2011 Interior Designer Interview with Shabby Chic Designer RACHEL ASHWELL {Part 3}

Such a thrill to interview Shabby Chic’s Rachel Ashwell and have the brain tickled and illuminated by such a soulful designer. Get ready, gorgeous readers…for a…

2011 Interior Designer Interview: Designer RACHEL ASHWELL {part 2}

I’m back with more shabby chic love! Hope you’re feelin’ it. BTW. Were you aware this blogger majored in shabby chic in college? Okay. A…

2011 Interior Designer Interview: RACHEL ASHWELL {Part 1}

Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic blog Color me humbled. Then throw in a few mixed feelings. While honored to be invited to interview Rachel (a creative…

DIY: More STENCIL Splendor

Royal Design Stencil It was so much fun stenciling on my mirror, I’m at it again with a little help from Royal Design Stencils. One…

DIY: Hello Lovely CUSTOM CLAY TAGS

Easy rustic hand formed clay tags made with these stamps. The other day I had fun with clay. Embellish gifts, a nightlight (top left), or…

DIY: My STENCILED MIRROR Project

Royally thrilled with my new Springtime in Paris stencil from Royal Design Stencils that I used on an old mirror. It took about 10 minutes to transform…

Interior Design Books: Summers in France {Kathryn Ireland}

Near Toulouse, designer Kathryn Ireland brought a rural, rundown property back to life in Summers In France. (Have you seen her hilarious self on Million Dollar Decorators?…

Personal Reflections & My Photography

Today I feel so thankful the blog is growing and for new followers joining the lovely journey, and it seemed like the right time to…

My Art: Mixed Media Assemblage

A few weekends ago, my sister hosted a going away dinner for our sons before they headed to college, and these are pieces I created…

Interior Design Inspiration: Dream Home Chicago {Michael del Piero}

My husband and I happily toured DREAM HOME, the design house at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago. (Open until Dec. 9, 2011.) Nine of Chicago’s…

Interior Design Inspiration: Dream HOME Chicago

I reallllllly wanted to title this post “Why I Went Straight Home and Blew Up My House,” but that sounded too shallow and ungrateful even for me.…

Personal Reflections 2011: Gratitude

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep…

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Linen Slipcovered Chairs
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black Metal Accent Table
Galvanized Console Table
Gabriel Chevron Quilt Set
Metal Martini Table
Marble Subway Backsplash in My Kitchen
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Handmade Sunburst Mirror
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
French Panel Mirror
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Accent Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Cedar & Blossom Candle
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Ruffle Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool