Thursday, July 28, 2011

Is This Heaven?

Well we finally bit the bullet and bought a KING sized bed and I am SO excited!  We were going to wait until Christmas/Anniversary time but the other day I was perusing and saw this:

So I clicked "Learn How"! To my amazement I found that this was actually a decent deal on my FAVORITE hotel bed and it was in our budget. Wohoo! So in 3-6 weeks the husband and I will be sleeping on a heavenly Heavenly bed. :)

(Not so) Unfortunately, with this new mattress we will need  a new headboard and bedding. Maybe something like this...

House Beautiful May 2010

House Beautiful May 2010
But really, I'm trying to find an upholsterer who can recreate this for me because it is Amazing. Any suggestions? Here's one recreation I found:

And here are a few other upholstered headboards from Decorpad I am drooling over...

The above is from the movie The Holiday.

Our bedroom is actually very similar to this gray color and I'm liking the contrast between the gray walls and white headboard. I'm thinking we may keep the bedding simple (white) like we've got now but we'll see. Im working on an idea board... details to come.

If you have any suggestions for new headboards let me know!

Friday, July 15, 2011

It's Friday, Friday

So I don't typically post at work (shhh!) but I got WAY too excited about what I saw on Julie Richard's blog Shelter that I had to share. I've been talking about needing proper night stands in our master bedroom for SOME time (like 3 years) but have always put it off because what I liked was always too expensive or I wanted to do something custom but it's hard for me to see possibilities in Craigslist items, etc. BUT today on Shelter I saw these:

This company O'verlays makes these Amazing patterns that you can add to any simple, basic furniture and make it one (or so) of a kind! I am thinking I want to do two Malm dressers from Ikea ($70ea) and add the chinese chippendale pattern to the three drawer fronts. Thoughts?

I'm not so sure about whether I want to paint the night stand or the overlay or just leave it all white. Endless possibilities!I'm sure the husband is going to be super excited about me taking on another project.... We'll see what he says.

Monday, July 11, 2011

I LOVE (some) Junk Emails!

Very rarely do I appreciate being bombarded with unsolicited emails but today I am grateful! Somehow I ended up on an email list for and I don't mind a bit because they provided me with a glimpse of my DREAM HOUSE! I see houses everyday that I think are beautiful and love to look at, but seldom do I see houses that I love and wish one day to live in. Today I found one house I would be privileged to call home... Take a look!

Yes, I know I'm from Texas, but I can't help loving this East coast (unbelievably charming) home. There is just something so comfortable, yet refined, about the shingle style that immediately makes me feel like I could live here.  

And look how pretty it is at night! LOVE!

The front entry isn't too stuffy and the dining room with the tray ceiling and the built-ins has an antique charm about it.

I am loving the banquette in the eat-in kitchen. It seems so functional and inviting. I think this kitchen is perfectly set up for entertaining. I can see my girlfriends and I in the kitchen making food and talking while the guys are in the great room watching football or something.

Here is another view of the kitchen. The glass front cabinets separating the kitchen from the great room are beautiful! I love the crosses across the glass. The same pattern is repeated in the transom windows around the house.

The master suite is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G (minus the leopard print)! First it's huge, second it has a fireplace, and third it has the amazing sitting area right when you walk into the room. 

I'm pretty sure I could spend countless hours in a room like this reading... or just doing nothing.

Nothing too special about the Master Bedroom, but it's Big with enough room for a sitting area.
The Master Bath is a great size with a full vanity and a screened in porch to take your morning coffee on. Yes, please!

The downstairs floor plan:

 The upstairs floor plan:

So if the husband and I win the lottery in the near future you know what we'll be doing with the winnings. And for the time being this Dream House will remain a dream. In the meantime, I will do what I can to transform our current house into something that almost, kinda, could possibly resemble this amazing home! Wish me luck :)