Monday, April 26, 2010

~creamy goodness~

Good morning bloggy friends!

well, it's Monday & the list is long....
so how about a little creamy goodness
before diving into work!

Today I'm tempting you all with
designer Lauren Ross's home

are those stone walls just amazing?
I love how the ruffly slipcovers drape on
the sisal rug.....

aren't her slipcovered dining chairs
I love the soft ruffles & the ties in back
AND that MIRROR!! wow~
need one of those......

This picture was my inspiration
for my bedroom makeover.
I love her headboard w/ the monogram
I'm still wanting to do a monogram on ours...

I know lots of you have seen this picture...
what a sweet bathroom....
even a little ruffle on the tiny lampshade!

ruffles & urns....yum.

her daughter's bedroom.....
it's a nice pink huh?
more drapey slipcover yumminess
& ruffly pillow goodness...

I wonder how long these would look nice
in my home????
{I'm thinking approximately 24 hours....}

I love the shape of these chairs....the monogram
the strappy legs...

yeah, love this one too, but
look at that brick floor!!

here's another little closeup
of one of her slipcovers....

this chair was her grandmother's &
she left it "as is"
except adding the little rosettes around
the buttons on the tufting....

love her style~

~*~ on to real life.....
my life....

I'm happy to report our stairs are coming along!
I'm still waiting on the contractors bid &
meanwhile Mr. T & T started working on
them this weekend!!
I swear there is nothing that makes me happier
than hubs doing house projects!! yippee!

I'll take that over roses anyday!
{in a vase...that if we're talking
about one to plant well....that's a tough choice...:)}

I went "running" 5 times last week!!
can you believe that??

I say "running" because it's really a little jogging,
and a alot of  little walking....

all I can say is.... it hurts like#*@!!  it feels great!
ha ha :)

I do appreciate all of your nice comments &
encouragement!  I was telling my running partner
about all your encouragement & she wants
me to forward those comments to her so she can
believe it's possible to become a runner at our age!

I haven't really been sore from it, just right after
we are done....legs hurt, feet & ankles hurt....
but at least it hasn't been lasting long!


ok back to decorating...

I have to admit my decorator/remodeling ADD
is kicked into full swing & my head is spinning...
{I won't go into the list or your heads will
be spinning as well!}

seriously.....I drive myself crazy with jumping
from this to that all day!
please tell me some of you do this as well!

~ f  o  c  u  s ~

{imagine soft meditational music here!}

now, on that note I need to get in gear....

make bed
start laundry
start dishwasher
take shower
replace 14 yr olds cell phone...
go to post office
pick up kids
go for run
make dinner

sound familiar?

have a great day!



{all pictures from Country Living}


Passionate for White said...

Oh WOW! I LOVE those living furniture slipcovers. I even featured that picture on one of my posts - saying how I dream of owning them. I had no idea where they came from...I do NOW! Thanks so much for sharing.

DustyLu said...

I LOVE THIS ISSUE! I am so into it! Thank you for sharing and you and I think alike! Yes, I to jump from one thing to another! And our lists look the same! Have a great day Shellagh! Lulu

Martha said...

beautiful inspiration pictures!!!!

Beach House Living said...

Lauren's home is so lovely. The dining chair covers are wonderful. In the meantime it's drool and dream here.


These images are just so inspirational! ~ Angela

Jennifer said...

My oh my oh my..... simply yum - love everything girl! Can I lay down on the bed? Thanks for a happy Monday moment, Jennifer jennsthreegraces

Anonymous said...

Oh wow...I was a white/cream lover before but I think it just went to the next level! Your doing awesome with the running! Hope your having a great Monday! xoxo


I have the same pic's saved, I love her style!!

Miss Gracie's House said...

This home is one of my all-time faves from CL...just adore it!
You know what is causing the decorating ADD don't you? A finished project and all of that running...nothing like those endorphins to make you feel like you can *conquer* the world!
I'm doing my bedroom reveal for WW...come on by:)


What a great post. I enjoyed the switch from all the "creamy goodness" photos to your list from your real life, which sounded a lot like mine. Your blog is so beautiful and I like the way you center you content. It is very inviting.

Glenda from Gg-Notes on the Journey

Anonymous said...

Hi Shellagh,
I love her home! I still have this issue and look to it every time I need inspiration! I absolutely loved your bedroom you redecorated, you did an amazing job. And I know what you mean about prefering projects done by your hubby to roses! I'm the same way.
Have a great day!
15 Bella Vie

Rebecca said...

Hi Shellagh
Wonderful home she has, makes me want to start all over with mine! Mine is too lived in... like most peoples I would think. I have some white rooms but there are spongebob and Buzz lightyear sightings all throughout!
Have a wonderful day

Unknown said...

