oh so boring. We purchased a new rug with yellows, teals, reds, greens and oranges and it looks great now- it gave me the inspiration I needed for the mantel.

Simple teal vases with yellow wild flowers, silver candlesticks with white and cork pillar candles, an oval mirror and some glass vases that I plan on adding some moss to.

Old Mantel (Blah)
New Mantel and shot of rug


Happy New Year...a little late!

>> Monday, January 4, 2010

Posts have been few and far between lately! I was taking a much needed break to celebrate holidays and my birthday and to prepare for the new year. I hope everyone had a great holiday season and is looking forward to a new year as well.

This year is going to be bringing the blog alot of DIY updates and projects. The Mr. and I have so many projects to complete this year that I can't wait to show them off.

Talk soon!