Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Relaxed Living Room

Check out tonight's sale on One Kings Lane for pieces at a fraction of their original price to design your relaxed living room. Just look at that amazing painting on the left!! Look familiar? You can still purchase the original here. In the mean time, OKL defines the relaxed living room as "at once casual and elegant, laid-back with a touch of luxe." The team chose this selection of cozy sofas and chairs, art, finely crafted tables, and timeless rugs to bring style to the living room without sacrificing comfort.

two paintings above sofa living room design with art abstract painting beige couch

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Before & After Furniture Do's with Chalk Paint

I love a good bargain or a DIY that looks expensive. Just like finding that designer dress for 80% off, a furniture redo or paint job can take the cake in home decorating. I mean, take a 70's looking orange oak hutch like the first example below and turn it into some casual, chic white gem. Swap out some hardware, ditch some door fronts, and ta da! Here are some great before and after furniture redo's with chalk paint that are sure to inspire. You can check out my other chalk paint post here.

before and after furniture refinishing annie sloan

chalk paint furniture before and after redo white refinishing

chalk paint annie sloan furniture ideas

annie sloan chalk paint chest of drawers dresser changing table gray grey and yellow nursery
console table before chalk paint refinishing paint
console table hutch bottom refinishing annie sloan chalk paint idea living room furniture

annie sloan chalk paint before photo color ideas

repainted chest with crystal knobs hardware annie sloan chalk paint idea

Dresser Before annie sloan chalk paint idea antique painted

after picture chalk paint furniture annie sloan chest dresser

Monday, July 15, 2013

Down to Earth

I have featured numerous homes and gardens from At Home Arkansas, and they did not disappoint with their latest issue. I love this bright and relaxed home designed by Melissa Haynes. The young family  wanted a 'green' home that was free of toxins and harsh chemicals, energy efficient and yet tranquil and traditional. How did Melissa achieve this?
-No VOC flooring, wallcoverings or paint
-Organic or soy fabrics, sustainable wood frames on furnishings, water-based finishes
-Sustainable materials where possible
-Water filtration system, HVAC improvements and added insulation
-Caesarstone countertops, an abundant natural mineral from a company that emphasizes sustainability

I would say they did a pretty fantastic job! You would never know that this was an eco-friendly home.

pastel blue and beige living room decor design

beige and white sage green dining room white mirrored console table

green backslashe caesarstone counters countertops 2013 Farrow & Ball’s Slipper Satin

ivory off white kitchen cabinets scalloped window treatment

breakfast area ivory standalone furniture

gray and white bath french country style

grey and white bedroom grey walls white nightstand gray bench

sun porch with rug