Sunday, March 29, 2015

Paint Choices

Little fingers helping to hold up colors

My helper for the day agreed with my choice
I have used Benjamin Moore paints for my houses over the years. My go to color is Linen White , which I painted my walls (to see on Benjamin Moore site click here) linen white
and Simply White, which I painted the trim, in my old house.
simply white

 I have added some blue on an accent wall, Foghorn Blue and in the guest bath and Craft Room/guest room silver Cloud.  In my old house I painted Silver Cloud in my craft room.  I can't wait to get my stuff in the new house.  I do love yellow with this color and Pairs Gray Anne Sloan painted chairs and frame!

My favorite colors : blue and white
Simply White in the Great Room
Blue on the Outside
Oh I wish it was mid April! Time for our move in.


A Stroll Thru Life

Friday, March 27, 2015

Lights, lights, lights

We are now on to lights at the house. I had great input from all and had inspiration from some great sites. We went to Sierra Nevada Brewery and found so great inspiration!
This industrial hanging lamp is great

 Can you count how many bear bottles are in this chandelier ?
Anyway, back to the task at hand. We delivered the lights we had, my vintage ones plus the ones I found on line at Wayfair, Pottery Barn and Lamps Plus. 

my wedding cake chandelier, my friend Cindy found this for me many years ago. This time it is in my guest bathroom. 
This crystal chandelier is from Spain and hangs in the master bedroom. 

 This sweet chandelier hangs in our little sitting area off the kitchen. 
 Sorry about the lighting but this pendantlight is from the fifties and I painted it old white Anne Sloan paint. 
 Now the largest chandelier is in the dining room. I got this from Wayfair and didn't open the box for a month. I found I ordered gold instead of  parison white. So, what's a girl to do!  I painted it with my Anne Sloan paint. We will see if it's to big. 
 This light is in the laundry room and hallway. This is from Lamps Plus. 
I am waiting for the Pottery Barn pendants over the kitchen and the sconce over the sink. 

I am anxious to show you the finished project. Hopefully, fingers crossed in 2 weeks. Of course, it will be a mess for awhile but I can start unpacking!

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Flooring choices

I wanted to give an update of our house. I have obsessed over the details. In our 40 years of marriage we have had older homes. We have never built. I was the one that said oh I can handle all the details and not to worry. Famous last words...  But now that we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, I just can't wait to get my stuff in this house!
 The kitchen cabinets are in and I am so pleased.  I picked a glazed antique white. 
granite countertops will be in next week. 

 The guest bathroom is a basket weave with a gray square and gray grout. I saw this at a house I went to see cabinet design at. I feel in love and took my cell phone pictures to our local tile company, WNC Tile, and hunted the tile down. 

This is the house I visited. I loved those cabinets as well. 

 This is the master bathroom tile. Again grouted with a gray. Thanks to the design expertise of Joanna Gaines from Magnolia Homes. And no I didn't have a consult. I think I have stalked her blog, pictures on Houzz and watched every Fixer Upper show 4 times!

 Laundry room floor. We have a small area but it will be so nice to finally have it inside the house!  

One last floor is the screened in porch. Oh yes, a peak of the siding!

  I am so thrilled with this porch. I have always wanted a screened in porch.   I have a few ideas on the floor finish. I will use Ann Sloane chalk paint or a stain I saw on Southern Hospitality. I have been following her friends progress on the lake house build.

The Charm of Home

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Sweet Dreams

Bedding is such a luxury. Picking the right linens can make you feel like a queen. I love a peaceful room. I found these fun pillows at Homegoods. I saw an article recently that sleigh beds are passé. But I love mine. Do you love a made bed or a messy?  I love a made bed, it's all cozy when I get in. 

I like crisp white bedding with soft sheets and vintage pillow 

A mix of spring colors in  my old guest room makes me long for a warm day!

This lovely bed is at my fav shop, Screen Door.

Now. I need under the covers. "I looked at this lovely bedding shop~ Parachute Home" . I looked at sheet sets and fell in love!
I love their sheets and duvet covers!
All bedding is woven by expert craftsmen, designed for longevity and will get increasingly
 soft with use (Don't you remember your moms and grannies soft sheets and the smell of fresh laundered
100% long-staple Egyptian cotton made in Italy
Features 16" deep corner pockets and continuous elastic hem
Machine wash in cool water using mild detergent and tumble dry on low
Oeko-Tex™ certified dyes

Now it is time to do a little shopping for my new house and get my beds all ready for all my visitors
Please stop by Parachute Home and check it out!
Joining these lovely friends.



Thoughts from Alice

Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home