Sunday, October 9, 2011

a new design plan

 If it all gets approved and comes together, GradGirl will be moving to a new place. 
Here's the living room space...
We'll have some painting to do, a few minor fix-ups, and a few new light fixtures to install, but we love a good project! The fun part will be changing up her living room. She's buying a new sofa, instead of using our 33 year old sofa from our first home back in the day. It's this one below, from Macy's, but in a darker shade of gray. Very chic don't you think?!
 And to add to the grouping... she'll have 2 of these chairs but with a slightly different arm and a pillow back 
 A wall unit like this would be great to display her aqua glass collection! 
We were thinking it would all look great with an exposed brick wall on one side...
The brick wall is hopeful, maybe later as a future project. 
We're waiting for final condo approval from the bank and for the repair items on the inspection list to be completed. But... the fun part is to plan the decorating! 
We love that part.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

got all the red out just in time for the holidays! How's that for timing?!

Sometimes projects get put on the "back burner". I know you all know what I mean! We finished renovating our kitchen last March, and in doing so changed the colors in the keeping room. My sofa went from red to green, the corner chair and ottoman went from red to blue. I've had fabric all this time to redo the chairs in the breakfast nook and my desk chair. So... six months or so later I finally got around to doing them! 
Here's the keeping room decked out for fall
I got to play with a gun for this project. 
An ordinary electric staple gun is no match for an air compressor!
Using it was just like on the DIY shows... all that power and simplicity!
I decided not to go with the Ralph Lauren floral fabric I had purchased for the dining chairs, but had enough Annie Selke in two different patterns to do 2 chairs in each. 
I'm really not a "floral" kind of gal.
Makes it more fun and modern don't you think?!
Here they are all together, with our Scrabble game on the table of course!
I did the desk chair in a blue and green bee pattern that ties in great with all the fabrics.

So, just in time for the winter holidays when we typically decorate in reds and greens, 
this part of my house is all blues and green. 
I'll just have to change my holiday decor up a bit too!