Wednesday, September 26, 2007

What is your lovely style and design?

Karla's house party is over... ... I'm sorry I missed it. I really must pay attention next time!lol! But, I thought it was such a lovely idea... I wanted to go on and share some of 'my favorite' parts of my house too! The above picture shows the sofa table. The top piece of artwork is the very first I ever purchase when my hubby and I first got married... The second piece is actually a quilted square made by my step mother. I think its soo nice..
Here is the view on part of the entertainment center. I have hardly ever have used dried flowers in my home design, but this accents the color way and adds just the right texture. The photo is of 'the cross' made up of some of the wreckage at Ground Zero..

Here is a larger view...Sorry about the glare, but the windows are really the best feature of the little living room. Four walls in the living room are painted a warm lite pink, I actually stenciled 'the tree of life' stencil around the top and wrote 'the Fruits of the Spirit' under neath the trees... I really am a fan of paint... You can add warmth and detail without the expense of wall paper. If you are like me and grow tired of your rooms easily, paint is a nice way to go.
This is the white wall in the living room accented with these two antique maps. One is of my beloved Georgia (where I am from) and the other is Eastern Pennsylvania (where my husband is from).
The sepia tones are nicely complimented with the cream colored mat board and I framed them with a simple black wooden frame.
Can you see the black touches in the living room? Interjecting a smidge of black is a simple way to add formality to a room. A very nice design trick.
Here is another favorite design look here at my home... the bathroom.. We painted the walls 'Dove gray' by Behr premium paints from HomeDepot.. (I just love that place!) I was going for a clean fresh look so I added the white trim and shelving with a few stencils.

Here is a closer look at the shelf. Do you have any old photos? They can add an unexpected yet nice surprise accessory . Here is the ceiling I painted in the bath... of a bright summer blue sky.. I love it, makes you feel you are outside.
I have some more favorite places to share but I will hold myself back and end this post with my bed... I just love it! I recently redid the bedding. The walls are painted a pink again, but this time I stenciled the blue flower boarder.
To make the headboard, I just nailed the chippy white shutters to the wall. Simple and Shabby... it's uneven... a whimsical note.. never take one self too seriously is what I say!!LOL..the boys and my hubby call me the "Queen of crooked" sometimes....
The room has a warm glow from the matching lamps. The shades of the lamps are a dove gray that matches the bed skirt. I have switched all our master bedroom bedding to white or an off white color, very clean and restful color scheme. The bases of the lamps add just enough sparkle to the space...
Well, hope I haven't board ya too much! That's a quick tour of The Castle..LOL!
So, what are your design ideas for your home? As you can see, I have added interest using paint through out, and simple accents like black accessories.. Any thoughts?
Thanks for visiting.


Counting Your Blessings said...

Oooo... I love your home! It's all so beautiful. I painted clouds on my dinning room ceiling. Someday I'll get around to showing it. My house just isn't ever in "show" condition =) Blessings... Polly

bellacolle said...

oh, thank you Polly!

Sweet Remembrance said...

I love your home...
The painted ceiling is wonderful!

KARA said...

oh christine, how exciting piccy's of your home, you have some amazing pieces in your home, some great pictures and art, but I am in love with your bathroom, its gorgeous, I love the colour and the ceiling wow how clever.
i love your bedroom too soo romantic.

Nunnie's Attic said...

Your home is stunning. And that bathroom ceiling - that's GORGEOUS! I seriously believed it was a window. The plant in the corner just wouldn't allow me to believe it was fake.


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Thank you for sharing your home with us. That was fun and I too loved your bathroom ceiling. Fabulous!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I love the light streaming in! I also love the crooked chippy headboard and the painted seem to be able to do whatever you try to!

Barbra said...

Your home is just beautiful-calm and serene! Love the shutter headboard especially.

Bonny said...

Hi! I stumbled across your blog by clicking the random button on the ring - so glad I did! Love the pics - especially the bathroom ceiling - so impressive! And who said everything had to hang straight? Hopefully nobody who enters my house - LOL!

Monica Yvette said...

Hi, Christine. I just posted about your shop.

Your house is so cute. I love the color in the bathroom and the stencil on the wall. Great job on that trompe loeil bathroom ceiling. That must have been a lot of work.

Me said...

You guys are soo cool! Thanks for visiting!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Oh- such nice photos! I just love maps, and how wonderful to have such personal meaning in great wall decor! Beautiful home-thanks for sharing!
kari and kijsa