Showing posts with label BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS. Show all posts
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Friday, May 30, 2014

FRIDAY FAVES-OUTDOOR STORAGE EDITION

I really NEED some storage in the backyard, but I'd really LIKE a cute little cottage in the backyard.

MY DOGS MY GARDEN AND MARY

But, if the inside looks like this fun room, there won't be much room for any storage.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

FRIDAY FAVES-LIVING SPACE EDITION

HOUSE & HOME

Some of us call it a living room and others call it a family room.  Sometimes, they are even called great rooms.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

FRIDAY FAVES, CASUAL ELEGANCE

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL (Michael S. Smith)

This room had me at the red checked curtains.  I could definitely be comfortable in this pretty room.  It has some very formal pieces in it, but the checked window curtains seem to bring all of it down to an inviting level.  Not too formal to make a person feel uncomfortable.  I love a wonderful mix of patterns.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

FRIDAY FAVES OCT 25, 2013

 

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BACK PORCH MUSINGS

I’ve always loved Pat’s breakfast room, but it just got even better with new bamboo blinds on the windows and a beautiful new rug under the table.  Don’t you love her painted chairs and that wonderful long table?

Collected Style

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Faves.  I’m having a busy week, so there won’t be much commentary with these photos. 

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HOWELL CUSTOM BUILDING GROUP

I’m on my yearly “girlfriends” trip with 5 of my very dear school friends.  There are normally 8 of us, but two of them can’t go this year.  So, my posts this week may be a little brief.

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HOWELL CUSTOM BUILDING GROUP

Wow!  I love this rounded screened room – the floor and the ceiling are works of art.

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HOWELL CUSTOM BUILDING GROUP

If I had this tree house in my backyard, I might let my grandchildren play in it occasionally, but I’m afraid it would mostly be a retreat for me!

Two-Sided Warmth

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

My posts this week have been prepared in advance, so I could spend all of my time enjoying the conversation and laughter with my girlfriends.  I’m a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants blogger, so I seldom have pre-scheduled posts lined up.  I hope this all works out okay.

THE OLDE BARN

Such pretty double doors, and I like the book rack and the bead board wall too.  Inviting entrance.

LITTLE EMMA ENGLISH HOME

The red accents make this kitchen so inviting, and did you notice the “Ticket Office” door?  Isn’t it wonderful?

LITTLE EMMA ENGLISH HOME

I love blue and white.  It always looks so fresh and clean.  Also loving that pretty little French chair.

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HOUZZ

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HOUZZ

Aren’t those windows wonderful, and I love the feet on the cabinets, making them look like furniture pieces.  The apron front cooper sink looks gorgeous, but I have read that they are not easy to take care of, so I won’t be contemplating getting one.  Beautiful hardwood floor too.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my favorites.  Thank you for visiting, and have a great weekend.  Even though I prepared this post in advance, I can assure you that I’m having a great weekend!  laurie

Friday, October 18, 2013

FRIDAY FAVES-OCTOBER 18, 2013

I am having problems with my computer.  Grrrr!  I had more faves in the draft of this post, but my computer shut down, and I lost several of my posted images.  Our grandbaby has doctor appointments out of town, so I am keeping his two older sisters.  Life is kind of hectic, so I didn’t have time to go back and reconstruct the post.

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SWEEDISH DEKOR

I could live in this outdoor space.  I love that huge fireplace (another mantel to decorate!).  I think the floor is scored and stained concrete, which is what we did in our family room and sunroom, and I love it.  All of the ceiling angles are so interesting.  I am wondering if that massive chandelier provides much light.  I really like that iron frame on the bench, and blue and white fabric is always appealing to me.

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JACK ARNOLD COMPANIES SHOWN AT HOUZZ

This just looks like a cozy place to sit and chat or read a book, or even set up the laptop (well, maybe not my laptop, since it is giving me problems), and do some web surfing or blogging.  You may have picked up on the fact that I love ceiling beams, so I’m usually attracted to any room that has them.  In this image, I also like that window, and the upholstered chairs.

