Picket Fence Diaries

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<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_F1bIZWv5Y3Q/S32Ra_wMkUI/AAAAAAAAAUs/2srAdZTU7Uc/s1600-h/phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg.jpeg"><img style="display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 400px; height: 260px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_F1bIZWv5Y3Q/S32Ra_wMkUI/AAAAAAAAAUs/2srAdZTU7Uc/s400/phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg.jpeg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5439663817909637442" /></a> "I have this idea.." My brain is constantly brimming with ideas and they are generally met with a worried expression from my husband. "No, really, just hear me out on this one..." It will go on and the conversation will generally close with the ultimate promise that whatever my idea is will most surely increase the value of our house. When you move into a new home there are a million ideas to explore, nurture and create. That's the fun part! You agree right? That's why I want to share with you. Where was I... oh yeah... SO, I have an idea... I want to do an antique french look in the formal living room. The formal living room is so empty right now, we call it the "ballroom." There isn't one scrap of furniture in the large space. Not a stitch of a window covering.. nothing. Its a blank canvas that I am telling myself not to rush. The older I get the more I learn that design will find its way to you. It can't be forced or it starts looking like a hotel room. I've been hunting around online looking for something unique and I found this website called <a href="http://www.eloquenceinc.com">Eloquence</a>. They are the makers of fine reproductions of French Antique furniture. My radar went up and as I perused their products my heart started to beat a little faster. I think I might be on to at least a few easy elegant pieces. Let me show you what I mean.. <a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_F1bIZWv5Y3Q/S32TbxbECWI/AAAAAAAAAU0/WX-dQnvB0e8/s1600-h/pg_trade_2010.jpg"><img style="display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 400px; height: 267px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_F1bIZWv5Y3Q/S32TbxbECWI/AAAAAAAAAU0/WX-dQnvB0e8/s400/pg_trade_2010.jpg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5439666030266026338" /></a> Isn't that furniture amazing? I love that couch. It's not your run of the mill couch. It's a statement couch. Look at these chairs <a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_F1bIZWv5Y3Q/S32TzrjbzqI/AAAAAAAAAU8/s5SPVEPmi_s/s1600-h/phpThumb_generated_thumbnail.jpeg"><img style="display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 400px; height: 278px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_F1bIZWv5Y3Q/S32TzrjbzqI/AAAAAAAAAU8/s5SPVEPmi_s/s400/phpThumb_generated_thumbnail.jpeg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5439666441007386274" /></a> I like how refined they look. I'm kind of done with slipcovered and floppy. I feel like a tightly upholstered set of chairs with a little character would be a fun direction to offset that statement couch. (this is all in my dreams by the way.) Ok you have to see this bed. <a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_F1bIZWv5Y3Q/S32UtcymNMI/AAAAAAAAAVE/dVLbI9luzGQ/s1600-h/phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg-1.jpeg"><img style="display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 400px; height: 216px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_F1bIZWv5Y3Q/S32UtcymNMI/AAAAAAAAAVE/dVLbI9luzGQ/s400/phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg-1.jpeg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5439667433476863170" /></a> I can imagine this for my art room upstairs. A daybed to collapse in after I have worked vigorously on a portrait for 4 hours straight with no lunch. This is the kind of daybed for catnaps at 2:00 in the afternoon after a slice of lemon poppyseed bundt cake and chamomile tea with extra honey. All this bed needs is a icy blue cashmere throw as an accessory. Last thing I want to post is this chandelier. You know how I feel about chandeliers... <a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_F1bIZWv5Y3Q/S32VGWhMoxI/AAAAAAAAAVM/9nqj0-y_IfA/s1600-h/phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg-2.jpeg"><img style="display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 249px; height: 400px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_F1bIZWv5Y3Q/S32VGWhMoxI/AAAAAAAAAVM/9nqj0-y_IfA/s400/phpThumb_generated_thumbnailjpg-2.jpeg" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5439667861290001170" /></a> Aren't those fantastic? I want to dot them all over my house so I'm walking under a crystal glow. <a href="http://www.eloquenceinc.com">Eloquence</a> is a furniture manufacturer and wholesale seller. They have a showroom located in Santa Monica and their taste is divine. I might have to make a field trip to check it out. (insert husbands worried face here) If I do I promise I'll tell you all about it! xoxo