Bam or Slam


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Plaid

Plaid is everywhere right now, from fashion to interiors to accessories. Styles are ranging from traditional tartan to fresh, bold colors.   Plaid has always been popular, but this fall/winter it seems to be getting a double dose of popularity. Plaid…are you a fan!? Images via unknown, Elle, Better Homes & Gardens, Kaper Design, unknown, […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Exposed Brick

BAM! for Burlap This week, let’s discuss exposed brick. Exposed brick is definitely not a new trend in the design world, but it is always a strong design statement when incorporated into a space.  It can be traditional, contemporary or eclectic. Exposed brick…are you a fan? Images via Design Inspiration, Houzz, Coblr, Austina Architect, Interiors […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Burlap

Last week’s topic, Curtains on Closets was close! The final tally was SLAM, but only by one vote. This week, let’s talk burlap. In my Clovis, NM house I used burlap trimmed with fabric for our dining room curtains. Overall, I loved it. It was inexpensive and the color and texture were just right for […]


Tell Me Tuesday (Wednesday)…BAM or SLAM!? Closets with Curtains

BAM for Solid Drapes! (the majority my readers prefer solid over patterned) Today, I wanted to run BAM or SLAM, even though it is a day late.  Over the past month I have been working with the lovely Amanda from Amanda Carol Interiors on a re-brand.  Yesterday, was the big day!  We migrated her blog […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Patterned Vs. Solid Curtains

Last week, we had a terrific discussion about natural trim.  This topic really did not lend its self to a final BAM or SLAM.  Many of my readers felt the architecture and trim of the home dictated whether it should be stained or painted.  I do not believe we received one solid BAM, however there […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Natural Wood Trim

BAM! for Patterned Bookshelves This week’s topic is a reader request from Cathy.  She wants to paint the wood trim in her house and her husband is not excited about it.  I certainly understand Cathy’s dilemma. My current house has wood trim throughout and my landlord gave me permission to paint anything in the house…except […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Wallpapering Bookshelves

Last week, all of my fabulous readers were in agreement… Apothecary Cabinets are a definite BAM! This week, let’s bring a little bit of pattern into the mix. How do you feel about wallpaper backed bookshelves? Are you a fan… Images via Atlanta Homes , My Soulshine Gold, Interior Canvas, Martha Stewart, House Beautiful BAM […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Apothecary Cabinets

BIG BAM! for Colored Sofas A couple of week’s ago, on my trip home from Atlanta, I took a detour and stopped at Ikea in Charlotte (I so wish I had an Ikea closer than 4 hours away). While I was shopping I came across their new Fabrikor Apothecary cabinet in mint green.  Immediately, my […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Colorful Sofas

BAM! for Soft, Neutral Gray Not one SLAM for soft gray…I’m not suprised, are you? This week, we’re going to spice it up a little and bring color back into the discussion.  Yesterday, Danielle Oakey posted some beautiful Blue sofa inspirations.  Danielle’s topic got me thinking about how sometimes going with the “safe,” neutral choice […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Soft Gray

BAM! for CEILING FANS Most of you thought they were a BAM more out of necessity than beauty, but the majority agreed…they are important. This week’s topic is another topic request, from Kathysue at Good Life of Design. Most of you know I love gray.  Whether it’s soft or rich, gray is one of my […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Ceiling Fans

Thank you all for your BAM or SLAM suggestions last week when I was feeling stuck.  I truly do have the best readers!  This week’s topic, ceiling fans,  comes from a reader Kristin.  I knew as soon as she left the comment it was a great topic to discuss. Ceiling fans can be a necessity, […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Window Dressing

BAM! for Polka Dots This week, I thought I would mix things up a little bit…Instead of Bam or Slam.   Let’s discuss five popular window treatment styles. Which style do you prefer? 5. Draperies 4. Pelmet 3. Roman Shade 2. Matchstick Blinds 1. Au Natural Which style is your favorite?


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Dots, Dots, Dots

BAM! for Canopy Beds This week, let’s discuss polka dots in interiors. As many of you know, I love stripes!  In my opinion, stripes one of my favorite ways to add a graphic punch to a space.  They are neutral enough to pair with more dominant patterns and colors and graphic enough to stand alone. […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Canopy Beds

SLAM! for Scalamandre’s Zebra print. This week, let’s talk….canopy beds.  They add a dramatic touch of whimsy to any bedroom. Styles vary greatly, from super traditional to contemporary… Are you a fan? Images via Domino, CoCo Cozy, HGTV, Simplified Bee, Elle Decor, Traditional Home BAM or SLAM!?


