Thursday, September 10, 2009

Keepin' It Simple for Fall

I don't know about you, but this year I am keeping my Fall decorating super simple!

I wanted to show you my Fall planters that I potted last weekend for our back deck.
They are lovely in serene shades of green & white!

So Cheery & Welcoming!

Since my life feels so hectic right now, I went with soothing shades of green & white for my planters. The tall evergreen bush and green wintercreeper will stay looking green and pretty all winter long! Talk about getting your money's worth! I can leave them in the pots, or plant them in the ground for year round interest!!

And I'm personally not a fan of mums in general, but these sweet white ones really caught my eye!

Did you know that white blooms in a shaded garden or a garden mostly viewed in the evening really steal the show? It's true! They add a romantic little "glow" to my garden that is just lovely!

I also made sure to place these pots from where I can see them inside as well! They add some cheer to my day, even if I'm sitting indoors :).

Won't you come and rock for awhile with me?
We can talk over some hot apple cider--Yummy!

I'd also like to say a big "Thank You" to my dear friend Amy (ALVN) at Junkologie & Whisperwood Cottage for this awesome Because I'm The Queen award!

I like being queen!

And Amanda at Serenity Now sent me this sweet award too!
Thank you Amanda! :)

And what's more is I was featured today at Tip Junkie!!!
Click on over and see for yourself!

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Master Makeover Continued...

Did you ever see that show on HGTV called "Double Take"?
It's where they take a room done by a real designer, and try to copy the look but for much less money. Oh yeah, that's pretty much what all of us bloggers do, right :)?!!

Well, that's just what I decided to do for my new Master Bedroom Makeover!

I usually come up with my own decorating design, but this inspiration was SO good and the show made it look SO easy, that I thought I'd give it a try!!

(photo designed by Heather Chadduck)

My inspiration (I've shown you before) is the picture above by the wonderful Heather Chadduck. This has been in my inspiration file since I first saw it!

The soft gray-blue walls, the brown toile, the traditional decor with an updated twist....
all fits perfectly with my "fresh classic style", as I like to call it!

Just so you remember, here's my bedroom with the ugly orange-brown walls before:

And after a fresh coat of Sherwin-Williams paint in "Reflection":

And here's my current Master Makeover Update!!!:

Beautiful bamboo roman shades and the most lovely brown and cream toile "curtains" you ever laid your eyes on!


I'm LOVING this!!! :)

It really updates & softens the whole room!

The "curtains" are just fabric cut straight from the bolt and clipped up with the curtain rings.
No hemming or lining done here!
Maybe in the future, but I've got other things to tend to first!!

This same fabric will also be on some euro-style pillow shams for the bed, too, to tie the room together a bit.

In case you wanted to know:

Paint: Sherwin-Williams "Reflection"
Bamboo Roman Shades: Target
Fabric: Laura Ashley English Country Print -- I've found at JoAnn's and Calico Corners (use a coupon for both places!)
Curtain Rod and Rings: Bed Bath & Beyond (a brushed antique brass finish) -- Cambria Collection Adjustable Drapery Rod

My Master Bedroom Makeover is coming along!!

Next on my list:
Making Euro Shams
Framing & Hanging Some Art/Photos

Have you ever had fun playing "CopyCat" when decorating your home?
Tell us what inspired you!!!