June 16, 2011

Sharing Some Good Decorating Ideas

Recently, my step-son and his wife invited us up to dinner at their home in Birmingham.  They have worked so very hard for the past three years to update and totally redecorate their 1950's era home.  K. has lovely taste and she allowed me to take some photos of good decorating ideas she has in their home to share with you.

The kitchen in the home was totally gutted to make way for new cabinets, granite countertops, and appliances.

Everywhere you look in the home, K. has beautiful vignettes on tabletops.

K. likes bunnies all year, not just at Easter

This faux botanical arrangement adds color and interest at the end of a hallway.

She found these windows at a salvage yard.  The center one was once at a doctor's office.  She changes out the ribbon on the windows with each season.  The windows add interest to this long wall without being too busy.

This is another clever use of faux botanicals. 

She makes effective use of faux botanicals even on the back patio area. The spiral plant is faux but the potato vine and petunias are real which add to the realism of the whole composition. 

The spiral plant is her "thriller" and the vine and flowers will be her "fillers" and "spillers" in this pot arrangement.

The weather was so nice that our hosts brought the dining room chairs out onto the patio for our delicious dinner and  we dined "al fresco".  We don't often get to do that so it made the evening even more special. 


  1. Such beautiful vignettes. Her home is gorgeous. Love dining outside. Such a lovely place. Hugs, Marty

  2. What a lovely home and she has a wonderful way of putting things together. I loce eating outside and we don't do it often enough either. xo Diana

  3. Lovely pics. Thanks for sharing. Thanks also for visiting and complimenting my gesso tutorial.

  4. What a lovely home...the wreaths on the windows is definitely something I would love to do. Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comment. I love your new blog design...the cats are purrrfect!


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