A Game of Musical Tables and a New Work Space

Breakfast RoomRemember the game musical chairs? A game that always made me a nervous wreck.

Musical Tables is a spin off of Musical Furniture. A game we’ve played here at our house over the past 8 years as our two adult daughters have moved out…and then moved back in…and then out again.

The moving went something like this…
Courtney moved into the dorm (leaving 3 kids at home), then she moved back home (4 kids at home), then into a rent house (3 kids at home), then we moved her to another rent house.
Kaleigh moved into an apartment (2 kids at home), Courtney moved back home (3 kids at home), Kaleigh moved back home (4 kids at home), Courtney moved to California (3 kids at home), Kaleigh moved into an apartment (2 kids at home), then to a rent house, then moved back home (3 kids at home), Garrison moved into the dorm (2 kids at home).
To Be Continued…

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Cute Cottage Curtains for a Home by the Sea

Floral Curtain with Ruffle & Beaded Trim

This colorful little cutie is headed to The Beach!

THE BEACH…
Best Escape Anyone Can Have!
“Where doing Absolutely nothing Is doing Something”
Where ALL you need is Love and Flip Flops

Just a sample of the many beach quotes I came across while searching for a catchy title for this post.

Just so you know…there are no beach quotes about curtains.  I know because I looked.

All I managed to find was an overwhelming desire to go on vacation…somewhere warm…and sunny…with sand…and waves…

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How to Paint Custom Flower Medallions for Curtain Hardware

Painting Flower Medallions

Today I’m sharing all the details for painting your own curtain medallions like the ones used for Lily Grace’s Princess Curtains shared in my last post.

One of the first elements we talked about when designing Lily’s window treatments was the idea of using medallions for the hardware instead of a traditional rod and rings.

This resin flower tie-back was the perfect choice. Now to make it the perfect color!

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Window Treatments Fit for a Princess Plus 10 Details to Include When Making your Own

Pink & Lilac Curtains for a Princess

Welcome to the powdery pink, princess abode of Princess Lily Grace!

Today I’m introducing Lily Grace. A precious 5 years old, full of spunky personality, a head full of curly red hair and a bedroom quickly on it’s way to becoming Princess-Worthy!

Along with meeting Lily Grace you will also see 10 girly-girl details to consider when making curtains for your own little princess.

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Simply Elegant Ivory Cotton Cafe Curtains

Cotton Lace Cafe Curtain

Builder’s don’t think about curtains.

It’s my job to think about curtains and I’ve come to the conclusion that Builders don’t think about curtains. Ever. Are you surprised?

Have you ever lived in a home with arched windows in a bedroom? A bedroom facing East, South or West?
Have you ever had windows built so close to the fireplace that they must have been part the fireplace design?
Or maybe you have a kitchen window reminiscent of the one above?

Then I imagine you agree with me.

But I digress.

This post isn’t about Builders it about these adorable, simply elegant, curtains!

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Black, Cream & Gold Silk Window Treatments for the Dining Room…with a Twist

Silk Plaid Panels with lead edge trim

I know I’ve said this before but my favorite design transformation to witness is the change that occurs when you add window treatments to a room.

When you dress bare windows with a window treatment, whether simple or elaborate, it changes the mood of the entire room!

This pair of floor length, silk plaid panels are destined to grace a gorgeous set of dining room double French doors that open out onto a backyard patio.

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Patience, Inspiration and Our Living Room

Living Room Storage

What’s your favorite things to read about in blogs and magazines?

DIY Tutorials? Craft Projects? Recipes? Painted Furniture? Room Makeovers? Curtains & Pillows? Please say you like curtains and pillows. :)

While I love to read all of these posts my favorites, hands down, are the room makeovers and home tours. I love seeing how everyone else lives in their homes.

So, if these are my favorites to read why are the posts showing my own home so few and far between? Good question.

Well…for starters we could blame it on my irregular dusting habits, the dog hair covering the living room rug and the three pairs of lost shoes lingering throughout living room and kitchen.

All of which was true on the day I took these pictures. But I slapped on my blinders, overlooked the dust and edited out the shoes.

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Navy & White Chevron, Red Curtain Hardware & a Gallery Wall

Curtain Hardware Painted Ruby Red

Red, white and blue with a twist.

Tucker is at the age where a “big boy room” is just around the corner.  When Misty contacted me about window treatments for Tucker’s room she wanted something that would transition easily from nursery to big boy room.

With pale gray walls and plenty of navy and red accents in the room, Misty chose a crisp navy and white chevron for the new floor length panels.

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