A Second Look

FranklinThe last visit to my daughter’s house in Tennessee, things looked a lot like this.  We worked hard for several days to try to get boxes unpacked, trying to figure out a place for everything  in this new home.  Funny how different spaces can be.  Now, several months have passed, and while there’s still a box or two to be unpacked, there is a whole new look.

home decorLike for so many these days, my daughter’s taste is very much French country.  She knows what she likes and doesn’t deviate from that.  There is nothing in her home that doesn’t belong whether it’s an accessory, a book or a piece of furniture.

home decor  Displays in every room have common elements:  sconces, books, new and old,  terra cotta pots, crowns of all shapes and sizes.  In case you are wondering, this wonderful old piece was a find last spring at Roundtop, Texas’ premier antique festival.

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The living room, furnished from Quatrine, is a cozy space, and my favorite feature is the painting.  Maybe I’m partial because it was done by my other daughter.  home decorThough it is done clearly in her style, it reflects her awareness of her sister’s taste and  favorite things.   Even the painting within the painting is of a French landscape.

FranklinLast time here the guest room had a bed and lots of boxes.  Now, it is an inviting space with a lovely view to the area where farm animals will soon roam.

home decorKeeping with the French look, an upholstered headboard from Wisteria, now on sale I’m told, was added to a bed that is now loaded with pillows.  The cabinet is one I bought a number of years ago, not because it fit my house but because I loved the glass insert.  Once the daughter had it, the finish was changed and no one would know it isn’t a French antique!

Though the new place in Tennessee is a farm quite different from her Houston city house, my daughter has found a way to make her treasures work and added new farmhouse touches that tie everything together.  You might be interested in going here to see even more of the beauty she has created and that is around her.

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28 thoughts on “A Second Look

  1. I’m featuring your post at Transformed Tuesday this evening. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 Peggy

  2. Your daughter’s home is lovely! I love that large display cabinet. Stunning. love the finish. Thanks so much for sharing at Transformed Tuesday. Hugs, Peggy

  3. Wow! Your daughter’s home is just beautifully decorated, Lulu! So many beautiful items every direction you look. Thanks so much for sharing photos of how well she has “settled in” in Tennessee.

  4. Hello, Lulu!
    Thank you for visiting my blog & leaving a comment. I am following you on Pinterest & liked you on Facebook. I look forward to reading your blog.


    1. Thank you, Carol. I look forward to staying in touch.

  5. So much has been accomplished in such a short period of time…that is wonderful.

    1. You wouldn’t believe how much has changed. Some of the changes you can’t see, but the visible ones are terrific.

  6. Thank you for visiting my chocolate bar post! I hope to post my hot chocolate recipe next week, so stay tuned! I’d love to follow you; can I follow on Google? For now I’m adding you to my sidebar so I can keep track of your lovely blog! Your daughter’s home is lovely; she’s done a wonderful job with it (I know, because I hopped over there too!!). ~Zuni

    1. Thank you, Zuni, for your kind message. I’ve not done the Google thing, but I have just created a page for Lulu’s Musings on Facebook if that helps. I am one of your Google connects.

  7. Her home looks beautiful, and oh my! what a view! Love that piece of furniture from Round Top. She has great style. Must take after her mother. laurie

    1. If she does take after me, it’s in a very different way, uniquely hers.

  8. What a beautiful home your daughter is creating – thank you for sharing it with us!

    Thank you, also, for stopping by the House of Lavender Hill – it’s always great to have a new friend!


  9. Your daughter’s home looks very nice! Her hutch is just gorgeous and I love the blue insides. Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  10. Your daughter’s home is beautiful!
    The mosaics are wonderful, too.

    1. Thank you, Pat. I’ve found a very cool APP called PicCollage that makes it very easy to combine photos.

  11. A Garden of Threads January 28, 2013 — 6:46 am

    It looks so inviting, the theme runs into room. Lovely.

  12. your daughter’s house looks so lovely and restful and inviting. I admire people who have the “decorating touch”. Wereas my place is an accumulated collection of bits and pieces and places we have been. I wish my guest room looked more like hers. Mine is set up for grandchildren sleepovers!
    Have a wonderful week.. I am linking up to you through Mosaic Monday.

    1. I think all of us create spaces that are comfortable for us. Like you, I have an accumulation of things, but somehow they all work together.

  13. I love to see wall space utilized with a built in bookcase. Takes a long time for everything to fell homey again after a move.

  14. Oh, my! That first photo made me realize what a long way we’ve come here on the farm! It took me MONTHS to clear the dining room table of all that stuff, but it’s finally done! You are so right about every room sharing some common elements. I do love my books, crowns, small pots and sconces! Maybe “consistent” should’ve been my middle name! 🙂 Fun to see my house through your eyes.

    1. Well, you needed a middle name!

  15. Your daughters home is shaping up just beautifully! As you know, I follower her blog. I totally fell in love with her guest rooms. She’s very creative and has a style of her own. The painting your other daughter is just gorgeous…so colorful yet simple. Does she have a blog, too?

    Happy Sunday, LuLu.


    1. Yes, Linsey’s farmhouse is becoming very her. As for the other daughter, she started a blog, but she has 3 boys aged 1, 2 and 3 who take up most of her time so no blogging, no art!

  16. Monjula Chidambaram January 27, 2013 — 7:00 pm

    Dear Linda,

    thanks for sharing pictures of your trip to Tenn. Looks lovely, she sure has her Moms flair for decorating! see you around the burb, love, monjula

    1. She is much more together than I who am all over the place!

  17. Wow…what an astounding change!!! I know it must have seemed like an endless task a few months ago when everything was piled up with no “home” yet to speak of, but it looks like she has been VERY hard at work getting things together!!! Ah, to be young again with that kind of energy coupled with the enthusiasm and will to get things done! 🙂

    1. What I admire most is that she stays so focused on what she likes, not at all like her mom who likes everything!

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