Sunday, June 29, 2014

How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R' eves

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays

Hi Everyone!  
I'm Cindy and I blog over at Beaux R'eves, 
which in French means Sweet Dreams!  
I will have to admit it's a dream 
to be here sharing my style with all of you on Pamela's beautiful blog today!  
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R'eves

I live in the Midwest, Kansas to be exact, 
but I am a California girl born and raised.  
I have lived in many different places as 
my husband was transferred for his job quite a bit.  
I am an interior designer but I was kind of a late bloomer, 
going back to school for design after my kids were born.  
I feel that being exposed to different styles of design 
while we were moving around really peaked my interest 
and my desire to be a designer.  
Of course, fixing up your house for sale so many times 
also led me to be a Home Stager for Realtors, 
because I love it so much!  
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R'eves
I love Country French Decorating 
and I drool over books by Betty Lou Phillips, Charles Faudree 
but I am also partial to my local famous designer 
Mary Carol Garrity the owner of Nell Hill's.   
I adore how she mixes new pieces with antiques to create 
a comfortable unique look.  
Here in my entry I have used Estate Sale 
finds with modern elements like the letters to spin my own design.  
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R'eves
We built this home in 2002 when we were transferred here.
I would say it was a classic "Old World" look that we were aiming for at the time.
We have travertine floors in the entry, dining and living rooms 
and a stone faux look in the dining room. 
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R'eves
My style is evolving all the time and my home reflects that.  
I have spent most of this year doing what I call "Lightening Up" around my home.  
I pulled up dark rugs, painted walls, and paired down furniture to create a more airy feel.  
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R'eves
  I love this new seagrass rug for the Living Room.  
It's been small touches like this that have made all the difference. 
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R'eves
One area that has undergone a total transformation this year is my Master Bedroom.  
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R'eves
We put in new hardwood floors, painted the walls, painted furniture, 
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R'eves
added a new headboard, new bedding, new drapes that I sewed, etc... 
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R'eves
I keep the costs down on my decorating projects by doing a lot of the work myself and haunting Estate Sales on a regular basis.  In the Master bedroom these items all came from Estate Sales: The two chairs, the lamps (all three), the plates on the wall, most of the accessories, the curtain rods, and the watercolor prints.  
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R'eves
If you read my blog you will see that I am always finding 
the most perfect things at Estate Sales.  
I feel lucky that they are so plentiful around my area.  
My BFF and I have the BEST time on Saturdays when we go "hunting".  
Even if we come up short we are always intrigued 
by the old homes that we visit on our excursions.  
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R'eves
You'll see a lot of my treasures in my Hearth Room.  
I love collecting ironstone, copper, silver, and painted tole platters.  
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R'eves

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R'eves
I don't believe in hiding my things in closets or cupboards 
but instead I love to display them in interesting ways.  
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R'eves
You never know where my vintage finds are going to show up!
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R'eves
I recently did a mini make over in the guest room.  
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R'eves
I love being able to show my girlie side in this room with lots of ruffles, 
flowers and tea cups.  
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R'eves
And speaking of Flowers!  
Another one of my passions is having fresh flowers around whenever I get a chance.  
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R'eves
Right now I am enjoying my Hydrangeas 
but I love to have fresh flowers all thru the year.
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R'eves

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R'eves

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R'eves

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R'eves

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R'eves

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R'eves

From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R'eves


From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R'eves


From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays- Beaux R'eves
Many thanks Pamela for inviting me over today to share 
some of my style with your readers.  
I'd love for you all to drop by some time!  
You can find me here Beaux R'eves.
 
From My Front Porch To Yours- How I Found My Style Sundays
Cindy your home is just beautiful and I thank you so very much for stopping by today and sharing it with us. I have to save one my favorite things you shared today are your Seafoam Buffalo Check curtains. They are divine. 

11 comments:

  1. I have been following Cindy for quite some time and just love her style. Beautiful home!

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  2. I visit Cindy's blog very often. I just luv her beautiful home and her way of putting things together. Those curtains in the master... dreamy!

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  3. You know how I love to visit your home!! Your bedroom is so beautiful.. all the crown molding and those gorgeous plantation shutters.. You are so blessed in so many ways. Your bedroom is so lovely bet you never want to come out!
    Artistic Living Room

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  4. I LOVE Cindy's blog and beautiful home!! Great feature Pamela!!

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  5. Great feature!I found a new blog to follow ; )

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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  6. Love Cindy and her fabulous style. She always creates the prettiest rooms.

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  7. Cindy has such a beautiful home it is hard to say which room is my favorite. I do love her hearth room, but her bedroom makeover came out really good, too. I am always trying to tweak my own master bedroom, so I enjoy seeing her ideas. I am at a point in my life where I like to keep my things out and on display, too. If I have to store them or keep them put away much of the time, I wind up getting rid of things.

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  8. Wonderful featured guests. What a lovely home!

    Thank you!

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  9. Pamela, Cindy's home is beautiful and I love her blog.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  10. What a wonderful feature, Pamela! I love Cindy's style. She has a beautiful home and blog! Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  11. I so love Cindy and her most beautiful home...love following her adventures of estate and yard sales..she finds the greatest things!...Cindy is truly a most talented designer!....Great feature here today Pamela!!!

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