Monday, February 22, 2010

My House

I have revolving-door syndrome. Self-diagnosed. Or husband-diagnosed I should say. He says our house is like the golden gate bridge. By the time they finish painting it, it's time to start back at the beginning....

I decided I'm not documenting it enough since I like to be able to look back and see the phases our home has been through. Every phase stirs up certain memories... like when you see a picture of yourself with different hair and remember a whole set of memories that match it. I have house-phases. I like change... I get stir-crazy... and unfortunately... I am a big fat sucker for a trend.

So here are some photos of my house... a couple of collage projects, a couple of random new nick-knacks that are making me happy, and already a dining-rug change. One before photo is all I could really come up with... so here goes.


BEFORE


AFTER (but I must admit there were definitely several in-between phases. So maybe I should just say "First six months of moving in" and "Now." Same blue on the walls... scary what bad editing can do. I guess I'm also exposing "editing skills, then and now."


Just in case you're curious like I usually am. The curtains and all of the white frames are ikea... the others are random thrift-store and crazy glass-less clearance from homegoods. Mirror, white pillows, and lamp are homegoods. Chair is a reupolstered thrift-store find-- so is the globe ($6!). Coffee table, side tables, and couch are hand-me-downs from my generous sister, Melisa. A new etsy poster that caught my eye. Though I must say, I've been spending a lot more time in Photoshop these days and now I'm thinking.... how hard could that be???
(Still need to fill the little black and bone frame from cost-plus. Yellow... thing... is from homegoods.)


Remember how I JUST showed you my new ikea rug? I really liked it... but for some reason I just wasn't loving it in my house. I'm all about color, but the orange just wasn't working for me or something. I found this one on overstock (well really I saw it on the Little Green Notebook where I was directed to overstock), that reminded me a little of this one.... (different I know... but it reminded me), but for much cheaper... and I did it.

Back to ikea.

This is just a little $10 Cost Plus find that I LOVE. I wish they had a big one for my front door. I wish I had a before of this... maybe you remember it in the background of some old photos... but it was a blank wall for a while... then it had 4 frames for a while... I finally got a whole collage up before my family came out for Thanksgiving. Oh what a little time crunch will do. I think the whole thing only took me an hour and a half or so when I finally got around to it. And just a year and a half of not getting around to it before that.

16 comments:

Kendra said...

Hey, do you mind if I move in now.?! Adorable.!!!!

Stylish Housewife said...

I love your style! Your house is so cute! Thanks for sharing, I will have to incorporate some of your ideas (especially the pic hanging) into my home.

Kristy said...

I have a blue wall too in my living room, well, my living room before Korea. I loved the slash of color yet not too much to overwhelm, plus you can do alot with it. Nice!

Sweet Harper said...

Lovely! I am a pretty new follower, so Hello!

April said...

You have a beautiful house. I love how you have it decorated.

Alysa@atticgals.blogspot.com said...

It looks so great. I need to add a little more color to my home. I love how you do it. It is so interesting. Great job. Keep us motivated, okay?

Lacy said...

Thanks for doing that. I have been telling a few friends about a few things in there and it is nice to be able to show them! Love you! Wish you were here to decorate my house!

aapuzzanchera said...

you have a beautiful home! I love all the pictures everywhere! Very cozy!

Ambyr said...

I saw that blue and ivory rug on Little Green Notebook as well. Though by the time I tried to order it, it was sold out! It looks great in your house. Great job decorating!

brooke said...

I know its only by pictures, but I love the bench on the picture wall, and the table smaller. I think its a keeper!

moliver said...

Your home is so beautiful. I am not a decorator so I really appreciate it when someone has such a talent, like you.

Ashley said...

Lillie, I feel like we have identical taste. And I'm also the same 'revolving door' as you. Constantly changing. I've painted my walls so many times, it should be illegal. Love your house.

Julie said...

what a talent you have! I'm coveting. Both your house and your sense of style. Thanks for sharing!

Baylee and Blair's page said...

What color is the new color of blue in your living room? I love it!

Tiffany

alliehoopes said...

my save-posts-to-comment-later list goes all the way back to this one. it is a dream. i love it. love times seven. i want to roll around on your rugs. both of them are my faaavorite. and your knack for selecting pictures in a group is amazing. is there a better word for that skill? yes, but vocabulary is not one of mine.

Julie and Kyle said...

k- i know this is random, but where did you get your green curtains in your kitchen? i've been stalking your blog for about an hour now checking out all your design ideas