Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Start of Something Big . . .

Alright. . . this may be the moment it all begins. I've spent the last 18 years living a student/temporary/this is just an apartment not my real home . . . life. Except for the 3 years we owned a town home in Utah--we've been renting or somehow temporary.  Wait--did I just give away my age--well I guess if you take 18 from 29 then I started college at 11. Ok, yeah. Whatever works with my 29-and-holding philosophy. ;p

Back to the point and the homework assignment. After painting this awesome buffet blue I knew I had my inspiration to start decorating my OWN home. Yeah, I know, the whole I don't decorate thing. Well, maybe I'm ready.

FYI--some of the things in these photos are staged--I'm an experienced enough mom to know it would take about 4.2 seconds for my kiddos to knock over that plant on the teeny-weeny plant stand next to a traffic lane.

Back to the point--again. I painted my own buffet in my inspiration color--Blue.  LOVE blue and brown together, with accents of orange. 

But--I'm not the best decorator in the world. Or even Spokane. Or even ____ street.  So Help--I love all these things, but I think I need some serious "editing".  So please, play decorator with my dining room wall. What works, what would you . . . 

change/move/hide in a deep, dark, hole.

Thanks for visiting!! See you tomorrow or sometime soon. Don't forget to check out my giveaway on the side bar.

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  1. Jessica~ This just turned out SO beautifully. LOVE the brown and blue too! I think you also did a great job decorating. It's hard to give advice not knowing what's around it or general purpose, but I love the large frame and balance of light and dark. :-)

  2. I think it is adorable! You did a good job!

  3. I like it! You did a great job on it! Would be delighted for you to link to Potpourri Friday and Giveaway!

  4. I love it, Jess. How long will the kids leave it this way?

  5. Love the contrast of brown and blue.It matches my home so can I borrow it :)))
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  6. Jessica Hi,
    I purchased a few pieces from you when you first opened. I deciced to stop by and see what the shop was up too. I came across today's post inquiring suggestions of decorating your space. I was thrilled to see you love blues, browns & oranges. It just so happens I posted this week on Rate My Space through HGTV's website two spaces you might want to check out for ideas in your space as my master bedroom is done in the same 3 shades. I have had compliments on my vignettes so maybe you can stop by, eat the chicken and spit out the bones(tehe). I also posted a nursery this week which features the piece you did for me with posted tag line for you and your store. Also, I used the shelf you did for me in my bedroom. I tried to Email posts to you but couldn't link from their site to your blog. I would have to send to your personal Email or you can go to my post yourself here's how;, type in rate my space, once to their site type in either my community name and it will pull all 3 posted rooms or type in my room names.
    community name; Sheltilove,sepia neutral nursery or whimsical parisian bedroom. This would also be a great spot for you to pick up blog followers, a lot of gals post and add their blog address. Enjoy and let me know what you think...Warm Regards, R

  7. Jessica howdy again,
    I took a second look at your arrangement and had a few suggestions... You have a great start with the empty frame above buffet. I would relocate the photo of you and hubby inside center of white frame and remove bird nest. I would then place family name plaque above or below white frame centered. Maybe take nest and relocate on buffet top placing the 3 orange pears in creating a vignette to one end of buffet. Always use groupings of odd numbers, 3,5 etc.. it's always pleasing to the eye asthetically. I would stack several books at a diaganal with maybe 1 standing upright shaping an L at other end of buffet while maybe stacking the candle on top of books. Then either edit the rest out or pick a nice round low object in center as to not block framing. Just a thought based on some pieces you already have. Regards

  8. You really did a nice job on the buffet and I am so happy you linked to Potpourri Friday! I appreciate you and hope you will make this a weekly stop.

  9. I also have always love the combo of blue and brown. You did a really great job on such a nice piece of furniture.

  10. Your buffet is perfect! Love that color! How inspiring!

  11. This looks great! love it!


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