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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Going Bright For Fall

Fall is just about here so of course I am thinking about changing things up a bit.  This is one of my favorite seasons, it is when the temps get cooler and flowers start to bloom again here in the desert.  I am even more excited for those cooler temps because I am going to have the carpet removed and fabulous hardwood floors put down .  They say I have to wait until the temps are somewhere in the 70's so the floors won't be too hot or too cold and warp.   110 degrees won't work, so I am trying to patiently wait.  haha that is a joke I am chomping at the bit.

Anyway, back to the issue at hand.  I am ready for some fall color, so I just shopped the house to change things up a little.  When I get the new floors down, I am going to repaint, change out drapes and make a few other changes, so for now, not buying anything, just using what I have.

231st. Inspire Me Tuesday

Welcome to the 231st Inspire Me Tuesday.  You guys always have the most interesting and creative posts, I love seeing them all. 

Not all of us have enough space in our homes, so small space living is definitely something we need to learn more about.  Chatfield Court shares some fantastic storage ideas for a small bathroom, using every single inch and corner.

Love this headboard.  You really need to go see how The Weathered Door created this gem.

I always love it when a newbie-ish blogger links up to the party.  Marlo and Bill shared her gorgeous dining room.  Love all of her ironstone too.  Be sure and go over and give her a huge welcome.

We have another new blogger - Jo on Legacy Lane joining us with a post showcasing her keeping room.  I adore a huge round table.  This is a fabulous space and be sure to check out the ceiling detail too.

This has to be the most feminine and girly office I have ever seen.  You need to go see all the unreal attention to detail.  So fun!!! Junk Chic Cottage has done it up right. 

Ok, let's see what you have for this week.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Yay or Nay - I Need Your Input

Add trim to a lampshade or not, that is the question.

If you have been following along lately, then you know that I have been on a mission to update my living room by changing out some of the accessories.  Adding a few contemporary patterns and colors along with some trendy accessories has given my very Traditional room a more updated and Transitional look.  I am really loving the new look.

I have enjoyed all the sharp black and white with lots of different colored pillows.  What I have a question about is the lamps.

Here is another picture where I just use all black and white.  Again take a look at the lamps by the sofa and specifically at the lampshades.  (I am replacing the brass lamp, I will show you later)

For now I am questioning adding some trim to the lampshades on the side of the sofa.  They are very pretty white silk drum shades with a plain white ribbon trim on the top and bottom.  This plain ginger jar is on the right side of the sofa.

This ginger jar with flowers and vines is on the left side of the sofa.  I found both of these at goodwill and liked them because they just blend into the wall and in a small room, I liked that.

I am recovering my ottoman and bought some greek key trim to put around the bottom of it, and suddenly thought maybe it would look good on the lamshade too.  (Sorry these pictures are so dark, it has been raining and we really need it.)

 The trim is a really soft beige and white and matches the beige in the wall color and the drapes. Very muted

 I just have it pinned up there with butterfly clips for now.  So yes or no.  Is this too traditional again.  That is what I am trying to get away from.

I would love your feedback, let me know what you think?

P.S.  I have been hunting for new lamps too, I just can't find anything that looks right to me.

Be sure to get all of your projects lined up for Inspire Me Tuesday.  Party goes live this afternoon at 3 PM CMT.  Can't wait to see you there.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Pulling It All Together-At Home On The Bay

I am so thrilled to have Mary from At Home on the Bay as my guest feature for Pulling It All Together.  This lady has talent most of us havn't even thought about and I love how easily she mixes styles and incorporates all of her DIY projects.  I love her comment "I adore a room were nothing matches, but everything goes together."  Isn't that the most perfect summary of eclectic style.  Sit back and enjoy, you are going to love her home.

 Hello everyone! It is so nice to be here. Thank you to Marty for inviting me to join you today. My name is Mary, and my blog is At Home on the Bay. I'd been blogging about our home on the coast of Maine for the last two years, when life threw us a curve ball. My husband's job took us out of New England and into the Mid-West, so for the last six months I have been blogging about decorating our new home in Ohio. My style is vintage eclectic, which can be found in both our homes with our Maine home having a little coastal flair. Budget friendly décor is my middle name, and I love to give new life to thrift store and yard sale finds. I adore a room where nothing matches, but everything goes together. Does that make sense? Today, I am sharing how I pulled together the most recent room I have finished decorating. It is our Cleveland living room.

 vintage eclectic living-room

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Anything Gold Always Catches My Eye

You know that I love gold and can see that wonderful glittery color a mile away.  Goodwill has had a ton of brass lately with that wonderful gold luster that just yells my name.

I found some really super treasures this week too.   I thought this was a gorgeous wall sconce too.  Really large and very heavy.  Love, love, love.
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