Which would you choose?

Good evening from icy, snowy, messy New York.? Yesterday it was snow, today we are in the midst of a serious snow/ice storm. CRAZY weather, this is a winter surely to go down in the history books! I am so over winter, and praying for an early spring. Moving along…..

I cannot tell you how touched I was by all of the comments regarding my empty nester post yesterday and all the emails I received too…not only did you offer such? amazing and encouraging advice but honestly the kindness bestowed upon me brought tears to my eyes, thanks to you I am now feeling a wee bit more optimist about my soon to be empty nester status:) Whether you are an empty nester, soon to be one, or still have little ones at home…..reading over the comments is heartwarming and if you have an extra few minutes, I really encourage you to do so (click here). They would make a wonderful book! Thank you, I know I will refer back to it time and time again:)

So imagine this, the furniture fairy has paid you a visit…she is going to grant you with one wave of her wand a brand new fully done up living room! So imagine for a minute, one of these gets to be yours…which would it be? I set it up poll style…and since there are so many pretties, you can vote for two, so think hard:)

CHOICE 1
?Arch Digest
?CHOICE 2
CHOICE 3
CHOICE 4
?Atlanta Homes
CHOICE 5
Elle Decor
CHOICE 6
?Thomas Pheasant
CHOICE 7
CHOICE 8
Phoebe Howard
CHOICE 9
Rinfret
CHOICE 10
?Sandra Nunnerly
CHOICE 11
Thomas O Brien
CHOICE 12
Barry Dixon
CHOICE 13
Shannon Bowers
CHOICE 14
William Eubanks
CHOICE 15
CHOICE 16
Barbara Barry
Well certainly some gorgeous rooms! I tried to include several styles so hopefully something for everyone, it will be fun to see which comes out on top! Remember you can choose two faves…..thanks for stopping in and wishing you a fabulous day! Hope the sun is shining wherever you are …………..please some over this way!

Don’t forget, only a few more days to submit your pics!

My new contest is called Kitchen Love. A subject near and dear to our hearts, the heart of the home. Send in your pictures of your kitchen or it can be a snippet of your kitchen, something that makes your kitchen special and beautifully yours. I cannot wait to start getting the entries! Rules are-

Max. two pictures per entrant
They must be your pictures (not taken off the internet)
Please send your pictures to theenchantedhome@gmail.com
You must put Kitchen Love in subject line to insure it is received and included
I am accepting pictures as of today and the deadline is Feb. 8th
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The contest will begin Feb. 9th and run for two days.
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The lucky winner will receive a beautiful large Spanish olive tray, a gorgeous addition to any kitchen.

Which living room do you lust after?

Which would you choose?

Good evening from icy, snowy, messy New York.  Yesterday it was snow, today we are in the midst of a serious snow/ice storm. CRAZY weather, this is a winter surely to go down in the history books! I am so over winter, and praying for an early spring. Moving along…..

I cannot tell you how touched I was by all of the comments regarding my empty nester post yesterday and all the emails I received too…not only did you offer such  amazing and encouraging advice but honestly the kindness bestowed upon me brought tears to my eyes, thanks to you I am now feeling a wee bit more optimist about my soon to be empty nester status:) Whether you are an empty nester, soon to be one, or still have little ones at home…..reading over the comments is heartwarming and if you have an extra few minutes, I really encourage you to do so (click here). They would make a wonderful book! Thank you, I know I will refer back to it time and time again:)

So imagine this, the furniture fairy has paid you a visit…she is going to grant you with one wave of her wand a brand new fully done up living room! So imagine for a minute, one of these gets to be yours…which would it be? I set it up poll style…and since there are so many pretties, you can vote for two, so think hard:)

CHOICE 1
 Arch Digest
 CHOICE 2
CHOICE 3
CHOICE 4
 Atlanta Homes
CHOICE 5
Elle Decor
CHOICE 6
 Thomas Pheasant
CHOICE 7
CHOICE 8
Phoebe Howard
CHOICE 9
Rinfret
CHOICE 10
 Sandra Nunnerly
CHOICE 11
Thomas O Brien
CHOICE 12
Barry Dixon
CHOICE 13
Shannon Bowers
CHOICE 14
William Eubanks
CHOICE 15
CHOICE 16
Barbara Barry
Well certainly some gorgeous rooms! I tried to include several styles so hopefully something for everyone, it will be fun to see which comes out on top! Remember you can choose two faves…..thanks for stopping in and wishing you a fabulous day! Hope the sun is shining wherever you are …………..please some over this way!

