Carrie likes this photo of RON MARVIN's place. So do I.
Carrie H recently wrote in with photos of her place, asking for help from you all:
Pictures of my entry in need of help. I have other problem areas but I'd love to start here. The owl is from my husbands parents and can be placed elsewhere in our house, the accessories/are ordinary/nothing special. I do like the lamp but would like something with more punch like the yellow lamps in the Ron Marvin photo. The tile/carpet will be replaced by wood (hopefully in '08).
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Carrie - first, you're going to paint the walls. I am terrible with color, so someone else will get to boss you around and tell you what color exactly you should paint the entry. You look like you have some kind of sponge-painted business going on in there and we are going to liberate you from that.
Ron Marvin is probably the reason I am so excited about decor. He was a finalist in Met Home's reader contest years ago and I remembered thinking, "Wow... you can really live with vintge/flea finds in an elegant way?" I grew up with Levitz. It was a revelation. He has great taste, yet it's still accessible. You've picked a great role model here.
Deconophiles - - what say you? Help this woman out. You did a great job with Linds, I know you will be so kind and helpful to Carrie.
Gratuitous entry porn.