That’s it…

The house next to mine recently sold, it had been empty for a while..for me that means I need to make a move on my window treatment decisions sooner then later. My kitchen and dining room feel more like a fish bowl then a home. I’m going to order the kitchen treatments first, for functionality and the occasional “air-born” bowl of spaghetti {hurled by my son of course}. I need a choice that easily wipes clean. After being inspired by the above image, it was clear that bamboo blinds were the perfect solution. They’re durable, affordable and work with a diversity of styles. I’m ordering samples today from here and here.images: Ruthie Sommers via Traditional Home, Lonny, The Decorista

Found it!

The other day, I took a trip to Zimman’s {an amazing discount fabric store near my home}in Lynn…I was in search of the “parrot” green fabric for my next “home project” – my dining chairs.{which I have yet to purchase} Read my original post here. I was thrilled when I scored the perfect green fabric..discount stores are often hit or miss!Love this look and am going to purchase white Louis IXV chairs.I also brought home a sample of the perfect coral pink; my plan is to design an oversized, skirted ottoman for my living room similar to the one pictured below. { by Nate Berkus }

Thank you, Thank you


I wanted to thank you all for your kind comments on my “ongoing home design”. I truly appreciate each and everyone of my readers!! I also wanted to list some of the sources that you asked for..My home is a mix of vintage and new. I always have to keep a budget in mind and splurge on my absolute “have to have” favorites. Oh and if you live near a Home Goods they just received a great selection of lamps {a weakness for me}. I bought the one pictured below, it’s hand made porcelain. I just loved the intricate details..It’s either going to my daughter’s nursery, which I need to start working on, or my master bedroom!


Sources:
Foyer: Mirror – White Coral Mirror – Ballard Designs
Black console – vintage, I painted it black and replaced the hardware – Muffs Hardware {beware include the word hardware, I made that mistake}

Living Room:
White Chairs – Pottery Barn
Vases – Vintage
Paint Color – Dorian Gray – C2. It’s a light grey with aqua undertones, very soothing.

Office:
Paint Color – Chocolate – Clinton Brown, Benjamin Moore
Foo Dogs – Via Ebay from an Asian store in San Francisco
Rug- Seagrass – from SisalRugs.com – they have great prices

Dining Room:
Mirror – I found this on the side of the road and painted it black {i’m a sucker for road side finds..}
Chair – Vintage- covered in Coral Velvet Fabric. I also painted the legs white and added the over sized nailheads.
Lamps – Home Goods
Gurgling Cod – Sherve, Crump and Low
Paint Color – I just painted this..{well my husband did actually} Turquoise Mist – Benjamin Moore. It’s the perfect mix of green and blue.

Sneak Peek – Snapshots of my home!

I’ve received a number emails over the past few months asking to see some images of my own home! Let me begin by saying it’s a work in progress. As most designers can attest, I can conceptualize a client’s home down to the smallest detail but when it comes to my own home I {as my friend Erin from Elements of Style says} I have design A.D.D.! I know the cause, I LOVE so many styles and objects; it’s so hard to choose one direction for my own space or even two for that matter! I’ll share more photos when the rooms are completed! I’m focusing on the living and dining rooms now {when I can grab a moment here and there 😉 that is…}. Happy Monday! My image board!My Office

My Foyer {this is the piece I refurbished see post here}

{I’m adding a fourth pillow to the right side chair}The Living Room

The Dining RoomImages: Molly Ferguson