Showing posts with label living room. Show all posts
Showing posts with label living room. Show all posts

Trouble spot

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Hey yall!  Are you ready for Fall yet?  I am beginning to dream about chilly football Sunday's eating chicken and dumplings. Just the thought of Fall has my decor brain wheels a turning!  I guess the hot weather clogs that part of my brain in the Summer.




Don't worry!  This blog post is not about Christmas.  I am not jumping ahead that far.  I just wanted to show the full teal accent wall with the buffet cabinet on the left and the desk on the right.  

I struggle with how to decorate the left side outside of the Christmas season.


Above is a picture of the current mantel styling.



This is the current decor on the cabinet side, but it just does not do it for me.  I love the mirror, the tall white statue thingy (what do you call one of those?) and my Reader's Digest books.  Everything else can be swapped out. I had it decorated as a bar of sorts but now I have a bar cart.  Plus we don't even drink liquor.

What would you suggest putting on top of the cabinets? 


Million Dollar Model

Thursday, March 26, 2015

We toured a gorgeous model house by Ashton Woods in Greys Landing  over the weekend.  We were all ready to move in and call it home. One small problem though, it was way over our budget. I will let the pictures do most of the talking.



When you first walk in the first room you see is the office.


Then to the right is the Dining Room.  I love the double chandeliers and the candle sconces.

Butler Pantry

Through the back hallway you pass through the Home Management Area. That name cracks me up!  



Then there's the kitchen.  One word: ISLAND.  It could easily seat 5 people.  I want like this in our kitchen.  I just need to figure out the layout.  Oh, and can you see the glass cabinets that are backed by windows.

I also love the wood plank ceiling.  The ceilings throughout had amazing details.


The living room with a wall of sliding doors that allow the whole wall to be open to the infinity pool and lake view.


The view. Enough Said.



A close up of the fire pit.  Who wouldn't want to hang out here?


All images by Mike Drolet.

Tomorrow I will show you the upstairs.  What's your favorite room so far?


DIY Velvet Tufted Storage Ottoman

Monday, August 11, 2014

Prior to moving into our new house, I kept seeing beautiful, tufted velvet ottomans that I thought would look amazing with our grey sectional.  I didn't love the price tag $500 and up. Plus, I wanted it to be teal, 36" diameter and have storage.




Inspiration:  




Source: StudioTen25 





We wound up purchasing the Threshold Nolan Round Ottoman on clearance from Target.
We removed all of the faux leather from the bottom and wrapped in the perfect teal velvet fabric that I got from the remnant bin from Joann's for $9 a yard.  I bought all that they had which was over 3 yards, but we have a ton left over.  Handsome Hubs then pulled the table top wood off of the inside of the lid as we couldn't figure out how to upholster around it.  This caused the wood top to crack so we traced the cracked round onto plywood and created a whole new wood top. We were able to reuse all of the foam and batting. The total project cost was $206.  Way cheaper than the custom ottomans you can design at the furniture stores and it is exactly what we wanted and needed. Below is the final product. We completed this project in Handsome Hubby's Parent's NC B&B which is where we lived for 3 months while our house was being built. 

Final Product: