Friday, December 18, 2015

Christmas Tablesetting 2015

Only seven days left until Christmas, and I've only purchased one gift. So instead of dashing through the snow, I'll be dashing to the store. I figure I'll get all my shopping done this weekend. Then I am going to sit back and enjoy the Holiday. Ok now to the post. Since my Fall table was such a big hit with family and friends I decided I would use the table cover idea again.



I kept the table some what simple this year. And I also managed to incorporate the colors from the entry way into the dining room.


I used neutral fabric swatches for this table. And I think they look lovely next to all the shiny things on the table. I guess you can call this look laid-back luxe!

 
To incorporate the colors/ribbon from the entry way I simply wrapped two of the place settings with the same ribbon.
  Enjoy the rest of the pics!
 
 










I added Christmas ornaments to the chandelier to up the ante a bit. You like?


 

 
Have a Fabulous Friday!
 
Lory






 
 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Deck the Halls.....Christmas in the Foyer

Instead of the normal hustle and bustle that's associated with this time of year, I made a conscience decision to slow down and enjoy the beauty of the season. I also decided to scale way back on my Christmas decorating as well.


I had no idea how I wanted to decorate. So I went into my decorating bag of tricks, and found some beautiful ribbon that was given to me by my sister. Thanks Rhonda! The colors in the ribbon are black, coppery brown, beige and of course a touch of animal print.


I know, I know, these aren't traditional Christmas colors. But I'm the kind of girl that likes to color outside the lines, so bear with me!


Once I had the color scheme down I went to work. The first thing I did was make the bows. Eye catching huh? And the rest of the d├ęcor sort of fell into place.


The garland was repurposed from a chandelier I created several years ago. You can see it here.


Instead of creating a swag with the garland, I decided to lay the garland flat and run it straight up the handrails. By doing the garland this way I wouldn't have to purchase any extra. Pretty clever! 


 I added floral stems and a few animal print Christmas bulbs to complete the look.





You know my motto "Every room needs a little animal print".





A few Christmas bulbs placed in a seashell is just what this console table needed, to help bring in the holiday cheer!


You like?

And last but not least Santa, Isn't he the cutest?
  

 Come back soon to see how I incorporated the color scheme through out my home.

Go out and make today a GREAT day!

Friday, December 4, 2015

T.G.I.F.... And A Fab Find

Happy Friday! Just popping in briefly to share "a fab find" that I stumbled upon a few weeks ago. I thought these chairs were absolutely amazing! And since they were priced to sell ($20 each) I scooped them up and brought them home.

 
The chairs are super sturdy and the upholstery is in mint condition, however I do plan to have them reupholstered in the future.


Not sure where I am going to put them, but they are keepers!
 
Have a fabulous Friday and a GREAT weekend!!!
 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Easy No Sew Table Cover

Happy hump day all! Since my Fall table cover made such a big hit with friends and family I decided I would show you how simple it was to create.


 
The table cover was created by using fabric samples. I played around with the swatches and came up with the configuration above, but you can do whatever you like. You can see my Fall table cover here.
 
 
I placed the first fabric sample on the table and after that the rest was history.
 
  
 
 I kept adding swatches until the table was completely covered. How easy was that?
 
 
 
The different patterns, texture and colors makes this table totally eye catching. You like?
 
 
I wish all of you could see this table cover in person it is absolutely stunning!
 
Have a GREAT day!
 
Lory

Monday, November 30, 2015

Guest Room Reveal

Hi all, today I am back with the guest bedroom reveal. I added the finishing touches to the room on Tuesday, and the first guests arrived on Wednesday.

after
 
In a previous post there were a few things that I mentioned I wanted to accomplish in this space. One, I wanted to add a sitting area.




And two, I also needed to create a space for guests to unpack if they so desired. 
The initial plan was to find a chest of drawers but that didn't happen, so I did the closet shuffle. You know, take the stuff out of this closet and put it in another closet.

 
I managed to create a space in the closet. However, I forgot to open the door and take the picture so you could see it. lol!
 
  I added the burgundy and gold pillow and removed the bolster. You can see it here.  I think the burgundy brings in a touch of Christmas.
 
before
What can I say about the bedside table? It needed to be updated and fast.
 
after
So, I came up with a super cool idea for a table cloth. And I was lucky enough to find a woven basket that fit perfectly on top of the table. Can you believe the table cloth is actually a dress? Yep, you read that right. All I did was cut open the seam in the back of the dress, and then I draped it over the table. Pretty clever huh?
 
 
I think the table cloth makes quite a dramatic statement. Did I mention, I know DRAMA? 
 
 
The potpourri adds a splash of color, while the gold dish adds a touch of sparkle/shine.
 
 
Mirror, mirror on the wall......
 
 
Mirrors were added to the tea cart to level out the uneven surface. 
 
 
And the accessories were kept at a minimum, this way guest can keep all their personal belongings in one place.
 
 
The ice bucket is the perfect place to store mini water bottles. Pop them in the fridge several hours before bedtime and guests will have a cool drink right at their finger tips, without having to leave their room.
 
 
One of the main issues that I had with this space was it didn't have a sitting area. So I brought in a chair from another room, a few pillows and a throw. Problem solved! 
 






 
 
This is how the bed/room looked before the make-over. Blah, blah, blah!
 
after
So what do you think? I love how this room turned out and my guests loved the room too!
Are you expecting any guest/guests for the Holidays?
 
Have a GREAT day!
 
Lory