Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Before Roman's never look good down in my opinion, but look stunning up with their lovely folds, very affordable window option. The usual option would be large slat wooden blinds , which don't often look finished alone but need some sort of side panel to complete the look, in tight spaces like this so close to a fireplace and sliding doors ,drapes would have been over kill here.

After New roman's for the family room, they were functional , they just needed a facelift.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I recently added a stenciled wall to this room, it looks like wall paper, this is also a new bunk bed that makes great use of space and provides lots of room for sleep overs, it will soon be painted white and I will show you that transformation as soon as it happens.
This a a new transormation for this little jam cupboard, if it had remained its origional clor of burgandy I am sure it would have ended up in the basement with all the other unloved relecks, but a simple coat of paint and some careful distressing can breath new life into an old piece, never be afraid to paint a piece, it is after all just paint, or better yet have someone else do the job for you.
When storage is needed sometimes the best option is a custom piece , if I had tried to find a slim shelf to mount and narrow enough for a tight space I would have been hard pressed , so I opted to build this one myself.
This little floating shelf is a perfect spot for pretty things, and add some style to an other wise plain wall.

"your home should be your haven, a place of refuge that speaks to who you are "