alone again, naturally

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back from florida, all alone…i’m staying at my parents’ house while they’re away for a couple days. my mom has been asking me for help to redecorate my old room and turn it into a proper guest room.

i found the above image on desire to inspire, and just as promised, i was inspired! it’s the easiest room in the world for mom to reproduce, the main thing would be to find a headboard. a couple mins on google images produced this one:

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but then again i found this while searching for villas…suffice it to say it’s just as hard for me to lock down and commit to a style!! but don’t worry mom, the time has come and i won’t let ya down! i do love that pink satin bedspread tho…

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in the meantime, i’ve been working on another remodel, my website. just thought i’d pass along a couple of great resources i found: this is from myfonts.com. you put in your name and scroll thru thousands of logo options, changing your business statement from serious to playful in a nanosecond.

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lightbox at istock had beautiful wallpaper backgrounds:

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well that’s about it for both my virtual and reality decorating for tonite!

oh almost forgot, saved the best for last, i’ve been blessed by two bloggers…

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thank you for my Smile Award from the following wonderful and talented ladies who have made me feel so special! i’ll get my list together tomorrow. for now:

thank you julie!! fabulous finds studio

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and a thing for roses thanks lisa!!

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October 26, 2007. art, Blogroll, Decorating, Design, Dreams, Furniture, illustration.

27 Comments

  1. le petit cabinet de curiosites replied:

    this post is great . Thank you for sharing the sites for logo and backgroung . I have to work on it too .
    And the ideas for bedrooms are just wonderful

  2. Joy replied:

    Hey Claudia, thanks for the links – they’re terrific! Can’t wait to see your new website… Thought of you yesterday when I listed some pretty Holiday Sap Buckets with the Eiffel tower on them…does it feel like forever since you’ve been there?

  3. Julie-Fabulous Finds replied:

    You are so welcome, Claudia! I can’t say enough good things about your fabulous blog…your gorgeous pictures always make me smile :-)

  4. Annechovie replied:

    Hi Claudia!
    Great post and thanks for the links. I have added your blog as well as your boutique links to my blogroll. Have a great weekend!

  5. designflute replied:

    fabulous bedrooms! and I am sure I am gonna have fun with this logo site, thanks!

  6. bridalwishlist replied:

    i love the headboard in the second photo. i also love the look in the p22 zaner typeface.

  7. Annie replied:

    Love the bedrooms and thanks for the links!

    Annie

  8. marita replied:

    the first bedroom looks very elegant and reposing to me. would love to sleep here…
    concerning the new fonts for your site i love number 4 matching the black and creme wallpaper with the classic leaf pattern!
    have a great weekend claudia at your parent’s!!

  9. Robin Sherwood replied:

    Congratulations. You are the best Claudia. Keep going you are on the right path.
    best
    Robin

  10. Sarah in Marrakech (but soon Paris!) replied:

    Great post – gorgeous rooms and thank you for the links for my own redesign (or rather, whole new blog for Paris!).

    Sarah

  11. Cindy replied:

    Hi Claudia~

    Another lovely post from you! How fun is That ~ to redesign your old room into something new and wonderful. I know the possibilites for you must be endless, I wonder what your final design will look like? It will be in all shades of FABULOUS, of course!!

    I so enjoyed visiting with you the other evening. The artist is as charming as her artistry, c’est vrai!!

    Wishing you a delightful weekend~
    Cindy

  12. Papa Albert replied:

    Happy to see that you’ve been nominated for the “You Make me Smile” award. I’m glad that you are able to shed some of your inspiration with other like-minded people and that they appreciate it.

    Am I the only one who loves your Website? The “The Paris Apartment” logo is one of a kind. It captures an ineffable quality that normal type fonts can’t.

  13. {this is glamorous} replied:

    The gold-swirly headboard, the pink satin bedspread . . . we were separated at birth!

  14. rochambeau replied:

    Have fun at your parents house.
    What ever you do with your biz card and logo will be good I’m sure. I like what you have now too.
    Good luck with the headboard. Bet you will beam it in. One just like the one you want!

  15. Dara replied:

    How cool to get to redo your old room! I know you’ll do a fabulous job!!!

  16. Chic and Charming replied:

    Thanks for the links! I’ve been wanting to find a good background.

  17. Gracie replied:

    Ohh wow gorgeous photos! They are inspirational. Those links look great! I’m sure I will find some good use of them.

  18. chris replied:

    WONDERFUL POST! Great ideas for bedrooms & such gorgeous pictures!

  19. Melissa @ The Inspired Room replied:

    How much for to get to redecorate your old room and your website! Thanks for the links too, very fun!

    Melissa

  20. Felicia replied:

    Isn’t it funny how parents leave things just as they are when you leave home? I look forward to your seeing your website.

  21. Stephanie replied:

    I love the free damask wallpaper patterns available here:

    http://theinspirationgallery.com/wallpaper/damask/wp_damask01.htm

  22. Joy replied:

    I need my Paris Apartment blog fix – where are you?!….
    ;)

  23. chatrine replied:

    God..If I could ever have a bedroom like that…..
    Love, Chatrine

  24. Prêt-à-Porter Prostitute replied:

    beautiful images

  25. parisapartment replied:

    Hi Chatrine,
    you so can! I should do a recipe for it, thanks for the new idea!

  26. Cindy replied:

    Claudia~
    The beds in you photos are so pretty!! The first one reminds me of a bed from the “And So To Bed” line from London. Are you familiar with it? I just received a catalogue this week. [www.andsotobed.co.uk] Not exactly a ‘budget’ line of bedroom furnishings, but quite inspiring!
    Hope all is well with you~
    Cindy

  27. maryam in marrakesh replied:

    I am so loving that white swirly headboard in your pic. I think I could have that reproduced here in Marrakech:-) It would be perfect for my daughter’s room.

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