Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Holiday De-Stressers.....

Are you stressed out from the holidays...too much to do with too little time?
If you can, try to relax and enjoy the season...just remember, the best part of the holiday season is to spend time with family and friends!
Here are some pics that will hopefully help destress you...I know it did me!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow.....

Oh, the weather outside is frightful.....
We are still digging out
from 2 feet of snow that fell from Friday night
until late yesterday afternoon!
It's sooo beginning to look like Christmas!!

But, I still need to do Christmas shopping...so, I've gotta start digging out
so my sleigh (that would be my blue truck above...its really my antiquing sleigh) can get to the mall!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

New House....New Decor!

I've noticed that my decorating style has been evolving for the past couple of years. Instead of darker colors I've moved to a more neutral palette giving the laid back relaxed feel that I love.l. My current home has a different vibe in every room..some with darker colors others that have the cottagey feel. This change to a more neutral tone was subtle... but looking at the items I've purchased for my home over the last couple of years it definitely showed that it either had to have chippy paint or rust. With that mind, I've been trying to determine paint colors and furniture for my new house. So, I've been searching ya'lls blogs and several different magazines to get a sense of what I want my new house to look like...now keep in mind, this house is new...and, I've not lived in a new house for years so I've got to give it the look of an old house...that means obtaining some great architectural pieces to set the tone! Here are some pictures that I love and am using for my theme.

Next, I'll show you some paint colors I'm thinking about using in my living room...the painter is coming on Monday so I better get cracking and make the final decision...BUT, its soooo HARD! Anybody have a good paint color to share with me?

Friday, December 11, 2009

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas!

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend....pics to inspire your decorating!

Courtesy of Country Living

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

INCREDIBLE Designer & BLOG....

A couple of nights ago I was perusing some of my favorite blogs and stumbled across the most incredible designer...Brooke, from Giannetti Home. Am I the only person in blogland that didn't know about her amazing blog, Velvet and Linen? Not only is it informative but it has the most scrumptious pics of her designs and her home....OMG, her home is stunningly gorgeous...it has the most fabulous layout with that beachy cottagey feel I love! I hoping to use her home as inspiration for decorating my new home....I have collected many of the elements she has incorporated into her home such as columns, hooked rugs, tole chandeliers, corbels (perhaps not as big as hers) etc...however, I will add my own touch as well! Here are some pics of her home but I would encourage you to check out her blog at http://brookegiannetti.typepad.com/...you won't be disappointed.
Such a sweet bathroom...I'm not into wall paper but I think this pic could change my mind!

I wish my laundry room looked like this.....

I think I've died and gone to decorators heaven! Hope your having a great day...we're suppose to get a heavy ice storm tonight...I think winter has come early to Virginia! I love SNOW but not ICE!