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Monday, May 23, 2011

Mantel, Decor and More


We hung our curtains really tall in the living room. We lucked out since we had these cream ones from the condo on North Street (aka: Land of Windows).
I found the bamboo shades at Home Depot in the right size. We have very non-standard sized windows so finding blinds or shades in the size we need that we also like is a challenge. These are almost the same color as the wood floors so they pull in the same tones nicely.


I am using the existing wood mantel above the fireplace right now. It was hung very lopsided and droops to the left a bit. I have not had a chance to really mess with that and eventually want to use my pewter brackets we got way back when we bought my condo at UT. We have been saving them for something special so I think after 11 years this would be a great use.

I used a variety of finds and old favorites on the mantel. I found this neat architectural gate print at HomeGoods with mom when I was in Houston a couple months back. It was a real steal! I had been wondering where to put it and I really like it here. I incorporated a bright vase from Anthropologie and a fabric letter, old clock and Gothic inspired candle holder.

You can't see it here but on the left I have an old wooden white star that we had in my condo from college as well. (It is barely visible in the photo up top.)


I really like how this is turning out. I found this cool rose window mirror at Hobby Lobby for just $35 and the neat butterfly framed prints at HomeGoods in Houston for just $25 each. The day after I got them I saw them on One Kings Lane for $135 each on sale... I don't think so!

I am really excited about our new cork collector! Its super tall so y'all better come help us fill it up... it could take years!


I was not too thrilled with these curtains at first but once I put the butterfly prints and rose window mirror on the adjacent wall they really tied together. I found these at World Market and the shade only cost me $1 from! That's right... $1. I joined their O club a while back since I knew we would be getting deals for the house there and so I get 5% back on everything and you can use it immediately once the other purchases ship. So it was originally $17 and I had over $15 in club credits so it really only cost me $1!


  1. Hey Lara! Love that print from home goods and those patterned curtains! Such a beautiful home you have!

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