Wednesday, October 18, 2017

"Travel Arrangements" and a brief Home Tour

I loved last week's dinner party flowers  so much that I could not wait to bring them home to enjoy them while they lasted.   Who wouldn't love fresh flowers in every room ALL of the time?


   Since that kind of extravagance is not realistic for us, I did the next best thing....took photos of the two beauties in a few spaces around our home.  I loved the pictures and thought this would be a good excuse to give you a brief tour! 

 Cockscombs have become one of my new favorite fall blooms.  The rich red color complimented almost every space in our house. 

Bar in living room

Too bad fresh flowers cost so much.   If my friends had not convinced me that artificial flowers are bad "Feng-shui" I would have faux arrangements everywhere!   In truth, I do have quite a few that I k put away when I'm expecting those "critical" guests.

Corner round table vignette in living room

I also buy planted flowers, mostly orchids, because their beauty and their longevity work well for our family budget.

Master Bedroom

We redecorated the master bedroom last year.  We painted the walls the same color as the living room, Cream Wave by Dunn Edwards.

We added picture frame molding on the walls as well as vintage torchiere sconces from Carlson Galleries Antiques.

I had slipcovers made in a chocolate brown velvet fabric with greek key border trim for the 2 upholstered chairs in the room.

The Secretary desk and chair were purchased at an estate sale.

All of the window drapes,bed canopy and skirt were made by Linda of Lindas Window Dressing.  Great workmanship, prices and fast delivery.



The seating was purchased from World Market in 2013.   Original cushions were just the solid white. I added black squares using 1 1/2" grosgrain ribbon trim to give them an updated look.

Instead of purchasing new chaise lounges, I repainted them black and highlighted the carved decorative details with an outdoor metallic gold paint.  I did the same with the black garden stools.  Installed sconces over the chaises for candlelight in the evenings. Finally, covered the wood fence with black and white striped outdoor drapery panels.

Well, I hope you enjoyed the tour.  I'm joining the "Share Your Style" blog party at The Vintage Nest.  Please visit The Visit Nest for great style inspiration!


Pinky said...

I can't tell you how much I love your home! It is so beautifully decorated and feels so welcoming! Thanks for the info on the outdoor cushions. How did you attach it and has it held up well? This is all so beautiful. Now, about flowers and faux arrangements. I say, use what you love! I have faux arrangements because I also don't have fresh flowers in the budget. I also am a floral designer and can make them myself:) Have a great weekend, Julio.

gme said...

Your home is stunning!

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