Wednesday, March 9, 2011

101: From gramma to glamma

I didn't get a chance to do this post last night, but did you catch Sarah101? I thought it was an appropriate design for her client. My favourite part was Tommy's comment: We're taking this room from Gramma to Glamma. Too funny!  Hence the post title :)

In this episode they took a dusty rose room with many country design inspirations (fake flowers, wreaths, floral everything). I liked some of the specific pieces in the room, in particular the new closet doors (they look much more modern), the reupholstered chairs (great chairs for a bedroom!), and the coffee table bench at the end of the bed (we have our own DIY version - post to come soon!).  A great move by Sarah was to put a mirrored insert on top of the end tables. She was originally looking at fully mirrored end tables, but I think they would have been too much for the room and probably too small to flank the king size bed.  I liked this episode for the amount of potential doable DIY projects (she obviously used her painters/refinishers, but a lot of it could be done yourself).  Overall it was a good application of Sarah's signature style, and it seemed to really suit the client.



We had a doozy of a weather day here in Toronto. We have had rain, slush, freezing rain, snow. Definitely made it difficult to walk around the city! To make things a bit better the new Food&Drink magazine from LCBO came out today. It is spring central. I have my eye on recipes for great looking carrot cakes, warm israeli couscous, tuna & roasted tomato salad, and maple mustard pork medallions.  And, my fave feature in this issue? A double kitchen timer, for when you have more than 1 thing on the go (I regularly have my oven timer, microwave timer, and phone timer on the go!)

LCBO references http://www.hghg.ca/ for the product, but this photo is via Uncommon Goods

4 comments:

modern jane said...

I loved that comment by Tommy!

Kelly said...

Love that post title! So much better than the overused "drab to fab." My husband always does silly impressions of home decor shows, and that's his go-to phrase. :) (The walls in that room are incredible!)

amy walters said...

Thanks for the re-cap. I always love Tommy's comments. He has THE BEST one-liners. Always makes me laugh. Can't wait to see your DIY project ;D Cheers*

emily said...

That room is gorgeous. So relaxing and that wallpaper is fab!

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