I've broken all of our 'rules...'

loribeeJanuary 16, 2012

About a year ago, I posted asking for paint color help as we had to have our standish white FR walls fixed and repainted. Lukkiirish said "There is nothing wrong with staying close to home..." so that's what we did.

Our dear neighbor just came to the rescue, fixing & painting.

Please don't be upset about the choices, lol. We went with an old fave, LA gold #3, instead of brighter white or blue/gray.

Hubby also put his tv over the FP. I'm happy the enormous armoire is gone...never fit this room like it should.

And finally~~ we made the tv/fp wall an accent wall- LA gold #5.

Here are some pix that hopefully won't horrify you~ despite the huge, black box, the room seems quite cozy.

The kids come home every Sunday for football and are thrilled with the new paint & tv setup.

Here is a link that might be useful: FR paint color thread...

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teacats

Gorgeous!! Warm, elegant and very cozy! :)

VERY Nice choices!!!

((and of course our dining room WAS painted LA Old Gold #5 ..... now repainted ..... LOL!!!))

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 2:16PM
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nancybee_2010

horrify, are you kidding?! I agree with teacats- warm, elegant, and very cozy. The paint colors are lovely.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 2:25PM
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ttodd

Whoa!!!! That's gorgeous! It's people like you who used to get me into trouble. I bet any money that 2yrs ago I'd be in my Jeep on my way to the store to buy LA Gold and some golden print fabric to make curtains all while still typing LOL!

Now thankfully I've learned that I can drool over other peoples rooms and that's really okay.

Drooling.....

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 2:36PM
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tuesday_2008

You couldn't have picked a better color! It is perfect and all you "things" go with it.

Tuesday

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 2:37PM
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jillinnj

That is really just beautiful. I think it's so much nicer, warmer, cozier than a white or blue/gray would be. Like Tuesday said, it is the pefect color for your room. Congrats!

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 2:59PM
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oldhouse1_gw

Wow, your room is stunning. The color is just beautiful. I'm not familiar with La gold. Who makes it? You have done a wonderful job.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 3:03PM
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jennifer_in_kansas

Your room looks great! Congrats on making it look so comfortable and pulled together.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 3:15PM
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ttodd

Laura Ashley

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 3:16PM
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gail618

That is just beautiful! I love your style. Love everything about it.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 3:18PM
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graywings123

I love the look of the drapes against the gold wall.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 3:19PM
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deedee99

I think I spy new blue pillows, a blue and white planter and a new blue clock. Or do they just look new against that fabulous gold?

You have a gift for creating warm rooms without a dark and heavy palette.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 3:24PM
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loribee

Seriously???
I was so hesitant to post thinking you'd all shoot me for "allowing" the tv placement, choosing the gold paint and for deciding to use an accent wall. THANK you so much for the kind, supportive comments.
Currently in the process of "accenting" the kitchen walls with LA gold #4 to tie both rooms together. Doing this myself and it's not going well, lol. Days off are not a good thing for me~~~

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 3:30PM
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loribee

TTodd, lol...you are funny!
DeeDee, nope~ nothing new. Thanks!

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 3:38PM
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mjlb

Ditto - looks wonderful!

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 3:56PM
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cyn427

Looks so warm and cozy! Love it!

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 4:23PM
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HIWTHI

Looks beautiful.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 4:25PM
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LuAnn_in_PA

"I've broken all of our 'rules...'"

Really?
What rules are those?

Your room is beautiful, whether you played by rules or not.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 4:33PM
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jennava19

I think it is lovely Loribee. I am looking for a soft color,

how do you think the LA Gold 3 would look with stained wood trim?

I have the LA Olives in several of my rooms now, along with a yellowish gold that was an old Bombay Company paint color. Looking for a color for upstairs guest room redo, need to coordinate with an old floral Waverly comforter, black background and some tans, and a little purple, and olive (in the leaves on the flowers). I had at first thought a clearer green than the LA Olives, but a lot of olive in the leaves.

Sorry did not mean to hijack, just want to know what you think about the LA gold 3 with the dark trim?

Your home looks so warm and inviting.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 4:33PM
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dakota01

Well,I guess I am going to be in your club. I am pretty sure that I will be painting my FR a gold. Your room looks very warm and cozy - family oriented.
My trim is off white and my floors are a very dark hazelnut. My couch is light like yours - mine has a yellow cast. I will be using chairs with citron, greens and turquise. My area rug is a teal/turquise color.
Ionly hope my room comes out as nice as yours.
I haven't choosen a gold paint - but I will now look at the LA colors.
Great Job!

