Quadrille Love ... and ... No Way!!

Working on a new home ... and I am thrilled to say the Mrs. loves Quadrille as much as I do. Here's a sneak peek at what is happening:

I know ... you want a closer look ... here you go!

Then when just popping over to Quadrille to check out what else is new and I discover ...
Quadrille has gone all COUTURE on us!!

Did y'all know this???  Have I been missing out? I can see it now ... a Garden Party where I match my tablecloth!!  Okay, I wouldn't do THAT. But I would wear a cute dress out of Q in a heartbeat!

I remember once making my Mother and me "matching" jumpsuits for summer out of shower curtain material.  I know.  I'll find a photo and share and we can laugh together.

Happy Wednesday ... make it a great one!




Clearly I have ADD ... truly.  I am trying to do my own MOC and get my sunroom done.  But have I mentioned that I have not been able to offer my family or my guests hot water out of our powder room faucet for the past year? I have a beautiful French faucet.  but it doesn't work.  Well, it gets cold water and the fact that it doesn't get hot water seems to be an issue for some people!!

So remember this ... about 8 months ago I quizzed you all about mirrors and a look I was going for.

It started here ... Before ... WAY before:

This is how it looked when we moved in five years ago ... it stayed this way for 4 years.  I had other priorities and was in denial.

I did get a new light fixture that I love ... and painted the walls grey.  I was trying to embrace the greys ... and in this little space it and I fell flat.  

You know how sometimes the photos don't show up as pretty on the computer as they are in person.  Well ... this paint looks the opposite!  Much better in the photo than in person!!

I am finally tackling the real issue ... the floors ... they are green and I am not really a green person.  

Now that I have accepted defeat and Don is sick of the bathroom not working right and the wall color is horrible and the mirror I got for a song from a thrift store ... well, it just doesn't work.

So hear I go again!!  And I will get it done!  I love this floor and the Quadrille Fabric ... which comes in a wallpaper.

But now ... I want color.  I LOVE brown.  But this powder room needs some light and happiness!!  So I am searching for the same floor pattern in black and white and have decided upon ... wait ... SHRIMP!! Here's a shot of the fabric version.

Powder rooms are the little exclamation point in a home.  They don't really have to match or go with the "flow" of the rest of the house.  I like to make them Happy and Fun!  And full of Color!

SHRIMP ... Which Don doesn't think is pink OR orange. So I am IN!!

Ordering up the Shrimp today ... and will hire painter and tile person this week.  This will get done fairly soon ... unless I change my mind again.  But I am feeling pretty positive about this decision.  Do you agree??

Here's to pulling the trigger, finally! Happy Monday!



Ahhh ... Those Winter Blues!

January always brings talk about people getting the "winter blues" ... holidays are over, bills are coming in and sunshine is limited.  I, for one, definitely feel the lack of sunshine.  However, I've never really been "bluesy" ... until I saw this ...

This Room by the Dallas/New York Design Team, Kirsten Kelli just featured in the Jan/Feb 2012 Veranda magazine has my head reeling ... I want the Blues Baby!!   This sent me on a little blue hunt and reminded me of one of my favorite fabric lines full of color ... Quadrille!  While the above fabric is not from their line it has a similar feel ... here is some Quadrille that will have you wanting the Blues too!

All photos from Quadrille

How can you possibly have the blues in all this fabulous BLUE!!