Tuesday, June 30, 2009

flying back to the nest


The "empty nest" at our house won't be so empty anymore!
In ~2 weeks, our youngest daughter, our College Grad hooray will be coming home. After perusing the job market and available possibilities, she has landed an internship at a Graphic Design firm. It's close to home, a great commute for Atlanta only ~15minutes and the best part she will be learning her field in a small business environment.
It's like free grad school!

Of course... this will mean a reason to redecorate! We'll turn her blue and white toile room into a "sky" or "seafoam" and "sand" oasis... a bit more adult and PBish. I still love the toile and will be sad to see it go, but it's time for a change.

Here are a few ideas I found from Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware. RH has a great sale going on right now! Yeah, great fashion for less $, I love a good buy!


















Anyone have any other tips on where we can look for bedding?
I love the seaside cottage look!


7 comments:

  1. Don't buy her sheets from PB. They're like itchy sandpaper. I got ours from the Company Store and they are much softer!

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  2. I like my PB organic sheets, despit Kel's advice not to register for them. I also love, love, love the Haven sheets from Hotel Collection at Macy's. They are so soft, and organic! (They have awesome towels from that collection, too.)

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  3. I have had really great luck with the Hillcrest brand at Marshalls and TJ Maxx. They come in super cute designs and are affordable AND high quality!

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  4. No particular brands to recommend, just thread count, in which I'm sure you already are well-versed! BUT, from a former recent-college-grad-who-returned-to-the-nest (almost 20 years ago,of course), just wanted to say: Treasure this time. I remember it as a sweet combo of enjoying the comfort of home while figuring out that new adult-child interaction with my folks. At the time, I couldn't wait until I'd saved up enough for that first & last month's rent on a place of my own. Once I had it though, whenever I went back to Mom&Dad's to do my laundry, I spent the night, staying up late folding clothes & chatting with my Mom, saying I didn't feel like making the drive home. It was only 3 miles away. ;-)

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  5. I just commented at your friends' blog...thanks for helping me connect with another survivor. Redecorating sounds like fun.

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  6. I've actually had great success with buying linens and comforters and duvets through Overstock (dot) com. Top brands & high quality for very low prices. They offer every thread count known to man.

    Have fun with the redecorating & having your daughter home for a while. Lucky you!

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  7. I love dusty blue for a bedroom. How nice to have her back home again. :)

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