Monday, October 12, 2009

Time for some couture


I received the sweetest comment on my last post from a new reader. I visited her blog and realized she has a love for design. Her beautiful photographs made me realize that someone new to my blog would wonder "Where is the couture?" Well, I aimed to post items only relevant to farm life on here because I wanted to record all of the ways that the farm has changed who we were into who we are now. I still love design, even though it's become less of a passion as other stuff has become priority!


Anyway, so here's one example of how I got my blog name. Some couture to add to the country...


This room started off with 8.5' ceilings, dark moulding, and nasty sheetrock. It has since gotten new windows, so I need to take some new photos. It's hard to believe that we gutted that room, vaulted the ceiling, refinished the floors, hung sheetrock, and put a young toddler in that room over 2 years ago.

Posting these photos was therapeutic. I needed to show off something couture:



to make up for feeling oh so country:



We've had a week of rain, and I counted 20 pairs of muddy shoes by the back doors last night. Hubby and I returned from an evening out and couldn't help but laugh and take this photo with my phone. I couldn't even fit them all into one photo! The kids would have NEVER gotten away with this at our old house!

5 comments:

Ruby Moon Designs said...

I love the photo frames and the chandelier in the room...they are all lovely! Also, I LOVED the pic of the muddy shoes...a house isn't a home until it looks lived in! Thanks for sharing your "couture" and the country too!

-Grace

http://rubymoondesigns.blogspot.com/

LindseYaYa said...

I love this little sneak peak! What a beautiful little space and what lucky little girls. You are an endless source of inspiration to me, Claire... thanks for sharing. xo

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

Hi, I am enjoying your blog! I love th pink and chocolate! It's beautiful!!

CabinWriter-- said...

Did I once write that I get a heavy dose of fatigue after reading your daily routine? The rooms are lovely...you chose a fitting name for the blog.

Sarah Rachelle said...

What an elegant room! I've got a little bit of that design drive in me, but my practical side usually wins out and I don't do much. I'm new to your blog - it looks like a lot of fun and I am working towards that homesteading/farm life one day at a time. It's good to see how other folks do it.