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Scalamandre Zebras

Last time, on BAM or SLAM I switched things up a bit. I posed the question, what is your room style? Bold and Bright, Soft and Soothing Pastels, or Earthy Neutrals. It was really no surprise that most of my reader’s prefer soft and soothing or earthy and neutral. The final call was close, but […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Your Room Style

BAM! for Bubble Lighting This week, I want to mix things up a little bit. I love color, but when it comes to paint I typically stick with neutrals on the wall, bringing in color through art and accessories.  Earlier this week, I was reading through the March’s issue of House Beautiful on color and […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Bubble Lighting

BAM! for Bold Geometrics I was reading an article recently on lighting trends to watch for in 2013.  One trend that was mentioned in the article was sculptural lighting. Sculptural lighting combine function and art, creating a bold statement in a space. One style of sculptural lighting in particular continues to catch my eye is, […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Bold Geometrics

BAM! for Concrete Counter tops.  I’m not suprised, are you? What’s not to love!? Bold, Modern Geometrics…are you a fan? Images via belleatelier, vintagerevivals, unknown, nuevoestillo, 2modernblog, atlantahomesmag, unknown BAM or SLAM!?


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Concrete Counter tops

BAM! for Moroccan Tile This week’s topic, concrete counter tops, has been on my list of loves for a long time. I seriously thought about trying to pull a DIY off in our kitchen renovation in New Mexico, but decided to use wooden counter tops instead. Are you a fan!? Images via Cote de Texas, […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Mirror, Mirror

BAM! for SISAL Mirrors are a great interior design tool. They can bring light into a room, emphasize views and colors within a space and can be used to create a focal point. Today, I would like to discuss Mirrored Walls.  When I think of mirrored walls the image of a bad 1980′s beach condo […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Sisal

BAM! for Colorful Clawfoot Tubs Sisal, are you a fan? Images via Samantha Sacks, Megan Winters, House Beautiful, Decorpad, Lauren Gold, Kerrisdale Design BAM or SLAM!?


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Neon

BAM! for Grosgrain Detailing on Upholstery Late last week, I was flipping through channels and came across a segment on design trends on the Today show.  One of the trends they mentioned for 2013 was NEON in the home. I must admit, I was skeptical at first, but on the show they shared a fun […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Grosgrain detail on Upholstery

BAM! for Contrast in the Kitchen A few weeks ago, while searching for trim, I ran across a Trim book by Duralee, on the front cover was a chair beautifully upholstered in a tan fabric with a purple tape detail sewn onto it, creating a pattern.  Immediately it caught my attention and I stored the […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Contrast in the Kitchen

BAM! for Buffalo Check Last week, the vote was almost unanimous for this crisp, classic pattern. Yesterday, I shared a few of the progress photos from the design project I have been working on for the past year.  In the kitchen you’ll notice the cabinets and island contrast each other. Contrasting the cabinetry and island […]


Tell Me Tuesday (Wednesday)…BAM or SLAM!? Buffalo Check

SLAM! for last week’s topic, Faux Painted Headboards The majority of you felt real headboards were the way to go, painted ones were not a good alternative. This week, let’s talk Buffalo Check!  I think it is a wonderful pattern.   It adds a little color and pattern to a space, but is still neutral.  […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Faux Painted Headboards

BAM for Chinoiserie! The vote was unanimous last week, Chinoiserie is still going strong in the world of design this year. Earlier this year, I read somewhere (I do not remember if it was a blog or design magazine) that upholstered headboards may be losing popularity as a design trend this year. Personally, I doubt […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Chinoiserie

Last week’s topic, lacquered walls, was the first SLAM we have had for a long time. Many of you felt they were not practical in a “real life” design situation. To catch up on last week’s comments, click here. This week, I have been finalizing fabric selections for the design project I am working on […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Laquered Walls

BAM for Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year, Emerald Green! This week’s topic, Laquered Walls. Are you a fan!? t BAM or SLAM!?


