Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Today a photographer came over to take my picture for the book jacket! I was so nervous and self-conscious at first but we clicked instantly and she really put me at ease.
What made it extra nice was that she liked my home so much and made me see it again through fresh eyes.
Recently I had compiled and taken photos to be part of my sweet blogging pal Stacey's A Sort Of Fairytale Blogger Home Tour series, and thought I'd share some of them here.
I like to think that graphic touches like the metal M keep things from being too feminine in a house with boys ...
and make up for spots like this which are admittedly pretty girlie.
Ball fringe fastened only with clothespins due to my fickle-pickle tendencies adds texture to the plain lamp shade.
As I told Stacey, I love beach cottage style where things are light, casual and utilitarian. At 2.3 miles from a pond, I like to consider my home A Sort Of Beach Cottage.
A tension rod and two cafe valances conceal all kinds of not-so-pretty remotes and things in the living room.
The shower curtain, a no-remorse splurge, really makes an impact in our home's one and only tiny bathroom.
Putting together content for Stacey pushed me to finally try framing fabric in embroidery hoops. Love this and it could not have been easier or faster. The fabric in the medium hoop is reversed for slight variation.
Took this photo a while ago for Cottages & Bungalows.
It's enjoyable to create a collage (using an online source like PicMonkey) to get a glimpse of your tastes, palette and motifs all at once.
When we moved into our house I used this jar of seaglass as my color inspiration.
- Trashy beaches are the best bet for finding sea glass. Found all of this in one day!
- Visit Stacey's delightful blog for all kinds of design inspiration.