Thursday, August 19, 2010

Love The One Your With- Bright, Bold, Beautiful

One of the earlier posts I made on this blog was called, "Love the One Your With" and pointed out some things I love in my own house. It is human nature (and doubled if you read blogs) to want to change your house or wish for more. Sometimes it is good to sit back and focus on what we already have that we love. So I decided to do a guest blogger series with this theme and I am so pleased to start with Laura from Bright, Bold & Beautiful! By now I am sure you know I think Laura is F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S, of course as an artist but also as a dear blogger friend!

Thank you Marianne for including me in this lovely series! I guess you can say that I really do practice what I preach... In every room in my home, there are bright, bold, and beautiful colors... found in my upholstery, wall color, and yes, my watercolors!

This photo is my favorite corner in the main living room. With the bright yellow wall color as the back drop, the tropical watercolor paintings really stand out.
In the same room, my abstract watercolor painting with rich jewel tone colors makes a statement above the mantle.
In my dining room, I painted simple florals and framed them all the same for a symmetrical look around the mirror.
Last, but certainly not least, my art studio is where I get my inspiration.Thank you Marianne for allowing me to invite you into my home!
Wow, thank you Laura! That was so fun, especially seeing the studio, I love to see where creative people work and I dying for a big work table.

For more from Laura be sure to visit her blog, Bright, Bold & Beautiful and her shop on Etsy!

18 comments:

Design Esquire said...

Laura's house is just gorgeous! I love how warm it is. (And, of course, her artwork is amazing!!) I love this idea for a series.

A Perfect Gray said...

A lovely visit to Laura's. That was such a treat. And a great idea for a series. I was just thinking the same thing yesterday - I really need to appreciate what I have and not drool after something I don't! Thanks for the reminder...

Ms. Bright said...

This is a GREAT series! You're absolutely right, reading beautiful blogs does make me yearn for bigger, better, different! As if I didn't already have the designers disease!!
Laura's home is lovely and that studio!!

Emily A. Clark said...

Perfect idea for a series! So true for me, I am always looking at what's wrong with my house instead of appreciating the work I've already put into it. Love Laura's blog and her bright home.

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

Awesome series! I love to see what other bloggers homes look like. I have to wonder if they do they do as they preach, and clearly Laura does.
And yes, that workspace is amazing.

sherry said...

What a fabulous work studio! Great post.
Sherry

Jennifer said...

this is SUCH a great idea/title for this series! LOVE peeking into bloggers' homes, too.

Katie said...

What a beautiful home! So REAL and livable ... Two of my favorite qualities. :) Love the idea for this series, Marianne!

JMW said...

What a beautiful home! I love the traditional touches and the pop of color throughout.

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

You are so right to remind us to appreciate the things we have. That being said, I have serious studio envy of Laura's!
Susan

Elise Lowerison said...

Laura, your home is beautiful! My bedroom is all different colors with my paintings hanging all over the place as well, I appreciated your flair for art and your design inspiration to hang them around your home. What about window coverings to match such a bright and colorful home? I came across your post this afternoon while browsing interior design blogs and the topic of window treatment selection was very interesting to me. It is true that you must dress your windows appropriately to bring out their true beauty. Thank you for writing and as a special thanks to you and your readers, I would like to offer a 20% off coupon using this code upon checkout: BLG20.

BonjourRomance said...

What a marvelous post Laura! Your home is beautiful, and that studio is the best - I could use that huge worktop. And yes we do need to appreciate what we have.
Mimi

Jane said...

Laura's home is lovely...but that studio is fab!!! I would LOVE to have a work table like that. It would make my working space much more enjoyable, not to mention ORGANIZED. Thanks for sharing a glimpse...

Jane (Artfully Graced)

Lila said...

That's a beautiful home. I love the golden color to the family room. I think I used almost that exact shade in my guest bedroom and I'm trying to find a red bedspread. Looks like great minds think alike!
xoxo
Lila Ferraro

Teresa Hatfield said...

Such a beautiful home!
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

Laura Trevey said...

Thank you Marianne! I am honored to be part of this great series... It is so important for us to appreciate what we ALREADY have :)

Have a wonderful weekend!!
xo Laura

Tessa said...

Oh, I'm looking forward to this series. Such a pretty & cheerful, happy looking home! and I enjoyed reading your older post too. so, so true!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Laura,
you have fab taste!!
BBB indeed~
xo