Tuesday, June 23, 2009

blame it on Ralph

So I was innocently shopping in TJ Maxx in the bedding section when a beautiful thing caught my eye. It was a ticking stripe sheet. But not just any sheet - a ticking stripe sheet with a slight flouncy ruffle with a tiny trim of cream lace. Stop. It. Now. Naturally it was Ralph Lauren, and at $6.99 I decided I would buy it and make a window mistreatment out of it for the kitchen slider - the bluebird shower curtain thing was beginning to bug me. I know, I know. Crazy.

Anyways, let me cut to the chase and say I haven't taken any pictures of this darling RL creation yet, but I will. But what happened next is why I blame Ralph. Not only was the sheet darling, but it is in the tan/grey/taupe/blue family I've been craving so much lately. And then I walked down the lamp aisle....

I found 2 black lamps with burlapish shades with black trim for my bedroom. And that's where the bedroom redesign all began. Perhaps I should have prefaced this by saying I made several hundred dollars at my garage sale Saturday (yay me!) and I was "recycling" it into home decor purchases. Oh the cycle and the madness. Anyways, before I know it I'm at Home Goods 45 minutes away and am stumbling upon the most fabulous repro botanical in black white and taupe. I had been craving change for some time and a theme was fast developing... I am updating my bedroom which hasn't been touched in 2 years. Out with the red/white/taupe, in with black/white/cream/taupe. It is so refreshing and so much lighter feeling. But until it's done I'll spare you the agony and just post AMAZING pics I discovered on a new site: decorpad. If you haven't already visited it, please do! It is chock full of great images. Here is just a few pieces of pure eye candy in my new obsession theme: neutrals. I promise I'll be back with pictures of my house soon. I am making lots of little changes - think neutral, texture, and sparkle.








8 comments:

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

That sounds beautiful - i can't wait to see it!

Jen r. said...

Ralph is evil.. he makes me buy things at Homegoods too...can't wait to see what you do... :)

ruthandnancy said...

Can't wait!!! ALso, a new dream destionation is born: one of your garage sales:) I'm just an ocean away, right? But I promise to pick sg up in France on the way:)

Tee said...

I was just in Marshall's yesterday myself, but didn't find anything nearly as exciting as you did! Looking forward to seeing what you create.

Jill said...

Good to hear from you again, sounds like we are on the same "page" these days!

Tricia Mitchell said...

Neutral, texture, sparkle...I LIKE it. Can't wait to see. Love these images...found many Swedish or Swedish inspired pieces in the pictures...yeah!

Tricia - Avolli

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I'm in love with neutrals too! Can't wait to see your redo!

Chrissy said...

I need to see it now, come on hurry up!!! Sounds like you found the perfect things, that has not happened to me for ages,now you get of the computer and back to decorating!! Talk soon,Chrissy