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 5:17PM
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blfenton

ttodd - you're funny but I agree with you.

loribee - great job. What I particularly enjoy noticing is how your furniture - the wicker rocker, the ladderback chair, the leather seats, the couch etc, all interact with one another and with the gold walls/curtains AND the walls/curtains support everything in the middle of the room. And then "ohh look - salmon pillows and blue pillows" All nicely done.

And then the fact that the family likes to come over and watch TV in the living room on Sunday, well you know you done good.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 5:24PM
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awm03

So beautiful -- lovely colors, nicely accessorized, good textures. A room to be proud of!

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 5:29PM
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judiegal6

Love the color! I am curious how did you conceal the TV component, such as DVD player or dvr/cable box?

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 5:52PM
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SheeshareeII

It's beautiful!! I love how warm and cozy it looks. I like the darker accent wall too. When I first started reading I thought you were going to say you ended up using the same color and ended up making other changes. - Which would've been fine but I do really like the new look. :)

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 5:53PM
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sis2two

That room is so stunning, not to mention warm and inviting! And your t.v. looks nice over your mantle. We did the same thing, it just made sense. Really nice job.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 5:58PM
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caminnc

I love it. I second what everyone else said. Enjoy!!!

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 6:32PM
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lukkiirish

OMG, Loribee, it looks amazing. I have always loved everything about that room and the updated version is just as pretty. I'm so glad you went that direction. I don't think that room would have looked right if you had gone another way! Thanks for considering my thoughts when you were trying to decide. I'm honored. Now...can you come help me with my space? LOL I'm lost. LOL

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 7:59PM
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cozyfarmhouse

Beautiful room, very cozy too.

I love the gold paint color!

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 8:10PM
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trailrunnerbiker

Beautiful. Can't imagine using blue or gray on those walls...you did a stunning job. c

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 8:20PM
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nicole__

Very nice! You did a great job!

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 8:51PM
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chucksmom

There is only 1 rule in my house. "It's MY house and I'll do what I **** well please!" Looks great!

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 10:41PM
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Cindyloo123

I love every inch of it. I LOVE the gold.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2012 at 4:24AM
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loribee

Jennava ~ I think gold would look wonderful with wood trim. I had LA gold #4 in our bedroom at my previous home. We didn't have wood trim but it was a small room with lots of wood and I loved it. Grab a sample pot for $4 and try it, I really think you will be happy. :) (I also love the LA olives & brick colors, too!)

Jeannie01 ~ YES, please look at them and let us know what you think...I also liked BM Chestertown Buff and Vellum. (Actually bought Vellum and my painter said it's practically the same color you already have!!)

Blfenton ~ I feel very blessed, family is what matters, right??

Judiegal ~ Ah...well, the cable box is hidden/hung behind the tv and then we bought an IR converter for $51. One piece is attached to the cable box and the 2nd piece is on the mantle next to the plant. It was a process but we kept working on it until we came up with a plan. I'm sure there HAS to be an easier, more tech savy way to hide it though??

Lukkiirish ~ thank you and thanks so much, everyone else. Truly touched by the comments. :)

    Bookmark   January 17, 2012 at 5:05AM
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callie25

loribee, everything about the room looks great! You did a good job selecting the gold....perfect! You can advise me anytime!

Jennava, I can visualize that gold with the dark trim....I think it would look really nice.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2012 at 7:03AM
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indygo

I loved the Standish White and now love the LA Gold. Such a warm, beautiful, and inviting room. The curtains are beautiful.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2012 at 7:46AM
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artydecor

Beautiful! Is the drapery fabric also by Laura Ashley?

    Bookmark   January 17, 2012 at 10:15AM
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CEFreeman

Unless it's just your way, I don't understand the "gonna shoot me" stuff, or somehow looking for approval.

You have done a beautiful job and obviously have a talent for space, proportion, and shadings of color.

If I were lucky enough to have your space, I'd be posting, "Look what I did!" "See how beautifully it came out!?"

I am still not sure to what rules you're referring. The only rules I know of are, "It's mine and I'll do what I want" and that there are no rules. We do what speaks to us, right?

You must enjoy that room so much. And for one, I prefer a TV over a fire place rather than being another, competing focal point. The latter devalues the entire space, where when combined, it's easier on the subconscious eye. More relaxing.

Congrats. Oh - and I'm now off to look at LA. Haven't seen any yet, so beware... you've created a potential paint monster.

