I try to keep Restored Style about home decor and design and all that fun stuff, but every once in awhile I have to get all mushy on you.
I feel blessed beyond words that I get to look into these eyes til death do us part…
That’s my wonderful husband Kyle, and we are celebrating our one year wedding anniversary tomorrow. We were married on a vineyard, in Oregon’s beautiful wine country, and were lucky enough to be surrounded by all our family and friends.
One of the best pieces of advice we received on our wedding day was to look for every chance to celebrate, and then do just that, celebrate. We will certainly be celebrating our one year milestone together tomorrow, and I’m tickled pink to have an entire day to just BE together. Kyle, thank you for being so many things to me and for believing, encouraging, and loving me so fully. I love you!
Done. The kitchen shoot is complete. Whew! I’m just as much in the dark about what went on yesterday as you, as most of the dirty work was done while I was at work. The report from the crew was that it was a successful day and that we’ll be featured sometime next spring. That feels like a really, really long time to wait, but I’ll just have to tough it out.
I’m sure you are all sick and tired of hearing about my kitchen, so I’m quickly moving on to a totally unrelated topic – rugs. Did you know you can find 5×8 rugs (and larger) on overstock.com for under $200?! Here are a few of my top picks…
Hand-carved Alexa Velvet Diamonte Ivory Faux Silk Rug (5’3 x 7’6)
Hand-tufted Grey/ Gold Wool Rug (5′ x 8′)
Alexa Euro Collection Swirl Charcoal Rug
Hand-tufted Zoom Red Wool Rug
Handmade Alexa Pino Rose Fantasy Brown Rug
Hand-tufted Vintage New Zealand Wool Rug
Hand-tufted Garden Beige Wool Rug
There are literally 71 pages full of 5×8 rugs, and again, all of the ones above are under $200.00! And with $2.95 shipping, why not order a few and play around with them in the space? I’m certainly on the lookout for a new dining room rug, and I think overstock.com will be the first stop on my hunt.
Today is the day. I’ve cleaned my heart out (I’ve literally gone through an entire box of Clorox wipes!), the accessories are here, and the room is taking shape. I snapped a few photos of the room before I headed off to work this morning…and surprise, surprise, the accents are yellow:).
A few accessories from Crate and Barrel.
Yellow flowers…so fitting.
Table decor items.
More pretty flowers.
All white china in the cupboards.
It’s amazing how a few flowers can spruce up a room, isn’t it? Anyway, more pictures to come tomorrow…and after that, I promise to steer clear of kitchen posts for awhile:).
Yesterday evening was spent cleaning, dusting, scrubbing, sweeping and polishing. You see, our little kitchen gets to have a day in the spotlight – our small space will be smiling at the camera tomorrow, as Kitchen+Bath Makeovers Magazine is coming to our house for a visit! Rachel Haugo, the associate editor of Kitchen+Bath Makeovers© and Beautiful Kitchens and Baths, both of which are Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest publications, spotted our place on the Internet one day and we chatted and emailed and here we are!
We are certainly smiling ear-to-ear and are so excited to see what really goes on during a photo shoot. Our kitchen is down to its bare bones as the stylist wants a clean slate to work with. It almost looks like we’ve moved out of our kitchen completely. The below photos sure make me appreciate the power of accessories.
I’ll be sure to share photos of our kitchen professionally styled and “photo ready”. Keep your fingers-crossed that the shoot goes smoothly and our kitchen behaves for the cameras!