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Sunday, August 9, 2009

A special treat...

Hey guys! I have a special treat for you! I think I've mentioned before I have an aunt who is a FABULOUS decorator. I have always admired her decorating, even when I was young I remember her house being so pretty, she has definitly inspired me. She recently decorated the offices at the family business and they are GORGEOUS! She shops everywhere including antique malls and thrift stores. She can find some of the best pieces for the best prices, it's amazing! The offices have a little bit of everything, including things that she's not using in her own house. She also buys furniture that might need refinishing or just some new fabric. I swear you will think you are looking at photos in a house, but I assure you it's offices. lol...


This is in the entryway. I love this picture over the chest, I think because I have one similar over my mantle. And those chairs....I love that pretty fabric.

She mixed in a little contemporary here and it works beautifully! And look at the dog lamp...

This is in my uncle's office.
Oh how I love this...and look at the sconces with the dogs.
This is in her office. I am really loving that lamp....and the frog, isn't it cool!


Isn't this piece just gorgeous? I love those big blue jars and the way she decorated it is perfection!

cute little table...
I'm in love with that secretary!


This is the coolest chair!!
My mom and I love these butterfly pictures. We both have a thing for butterflies.

This is a conference room, love those big topiarys.
This is another conference room, they both have a horse and dog theme.




This is the kitchen. Isn't the blue so pretty?


This is a pretty little bathroom.
I believe this is the same color as in the kitchen.

She is awesome at decorating bookshelves.


This is in my dad's office.
ideas for a little sconce.....


I hope you enjoyed the pictures, can you tell I think she's pretty great!! Maybe she'll let me show you her house sometime, I can't even describe how beautiful it is, all I can say is it should be in a magazine! I hope you got some ideas! Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!



33 comments:

Southern Fried Gal said...

Wow - what a treat for the eyes! I love the blue kitchen with that fat chicken. I also love the blue jars. Thanks for sharing!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

WOW!!! this was all just beautiful my friend...I drooled on my key board over all this Wow factor eye candy...thanks so much for sharing this with us...Tell your Aunt she is wonderful at design...May you have a great week...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Wow! That was fab! Thanks for sharing!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

WOW - she's amazing! I can see where you got your design sense too! So much eye candy - I'm in awe. Loved her bookcases! I need to follow her examples! Thank you Kristen, now when can we see her house?!? ☺ Diane

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful tour. I loved it all.

Hugs,
Chris

Jo said...

So many fabulous ideas ~ I love her taste and talent!

Jo

marty39 said...

You are right. It is absolutely gorgeous, and every detail is just stunning. I would love to work in that kind of an envoirnment, and have my home look that lovely also. Thanks for sharing. Such inspiration. Hugs, Marty

Denise said...

Beautiful pictures Kristen, your aunt is amazing. All I can say is "wish I could work in an office like that"! :)
I have a similar picture of the poppies over my mantel too and love it. Love the color on the walls too.
Thanks for sharing them all with us.
Hugs Denise

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Kristen,
You were so right! She is an amazing decorator. Every room is special and wonderfully done. I like the themes in all the rooms. Her choice of furniture is so elegant.
What a pleasant atmosphere to go and work in everyday. Her employees must love it.
If you can convince her, we would love to drool over her house. (smile)

kimmcl said...

Holy Mackerel! What an awesome post. I'm totally lost in it - I'll have to go back later and take it in a second time. Kristen, great taste and a flair for decorating definitely run in your family!
Take care, Kim

Lynette said...

Wow Kristen - that was really something - do we all have to beg to see her home now?
Loved all the themes - makes my little brain go into overdrive!

Thank your aunt and thank you!

Happy Monday -

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! Kristen it is so gorgeous!
I have never seen a prettier office in my entire life. What stuck me the most were all the stunning tables and chests. Love them all! ~Beautiful!!!! :)

9405018--Pat said...

wow this was a treat....thanks for sharing...Pat H

Shelia said...

