Monday, November 30, 2009

Design Crush

I received my copy of House Beautiful a little over a week ago. I fell in love with the home of designer Ty Larkin. Everything about his house is my style. I had seen a picture of his foyer floating around the blogosphere but I didn't know he was the designer. After doing a little research I found out that he had his own program on HGTV. I'm not sure how I missed that.























I love everything about this room from the color of the walls to the zebra rug and the lighting. The detail on the curtains is fantastic.





















I love the use of the modern white lacquered west elm desk in this mostly traditional space.




The entire house is absolute perfection. If you don't subscribe to House Beautiful run don't walk to get your December issue. You won't be disappointed!








Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I submitted this picture of our great room to Velvet and Linen this week when I found out she was having a contest with the prize being one of three brickmaker's tables from Mark Sage. Several of her blogging friends voted on the submissions to narrow the field down to 10 rooms. Unfortunately my room was'nt selected. You can head over to velvet and linen to vote for your favorite room. The top 3 vote getters win.

It would be a nice consolation prize to have Brooke tell me what to do with this room. It is driving me crazy. I would like to ditch the rug and change it to something more modern or nothing at all. I bought the wing chair on craigslist and it needs to be recovered. This is where all the TV watching goes on as well and there is really not a good spot to put the TV. But those aren't the biggest issues. All of the furniture was purchased while we were living in Texas. We had both a formal living room and family room in our house there. Now I'm trying to cram 2 rooms worth of furniture into 1 room and it's not working very well. I'd really like to have a sectional with a chaise. Feel free to leave any suggestions you might have.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

This is my breakfast room nook. The red chest is my favorite piece of furniture that I own. In this first picture you can see that through the window is a view of our garage doors and our bevolo lantern. I think the chest looks lonely. It needs bigger chairs on each side of it to fill in the space.
This is a better picture of the area but you can't see the lantern so I posted both. As you can see it is taking a long time to get things where I want them.

Hello chair from restoration hardware. I have had my eye on you for a while now. They are very reasonably priced at $279 each. I'm thinking of asking Santa for you. I've been very good this year! I think these would look lovely on each side of the red chest.


Saturday, November 14, 2009


Kit and I have been married for 14 years. We bought this Thomasville bedroom set shortly after we got married. The lamps were purchases around the same time. I've really been wanting to update the look of my bedroom without purchasing a new bedroom set. I would be more than happy to buy all new furniture but Kit says we have to wait until we've been married 20 years. I started by updating the bedding. I don't have a picture of the old bedding because our hard drive crashed and we lost everyting but that's another story. Just picture a very floral waverly set it was called Lucinda Citron. The duvet and pillow shams are pottery barn. I took them to a local shop and had them embroidered. I love the way they turned out. Then I removed the iron scroll on the headboard. I think I like that better. I've been looking for new lamps for a long time. I really wanted to do the french wired crystal lamps. They weren't in the budget. I found these wall sconces on ebay and the price was fantastic. I really love them. Now I am looking for a sunburst mirror to put over the headboard. Oh and I am not a professional so the room is certainly not styled.