Saturday, September 4, 2010

Rich and Beautiful home!

Today I want to share with you a really beautiful home.  I t just so happens that this home belongs to a friend of mine.  This was my first time to go to her house.  I knew it would be great because she has cut my hair for years and her salon cubby always had really cute things in it.  So I was no dummy... I brought my camera with hopes that she would let me take pics and share them with you all.

Ok this is the first thing you see when you come in the door.  This is Cooper, isn't he adorable??? Cooper is a labradoodle (lab & poodle mixed).  He is the friendliest dog around and as my friend Angela says, he matches her decor! (Not that she planned it that way, it just happened..... it was meant to be!)
This is the formal area just inside the door (that partial dog you see is Minnie, get it Minnie and Cooper, lol.  Minnie doesn't stay as still as Coop.) Anyway as you can see Angela likes dark rich colors.  They are all through the house, very warm!
Check out these beautiful ceiling tiles.  This pic doesn't do them justice, they are at least 2 ft each.
Check out the detail, this are just gorgeous!!!!
This cabinet is soooo nice!  I love the glass.  Angela said this is a piece she bought when she first got married, great taste!
She purchased this dining table at the same time.  She says her taste has changed since she bought this but isn't wanting to replace it anytime soon.  Here's a great tip... to change the look she added the fabric to the chairs so they wouldn't look so straight lined and recovered the bottoms.  I think these simple touches transform her furniture to match the look she is going for now.  Sometimes we can't rationalize purchasing new when there is nothing wrong with what we have and so you have to think outside the box of ways that you can bring a new look to an old piece.  Angela did just that!
Here is another angle.
Great job of accessorizing above the cabinets.
Such a pretty table, I should have taken a better picture to show you the detail.  A Craigslist find! Love the addition of the upholstered chairs!
 Here you can see the really nice texture she had added to the walls.  It's so warm and I love the addition of the letters spelling home.  I have admired those letters at the Hob Lob! 

This is the den, just off of the kitchen. More great accessorizing.

Check out this fireplace!  Angela has such a good sense of placement.  First of all look at the lamps she picked up at a thrift store.  She found lampshades and added the fringe.  I love them, and I love that they aren't identical!  Great idea to add them to the mantle also. It's hard to see what all she has up there but notice there are different sizes and she even covered up a little of the picture, that is ok, it adds interest!
A little closer look.
Adorable! This is in her hall bath. Love the floral arrangement, super simple to make! Well that is is for now.  I have several more rooms to show you but it's getting late.  Check back in a few days to see her playroom, bedroom, guest bedroom and more!  She has a wonderful sense of style.  So tell me what is your favorite?
~toodles~ Laura

1 comment:

Angela Grubke said...

Thanks for sharing my home with your followers! My kids think we are famous now!!!

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