Give an Inch....

Hello all and Happy Monday!  Hope you had a great weekend!  We had a busy weekend at the shoppe and some out of town guests as well.  Still, I managed to roll on a coat of new paint in the living room yesterday.... I sent the Mr. to watch the shoppe and the bambino and I stayed at home.  I was pretty productive!  I got two coats on and most of everything moved back before the Mr. got home... it is best that these sort of things are done without his knowledge *wink*  So, after painting the walls, the room has a whole new look that I will share when I get a few things hung.  My mind is spinning on how to really change it around without spending too much.  Here are a few photos that I haven't been able to get out of my mind since I saw them originally published.... before pinterest!  Was there ever a time?  I have since pinned them just in case my original magazine gets lost.

via Southern Living

I shared this photo a long, long time ago.  It stuck with me.  I really love this room.  I am hoping to incorporate a little of this room in our living room.

also via Southern Living

This is another room that I adore!  I couldn't remember which magazine it was in the other night when  was searching through my stacks... I like to keep the original so I can refer back to the whole home... this  chick's home is fantastic!  Anyhow, I put in a quick text message to my friend and said something like.... remember the aqua velvet sofa with the long pillow?  She knew exactly what photo I was talking about and helped me narrow down the magazines.  That is true friendship.... remembering what rooms your friend loves!  I love this room!  The sofa is amazing.  I don't think I will be getting it any time soon though.  

via Country Living

And the stacks!  It is no secret that I have a little thing for vintage luggage.  I have my own healthy stack already, but I thought I would include it since it is fantastic!


I have also been wanting to add some yellow to the room... and here is where I would take a mile...these drapery panels.    I love them!  But, they are sadly out of my price range right now.  I have seriously been stalking them, hoping they will go on sale.  I want them so badly!  I can't even find a good compromise on them.  I love my drapes that I have, but those could easily be moved to some windows that don't have curtains.

Okay, I am off!  I received quite a few custom pieces to paint this weekend and I also have to paint stuff for the shoppe and the booth.  There is still time to enter to win the Post Road Vintage Giveaway!

bye for now!


  1. What beautiful rooms! I adore that green sofa! Beautiful!! :) Have a blessed week! xo Heather

  2. Ditto above comment! I already pinned that photo before I stopped by to comment! Thank you for the first photo. We have that crown molding throughout our house that is about 1/2 inch from the ceiling and meant for those picture hangers. I love the look in that room!

  3. Oh that first them all! Enjoy your day!

  4. I just LOVE the first room -- maybe because it seems to be a small room and that's all I have is SMALL rooms! I love the way the pictures are hung and the way the sofa(s) touch forming that nice, little nook.

  5. Love all of these inspiration photos!

  6. The sofa is fantastic and i also loved the door! All your photos have me thinking of what i can tweak!!! Haahaaa
    have fun and i can't wait to see what you do,

  7. Love all your inspiration photos!

  8. I'm with you on all those pics, Michelle! I remembered several of them as being stand-outs to me too when they were published. I LOVE that blue-gray sofa. My dil actually found one very similar and reasonably priced at Ashley furniture. You might look there. I think I saw a similar fabric as the curtains you love on with the Thomas Paul decorator selection. Can't wait to see your "after" shots!

  9. I love that first photo, so many fantastic details, and well the velvet couch, swoon!!! you have some good taste my dear...oh and I know you could sew some fantastic panels for your house that don't cost what anthro's do! :) happy day!

  10. So glad I stumbled across your blog. That first photo has always been a favorite of mine. Happy weekend.

  11. Too funny ! I would have know which one you were looking for also- lol... love that room,
    so many great details ( a little Anthropologie ) yummy sofa, great room !
    Im sure your room will turn out wonderful- can't wait to see what you do.



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