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  1. so excited to see your style challenge! and i love the rug in there- fingers crossed for its safety!!! and i love the gold mirror and leopard pillows!

    1. Thanks, unfortunately I think the gold mirror is going back into the bedroom, because the white one is too big for above the bed. But it was fun to play around with the accessories.

  2. I love how the fire place mantel turned out, my favorite pillow combination is with the two black and white pillows, last picture before the all blue.
    I bet you will create something really wonderful for the Home Depot challenge. I can’t wait to see what you will come up with.

  3. ha–so funny that we’re both complaining about fireplaces today. Maybe we should trade–it can’t cost TOO much to ship a giant fireplace surround to you, right? ;). Congrats on the style challenge…can’t wait to see what you do!

  4. I am having the same dilemma with my fireplace, so I was so glad to see your post. Love how yours turned out. Now maybe I wont be so intimidated to try the same thing. Can you please tell me what kind of paint you used and did you use a brush or a roller? Wish me luck! I love, love , love the beautiful contemporary picture! Did you do that yourself? I love to try to mimic this type of painting and would love to have this picture. I enjoy the Cuckoo very much and all your ideas. Much love , Vicki

  5. YES! We need to be thinking warmer weather. I can’t wait to see what you work up.I’m loving your beautiful space here and all the pretty pictures. My dog is the same way with a rug in our house. He has his own decor opinions. Lol.

  6. LOVE the black and white pillows! This rooms is fabulous! Good luck with the Home Depot challenge! I know you will be AMAZING!! Looking forward to it!

  7. I love the new look! The white mirror has a very fresh look though so the gold one back in the bedroom will be just fine . My favorite pillows are the black/white Greek key. Off the subject… Do you make your own pillows and if so where do you o get your fabric from? Love your posts, keep them coming and good luck with the design challenge, something tells me you will do a fantastic job ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you Michelle, I love the greek key pillows too. They pretty much go with anything. Sometimes I make my own but I mostly buy them. The greek key pillows were actually from Lowes and I got them for $2 each on clearance. And you can never beat H&M or Ikea pillows.

  8. Oh, that rug looks so good and I love it in there! The new lighter paint color on the fireplace wall looks great too! I know you’ll come up with some fantastic ideas for the style challenge – I can’t wait to see!

  9. Well, I am sure you will do something spectacular for your patio for HD.

    As for your room, mantle decor & pillows…… I liked it all. Although I do think the gold sunburst shows better……. but I like it all. You would faint away if you could see just one wall of my house right now. UGH is the only thing I can say.

    And can someone please, please tell me how to make the print on here show up darker?

  10. Major fireplace envy. It looks so beautiful Julia. AND, I will never get over those shelves. They’re too amazing, and borderline insanity at $35 :O.
    I’m also having patio envy too, haha! Can’t wait to see your style challenge!!

  11. Ahh I love the starburst and the rug there! Looks fab! But I’m a bit of a sucker for a good starburst mirror so I’m probably biased! I love swapping out accessories, it always makes me fall in love with a room again ๐Ÿ™‚ And the new paint job looks fresh and lovely! Good luck with the challenge – I had to do a similar one in November for a DIY company here and everything was dead! LOL! I ended up just buying lots of potted plants, looked a bit more livelier! xxx

    1. I’m with you, I don’t think I can ever grow tired of a starburst. I’ve loved them since I was a teenager.
      And I think I will have to buy lots of potted plants too. Lets see!

  12. Can you please tell me where you got the rug? I know I’ve seen it around but of course can’t find it now that I’m actually shopping for a new rug! Thanks!

    1. Thanks Darnetha. It could be fun if the snow will disappear but we are getting 3-5 more inches today and I’m trying not to panic with the patio set arriving next week. I have no clue where to put it

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