Designer Highlight: Diane Bergeron

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. I did. I spent the weekend relaxing, something that is very rare for me. It was kind of nice taking a weekend off from the normal hustle and bustle. I feel refreshed and ready to take on a new month.

Today I’d like to share one of my favorite designer’s with you….Diane Bergeron. Her work is incredible. What I love about her the most is her ability to mix bold patterns and colors to create a modern, yet classic style.

Her design philosophy “is based on timeless elegance and bold self-expression. Her approach is to mix classic and modern elements to invoke an atmosphere of glamorous sophistication while maintaining a relaxed feel.”

I hope you enjoy her bold designs as much as I do…

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Image credits: Diane Bergeron
What do you think? Do you love her daring use of color and pattern as much as I do?
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Happy Friday!

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Happy Friday everyone!

What do you have planned for the weekend? This weekend I’m laying low. My goal is to get cracking on some of my projects around the house. Have a lovely one….and while you’re at it check out Two Become One for another link party.

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Can I Get a Do Over?

I cannot believe it’s the end of February (we are almost into the 3rd month of 2011). Wow, where is time going? I feel like I need a do over. It is OFFICIALLY time to get busy on my house goals for 2011. I have been in a blog bubble since I started my blog January 8th. I realized yesterday that I have not even been to Lowe’s in a month! That is a record, Lowe’s is usually at least a tri-weekly stop for us. I think I am starting to have withdrawals.

What have I been doing the past two months? Learning how to blog, trying to be consistent in my posting, and learning photoshop and how to design a blog….but now it is time to get serious.

Here are some of the projects I have planned for the house in 2011. Hopefully, this will get me motivated and help me stay accountable.

Dining Room:

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Entry:

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Additional Entry:

* maybe I will build a bench similar to this storage bench from Ana White
* I love this mudroom locker idea too, but our entry is too small.
*new rug
*new window treatments (we have two glass block windows flanking the front door, I would love to hide them)….maybe something like this from Isabella & Max Rooms: No-Sew Window Treatments would work.

Kitchen:

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TV Room:

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Cloffice:

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Additional Cloffice projects:*diy- storage/organization for mail

I’ve started on the cloffice, hopefully I’ll make progress this weekend.Laundry Room:

*paint
* DIY drying rack- maybe something similar to this one by Centsational Girl.

Master Bath:

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*new floor tile (we reglazed the sage and pink wall tile, but still have sage and pink floor tile that is coming apart).
*DIY disaster mirror (we tried to add molding to our mirror, but when my husband hung it he didn’t center the mirror). It needs to be taken down and re-centered.

Garage:

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Isn’t it funny how a designer’s work is never complete? Whether it is interior design or blog design. My poor husband was ecstatic when we “finished” our renovations. I still see so many things that need to be done. When we started renovating two years ago we were focused on the “big ticket items.” Now, I am in nick pick mode. Overall, I am happy with our home, but there are so many things I still want to change and upgrade.

How are you doing with your New Year’s Resolutions? Do you have any fun DIY/renovation projects going on right now? I would love to hear about them!

 

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