Thursday, February 6, 2014

Against The Grain!

I am just trying to get used to my simple blog now. They say simple is better, but I think I am learning that I am not a simple gal!  How is everyone making out with weather in your area?  We are being hit with some crazy mixed Winter storms, and I am sad to say one of my beloved trees did not make it through this last one. Our only Cedar tree that use to shade the area that once held our children's swing set and now the trampoline( which by the way is so out of here this year), has fallen!  I thought of how we can take trees for granted, and how many of them are cut down or lost to storms and even fire in certain areas of the country.  It makes me happy that there are so many beautiful options out there now as wood alternatives.  I especially love the vinyl wall coverings and porcelain tile that give you that grain look with out sacrificing a little ole tree.  Don't worry I am not jumping on the tree hugger bandwagon, but I do understand where they are coming from and thought I would share some of my favorite "against the grain" alternatives today! So, do you like the faux bois alternatives?If so do you have any in your home, let me know!

Poor Cedar!

Trouvaille is the showroom that storefront that houses Bonny Neiman Antiques amongst others.
Great wallcovering in the display area!

Nobilis wallcovering, love it!




Dering Hall

Confetti Style

Smith Boyd Interiors

Tom Scheerer!

Preciously Me

Again Preciously Me, this is awesome!!

In Your Back Pocket

Phillip Jeffries of course!

Pinterest, simply lovely!




22 comments:

  1. Ahhhh! I love the new look. Change is good, at least what I'm told. I love the picture of you, it's a great shot.
    Sharon

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    1. You are so sweet, I figured I should put a recent photo until I get a professional one done.I look a bit bright, but only temporary!
      xo K

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  2. You are looking so great over here - love the simplicity and your picture is gorgeous!! These papers add wonderful color and texture to each room - dying over the powder room!!

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    1. Way to kind, it's a recent temporary photo until I get a real photo done! Have a great day!

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  3. Sorry about your tree - such a bummer. And love the new look of the blog!!

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  4. Karolyn I love your new design! And great photo of you! Look stunning! xo Caroline

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    1. THank you my beautiful blogger friend everyone is so kind! Making turning 48 this past month a whole lot easier with great people like you!

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  5. Love the new face of your blog. Great picture of you too. So sorry about your tree. Almost made me cry when you talked about the swing set! This weather really stinks! Another fabulous post!

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    1. I am so sick of snow, never thought I would say that! Could use a warm spell, stay warm and keep that gorgeous little dog warm too!

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  6. I like the new look of your blog! Great post!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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    1. Thank Zoe, I am glad trying to appeal to younger people too!

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  8. First love the blog, simple, clean and crisp..gorgeous! Change is good, keeps us on our toes:) Love this post too and so many creative and inventive ways shown here.

    Beautiful picture of you.....stay warm!

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    1. Thank you Tina your so sweet! Trying to get used to the simple design! You stay warm too!

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  9. I am on a never-ending quest to simplify and I love your new look!

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    1. Thank you! I feel better now with each wonderful comment!

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  10. Those are some fantastic wall coverings. Love the powder room with the white washed grey finished. Just good!M.

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  11. Your blog looks fantastic, and your headshot is GORGEOUS!!! It was 82 degrees here today in South Florida... Come visit!!

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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    1. I'm catching the next flight! Lol
      Thanks so much! Enjoy that sun!

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  12. Great blog and thanks for the shoutout!!

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  13. Karolyn, I love the new look - the simplicity makes the loveliness you've curated here pop that much more. I think it's great!

    So sorry about your tree, that's a shame. Some of the trees near our home seem like old friends, I'd be sorry to see any of them go.

    Stay warm and think sunny thoughts! XOXO

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