Input would be greatly appreciated!

Michael and I are eagerly awaiting our room set-up. I’ve mentioned in earlier posts that I feel like going with white walls would be the best with our limited light. I also want to do a stencil. I was considering making my own design but was introduced to an Etsy seller who makes reusable stencils. Now bear with me as I try to explain what I’m envisioning. I’m thinking of using a flat white (I know…) and then painting the stencil in a gloss white. I think that the reflection via the light from the window and our lamps will create a lush texture on the walls without being overbearing. I was thinking of a sumptuous damask but then found the argyle-like pattern which is pictured first.

Wall Stencils
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Thoughts?

Now, with frosty bulbs!

chandelier
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I think we’ve decided on ‘Mined Coal’ from Behr for the wall color. It’s a warmer grey.

Schoolhouse Electric

Thanks to Design*Sponge’s ‘under $100: pendant lamps’ post, I am now acquainted with this delightful company.

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Variegated Canna Pretoria

I have been a huge fan of this canna hybrid for years. They have so much sass!

Garden
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Unfortunately, I didn’t dig up any of the tubers before we left Atlanta. We figured they would be around every year in plentiful amounts. It was difficult to contain my excitement when thinking of planting some here at the new house. We’ve checked Lowe’s, HomeDepot, and elsewhere on a few occasions since the move, but with no luck. Every employee I asked just shrugged their shoulders. I knew it was time to visit Hyams and check with them. We’re now living a bit aways from them.:( I asked one of the employees about them and sure enough, she knew what was going on. Apparently, they have succumbed to a disease this year and many vendors are wary of carrying them. I was so upset that I wanted to cry on the spot. I know I can look to the wonderful Internet to order them, but shipping plants in this heat I’m not sure it’s the safest thing to do.

I’m going to keep checking and maybe take my chance on ordering.

Progress.

I posted our awesome bamboo chandelier a while back and was considering painting it red. I knew better to wait and see it hanging in it’s new location before making that decision. Well, we’ve decided to go with a charcoal grey above the wainscoting in the dining room, and I’ve decided not to push the issue. I want to leave it the original color. Our sconces will need a gold touch up.

chandelier
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We’re off to pick out more paint samples and some frosty bulbs. I also found our mirrored switch plates during the move. I think they’ll be divine in this room.

Ha!

OH DANG. My writing fail. Those are the ones that broke. You should be able to see the break on the corner.

The Fix
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End of an era.

I’ve been saying for years that I’m ready for new glasses. I finally used them as a face shield one too many times yesterday…

I have another pair of lovely vintage frames I purchased several years ago, at the Briluseum in Amsterdam.


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Michael has epoxied my glasses. It beats the blue painters tape, which wasn’t doing much of a decent job anyway. Fingers crossed pleased!

When no Cat Bus is available…

Cat Bus
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Bon Weekend.

We’re being seriously stupid and trying to finish transplanting our plants today. We’ve read where it’s been 5.5° hotter this June than in previous years. That explains A LOT! I’ll leave you with a photo of some banana trees. Please stay cool!


{ Photo credit: Bonnie’s Plants }

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