Don’t forget, only a few more days to submit your pics!

My new contest is called Kitchen Love. A subject near and dear to our hearts, the heart of the home. Send in your pictures of your kitchen or it can be a snippet of your kitchen, something that makes your kitchen special and beautifully yours. I cannot wait to start getting the entries! Rules are-

Max. two pictures per entrant
They must be your pictures (not taken off the internet)
Please send your pictures to theenchantedhome@gmail.com
You must put Kitchen Love in subject line to insure it is received and included
I am accepting pictures as of today and the deadline is Feb. 8th
 
The contest will begin Feb. 9th and run for two days.
 
The lucky winner will receive a beautiful large Spanish olive tray, a gorgeous addition to any kitchen.

Which Ralph Lauren world would you choose?

Good morning! Oh my I have been one busy girl…the response to my best ever steals and deals was overwhelming to say the least, proves my point that the demand for gorgeous, traditional old world accessories is in fact alive and well! I have updated the post to reflect what is available (very very little). As I made the post I got in some other items, so will probably do another round 2 (much smaller) by the weekend.? Moving along……
I stumbled across the work of uber talented Peter Banks who does a lot of merchandising for that popular guy we all know and love, known as Ralph. Yes, as in Ralph Lauren. I think he nailed each of these “looks” and thought it would make a fun Which would you choose….so imagine you get to choose one to jump into and live in….which would it be? Feast your eyes on this, so? many wonderful scrumptious details to enjoy!

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CHOICE 1 City Slicker?

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CHOICE 2 Country abode

?CHOICE 3 Rhapsody in blue and white

?CHOICE 4 Equestrian luxe

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CHOICE 5 Bohemian beauty?

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CHOICE 6 A chic cottage

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All soooo gorgeous as only Ralph can do..what a? master! I love his unwavering desire for the best and the most beautiful, nothing in his design vision ever gets compromised. Every one of his stores is like one out of a storybook from the antique rugs to the fabulous fresh floral arrangements…he is truly an icon in my book! I bet you know which I would choose! Yep…the blue and white though I see something in each to love.?

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Thanks as always for stopping in……stay tuned announcing an amazing giveaway tomorrow! Wishing you a wonderful day.

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Which Ralph Lauren world would you choose?

Good morning! Oh my I have been one busy girl…the response to my best ever steals and deals was overwhelming to say the least, proves my point that the demand for gorgeous, traditional old world accessories is in fact alive and well! I have updated the post to reflect what is available (very very little). As I made the post I got in some other items, so will probably do another round 2 (much smaller) by the weekend.  Moving along……
I stumbled across the work of uber talented Peter Banks who does a lot of merchandising for that popular guy we all know and love, known as Ralph. Yes, as in Ralph Lauren. I think he nailed each of these “looks” and thought it would make a fun Which would you choose….so imagine you get to choose one to jump into and live in….which would it be? Feast your eyes on this, so  many wonderful scrumptious details to enjoy!

 
 
CHOICE 1 City Slicker 
 

CHOICE 2 Country abode

 CHOICE 3 Rhapsody in blue and white

 CHOICE 4 Equestrian luxe

 

 
CHOICE 5 Bohemian beauty 
 

 
 
CHOICE 6 A chic cottage
 

 
 
All soooo gorgeous as only Ralph can do..what a  master! I love his unwavering desire for the best and the most beautiful, nothing in his design vision ever gets compromised. Every one of his stores is like one out of a storybook from the antique rugs to the fabulous fresh floral arrangements…he is truly an icon in my book! I bet you know which I would choose! Yep…the blue and white though I see something in each to love. 
 
