Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Curtains, marvelous things



I spent a good two hours hanging pictures and curtains last night in our apartment. I was shocked at how much that helped the look and feel of the place. No more blank, lonely wall space. You walk into our living and it looks like an inviting place to be, versus a holding cell. Last week I asked Andrew if he's liked to have so-and-so over for dinner. He just looked at me and basically said "are you crazy, do you want to give yourself a panic attack trying to get ourselves 'moved-in' before they come?" Grim. Well, now it's looking more hopeful! I'm on my way!

This image was something I saw over at Black*Eiffel a few days ago and fell in love with all of it's cozy nooks and crannies filled with little girl charm. It was from Martha Stewart children's section!

15 comments:

::::Lula Boutique:::: said...

That's so true! I just really got into decorating my home and am amazed at how simple it is to make a space look and feel "inviting" just by doing little simple things like that. My new thing is I always have fresh flowers throughout my house...even in the bathroom!

Love that picture! :)

Krissy said...

We've been in our house for 2.5 years and I'm still making it a home!! Every time we have people over I think "ohh, that wall is blank, I should get something to put there before they come over" I don't think I will ever be satisfied with the look :)

Love the fresh flower idea- I do that too!

Julia said...

Fresh flowers! What a great idea! I don't do that nearly enough :) I have house plants, some I've named even, but the smell of fresh freesia, or the look of tulips, *sighs* hard to beat!

please sir said...

Oh I can't wait to see pictures of you finished place!

vana chupp said...

This is so cute! I can't wait to see what you come up with. Looking forward to you sharing pictures of your new space.

S.HOPtalk said...

Every time I see this image I fall in love with it all over again...so charming and oh how I wish that my daughter's armoire was that organized. :)

Congrats on the wall hangings and window coverings...a pain, but they do make such a difference.

littlebyRD said...

Sounds like it is starting to feel like home! I hope you will treat us to some pics when you are all done putting your finishing touches on everything!

picciolo said...

I'm glad your new home is coming together, you'll have to post some pictures! That wardrobe is so cute, I love all the little storage boxes
: )

A Print A Day said...

oh i wish i could go all out in decorating our flat. we're currently looking for a live/work loft space, and it's been a challenge as there's lots of competition here.

i'd like to see pics of your place!!!

Mrs.French said...

It took me 2 1/2 years to get curtains in my abode...you are way ahead of the game missy!

Oh and thank you for the sweetest comment on my giveaway. You are a dear blog friend! Cheers!

Sew Bettie said...

That cabinet is to die for... curtains really do make a huge difference. I really want to add some more curtains and change some of my old ones. They are such a quick project too.

Tyler said...

sounds like a lovely nest your creating. sadly my daughter's curtains have been boxed for nearly a year. and her clothes are nothing like martha's armoire -- oh so sweet.

thanks for the kind comments on my blog. i'll visit yours often! love the conde nast pubs post below. what a great design sense you have.

are you moving to or from kc?

risamay said...

Bare walls make me feel like I'm in an insane asylum. Especially if they're white. So I'm with you on hanging art. Viva la difference!

Jude said...

3+ years for me in my house and I'm just now able to call my living room finished! You're making great progress . . . ☺

SimplyGrove said...

Love this armoir!!!