Monday, August 29, 2011

Wallpaper...






















Love finding wallpaper at good prices!  

I had fun Sunday perusing this website thinking about options for the new home!

Happy Monday!
Caroline







Saturday, August 27, 2011

Front Door Inspiration...



Pink Persimmon Tumblr via Pinterest

...I would love to re-create the above front door look for our new home!  

I can't believe I am showing this as it needs help...but the below is our current front-door "look"...which is in transition:)



...the candleholders on the ground are what I brought in and don't "go" with it quite yet...but the door will be changing color and the current lighting will be hopefully going soon...in exchange for... 


...something that looks like the lanterns in the inspirational image-- hope to find them at a good price soon!  I would love for them to have a slightly oversized look.


Fairfax And Sammons via Pinterest

...I think we will be going for a glossy black door...

BDG Style via Pinterest

...I absolutely adore front doors with some fun color...but don't think I can get away with it in our new home!

Two Birds on a Branch Tumblr via Pinterest


Welcome To Heardmont via Pinterest

I wrote about colorful front doors/shutters here...that I saw on a trip to my favorite city of Charleston

Marcus Design Inc via Pinterest

The new HVAC system started to go in yesterday...the painters have finished prepping the outside of the house and are starting to prime the exterior for actual painting!

..they actually already primed the "portico" in the back...


Once the HVAC system is installed...we will finally start to live there!  It has been quite an experience living in our old home with all of our stuff in the new home!  But we are so excited about our new home!

I am thinking about the entire East Coast and my home states of Virginia and North Carolina right now...

Take care,
Caroline





Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Now...

via Pinterest

Love this quote...great for a Wednesday and actually good to remember every day!

Happy Wednesday!
Caroline




Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Seashells...


I know the summer is coming to an end...but I love a few seashells in a room's decor!  It adds a sense of nature and such a relaxing feeling!  



I found some fun ways to use a few shells in an unexpected way...such as a bookend like above...


...or a way to show off your collections of silver pieces!



...so many types of shells can be used as holders of jewelry or small items...


...and can just make the vignette!


I have a great shell wholesaler...so I keep a good array in the "little store"...


I have written about these before...but just love these shell place-card holders!


...Another great hostess gift, are these shell wine stoppers!


....love a shell mirror as an unexpected touch!


...and anything made of oyster shells like the oyster shell votive holders! 


A few starfish are also nice small pieces to decorate with...





To me, it is always about combining unexpected pieces...and I love mixing in a few shells into any room's decor...such a natural and fun touch!

Take care,
Caroline


*images via Pinterest


Monday, August 22, 2011

Lighting....

SOLD

...lots of great lighting options are in the "little store" right now...  

$295.00
Quantity: SOLD

$175.00
Quantity: 1

$240.00
Quantity: 1

Metal & Wood Chandelier: SOLD


Love these inspiration pictures...

Eileen Kathryn Boyd


the words and images are via Blue Label Bungalow Blog


via AKA Interior Design Blog

...and just a few more images from the "little store"...


Pillows from $65.00- $75.00/each
Picture Frame: $17.50
Salt & Pepper Shakers: $8.00 SOLD
Vintage Coffee Table professionally re-painted in a semi-gloss white: $155.00

$20.00
Quantity: 1 SOLD, 1 AVAILABLE

Vintage French Provincial Dresser professionally re-painted in a semi-gloss white: $510.00 SOLD
Director's Side Tables: $85.00/each
Large Metal Etagere: $165.00

Happy Monday!!

Caroline



Saturday, August 20, 2011

Drapery...

...these chairs will eventually be re-upholstered...

...the drapes are starting to go up!  Yay!!

...lots of stuff all over the floors...story of our lives right now!


...thinking about these patterned drapes for one of the bedrooms...


...or a classic navy...


...and these sheer drapes...with french pleats at the top and puddling at the bottom...for the sunrooms...

Happy Saturday!
Caroline