Oh, Kristen! This is so beautiful! Your aunt really is great at decorating! Every photo is so gorgeous! What a treat to be working in such a lovely place! Such pretty pieces too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tracy said...

Kristen, it is beautiful! I hope you can show us her house. I can only imagine how pretty it is!
Thanks for sharing,
Tracy

~Kristen~ said...

{{{{{swoon}}}}}
I can't get over the fact that that is an office!!!! OMG it is breathtakingly gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us!!!

mishebe said...

gREAT DECOR. LOVE THE TOUR.

kate said...

thanks for the tour kisten, great photos
kate

santamaker said...

Hey girl...so glad to see ya. I have enjoyed catching up on your posts. What a lovely patio you built and oh, you sure have a green thumb with all of your colorful flower pots. This office is truly special. What a nice place to work! You and your aunt share the decorating gene, for sure. You are both very talented!

Sherry said...

Kristen, Pat did a great job dec orating the offices. Hope to see post of their home soon.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Kristen, but a beautiful office. She is amazing. I especially love the dog picture and small dogs...and the black cabinet full of books won my heart.. Be sure to tell her thank you for allowing us to take a tour.. Tell your Aunt she certainly has a gift..
hugs ~lynne~

Nancy said...

WOW!!!! I'm still trying to grasp it all!!! It is beautiful!!! Tell her we must see her house! Thanks for sharing! Nancy

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Kristen, thank you so much for stopping by to see me again (and for the sweet compliments!!) I decided to come over to see if you have been posting again AND what a treat! Oh my! I'm loving this office ~~ if you really want to call it that! I will be back to look at those rooms again and again. There is so much to take in. Thanks so much for showing us!!! Beautiful!!

Melissa Miller said...

Hello my friend,
Thanks for coming by and your sweet compliment. Now everything looks clean but empty to me. Oh boy my poor hubby. LOL!

That fire was so scary to see to say the least. Flames were leaping out of the side and it was the house right behind us. Yikes!

Have a great week.
~Melissa ;)

Angie said...

Loved all the gorgeous pics!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Kristen, thanks for swinging by to see my guys. Yes, my Bailey is certainly growing up quickly. He's here with us through the w/k again. It's always nice to have laughter in the house. Can't wait to see pictures of your Aunts house..let her know we're all anxious to see it.. we promist to wipe our feet before heading off to explore..lol hugs ~lynne~

Inspired Comblogulations said...

Wow, Kristen, I am new to blogging and I just stumbled on your lovely blog.... glad I did...I could live in that office.
Does your Aunt have a blog? Beautiful...gotta love her use of color. Thank you for the visit.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kristen, I think she's great too! Everything looks stunning. I can't even begin to list all of the things I loved in these offices. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Oh, I would LOVE to see her home! laurie

Melissa Miller said...

Thanks my friend! I'll tell Alex. He will be very grateful you liked his hard work. He really wanted to do this floor project though.
Hey I'll take it right!

The armoire in the garage is for paint and storage supplies. I guess it really does look like a fridge though huh?

I hope you have a new post soon!
I'm missing your pretty posts! :)

The Stylish House said...

Hi Kristen,
I love that shade of green it feels so fresh, but elegant. Your uncle's office with the dogs is my favorite, but they are all so lovely it is hard to choose. Tell your aunt she has become an internet hit!
Cathy

Judi said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures. Those don't even look like offices you are right. She has a great eye and I LOVE her lamps! I'm really into lamps these days and hers are beautiful for sure...as are the paintings.
I know we'd love to see her home too.
have a great day
Judi

nicolette said...

So she just finds things that she like, and make up the designs on the spot? In fact, the rooms look amazing. Congratulations.

Nicolette
http://www.furnitureanddesignideas.com/

Linda Q said...

Oh wow, more eye candy. I am catching up on some blog reading late tonight.
Ok, they wouldn't miss a couple things out of some of these rooms would they? Tee hee
I am in love with the dog painting, that antique table and console under it set and a few more goodies.
Thanks for the fun tour.
Linda

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