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November 14, 2008 7

Pulling things together…

By in Anna Says..., Inspiration & Ideas, Master Bedroom

(Click to see it bigger!) I guess this is where I’m supposed to step in and start talking about decor stuff, right?? Adam, I did a little mock-up of some things you can do to make this corner of your room feel more finished. 1. Blue would be a nice color for a brightly-colored throw. […]

August 29, 2008 8

bedroom ceiling lamp

By in Anna Says..., Inspiration & Ideas, Master Bedroom

Adam, here are a few photos of the ceiling lamp. The outside is plain white fabric, and the inside has a flocked damask print. The pattern shows through the outside when light comes through it. The overall measurement is 10″W X 10″H. Keep in mind that you’re going to have to buy a canopy/cord set […]

July 22, 2008 6

paint colors

By in Anna Says..., Inspiration & Ideas, Master Bedroom

I figure paint colors deserve their own post at this point, right? I was thinking about floor paint, and I pulled out my BM paint chip stash and found the PERFECT color: Palladian Blue. It’s a pale blue-green with a bit of gray in it, and it’s totally gorgeous. You’re going to look at the […]

July 20, 2008 4

Happy birthday, Adam!

By in Anna Says..., Life

Wonder Woman is waiting outside with a fresh dumpster for you!

July 16, 2008 2

kitchen inspiration

By in Anna Says..., Inspiration & Ideas, Kitchen

After: Before: Oooooh, look at this kitchen makeover (more photos here)! From House Obsession (via More Ways to Waste Time and Decor8).

July 15, 2008 14

upstairs bathroom ideas

By in Anna Says..., Inspiration & Ideas, Upstairs Bathroom

Here are my ideas for the bathroom! The only caveat is the wallpaper, since you don’t have a window in there. Do you have an exhaust fan? How damp does it get? I’m picturing the wallpaper on the wall to the left of the toilet, where there are no tiles. The remaining walls could then […]

July 7, 2008 4

bed linens, a new option

By in Anna Says..., Inspiration & Ideas, Master Bedroom

Adam, this is the closest thing I can find to the Maple bedding from Heal’s. It’s not exactly the same, but it does have a similar look. I think the duvet cover with the pattern all over it is just too much (in a bad way), but I think the shams would look really nice […]

July 1, 2008 1

dining room ideas

By in Anna Says..., Dining Room, Inspiration & Ideas

There is so much reddish-brown wood in the dining room (chairs, tables, moldings, floor, sideboard) that the room looks much darker, older, and more somber than I imagine you want it to. Here’s what I suggest doing: 1. Paint ALL of the trim and the wall below the chair rail bright white (semigloss). 2. Paint […]

July 1, 2008 0

even more kitchen inspiration

By in Anna Says..., Inspiration & Ideas, Kitchen

Before-and-after from My So-Called Blog. WOW! There’s inspiration to be found all over this home, actually. Take a look at this dining room, Adam!

July 1, 2008 1

more kitchen inspiration

By in Anna Says..., Inspiration & Ideas, Kitchen

I came across Puffer Progress in my stats earlier today, and I am really impressed by the changes the homeowners have been making to their 1900 Colonial house. They’re doing the work mostly by themselves and on a serious budget. Their kitchen and pantry are particularly impressive (hooray for freestanding IKEA units!), but there is […]