Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Some may see it as a little "grandma-ish" but I personally love the revival of the cornice.  I have such fond memories of my grandmother's house and think that I gained alot of insight from her style.  Whether you like it or not, cornices have made a comeback, and "old fashioned" they are not~~
I personally LOVE them and what they do to a room!  Nothing "old" about the above images!  I currently have them in three of my four bedrooms and couldn't be happier with the result.  There are so many options and styles and ways to achieve the result you want for a room.
To cornice or not????  Do you dare?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

My Tufted Pieces--Friday

I am so sad that this is a short blogging week because I could talk for weeks about my love of tufting.  There are many different types of tufting.  The detailed version is called diamond tufting and takes a lot of time and talent.  The banquet in my kitchen is diamond tufted and is one of my favorite things in our house (aside from the hubby and kids, of course ;) )  We had a bare 15 foot banquet forever and when I finally decided what I wanted, it was game on!  I used a faux leather and had my fabulous lady go to work!  It took a while but the results are exactly what I was looking for...
Comfy and great to look at!  We could sit here for days!  My boys even bring their blankets in and lie down to watch TV. We are very informal people but love to entertain so this also acts as our dining room, even though it is actually IN the kitchen.
The sofa in my den is also tufted, just not the deep tufting...
I simply love tufting.  Some can take it, some can leave it.  Which do you prefer?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


I really really, I mean REALLY love tufting and what it does for a room and piece of furniture.  It takes the feel from OK to fabulosity in my opinion.  Chairs, headboards, sofas, banquets, take notice.  Tufting just sends it over the top (in a good way)!  I currently have no headboard in my bedroom because I can't decide on fabric.  One detail I have decided on is tufting.  It will, without a doubt, be tufted.  Check out this headboard that I covet~~the tufting and the curves on the sides.  I die...
The monochromatic look works here, but not for me.  I would totally warm this space up with taupes and grays.  Add a comfy throw and some Kai Bed linen spray and you are set for a good night's sleep!! What are your thoughts on tufting?

Monday, September 19, 2011

My Lucite Pieces

Crazy, crazy last week!  We went out of town on Thursday, therefore the blogging week was cut way short.  However, I did want to show you guys the lucite pieces that I have in my house.  This first piece is one of my favorites.  My house is more modern and it works~~~my mother in law's house is more traditional and it works.

Please excuse my less than stellar picture taking skills, but I hope you get the idea.  This is a fabulous and versatile piece that works with any decor.
My next lucite pieces are so easy to have with the kiddos.  Just wipe clean and go...
I also have a ghost chair in my oldest son's room that he uses as a desk chair.  I do LOVE some lucite!  If you haven't tried to incorporate a piece yet, you should! Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Lucite Pieces-- Monday

I personally am a huge lucite fan.  It's resurgence has made me one happy girl.  It's outrageous pricing these days has not...  Lucite pieces can completely transform a room and are without a doubt always conversation pieces.  Chairs, desks, benches, trunks, barstools~~lucite is everywhere and all the rage!  Here is one of my favorite lucite pieces that I have seen
AH-MAZ-ING!  Would covet this desk anywhere in my house!  How about you?  To lucite or not?

Friday, September 2, 2011

My Organic Pieces

To wrap theweekofthe...Organic Table, I will show you the pieces that I have incorporated into my house.  I love to mix organic and glamour and truly think it makes a house feel "lived in."  This first piece is my favorite.  I saw it when we were building our house and knew I had to use it somewhere.  It works perfectly as a side table and is always a conversation piece.  It is made of petrified wood and has a glaze on it.  I heart it...
Pretty fab, huh?  It only weighs about 400 pounds...
This next piece I know is not a table but I wanted to show it to you anyway.  I got it at a local consignment shop and love it!  It may not be for everyone but it works perfectly in my study.  It is completely made out of tree wood and is free formed around the back and seat.
A little different, I know, but fabulous all the same!
That concludes theweekofthe...Organic Table.  I hope you enjoyed it and stay tuned for next weeks surprises!  Have a great and safe Labor Day!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Organic Table--Thursday

Today is my Favorite!!!!! table of all time.  Would so love to own one of these big mamas!
Are you kidding me???  It's hard to tell from the picture but the table top is not straight all the way around.  It kinda moves with the shape of the tree it was cut from.  And, oh, that base...Stop it!  What an amazing design from Hudson Furniture.  Would love to discuss the chandelier too, but let's not forget that this is table.  We'll save her for another week...  Because I love this company so much I just have to show you more tables that really need to find a place in my house.  Who cares if it would look like a restaurant???
I'll take any of them, Mr. Hudson, but the first is my favorite. (Just in case he's reading!)
Love the mix of shiny metal with the organic form.  Hudson hit it right on the money with these designs!