Thanks as always for stopping in……stay tuned announcing an amazing giveaway tomorrow! Wishing you a wonderful day.
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Which would you choose?

Hi there….hope your week has been a good one. Over here, we are battling a heat wave, supposed to get to a whopping 92 today!! Ugh…it is May!  CRAZY. I am not ready for it (nor is my hair)! It seems to be feast or famine with the weather…….suddenly fall is not looking so bad, lol. I could easily take 70’s year round…see I am not picky at all:) I am busy this morning preparing for a small luncheon for someones birthday at my house later today…will try to take a few pics to share!

Today’s Which would you choose is all about master bathrooms. What makes your heart beat faster? Beautiful marble, fancy tiles, color, all white? The sky is the limit. You know the drill, imagine the bathroom fairy has paid you a visit and has said you get to transform your master bath into one of these beauties.Which would you pick? Try to choose only one! I will do the same. Good luck, here we go……

CHOICE 1
CHOICE 2
Elle Decor

CHOICE 3
Palm Design
CHOICE 4

CHOICE 5
CHOICE 6
Barry Dixon

                                                                       CHOICE 7

The Paper Mulberry
CHOICE 8
KN Interiors
CHOICE 9

CHOICE 10
Mary McDonald
CHOICE 11
Ralph Lauren
CHOICE 12
Arch Digest
CHOICE 13
AD
CHOICE 14
Clive Christian
CHOICE 15
Sandra Nunnerly
CHOICE 16
AD
Wow that’s a whole lot of bath splendor! Kind of has me in the mood to cancel my day and plant myself in a bubble bath! What makes up the perfect master bath to you? A huge soaking tub? Acres of marble? Glistening fixtures? Tons of storage? Do tell! So your turn……which of these beauties could you see spending your time in primping and luxuriating in? Wishing you a wonderful Friday and as always thanks for stopping in to pay me a visit!

REMINDER- Today is the last day to be eligible for my tabletop giveaway (winner to be announced tomorrow). Click here to visit that post, you must comment on that post to be eligible!

Which would you choose?

Hi there….hope your week has been a good one. Over here, we are battling a heat wave, supposed to get to a whopping 92 today!! Ugh…it is May!? CRAZY. I am not ready for it (nor is my hair)! It seems to be feast or famine with the weather…….suddenly fall is not looking so bad, lol. I could easily take 70’s year round…see I am not picky at all:) I am busy this morning preparing for a small luncheon for someones birthday at my house later today…will try to take a few pics to share!

Today’s Which would you choose is all about master bathrooms. What makes your heart beat faster? Beautiful marble, fancy tiles, color, all white? The sky is the limit. You know the drill, imagine the bathroom fairy has paid you a visit and has said you get to transform your master bath into one of these beauties.Which would you pick? Try to choose only one! I will do the same. Good luck, here we go……

CHOICE 1
CHOICE 2
Elle Decor

CHOICE 3
Palm Design
CHOICE 4

CHOICE 5
CHOICE 6
Barry Dixon

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The Paper Mulberry
CHOICE 8
KN Interiors
CHOICE 9

CHOICE 10
Mary McDonald
CHOICE 11
Ralph Lauren
CHOICE 12
Arch Digest
CHOICE 13
AD
CHOICE 14
Clive Christian
CHOICE 15
Sandra Nunnerly
CHOICE 16
AD
Wow that’s a whole lot of bath splendor! Kind of has me in the mood to cancel my day and plant myself in a bubble bath! What makes up the perfect master bath to you? A huge soaking tub? Acres of marble? Glistening fixtures? Tons of storage? Do tell! So your turn……which of these beauties could you see spending your time in primping and luxuriating in? Wishing you a wonderful Friday and as always thanks for stopping in to pay me a visit!

REMINDER- Today is the last day to be eligible for my tabletop giveaway (winner to be announced tomorrow). Click here to visit that post, you must comment on that post to be eligible!

Late week musings and a monogram giveaway!!

