Tuesday, January 06, 2009

One Step Closer

One step closer to being done with decorating. I have moved my books (all but the cookbooks) to my new bookcases. I wanted four Billys, but they had only three left until the next shipments arrives. Now I think three is just right.

Note the striped bedcover? It is a Target exclusive. Ha! A comforter in my colors, reversible to red. It even comes with a sham. Now I really don't need to make a bed quilt.


I like my books horizontal so I can read the titles. Books in the left case are knitting and sewing, the center case holds painting and design books, and the right case holds quilting books. I have more of those than any other kind.

I decided the red chest is now a sideboard to the dining room set. Good color for that room. It took both of us to assemble the table. No rug under here, since I spill and drop often. And slurp.


The quilt and pillow bring color to that subdued couch.




And look at this lovely birthday present I received from my blog friend Eva. A Night in Hortensia Gardens. Thank you Eva!
PS. the painting over the fireplace can be seen here. Or at this site in the 2006 archives.

20 comments:

  1. You're welcome.

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  2. Everything looks so warm and comfy. I'll be right over!

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  3. Wow! It looks great. Everything is shaping up well. Love the bookcases and love your gift!

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  4. Love those bookcases and that might be a good solution to a storage problem I have as well. Hmm... Love Eva's artsy morsel, what is it made of?

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  5. Ohmygod, the rooms look so good! It's all so beautiful. Any chance we could see the piece over the fireplace?

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  6. You are creating a perfect little haven for your rest. The books on the shelves look so nice~

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  7. What an amzing transformation.
    The house is becoming more Melody and Dave each and every step of the way. Love it!
    K

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  8. What a wondefully warm and inviting space. I absolutely love it!

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  9. Rhonda1:41 PM

    Melody, it looks so warm. Amazing what a little re-do can accomplish.

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  10. Pammyfay4:40 PM

    Looks fab! And I like the way the books are organized--flat but color peeks out. So much better than pulling a few books out of a long line on a shelf and everything tips over.

    PS: I just picked up a book from the library--it was in the "new books" section, but is it really an updated version? It's "The Quilter's Catalog," and look who's in it? Our favorite Fibermaniac! It's a shame that your quilts aren't pictured in color, tho.

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  11. The home dec is coming along nicely. I love the space in front of the fireplace - the orange walls, white mantle (mantel?), and the colorful quilt and pillow on the sofa. Very warm and inviting. I love your painting above the mantle, too. Also, I love the gift from Eva. It goes perfectly with your decor! I love the colors and the design.

    Kristin in SC

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  12. I love your style and sense of colour. I love it when you post. Thank you. I don't often leave comments but I do find you wonderfully inspiring.

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  13. I love it--it's just so vibrant and alive, yet looks so cozy!I do love the bookcases!
    cathi

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  14. Lovely room and great feel
    You said "I like my books horizontal so I can read the titles"
    I just turn my head sidewise to read them but I like me horizontal to read the book

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  15. I LOVE your room - very warm, colorful, homey, artsy, and inviting! Would you come over and redo mine? HA!

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  16. Your Decorating is Beautiful. The colours that you have chosen for your home bring it to life. I love you blue birds. We don't have them in Ontario, at least not that I have ever seen. What pretty litle things.

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  17. Liz in IN7:02 AM

    So beautiful. Exciting and inspirational yet peaceful and embracing. A clean, well-lighted space... + + +

    And shelving the books horizontally? Just the idea I was looking for! Thanks. Isn't three (bookcases, here) almost always better than four?

    Enjoy, and thanks again for sharing such beauty and talent with us via the innerwebs.

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  18. Carmen, the picture is made of water coloured square bits of thick, structured paper, glued to a black cardboard background with added gouache painting.

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  19. It all looks great! Would you like to visit me in Florida and help me decorate? :)

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  20. It looks so like you, you must be loving it. I do.

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