Sunday, January 31, 2010
Don't care of those beams are old, new, reclaimed, light, dark, high, low. I'll take 'em. Anywhere, anytime.
Photos from The Apollo Group, Southern Accents, My Home Ideas, House Beautiful (2), Reclaimed Timber.com, Martha Stewart (2), Coastal Living, Re-Nest Blog
Saturday, January 30, 2010
I am usually able to at the very least appreciate designs outside of my taste but I can't even remotely warm up to this. Normally I sit in front of the tv salivating over their annual Dream Home but not this year.
A house out in the middle of the desert? What kind of a dream is that? No thank you.
Stark, boring, bland entryway. Oh wait, are they trying to mimic the surrounding desert?
I have a hard time finding a fireplace that I don't like but they've managed to find one that I detest. This looks like it should belong in the lobby of a Vegas hotel.
Decor like this all over the house. I know they were trying to display local art but bor-ing, ugly colors.
Friday, January 29, 2010
I can think of hundreds of ways to add personality (which is what they are calling them btw - chair personality socks ) to my chairs. How about some paint, fabric, varnish? You know, all those normal ways to spruce up furniture. But this? Um, no.
I came across an ad today from a florist that featured ornamental cabbage bouquets. Why didn't I think of that? So cool and so perfect for fall. Would have made awesome centerpieces as well.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
If you are boiling water on the stove, place a wooden spoon across the top of the pot and it will NOT boil over. No kidding. The wood on the spoon soaks up the steam and keeps the water from toppling over. Try it sometime; it works.