Hi there! Hope you are having a great week. Hard to believe summer has closed its doors and its already back to school. Sure hope you had a chance to check out the amazing guest post Michele of Hello Lovely did on me yesterday,  if not click here to visit…it was wonderful! I also have a fun monogram giveaway to announce (details on the bottom of this post).
 By the time you are reading this I will be in Brimfield for the antique show, hopefully busy scoring some fabulous finds! Its been a busy week with the start of school but I was determined to make it there. I will report back on the weekend. So as with all my random musings post, this one features a little of this and a little of that. Lets get started……..
This picture reminds me of why Fall is my favorite season……….glorious!

 Got the back powder room wallpaper done and I love it. I am now looking for the perfect mirror and basically will be done at that point..woo hoo!  Here it is…….
But first Teddy my trusty assistant as Michele of Hello Lovely has pegged him, slacking on the job…….
So happy I went with my first choice, its fresh and clean and crisp and not too formal.   Here it is…….

I was experimenting as I like to do with one gingham shade and one plain…..(just in case you were wondering)   Now have to find the perfect mirror…..until then, vanity be damned!

I really like my statuary line and have several of their pieces in my home. I just added this piece to my island and filled it with pears….isn’t it pretty!

Also took the large trivet (in my online shop) and made up a cheese and cracker tray, my phone died as I was in the process but it looked great, filled with fresh figs and olive oil and breadsticks, a few cheeses, a small tray of olives and flatbread, made such a pretty presentation…….

Shop news……The Staffordshire dog lamps are up in my store, in two colors, already quite a popular item! So excited to have finally added  my new category “monogram mania”  to my online shop. It features all kinds of wonderful monogrammed goodies, all super well priced, discounted approx. 15% from retail with a super fast turnaround time ( as in 3 days they are on their way to you). Perfect gift! Click here to visit my shop.

Can I just say how madly in love with this that I am. I mean seriously swoon worthy right? Not exactly masculine I know I know and living with a family of 4 boys (husband included as one of them) this is a bit too frou frou for them, but man its pretty! A great way to channel your inner Marie Antoinette! If you want it, its for sale over at Tara Shaw Antiques.
Remember the hardware dilemma for my island and how I am considering changing it to an ant.brass? Well I am definite on it but figured as long as I am committed to it, let me be sure that I get exactly what I want so ordered another round of contenders and here’s a sneak peek. You know I will share when I decide on which wins…..

I will use a pair of these for towels to hang on the island

The island with the bin cup pull I am nearly certain I am using…

Always like to throw in a little food something…..because of course I love food, good food that is. I love cooking, preparing and of course the best part……. eating!  This is a winner and sooo easy!! It is  super satisfying and great for no guilt eating, it is a salad afterall but chock full of all the “good stuff”.

 Tex Mex Salad
Serves 4-6 (main dish)
Serves 6-8 (side dish)

Ingredients:
2 heads romaine lettuce
2 avocados (chopped)
1 cup frozen corn (defrosted) or fresh (if it’s in season)
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
1/2 red onion, diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1 Tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup sour cream or reduced fat sour cream
1/2 cup salsa
2 teaspoons chile powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend, plus more for garnish (you can use more if you are like me and LOVE cheese)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped plus more for garnish
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 limes
Tortilla Chips ( I bought the tortilla strips in a bag if you can find them)
Directions:
Make black bean and corn relish.  Combine black beans, corn, red onion and red bell pepper.  Pour over white balsamic vinegar (or other light vinegar), squeeze the juice of 1/2 of a lime, season with salt and pepper and allow to sit for a half an hour or up to one day.
For the salad dressing.  Combine sour cream, salsa, the juice of half a lime, chile powder, cumin and salt and pepper.  Stir to combine.  Every salsa is a little different so you may need to add more salsa or add more sour cream to reach the desired consistency for your dressing.  Taste it to see if you would like to add any more of the seasonings as well.
For the main salad.  Chop up romaine lettuce.  Add avocado, black bean and corn relish, cheese and cilantro.  Pour over dressing and toss to combine.  Garnish the top with more shredded cheese and a bunch of cilantro.  Serve with cut up slices of lime and tortilla chips.
If you would like to serve this as a main course, I would suggest adding some grilled shrimp, chicken or  sliced flank steak. 
Have you seen Ralphs latest collection? Yes, that Ralph as in Ralph Lauren…you don’t know we are on a first name basis? 🙂 What can’t he do? Every one of his collections is just so spectacular! DROOLWORTHY.  These images tell me one thing….take me there NOW!

