Sunday, February 1, 2009

An issue full of eye candy... It was love at first sight...

Lookie what I found a few weeks ago while browsing through Target's magazine aisle... The Spring 2009 issue of BH&G's Creative Home!


photo by Greg Scheidemann
This cover had me hook, line, and sinker... After all, my major project for this year is going to be a makeover for our bedroom (which hasn't been touched since the 80's!), and this robin's egg/cottage blue is at the top of the list for the color scheme... This bedroom is so bright and cheerful compared to the dark bedroom furniture, bedding, and wallpaper I now have...


(Photo by Kim Cornelison)
This issue is page after page of cottage perfection... I absolutely love the look of the diamond panes on just the upper windows of this gorgeous cottage!


(photo by Kim Cornelison)
I actually have some black-on-white silhouettes of my girls, done when they were very young. I think it's time to give them a little 'cottage' update and this article will definitely serve as inspiration!



photo by King Au
Just look at this neat laundry room! Talk about making laundry a pleasant task! Again, I just love the bright and cheerful colors!


(photo by Greg Scheidemann)
Isn't the photograph of these vintage colored bottles just beautiful? I loved reading about this woman's house and collections!

Now, what I showed you above is just the tip of the iceberg... Trust me, this issue has so many neat ideas and photographs and colors and room layouts.... I just keep looking through it and spotting something new every time I do!

So find yourself an issue and then settle into a comfy, cozy chair, or snuggle under the covers for some bedtime reading... Whenever or wherever, take some time for yourself and r-e-l-a-x, because you deserve it!!

Donna

16 comments:

tam said...

That cottage is a doll house! I really enjoy that magazine as well! How fun for you to make over your bedroom! I like your color choices too!~Smiles~Tam!

Kathleen said...

Hi Donna...LOve the pics from this magazine! I have heard that silhouettes are very big in decor right now. Who wouldn't want to live that adorable cottage. Great ideas. I will have to look for a copy. More snow on Tuesday? Hugs, Kathleen

Shirley said...

I'm definitely buying this magazine. That cottage is to die for!

Susan S. said...

I love that little magazine. I don't subscribe to it but do buy it when it catches my eye at the grocery store. I'm headed there today so I'm going to seek this issue out....it's got REALLY great ideas! Good luck on your makeover!

ksarra said...

Can't wait to get MY copy of Creative Home. I did silhouettes as a Christmas craft project and loved doing them! Hope you have a great week...

Lisa said...

THANKS FOR THE INFO. I'M GOING TO PICK ONE UP THIS WEEK. I LOVE THAT LAUNDRY ROOM TOO. HUGS FROM MAINE

http://sophie4me.blogspot.com/

Connie said...

I'll get that magazine next time I go to WM. I did a similar thing to my laundry room: roses border, cover ironing board, froufrou it up. I love it and love being in there now to wash clothes. Even hung curtains to hide the detergent and softener and hung pix on the wall. It can be done so easily and cheaply I don't see why others don't do it.
Smooches,
Connie

Jean Tuthill said...

I'll have to look for it. I love pouring over all the new ideas that they come up with. The cottage is beautiful. I love the cottage blue and I think it would be a great color for your room. I need to do some painting here, too.

LuLu said...

I picked this same issue up at Target last week... I haven't let it leave my side! so many great ideas and beautiful pictures! I agree with you!! :)
LuLu

Liz said...

Oh I love this mag too! Many Many treat ideas....

~Liz

If you get a chance...Zip by my blog... I'm having a give away.

A New England Life said...

I love the blue, gold and white. 3 colors I don't think I've seen together recently. It surely would be nice in my bedroom as well!

Tear down that old paper and get to work Donna!

It's been a while since I picked up any magazine so I'll look for it next time I go to walmart. The cottage look is so pretty. How I wish my husband liked it a little more. He's more into Elegant and Pottery Barn. We work in harmony though and I squeak little bits of 'sweet' in here and there : )

ElementalGrace said...

Umm ... does this magazine come out in the UK? Because I think I've just fallen in love with it!

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Hi Donna~~
WOnderful Cottage
I would love to have it(:)
hugs,Patty

Claudia said...

Oooh, I just bought it! I'm saving it for an appropriate time, but thanks for the tip, Donna! As soon as you said robins egg blue, I was out the door.

Lynne Laura said...

Hi Donna,

I will need to check that magazine out, I always pick those up when I am out and about. They have the greatest ideas and I could use some spring inspiration right now!

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Ohhhhh, I do have to go get that!!!

M ^..^