Earlier this week, I posted my musings about this week’s Fixer Upper episode
on my biz Facebook page.
I’m happy to report that it garnered a lot of interest, which I love!
Fans of the show recognize this project
as what I named the retro / West Elm re-do for Joanna’s sister + family.
That couch can be found at West Elm.
Same. Exact. Couch.
I could fling aside those back cushions + spoon with my Dachshund.
And, that color of leather is such a favorite that I named it.
Baseball glove brown.
Please. Why do you think my business is called Red Bird Vintage Home?
Anyway, yes, I do love West Elm,
although some of my FB besties said they thought it was too modern.
Never fear, though — even I had a slight issue (imagine that),
+ proclaimed that this particular open concept, while stunning,
skews a tad too “gymnasium” for me.
Don’t get me wrong — I embrace an open concept as much as the next person,
but this had me pondering how one achieves one more to my liking.
Off to Pinterest I dashed, as one does,
+ I saw some awesome photos of beautiful, open plans.
This is nearly as open as the errant gym plan,
but the small wing walls + beautiful arch visually create some separation.
Next method — CASE OPENINGS
Once again, this is very open, but the woodwork says,
“I am a separate room!“
Here’s my fave version:
Isn’t it amazing what a little molding can do?
Next version: ISLAND COLUMNS
Is it just me, or does every homeowner on HGTV desire the open concept?
Seems like 99% of them end up spending $1,000’s on a huge beam
to keep the second story from crashing down.
I gotta ask why? — when a couple of columns on one’s island do the trick,
+ looking FABULOUS while doing so!
Surprise! Here’s a pair of columns in a kitchen designed by Joanna Gaines!
The decorative brackets add a lot of charm, don’t they?
And in conclusion, what on earth did we do before Pinterest?