 Finally the giveaway! To celebrate the Monogram mania intro to my online shop, I am offering one lucky winner a box of 6 monogrammed soaps customized to their specifications. All you need to do is go to my site, check out my newest additions in the Monogram mania section and come back here and tell me a fave. That’s it. I will announce a winner on Sunday. Click here to visit.
So that’s about it for today. Wishing you a wonderful day. Be back over the weekend to announce a winner!! Remember, if you are anonymous, I have no way of knowing who you are, unless you use your first name and first letter of your last name in the body of the comment. Ditto for those of who you who just use your first name, please in the comment be sure to put your last name initial, as there are often duplicate names. Thanks for stopping by…….

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Late week musings and a monogram giveaway!!

Hi there! Hope you are having a great week. Hard to believe summer has closed its doors and its already back to school. Sure hope you had a chance to check out the amazing guest post Michele of Hello Lovely did on me yesterday, ?if not click here to visit…it was wonderful! I also have a fun monogram giveaway to announce (details on the bottom of this post).



?By the time you are reading this I will be in Brimfield for the antique show, hopefully busy scoring some fabulous finds! Its been a busy week with the start of school but I was determined to make it there. I will report back on the weekend. So as with all my random musings post, this one features a little of this and a little of that. Lets get started……..







This picture reminds me of why Fall is my favorite season……….glorious!

?Got the back powder room wallpaper done and I love it. I am now looking for the perfect mirror and?basically?will be done at that point..woo?hoo! ?Here it is…….
But first Teddy my trusty assistant as Michele of Hello Lovely has pegged him, slacking on the job…….
So happy I went with my first choice, its fresh and clean and crisp and not too formal. ? Here it is…….

I was experimenting as I like to do with one gingham shade and one plain…..(just in case you were wondering) ??Now have to find the perfect mirror…..until then, vanity be damned!




I really like my statuary line and have several of their pieces in my home. I just added this piece to my island and filled it with pears….isn’t it pretty!

Also took the large trivet (in my online shop) and made up a cheese and cracker tray, my phone died as I was in the process but it looked great, filled with fresh figs and olive oil and breadsticks, a few cheeses, a small tray of olives and flatbread, made such a pretty presentation…….

Shop?news……The Staffordshire dog lamps are up in my store, in two colors, already quite a popular item! So excited to have finally added ?my new category “monogram mania” ?to my online shop. It features all kinds of wonderful monogrammed goodies, all super well priced, discounted approx. 15% from retail with a super fast turnaround time ( as in 3 days they are on their way to you). Perfect gift! Click here to visit my shop.

Can I just say how madly in love with this that I am. I mean seriously swoon worthy right? Not exactly masculine I know I know and living with a family of 4 boys (husband included as one of them) this is a bit too frou frou for them, but man its pretty! A great way to channel your inner Marie Antoinette! If you want it, its for sale over at Tara Shaw Antiques.
Remember the hardware dilemma for my island and how I am considering changing it to an ant.brass? Well I am definite on it but figured as long as I am committed to it, let me be sure that I get exactly what I want so ordered another round of contenders and here’s a sneak peek. You know I will share when I decide on which wins…..

I will use a pair of these for towels to hang on the island

The island with the bin cup pull I am nearly certain I am using…

Always like to throw in a little food something…..because of course I love food, good food that is. I love cooking, preparing and of course the best part……. eating! ?This is a winner and sooo easy!! It is ?super satisfying and great for no guilt eating, it is a salad afterall but chock full of all the “good stuff”.

