3.31.2009

my other home.....

o.k., so i don't really have another home, but if i did, this is what it would look like.










I have fallen deeply, for this palette. This is designer Shannon Bowers home in Dallas, Texas and is done in Swedish creams and greys, and you can see her feature in Veranda magazine.

















































This nursery actually got me thinking i need another baby. The taste is so simple, yet defined.









oh, alright, i only thought for a teeeeny tiiiiny second.. about another baby.














The sofa and armchair above is the look i am striving for. I even have my eye on something very similar.....just waiting for the tax man to arrive with my cold hard cashola. The best part is, that it's slip covered. I think people cringe when they hear about going with a white or cream sofa and children. I have children. I have 3 children. The keyword is.... slip covered. It's doable, i promise.









That is why i can do white painted furniture, because if one of the kids spills or draws on a table, it is so easily re-painted....{what am i talking about, they don't even have crayons or markers....and now that i think about it......they don't drink...so I guess i'm safe}.

























I would love to have a clock like the one above. Actually...I would love to have the whole room. Do you think "rooms to go" has a set like this?











Thanks for listening to me swoon all over this post, so glad i have a place to vent!

OH!!! And.......I only have 10 more posts till the big 200th post party. This is going to be HUGE!


xoxo








and the 5 C.D's go to:





Ashley @ domestic fashionista





Tammy





Rebecca Frame





Tracy is loving pretty things





Gabrielle just a girl.






Paige
{i always pick a runner-up}








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42 comments:

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I love that Swedish look too! A bit like heaven, non?

Susan said...

I love this look, so soothing and clean!
susan

LuLu said...

Yep I'm swooning with you!
LuLu

Jackie said...

Amazing!! I'm swooning too! That clock...well, all of it, but especially the clock! Perfection!

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Yeah, I'm in on the swoon-fest. Major swoon-o-rama happenin' here. I get Veranda, too, and their rooms are always so unbelievably beautiful. I want my world to look like a page from Veranda! :)
By the way, go for it Kasey! Have another kiddo! Getting to do another nursery will just be the icing on the cake! I will if you will! Now to tell our hubbies... Yeah...

Nice post, girlie!

Ruth

Leah C said...

Now me...I'm drooling over those some of those pics! And the nursery had the same effect on me:) Congrats to the CD winners! Guess I'm going shopping so I can get one, too:)

traci said...

that is a beautiful home. i could only live there if i was a single woman. everyone else in my family would destroy that color palette in 3 seconds flat.

sorry that lola is not feeling well.

LE BROCANTE said...

Love soft colors!!the pic with the garden seat is great!

Rue said...

Good morning Kasey :)

Swooning over here too... the kitchen actually made my heart skip a beat (sigh)

xo,
rue

Momovthree said...

Loving that clock! The whole place is gorgeous.
~Michelle

Backyard Candle Co. said...

I love the dining room picture! All are gorgeous but ya know, your home is just as darling! Have a great day!

littlebyrd said...

Love it! I can't believe you are almost to 200! Keep it up.

koralee said...

wow...beautiful....i would take all the rooms...i totally agree with you on the slipcovers...i have a white chair and couch all slipcovered...just pop them in the washer and out they come as if they were new!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Brandie said...

Love those photos! That is exactly how I am planning on decorating my new home, when I get it, that is;) I am seriously nervous about having such a light colored sofa with my three little messes but no other will do. I already have mine all picked out. It is from Shabby Chic with gorgeous rolled arms and a pristine white slipcover. *Le sigh* You'll have to let me know how it goes:)

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I'm pouting that I didn't win a CD, but I guess I'll still comment ;-)
I was going to ask you how you got those pictures of my house until you had to go and tell us whose house it really is...spoil sport.
Just kidding. It really is stunning! I love everything... but the simplicity of the nursery and that lovely swedish clock really call to me.
Thanks for sharing!
xoxo

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I could see myself in that house...so calming. Your music is too! Guess I will just have to come by and visit and listen..and dream...OFTEN! Love your site~

Joyce said...

I love the clean, crisp but warm inviting home that has all of our names on it.
Congrats to the winners!!
Enjoy!

Jen Kershner said...

Love that look- it's what I'm going for in my bedroom.

Tara said...

Gorgeous photos...love the look as well. can't wait to see your new couch, tell the tax man to hurry up already...oh and I also can't wait for the 200th post party...what shall I wear?

Reese & Marie said...

Very dreamy and serene. Love that nursery!

Paddywack Designs said...

aww, so peaceful and serene. I have the rug in the baby's room in my sons room... but I'm afraid the pallete isn't as seren as that... I'm considering repainting though...I'll have to study the picture more.

Simply Me Art said...

Yeah, If I had another house too! To Dream right!The colors are very calming and soothing, Perfect.

paige said...

ummm
yeah
i'm totally with you on that.
too bad my swedish hubby's folks didn't bring one of those clocks over to the grand usa for his future wife!

& happy day
i'm a very very grateful runner up!!
can't wait....but i guess this means you wont "see me" lurking around the blog first thing in the morning while i clean-wink
xo

Federica said...

As you can see here

http://sweet-as-a-candy.blogspot.com/2009/02/shannon-bowers-and-her-home.html

I'm in love for this house...
Hugs!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Such eye candy! That nursery. I wish Rooms to Go had this. Please stop by and enter my Easter Giveaway.

Tammy said...

Gorgeous pictures. I could so live there, too! The nursery is awesome. Your 200th blog - now that's exciting! Can't wait.
And thank you for the CD. I'm so excited!

Rebecca Frame (soon to be a Clark-) said...

I so love the accent color chosen in each room...makes it so easy to look at...um...i'll take that as my "other house" anyday!

Rebecca Frame (soon to be a Clark-) said...

p.s. thank you for choosing me for a cd...can hardly wait!

Shannon said...

Those pictures are amazing! I absolutely love that kitchen. Gorgeous!

Brenna LaPray said...

I love that look. Simply beautiful. So clean and peaceful and so not for five children to be living in!!!

Kacey said...

Ooh, I love the relaxing cool colors with the bursts of blue. I want those rooms, too!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

What a beautiful posting - and I'm so with you - i would LOVE all-white furniture - and am nervous with the dog on the furniture as well as kiddos...but you're so right. With the right slip-covers it is so easy.

I might have to think about the 'no pens, crayons, drinking' rule in my house. It would look sparkly white all the time! :)


THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for the sweet CD giveaway!! Can't wait to get it!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

I love bright, white clean rooms! And this one seems so livable & lovely, too. I love all the details, sigh.

Jamie said...

Beautiful pictures. They remind me of your home already!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hey lady! I had to check out these pics again...do you know what the curtains in the kitchen are made of?

It' an Evolution said...

did you see that scentamental gardens had some neat cream purchases? I wish I had another home too!
Janet

Sadie Olive said...

So pretty! I love that look. :)

C Maisy said...

that is so pretty. i also adore the blue clock.
i can't wait until your 200th post.
hurry up and post more...quick!!

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

Love that home and you know I'm drooling over those little pops of blue showing up here and there. gorgeous! Hope you're having a good Spring break.

mishebe said...

i love all the furniture. I always dream of a beach house , that would look like those rooms. ah... mishelle

Jessica said...

Can I come and live in your "other house" too? Such a soothing palette. Beautiful photos!

gabrielle said...

Oh Kasey, this is so beautiful. If rooms to go has a set like that i'll take one too! And what a wonderful surprise, a cd for me! Goody! xoxo