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    Default How do you Like to decorate?

    Yes im bored, My back is hurting, just got the grandsons to sleep.
    I was wondering how you all decorate. Im into the primitive style, i have a home that is 150 years old,love my auctions and garagesales. I have not been doing that for awhile because of paying off debt. I have pics on my webshots.
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    Oh I love your dresser! That is so me. I love to refinish old furniture and make it look new again. I was at my husband's Uncle's house the other day(the dude is rich) and all the things that I complimented him on was old furniture and not new looks.

    He is giving me his old dresser from when he was a child and has given us several peices of furniture which includes our kitchen table and china cabinet.

    Your style is like mine almost and I just put a little modern touch on it.

    I have a thing with old dressers. I have too many in my house and can't wait until the day I have time to fix them up.

    In our living room our tv stand is on my husbands 95 year old grandmother that she gave to us.

    I enjoyed your pics.

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    Thanks, i also love old dressers ,the dresser in the bedroom was my husbands grandmothers.The other 1 I have is around 120 years old and never had a thing done to it, i bought it at a used furniture store for $10.00 .

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    OMG, I just took a double take of your couch. Yours looks just like mine but without the wood. I mean the same colors and design. How freaky.

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    Last edited by Palooka; 11-21-2008 at 02:27 AM.

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    Since those pics i bought a new sofa 6 months ago. the other was given to a very needy family.

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    Nana, you got a very nice eye for decorating. I gotta tell you, that's one of the coziest and prettiest Prim decorated houses I ever seen. I'd love to come and visit you

    As for me, I pretty recently tore myself away from Victorian Country decorating. I loved it, but was ready for a BIG change! Now though I'm totally into Formal Italian and Italian Country. I got my L/R and D/R done up in the formal style. I used pictures that my family sent us from Naples to get ideas for colors. Of course everything looks sun drenched and VERY vibrant over there, so both those rooms are done in a good mixture of mainly golds, greens, and burnt orange. I LOVE it so much and my hubby who is Italian to the MAX (everyone calls him joe pesce lol) in every way, shape, and form, is very proud of it!

    My family room is done with dark sienna, olive green, and my favorite accent color..,,black. I got an Italian Country oil painting over the sofa, with 2 very large copper/glass sconces on either sides. I also use alot of black/brown wrought iron with my tables lamps and the hanging lamp over the table and chairs.

    My kitchen is 'in the works' right now, so still getting to it. It's open to the family room so needs to pretty much blend. My inspiration for the room came from a plate that I seen of green and black olives on a gold color background. with the back of it being black. So using those colors I'll get the match-up in the D/R and F/R. I want to get new counters before I do alot in there, and that won't be till spring In the meantime though, I found some really neat stuff to go in there, so having fun w/that

    My B/R is more Meditteranian than Italian. I did it in terra-cotta and a basil green.

    OK! Call me GABBY I can talk decorating ALL day!

    Nice thread!

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    My style is the lodge/cabin look. I have bears,deer,moose and fish! We love it!

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    My style is thrift store / yard sale. But it all seems to work more or less

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    I like the traditional style with a bit of English country. I'm starting over with a new home and gave a lot of my stuff to my daughter who is just starting out. It's a very big and also very satsifying job to create a home just the way you like it.

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    I like country cottage style. All my upholstered furniture is slipcovered in white. I Decorations are minimum and I keep only what I LOVE.

    Here is my living room...
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    Eta: I didn't realize there are so many animals in this photo! lol
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    It has taken me years to figure out my style, but now that I am more relaxed and have time to figure it out, I have decided on Tuscan. I am driving my husband crazy with all the changes I am doing and the ones that I want to be done by next spring.
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    I'm a modern classic decorator, there's a definite elegant and sophisticated vibe. I've been told I "live in a Pottery Barn/Restoration Hardware catalog".

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    My style is very eclectic. I don't decorate in any one style. If it is an item that I love I find a spot for it. I only keep things I love in my home. I have everything from 100 year old furniture to a big French style birdcage on a wrought iron stand and everything in between .

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    Minimalist, but with plants.

    (I've had people remark that it looks like I just moved in and haven't had time to decorate yet. I like it that way - keeps me focused.)
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    Hmmn, I guess ours is eclectic traditional. Our furniture is a mix of traditional (sofa, chairs) some "vintage" from our families, and new craftsman pieces (tables, tv cabinet). I'm getting rid of the country style stuff as we can afford to replace it. We prefer clean lines and simply styled furniture, but I'm not moving into the contemporary glass and metal look. And I have to work with a very 50's/60's architectural interior.

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