Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Power of Painted Floors

I was browsing through some Nashville real estate listings and just had to share this one.  The wood floors have been painted white.  Each room really makes a statement and reminds me of an art gallery.  The white paint is a simple change, but really takes this interior over the top!
Check out this barn door!




Thanks for stopping by!  I will have lots to share soon.  Including a great find at the Nashville flea market last month :)


Sunday, January 26, 2014

My Union Jack Rug

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This is my "forgotten room" that is now in transition.  As I mentioned in a previous post, we moved furniture that we already had into this room over 6 years ago and it has hardly been touched since.  And after looking at the pictures I posted, I realized I had to get rid of the rug in there asap.   Luckily, I just happened upon some Union Jack rugs on line recently.

I ordered this rug from Overstock and I'm really pleased with it. It is hand tufted wool.  I love the colors and feel like it will make a good focal point in this room.  My plans are to change this room over to a study.  We have 3 different living areas in our house, which is really more than we need.  Especially since my husband and I are usually the only ones at the house.

 I would love to find a pretty desk to go where the sofa is.  I plan to sell the piano.  In fact, if you are local (Murfreesboro - Nashville area) and would like to trade a desk for the piano, or buy a piano, let me know!

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Addicted To Dish Towels

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I just love dish towels.  I can hardly resist them when I find a design I like.  I usually buy them in pairs, without knowing exactly how I will use them.  That was the case with the above Kitchen Supply towel from H&M.  I knew I wanted to display this towel the best way possible when I remembered how Heather had framed some At The Picket Fence.  Luckily, I picked up this frame on Clearance for $12 at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago.

Organizing all my dish towels and storing them in one place is definitely on my list of things to do in 2014.

My daughter brought these to me from France last summer.

Dish towels are fairly inexpensive and can be used many different ways, besides the obvious.  I've used a dish towel to cover a chair seat, used them underneath plates set at the table, and as table runners and as curtains.  Usually my only regret when buying dish towels, is that I didn't buy more :)

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Repurposing Christmas Decor

It was love at first sight when I saw this reindeer burlap print at TJ Maxx a few weeks ago.  At $16.99, I felt like the frame alone was worth it.  I ran my fingers around the inside of the frame to see how the burlap was attached and determined that I could easily tuck a different piece of fabric on top of the burlap.  This made the price even better since I could use it year round.  So, on December 26th, I added the number print burlap.  Next Christmas, I'll just pull it out and use the reindeer again.

I like to freshen things up a bit after taking down the Christmas decorations.  I'm getting the itch to make the rounds at some antique and vintage stores.  How about you?  I'm seeing some "holes" in my decor that need to be filled.

See my wrinkly table runner? I just got this from H&M.  I definitely need to break out the iron. 

I hope everyone has a Happy New Year!  Thanks for stopping by.

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Friday, December 20, 2013

All About Chairs - One Kings Lane

We were recently contacted by One Kings Lane and asked to try out their Home Decor Resource Guide.   I've purchased from them before, but had no idea about this resource.  There is lots of information about styles and the design history of furniture.  You can check it out at

When picking one of my chairs to feature in this post, I was hesitant to pick a newer chair.  I felt like an older chair would fit the "history" part.  However, this huge chair and ottoman in my family room was a bit like an elephant.  It definitely makes a statement just because of its size.

At first I thought it was more mid-century modern.  The shape and feet of it reminds me of the Sawyer Chair in the Highland Heritage collection at One Kings Lane

After visiting the home resource guide, I learned that nail head trim was used a lot in the Louis XIII and XIV periods.   The use of nail heads eliminated the need for loose seat cushions and opened up creative options for furniture design. 

I bought this chair from a local furniture store last year.  I chose it because of its comfortable design, in order to balance out the less plush (but pretty) sofa in the room.

 It's a great spot to prop up your feet, read a book or have a cup of coffee.

Also, did you know that the idea of creating unified suites of furniture was a completely French innovation?  This was news to me :) I have some yard sale pieces I now want to research to find more about their age.

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