Saturday, February 4, 2012


This is embarrassing but here are some before pictures of our family room.
Get your puke bucket ready.
Dont say I didn't warn you.

Ok, I feel the need to jump in here and explain...I'd just had a baby. And I had twins. And we'd moved in while I was pregnant. And somebody recommended a decorator to me (I'll call her Candy as in Candy Spelling cause that's who she reminded me of the first time I met her). **Note: this was long before I'd met the fabulous Holly Mathis or gotten addicted to design blogs.** And Candy didnt "get" me or my life with three little boys. The proof of that is that hideous red silk leopard print pillow you see above. I bought it. Four of them to be exact. Even though I hated them but I figured Candy was the designer not me so who was I to judge or complain. Uh that would be me with the checkbook that's who. But I went with it even though it was wrong and I knew it. If only I'd turned 40 a little bit sooner. I'm wiser now and tend to speak up more (keep your comments to yourself, you know who you are who, Mary my sister who thinks I am never quiet) :)  Thankfully my DH banned Candy from our house (see the story of the master bath and you'll know why).

That pillow led to the rug above. Domino decision.

Above you'll see the old red toile valances.
 I fell in love with the fabric and had my brother-in-law
fight some lady in an ebay auction for it.
I was pregnant. What can I say?
I wanted it and he's competitive.
It was a win-win situation.
I love toile, like addicted to it love, but I've moved on.
Our old house was mostly red (due to domino decisions).
I wanted something new in this house.
The seats are covered because the seats were upholstered
in white  and looked like this:

Not so good with twin boys in the house right?  
Holly had already helped me narrow down the new light you see above.
 I emailed her after stalking her blog for a long time
to ask if she'd helped me narrow down my choices.
Best decorating decision EVER!

I've always used a little rug under the kids play table..
.it typically takes them a year or two to really ruin a rug.
We're on another one but hopefully soon it will go away...
the rug that is not the table.

In case you've lost your lunch let me remind you what it looks like as of yesterday...

I know! What a change. Talk amongst yourselves...

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