Christine

    Bookmark   January 17, 2012 at 10:25AM
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bungalow_house

lori, that room is lovely every time you do something to it.
I must confess that I too just painted my living room a deep brown-gold and I am planning on getting woven wood shades and floral panels much like you have, so I'm biased. :)

(jennava, I have wood trim -- gold does look good with it. Definitely try it.)

    Bookmark   January 17, 2012 at 10:42AM
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jennava19

Lori and Southerngal and Bungalowhouse/.....thanks for telling me you think it will work with my trim! I am going to get the sample pot of the LA Gold 3 tomorrow , I can't wait to try it in my guest room.
I keep coming back to this post and scrolling up and down looking at this beautiful room.
You have such a talent. Would love to see other rooms, if it is not too impolite to ask?

    Bookmark   January 17, 2012 at 5:04PM
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bird_lover6

Made my heart feel good when I read that the kids are thrilled with their new football watching setup. And it's gorgeous, to boot!

    Bookmark   January 17, 2012 at 5:19PM
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loribee

Sonicmom ~ The drapes are from my old house, piece meal- a few from Christmas Tree, a few from Tuesday Morning. Kind friends helped me pick them up, here and there.

Christine ~ "Unless it's just your way, I don't understand the "gonna shoot me" stuff..." Yup, c'est moi! :)

Bungalow_house ~ Please, please show us....

Jenna ~ I'm sure everyone is sick of my house but I can post a few pix tonight, thanks for asking.

Bird lover ~ THANK you so much!

    Bookmark   January 18, 2012 at 6:25AM
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susanlynn2012

I love the new gold paint color on the walls! You have such great taste. Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2012 at 4:55PM
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Irish2

Your room looks amazing. I really liked it before but
painted with the LA Gold #3 it really is stunning!
(My FR is painted LA Gold #5...adjoining LR is LA Gold#4
with LA Gold#3 on the ceiling)

    Bookmark   January 18, 2012 at 6:02PM
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loribee

Thanks, girls~ Irish, I HAVE to see, plse!!

    Bookmark   January 18, 2012 at 7:26PM
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meangoose

I think it's beautiful and very warm.

And I don't think you have to apologize about having the tv visible. It doesn't have to be a secret that you and your family watch tv. I think your Sunday tv with family sessions sound wonderful.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2012 at 12:51AM
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loribee

Thanks Meangoose, we do enjoy tv and my family especially loves their sports ! I truly love that the kids all email each other during the week to plan what the Sunday takeout or food/snacks will be, lol.

Jenna, here are some pix for you. I haven't really taken any new ones lately, so you've maybe seen them before?? Thanks for asking~~

    Bookmark   January 19, 2012 at 6:07AM
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oldhouse1_gw

Loribee, Your home is gorgeous. What a serene color pallet. You have a wonderful way of pulling everything together. I am utterly impressed. I am currently looking for a yellow/gold for my hallway. Could I ask what colors you used in your kitchen eat in area, master bedroom and hallway? I'm going back to look some more. Thanks for the early morning treat.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2012 at 8:18AM
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auntjen

Loribee, you have such a gracious, welcoming, warm style. Your home looks as though it just invites a person in and envelopes them in a big ol' hug. Well done!

    Bookmark   January 19, 2012 at 10:39AM
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jennava19

Thanks Loribee.... lovely just lovely!! Is the paint in the master bdrm, the LA Gold also?
LOve your style. thanks so much for sharing. I am going to wear this computer mouse out, scrolling up and down looking at these beautiful pictures.
My house is nothing like yours, and we have that darned dark stained trim, but you have really inspired me to change things around.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2012 at 11:11AM
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nancybee_2010

It really is lovely, lori. I love the soft colors. Your home is warm and serene, you've done a great job.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2012 at 12:26PM
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loribee

VERY kind, Oldhouse1, Auntjen, Jenna & Nancy...thank you so much!

Oldhouse and Jenna ~ the whole house is BM Standish White, except for my son's room (BM Brittany Blue) and of course, now the FR (LA Gold #3 and accent wall is #5). Thanks for asking~ make sure you show us pix after you paint, okay? Love to see "afters"!

    Bookmark   January 20, 2012 at 6:13AM
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oldhouse1_gw

Thanks Loribee, just checked my fan deck. Wow, Standish White looks much darker than it does in your home. Can I ask you what color your trim is? Thanks so much.