SWEEDISH DEKOR

SWEEDISH DEKOR

The grouping of botanicals on the wall first caught my attention.  I think the blue-gray color of the mats around the botanicals is so pretty.  I like the carved detail on the sofa and round end table too.

 

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

This room makes my heart beat faster.  Those gorgeous wood floors, the wood planks and beams on the ceiling, and that massive stone fireplace directly across from the bed – sigh.  Not one, but two ginormous chandeliers! And isn’t that a wonderful group of windows?

 

AT HOME IN ARKANSAS

AT HOME IN ARKANSAS

What an elegant, and yet comfortable, room for bathing.  All of those deep blues contrasted with the bright whites look so fresh and relaxing..  Did you notice that crown molding?  Exquisite.  Love that painted china hutch used for towel storage.  And to top it all off, there’s that spectacular chandelier!

POTTERY BARN

POTTERY BARN

Bunk rooms always appeal to me.  Although this is an ad, I can just visualize a vacation home, where years of memories have been created by children who bunk together during family vacations.  The contrasts in the room appeal to me.  The white board and batten walls, the rough log beds, those industrial light fixtures, and the big sliding door combine to give the room so much personality.

I’m glad you stopped in to see some of my faves.  Hopefully, I am through with my computer problems.  If you don’t hear from me for awhile, you’ll know that it finally crashed completely.  I’m holding my breath!  laurie

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Friday, October 4, 2013

FRIDAY FAVES-OCTOBER 4, 2013

Welcome to another edition of my Friday Faves.  I’m so glad to have you here.

LIVING WIKII

LIVING WIKII

I love this screen door and the garden beyond.  That door begs to be opened, and that path begs to be walked.  So inviting.

 

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

I really want to paint a piece of furniture black.  Isn’t this a beauty?  And you know me -- I love the symmetrical balance on top. 

 

DECORATING IDEAS MADE EASY

DECORATING IDEAS MADE EASY

Another piece of black furniture.  I love the way this one is distressed, and I also love that it has storage.  I’m always looking for more storage.  Of course, there is another of my beloved symmetrical arrangements on top.  Isn’t that transferware pot gorgeous?  I’m also loving those lamp shades.  I’m thinking the subtle stripes on the wall may be painted, but they could be wallpaper.  Either way, it looks lovely.

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BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

I am drawn to the architecture in this room.  That huge old fireplace, the window alcoves, and the unique wood plank ceiling and beams all appeal to me.  The fabric is a little bit of a surprise, and I love the way it brightens the room.  Isn’t that an interesting piece used as a coffee table?  I wonder if it is a buffet that has been shortened.  The big area rug is faded to perfection, and I also like the two pieces of furniture on each side of the fireplace. 

LEE W. ROBINSON INTERIOR DESIGNER-HABITUALLY CHIC

INTERIOR DESIGNER LEE W. ROBINSON, SHARED AT HABITUALLY CHIC

It may be a little early to start thinking about Christmas, but I’d love this image even if there weren’t any Christmas decorations.  What a great table, and that rounded painting is gorgeous.  Look at the big silver, footed tray-stunning!  And, although I’m not posting about Christmas (really, I’m not), I do love the idea of a Christmas swag framing a picture.

 

DESIGN DREAMS BY ANNE

DESIGN DREAMS BY ANNE

Anne is absolutely amazing!  If she wants something done, she figures out a way to do it herself!  She not only cut out the wall and installed this window, she made those adorable shutters on each side.  There are two hinged panels on each side, and I love the way they add so much personality to this window and this space.

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

This dresser, turned vanity, is so pretty.  Look at those sexy little legs and all of those curves across the bottom.  The painted drawers are perfect for the lines of this piece.  And what about that gorgeous mirror and those sconces.  And… there is the edge of a claw foot tub showing.  Sigh.

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

I love a bay window, especially if the windows are this pretty.  This little seating area looks so cozy.  I might want to replace the wicker trunk with a smaller table.  Did you see that gorgeous, formal molding above the bay alcove?  The wicker trunk may be an attempt to tone down the formality, but I think the rug is successful in doing that, and, in my humble opinion, the trunk might be a little large for the space and might take the informality a little too far.

