December 9, 2013

Designer: Libby Langdon

hello sunshines! i'm feeling extra motivated and productive today - we had a jam packed weekend and got so much accomplished! first, the kitchen backsplash is in and done and we looove it! we also redid the wallpaper in the powder room - say whaaat?? so much to explain there so i will do a separate post but stripping wallpaper is not fun! we hung new sconces over the mantle and a mirror in the dining room. then of course we also did some holiday decorating and got our tree and a really pretty boxwood wreath. i can't WAIT to share everything with you! i was (still am) on a tear to get our house in tip top shape - well that might be pushing it - but at least looking as good as possible before the holidays and i can see the light at the end of the tunnel! oh AND i went on a holiday house tour in my town with a couple of friends and it was so fun. we happen to live in a spot with some pretty amazing homes and while not all were great (there's always bound to be a dud on tours like that i feel like), there were a few real stunners!

so i'll start the week off with some house beautiful and hgtv magazine subscriptions are still messed up which is so sooo annoying. i haven't gotten an issue since june. not cool. luckily over thanksgiving i got caught up at my parents' house with my mom's copies. i've seen the libby langdon shots floating around online but for me there is something about holding a magazine and scouring every detail up close. these rooms were featured in hb recently - it was a 24 hour make over and everything is perfection.

that wallpaper is to die for! and in the article, libby made a good point - she basically said that people are afraid to go bold like this but if you use it in a space that has a lot of doors and windows, it's not so overpowering because there are just little peeks of the pattern. i completely agree (i mean obviously, she's the real deal) and in my experience i have had success going with something very bold in small doses (like our entry in our old house). a friend of mine texted me that pic and said for her future mansion. got that filed away mh :)

all of this in a day? well however it happened, it's awesome!

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