Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Those little things and quiet moments are so wonderful and we should all have a place where we can go to enjoy the peace of listening to our favorite music, read a good book, or just enjoy the quiet.
I found this wonderful old bed at an auction and placed it in front of a window. Just great for watching an afternoon rain or a quiet snowfall. Maybe listening to the spring birds. Ah, I have a good book I have been dying to read....
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
"Big deal," you say! Quite right. The rod had to be custom built with the right curve that brings the center out 36 inches from the screen, just in case a ball hits it and to protect all the other equipment that the client has on a base below it. (hope they decide to build a nice cabinet for that stuff) It also needs to be able to hold all 55 pounds of drapery! That's right, 55 pounds. It's made out of upholstery weight fabric to give maximum weight and resisitence to, once again, keep the basketball away from the screen!
It actually worked out very nicely and reminded me of our "play theater" when I was a kid. Grab the mike in front of the draperies kids! It's karaoke time!"
Monday, March 22, 2010
I would love to spend time at my Grandparent's home, decorated in comfortable Danish Modern, and go on errands for my Grandmother when she needed eggs and other food items that required a "specialist". There was the egg lady and the one I recall with amusement is the berry lady. Mrs. Henrietta Laucke, wife of Elmer, was the lady that you purchased all freshest berries from.
She loved for you to visit awhile before you went on your way with your treasured berries, and I didn't mind so much, if I could sit on the floor. She had fairly new furniture, with the scratchiest fabric ever invented. In the summer I was usually in shorts and that was not good if you had to sit on her sofa or chair. A glimpse of what I'm talking about. It was also the same approximate color 2 shades darker.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Use to a lot of space? Then the new space needs to feel big, even if it isn't. An open floor plan really is a help in that department. However, that open space can have defined areas. The dining room may really be a part of the living area, yet set apart.
As you can see from this view, this home is open from the foyer, through the Living room and dining areas, and if you look closely to the right, you will see it is open into the Kitchen area.
This house feels huge, yet the amount of space is a mere fraction of the old place, and isn't it lovely?
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I have Clients that I have done work with over a long number of years that recently moved into a new home. There is a wonderful bay window in a bed room that just calls for a cozy area to read, so we draped around the whole thing, rather than inside it and around the windows. We used a soft green faux silk and it handled just beautifully.
As you can see, the area makes it's own statement and even the Santa on the table likes it! Just wait to see the rest of the house! Every room has it's own charm and style. Stay tuned!