Shellagh, these are gorgeous! but would NEVER EVER last 2 seconds in our home with DH. Trust me! so I will drool over these exquisite pics in envy.

Have a great week.
TTFN ~ Hugs in love, Marydon

It's me said...

Thank God it's evening here now................all the housework is done.............pfffffffffffff.........tomorrow working in the shop..................a lot of bouqet waiting to make almost 60 !!! for one!!!

Your pictures beautiful !! thanks for share..............hav a good happy sunny week my love..hugs from me.........

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Loved those when I saw them in the Mag.
was stunned to see the coffee table I just redid for my living room is a small version of that dining table...second pick.
Same lines almost...amazing.
also posted on my sidebar.
Have a wonderful Monday
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a beautiful home!!I love all the pictures.Have a good day....Kathy

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I love the details and ruffles on her slips! Good for you for running so much! I started running again last month and my knees are killing me!


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I love all the calm and dreamy. The dining room mirror is devine as is the slip covered chair with ties. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous home.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Yes I have decorating ADD too! I blame blogging!! I want to add white and linen and burlap to every room in my house. So many dreams, so little time....

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

I could easily live in a home like that and be surrounded by all the creamy white loveliness.

Oh, drool.


Philigry said...

that issue of country living has always been my favorite. I love her home. You bedroom looks a lot like that, you did a beautiful job.

Inspired-Simplicity said...
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Inspired-Simplicity said...

Sorry I just deleted my last post. Man I wish we had spell check on this. I never catch it until I hit publish. I think this is my all time favorite spread in Country Living. I kept several of the pics for my wish book. Thanks for sharing it. I'm finishing my first of three bedrooms in a couple of days. I just love the gray and white walls. Thank you so much for inspiring me.

Cindy said...

Love, love, love, those images! I really want to do a burlap footstool. I'm glad to hear that you are still jogging. Keep it up!
Hugs, Cindy S

Unknown said...

Such a cute post today!

Isn't it the truth...we have our real life and our fantasy life where everything stays clean and tidy...ha!

love your witty style my freind.

Starview Sonnet

Anonymous said...

This is one of my favorite homes ever! I even have a whole notebook dedicated to her home - thanks for sharing!
Keep up the good work with the gets easier. :)

June said...

Shellagh I have always loved Lauren's decorating and have been so inspired by her gift of creating beauty.
I think you are my new hero. I would love to be able to jog more than just down the lane and back, instead of walking a mile. I just can't seem to jog. My daughter is always running half marathons and I would love to be in one, but I think I would DIE! lol. You go girl!!!

Privet and Holly said...

Hi Shellagh! YES. Your day sounds VERY familiar! Something tells me, though, that we will look back at these days as being the absolutely BEST ones of our lives. Okay, the decorating pics. I will take the RED DRESSER and the CHAIR with the MONOGRAM!!! As for the running, KEEP GOING! You can and WILL do it.... xx P&H

Faded Charm said...

I'd say creamy goodness! It's funny how I have cut out and saved almost every single one of these photos for my "inpiration folders". I started this when we were going to build our home, but still do it because my style is forever changing.

Thanks for the eye candy and I'm looking forward to Wednesday. Hopefully the sun will shine for us.


Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Shellagh these pics are DIVINE....!!!

YES...Isn't it fun to have hubby working on 'projects'....ALWAYS makes ME smile.... :o) !!

Keep up the running....Soon your jog/walk will become a full run & you WILL be amazed at the changes in your body....!!

I've been running for a year now having started at the TENDER age of 44 & while I'm by no means a 'lean mean running machine', I am FIT & ready to bounce from one project to the next in a heartbeat....hahahaha...YES....Just HOW to focus on ONE thing at a time.... :o) !!

Have a GREAT week....!

Tamarah :o)

Becca said...

Hi Shellagh! Such beautiful creamy colors! Love it.

helle said...

Thanks for sharing all these pretty images, I fell completely "ruffled". Can not get enough of it, but living with 3 male members of the family, compromise is needed!

Love your blog..

Crystal said...

Are there people who can focus???? I didn't know they The pics are wonderful. All those ruffles make things look amazing! I love all the pics. Way to go running. Keep it up!

Julie Pishny said...

I saw that mirror in Country Living years ago and tore the page from the magazine for future reference - I love it and still do... and those furniture covers are just gorgeous...


I am so proud of you and your running partner - five times is very ambitious of you both. Are there any 5Ks in your future?

Enjoy the week and thank you for the eye candy...beautiful. Hugs - Julie

Auntie Cake said...

Man girl, you now have me eyeing my entire house looking for things that I can ruffle. And I so need that bed skirt. (And I have to get working on our headboard...)

