Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Okay, I could NOT figure out how to put the pictures in any specific order, but here are the pics of the new living and dining room! 

Dining Room after:

Dining Room Before:

Living Room after:

Living Room before:

So, what do you think?

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Celebrate and Redecorate!

I have nothing more exciting to blog about so you faithful blog checkers will get to hear about our sudden decision to redecorate our house... all in time for Christmas Eve. 

Let me start at the very beginning. We took a lovely trip to L.A. this past weekend to visit our fabulous friends Kirstie and Nick. They have an awesomely decorated town home. They are seriously talented. The way they put colors together and mix the old with the new is something I lack. But I digress. We got to talking and I mentioned that I wasn't loving what we had done to our new town home. It was all a very pale yellow and the room was pale green, pale, pale, pale. So, Kirstie, being the true friend that she is, busted out the color swatches and totally redecorated our town home for us! We loved the idea so much that we chatted the entire 6 hour car drive home about the changes we would make. I began looking on Pottery Barn (where else? some things never change) for cute design ideas. It was there (on my i-phone) that I found a $200 8X10 wool rug! It was marked down from $600!! We bypassed home to trek out to Stanford Shopping Center to buy one! We are loving the rug and the new colors. 

That leads me to why this is all happening so quickly. I mean, we just got home on Sunday night and we want the entire downstairs done by the 24th. That's 2 days. So, being the gung-ho woman that I am, I began throwing color swatches on the wall first thing Monday morning. Then we realized that we were going to entertain for Christmas Eve and we had these HUGE color swatches all over our wall. Hmmm... well, there's no reason why I can't spend the day painting and finish it tonight so that we can clean tomorrow and prep for our dinner tomorrow night. 

Whew! It's been a busy couple of days, but the rewards are amazing! We are loving the colors and the warmth it brings to our house. I will post pictures once it's done and the furniture is put back so, stay tuned...
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