Friday, December 31, 2010

Turning The Page

I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year!!! I hope 2010 was all you had hoped for and 2011 is even better. Thank you for reading H&H, you mean the world to me!!!



Thursday, December 30, 2010

Art In Motion

Chanel Spring 2011 Show- It is visual stunning and inspiring, especially the aerial views of the whole "runway". Hope you enjoy...

The second part is probably better and shorter for those who don't want to sit through Part I...
Karl, you are a creative genius.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Three's A Crowd

LOVE this room with not one but 3 ottomans....The rest of the house is great too, definitely a breath of fresh air. The fretwork in the other rooms is amazing, be sure to check it out. I was going to only post the ottoman picture but I had to include these as well.
For more images of this house by Thomas Hamel go to House Beautiful

Monday, December 27, 2010

Simple Beauty

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! This week I will be taking it easy for the most part, hopefully enjoying some more R&R. I hope you are doing the same!

Source Unknown

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I Know, I Know...

This house has been all over the blog world since it hit the newsstands. I had to include it here though, I love it.I want that tub.
Love the built-ins for the wood...
All images Elle Decor.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Add It To My Favorites

I happened upon this room on Elle Decor and fell in love...
Turns out this haven belongs to Cindy Crawford thanks to Michael S. Smith. It is one of my new favorites.

Image Here.

Monday, December 20, 2010

It Is A Tradition Right?

This is the third time this image has appeared on H&H. That makes it a tradition right? I prefer to think of it that way rather than a blogger no-no. I just love it so much....One day when we have a staircase (you know, in my "one day" home that also will have a fireplace) I will recreate this. By then you might have seen this image 10 more times! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas week!!!

Image House Beautiful

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Quiet Time

My younger brother got engaged on Friday and we could not be happier for him and his new fiance. Lately there have been a lot of engagements, weddings and births, it is nice to feel all the happiness and love.

And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3:14

With that being said I know this time of year is hard for a lot of people for a lot of reasons. For me, I have been missing my Grandmother so much. So for those of you who are missing someone or carrying some other weight I wanted to send this verse...

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11: 28-30

I hope you have a peaceful love filled week leading up to Christmas.



Thursday, December 16, 2010


Doesn't Sarah Richardson's house look like somewhere you would want to spend Christmas?Me too.

Image Canadian House & Home

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dear Frye

Dear Frye ,

My love for your boots is no secret. I think you are great but I do have one problem. Over the years I have ordered a few pairs of different cuff boots from you. For example, last week I ordered these...I love them, I wish they could be mine. But they can't. You see, if you are... oh say 5'2", then all cuff styles always hit at an awkward spot, right in the middle of the knee cap.
I tried to ignore this little issue but really it looks a little off and rubs your knee constantly while walking. I tried (many times over the years) to fold down the cuff more but it never works. So I am giving up. Maybe next years cuff can be 1.5" shorter? I am just saying.....

*For those of you who asked, I did love them and do recommend them to those without vertical issues. Also Zappos has them on sale right now (to add insult to injury).

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Momma Said There'd Be Days Like This...

This post is for all the Moms out there. I know you come to blogs to see fabulous interiors, but what about a little peek at reality? Can you guess what you are looking at?I will give you a hint....
That's right, it is a picture taken just the other day of this sofa y'all loved from this post. Little fingers mistook it for an art canvas and used markers to create this masterpiece...
The fabric is under stain warranty so this story should have a happy ending (I always recommend any stain treatments that come with a warranty). Has this happened to you? For those of you who asked the sofa is the Rockford from Rowe...
In other mom related news (no, I am not pregnant) my blogger friend Averill is expecting a little one and asked me to guest blog on Odi et Amo with a post for expectant mothers. And while we do not have kids yet, I am working on my 15th nursery so I do know a thing or two about those bundles of joy...
Please stop by and check it out!

Okay let's hear it, we have all been there! Red wine on the sofa, markers on the carpet, dog chewing the pillow, cat scratching the chair, nail polish on the coffee table- I would love to hear if you have had a moment like the picture above!

Thank you E.H. for letting me share!!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Client Living Room

This room "feels" so good in person. We are not completely finished but we have come a long way. I wish I had before pictures but basically we started from scratch.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Quiet Time-Patience

Wait for the LORD, be strong and let your heart take courage. Yes wait for the LORD! Psalm 27:14

Do not throw away your confidence, it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. Hebrews 10: 35-36

Thank you to the sweet friend who sent these to me, God is good.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Some People Have All The Luck

There is strength in numbers when it comes to decorating...
How do we feel about the table coming off the island?
No comment.
LOVE the arrangements.
Images Traditional Home

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Decor A Mother Could Love

Hello there. Remember these prints from the other day? They are from the Etsy store johnwgolden. When my client showed them to me I was obsessed. I love the way they look in the kitchen but really they could be used in so many places.The store has so many great items for sale though. Take these coasters...
Anyone who knows me well will laugh because I love a good coaster, I am the coaster police. Another cute item- the block collections...
I have come back to this site many times, especially when looking for boy room decor. The robot and rocket prints are always a crowd pleaser.
However, the "By the Order of Management" series will always be my favorite. Two more I love...
More prints HERE.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

In The Next Room...

In the next child's room I decorate I would love to use one of these.....
I just think it is so cute.