Thursday, September 18, 2014

On Patience

Traditional Home - Megan Rice Yager

This is one of my favorite Chinoiserie bedrooms from the home of interior designer Megan Rice Yager from a few years ago. I love the Chinese screen behind the bed, the pagoda lamps, the tufted faux bamboo bench, the striped rug, white linens, monogrammed shams - I love it all. I set out to find a beautiful paisley blanket like this one for my own pagoda bedroom. I searched high and low and never found one.

Yesterday I was in a HomeGoods and found a gorgeous all wool paisley blanket very similar to this one. I remembered this wonderful bedroom and snatched it up. I love HomeGoods. I'll take a picture to share. Speaking of pictures, many of you have asked about my garage redo. Well, I did finish it a couple of months ago and it came out great. I have found it impossible to take good photos of it myself, so when my photographer comes over in October to shoot my One Room Challenge, she will also take pictures of the garage and our new puppy Margot.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Announcing the Next One Room Challenge


I am thrilled to announce that the next One Room Challenge is set to begin on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. I am so pleased to have been invited again - this is my 5th ORC. I have previously redone my kitchen, powder room, laundry room, and man cave, all with lots of Chinoiserie, of course.

This time, I have selected to do a Chinoiserie Chic ______________. Sorry, but it's top secret until October 1, as is the list of the other participants. Trust me, Linda has knocked it out of the ball park (little baseball analogy - go Nats!) this time.

And for those of you who would like to play along, the One Room Challenge Linking Party starts on Thursday, October 2, 2014. You can read more about it here. If you'd like to see the rooms I have done in the past One Room Challenges, you can click on the buttons in my sidebar.

Judging from the list of participants for this one, it will be spectacular. I am going to have to get my game on.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Chinoiserie DIY - Greek Key

Robert Brown - trim by Mary McDonald
I adore Greek key trim on curtains, but I am not a fan of dinky thin Greek key trim. My advice is to go big for maximum impact and drama.

House Beautiful

Anne Hepner

Traditional Home

Mary McDonald trim