Tuesday, January 31, 2012

"Enter" here!

I've had a lot of crushes in my life, but never did I think it was possible to have a crush on some hardware for my home. Well, yesterday while perusing Anthropologie, I came across these doorknobs and my heart skipped a beat! I immediately fell in love!

How cute is that?
It got me thinking about how easy it is to add personality to our homes without going to a lot of expense. To put our own stamp on things! I would love to add these to my powder room door. It would be in a prominent place that would be visible to all and it would add a bit of whimsy that I think most would enjoy. How could you NOT smile every time you see them?

I also came across these rope handled pulls.
I love the rustic look of the iron and jute!
These would be a great addition to a dresser in a boy's room or in a nautical themed bathroom.

How about these for an equestrian theme?
Equestrian Hardware
Going outside the box, so to speak, in decorating can add so much to a home for little money and add big impact in a way that is uniquely YOU! It lets us create a home that is inspiring and creative. After all, isn't that what we all want?

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Shopping the house brings a new look for 2012

I consider January a rebirth of sorts and that can be reflected in my decorating! After all the Christmas decor has been put away, I see the house with new eyes. I usually do some editing here and there by moving things around from one room to another, changing it up a bit until I am satisfied with the new look.
For starters, I decided to take the drop cloth I had bought months ago out of its package to place on the sofa to see how it would look if I were to get a slipcover made.

Here is the sofa before
...and the after
I LOVE how it looks! Mind you, this is only tucked in here and there to test things out. It is not a finished product. Although hard to see in this photo, the drop cloth itself is a little too gray for the look I was going for, but it did give me a sense of what the sofa would like in a lighter solid color.

As you know, one thing leads to another, so if you look closely, I changed the vingette on the coffee table also.  I placed a large moss ball inside an iron urn and placed it on a silver tray and added two tall glass candlesticks. Although subtle, the small changes seem to make a big impact!
Of course, I then remembered the blue ticking table square I had bought last year and never used. It got layered over a burlap cloth I had on this table.



Loving the new changes! I added a group of family photos and a mercury glass candlestick for some sparkle. I love the mercury glass with the blue!
So there you have it! A whole new look and it didn't cost me a dime!

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

A Holiday Re-Cap

While I'm out scouring the stores for the perfect shelves for my master bath, (see yesterday's post), I will entertain you with pictures of my home during the holiday's! Enjoy

Wishing you ALL a very

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Why didn't I think of that?

I was catching up on my blog reading today after a little hiatus from blogland when I ran across this picture of a newly renovated "closet" on the Cote De Texas blog.

It was all the inspiration I needed for my own bathroom! Shelves! It suddenly hit me! That's  what was needed in my own master bath! I have been living in this house going on nine years and the wall above my tub has always been there...empty! I couldn't figure out what it was that I wanted there. I had considered a circular metal wall thingy that held votive candles a la Pottery Barn and the obvious piece of art but for some reason the other REALLY obvious idea of shelves never crept into my brain. Until I saw this!  Stay tuned...I'm heading out today to make this my first project of the
 New Year!
 Happy New Year everybody! Woo Hoo!
 ( sometimes it REALLY is the little things that make us happy!)

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