More Install

I am really sorry to bore you with all this install stuff....but If I had anything else to talk about with you I would...

but I don't so 


crappy photos is all I got...
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Install WEEK

I have nothing much to report except I am up to my eyeballs in the FINAL Install at LFP!!!!

It's pretty exciting.

Curtains are up....and all the furniture and rugs are coming today

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*terrible pictures*

A Little Something Special

With all the things on your plate this time of year, I thought it would be fun to give you a little something special.  Shabby Apple, one of my favorite online boutiques, has graciously offered to give one lucky winner a $50 gift certificate.  In addition to the one lucky duck who gets the $50, they are offering a 10% discount to all Musings readers for the month!  Woo Hoo!!!  All you have to do is use this promo code at checkout: interiordesignmusings10off and your discount will apply! 

If you are not familiar with Shabby Apple, I'm about to change your world.  Whether you're looking for vintage dresses, unique bracelets, shirtdresses, cozy scarves, lace dresses, chic sling backs, and even maxi dresses, Shabby Apple is THE place.

Here are just a few of my favorites as of late.

Also, many of you have mentioned to me when I've hosted giveaways, what's the catch?  I think some of you have been burned by sweepstakes entries where you get on every single mailing list imaginable after entering.  Well, that's not the case here.  There is no catch.  Just an effort to connect you with some wonderful companies you may not be familiar with on the web.  So, I encourage you to give it a try!  I promise it will not disappoint. 

Details to Enter

1. To be eligible you MUST click over to, pick your favorite item AND come back and leave us a comment about it!
For additional entries(increase your odds, people!):
- like Shabby Apple on Facebook (
tweet about the giveaway with the hashtag #shabbyapplegiveaway
- or if you're a blogger, post on your blog about the giveaway

Be sure to include a separate comment for each extra entry (up to 4 entries) including contact information (so I can contact you when you win)!  Winner will be selected by  
Deadline for entering is next Wednesday, December 19th at 5:00 PM Central.

Good Luck and Happy Wednesday! M.

Family Room Design Plan

Wow, what a fun weekend!  We enjoyed some 7th grade basketball (very fun to watch!), dinner with friends and I had an opportunity to tour a few of the homes on the IPC Holiday House tour on Sunday afternoon.  I have to say Andrew Brown's house was amazing.  Such a cool mix of styles and totally unexpected from the traditional exterior of the home.  I'm sorry I didn't take a single picture.  I decided to treat myself to the tour without focusing on reporting it all.  I did lots of inspiration and will certainly be incorporating lots of the ideas from what I saw into the design plans I'm currently working on for clients. 

Speaking of design plans, I wanted to show you a design plan I put together for a cute couple in Mountain Brook.  They have a gorgeous home and were interested in a fresh perspective for their family room.  Here's what I came up for their space.

Here is the design board for the space.  The fabrics for the pieces shown will be totally different (for example the sofa is a midnight blue jumper pattern), but this gives you an idea as to how the pieces relate to each other.  The game table and armoire were pieces the client had and wanted to use in the space.  They also have a fabulous Heriz rug with lots of navy and gray(sorry no pic of the rug). 

And here is one option for the pillows we're considering for the space. 

How's the holiday shopping going?!  I've decided to do most of mine online this year.  So much easier than braving the crowds.  M.

All sources for these products included in this plan are considered work-product.  Thus, I am not able to share them with you on the blog.  However, if you would like help in pulling a space together or creating a plan to take your current space to a whole new place, I would love to help you! 

A one room wonder

I hate when I find one amazing photo..with little to no info about where it came from or where the rest of the house is..

I am starting a little series devoted to these one room wonders... I would like to call 


P.S. if you have info on where the rest of this house is....tell me!