Monday, September 20, 2010

Need Some Home Decorating Inspiration?

I know I have been busy getting re-acclimated to the school schedule, room Mom duties, volunteering, and catching up with people I haven't seen all summer.

I'm starting to look at my house in a new light now that it is empty of kid chaos for longer periods of time. I'm wondering how I can make some changes, big and small to make it look more "done", and less thrown together.

I found this site: www.houzz.com This website allows you to browse pictures of homes/rooms that have been submitted by architects and home designers. You can save your favorite ideas in your own "idea books".

I have literally spent hours looking for inspiration. Yes, I know, I could have spent those hours de-cluttering. But now I have a few "idea books" brewing, so that when the Mr. says "What are you trying to do here?", I can just show him the picture.

6 comments:

Kara's Korner said...

Haha, it's always more fun to look at what you want your house to look like than to actually do anything about it!

Your inspiration kitchen picture is awesome! Love it!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Aha, I was trying to remember this website today!

Stitchfork said...

I'd take that kitchen in a heartbeat!

Lori said...

I think hours spent researching are well spent and you pictured my dream kitchen! bright and beautiful - I'll take it.

Lori said...

I apologize for answering your question here, but my contact email to you was returned - you may want to check that. So here's my answer. Feel free to delete this comment once read. :)


Good morning!

Yes, you can sew leather with a regular machine but you'll need a leather needle which can be found anywhere you can find regular needles. Also, you will need to set your tension a little differently and the stitch width to the widest setting because a leather needle actually has a knife-like edge and cuts into the leather. If you had a short stitch width you would run the risk of cutting right through your leather.

Have a great day,
Lori

the treat girl said...

What fun!!!! I'd be lost for hours too.......