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« on: January 31, 2007 06:44:21 AM »

OK, so here are a couple of pics of the redecorating we've done since moving in.  Our house was done up VERY traditional, which is NOT my style at all.  So the hubby and I have been tackling it one room at a time to put our signature style in this house and make it our home.  Here is the kitchen/eating area.  I have a before pic from when we looked at the house before we bought it, but it is from the opposite angle.  You get the idea though...


And here is the dining room.  The old chandelier was brass and very colonial, and the room was beige. We bought those incredible red suede chairs at a yard sale, if you can believe it!  I don't think they were ever used!


Thanks for looking.  We are pretty psyched about the changes we've made.  My daughter's room is next on the agenda.

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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2007 08:02:57 AM »

wow, I really love your color choices.... and that lighting fixture in the dining room... super sweet!


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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2007 11:58:36 AM »

I love your style - great colours.   Can't wait to see your daughter's room!

(I'm coveting your red suede chairs, so awesome!)

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2007 01:36:40 PM »

Oh, it's great!  congratulations!  When can I move in?
Kidding.  I adore the bold colors and simple furniture.  Looks fabulous.

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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2007 05:15:29 PM »

Thanks!  I really love decorating- it just takes so much time.  The dining room was truly a steal.  The cost of paint, yard sale chairs (I am still so proud of that find!), the table was on sale and bought with a gift certificate, the rug is Ikea (Ikea is the place to go for cheap chic), and the lighting fixture was on sale at Home Depot.  I also have the cabinet from the before pic in the room- also Ikea.  You don't have to spend a lot of money to make a room look fab  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2007 07:44:16 AM »

What a great job you have done, I totally agree on the colour choices being perfect Smiley

I have a question about the plants by the dining area, what are they? How much did they cost and are they easy to look after? I've been looking for something like this for my own, you see Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2007 05:23:21 PM »

The big plant is a fiddle-leaf ficus.  It wasn't too expensive- maybe $75.  The shorter one is a kentia palm.  It was a gift, so I'm not sure of the price.  I know palms can be fairly pricey.  We haven't had them long, so I'm not sure about their care.  We have bright, but indirect light all day.

« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2007 05:33:16 AM »

Gorgeous!  I love bold colors but married a guy  who loves beige!

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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2007 12:54:25 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2007 05:35:42 PM »

It always amazes me that things like color and lighting really can change a space.  I think it looks awesome.
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