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loribee

I promise, Oldhouse, that Standish isn't dark at all. It's really white with a punch of yellow, like french vanilla ice cream... I will hunt in the morning but I think my trim is White Dove. :)

    Bookmark   January 20, 2012 at 7:09PM
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oldhouse1_gw

Thanks loribee, that's what I'm looking for. I'll have to get a sample pot. Our house is 1840 with lots of beautiful trim like yours and it just looks so amazing with that color. I just adore your house. It makes me happy just looking at it.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2012 at 9:45PM
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Lake_Girl

I thinks it all is beautiful, so happy! And a bonus to have the gang come join you on the weekend!

    Bookmark   January 20, 2012 at 10:26PM
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loribee

Can't wait to hear what you think about the paint! So excited for you...

Aww, thanks, Lake Girl~~ such a nice thing to say! I'm hosting my aunt's 90th bday in a few weeks, so I'm working on the breakfast room again today.

    Bookmark   January 21, 2012 at 5:40AM
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anele_gw

I have always admired your taste-- you continue to inspire me! So calm and inviting, yet far from boring. Truly cozy! It looks like a bed and breakfast, which (to me) is the epitome of perfect!

    Bookmark   January 21, 2012 at 11:26AM
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oldhouse1_gw

loribee, I just picked up Standish White. What a gorgeous color. It looks so good with BM Cloud White trim. Now comes the decision. BM Ivory White for a really subtle look or BM Standish White for a bit more color. I'll let you know what I decide. Thanks again.

    Bookmark   January 21, 2012 at 4:36PM
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loribee

Anele...you made my day, thank you!

Oldhouse...decisions, decisions~~ I'm sure that either will look amazing~~good luck!! :)

    Bookmark   January 22, 2012 at 6:08AM
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Irish2

Loribee, I'll have to work on posting pics for 2012!
I don't have an online account where I upload pics.
(Just checked back here as I noticed this thread still
going and say your request) Your house is just "my cup
of tea"! My couch is a Clayton Marcus floral like
similar to your chairs.

    Bookmark   January 22, 2012 at 7:24AM
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bettydee

Very pretty room! Looks warm and so lovely.

    Bookmark   January 22, 2012 at 8:22AM
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sashasmommy

I think it's gorgeous! I would rather have the TV over the fireplace than beside it like in some houses I've seen. It looks very cozy!

    Bookmark   January 22, 2012 at 10:31AM
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loribee

"Clayton Marcus floral" ......
DROOLING~~ you must start an account and show us, please!! :)

Thanks, Betty & Sashasmommy~~ so appreciate you both chiming in!

    Bookmark   January 22, 2012 at 4:34PM
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cliff_and_joann

So pretty all of it.
congratulations on a job well done.

    Bookmark   January 22, 2012 at 5:28PM
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juddgirl2

Very pretty! I think the gold looks lovely with all of your warm colored furnishings and accents. Love all of the accent tables and lamps in your living room :)

    Bookmark   January 22, 2012 at 11:57PM
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loribee

Joann & Juddgirl~~THANK you kindly! (and I hope you find the perfect, chic end table...Juddgirl!) :)

    Bookmark   January 23, 2012 at 6:14AM
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bethpen

Loribee,
I love the photos of your home, thanks for sharing!

Beth P.

    Bookmark   January 23, 2012 at 7:16AM
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loribee

Sorry to bump this up....but thanks Beth~ I appreciate it very much!

    Bookmark   January 23, 2012 at 5:28PM
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sistersunnie

Your room is lovely! I love the paint color so much, its just what I've been envisioning. Trouble is: I must confess I dont know what LA paint is? Please enlighten me...

    Bookmark   January 24, 2012 at 11:15AM
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loribee

Thanks very much, Sister!
Laura Ashley paint is Valspar Signature Colors Laura Ashley Paint from Lowe's. My neighbor (professional painter)that painted prefers Valspar Signature Colors as I guess they contain primer and cover well. He said whatever color you decide on, make sure you get it mixed in Valspar. Once we decided on Laura Ashley gold, it all made sense. Considering her brick color, too as we speak...
Take a look at them when you can- pretty colors! :)

    Bookmark   January 25, 2012 at 6:28AM
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sistersunnie

Thanks a ton, it really is wonderful!

    Bookmark   January 26, 2012 at 12:15PM
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loribee

Let us know what you decide. :)

    Bookmark   January 27, 2012 at 6:17AM
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ttodd

I was looking at your pictures again and one word instantly popped inot my head that describes your home to me: 'Luscious'.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2012 at 7:42AM
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katrina_ellen

You have one lucky family, their memories will be of such a warm inviting home. Kudos to you.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2012 at 9:54AM
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