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Collection by Kellie Smith : Velvet Finishes DIY Furniture Paint


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Kellie Smith : Velvet Finishes DIY Furniture Paint
Interior designer extraordinaire Mary McDonald hit another home run with this bold yet classical dining room. From the painted floors t. Elegant Living Room, Elegant Dining, Modern Living, Floor Design, House Design, Painted Wood Floors, Hardwood Floors, Wooden Flooring, White Flooring

A glamorous life: Elegant living room ideas

Pictures of glamorous living room ideas for our future Luscious home, incorporating black, and white, with hints of pale blue, turquoise, gold and yellow...

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Painted Wood Floors...Would You Do It?

Every time I come across a painted wood floor, I ask myself, is this something I would ever commit to doing? I love the way painted floors look - whether it's a large scale pattern or solid color, there's something very unique and original about these floors. According to interior designer Scott Yetman, “It’s a great way to add interest to a room since you still get the texture of the grain but with a much more uniform colour (and it’s easy to touch up scuffs or scratches).” “It creates a…

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A blog to talk about all my house, decorating and lifestyle desires,accomplishments and pursuits! We are building our dream home and wanted a place to share the experience......

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A bit of business first – thanks so much for all the entries into the “Shop for North Carolina Furniture” contest!! The winner is Teresa Holt! Teresa, please email me your address at Thank you everyone for entering the contest. ********* Way back in 2015, I wrote a story about Lucas Eilers, a Houston interior design firm, HERE. The story was filled with houses designed by the two principals, Sandra Lucas and Sarah Eilers – their portfolio was filled with beautiful homes…

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CC's Top Ten Chinoiserie Pieces #2

Tozai Home Blue and White Dragon Temple Jar My second pick that every Chinoiserie lover needs in their home is an oversized ginger jar or two. This is another example of something you can spend as little or as much as you like. My two favorite pairs of ginger jars in my own home were from Tuesday Morning and Pier One Imports. I love the design and scale of the Tozai Home example above, at over 3 feet tall with its dragon design. A jar of this size is often referred to as a "temple jar,"…

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Santa Barbara Design House....

(Mary McDonald, Traditional Home) The Santa Barbara design House event was a blast. It was so much fun to meet the designers and reps from different companies. Not all the designers were there, but we met some wonderful, creative people. The home was beautiful, the architect, Peter Becker and builder, Phillip Pennestri did an amazing job. Mary McDonald, Traditional Home (Traditional Home,California home, photo by Mark Lohman) The family room and eating area were designed by Mary McDonald…

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Step inside some of our favorite spaces from the ultimate designer showhouse, Maison de Luxe.

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I don't think many would argue with me on the fact that Mary McDonald's work is colorful and stunning. While I may not be in love with ever...

Tented ceiling, draped walls, concave scallops all around, and wonderful greek key tape trim everywhere in this cozy and chic, blue and grey space by Mary McDonald. Wall Drapes, Ceiling Curtains, Ikea Fabric, Fabric Walls, Mary Mcdonald, Chinoiserie Chic, Chinoiserie Wallpaper, Looks Cool, Sweet Home

Curtain Call! 7 Dramatic Drapes

Curtains and drapery tend to be the last thing we worry about when decorating; their effect is often overlooked. If you're willing to invest in it, drapery can