Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Bad Weather + Old House = Tears of Frustration.

This is my house as it is this moment.

The wind has been howling ALL night and day today, add to that the fact that it's been raining like crazy and we've got a mess. The south side of our house only has the original board siding on it, so water comes in and drips and soaks and ruins things that I'd rather it not. I've gotta just keep telling myself that someday it won't be like this and that someday my house will be solid and repaired and decorated. So in order to salve my frustration I've been looking at Better Homes and Gardens Website. They send design emails to my inbox and when I'm bored I always seem to go over there and drool at the wonderful design possibilities. Take this one for example:

The furniture is unique and it kind of looks rustic, but at the same time looks uppity and chic.
Or this one:

Which is actually too elegant and chic for me, but I really enjoy the chairs at the end of the bed.

Then the color scheme suggested here works well: lime green and blue--although I prefer a different shade of blue and lime green.

That's just a few of the thoughts that go through my head as I pour through the slide shows. Perhaps someday I'll be showcases my rooms to inspire you guys. Although I can guarantee that it will look nothing like the above images because all of my furnishings and decor will be coming from junk heaps, auction barns, and garage sales, but it will match my personality which is all that matters to me.

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