It is so much fun for me to be able to share some of my favorite images with you.  Thanks for coming to see them.  Wishing you a wonderful weekend.  laurie

IMPORTANT NOTICES:

These are not my images.  If you would like to pin or share these images, please go to the original site (click on the image or the link under each image), and share from that site.  Thank you.

If there is an objection to my borrowing a photo from a site, please notify me, and I will immediately remove it.  My email addy is on my sidebar.

If one of your images is featured, please feel free to post my “Featured” button (found on my sidebar), and thank you for the inspiration you provide. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

FRIDAY FAVES-SEPTEMBER 19, 2013

There is no rhyme or reason for my favorites today.  I started out with some beautiful home images, and suddenly found myself posting fun Halloween ideas. 

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COUNTRY LIVING

There is nothing I don’t like about this image.  I love it all – the color scheme, those curtains, that shabby table, the roosters, and the overall casual and inviting feel.

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KNIGHT CARR & COMPANY

Buffalo checked fabrics always attract me.  The unique and gorgeous hutch, filled with Majolica, makes me sigh, and I want the three confit pots on top of the hutch.  The symmetry of the hutch wall, with the framed botanicals on each side appeal to me too.  Although I’m on a mission to add touches of red to our home, and I really like the upholstery on the bench, the bench and the rug seem to not fit with the balanced look of this room.  But who am I to question REAL decorators?  I think my obsession with symmetry is rearing its ugly head.

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KNIGHT CARR & COMPANY

Another of their images that speaks to me --  the long, shabby desk, those figural lamps, the French style chair and a wonderful window.  And to top it all off, a blue and white pot filled with Hydrangeas. My obsession with symmetry is showing again, because I love the vignette on this desk.

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SOUTHERN LIVING

What a unique tub, and it would be wonderful to be able to soak and enjoy a view to the outside – especially if there is a walled courtyard outside.  Isn’t that wall-mounted tub fixture great?

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ITSY BITS AND PIECES

This is when my brain suddenly, and without any thought, switched to Halloween images.  I love this moon face, painted on a baseball, and the funnel hat topping it.  The cherry wallpaper behind it is so cute, and of course, a rooster and hen are always welcome in one of my favorite images.  I even like the addition of an old bingo ball to keep the moon from rolling.

Night of Terror

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

I think this literary nod to Halloween and Edgar Allen Poe is so fun, and even makes a pretty vignette.  I’ve always loved antique typewriters, and isn’t that old clock face a great addition?  I even like the pumpkin-filled wire basket under the desk.

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AROUND THE HOUSE

If you haven’t met Agatha and Andrew and their twins, Hattie and Hugo, you need to go over to see them.  They are house-sitting for Phyllis for awhile, and Agatha is guest posting on her blog.  They are such a fun family, and this week, they are hosting an hors devours party to introduce a Count and Countess.

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AROUND THE HOUSE

They also seem to be enjoying the pool!

LADIES HOME JOURNAL

These tiny, pierced pumpkins look so pretty on the candlesticks.  I'm thinking that scooping a tiny pumpkin out wouldn’t be as yucky as working with a big one.  I hope to try to replicate these this season.  Don’t be surprised if you find a tablescape on my blog, with these pumpkin candles marching down the center of the table.  But then again, don’t be surprised if you don’t find them on a tablescape.  I am great at dreaming of completing projects, but not so great at implementing the projects.

Reminder:  These are not my images.  If you would like to pin or share these images, please go to the original site (click on the image or the link under each image), and share from that site.  Thank you.

If one of your images is featured, please feel free to post one of my “Featured” buttons (found on my sidebar), and thank you for the inspiration you provide. 

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I enjoyed sharing some of my faves today, and I hope you enjoyed seeing them.  Thank you for coming to see them.  laurie

Friday, September 6, 2013

FRIDAY FAVES

 

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BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

These pocket doors make me swoon. 

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A CREATIVE BEGINNING 

I want this wonderful PB knock-off mirror, created by Amanda at A Creative Beginning.  She also made that moss-covered letter “T”, and isn’t that a pretty mercury glass apothecary on her mantel?

