Sunday, April 26, 2015

Mod Mix Monday #189

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Lots of flowers in this week's favorites from Mod Mix Monday.
I am crazy for that floral curtain in the photo above. I'd like that as a shower curtain.
I also like the mix of flowers with the heavy weight linen upholstery.
 Victoria of Trois Petites Filles sprinkled flowers about her home.
 Laurel of The North End Loft took us on a tour of projects around her house including her dining room.
 Darrielle of DD's Cottage made this super cute chalkboard out of an old window.
 Penny of Penny's Vintage Home showed off her greenhouse all done up or spring. 
It's not right to be jealous...it's a sin...but I so wish this greenhouse was mine.
Patti of Old Things New shared this super cute potting bench she made. 
I love that she painted in wonderful cool tropical colors and then added punches of red.
Like I said, "Super Cute"!
Mary of Orphans with Makeup gave complete instructions on how to white wash furniture.
I love that piece above with it's wash of white.
You must see this at Old Black Cat Boo...
That's a giant Great Dane mix -cramming himself into a very tiny dog bed.

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Open House Sunday

Garden House in University Park Neighborhood
Dallas
 built 1940
Isn't this the most inviting of homes? The house sits within a garden.
 A perfect enclosed front porch.
 The yard is a bit overgrown but it adds to the charm. 
I like somewhat wild bushes much better than very tidy small bushes.
The entrance to this home is just magical.
 Two large kimberly queen ferns flank each side of the door way.
 It's minimal and yet perfect.
 A large bright room just off the entry provides ample space for enjoying the garden views.
 Two sofas facing each other at the fireplace is a look I adore.
I am always pushing customers to do this look. 
I'd do it if I had the money for two sofas.
Whenever I have anyone come in and say they want a sofa and a loveseat, I discourage them.
Loveseats cost just about the same as a sofa and two sofas are so much more versatile.
 I love this room! Notice the gray sofa also included in this room.
Notice how well it works to have two modern sofas and a very traditional one used all together.
That third sofa really adds to the room. I think it works much better than two chairs would have.
But then this is a large room and it can handle a lot of furniture.
 I could live happily with this kitchen. All white...yes thank you. 
Have you noticed all the wood beams in this home? 
Sometimes wood beams seem heavy but these don't. They are just rustic enough too.
 I'm not a fan of pass throughs like this but this one is cute enough. 
I can just imagine two little ones being passed their orange juice in the morning.
 I wish the wicker chairs were a lighter color and this would be perfect.
 Of course there is a gorgeous pool out back with stone decking.
What a perfect spot for an evening meal.
 Even the barbeque area is pretty!
 Of course there is an outdoor itchen...complete with a regular stove!
Is that a common thing? I've never seen that before.
 The swimming pool looks like a blue lagoon.
 I hope you enjoyed this tour as much as I did!

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Friday, April 24, 2015

On the Subject of Kitchens

 That kitchen above is Vanessa's of Vintage Whites Market Blog.
I LOVED this kitchen. I adored that big turquoise vintage cabinet and the cubby hole shelves above it.
But look what Vanessa went and did! 
She stripped the paint from the cabinet and changed things up.
I thought I didn't like it...I missed the old version.
 But after viewing both versions back and forth...I've decided......
I like the new version better! This really shocks me cause I loved it as it was soooo much!
A big plus are the windows they added which really brings light into the room.

Ok...which do you prefer?
The original kitchen with the turquoise cabinet - we'll call Version1

or
Version 2 with the new changes?

 
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