Wednesday, October 31, 2007

If I could be a designer for a day....

I would be Betsy Burnham of Burnham Design. How could anyone not love her work to not want to be her for one day? And really I just want her brain for one day. That's why I love her Instant Space program. All I can say is BRILLIANT! If you are like me, always on a TIGHT budget, you can't afford a brilliant designer like Betsy. But no worries, she offers part of her services at a fraction of the cost. She offers a do-it-yourself custom design service. She will create an inspiration board, fabric/paint swatch book, furniture plan drawn to scale, a detailed shopping list of resources, and an explanation of how to pull it all together.

Cost breakdown:
hallways, entry-ways, powder rooms: $750
dining rooms, bedrooms, home offices, bathrooms: $950
living rooms, kitchens and family rooms: $1250

Below are images of an actual Instant Space inspirational box. It's so cute......I would display the box!!!!

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Bongenre Suzani plates

I love these beautiful suzani plates desgined by Jill Fenichell for Bongenre. They would be beautiful hanging in a kitchen or to use!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

For Sale!

Well, it is time to say goodbye to the Big-D (Dallas, Texas for those of you non-Texans). My husband and I are moving back to my home town of Tyler, Texas which is only 80 miles East of Dallas. I miss the small town feel of Tyler. And I have to say, I am really exciting about moving back! That being said, my wonderful (at least I think it is) home is for sale. So, anyone in the Dallas area looking for a great starter home in Lake Highlands...look right here! We move back November 2nd and are eager to sell our house and make the transition.

This also means I am buying and new house.....which also means REDECORATING!!! I am so excited.....a brand new palette! I can do whatever I want...well almost whatever I want.

I plan on blogging about my my new house as soon as I buy one and begin the process so stay tuned. I know I have been away for a while....but as you can see my world is turned upside down right now.