Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cool Cabinets

Since I'm also in the process of painting our Kitchen cabinets, I've really been noticing other Kitchen pictures with painted cabinets. If the situation allowed in our house, I would love to do this...

I love how the doors are a darker, different color from the face frames. What also works about this look is the light color countertops, completing the white frame around the dark cabinet doors. I'm also totally loving the Persian rug! I really need one of these. BAD. Note: the reason I don't think this will work in our house is because A) Our Kitchen is A LOT smaller than this B) Our cabinet doors are overlay instead of inset or European C) I don't have white walls D) I have upper cabinets. E) my countertops aren't white
I think the best thing for us to is be consistent with the color to make our Kitchen appear larger. Too many color and materials in our small kitchen would make too many visual distractions. Comprende?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

More TG inspiration

I thought while I was on the subject of modern Thanksgiving Decor I could share some inspiring photos of tables with a more modern approach.

Can I just say I love me some white pumpkins! I'm hoping I can find some since everyone is already setting up for Christmas!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thanksgiving Tabletop

Dorking out on my Thanksgiving tabletop this year. This will be the first Thanksgiving we will host for the whole family- The Ales's and The McLaughlin's! I'm really excited :) So, I wanted to do a more modern approach to Thanksgiving decor while still keeping the warm tones and rustic elements. Here is just a peek into a few things I'm doing... I will post pictures of the final on the big day!


Centerpiece (with a few additions of course)...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New floors!

This is what we're working on at Casa de Ales...

Tile Floor from Merrick Ales on Vimeo.

Stay tuned...

Friday, November 5, 2010

CL Finds on your Friday!

 Very cool white dresser/buffet for your Bedroom or Dining Room

 Mid Century Upholstered Chairs. New upholstery is a must, but a classic frame for a steal! 
$80 for the pair, what?!
Mid Century end tables are super classic and look to be in good shape.
These are MINE! Haha! These look like a potential for nightstands in my bedroom-must check out today!!
These are cool for coffee tables
Man, I have to say not a whole lot! I am going to check out the Austin Antique Mall at lunch tho fo sho!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


For those of you who have been in my house you know the colors and style are right, but you also know that my stairs are painted stark white and they need this fabulous treatment (most likely unaffordable) or some dark brown painted treads (affordable). This is why this post is titled, "Coveting". Sniff. Sniff.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fantabulous Floors

Check out these awesome floor patterns!! Love the graphic impact this makes in these rooms!