I’m finally giving the neglected master bedroom some attention. I’m so tired of having a half-finshed bedroom! To that end, another thing my mom just finished up are these drapes. (She’s been busy! There’s even more after this elsewhere in the house to show you later…..)
Originally I thought I just wanted plain white drapes but with the white roman shades, it felt a little lackluster. It needed a little oomph. I looked high and low but couldn’t find any that I liked so I knew I had to do something custom. So then for months I played around with different ideas and finally settled on a white linen drape with a blue bottom border and tieback.
We just used a white linen/cotton blend and some blue cotton for the border and ties. I’m crazy about this shade of blue – it’s a little lighter than in this photo and has a slightly more purple hue. It works really well with the Benjamin Moore Bunny Gray paint on the wall.
I have a few more tweaks to make and then the bedroom may actually be ready for a reveal! What!
(Photos: FROM THE RIGHT BANK)
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Stuff’s gettin’ done at home, people and that can only mean one thing. Yup, my mom is in town! Amongst all the stuff she brought (which I always tell her not to bring), she brought yards and yards of this yellow fabric:
She basically said this fabric is awesome and we should do something with it so she brought it with her. It really is great fabric. A super soft and comfortable cotton with a little bit of stretch. So I looked around the house and said, “What about a slipcover for the sofa in the family room?” Well, being the woman who can make anything out of anything, that’s exactly what she made. Freeform. Seriously. No patterns or anything. How did this apple fall so far from the tree? I mean I can barely sew on a button. (I wonder if Alexis Stewart feels like I do?) Anyway, ta-da:
A couple of days ago, we had the most beautiful weather and it totally felt like spring so I’m really feeling this yellow now. Well, you know what this means. Time to redecorate the family room around my now new yellow sofa! Let the fun begin!
Mom’s also working her magic in the master bedroom which I’ll show you next week.
Before I leave you for the weekend, let me say for the last time, the Inspiration House is open through Sunday (it’s the last weekend) if you’d like to come and have a look see.
Enjoy your weekend, everybody! See you Monday!
(Photos: FROM THE RIGHT BANK)
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I am so excited about this pair of Parsons stools I found for the mint and gold girl’s room I’m working on, I just have to share them with you.
Aren’t they perfect? These are not that easy to come by so when I found them on One Kings Lane last week, we jumped on it.
I’ve always loved the versatility and classic shape of these stools and I could use a pair in my living room so it was one of those “This will be great for project X but I’d really like to keep it for myself” moments. It’s an occupational hazard as I always say. So after these were purchased, I did some more looking around and found these on 1stdibs that I really like.
I die over these (look at the brass feet!) but they’re already sold:
I love the tufted seat on these:
and these are really fun:
but the colors are not right for my living room. So, the search will continue…..
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This is my friend Bradley’s very cool midcentury home. A while back I helped him create this art wall in the basement lounge using pieces he already owned:
We both love how it turned out but he won’t be enjoying it too much longer because he’s selling his house! (Is it just me or does it seem like everyone is selling, buying, moving or looking to move theses days? It’s giving me ideas!) Anyway, as you can see there’s a lot of design goodness going on there.
In case you’re in the market, you can view the full listing here.
(Photos: Domo Realty)
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Every so often, I need a good dose of white or neutral interiors and El Palauet not only provides that but amazing architecture too.
I can’t even handle this window.
Or this ceiling:
or this one:
or this one:
or the one peeking out from the room on the left:
The architecture is so distracting, I almost can’t focus on anything else. But the whole place is pretty exceptional.
It’s one of the chicest mixes of classic and modern I’ve seen lately.
(Photos: El Palauet)
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