Wednesday, October 10, 2007

{autumn mood}

For some reason, autumn always gets me in a "house" mood. I want to decorate, clean, and rearrange the house. I want everything to look good, and smell good! We've been wanting new sitting room furniture to take the place of the breakfast room that we never use, so we finally went out and splurged. Four new leather chairs, a glass coffee table, a new rug (the only one in the house so far), and some shelves. I love how it turned out! In fact, I sit in here ALL the time! We've dubbed it the "internet cafe," since I can always be found in here with a laptop!

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I've been wanting a place to hang and display my layouts for some time now. There is only one small hallway downstairs, and I decided that would be perfect for an "art wall." I talked hubby into painting it a dark chocolate color. I scrap 8x8, so I mount each layout on a 12x12 piece of white cardstock, and they just pop off the wall! We hung three lengths of wire on some hooks, and I use office clips to hang the layouts from the wire. This makes it easy to arrange and switch out. We have cable lighting on the ceiling, and it's perfect to "spotlight" the wall.

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I've also been doing a bit of Halloween decorating. I love Halloween! Last year, we got a lot of those cute Halloween village pieces on sale at Michael's, so I just couldn't wait to set them up this year! I don't care much for the Christmas ones, but for some reason, I adore the Halloween ones! They're just so much fun! They all light up, move, and play scary noises. Fun stuff. I set them all up on a table in our foyer.

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I put some fall garland and purple lights on the front door, so now we're ready for Halloween! All we need now are a few pumpkins ;)

latest layouts



I'm starting to go back and scrap some older pics. Love this one of Helen, with the light shining off her then-blonde hair:



Real men wear pink (at least their sister's bathrobe):



Here's to autumn! Cheers!

19 comments:

Andrea said...

Amazing.. Your place looks like a magazine spread. I LOVE the lo's on the wire, that is awesome!

Emily said...

WOW, that is a beautiful room!! And I am in love with your art wall..what a great idea to hang them from wire, so modern!! I'm going to have to do that!! :) And once again..your layouts always amaze me!! :)

marci lambert said...

i am jealous of your amazing talent.
i am jealous of your leather chairs and beautiful house.
and i am jealous of your iPhone!!!!!!
(but i'm happy for you)

danielle young said...

*WOW* i'm so glad i stumbled upon your blog!! your place is beautiful! and so are your layouts! thanks for sharing... i'll definitely be back! :)

RitasCottage said...

YOU are amazing!!!! that last layout with the ribbon tied around has me in a tissy...... omg. xo

Amber said...

WOW! Some GREAT decorating ideas there!!!! I am stealing your art wall idea--how cool is that! LOVE the cafe style breakfast nook too---but our family is much too big for that! LOL! Thanks for sharing!

Jones said...

Love your new internet cafe :)

What color is that on the walls (brand/name)? I would love to know :)

Alissa

My Life and My Loves said...

can i come live at your house? i LOVE what you've done. where did you get the chairs? and i am prolly gonna steal your idea about the layouts - what i have right now is just not working!

love that new kit girlie! mwuah!

Jaime Young said...

Hello gorgeous house!!! I love the decor and the wall art is amazing!! Love the pages, you are such a talent my dear ;)

JENN said...

LOOOOOOOOOVE these Light Layouts!!

Danielle said...

I LOVE your kitchen..what a great idea!! And the art wall is really cool..would love one of those. Your work is really inspiring to me! Love it! Check back soon..
Danielle

Shawn said...

Your new room is gorgeous. I can see why you're spending lots of time there. And I have to say how excited I am to have just found your shoppe. I'm downloading my first 2 items as I type and I'm sure I'll be back often. Your designs are amazing! :)

verabear said...

that's a neat gallery you got there! :) and 'layout' for the house too, hehehe :)

your Halloween village looks great!

barb said...

I LOVE how you have your layouts displayed. I really should do something like this!

Your new furniture is gorgeous! My kitchen is yellow and white as well. Good choice!

amy said...

wowzas..come on over and help me decorate my blank new house! looks GREAT!

angelapowers said...

amy, your home is gorgeous! LOVE the new room :) and i love the scrap page wall, i have been wanting to do that in my "office" (which has become the junk room, yep, no junk drawer in this house, we have a whole room, lol).

and, gorgeous pages, as always!

angelapowers said...

amy, your home is gorgeous! LOVE the new room :) and i love the scrap page wall, i have been wanting to do that in my "office" (which has become the junk room, yep, no junk drawer in this house, we have a whole room, lol).

and, gorgeous pages, as always!

angelapowers said...

amy, your home is gorgeous! LOVE the new room :) and i love the scrap page wall, i have been wanting to do that in my "office" (which has become the junk room, yep, no junk drawer in this house, we have a whole room, lol).

and, gorgeous pages, as always!

Mikkel said...

Your house is gorgeous! I'm jealous!!