?Tex Mex Salad
Serves 4-6 (main dish)
Serves 6-8 (side dish)

Ingredients:
2 heads romaine lettuce
2 avocados (chopped)
1 cup frozen corn (defrosted) or fresh (if it’s in season)
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
1/2 red onion, diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1 Tablespoon white?balsamic?vinegar
1/2 cup sour cream or reduced fat sour cream
1/2 cup salsa
2 teaspoons chile powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend, plus more for garnish (you can use more if you are like me and LOVE cheese)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped plus more for garnish
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 limes
Tortilla Chips ( I bought the tortilla strips in a bag if you can find them)
Directions:
Make black bean and corn relish. ?Combine black beans, corn, red onion and red bell pepper. ?Pour over white?balsamic?vinegar (or other light vinegar), squeeze the juice of 1/2 of a lime, season with salt and pepper and allow to sit for a half an hour or up to one day.
For the salad dressing. ?Combine sour cream, salsa, the juice of half a lime, chile powder, cumin and salt and pepper. ?Stir to combine. ?Every salsa is a little different so you may need to add more salsa or add more sour cream to reach the desired consistency for your dressing. ?Taste it to see if you would like to add any more of the seasonings as well.
For the main salad. ?Chop up romaine lettuce. ?Add avocado, black bean and corn relish, cheese and cilantro. ?Pour over dressing and toss to combine. ?Garnish the top with more shredded cheese and a bunch of cilantro. ?Serve with cut up slices of lime and tortilla chips.
If you would like to serve this as a main course, I would suggest adding some grilled shrimp, chicken or ?sliced flank steak.?
Have you seen Ralphs latest collection? Yes, that Ralph as in Ralph Lauren…you don’t know we are on a first name basis? 🙂 What can’t he do? Every one of his collections is just so spectacular! DROOLWORTHY. ?These images tell me one thing….take me there NOW!

?Finally?the giveaway! To?celebrate the Monogram mania intro to my online shop, I am offering one lucky winner a box of 6 monogrammed soaps customized to their specifications. All you need to do is go to my site, check out my newest additions in the Monogram mania section and come back here and tell me a fave. That’s it. I will announce a winner on Sunday. Click here to visit.
So that’s about it for today. Wishing you a wonderful day. Be back over the weekend to announce a winner!! Remember, if you are anonymous, I have no way of knowing who you are, unless you use your first name and first letter of your last name in the body of the comment. Ditto for those of who you who just use your first name, please in the comment be sure to put your last name initial, as there are often duplicate names. Thanks for stopping by…….



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Canopies, Caronas and Crowns…..oh my!

Happy Wednesday to you! As I am starting to finally think seriously about my guest room and my own bedroom (at long last), one look I am continuously drawn is canopied beds and beds with crowns. Yes, it is very classic and traditional, having been done for centuries but now you also see it being done with a modern twist to give it a fresher cleaner feel. Its a beautiful way to use a favorite fabric or combination of fabrics and just feels so “cocoonlike”. 
I remember the very first time I slept in a bed with a soaring crown was in a beautiful hotel room in Belgium about 15 years ago. I felt like a royal and must say I had an awfully great nights rest. So….am sure I want to do the same thing in  my own guest room and today’s post is a tribute to all the wonderful treatments that can be applied to a bed. What are your thoughts? Is it a like? A love? Would love to know! Here we go………feast your eyes on these beauties!

