Have you noticed?…I got a new “doo” {A new blog design}

So, have you noticed?….My new look?….No botox required!…

Just the creative genious of Kristi, from Creative Kristi.

I told her I wanted a Charleston feel…I love pineapples (oh really???)….

I am also obsessed with the beauty and extraordinary craftsmanship of the gates and fences of Charleston.

So Kristi came up with this beautiful design for me…and don’t you love the hanging baskets?

Along with my new “blog design”…

I am making some simple changes around here lately:


I have new pillows and 2 more being made…

I went to an upholsterer to have a chair recovered…yes, my Valentine’s chair…


It won’t change much…just a bit more “design” to the fabric.

While at the showroom of the upholster, I saw tons of boxes…getting ready to be shipped.

Mr. Stroud said that he sells his custom designer fabric pillows on Joss and Main..

…..and these were being shipped to the lucky buyers.

So needless to say, I found a great place for wonderful fabrics, pillows and a great upholster.

Thanks to the referral of my friend Sherri and my drapery person, Julianne.


The pillow in the front is the one that I bought (actually bought 2)…I love Asian toile…

…..the pillow in back is from Pottery Barn…and this will most likely move across the room.

Now…I have a question to ask you…!!

I am recovering my bar stools…and have two fabrics I am trying to decide upon…


I found this fabric at another favorite place of mine, Mill Outlet Village in Raleigh.

…..They had a table full of Schumacher fabric remnants for $12.95/yard…I spent a lot of time at that table!!


Here’s a closer view of it…I used it to stage a photo of the Martha Stewart paint I was using for this project.


And here is the other fabric…a lighter “faux crewel” design…


Definitely a lighter, happy feel.


So what do you think?

The brown Schumacher Canton Floral Vine on the left?…

…..or the Braemore “faux crewel” on the right?….

My hubby has already voted…he always has an opinion!! 🙂

What say you??…I would love your opinion!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!