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Sunday, November 22, 2009

All for Charity ~ the tour

Thousands of women and a few men attended this year's North Oaks Charity Home Tour. Set up was Thursday (they allowed 6 hours to unload and set up) and then the tour was all day Friday and Saturday. On Monday, I return to pack up... not looking forward to that...I am officially exhausted. I keep telling myself it is for charity...for the children, it is okay to be exhausted.
Every designer was told to bring a sign...and that they should stay in the room during the tour in case folks had questions.... fun, but exhausting. I did manage to sell most of the big pieces which will get picked up on Monday...less for me to pack :-)
I handed out tons of cards for both my design consultation and for the store. Many of the people that went through didn't realize that the Barn was only 20 - 25 minutes away.

Designing and styling a room for someone else can get kind of tricky at times, but with this project, I had free will to do whatever I wanted. No input from the home owner. Just my thoughts. My vision. My creation. Boy, did I have fun!!
The room it self was beautiful. Open, high ceilings, well lit and best of all, neutral colors.
I had the home owners take out everything except the bed, the two night stands and the dresser. Everything else shown I brought in. Either from the store or from my home. I had to add a few touches of me, from my personal collection of goodies, that I showcase at home.
For the room itself, since it is the master bedroom, I tried to keep a touch of romance going.
The bed, I did with the raw elements that I have fallen in love with over the last couple of years.


what goes better with burlap then pearls...

This is a table runner that I sell at the store...wa-la a pillow cover...

Jeanne d' Arc Living pillow from Denmark...a perfect touch
(Sold)

Love

the perfect touch on the bed...a little reading material
JUL, Jeanne d' Arc Living, Denmark
(I have a few copies in stock)
this is one of my favorite pictures in the book

industrial meets vintage ...aaah, pure love

authentic Post mail bag from England

(sold)




(2 metal industrial drawers still available)




framed tin collage above the bed....1 available $400

grouping of birch in the burlap sack was a big hit



the women going through the room got a kick out of the empty lamp shades





Oh yeah. They have a fireplace...with a large mantle. I told you I had fun.

A few of my favorites...books, clocks, candle sticks, urns, pearls...
a touch of red

a touch of me


a touch of elegance


a touch of pine




you can't have a romantic boudoir without a little couture


put a little log on the fire....or just dress the logs






very fun setting....(grouping of pine sold)


This room also has a wonderful deck with a grand view of the lake below. I couldn't resist putting a rusty chair and a sweet cherub on display peeking in.



Because the house was nestled in the woods and sat on a lake, I had to bring a little nature indoors. The white swans were the perfect fit.

I decided to stop here...so many pictures. I also had the pleasure of decorating the master bath. I will edit those pictures and post soon. I feel like I have been away from the store for days....well, I actually have, so I need to go spend some quality time with my shop and my Very patient husband.
I hope you have enjoyed and felt like you were part of the tour yourself.
peace. L

4 comments:

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Absoluttely to die for!!! It all looks so great!! Hugs, Janna

summersundays-jw said...

You did a great job. Loved the bed. Also, loved the little trees in the little urns. Jan

Junk Girl said...

HOLY CRAP!! You did a fantastic job, Lori! I am loving everything...the "see you at 8" is so fun - what a neat touch. Now, go and drink a bottle of wine. Take care! Andrea

Lori Miller, Round barn Potting Co. said...

Girls, you make me smile.
:)))))