This beautiful bedroom has been an inspiration for my guest room, love the check fabric used inside, think it makes it less fussy and crisp feeling, Joy Tribaut
The colors here are my favorite, I like the idea of a very quiet print with solid colored muted bedding, so inviting! TH
Beautiful application, love how the fabric matches the wallpaper,also love the gathered carona,  Kendall Wilkinson
LOVE the scalloping detail on this vision in ivory, Phoebe Howard
Always adored this bedroom, so serene and inviting! Cathy Kincaid
 Fun twist on a traditional room for a lucky young lady! Palmer Weiss
How pretty is the soft billowy fabric used as a canopy? So soothing and calming…..Howard
Thom Felicia’s bold take on a modern day canopy bed
Mary McDonald dreamt up this vision in white!
Wiliam Eubanks designed this fabulous master retreat using warm soothing tones…so elegant!
How sweet is the pink gingham? Love it! Shes so pretty
This sumptuous room by Mario Buatta just screams “come jump here” and bring your mags and books with you (and a indulgent little snack too:)
Love this serene oasis of a room, the scale of the room makes it feel majestic, Veranda
Always been a fan of this gorgeous dreamy room of canopied twin beds, Cathy Kincaid
Love pretty prints in rich warm tones for a canopy as Rinfret did in this elegant retreat
Love this monochromatic take on an elegant modern daybed….beautiful!
Of course everything Ralph Lauren touches turns to gold or at least into a bed fit for a princess!
Solis Bentancourt’s modern take on a pair of canopy beds, pretty!
And for a more masculine approach, canopy beds can still work…as shown here in Cottage and Gardens.
I really like Michael S. Smith’s take on a more transitional cleaner feel on a canopy bed, Elle Decor
Barry Dixon designed this fabulous retreat in brown, love the feeling!
And finally….who said canopy beds are just for humans?  Aristopaws
Too cute! Chinoiserie Chic
Had to throw in mans best friends, they like to live in great style too! So….whats your take? Do you love this look? Do you favor it more traditionally or like the more modern take? To me, its just beautiful any which way. As always, love to hear what you think. Wishing you a fabulous day!

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Canopies, Caronas and Crowns…..oh my!

Happy Wednesday to you! As I am starting to finally think seriously about my guest room and my own bedroom (at long last), one look I am continuously drawn is canopied beds and beds with crowns. Yes, it is very classic and traditional, having been done for centuries but now you also see it being done with a modern twist to give it a fresher cleaner feel. Its a beautiful way to use a favorite fabric or combination of fabrics and just feels so “cocoonlike”.?



I remember the very first?time I slept in a bed with a soaring crown was in a beautiful hotel room in Belgium about 15 years ago. I felt like a royal and must say I had an awfully great nights rest. So….am sure I want to do the same thing in ?my own guest room and today’s post is a tribute to all the wonderful treatments that can be applied to a bed. What are your thoughts? Is it a like? A love? Would love to know! Here we go………feast your eyes on these beauties!

This beautiful bedroom has been an inspiration for my guest room, love the check fabric used inside, think it makes it less fussy and crisp feeling, Joy Tribaut
The colors here are my favorite, I like the idea of a very quiet print with solid colored muted bedding, so inviting! TH
Beautiful application, love how the fabric matches the wallpaper,also love the gathered carona, ?Kendall Wilkinson
LOVE the scalloping detail on this vision in ivory, Phoebe Howard
Always adored this bedroom, so serene and inviting! Cathy Kincaid
?Fun twist on a traditional room for a lucky young lady! Palmer Weiss
How pretty is the soft billowy fabric used as a canopy? So soothing and calming…..Howard
Thom Felicia’s bold take on a modern day canopy bed
Mary McDonald dreamt up this vision in white!
Wiliam Eubanks designed this fabulous master retreat using warm soothing tones…so elegant!
How sweet is the pink gingham? Love it! Shes so pretty
This sumptuous room by Mario Buatta just screams “come jump here” and bring your mags and books with you (and a indulgent little snack too:)
Love this serene oasis of a room, the scale of the room makes it feel majestic, Veranda
Always been a fan of this gorgeous dreamy room of canopied twin beds, Cathy Kincaid
Love pretty prints in rich warm tones for a canopy as Rinfret did in this elegant retreat
Love this monochromatic take on an elegant modern daybed….beautiful!
Of course everything Ralph Lauren touches turns to gold or at least into a bed fit for a princess!
Solis Bentancourt’s modern take on a pair of canopy beds, pretty!
And for a more masculine approach, canopy beds can still work…as shown here in Cottage and Gardens.
I really like Michael S. Smith’s take on a more transitional cleaner feel on a canopy bed, Elle Decor
Barry Dixon designed this fabulous retreat in brown, love the feeling!
And finally….who said canopy beds are just for humans? ?Aristopaws
Too cute! Chinoiserie Chic
Had to throw in mans best friends, they like to live in great style too! So….whats your take? Do you love this look? Do you favor it more traditionally or like the more modern take? To me, its just beautiful any which way. As always, love to hear what you think. Wishing you a fabulous day!



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