Hey ya’ll! It’s Kristi and oh my goodness, can I just mention much I miss late night blogging in my skivvies? Did I just write that for perfect strangers to read? Yes. But is it true? Yes. Oh, and you do it, too? I know you do! Right? Right? ….Bueller? Ha ha. You see, for weeks I’ve been in the transition of moving from here to there and visiting in between and FINALLY put the ‘ol Samsonite away. Phew! I don’t want to pack/unpack another suitcase, box or anything else for a long time! (Except I got 2 packages in the mail this week that I can’t wait to dive into… and you won’t want to miss the giveaway come Monday that is in one of those boxes! #worththesuspense) I’m just sayin’, it’s convenient to have private internet access on your laptop 😉
So anyway! During one of my in-between Yuma/Joe City trips to my hometown, my sisters and I got to see our super creative decorator friend, Cara, from Gardenview Cottage. She is known for transforming her standard grade builders house into a custom looking home. I warned her I was bringing my camera to show off her pretty space:
I love Love LOVE this fabric! It is the perfect shade of yellow. Want to see something neat?
Yep, she made her ottoman! Brilliant!
(Click here for her tutorial.)
Here is another way to dress up a boring texture pony wall. She framed it with molding, so smart.
Even her simple island looks like a custom piece of furniture by adding corbels and trim. Love.
And she has some great tips & tricks for decorating, like using wallpaper bead board for the space between painting stripes. Again, brilliant! Yep, Kelli & I surround ourselves with creative people to make us look good… and sometimes steal their ideas! Hee hee 🙂
See in more detail how amazing that dutch door is? How fun to be able to greet your neighbors [or our sis Sandee!] by opening the top of the door only, great spot to rest your elbows right? (;
Cara is super adorable and her blog is fun to read so be sure to pop in and say hello from her Lolly Janers! We will see you tomorrow at our weekend link party- come share how you have transformed your standard space into something unique and yours!