Category Archives: Living Rooms

Red Damask Pillow with trim detail

Houndstooth, Velvet & Damask ~ Pillows & Window Treatments

Red Damask Pillow with trim detail

If you’re a fan of color and pattern you’re going to love the curtains and pillows we made for Stacey’s kitchen and family room.

Stacey fell in love with these whimsical home office curtains and wanted to incorporate the same sense of color and whimsy into her new curtains.

Drawing from our inspiration curtains we recreated the fun with a large scale black & white houndstooth, turquoise velvet, gold linen, red damask and 3 trims.

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Window Treatments

Aqua & Ivory Quatrefoil Window Treatments

Charming Living Room

My of my favorite projects is working with clients building a new house. The decision making process can be overwhelming when you’re choosing colors, finishes and fixtures all within a timeline.

Irene did an fantastic job with her choices. She had a distinct vision of how she wanted her new home to look plus she is always a joy to work with!

When it came to designing the window treatments for her open concept living room/kitchen we felt like we hit the jackpot when we found a gorgeous aqua and ivory embroidered quatrefoil.

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Bosphorus Toile & Cheetah Window Treatments (3)

2 New Window Treatments Created from Existing Curtains

Bosphorus Toile & Cheetah Window Treatments (4)

Here’s a scenario that may sound familiar.

You move into a new house and bring the window treatments from your old house only to find they don’t fit the new windows.
OR…
You move into your new house and would love new window treatments but being budget conscious and knowing you need many things for the new house you try to make the old curtains work.

But they’re just so blah! And they don’t fit in with their new surroundings!

Today, I’m sharing two new & improved, upcycled window treatments that used to be old and blah but now have a new lease on life.

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Lake House Living Spaces (10)

Lake House Living

Lake House Living Spaces (10)When you think about the fact that this lake house was probably built in the 70’s the floor plan is perfect for the way we live today.

The upstairs consists of a large living room, dining room and kitchen, divided only by 2 walls, and a large wall of windows looking out over the lake. Plenty of space for multiple people to all hang out at the same time.

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Shabby Chic Dining Room (2)

Shabby, Chic and Romantic Dining Room and More

Shabby Chic Dining Room (2)

My SIL Gina’s entire home is filled with eclectic details and her dining room is no exception. But here you will find plenty of shabby chic details as well. Literally. There are several elements you may recognize from the Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic collection.

Gina’s dining room sits directly across the entry hall from the Parlor.

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How to Place a Floor Electrical Outlet

Electrical Floor Outlets and Caring for Hardwood Floors Part 2

Beyond the Screen Door Living Room (4)

My floors have a textured finish with a very low luster sheen while many hardwood floors have a very smooth finish with a sheen that varies from minimal sheen to high gloss.
Low luster/minimal sheen and a satin finish sheen are the most popular choices for residential homes.

Today I’m sharing a few basic tips as well as the products I use to take care of our wood floors.

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