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I know some of you have looked through my “dream home” pin and are hoping to see a lot of those ideas incorporated into this house as we get going with making it our own.  Unfortunately, this is the real world and we do not come from infinite amounts of money… I keep waiting to look in my bank account some day and see a huge amount of cash I just forgot about, but so far that hasn’t happened.

What you hopefully will see is a lot of rooms inspired by this blog House of Hepworths

I’m completely obsessed with this blog, I feel like she’s my design soul sister, we even share the same favorite color ORANGE.  Although I am completely in love with the color for pretty much everything I can find it in (I’ve been carrying an orange purse for the last few months and Ken had to talk me out of buying an orange skillet pan I had to have from Big Lots) I do not want my house overwhelmed with the color.  

Imagine my glee when I saw what Allison from House of Hepworths did to her living room:

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I’m completely and utterly in love with everything about this room.  From the wood shim mirror, the chandelier, and most important of all… the orange curtains.  In my future attempt to re-create this room there will be several references to House of Hepworths because she’s the bomb.

really don’t think I could get Ken on board with bird fabric though as awesome as it is.  He thinks my pattern obsession is crazy.  Maybe one of these prints will be toned down enough to sway him:

a cool Morocan theme

a cool Morocan theme
awesome damask
awesome damask

What do you think?  I think it would help blend in the half bath on the first floor we want to pant a burnt orange color (mostly because we bought a whole gallon for the half bath at the condo and don’t want to waste it).  This way the bathroom will be less of a OMG when you open the door because its not the first time you’ve seen the color… or I’m just crazy and trying to rationalize adding orange to my house.

Either way it’s going to be a hard sell, the beautiful orange curtains I already owned and wanted to hang in the condo living room were unceremoniously vetoed 3 years ago 😦

Fingers crossed!