Thursday, October 6, 2011

Guest Post: 8foot6!!!

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I have so much fun perusing the blogosphere for fantastic new talented peeps...and Shannon from 8foot6 is one of my new faves! I was immediately impressed with the cool/laid back, almost bohemian, vibe of her home and I love that her blog records all the progress of their fab home! 


Plus, this girl has some great advice on decorating a home!
Go Shannon, it's yo' birthday...(okay not really but I must be in a hip-hop kind of mood today...)


Show off your favorite things! My milk glass 'collection' used to gather dust in the basement storage room. (I use the term 'collection' loosely, it's just a great big gathering of pretty white vases, I am not exactly a 'collector')  Then one day I decided to bring them upstairs and now my vases hang out on the top shelf in my office!    



Spend some time on Craigslist!  Invest a few hours a day for a few months and I know you will come away with some gorgeous things that make the home your own.  For Craigslist to really pay off, you have to have patience - but not necessarily discipline.  Looking for a coffee table, but find an amazing set of chairs? Go for it!  (Always bargain with the seller, they are expecting you to!).  The pony hide ottoman in the living room, the chairs flanking the sideboard, tall boy in the office, and the arm chair in the bedroom are all from Craigslist.   

The little things that make you happy!  My latest purchase for the home was the Harper Multi Runner from Crate and Barrel.  It is a large, heavy duty rag rug that we placed in front of the kitchen sink.  It is lovely.  Standing on it makes me happy. The fact that stains disappear into the pattern/texture? Priceless! 

Have fun decorating!!!  

Thanks so much for stopping by, Shannon girl! I can't even tell you what a big smile it puts on my face to see her color coordinated books or that pony hide ottoman...and that amazing milk glass collection?!? Rocks.
Just like the rest of her house...you can check it out at her blog-o-rooney!

That wraps up another edition of How to Make Your Home Your Own!!!
Thanks to the fabulous ladies who let us snoop around tour their lovely abodes this week! 

And if you haven't already entered, The I Am Project Giveaway only goes through Friday at 5pm, so get to entering!!!

22 comments:

classiq said...

The rug in the kitchen is beautiful! Love the use of white, it imprints elegance and gives the impression of space.
Ada

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Oh my goodness, her house is gorgeous!!! I'm linking over to her blog stat.

Designwali said...

shannon's blog rocks and her home looks fantastic! She has got some serious craiglist skils!

amy b.s. said...

i am loving everything about this house.

Heather J said...

What a great house! Off to check out her blog.

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

I love the rug in the kitchen, so bright and fun! I love the rainbow of books too, it is a neat way to display them.

adventuresindinner said...

Grouping your books by colour! Why have I not thought of that? I will also need that armour delivered to my house :)

{The Perfect Palette} said...

What's not to love about this home? So much style!

xo, chrissy

Shannon said...

I like her style and her name!

natasha {schue love} said...

OH what a stunning home! Love the office space with the milk glasses and rainbow books! :)

Viviana said...

Love her home! I'm off to check out her blog :)

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Alexa said...

Love all of the white...it's nice and clean without looking washed out. Great guest post!

Brandi said...

What a cute home! I love the way she displayed the milk glass. She is so right about stalking CL, patience is the hardest part about it!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Wow what a gorgeous home!!! Heading on over right this second :)

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

Her home is so bright and cheery! and thanks for getting fiddy cent (yeah, that's right, fiddy, not fifty) stuck in my head for the rest of the day!!!

Shannon said...

THANKS FOR HAVING ME! And thanks for all the kind comments!!!

I added you to my Blogroll too!

:)

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

I am totally inspired by the bookshelves in the first room. I love how they are color coordinated. Great guest post and peek into her lovely abode. xoxo

London Wishes said...

Love your milk collection and your happy rug :)

Love from London Wishes

Caith

www.londonwishes.com

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

What a beautiful home! It looks so airy and light.

Anneke {RustiChic} said...

Aiy-yi-yi! Every.single.picture I was saw at LEAST one thing where I was like, "oh, I like that", "Like that", LOOOOVVVVEEEE that!" - very inspiring. Thanks!

Hyphen Interiors said...

Great tips! Lovely home. Love that runner!

stephanie said...

any chance there is a source for the shelves holding the milk glass collection and books?