Thursday, November 3, 2011

The reality is…

I don’t style. I plunk.


and as far as careers for plunker’s….Nill.


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Hell…I don’t even pick up most of the time.


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so when I want to take a pic of a whole room….It is often hard. And not so pretty


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Not to mention…this is the leftover room. Once dining room. Once library. Now office/junk collector room.


you have one. no?


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The down loveseat never sold (for 35 clams!) at our garage sale...


so I slip covered it in linen…and threw it in the “room”


The arms have other material thrown on them ‘cause the big black dog sneaks up there…and yes…slobbers.


This is my reality. styled. HA!



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This is a rug I pulled in from the kitchen….It’ll go back.


It is embarrassed being seen in this shot.


gulp.


Plunking. Not such a good thing.

38 comments:

An Urban Cottage said...

WOW! The wall color is amazing. And love it with the red rug. It's just what I was hoping to see when I first saw the wall color. So much nicer than that Quiet Moments color.

Jane said...

I like the results of your"plunking". And I LOVE the blue wall....

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

Linda, your "plunking" is artsy and creative and full of your own style. LOVE that wall color. I'm a cobalt/indigo/royal blue kind of person so I think this is fabulous!

Vix said...

You nut...your plunking process has a very high success rate.

[This is coming from one who skews a bit minimalist, too -- yet I get no sense of overcrowding or unfortunate randomness.]

The blue came out so well. I miss my cobalt wall/fir floor combo room (which looked pretty 3 months of the year in sun and horrid the other 9 in rain). I'm happy yours will be perfect 99% of the year!

As for the rug...I'm thinking you might be right about whisking it back to the kitchen. It feels a little heavy to me in the room.

I could see something with a more neutral field and brighter patterning, or a softer field that plays will with the cobalt but has light neutral patterning to tie in the sofa, bookcases etc.

I have no doubt you'll find some amazing deal that suits you perfectly. Good luck!

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

Maybe you should make plunking a thing, because your room looks pretty darn good! That wall color is fabulous, too.

Sush said...

Love it allllll....looks really beautimous! I'm putting indigo blue as my contrast/highlight color in my bedroom.
Very pretty...room you've created and I'm so jealous as we are STILL working on our bedroom...renos in progress!

for the love of a house said...

your reality is pretty day-ummm beautiful my friend! I think "plunking" has a charming je ne sais quoi!

xojoan

Rick Forrestal said...

Yep, I love your lifestyle and room designs.
It fits.

Valorie Hart - The Visual Vamp said...

You can plunk for me anytime. Your home always looks great. xo xo

Kathi said...

Your "plunking" looks great! Love the colors. Keep on plunking! :D

A.J.Barnes said...

You know...I believe you're my kinda women! I didn't realize there was a word for what I do. I plunk! However, I do pick up and style, but then get over it about half way through and I guess that's when it becomes plunking!

alison@MLHP said...

If this is your "plunking," then my "styling" is putting on airs! ;)

becky said...

You're too funny, Linda! Love the blue wall...very daring of you.

Mary said...

I love your room and the spunk with which you plunk .... and the blue...and YOU

anita said...

lindas world is a good place to be :))

plunking included!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

You guys are just TOO much! I open up about my plunking....and you STILL give me love!

Shaking head.

Dayum...y'all are good. Too good!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

I plunking love ya guys!

mollie's mom said...

Fellow Plunker, I feel your pain. I have a leftover dining room planned to be that grand thing called a library but where we put anything that doesn't categorically fit in any other room. I have the slobbering dog - just times 2 and golden retreivers insead of a black dog- but all that being said I must tell you that your plunking is more inviting and beautiful than most styled rooms. Keep up the good work and keep on plunking because I love your hacienda in the subtropics and your blog is a must read for me. marcie@madebymolliesmom.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

You can come plunk at my house anytime!! That carpet! Those glass bottles on top of the shelves! That photo of those scraggly maned beasts! Beautiful. All of it. And I love that dark blue wall. :D!

Joyce said...

WOW, if I had one of these rooms I would want it to be just like yours! Beautiful!! I haven't done the photo yet but will when I get back. Before we left I took some art pieces to be framed. Enjoy!! xo

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I think your plunking looks fantastic. I think and stew and ponder about things until I work myself into a tizzy!

Punctuation Mark said...

very nice place... happy friday my dear!

MITICA ILLUSTRATIONS said...

wooow love these interiors!! Just perfect :o)

You have good taste :o)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I love this room.

Slim Paley said...

I love your blue wall. It looks great and personally I like the red rug- it's talking to the red books on the shelf and adding warmth to the room. A classic combination.

Michele said...

I just bought a large clam shell and decorated it similar to your picture for fall. I love it! The shell was a bit pricey -so now I want to know how I can decorate it for Christmas next month!

Cobalt Violet said...

You crack me up! I love love love it! Love the blue wall and red rug! Sad you are moving it! Oh well, it's all fabulous and love the pillows too ...

Renae Moore said...

Plunking is a new word in the dictionary for creativity and all over goodness. :) The blue wall looks fab and looks great with all the white. Love the pillows and I'm sure big black dog loves his reading nook!

xx

Jane Coslick said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS ROOM!!!!!!! U R HIRED!!!!

somepinkflowers said...

oh
oh
i am a Big fan of plunking
myself!

:-)

{{ things U love
always
go with well
other things U lov,
don't they }}

LoveFeast Table said...

So glad to have found your blog ~ love how you plunk!
Chris Ann

Anonymous said...

Plunkers.

No apostrophe.

Kelly@Bungalow Blue said...

I LOVE the wall color you chose! Your print really pops against it :)

vicki archer said...

I love your 'plunking'... and I love the look of your blog right now...plunkin' fantastic.... xv

Velvet and Linen said...

Love ya for keeping it real, Linda.
Your room looks great. Wall color is perfect.
Plunked to (im)perfection. Just the way I like it.

xo
Brooke

Jennings and Gates said...

You plunk very artfully! Love the wall.

SHERRY HART said...

Plunking.....the new word for styling which by the way is so 2011. Leave it to you for being ahead of the curve. By the way all sarcasm aside......I wish my "junk" room had 10% of that style. Whoa.

Jessie said...

I love how you "plunked" your space and make it so warm and gorgeous still! You did a fabulous job decorating your home!

By the way, I am hosting a fabulous giveaway. So come by and enter for a chance to win a $65 gift certificate by Pillows By Dezign (they have so many gorgeous designer pillows!)

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

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