Thursday, September 19, 2013

Nothing Says Fall Like...

Nothing says fall like antlers in your decor. You know: sheds, mounts, horn thingies, antlers! My kiddos are fortunate in that we have some family property to take them to. It gives my city kids a chance to get in touch with their inner country side and go back to their roots. One of our favorite past times is to collect deer sheds. This serves a two-fold purpose. One, the sheds are pretty to use in decor. I have a wooden bread bowl full of them. Two, it is about safety. Sport has blown a tire on the Kubota by running over a shed. Those spikes hurt! Sheds are a completely humane way to get a little nature in your decor. No animals are harmed in the process! Mounts, the lovely, impressive, wall sized things, are a bit different. Guns may or may not be involved but the end result is never good for the animal. This concludes the educational part of this post. The rest, well, I will let you decide. I love the rustic, sculptural quality of antlers and the way they can dress up and down. 

So, antlers or no?

Happy Hunting!


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Warm, Autumn Interiors

The temperature is still in the nineties with a million percent humidity here in Texas, but autumn is in the air. It has to be! Every year, I get the feeling that fall will never arrive and just when I think that I cannot take the heat any longer and start to question why I live in this inferno of a state, fall does arrive. Autumn in my northern friends, it feels like their summer but I will take temps in the seventies any day! I put together a few pictures of warm and cozy interiors. These rooms make me think of fall. So, grab a pumpkin spice latte and enjoy!

Happy Fall Y'all!


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Master Bedroom Update

Wow! Is it really September 15 already? School started and bam! Here we are. Mom's taxi service is back in business. I had such grandiose visions of all that I could accomplish with the mini-pearls back at school. What I forgot to factor in was just how fast the time goes by between morning and afternoon carpool! That is two different drop-offs and three different pick-up times. I never thought I would see the day when I actually want Fisherman to get his license. I don't want him to be sixteen and grown-up, just be able to taxi himself to all of the activities on his very full schedule. Although, I treasure the time I have with him when it is just the two of us in the car. I'm a sucker for a captive audience. I will miss that. Oh, I digress. What was I supposed to talk about? Yes, my master bedroom.

I did manage to find time to put a little "spice" in my master. It is not a major overhaul, mind you. Just a little sparkle and romance to an otherwise unremarkable room. Our room is pretty small and I have filled it with some pretty ginormous furniture. Most designers would cringe and just say that I have put lipstick on a pig, but I actually love my room and it's coziness. 

All I did was add some yummy curtains and a sparkly chandy. The curtains are white linen from Pottery Barn. The chandelier is vintage from a wonderful, local store; Old Home Supply. This store carries old lighting, plumbing fixtures and fittings, door hardware, doors, windows, ceiling tiles and architectural odds and ends from old homes and buildings that are being torn down or remodeled. Hey, one man's trash... Needless to say, I love that store. That little chandelier was just waiting for me to take it home!

That's all I added to the room. Even Mr. Pearl has commented on how much it has changed the feeling of the space. He really likes it. That, my friends, is a good thing. He never asked how much it all cost! Seriously though, a little spice and romance never hurt anyone. So, my take away from this? Bring a little spice into your bedroom. You can take that any way you want to. 

Master bedroom before curtains and chandelier...

And after...