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Emerald Green

SLAM! for last week’s topic Upside Down Christmas Trees Have you heard?  Pantone has once again picked their color of the year, Emerald Green.  On their site, it is described as lively,  radiant, lush, a “color of elegance and beauty.” How do you feel about 2013′s color of the year?  Are you a fan? Images […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Upside Down Christmas Trees

FAT AND FULL! Nope, I’m not talking about how feel writing this post after dinner last night. Last week’s design topic was do you prefer your trees fat and full or tall and skinny.  Most of you prefer the fat and full trees.  I used to, but over the years my preference has changed.  I […]


Tell Me Tuesday….BAM or SLAM!? Holiday Edition

BAM! for Stacked fireplaces last week. As we move closer to the holidays my attention is focused on holiday decor. Yesterday, Gracie, my 3 year old Golden and I hiked out into the woods to find our Christmas tree. We picked out a cute little wispy white pine (picts. later this week). It started me […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Stacked Firewood

I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving. Mine was very relaxing. I took a couple extra days off. I did a little baking, some mountain biking and a lot of eating! Did you brave the crowds to find Black Friday deals? I did not go anywhere near a store. I tried Black Friday shopping […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!?

BAM for last week’s topic, HUNTER GREEN! Last week’s discussion was mixed.  Most of my readers are open to hunter green coming back into vogue in a fresh way, but a few of you were not very excited to see the color come back around.   To read the comments from last week, click here. This […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Hunter Green

Definitely a BIG OL’ BAM for Tufted Furniture last week! Only one reader voted SLAM. Browsing through blogs this week and reading recaps from High Point, I keep seeing visions of hunter green popping up in my reader. I remember when it was popular in the 90′s, I was certainly a fan.  I have not […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Tufted Furniture

BAM for last week’s topic Greek Key! Tufted furniture has been on the radar lately as a big trend…are you a fan?  Images via House to Home, House Beautiful, Restoration Hardware, Decor8, The Decorista BAM or SLAM!? PS: This week, I am hosting a fabulous giveaway from Bridgeview Candles, if you have not entered yet, […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Greek Key

Last week on BAM or SLAM I mixed it up a little and asked my readers for some personal design advice. Since I moved into my apartment almost two months ago, I have struggled with a design dilemma.  I am torn between keeping it light and bright, or painting it dark and cozy. Last week, […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Light or Dark?

Last week’s topic, curtain dividers, was one of the closest discussions we have had. It ended up as a SLAM by one vote! Progress has gradually slowed to a stand still on my new apartment.  I have made it comfortable to live in, but am so torn between going dark and cozy or keeping it […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Curtain Dividers

Wow! I am shocked. Last week’s topic, Thibaut’s Tanzanian Wallpaper,  I thought for sure it would be a BAM, but a lot ofyou felt it was too busy (click here to read last weeks comments)… SLAM! for Tanzanian Wallpaper Moving into a smaller space has me thinking a lot about privacy, separation and division of […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!? Thibaut Tanzania Wallpaper

Last week’s design discussion, nailhead and ribbon trim detail was a SLAM! This week I wanted to start a discussion on another wall treatment I have seen popping up lately, Thibaut’s Tanzania Wallpaper. It’s a little sassy, a little bold and a lot of fun…Have you seen it? Are you a fan? Meredith Heron’s Office […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!?

BAM for skirted sinks! Overall, the majority said you love the look. I too think it is a terrific and inexpensive way to add a little interest to a sink and a great way to hide away your “dirty little secrets.”  However, many of you brought up a good point (one that I had not […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!?

Good morning.  I am sorry for the delay in post this AM.  I have been fighting a slow internet connection all morning. Last weekend, I went to see The Words starring Bradley Cooper and Dennis Quaid.  The movie was pretty good, but really struck me was the apartment Bradley Cooper lived in with his wife.  […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!?

Last week was almost unanimous…only one Slam and a whole lot of BAM for Industrial Lighting! Recently, I was talking to my mom on the phone. During our conversation the topic of painted floors came up. This week, I wanna know… Do you like the look…and would you be brave enough to paint your floors?   […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!?

Last week’s topic, all white interiors, was a close one! 13 readers voted BAM and 10 SLAM…In the end, all white interiors are a BAM. To read the comments from last week, click here. This week’s topic, industrial lighting.  I recently went browsing through Barn Light Electric’s website.  I had so much fun clicking through […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!?

Last week, Holly from West Pear Interiors stopped by to host BAM or SLAM for me while I was on vacation. Her topic, twin beds, started a wonderful discussion, click here to read the comments. At the end of the day, they were a total BAM! This week’s topic…ALL WHITE INTERIORS. Are they beautiful or […]

Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!?

