Friday, January 17, 2014

Showing off Sarah

Happy Friday to you! We were graced with more snow yesterday so we’ll be heading out in a bit to dig out…again. It’s so dang cold too – I can’t wait to hibernate away for the weekend!

I figured it was about time to show off another awesome blogger and today it’s a fellow Sarah (of course she’s awesome) at Life on Virginia Street. I love finding new bloggers to follow so if you haven’t been to her site this will provide you with plenty of weekend reading. :)

Sarah’s decor style is understated, with a lot of trim and molding and soft colors on the walls. Her master bedroom is gorgeous:

Mixing fabrics for pillows

She does a wonderful job at mixing fabrics too – that bed looks so pretty and comfy. :)

I love her board and batten wall painted a dark gray in her office, it’s so dramatic:

Dark board and batten wallThe rest of the walls in a lighter color keep it from feeling too heavy.

Sarah loves the look of the wood beaded chandeliers so she figured out a way to make over another fixture to get the same look:

Virginia DIY Wood Bead Chandelier Image

Her style is classic and the paint colors throughout her house are so soothing. The foyer is a favorite of mine:

Crisp entryway

That beautiful door and the awesome stair railings sure don’t hurt. :)

You can see more of her entryway here and more about this pretty table:

Long wood and metal table

I’ll take the table and the mirror, any time. :)

She shared an easy to follow tutorial on sewing zippers into pillows and I truly believe I can do it myself after reading through her clear instructions:

How to sew a zipper into pillow

See that – more with the mixing of the fabrics. I love the combos she comes up with!

Another bedroom that has turned out so beautifully is Sarah’s guest bedroom:

Board and batten wall behind bed

Love that navy headboard! The simple edge on the roman shades is a great way to add some detail to the room too.

So pretty, yes? She’s inspired a project in my house that I hope to get started on soon. :) I promise you’ll be inspired by her home – go check her out!

Anything fun planned for the weekend? I’m excited that we don’t have any plans at all – those kinds of weekends are far and few between and I’m looking forward to it. Stay safe and warm peeps!


  1. I will be checking out the blog. And I have seen the room with the roman shades before. She was featured somewhere months ago pointing out how she got the shades at RH baby (or was it PB kids?) for a steal. Well, her idea to shop in the kids section for adult stuff was so dang smart! I ended up buying a great 8x10 rug for our bedroom on clearance from PB kids ($250). I also bought the cutest bronzed bunny bookends from RH Baby on sale. The bookends sit on the WM table (like yours) I painted over in MMS Milk Paint (Linen). When I get done with my stinkin' tax stuff for my shop I will be checking out more of her handiwork! Love the beaded chandeliers! Thanks for bringing her to our attention. :)

  2. Oh my goodness, I almost just had a heart attack. Thank you SO much for this feature. You seriously just made my entire month and/or entire life. And the fact I inspired one of your next projects? Pretty sure I can't even breathe right now. Thank you again :)

  3. love her blog and her style! thanks for sharing!

  4. Love it! Heading to her blog now!!

  5. Oh. My. Great. Heysus. I literally love everything about this house. You know how in cartoons, characters eyes bug out when they see something they like? I think that may have just happened to me.....

  6. A shout out--the light for the DIY says it is $69.50 now at Lowes!!! And that is one of the best makeovers ever!

  7. I love her home and blog, following her already since I discovered her with that gorgeous guest room!

  8. Love her home! Checking her blog out now! I'm sure she appreciates your help!

  9. Her home is beautiful and I look forward to checking it out. Kudos to you for being so sweet to share another blog like this! You were one of the first to ever leave a comment on my blog last fall and I'll be forever grateful. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I love Sarah's blog, she has such gorgeous style, and am so glad you spotlighted her here! :)

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  13. Gorgeous! I'm pretty sure I'm obsessed with that entry table. I'll check out her blog for sure! Thanks for posting!! :)

  14. Lovely home! I'm popping over to snoop around her blog! Thanks for sharing!!~~Angela

  15. These pictures reminded of a beautiful house that I wanted to buy once, but it was tooo far out in the country and cost tooo much money. I love that these looks can be done reasonably. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Her pictures look like a very relaxing retreat! Very calm! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Yes, I love Sarah's style, but more than that I'm loving YOUR idea/kindness to showcase other bloggers! I think that's awesome!! ~Zuni

    PS - I don't know how it can be that I haven't been following you, but you're on my sidebar now, because I've "been with you" through the bookcase-in-the-dining room and more! :)

  18. Ok, sarah and sarah, sarah here where did sarah get the fabric foe the curtains? I want that.

  19. Ha its featured on her blog today

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