home work

Like my wardrobe, my house is pretty much a melting pot of high-end statement pieces and inexpensive and vintage finds, along with unexpected print and color combinations. I aspire to have a home that not only looks great, but makes me feel great in it--just like the chicest outfit. My home is a work in progress (is any house ever "done?")--I keep layering on to it as I find things-- but things have kind of come to a standstill over the last few months, due to work, this blog, and kids on summer break.  But then a few weeks ago, One Kings Lane contacted me, asking if I wanted to participate in its first ever Design Blogger Challenge. The deal was they'd send me a box of vintage goodies, all plucked from OKL's amazing new marketplace, Vintage & Market Finds, and I would overhaul one small area of my home. Of course, I jumped on this offer and chose the fireplace mantle in my living room to re-do. Not that it was in dire need of help, but it is one of the first things you see when you enter my home, so I thought it would be great to enhance that area, make it sing with strikingly original pieces and set the (elegant, whimsical) tone for the rest of the house. The task has been completed, and I'm quite happy with the results. Here's a little peek at the makeover. To see the whole story, check out One Kings Lane's blog Live Love Home

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