I was so giggling about the- nothing makes me happier than hubby working around the house and the roses comment. I was thinking the exact same thing about the vase vs bush, so I was laughing hysterically when I read on to see you thought the same thing. Now my kids think I am a crazy lady when they caught me laughing out loud in front of my computer, actually they have been thinking that for years...

Have a great day, good luck with your stairs, can't wait to see them all done!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Heavenly! Love the soft pink room. My princess chose a, um, more vibrant pink path!

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Mmmm, Shellagh . . . more like "creamy yumminess"!!!
Yeah, I wonder how long all that wonderful white would remain in my house as well. Thanks so much for sharing that gorgeous inspiration.

Sounds like you're doing great with your new workout routine - keep it up! And yes, like I commented before, it is absolutely possible to become runners at our age. If I can do it, anyone can!

Sounds like you might suffer from the same affliction as me - adult ADD LOL!!! :o)

Anonymous said...

oh crikey I find it hard to stay focused too. Especially hard because I work from home. Think I will have to start writing some lists to stay on track. Love the photos, I just realised I have an urn exactly the same as the one pictured with the white hydrangeas in it. Will have to pull it back out of my ebay store!!!!

Little Emma English Home said...

Dear Shellagh, thank you so much for your kind words, I really needed to hear them. I love each photo of this post, this house is amazing!!! Maybe, I can use some for my house....

I send you a big hug, my friend!!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

You know I still have that issue of Country Living cause I loved her style so much!! Great post darlin!!!

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Just popped by to say hello. Lovely blog and your likes in your profile sounds just like my wish list.

Debra@CommonGround said...

Shellagh, I have to tell you that you were reading my mind with this post! I'm going to "attempt" a slipcover with ties for a bergere chair that I have. I remembered this article in CL because all the slipcovers were amazing. You and others that have recently done room makeovers and slipcovers have been a real inspiration! I'm not a seemstress, but I do sew a little, so wish me luck on this. It will be a monumental accomplishment if I can get it done!!

Denise Marie said...

TFS, loved every single aspect of her gorgeous home. Love monograms too and need to slip cover 2 burgandy wing backs and a barrel chair here at my cottage.

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Oh Shellagh, I'm loving your creamy goodness pictures. I'm even gettin the urge to slipcover everything in sight. Cream or white is my favorite look, but with 10 grandkids, it wouldn't last long in my house either.
Loved the little burlap covered footstool. I have a little one out in my shed that may become a slipcover project.
Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

The Stylish House said...
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The Stylish House said...

I love it! This has to be one the nicest issues Country Living has ever done. It's such a soft look and so inviting.
Great job on the running, wow 5 times. YOU GO GIRL!

P.S. Sorry for the delete typo!

gretchen said...

funny how this really struck a cord with so many of us....the slipcovers are like the frosting on the furniture!

Agoura Antique Mart said...

Oh my gosh, I love those monogramed chairs & everything else!! Thank you for stopping by for the giveaway - good luck!!

Have a wonderful day.


Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

I have some of those pictures in my files too! Beautiful. I love the girls room. So pretty.

Lisa said...

Oh yes, YUMM-E! All of it. I have wanted to learn to make slipcovers forever. I have a picture of a chair Carrie Raphael did in Country Home ages ago hanging on my inspiration board. I love that chair in the bottom of the post, with the burlap ottoman. LOVE IT! And the ruffled lampshade. I looked all over Round Top last year for one, can't find them anywhere. If you have a source, let me in on it - okay? Girl, I thought I had energy. You make me look like a couch potato! Lisa

paola said...

Hi Shellagh! Wonderful blog you have! I love all the pics! I'm your new follower! Bye from Italy


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Anna Whiston-Donaldson said...

Oooh! I remember seeing those yummy pics in Country Living!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Oh what gorgeous pictures! Love Country Living!
Take care

Sarah said...

These images make me want to slipcover every square inch of my house-cats and dogs included!

Kendra@Creative Ambitions said...

Ok... Lovin' your blog!! It just makes me want to go white/cream everywhere in my home!! Thanks for sharing all this inspiration!

Faded Plains said...

I love me some creamy white....and linen and ruffles too.

Herself said...

A wonderful beginning to the week! Thanks for getting us off to a great start! Creamy and dreamy.

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

I just came across your blog and just love everything about it from your design style and fun writing! I"ve signed up as a follower and will be back for more soon . . . . thanks so much for sharing!
I'm a new blogger and am having a GiveAway if you'd like to stop by and take a peek that would be wonderful!

stefani said...

omg that is so pretty, i been looking to find the name of this type of room, do you know the name i will be så thankfull if you could tell me that :)

thnx huggs from sweden :)

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