Project Mojo!

The last month was full of ups and downs for me, emotionally, creatively and physically. As of yesterday I seem to have found my mojo again and went on a huge decorating rampage (for lack of a better word)…I thought I would show you a few of the things I got up to (there was a lot!).

In the photo above, nothing much changed, except for the flowers. As I am down scaling to a cleaner palette, white Hydrangeas and Twisted Willow have replaced…

…pink Peonies. I love these deep pink ones, but it was a little too flashy for the new pair back…maybe come Spring I will get some more.
Some of you will recognise these two. My $50 chaise that I made the mattress for the Magnolia canvas (which was made by my Sister, Caroline) which used to hang above our bed, have now been paired in our entrance hallway. It is a great spot for putting the boys’ shoes on and seems to finish the area.

It looks lovely at night as well with the shadows of the flowers.
This little corner was changed and used to have an old metal trunk and some vintage suitcases…but the boys kept climbing on them!! So, I swapped in my little console which was recently repainted and found some beautiful textural wreaths I had forgotten about and made this little vignette near our sofas.
I finally found some new lamps that I am happy with to go with our paired back scheme, and once our sofas are covered with their new slipcovers and the new drapes are added, the whole look will come together.
I also bought these two lovely hand screen printed cards, that I put in some black frames I picked up at a bargain shop. The glass vase is a recent purchase, and only cost $15, which I have filled with some native branches from the garden. Now I would love a black bakelite phone!!
This area used to have a vintage French newspaper insert hanging, which is now above our bed…I am not sure about this yet.
I really like this new area near our phone and I am hoping to get some of the others in this card range to hang somewhere else.
So, I am basically telling you how excited I am to have some sort of spark back…sorry if this post has bored you.
Ness xx

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  • Not boring at all. I know how you feel. I’ve been the same way. Must be winter. Your place looks lovely and I’m lovin’ the paired back palette – so calm and sophisticated. Keep at it.

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  • Thanks Jennifer. Nice to know it isnt just me having a hard time with the cold…it really is un inspiring!
    Ness xx

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  • I love the chaise in the hallway, and I am very partial to magnolias! Very lovely!

    Here’s to finding your mojo again!

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  • The changes look fantastic. You have a wonderful eye. Lee 🙂

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  • The hallway looks fantastic Ness – isn’t it great when the spring comes back into the step? xv

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  • The hall is looking great, love the chaise.

    Leeann x

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  • I am loving your hallway very nice indeed. Love the colour palette too, great choice for your walls. The whole atmosphere you are creating looks fabulous!
    Lynette 🙂

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  • Ness, hallway looks just lovely and you vignettes create an atmosphere.
    Very creative.
    X
    V

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  • Very inspiring post. I got lovely ideas . Thanks..

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  • Ness it all looks lovely. I think I need a day to myself to go through the house and change things around
    Alison

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  • It all looks very fresh and lovely…I especially love your Sister’s Magnolia canvas above your chaise in the hallway….elegant!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Laura 🙂

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  • I love “Mojo” days! Happy to hear it’s back as those days can be so productive. Your entry is wonderfully serene.

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  • Love all the subtle changes. Your home looks so lovely and inviting!!
    Have a fabulous day!!

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  • I am LOVING everything you’ve done to your home. It’s all so serene, restrained and comfortable looking. I can’t wait to see more!

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  • Hi Ness,

    Bored, are you kidding??? Not likely, love what you’ve done and doesn’t it give you a boost to do this sort of thing. (Would you ever admit to just walking past these areas that you’ve re-arranged just to think to yourself Damn this looks mighty fine!! or is that just me!)I could do re-arrange and move things around all day and every day, I don’t think that I’d get sick of it!!! Hope you show us when your slip-covers are done for your lounge suite!!! If it’s not too rude a question where are you getting your slip-covers made?
    Have a good day tomorrow, Ness
    Take Care

    Love Janine
    XXOO
    N.W. Coast

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  • Ness,
    Back again, forgot to say that I love your lamps in the living room (hard to find the right ones, isn’t it?). I also love your little silver &.

    Be good!!
    Janine
    XXOO
    N.W. Coast

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  • Wow! You go girl! That chaise is to die for. I am never that lucky to find something that great at that price. I’ve been a bit boggled up lately as well. I have so many things I want to do, but not the energy to do them!
    Keep up the good work.
    xxx kim

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  • The hallway looks fab! The hand printed cards you framed are lovely too.

    xo,
    cristin

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  • love your changes, darling! that chaise long is gorgeous! love those framed cards too! xo

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  • Would you mind sharing the paint color? Lovely!!!

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  • Those lamps in the living room are really pretty.

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  • Love your blog! You have so many great ideas! I left an award for you on my blog.

    thisoldchair.blogspot.com

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  • hi Ness, the first thing that struck me in this shot was the telephone-i thought gee all it needs is a nice black bakelite phone! & then you said it in the comment!! You definitely have to search for one now- I’ll keep my eyes peeled! Ciao Linda xoxo

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  • Hi Ness, just got back from the gift fair; great to look at your blog and see what you have been up to. You inspire me i must admit with a shop your own home tends to get put on the back burner as you are always changing around the store. I must start to pay it some attention though; love what you have done and love the new fresh cape cod New England style you have been posting on for your home, makes sense seeing you are not far from the sea…. See you Manda,x

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  • Beautiful!

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  • Trust me, you are NEVER boring!!!
    I lvoe the new looks. That bench was such a find & I agree the shadowy night light is marvelous.

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