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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Carmens Room Remodel Before & After

This was a little bit of a challenge for me, as I have never decorated a purple room. When Carmen emailed me asking to help her redo this room, and she has already painted it in a soft lilac color, I was a little bit apprehensive. Lilac, Purple, not an easy color to work with. I was excited and ready to take on this challenge. I started by going to Carmens beautiful home, to take measurements, and some photos.
Here are the before:

Move in day. Approximately 6 weeks later, it was time to move in. I searched high and low for the perfect antique French pieces. I was so lucky to get this beautiful antique French Sofa, and we did paint the frame a soft cream. I made the floral and grainsack pillows for the sofa. Next I found this perfect bench that I used as the coffee table, if Carmen wants to put her feet up she can, or if she wants to use the tray to set a glass of wine on, she can!
Across from the sofa, are the most perfect pair of chairs, that we painted in the same cream color, and upholstered in a cream canvas. And I made the grainsack floral pillows on the chairs as well.
The curtain panels that hang, are the linen mini ruffle Charlie Curtain Panels. (you can find them on my website for sale)
Most of our budget went to the furniture, and we had just enough to get a few smalls, and I think this room came out perfectly romantic, just like Carmen wanted. She asked me for a romantic girly room, and this is what she got!
Oh, by the way, yes there is a chandelier, with beautiful glass crystals, and silver charms, that look like rosaries, to hang in the middle of the room. We just didnt get to hang it quite yet.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Work Begins on Opening Full Bloom Cottage inside Country Roads Antiques

This is the room before, we started to do some work, a million holes in the wall, and I don't know if it has ever been painted before. I bought some paint from home depot called creamy white, and it has primer in it, so hopefully it will cover the green walls, and patched holes.
Here are some before photos:

Midway through, we have painted, and thank goodness the paint with primer worked, and we are bringing in some furniture;

Soon it will all be done, and I will post all of the photos of every nook, and cranny for you all. I will also be listing all of the furniture shown in these rooms so you can see better photos, and prices.


I am please to announce that I will be selling some of the worlds finest linens, Libeco Home. It is so luxurious, and the finest quality of hand loomed linen from Belguim.