Saturday, July 10, 2010

Thanks For Lending A Helping Hand

I wanted to give a shout out to the blogs that were such a huge help to me while I was renovating.  I can't tell you how many hours I poured over decorating blogs at 2am,  reading posts on everything from paint colors, fabrics, upholstered headboards, custom iron bed frames, cabinet hardware, & on & on & on...
I'm not a decorator but knew that if I didn't have a firm hold on exactly what I wanted & could make up my mind on what to do for each & every detail along the way, then someone else would make it up for me and well, that's just NOT how I roll~~
So here are just a few of my favorite decor blogs from whom I've learned so much!

Joni @  What can I say other than Joni is amazing!  We actually figured out that we've met quite a few years back! Joni's blog is fabulous in that she leaves no stone unturned.  She gives out all kinds of valuable resources and I love her for that!!  Thank you, Joni!  You're a gem!  This blog, La Dolce Vita, is so yummy on so many levels!  It's so varied and fun that I look forward to each post!  I especially love her guests blogs on 10 Things I Can’t Live Without!
Check out her recent post on Houston Decorator, Sally Wheat!  Sally has been featured all over the blogosphere & can be seen on Cote De Texas often.  A friend introduced us & we got together and I now consider her a friend!  Which leads me to my next shout out to:

The fabulous Sally Wheat!  Now sadly, Sally doesn't have a blog, but all you need to do to enjoy  her work is google her name and numerous blogs with links to her photos will pop up!  Sally came over one day during my painting panic and helped calm me down so I could choose colors.  She's a big fan of the lovely Linen Weave and rightly so!  Sally is amazing!  Desiree Ashworth was a big inspiration for the style of decor I decided on for my new home.  I had always loved French Country but now I'm turning more towards a Swedish decor thanks to Desiree's absolutely stunning photos of her home!  The green hues throughout her home are so soothing and soft yet thoroughly up to date.  I love her blog!  Julia is a Twitter friend with a blog that has wonderful links and information about all the set designs for our favorite movie homes!  Remember the great house in "Something's Gotta Give" with Diane Keaton? I LOVE that house! I used Julia's blog to look up details in homes like this and printed out photos to show my builder. From "SGG" I used the idea to make the wood brackets under our bar areas and cabinets.
I love the way they turned out.  The Lettered Cottage has so much useful information and photography about renovating that I'd be crazy to not mention it here.  Take a peek and scroll'll love it!

And last but not least, I want to mention Erin at
My eldest daughter wanted a turquoise bedroom, which was quite a challenge.  I took to the Internet to research colors that wouldn't be too bright or too hospital-ly.  I emailed Erin and asked her for her favorite colors and she responded! She was so sweet to email me back! That's exactly what I love about blogging!  Connecting with old friends and making new ones!  :)


Erin said...

This was so very kind of you to do an entire post thanking everyone! (And it was all my pleasure to share with you my favorite colors!) The blogosphere is such an amazing place, full of creative minds and generous spirits!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Ditto what Erin said. So nice of you to give us a shout-out! :-)

Decor de Provence said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my home and blog! I can't wait to follow your inspiring blog as well! I wish you all the best!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! You're so sweet. Everything looks so beautiful!! Now we just need to see that turquoise room!

Stephanie said...

Sally~~why so anonymous, girl? LOL
The turquiose room isn't done yet though! I'll put up some photos but I'm going to buy the Ikea Slip covered loveseat and hang some art. But for you...I'll add the unfinished room photos! :)

Cote de Texas said...

hi!!! wow - I just read this! thank you sooo much! I want to see your house so bad. maybe when i get back to houston???? thanks again - you are way too sweet.

Stephanie said...

Of course, Joni, anytime! Have safe travels! :)

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