Today, I would like to send a big Thank you to Holly from West Pear Interiors blog for stepping in to guest host BAM or SLAM for me this week.  Thank you Holly, I can’t wait to find out how the readers weigh in on twin beds.  I am definitely a FAN… This is so […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!?

BAM for Granite! Your front door is the first impression visitors have of your home when they come to visit. What does yours say about you? Would you ever consider being bold in your front door color choice? Bold Front Doors…are you a fan?  Images via Houzz, Southern Living, Cococozy, Shelterness, This Old House, Leen […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!?

When we had cable, I used to watch HGTV alot. I think it may have been the only channel I ever watched. I remember House Hunter’s was always on during dinner. I would watch as couple after couple walked into a home and either screeched at the delight of granite countertops, or sigh in disappointment […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!?

BAM! for Painted Ceilings! This week’s topic request is from Joanne @ Homestyling 101.  She would like to know how you feel about treating your windows with a combination of natural woven shades and drapes. This is a trend that I have seen everywhere, I even use this combination throughout our home.    How do […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!?

Last week’s topic, IKAT, was a BAM! Most of my reader’s agreed last week that they love ikat, but prefer it used an accent in a space, not the dominant pattern in the room.  Click here to join in the discussion from last week. Last week, during our discussion, one of my reader’s Vicky from […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!?

BAM for last week’s wallpaper accent wall! I completely agree with last week’s BAM. Overall, I feel that wallpaper is perfect for an accent wall. Wallpaper, depending on the pattern, can get a little overwhelming when it is used throughout a room, but a little pattern can go a long way.  Wallpaper can be a […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!

BAM for last weeks design discussion…OMBRE! This week I had a special request from Holly at West Pear Avenue. She tweeted me last week and asked me to do a follow up to accent walls. Two weeks ago, we discussed accent walls in general. This week, Holly wants to know how you feel about wallpapered […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!

BAM for Contrasting Upholstery! To read the comments from last week, click here This week on BAM or SLAM, let’s talk OMBRE.  It has been everywhere lately!  I have seen it on everything from walls, to drapes, to cakes. Are you a fan? Images via Wild Chairy, Simon Watson, Amber Interior Design, Camille Styles, Heincker […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!?

Wow, last week on BAM or SLAM we had a lot of varying opinions, it was fun to read the different views on Accent walls. The majority of my reader’s who stopped by early on SLAMMED them, but as the week passed I got more and more reader’s stopping by to give them a BAM.  […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!?

Last week on BAM or SLAM we discussed black, glossy molding.   The majority of my reader’s really like the look, I agree.  I think it is a great way to add drama to a room.  BAM! A couple week’s ago I had a question from a reader. She emailed me to ask if accent […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!?

  BAM for Chevron!  Last week we had quite the discussion. There were quite a few of you who felt it was overused around blogland and have grown tired of it.  However, the majority of you still love it! This week, let’s add a little drama to design.   How do you feel about rich, black, […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!?

A couple of weeks ago on BAM or SLAM we discussed the iconic Tolix chair. It was a huge success…BAM for the Tolix Chair! This room is in the new issue of House Beautiful, design by Christina Murphy.  It is sophisticated and bold, but what really draws my eye is the aubergine chevron pattern lining […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!?

Hi y’all.  I hope you all had a nice weekend.  Thank you all for the sweet comments on my last post MIA.  It truly does amaze me how much work blogging is and sometimes you just have to step away.  I’m feeling much better after my little break and ready for a new BAM or […]


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!?

Bold florals are popping up everywhere this spring.  They’re not only popping up in the yard, but this spring you’ll see the on the runway, and in interiors in a big way. Are you a fan? Images via Furnnish, Decorpad, CWB Architects, BHG, Boston Design Center BAM or SLAM!?


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!?

BAM for The Urban Electric Co.’s Venetian Lantern! It seems like lately anything and everything are getting transformed with paint, but how about this…paint dipping! Are you a fan? Images via Design Sponge, DHome, Siren Lauvdal, Martha Stewart, Design Sponge, Creatively Christie BAM or SLAM!?


Tell Me Tuesday…BAM or SLAM!?

BAM, BAM, BAM for painted furniture!  We did not have one SLAM last week. This week we’re going BOLD again! I saw this lantern fixture by The Urban Electric, Co. recently and thought….how interesting. The scale is grand, the fixture dramatic…are you a fan? I first saw the Venetian lantern in this month’s issue of […]

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