• Sat. Jul 24th, 2021

Christmas with color!


Dec 14, 2010
I have been helping my sister with her best friends house…[Christmas is about giving right?). You remember me posting the pictures here.  They are having a Christmas party next weekend and her LR was bare except for the furniture which had just been recovered.  Oh Lord…I feel a long post coming up so better get some coffee.  I am going to show you some before pictures of the furniture first.  This was taken in her old house…look at those jewel tones!  No more…..

Here are the wing chairs after (she had 2)

We found a bolt of linen at Frugal Fabrics here in Atlanta.  It was about [email protected]!  They sell the same stuff elsewhere for about [email protected]  We bought all of it and had her sofa and chairs recovered in the same fabric.  This is how the room looked before we started.

Love the button detail.  We also eliminated the cording for a cleaner and more updated look.

Here is the settee.  She had this in her kitchen and it was plaid.  Again…how the room looked when we got there.  Mind you we did this in 2 days.  Of course I raided my house so you will recognize many things here 🙂

One more before the “demented OCD designer” got there.  I LOVE a good challenge!

Is that owl cute or what????  Homegoods, have I told you lately how much I appreciate you!

I have that same table but we actually got one for her….

I told her to put white roses in the small jar.  Hold on…the Christmas part is coming!

Love the lamps from HG….

Recognize the painting 🙂  I covered some books in the music paper since it is a piano room.

What is easier than a glass jar with ornaments in it.

That coffee table…we saw it HG, put it in a shopping cart, left it at the front.  All of a sudden we heard a loud crash and we both looked at each other and realized it was our “perfect” find……in a million pieces. It was not a “kodak” moment for us!  But we found another one at another store….insert a visual of “charlie brown dancing”.

 Skin from Ikea! It’s mine.

Check out closeup below.  I used some broaches on the burlap to dress it up.

The tree was decorated in all gold so I added some blues and greens for more contrast.

And these birds…..spank me!

Geez…it would have been nice to not have the holes showing……

Of course we need so much in this room but we got it party ready pretty quick.  The things we did buy were very neutral and will go with any color scheme we decide on in the future.

Empty boxes….cheap decor!

She is not going to want to give this picture  back to me 🙂

Stay tune for more on Thursday.  I don’t want to bore you with such a long post it is like listening to a chemistry lecture 🙂  I love when I have a challenge like this!  Especially when the person is so happy.

We have some pictures of the foyer and a few other things…..I have just loved seeing everyone’s decor.  OK…I’m not bitter anymore that I don’t have anything up but I’m working on it!

I did enjoy myself at Lavish, even though I was so lame and missed most of the seminars.  It came at such a busy time for me but I could see the potential.