Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
However, if I had my choice, and we DID enjoy the spooky day, I would much prefer to throw a nice dinner party and set a festive fare, like the one below.
This one's from Pottery Barn and is so simple, but looks really cool.
Have a Spook-tacular Day!
Friday, October 24, 2008
As the main floor has a vaulted ceiling, open to the loft above, there is a ledge that runs along the entire top of the room:
( I know, it's hard to tell by the photo, especially since I don't have one of the actual ledges, but you get the idea. Oh and the photos are from construction, so that explains the mess :) )
I want to just run something simple like garland around the whole thing. I was thinking something like this Blue Spruce garland could just rest upon it. For the one space in the corner that is large enough for some actuall decorations, I am still up in the air as to what to place there.
The rest I am still working on.. but that's my plan thus far.
Here's what we have slated for the weekend: tonight I work. Boo. Cory wants to have some friends over as well, so I will have to be social while we have some friends over for drinks. Tomorrow and Sunday: I have them off, and have no plans. Cory works, so I will be left to my own devices and will probably use that time to get some studying done for my course.
Hope everyone has a great weekend and let me know if you have any great idea for decorating.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
As one of the first things you see when you enter, this room left much to be desired. Especially since they decided to paint all the main floor cupboards yellow and green AFTER she signed the contract.
This is still in the construction phase... but WOW!!! Looks 1000 times better. Love the switch to tile, the paint color and the gorgeous vanity with glass sink!!
The upstairs main bath wasn't much better, but at least it had double sinks!!
This is what she turned it into!!!! WOW!!
What's even better is that the whole vanity and granite countertops cost $375.00 at Costco!!
This really wasn't soooo bad, just a little dated and boring...
I can't wait to see what this bathroom looks like when it's all finished with towels, shower curtains and accessories!!!
The builder's beige walls and matching ugly carpet left little to be desired
Look at those gorgeous floors!!! I have to say, that wherever we end up buying, I am ripping the carpet outta my bedroom!!
Looks ever better with the baseboards and trim painted a fresh coat of white. ( Please note the furniture was just moved in - this is not how it will look)
While this room is a nice size, the blah-ness of it, made it feel kinda yucky.
New paint, trim, baseboards and floor make this room so much more lovely and fresh!!
This room is kinda blah before.
WOW!!! This would be a perfect little office/den.
Did I mention this is my favorite color ever? It looks so sharp with that floor and trim!!
I'm really loving her progress so far, and I will keep you posted on the progress!!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
But homes, with nice young couples, working on a realistic (or non-existent) budget, who probably did most, if not all the work, themselves.
Better Homes & Gardens featured this beautiful Craftsman :
What a cute little house, I would love to see this decorated with a bunch of pumpkins for the holidays!!
This room is great, but so easy to create. I love the color scheme!! It reminds me a lot of my own living room.
I love how they accented the fireplace by painting the detailing a contrasting color. Oh, and the artwork above? Yeah, they painted the stripes on black mattes!
What an elegant dining room!! They splurged on their chandelier, but scrimped when it came it furnishings - those chairs are vintage finds, recovered!!
I am loving the look of this (walnut?) sideboard!! Exactly what I am looking for, in my space. What made the most of this room, was the use of paint, which they accented with chair railing. As well, they used silver paint directly on the wall, to make the 3-D art pop.
The guest bedroom, is exactly how a guest bedroom should look, cozy, comfy and unfussy. Oh yeah, they also made the headboard themselves!!! Including the fabric-covered buttons!
I love how the stripe fabric adds a masculine edge, when paired with the salmon colored bedding and neutral but floral pillows~
Monday, October 20, 2008
Item Price Quantity Sub-Total
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Item Sub-total Quantity Total
~ Ivy Green Upholstered 3-seater Sofa $599.00 1 $599.00
~ Ivy Green Upholstered Chair $399.00 2 $798.00
~Mahogany Finish Armoire $499.00 1 $499.00
~Mahogany Finish Coffee Table $229.00 1 $229.00
~Mahogany Finish End Table** $149.00 1 $149.00
~Neutral Filigree Rug $189.96 1 $189.96
~Oil-Rubbed Bronze Floor Lamp $64.88 1 $64.88
~Oil-Rubbed Bronze Table Lamp*** $49.88 1 $49.88
~Handwoven Willow Bookshelf Basket $14.00 2 $28.00
~Floral Throw Cushion $14.88 2 $29.76
Grand Total: $2636.48
This price was based on what was in the picture... here's what I would add:
Additional End Table & Additional Table Lamp, which would bring the total of the entire room (less picture, magazine holder, throw and plant) to : $2835.36!!!
I think that's a hell of a deal!!!!! I actually think the room looks pretty great!!!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Same set, looks much more grown up in the new space.
I was the most happy with this room, even though it wasn't completely finished, I loved it!!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Not usually the type of kitchen I'd associate with Sarah, but very warm and inviting!!
A cozy little dining area next to the fire. Notice there is a lot of pattern here, which Sarah said is uncommon for her, but she went wild with it here!!
Here is a typical Sarah Richardson Master Suite - glam to the max!!
and a beautiful, matching En Suite to go with!!!
Friday, October 10, 2008
YAY For Victorian Homes!!
Looks a lot brighter, and more open than the exterior alludes...
What a neat-o dining area in what looks to be a turrett!!!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
This time around, she's doing the guest house in her Beverly Hills guest house, featured in Domino and making it POP with color.
This is probably a little much for me, but there are some cute pieces, like the little side table !
It's a guest house so this kitchen probably isn't used to much, but it would be nice to set out a little continental breakfast for your guests on days you are working.
I like a vignette that is piled almost to the point of excess but still looks amazing!
Holy cow!! What a difference some fabric can make!!
I love love love this!! Probably would never do something this saturated though. But these colors are fantastic!!!