Unfortunately, this is not MY gorgeous house, but my good friend, Anne's. She was kind enough to let me come over and "play" a bit with her furnishings. I am no expert by any means, but I love to dabble in redesign; especially when it's somewhere like a good friends who I know won't yell at me if they hate it.:). I had walked up the block ( We call it Wisteria Lane.) with my camera and a cold beer ( It was a looooong day with the kids; only two weeks until school!).
She has this wonderful dining set that is a family heirloom. We "shopped" her house a bit and found some great things to use. She has a wonderful eye for Arts and Crafts, and we found some other lovely treasures she had hidden away like pictures and a flea market mirror.
It was so much fun to do some trial and error and see where the journey of what we found took us. The best thing is, now that things are where she likes them, she knows what other accessories and art she needs to buy.
Afterward, Anne had given me a bottle of wine, so I walked home with a can of half-finished beer in one hand, a bottle of wine in the other, and my camera in my child's school bag with her picture on it. Mother of the year!
Good times, good times......