Friday, September 25, 2009

A Few Updates this Summer

I have made a few small changes around the house this Summer that I wanted to share. Nothing major but a few things I have been wanting to do for the last few months. We bought yet another set of bar stools, this is the fourth set we purchased and brought home, second set that we have actually used in this space. I don't know why this was such a difficult decision for me!! I am finally happy though, it only took two years in the making. I really like the banana leaf texture against our light granite counter top.

Here is the before:

I also changed out the cream and brown drapes with nickel grommets to a chocolate brown drape with black grommets. I think the black curtain rods and grommets seem to create a nicer contrast with our paint color than the cream drapes did. Don't get me wrong, I love these drapes, they have just been moved to the brown and blue guest bedroom where I think they are better suited.



I also purchased this cute tall vase with the sticks at Marshall's. I think it looks cute in the entry way for now, I am thinking it is ultimately going to end up in the great room since it is red but it looks nice in the space for the time being.

I also bought this cute banana leaf serving tray at Target for all of the Summer picnic's we had this year with the neighbors. While the tray is not being used to transport drinks and burgers, it has found a home on our coffee table to better organize our magazines and remotes.


  1. Everything looks great - I love the stools! Be prepared to never have those remotes look that good once you have a mobile child. Mind always gravitate towards remotes!

  2. Just started following! Love your blog! Everything looks great and your little girl's room is precious!!

  3. I love the darker drapes in the family room. Looks great! The bar stools are super cute. It all looks great. Your home is gorgeous.

  4. I LOVE the barstools Karen!

  5. Oh I'm glad someone else loves banana leaf stuff as much as I do! :) Love the updates -- everything is looking fabulous!

  6. I am so in love with your kitchen!!! Looks great.

  7. Love it!! Awesome job!!

  8. You have such a beautiful home! You have definitely been blessed!


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