Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. We sure did here at the Farmhouse. We got somewhere between 7 and 9 inches of snow just in time for Christmas day!! It was beautiful. Kit gave me a sunburst mirror for over the bed. I think it looks great!!
I took a couple of pictures while I was doing some Christmas decorating. We are making some progress on the great room. We added these blinds from home depot.

I saw this remodel this morning on Cote de Texas. It was done by Lauren of Pure Style Home. I have been thinking about these pictures all day long!! I think this is absolute genius. I love, love, love it!!

















Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Stehpen Elrod

While looking through one of my old issues of traditional home magazine I came across the home of Stephen Elrod. It's funny how different things speak to you at different times. I don't think this was a favorite of mine at the time but it is definately a favorite now. Stephen is vice-president and creative director of Lee Jofa.









I've noticed that in most of these photos Stephen uses one lamp instead of a pair of lamps. I'm very excited about this because I typically happen across one lamp or can only afford one. I think the way he has done it looks great!







All photos are compliments of the September 08 issue of Traditional Home.




Friday, December 4, 2009

Counter Stools

Not long ago I posted on the need for some cool counter stools. Well I searched hi and low to find chic stools for a reasonable price. Then Thanksgiving was fast approaching and we were going to have 6 extra people staying at our house. I had seating for 6 but not 10! So a week and a half before Thanksgiving I started to panic. I finally decided on the spin stool from CB. Okay great we have one of those about 40 minutes from my house. I'll just go pick those up. Double check online and see if they have those in stock. Nope!! Okay waist a few more days trying to settle on something else. No I think I still want the spin stool. Call CB. They'll be in in about 7-10 business days. But wait that's after Thanksgiving. Of course it is. They finally arrived this week and I picked them up this afternoon. I haven't even taken all the packaging off. I think they will work great!!