I grew up in a small southern town where…in it’s day…furniture manufacturing was a way of life. My Dad (as well as other relatives and later my brothers and brother-in-law) worked in the furniture industry for nearly 40 years.
The Market aka The Highpoint Furniture Market has been a household term my entire life.
I’m sure this history, coupled with creative influences from the women in my life and growing up with a grandfather who made furniture for a living influenced my decision to become an interior designer.
Yet…I have had the same sofa for over 21 years. Through 3 houses…4 kids…up to 3 dogs at a time and only reupholstered it once.
To say it showed it’s age is a gross understatement.
Since all three pieces of furniture in our living room had some sort of hole, wear or tear…new furniture was long over due. Continue reading →
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.
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.
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.