Tuesday, June 19, 2012

House Stylin

This past weekend I decided Little R and I needed to take a road trip up to my parent's house for a night.  It has been so long since we have visited (mom and dad usually come to us since both brother's live near me in Charleston).  There is something so nice about going home.  I think I like to be taken care of once in a while and take a little T.O. from being a momma/wife all the time.  It was a quick trip but we had such a great time and I think Little R loved the undivided attention:)  

This is a little snippet of my parents yard.  It is small but quite lush.  

Took a Father's Day dip

While I was home, I must admit, I went on the hunt for things my parents aren't currently using and asked if maybe I could have or borrow some things for a bit.  I think I was having a major pity party for myself because I ended up bringing home more than I should have.  Here is one framed print that was actually hanging on their wall.  Dad said yes, mom, not so sure:)  I think it looks pretty good in its new home.  What do you think?

Below is another painting hanging in their house that I did not end up with but I thought it would be a good inspiration piece for me to try my hand at.  Don't you just love the colors!!!

When I got home I decided that I needed to revamp my bookcases to look like these by Amber.  I'll share pics this week of what I've come up with.

I also am second guessing the placement of the yellow circle painting above the sofa.  Thinking I may take this down and do a huge gallery wall instead.

Maybe doing something like this

Or this

Lastly. has anyone cme across any fabric similar to this?  My mom bought these as dishtowels and made them into pillows years ago and I am obsessed with teh fabric!  I would love to cover teh boys ottoman in teh playroom with something similar and am thinking of resorting to Spoonflower to design my own if I can't locate anything similar.  Let me know your thoughts!  


Julia Ryan said...

Okay, love that you shop your parents house! I think between that and the free babysitting I will be living near my parents for life! I love your room and definitely need to recreate that art. That last fabric is amazing, schumacher or lulu dk come to mind.

sally said...

Love your blog!!!! Waverly makes a really pretty indoor/outdoor fabric called koi coral reef. I tried to link to joanns but it won't let me. Good luck :)

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

I adore that print you snagged from your parents. They have good taste. And that gallery wall would be great behind your couch. Once you figure it all out you can help me with mine ;)

Andrea said...

Love those shelves, can't wait to see what yours look like! A gallery wall would look great above the sofa as well. I always love gallery walls!

lizziefitz said...

Now I know where you get your great taste in art:) I need to "shop" my parents house one of these days:)))

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