02 July 2012


 Hello friends. I hope your all enjoying this beautiful Summer.
Can you believe it's already July? Wow, the time really does fly by doesn't it?!!
Our summer beach and pool plans have been put on hold because my little one has been sick over the past few days, and now Moms caught it. Don't you hate being sick in the summer?! It is just too pretty outside to be stuck inside :)

Anyway, I completely changed the living and dining areas the other day. I wanted something fresh and different, and I think I got it.
I also got around to painting my mantle. I was inspired by Maria's mantle and was getting tired of the old paint chipping off, so I just went for it.

I really like how it turned out, but I think it probably needs a coat of semi-gloss on it. I just used an eggshell finish which is what I had on hand in the house.
The color is called "steam" by Benjamin Moore.

I changed out my petite crystal chandelier for my vintage pink and white tole chandie to add a little pop of color.

Dining room~

I also wanted to show you a little sneak peek of my bedroom. I finished painting it and now all I need is new bedding.

I used a color called "classic gray" by Benjamin Moore on the walls here in my bedroom. It is a gorgeous color!

Well, I hope you all have a wonderful week and a very Happy 4th of July!!!~


  1. OK, I think I just caught myself drooling on my computer over your living room and bedroom! I LOVE it! Everything looks so pretty, Melinda!
    Have a Happy Fourth and I hope you feel better too! :)

  2. The mantle turned out really well.
    I like your lavender planters. I can just imagine the scent in the rooms.
    Everything looks perfect. Your house looks so calm and lovely.

  3. Love your bottle collection.

  4. What a delicious treat to see your beautiful rooms! Love your style!

  5. So pretty, Melinda! I love changing things around to make it all seem fresh and new!

  6. Oh, Melinda, I LOVE, LOVE how you've changed your home around!!! Can you hear me squealing with delight?? Your changes give your lovely home a whole new lift and I know what a great feeling that is. Oh my, I just LOVE it all! I'll be going back and looking again and again....
    Mary Alice

  7. Your living and dining rooms are beautiful Melinda...love how the mantel turned out!
    Hope you are both feeling better soon!!

  8. Your rooms are beautiful. I soak in your pictures, my friend, and just wish I could do the same thing.

    Hope you all feel well soon.

    God bless, Amy

  9. Melinda,
    Everything looks amazing and beautiful!!! Love all your vignettes.And that color is so pretty and soft...just perfect.Hope you are feeling better soon.Happy 4th of July.

  10. it's always so pretty here! Happy 4th of July....


  11. Such beautiful rooms and I love the peak inside your little cupboard... Hoping your feeling better soon Melinda! x Kerry

  12. Wowww Melinda...you have a beautiful home !!..i really like what i see...love your style ...love Ria....xxx..

  13. Hi Melinda

    your home is so beautiful calm and serene, I do hope you feel better soon.


  14. How simply beautiful! What a pretty blog! I am so glad I found it!

    Flora Doora

  15. Your style is flawless and oh so beautiful. Not to mention your bottle collection is trully amazing and looks wonderful gathered on the matel and side tables. I'm not sure what it is about clear glass bottles but it just screams summertime to me. Hope you and your little one are feeling better soon.

  16. Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!!!! So soft and lovely...love to look at your home! from one sweetie to another~~~~ROXIE

  17. Hi Melinda.
    Oh my I am in love with your place. I moved into a new place this last weekend and have been w/o internet was seriously having withdrawls. I had a friend come help me with some of my favs will try and post later I hope you will check it out and see how similar our taste is.. Feel better soon...

  18. gosh I love this look..Feel Better!

  19. Wow, Melinda......you have styled these rooms just perfectly! They're gorgeous, girl!!! Love the tole chandy, and the basket full of lavender adds just the perfect rustic touch. :) Your style and talent in creating vignettes is amazing!!

    xoxo laurie

  20. I love those cabinets doors open exposing the beauty inside! Very pretty and I hope you get better soon:)


  21. Melinda~~Everything looks so pretty!! Thanks for the inspiration. I need some right now:)
    Have a Happy 4th!!!

  22. Soooooo beautiful!!
    Love your Style!! :))

    Hope you get better!!

    Hugs Tina

  23. Love the paint color in the bedroom and all of your special touches throughout both rooms. Your home is lovely and you are so talented! :)

  24. Hi Melinda...I'm enjoying catching up with you this morning!
    Everything looks so beautiful (as always)!
    I am planning a makeover for my sons room after he leaves for college and have added your gray to my list!
    Take care,


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