Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Salvage Bliss...

This weekend at the STORE I had a chance to visit with some of my blog
followers who came down to shop. I was asked to post how I use salvaged pieces
in my own home?

I use salvaged shutters and doors to create

the look or feel for my home that gives

my personal touch and is a true reflection

of what I love...

depending on the piece sometimes its turn key ready

or I will distress or add a paint finish to them

the beauty lies in how interchangeable they are

and can move from room to table top or walls

This is a very old cabinet door that came from a salvage yard

that Mr Dior really loved so I created a headboard

in our loft with it...

we have extreme amounts of light through windows

of our home so I have to do angle shots to avoid

the strong sunlight

When I have such bad days with my Lupus I need

to be in a place that creates a calm and soothing affect

this vintage French nightstand always

makes me feel good inside...

her lines are my "Jimmy Choo" of nightstands..

fresh flowers always adds charm

these shutters made my heart pitter patter...

so I thought " oh why not "

the men in my house fell in love with this mid century chair

and asked for me to change up our living room

with a more rustic feel for the summer

I have my work cut out for me to

complete this makeover...

Have a beautiful week ladies!!!

 I am on my way to revamp

much love from me..


A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Love your style! Sooo pretty. Looking forward to catching up on some of your other posts. Come say hello at A Shabby Moment in Time. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

It's me said...

Hi Kate....you can hide in that chair !! ...what a lovely things in your beautiful home darling......love all the things i see here......lovely day darling....love Ria...xxx...

savvycityfarmer said...

you've got it goin' on girl in a way none can compare.

don't tell anyone, but I can redesign "normal" nightstands to look just that.


I did not know that you have lupus. My sister and my neice both have lupus. It is such a difficult disease. Is it pretty manageable for you?


Unknown said...

Ah, Kate .... I ADORE your space. It's SO serene. Something I'm working on achieving in my own home. Mr. Dior is a lucky man to have SUCH a talented wife : ) Wish I lived close enough to visit your shop. Such an inspiration. Thank you my dear friend for sharing with us ~ Deanna

Debra@CommonGround said...

Your spaces are always so beautiful, Kate. Love the headboard, divine. Great Jimmy Choo nightstand, so curvy!!
love you,

The Smith Hotel said...

Lovely Kate! Love all the chippy goodness! I hear you on wanting a nice, pretty place to recoup when you aren't feeling well!


Anonymous said...

I have the same pillowcases in my guest room so obviously we both have great taste! :-) Awesome pics as always!

Rose Carey said...

I love love love the headboard! All looks so great!


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Kate...love the way you have layered the mirrors over the shutters! Everything looks so pretty!

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

Hi gorgeous. As usual, I love everything you touch :) Hope today is finding you smiling and feeling well my dear!!

blossoms vintage chic said...

Hi Kate! Your incredible gift for styling and staging is "To Die Over"!! I so love that fabulous headboard and those shutters...OMG!!
So, I'm guessing you know how I feel about the
Jimmy Choo's! "Beautiful Post Kate"!
Love you ~ Debbie

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This all loooks pretty exciting! Love the frenchy nightstand too! So nicely arranged and fun to look at.

Sherry Hicks said...

I think we would all knock eachother over to get that nightstand.......it is fantastic! Your pictures are beautiful! Have a great week Kate.

Robyn said...

Kate that was such a lovely post! I adore that mercury glass bottle! Your bed looks SO inviting and soothing. HUGS!

Annie Louise said...

Hi Kate,
Thanks for sharing your wonderful design style. I adore it, everything looks so charming, relaxing and tranquil. I have started an eight to five job, so not much time for crafting and blogging on this end. I am not complaining just having to prioritize and manage my time better, to include at least selling at the fleas. Hope to see you soon. You are always in my thoughts, so I am really happy to see a post from you :)
Take care,

Heaven's Walk said...

Kate ~ your posts are always so very pretty and creative and thought-provoking! I love that headboard on your bed! The chippiness, the textures, and the soft colors you use in your home are just beautiful!

xoxo lauire

Nita Stacy said...

I love the use of shutters in your home. I was at an architectural salvage place over the weekend and they had many many shutters. I couldn't think what I would need them for...but looks like I might indeed need them. Great post. I like that chair too.

Blessed Serendipity said...

Everything looks beautiful!


Faded Charm said...

Your bedroom looks very soothing and calm to me. Hope you are doing well. You'll be the first to know if I make a trip down to Cali girl. Not sure when that will be though.....hopefully sooner than later. I really want to get to Rose Bowl.

Best wishes,


Brenda Pruitt said...

Your house is so beautiful! I am in love with that "headboard." Just over the moon in love!

Robyn said...

Kate, I had to come back and admire your vintage alarm clocks. I have a little collection of 3 but would love to add to it. Yours are so pretty! Thanks for inspiring me, I'm going to go scour etsy for another one! Thanks for sharing on White Wednesday!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there~ I love your soft and pretty shabby style- just beautiful. Your pictures are gorgeous and I adore that nightstand!! :)

A Whole Lotta Magic said...

Stunning! All of it; absolutely stunning!

Sue @ Beach Bungalow

Honeycomb Creative Co. said...

Everything is beautiful Kate! You are the master of lovely salvage decor! I love how you layer pieces together. It's breathtaking!

Polly said...

So pretty! LOVE that door headboard! And those shutters.....lucky find! They are getting really hard to come across here....unless they are plastic!! LOL!

Hope you are well and having lots of sunshine....please send some our way!!



the old white house said...

I always love visiting you Kate, you make everything effortlessly beautiful. I just knew your home would as well. Have a wonderful weekend! Theresa xoxo

Unknown said...

Oh Kate, I know that this is my 2nd comment but your site just makes me smile : ) Thank you for the smile ~

Tonia Lee Smith said...

I love love love that blue chair with the nailheads.

mikapoka said...

You have a very special touch!
I really love your blog:I'll be back.
Have nice time, ciao.

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