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  1. Very pretty, well thought out and functional space. It really speaks to your decorating style. I so appreciate you participating in the challenge and doing a space that did not take on structural changes or construction. I am a pretty slow decorator and it is affirming to see a space evolve over the course of a couple of months. Really enjoyed following your progress and your informative posts on the process you use to achieve the final result.

    1. Thanks so much, Pamela!! I could never do structural in 6 weeks… lol!! Of course, I didn’t know about the challenge until the night before it started, so I made a very quick choice… ๐Ÿ˜‰ So glad it resonated with you!!

  2. Your room makeover is lovely! I really appreciate you sharing the process with us, week-by-week. I love what I call “casual elegance” in room design. Just can’t get away from the bling but love the relaxed feeling of casual style. Congratulations on creating a design that will “make you smile” and inspire us!

    1. Thank you, Linda! I use the term casual elegance, as well! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s definitely what I’m going after, so I’m really glad it read that way. Thanks for visiting!!

  3. You have such a way with the details! So very pretty! The chairs, chandelier, and accessories are to die for. I love it all! Way to go!


    1. Thanks so much, Nancy!! So fun doing the challenge with you and sharing the ups and downs along the way… ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Lory, your entry is just beautiful! I’m inlove with the mirror and how you styled around it!Congrats & CHEERS to us for another room done!

  5. bobbi duncan says:

    Beautiful prelude to all the glam that lies beyond. I love your plaques!

  6. It all looks beautiful and with so many pretty details – love your choices ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I love the results! And I just might find a couple of inspiration ideas here.
    ๐Ÿ™‚ gwingal

  8. Kathy Pelletier says:

    It is so beautiful and a look that never goes out of style In love!!

  9. Looks beautiful Lory! Love those grainsack pillows : ) Such stunning pieces in here!

  10. What a transformation and happy place whether leaving or arriving. I like that it continues the style of the rest of your lovely home in a less formal way. Lovely!

  11. Love those walking sticks – what a great idea for a collection. I just saw a couple at my local antiques mall ( I may have to go look at them again…). Very nice!

  12. Wow, that is beautiful Lory! Every detail adds to your overall French vintage look. I love your chandy and the gold box, and the plaques….just everything! I need you to come do this in my house!

  13. Beautiful job & well done…just a note: Don’t change the flooring…it really adds to the elegance of the room!

    1. Thanks so much! I was hoping to do marble, so it should still be elegant, but it will have to wait, so Iโ€™m glad you think this one looks nice… ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for visiting!

  14. Lots of function achieved while maintaining casual elegance. I wish you could visit me. I moved and am trying to downsize recently as well as I have a tendency to have too many small accessories or collections. I’m working on that, but would love to achieve a less busy elegance. Your photos are such a help.

    1. I’m so glad to hear that! I’m actually working on a program to help people downsize and clear the clutter, but it’s a few months from completion… ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Savvyshopper says:

    Love the dresser been looking for something like that forever. Can u tell me the m’fr or where to buy?

  16. It’s a very pretty & well-appointed space, and thanks to your resource guide I finally know the name of something I inherited from my Mom — a dresser jar!

  17. Sharon Danek says:

    Hi Lory,
    What wall paint color did you use in your home in your back foyer? Iโ€™m very interested in what paint colors you use in your home because I favor the neutral palette as well and it seems you have a good sense of light direction when you select colors for your rooms.