Thursday, August 27, 2009

Shabby Chic

I took this quiz on my interior decorating style the other day with the result being Classic and traditional.
Your colors of choice are warm. You like timeless furniture pieces that never go out of style. Your materials of choice are marble, ...wood floors with area rugs, and lots of architectural details like crown molding. Placement of design is very symmetrical. I read this to Brian and he gave a little chuckle and said "exactly." Which it is true, this is the way our home is decorated. I want our home to be warm and inviting. A place that people can get comfortable and relax. I have to admit though... I love Shabby Chic! I love the florals and all the painted, distressed furniture. It so feminine and pretty. Which is exactly why our home is not decorated this way. I just can't seem to see Brian being comfortable in all that girlishness... maybe I should ask? I just asked, he said "No I would die, instantly." There's my answer. He did like it though when I got a little creative the other day. We rearranged our guest room, and brought a desk down that Brian's Aunt Kathy had given us. We have a set of 4 chairs that my Dad gave us from an estate sale. I placed one of the chairs with the desk, but I didn't like it. I could see the chair from our living room, and it was really bothering me. I decided to do something about it. I had some leftover paint from Ian's room called "eminence" and leftover fabric from a curtain that covers his closet and this is what I came up with.

What do you think? I'm happy now that I don't have to look at an ugly chair with green pleather. In fact, I think it is kind of pretty now.


shana said...

Nice work . . . I'm impressed!
Enjoy the weekend!

Buckman Family said...

Great job- it is so cute!

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