Sunday, September 29, 2013

DIY: Table with Painted Runner

Ikea DIY Table Runner Remodelista

What would you say if I told you that you could create the exact same table with only a few

bucks? Yeap! It's very simple too. You just need to purchase a pair of Lerberg legs from IKEA

and a few planks of your desired width and color (here they used 10 planks of 95mm).

Easy Breezy...

I love the carefree simplicity of this home!  It's a place where one can kick up their feet and relax... dreamy!

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Wishing you a wonderful relaxing Sunday!

Friday, September 27, 2013

What’s new in our living room this week ?

I am finalizing the decoration of our living room.
This week framed intaglios and reupholstered armchairs were brought in.

5 - kopieFramed intaglios on paneled wall in our living room.  Paneling by Lefèvre Interiors

7 The intaglios with custom made frame, I ordered at Empel Collections.

In my previous living room update post, I told you about the pair of French 19th century walnut armchairs we had to reupholster. The upholstery was finished this week.
3French armchair with hand carved frame.

I chose for the La Seyne Check pattern by Brunschwig & Fils.
1Upholstery fabric Brunschwig & Fils - La Seyne Check

What do you think about this week’s new items? Do you love them?


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Boho House on Wheels!

Somewhere in Australia... Two buses... A family of 6!

 A repurposed 1970's bus (!) with an addition of another bus from the 50's (!) come back

to life as a full house to accomadate a family of 6! I'm feeling so excited seeing such amazing

and innovative hones! Feeling boho today!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A nip of fall

Pretty colors of fall …

3Image source : Home Bunch
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16Image source : Immo Dochy

5Image source : Marcus Design
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18Image source : Natalie Haegeman Interiors

19Image source : Costersveld
15Image source : Natalie Haegeman Interiors

9Image source : Content In A Cottage
17Image source : De Puydt

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22Picture by me (our home)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Country French Magazine!

I was so honored when I heard Country French Magazine wanted to do a write-up on our previous home my husband and I designed!  When we sold the home, the owners decided to purchase some of the original furniture we owned and they also incorporated elements from Alice Lane Home Collection.  So you will see a fun mix of details!  
This home was so rewarding to build, my husband and I used my Dad Kevin Brooks to build the home and the three of us had a blast together!

I will never forget watching Bonnie Broten in her element, staging and designing.  She and her crew were some of the most talented, kindest individuals I have ever met and will always be life-long friends!

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After Bonnie was done working on this particular home for Country French Magazine, she then came up to our Midway home (the home we're living in) and staged it beautifully for Country Home Magazine, which will soon be on stands!  Thanks Bonnie for inspiring me and bringing amazing opportunities into my life!