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master painting

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After living with the super bright white paint in the master bedroom for the last few months, I’ve decided a little bit of color will be a good thing. Because there is no arbor over the master bedroom sliders, it gets a lot of direct sunlight. The white walls actually hurt my eyes in the morning.

I’m (most likely) sticking with grey, maybe steely blue grey or a greenish or chocolate grey?
what color to paint the master bedroom?

but, oh boy, these blues are pretty wonderful too.
what color to paint the master bedroom?

oh alrighty, back to the greys…
what color to paint the master bedroom?

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05/25/2010 at 4:33

cowhide rug lust

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Despite the fact that I have not had a bite of beef (or any other warm-blooded animal, for that matter) in 21 years, I’m 100% craving a big juicy meaty slab of cowhide rug. Mmmm. The beauties from this ebay shop have caught my eye today.

inspiration rooms - rug

p.s. I also wear delicious leather shoes, carry scrumptious leather handbags and lounge on a huge leather sofa.

05/18 update: on hunt for perfect cowhide pillows.

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05/13/2010 at 4:33

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guestroom + office

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This is what it looks like today:

Guestroom in progress.

Lighter grey walls and a darker grey headboard along with a too-small black dresser, this print, heavy mirror and a little desk (not shown). The dresser will be painted baby blue or lemon yellow and the desk will get a whitewash pretty soon. As for lighting, I’d love a chandelier in the room too, but I don’t want guests banging their heads on it, so something simple dangling in the corner + a desk lamp will do.

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02/26/2010 at 4:33

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foyer, maybe.

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02/01/2010 at 4:33

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aqua sofa (no)shame.

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02/01/2010 at 4:33

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about floors

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Husband likes wide plank hand-carved wood…
wideplank floors

and I’m thinking the shinier, the better.
i like shiny floors

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01/28/2010 at 4:33

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Cleaning House.

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Day started early to start organizing all the stuff we did not want/need in the new house. Stuff like a broken hutch, chaise lounge with feet that went missing during last move, bench I reupholstered (it impales you when you sit on it the wrong way), one noisy fan, kids’ sandtable (Daughter is out of her sandbox stage and Son rather *eat* the sand than play in it), kids’ ride-on toys, kids’ trampoline (OMG if I had to break up one more fight over that thing…), kids’ strollers (kept 3, got rid of 3. shoutout to strollerswap mommas!), three rugs, the list went on and on. Bakari of BioDiesal Hauling arrived bright and early to take it all away. As much as it made me sick to the stomach to think about all the discarded stuff (his entire truck was packed to the gills and stuff was 9-10′ feet high), it feels just slightly better knowing that he’ll be working hard to re-home as much of it as he can. Bakari’s #1 is to keep stuff out of landfills. The sad fact is, the earth would be a much healthier place if people were all more like Bakari and less like me. I should have got a pic of the truck loaded up. It could have served as a big ol’ reminder to never let that happen again. Like a photo of me 18 lbs. ago pasted to the door to the kitchen.

On to some happy stuff…

Some of the rooms I’m totally digging at this very moment. I heavily rely on “inspiration rooms” for direction when designing my own space. Ooh just can’t wait to get started.

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01/27/2010 at 4:33