Favorite Room....Ella Claire

 Hello Savvy Southern Stylers! I am Kristen from the blog, Ella Claire and I am excited to share a little glimpse of one of my favorite rooms with you today! This may not be the best decorated room in our home, but it is the room that we spend a lot of time, the place where I snuggle and play with my babies, and the room where we sit and have long talks. I love this space and I have especially loved how it has evolved over the years to fit our needs. This is our bonus room which serves as our family room and play room and TV room all in one. It is the length of the 3 car garage below, so it was a pretty empty and cavernous space before we made any changes. When I first decorated the space last year, this is what I came up with. We have changed the carpet since then, but for the most part it stays the same until it comes time to decorate for holidays!

Decor from ellaclaireinspired.comHere is is decorated for Halloween. Our couches were actually hand me downs that we purchased from my brother. They aren't necessarily what I would have chosen if I had purchased them new, but they have held up really well to a loft of abuse up here in our family space so they have been great!


Turn Those Lamps on and Save Energy

If you have been reading my blog for any length of time you may have noticed that I have a thing for lamps. When I go in a home decor store I always check out the lamps even though I don't really need new ones. In fact I have a bunch that I need to take to the consignment store.

This weekend is the end of daylight savings time which means the days will be even shorter than they already are. I love lamplight and really don't like overhead lighting at all. So every day when it gets the least bit dark in my house I go around and starting turning my lamps on. I cannot stand a dark house. Light makes me happy.

I recently switched out the DIY demijohn lamp with this red French country style lamp that was in my hoarding storage room. I took this picture around 4 pm when it was just starting to get a bit dark in here even though this photo doesn't quite show that.


Wow Us Wednesdays #193

Welcome to Wow! I'm so glad y'all partied here last week while I was away. There was so much talent shared.  Let's look at some features.

I always drool over any space in Peeking Thru the Sunflowers' home and this small guest room is no different.



Hard to believe that a week has already gone by since I attended the High Point Furniture Market. I only took some photos of the showrooms that I actually swooned over. Today I am sharing Bramble. Oh, my they have all the stuff I love.

I'm not going to say a lot, but just to let you know their products at the show are actually for sale as cash and carry if you are lucky enough to snag what you like quick enough. Only problem is you can't pick up your purchases until the day after the market is over. I think next time I need to plan to be there when I can take stuff home.


New Red & Gray Additions in the Sun Room

I hope y'all had a good weekend. We had above normal temps here and just simply gorgeous.

Today I'm sharing some new red and gray additions in the sun room.

 I told y'all since getting a new rug and chair in here that I started added in more gray.


How I Use Vintage Baskets

I have had a fondness for baskets probably ever since I got married. When I see a new one at an antique mall or at the fairs I have been attending this year I always check them out. Baskets come a all price points and in many shapes and sizes and can be used in so many ways in home decor.

I love using these French market baskets for so many different things like holding dried hydrangea blooms in the fireplace.....


Country Living Fair 2014 and Finds

This year the weather could not have been any more perfect for a day outside at the Country Living Fair. Perfect cool temps after being so cold and windy last year.

My sister met me and Laura at the fair and this was taken with Laura's phone right after we walked through the gate by a lady we had talked to briefly at the restroom.


Favorite Room.....12th and White

Hello friends, I'm Courtney from 12th and White and I am so thrilled to be visiting you here at Savvy Southern Style! I'm honored to be joining Kim on her beautiful blog!

My favorite room in our home is our living/dining room. We have lived in our 50s ranch for just over a year, and the open layout, charming details and hardwood floors sold us on the home. This room is the one I had the strongest "vision" for when we were purchasing furnishings. We went from a tiny 800 square foot apartment to this home, so I was blessed to be able to purchase items specifically for this space, since we simply didn't own much.


Transforming Plastic to Stone

On September 16, 2013 I shared the new hanging lantern in the breakfast room and I said I would share how I painted the ceiling medallion, but I never did. Oops.  So a little more than a year later I will show you now.

You can buy ceiling medallions at your big box stores or at a lighting store like I did. They aren't very expensive depending on how large and how much detail is on them. This is an old photo so that is why the stuff on the wall is different.


Home and Some Purchases Peeks

Hi y'all. I am back and glad to be home. I had the best time at the High Point Market and a day of shopping with my home away from home hostess, Shirley, yesterday.  If you become friends with Shirley and she offers to take you around to some stores in her neck of the woods.....RUN! She had way too much fun spending my money. ha ha!

I thought I would share some peeks of the goodies that I bought yesterday and you will see more in future posts. When I left to go to North Carolina my car only had my luggage in it. On the way home it was filled from front to back with shopping bags, goods and my luggage. Funny how that happens.

Wow Us Wednesdays #192

Welcome to Wow! I'm still attending the High Point Furniture Market and did not have time to do features this week since I've been away. Fingers are crossed that this post goes out on time and with inlinkz in tact. I'll be on my way home on Wednesday.


Party Time

Saturday was my granddaughter Leila's fourth birthday and her party was at a bowling alley. I have not been in a bowling alley in years and boy have they changed. Here are some photos from her party and I did not have time to edit them getting ready for my trip. These were all taken with my Samsung camera.

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