Bedroom Bliss

Monday, July 24, 2017



These are all from a Pinterest board I like (here). It's not a huge board and leans toward bohemian (not for everyone I know), but I love these.


50 Favorites for Friday

Friday, July 21, 2017


Happy weekend everyone! Make sure you check out the amazing deals at the end of the post, and see you Monday!


Decidedly Dramatic Rooms

Thursday, July 20, 2017


This week I've been busy cramming in my son's supervised driving hours so that he can take the test and get licensed before school starts. It's actually kind of fun because it's a lot of time in the car with him, which is where he communicates best, presumably because there are no phones or other things more interesting than talking to mom to distract him. But it is stressful indeed. I can't believe my first baby will be off driving himself to school soon.

And in other big news, I learned yesterday that the TJX Corp. (Home Goods, Marshall's, TJMaxx....) concept store called HomeSense, previously only in Canada and Europe, is opening it's first United States store in Framingham, MA -- only 45 minutes from me!! It looks like it is going to be a higher end Home Goods, with departments dedicated to lighting, art, rugs, and furniture. I will certainly be there opening day (Aug. 17) and will keep you posted!

Onto the rooms, most of which are dark and dramatic, but not at all dreary. I'm liking these a lot lately....


What I Love Wednesday: Elegance Overload

Tuesday, July 18, 2017



30 Stylish Sunrooms

Monday, July 17, 2017


I think the real trick to sunrooms is to edit, edit, edit. More so than in any other room, because you really don't want the design to compete with the view. So the best ones, in my opinion, are the ones that use less color and pattern and rely on simple, clean shapes so that nature can really be the star of the show. What do you think? Do you agree?


Weekend Favorites

Saturday, July 15, 2017



50 Favorites for Friday: Style at Home

Thursday, July 13, 2017


These are all from one of the greatest shelter mags of all time - Canada's Style at Home (here). Enjoy!


Home Office Sources and Questions Answered

Wednesday, July 12, 2017



Thank you all so much for the comments and questions on my Home Office Reveal (HERE). I'm going to try to answer the questions here....


Home Office Changes: Painted Bookcases, Reveal

Monday, July 10, 2017


This actually took me almost a year to do once I chose the paint, so we lived with it with testers everywhere while I tried to find the time to do it. Of course I could scrape up some time, but it's a priority thing. Would I rather paint on a gorgeous Sunday, or be outside? Yesterday I couldn't stand it anymore so I chose paint.

I used Ben Moore Silver Gray (2131-60) and painted with a brush. What. A. Pain. But I do like how it came out.


Weekend Favorites

Saturday, July 8, 2017



50 Favorites for Friday: Bedroom Love

Thursday, July 6, 2017


Here are some of my favorite bedrooms of late. Have a great weekend!


Blue and White Decor - It Never Gets Old!


Classic for a reason!

An All Black and White Townhouse

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


50 Favorites for Friday

Thursday, June 29, 2017


Today was a very stressful day. First, our oldest is learning to drive, and there are a lot of required driving hours for teens. Obviously this is a good thing, but it's hard to do them all in the time between getting the permit and being old enough for a license, so I push it along by asking him to drive when he's around. I'm sure all of you who have been through this know how stressful it is! He did really, really well, but my car battery died in the parking lot at one of our errands. And I really didn't want to be without a car tomorrow so after we jumped it I had to rush it to our favorite local mechanic and ask him to stay a bit late. And then I rushed home to drive my daughter around and wait for an electrician who was fixing a few things for me. And now it's 8:10 and I haven't eaten all day or fed my kids. So just one of those stressful days, but I'm trying to focus on the positive. 

I read the other day that each person's chance of even existing is something like one in 28 billion. So I'm trying to practice gratitude for existence and every thing that involves. So, here goes.... I'm so incredibly lucky to be able to do errands with my amazing son who is one of the most precious gifts in the world. I'm blessed to have a car to drive, the means to fix problems with it, and more importantly, a husband who literally dropped everything without complaint to come help me with the battery. I'm lucky to live in a town where the locals will stay late to help each other, privileged to have food to eat and a warm bed to sleep in, and blessed beyond belief to have this adorable sweet thing who makes me laugh my head off, and who let me hug and kiss her more than usual today. 


I'm lucky indeed, and very grateful. 

Have a great weekend everyone. Here are my 50 favorites this week....


Pops of Color