Loving the Simplicity 

of this Window Treatment.
Relaxed Roman over Standard Roman

Softer than a cornice, but structured just the same.
Soft. Warm. Perfection.

Loving the Simplicity
of the narrow cabinets, with small sinks.  
Wonderful use of a tight space. 
It's really all one needs.

Note to Self.
Simple does NOT mean Boring.

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.



Old ... is new Inspiration to Me!

This past weekend I had the WONDERFUL opportunity to read some magazines.  I love blogging, y'all know I do.  And the inspiration ... it makes my day to catch up with favorite bloggers and see what DIYing they are up to, what they cooked for dinner, or just getting to know them better.

But the Magazines.  There is something about the rag that holds me captive.  Some people save their copies for years.  I am a RIPPER!  I try not to destroy them, but I find favorite things and before I know what has happened ... RIP!  

I do keep a notebook of my favorites RIPS ...  I should put more on Pinterest.  But I am a toucher.  A feeler.  And want to do it over and over again!

Here are a few of my favorite images from this addition of Traditional Home.

What draws us in?  Do you know what really makes you smile?

Here's what really strikes me when I am looking for inspiration:

Window Details and Floors ... 

Neutral? Yes, but look at the subtle color in the chair fabric and the texture in the wooden table that brings in the warmth ... and can't you just FEEL the linen on that stool? ... 

And here, if it weren't for the happy punch of Color and Gloss this dining room would be BORING ... but no snooze here ... 

  I like so many styles, so it makes it very fun for me to really look at the images that I have ripped away and discover what draws me in.

What draws you in?

Making the World More Beautiful ... One Room at a Time.



Ice Cream and Windows!

There is a lot of ANGST in my house right now.  The kids are  about to revolt.  Ice Cream has been taken out of the lunch room.  Seriously?

It all started Wednesday, the first day of school.  Sammy came home in a huff.  "I wanted a cheeseburger today and was told that we can't have cheese anymore.  It is fattening!!"

I kind of shook it off ... and said well, they are trying to be a little more healthful.  She retorted with this ... "they have taken away everything ... now they even serve us WHOLE WHEAT pasta?"  Can you even imagine a thing more horrifying for a girl who LIVES on ... I'm sorry, I'm probably a horrible mother ... but WHITE FLOUR pasta.

We moved on ... then Friday came.  WE are not fat mom??? Why are they taking away all the GOOD Food?  Christopher, 5'10" 180 lbs of pretty solid stuff ... plays football and lifts weights.  He is HUNGRY at lunch ... and he could only have ONE hot dog. "MOM! I am starving ... I was only allowed one hot dog today."

Callie ... "We don't get ICE CREAM anymore.  Evidently Michele Obama has declared America FAT and we can't have anymore ice cream!!!!"

Please I am not making a political statement ... just a Mom's view.  My kids aren't fat, they're not unhealthy skinny either.  They are just normal kids ... who like ice cream. And honestly, I'd rather have them eat ice cream at noon in school where they have the rest of the day to burn the calories than want to come home and have it and sit on their butts all night!!

I realize America has a weight problem ... and I applaud the effort to help ... I'm just not certain I need/want it at my door!!!

So ... that is my rant ... here's what else I got done last week ... INstallations.

Meet Alan ... he is my installer.  He Rocks!!

He spends half his life UNDER the window treatments!

Realize this bathroom is looking a little DARK!  However, you get the idea.  My client wanted the light, but you can see that there is a house right outside that window!  She wants light ... not to give her new neighbors a show!

Then a little bedroom Warm Up!

I LOVE window treatments ... The warmth, the color, the life and even the acoustic help that fabric gives.  As much as I try the minimalist, no window treatment look ... I can't do it.  Maybe if I lived at the Beach, I do not.  

Lucky for me, I have clients who feel the same way!  Let me know how you are warming up your home for Fall ... or NOT?