Monday, September 29, 2014

TV's and Fireplaces. And Husbands with Opinions.

So, the hubs and I have been discussing TVs and fireplaces lately. It's actually not my first choice to have the TV over the fireplace, but that's kind of where a lot of floor plans make you put it, and I'm fine with that. The debate is all about the size. Obviously, the TV most definitely cannot be as wide as the fireplace. (Ummm, hello, right?) I am really insisting on at least 10-12 inches on each side. Of course, Hubs disagrees, because, well, apparently the size of your TV is directly associated with the level of manliness you possess. I mean, don't get me wrong. I want to see the real housewives on a big screen just as much as the next person, but I've never been one to put function in front of aesthetics. Sigh. Here I go having to compromise again...which means we're going to need a larger fireplace.

image from Better Homes & Gardens
image from Wayfair
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Friday, September 26, 2014

[kreyv of the day]

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

[color kreyv]: Emerald Green

How absolutely gorgeous is emerald green? I love it. It is so bold, refreshing, and sophisticated. I think I have pinned the first image at least three times. I want those chairs for my own dining room table. I'm pretty sure that if I had those chairs, all I'd need is a crown--and I'm really not opposed to that. 
image from HGTV
image from Domaine Home
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bold Walls | Kids' Rooms

Okay, so how cute are these kids' rooms? I love the bold walls done with just paint and wall decals. This is a great way to go to make a big statement. And, the best part: it's cheaper than large art pieces. The other best part? It can be removed and/or painted over if you're like me and change your mind every other day you change your mind.
image from Raising Miss Matilda
image from Sissy + Marley
image from Apartment Therapy

Thursday, September 18, 2014

[so cheap, so easy]: Oversized Magnet Board

I've had a couple of requests for the deets on my magnet board, so...a year later, here they are. I bought sheet metal measuring 5 feet by 4 feet from a heating and air-conditioning shop. It was right around $40. We (that usually means Jeremy hung it up, and I watched) used 18 screws and 18 washers to attach the metal to the wall. We used so many fasteners just to keep the sheet metal as flat as possible.  Stella is pretty much the boss of this board, and I love that it's a place where we can display all of her works of art. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

[color kreyv]: Navy & Peach

I am a sucker for navy, and I love adding a pale peach or pink to the mix. It's kind of got a hard and soft thing going on. Speaking of hard and soft, my soft baby is crying really hard, so...gotta run.  In summary: peach, navy, good.
image from Yellow Brick Home
image from HGTV
image from Froh & Frau