Where’s the Fun At?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I wrote a post last week about my love for Anthropologie, and it kind of make me look around my living room and ask myself, “Where’s the fun? Where’s the whimsy? Where’s the personality?”. It just kind of felt a little stiff, a little serious, a little too staged. It was pretty and comfortable, but not totally representative of me. In fact, it’s the only room in the house I haven’t really loved yet. So I thought, and I thunk, and I thinked, and I decided to freshen things up a bit.

I’ll give you the “full reveal” soon, but I will tell you it involved a little of this…

And a dash of this

uo flower stripe rug

And a teaspoon (or gallon) of this

And my own homemade version of this

Anthropologie Ruffled Curtain

Stay tuned!

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28 Suburbanites Said:

Julie said...

Can't wait to see it! You have beautiful taste, and I love all your "sneak peak" elements.

Julie
www.FrugalFabulousDesign.com

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Wonderful, I look forward to seeing what you do! I am thinking of ways to bring a bit more color, whimsy and fun into my kitchen, nook and family room as well...it needs just a bit more Personality!

Lisa said...

There is no way this room can possibly go wrong with all those elements involved! It's going to look fantastic. Cant wait to see it all together.
Lisa

anhesty said...

can't wait!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Ooo---I like this recipe so far. ;)

Kim said...

Intriguing! Can't wait to see what you are up to!

Melanie said...

Looking good! I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve!

The White Farmhouse said...

I have to say with your personality this room will be lively and a pleasure to visit. I can't wait to see what mischief you are up to in there!

christy said...

Love it & cannot wait to see the final reveal! I have been itching to paint my massive TV armoire & bookshelves in the FR recently. I have painted many pieces, but this one is scary! :)

Amy Chalmers said...

Looking to revamp my living room as well...actually on a tear through the house right now...maybe somethings in the water? Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Mollie said...

I'm dying to see! I asolutely love everything you pictured... no surprise since I am a huge Anthro fan as well. :)

Busy as a Bee in Paris said...

can't wait!
http://busyasabeeinparis.blogspot.com/2010/05/mommy-just-play-with-me.html

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

So looking forward to seeing it! What a great combo of elements.
Kristine

Annie Wilcox Designs said...

I love a good love story from gorgeous and "safe" to fabulous and fun. We all need to make that leap every once in a while. I am sure I will be inspired.

gina3 said...

You know its going to be good when even the paint cans are lovely.

Meghan Hein said...

Hey, I was just thinking about you when I saw that your favorite anthro chair went on sale today... It's only a measly $1,000 now. Ha ha!
Can't wait to see what you're working on. I'm always inspired by you.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi AnNicole!

Ahhh, another Anthropologie junkie, rest assured that you are not alone!

Anytime you can incorporate some Anthro elements into your decor, it's a good thing. Can't wait to see the finished product.

So nice to discover you and your lovely blog. :-)

All the best,
Anne

ImplausibleYarn said...

Ah yes I share your love for anthropologie and can't wait to see what you plan on doing to create more of that feeling in your life.

Robin said...

Can't wait to see how you put it all together.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

How truly lovely.

I hope you'll stop by my blog. I am hosting a giveaway for a darling French tote.

Creamy White said...

Dear AnMichele,
I just found your blog and love it!
Like you, I believe everybody deserve a confortable home and I'm doing mina in a very low budget, since I'm a stay at home mom of 3 kids+2 puppies! I love to be able to be with them, but I love to remodel, reinvent, refinish stuff in a house. i do make a shower curtain myself like Anthro has and feel sooooo good when I finished the project. Anyway, just wonderful to visit here and I'll be happy to follow you and your new adventures with your beautiful Home!
Hugs,
Li :-)

Becolorful said...

My hubby hates it when I sit and just look around the room. He knows my creative wheels are turning and it will either cost him money or there will be some honey dos coming his way. It sounds like your creativity is in full swing right now. Spring can do that to a girl. I can't wait to see where you go with this. I'm definitely intrigued.
P

R & A said...

I can't wait to see your reveal. Funny how much your style/colors/patterns are so similar to my taste, so I know I'll love whatever you do!
~Amber

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Can't wait to see!

Katie said...

I should be cleaning my house, but I can't get out of my chair. Just found your blog. Love it and you! I'm a TX girl living in UT. It was fun to read you're a native UT girl. Can't wait to see what you do next!

prashant said...

it needs just a bit more Personality!
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Kathysue said...

I have to check out that rug, It has black and white stripes and flowers, two of my favorite things,Can't wait to see,Kathysue

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