Hi, my name is Melanie, and I am a magazine addict. I save them, rotate, display and use them. My magazines rarely have the opportunity to gather dust. I don't apologize for this addiction, rather it is embraced and encouraged by my Mama and a couple of friends. They provide me with magazines that I may not have. There is no possibility of reformation, nor is there a plan to reform.
This one has been in my stash for a little while, note the date below. There is a bedroom that I love and think I need in this magazine.
This is lovely to me. Love the comforter and curtains, the wall color, the mismatched furniture. It is cozy and warm and would be a wonderful place to rest at night.
Recreating this look would require some paint, new linens, and moving a few things around in our house. Hmmmm..............
Notice the brass teapot in the picture below, as well at the brass candlesticks and brass box. I love it! This was called European style, but it used many things similar to what I have already and like. The furniture is not brand new, it was acquired over time, and is mismatched - like mine. The linens appear to be a mixture as well. The window treatments match the bed linens, but coordinate well with the small floral print on the chair, throw on the chair arm, and striped and solid pillow. The decorator stayed in the same color scheme and everything ties together, creating a uniform look.
Then there is this newer issue of Gracious Homes.
This issue was acquired last spring, it was the first time that I had seen this one, but it did not disappoint!
The picture below reminded me that I still wanted a look like this one.
Notice the lovely chest of drawers below, the matching lamps and family pictures displayed on top. The window treatments are a simple style, but lovely.
So now I ask myself, how can I achieve this look with the things that I have? Do I have to spend money to get this look? Can I thrift shop what I plan to acquire? What if I made my curtains? There are lots of questions to ask myself.
The furniture that I have will work just fine. I will have to shop my house first for the accessories. My furniture could be rearranged also.
Planning is a large part of the fun of redecorating. Spending little or no money to achieve a certain look is even better! I knew that it was a good idea to save those magazines!