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TRADITIONAL HOME

The first time I ever saw a Charles Faudree room (which was years ago, in one of the first issues of Traditional Home magazine), I fell in love.  Every time I see another one of his rooms, I fall in love all over again.  Lately, I’ve been so attracted to the color red, and I love it in this room.  I love that fireplace, the shape of those chairs on either side of the fireplace, and I love all of the fabrics used in this room.  I think one reason I like his style so much is that it looks as if it evolved.  His décor gives me permission to use what I already have, instead of going out and buying all new furniture.  He also gives me permission to have a little clutter in my home (probably a little more than he would advise, but I’m blocking that thought).

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THE COTTAGE JOURNAL

Okay, I guess I’m on a mirror kick, but I’ve loved Trumeau mirrors since the first time I saw one (probably in one of Charles Faudree’s rooms).  Isn’t this one a beauty?  I love the slats on the wall.  The gingham shade on the tiny lamp, and the Frenchy chairs make me happy too.

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RATTLEBRIDGE FARM

Before she moved to Rattlebridge Farm, Michael Lee decorated this charming bedroom in her home, and it was love at first sight for me.  I guess I’ve been obsessing over red for longer than I realized. 

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TUCKER AND MARKS DESIGN

Another bedroom that charms the socks off of me (well, it would if I had on socks).  I’m such a sucker for checks, and I love them combined with this flowery wallpaper and curtains.  And I LOVE those metal arched double doors.  The rustic ceiling beams keep the room from being too stiff and formal.SEPT 6 FF 11

FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE

Courtney’s bedroom is another one that I loved the first time I saw it.  At that time, she was talking about reupholstering that wonderful settee at the foot of the bed.  I almost cried, because I love what the addition of the red plaid does for this room.  Did you see the headboard behind her headboard.  Who would have thought to do that?  And I love that white wood vaulted ceiling and those curtains.  She recently posted about her “Dream” letters on the shelf over the bed.  I can’t believe she cut those out of wood.  I think she should add a “Y”, because her bedroom is definitely dreamy. 

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TUCKER AND MARKS DESIGN

And how about sleeping outside, with no threat of mosquitoes.  Did you notice the ceiling?  I’d truly feel as if I were in a tree house, and it looks like there is a view of a lake beyond those trees.  What a view to greet you in the morning!

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NEIMAN MARCUS AD (link no longer available)

This was a long-ago Neiman Marcus ad, so I can’t give you a link to it.  I love the deep gathered skirt on these bedspreads, and the natural-looking fabric combined with those elegant white, monogramed pillows.  The brown toile covered, Frenchy headboards are wonderful too.  Of course, this is just staging for an ad, but I’d never think to place the beds in front of the windows.  I like it though.

Wishing you a great weekend.  Thank you for visiting. laurie

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Friday, August 30, 2013

FRIDAY FAVES

It’s still “hot as blue blazes” (Have you heard that expression before? I have no idea what blue blazes are.).  But, when I see the wheels on the school buses going round and round, I start thinking of Fall.  Today, for my weekly Friday Faves post, I’m sharing some of my favorite Fall images.

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BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

I’m dreaming of crisp Fall air…

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HYACINTHS FOR THE SOUL

warm, inviting tables…

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JUST PAINT IT

beautifully colored leaves…

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CUISINE KATHLEEN

costumed children ringing my door bell,

AUG 30 FF 4

FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE

friends and family gathering…

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BACK PORCH MUSINGS

giving thanks for our blessings…

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CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT

enjoying Fall harvest as décor and as food,

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CUISINE KATHLEEN

parents shopping for school supplies…

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APPLESTONE COTTAGE

welcoming friends and family to our home…

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BUBBLEGUM AND DUCT TAPE

and getting out the leg warmers!

Reminder:  These are not my images.  If you’d like to pin or share these images, please click on the original site (link under each image), and share from that site.  Thank you.

If there is an objection to my borrowing a photo from a site, please notify me, and I will immediately remove it.  My email addy is on my sidebar.

If one of your images is featured, please feel free to post one of my “Featured” buttons (found on my sidebar), and thank you for the inspiration you provide. 

Thank you for your visit to my blog.  Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend. Yippee! A Monday holiday.  Love those long weekends.  laurie

I am linking this post to Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.