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Restored Love

Monday, November 28th, 2011


See my old hope chest? My parents gave this to me as a graduation present when I was 18 years old. A hope chest is what us girls all got as a gift around our 18th birthday so we would have a place to store what we would buy to prepare for our wedding and future household.


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From My Home to Yours: Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011


With a short week and everyone’s mind preoccupied with Turkey and Black Friday sales, I racked my brain trying to come with up a decorating topic that you would really love to read about today. Instead of doing that, I decided to share some great before and after photos from my own personal

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Sneak Peek at Living Room Makeover

Friday, November 18th, 2011

A few months ago, I started a new living room and dining room redesign. Here is what the living room looked like when we started:


Here is a peek at the after:




At first, the client had wanted yellow walls in the room. See how important it is to test the color at home?:


The color

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Versatile Blogger Award

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

I was so excited when I opened my email this morning. I was nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award! My blogger friend Linda Holt over at New Light Redesign nominated me for this

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Working With Bold Wall Colors

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Ben Moore Marine Blue

Do you ever wonder how a designer transforms the walls in the room into the star of the room? How do they design the room around a bold wall color and make it look so gorgeous?

flickr  Ben Moore Starry Night Blue

Look at the furnishings in the photos above and below:

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Fabric Workroom Visit

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Have you ever been to a fabric workshop? I am in absolute heaven as soon as I walk through the door:


Look! Everywhere you turn there are more fabric books to look at:


I love, love looking through all the books. Most fabric workrooms are open and available ‘to the trade’ only, meaning

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