antique-style mirrors for the master bedroom

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating, Master Bedroom, My House, Room Makeovers40 Comments

It only took a couple of years, but I finally found a pair of antique-style mirrors that I love for the master bedroom!  I envisioned mirrors there since we got our king-sized bed, but I was really hoping to find a matching (or somewhat matching) pair of antique mirrors.  I’ve hunted all over the place…at antique stores, markets, online, and … Read More

master bathroom makeover | picks & finishes

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Bathrooms, Decorating, My House, Room Makeovers37 Comments

If you’ve been following my Instagram stories, you’ve seen the beginning of our master bathroom makeover!  The demo, electrical, and plumbing work are done, so we are well underway. I would say that our bathroom is a pretty good example of a suburban master suite that is about 10-15 years old.  It’s big with a good layout, but it has … Read More

slipcover chaise reveal | tutorial & sources

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Before and Afters, Decorating, Furniture Makeovers, Master Bedroom, My House, Room Makeovers, upholstery makeovers24 Comments

Back in March, I took some unhurried decorative play in the master bedroom.  I just felt stuck in this room.  The bones were there, but I was having trouble finishing it off.  I couldn’t make up my mind on the smaller pieces of furniture, what to hang on the wall, or how to make it a polished, finished space.  During … Read More

the first scratch in the hardwood floors

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, All Things Home, Decorating, Living Room, My House, Room Makeovers76 Comments

I think one of the reasons that I like old things is that they are already worn.  They wear scratches, dents, dings, chips, cracks, and crazing, and any new damage that is done to them will likely go unnoticed.  They are already imperfect and there is no pressure to keep them pristine.  Well, newly installed and freshly refinished hardwood floors … Read More

a new picture light & styling a buffet

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Decorating71 Comments

A few of you noticed the new picture light hung above my Manet copy of Berte Morisot and I shared it on my Instagram stories last week.  I actually bought the picture light for the cow painting above my fireplace (Eulalie), but running the cord wasn’t going to work.  It’s a small shame that there isn’t an outlet on that … Read More