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Tuesday, January 22, 2008


I am posting SOME of my favorite rooms off of RATE MY SPACE and if you see one of your rooms here, I would be honored if you would please consider it a compliment.

HGTV's RATE MY SPACE is a fabulous way to find rooms and ideas that you might want to use in your home. I have found several I've used and LOTS that I would LIKE to use.

This is such a precious, little bath to me. It has elements that I love...the checked shower curtain, the beautiful little flowery rug with black background, the old wooden chair that holds rolled towels, the oak potty lid.....and I adore that basket holding the tissue. Lots of personality in a small place. Cute, cute, cute......

Oh, GOOD GRIEF...I LOVE this room. I know there may be too much "stuff" for a lot of you but I LOVE IT. I just like lots of things around my rooms, on my walls and pretty rugs on my floors. I could live in this room so easy and love every bit of it. Of course, she is using MY red, black, whites that I love....... this room makes my heart sing !! I close my eyes and try to imagine how I would feel, living in a room like this one, with all my favorite things around me and the colors that MUST have been invented just for me 'cause I love them so much and ...yep.....I am smiling !

My colors here, again and aren't those twin beds just perfect? What a delightful room just full of charm. The mirror echos the lines of the about detail !!! And, just enuf bright white to really show off the reds and their different patterns. WOW

And and white again....Mackenzie-Childs, do you think? I don't know and I don't care.....I LOVE IT.

Almost every picture I love and have saved have had these same colors.....Is that a little spice cabinet at the end of her island or bar? How neat is that !! I am guessing that is black granite....*dream* *sigh* *covet* Too expensive for our budget but there's some FABULOUS other counter top coverings out there that look just wonderful.........

BAAA WAAAAAA, Boo Hoo.........I LOVE this fabulous kitchen! Sooooo pretty! And, the good looks as comfortable and functional as it looks beautiful.

OOOOO, this just absolutely takes my breath away. Even her coffee cup matches. I love this precious, warm, comforting reading spot. It looks like it is right out of a dream. In fact, I wonder if she has a pretty sign, in blues, of course, right across from this chair that says *DREAM* ?

I love this shade of green with my favorite color scheme of black and white.....just makes every thing POP. I know I've mentioned it before but when the colors are the same, I think mixing patterns make everything so exciting.

More green, black and white. I really love this round table.....wonder where she bought it??

*SIGH* *SIGH*...such beautiful rooms but they are only " IN YOUR DREAMS, bj !!!! " Well, at least for right now. Just as soon as I can, I am going to implement some of these dreamy ideas into some of my tired-looking rooms for a welcoming change.



emily said...

All the rooms are beautiful, I really like the colors in the last room. Love your blog!

Alice said...

I love all these rooms! Don't you wish sometimes that you could start all over and decorate the entire house at once? I love the color scheme too, but blue is still my choice. I think black and light blue are good together and maybe I can start there.

Karen H. said...

Good Morning BJ,
Well now my friend, it's been a while since we have sat and had coffee together. Let's sit at the table in that beautiful dining room and have our morning coffee. All those rooms are just beautiful. I just love everyone of them especially the kitchen. Now that is a dream kitchen. I love the Black Granite counter tops as well. I would so love to have some counter tops like that myself. "THANK YOU" for sharing such beautiful rooms with us. Every room has it's own details. I do hope you are feeling better from your procedure. Take care my friend and have a great day. I enjoyed our coffee together. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Anonymous said...

I love the red twin beds. I remember seeing them on hgtv and I think they were picked up at a tag sale or something like that and repainted. Very pretty pictures, BJ. Have a lovely day.

Anita said...

How gorgeous!!I love the green with the black and white... and the chair, with the blue pillow - I'd never get up out of that chair, I'd want to curl up and read all day!
So pretty...
I'm planning on doing my kitchen in black, white, and Jadite green... :)

Anonymous said...

Those are some of my fav rooms too! Thanks for the post. Christy:-) <><

Janie said...

Yes, rate my space is such a great place to get ideas and inspiration. We must have the same taste as your favorites are many of the rooms that I just adore.
Have a Great Day, janie

NAME: CIELO said...

Hi BJ... I with you... some of those rooms are amazing. I really like the little blue reading space you posted; so romantic, and elegant at the same time. And by the way, I'm so glad to see you are doing good--and so pretty! You look awesome!

Have a great day my friend...


Linda said...

Gorgeous rooms. I love the kitchens, I've always longed for an the kitchen:).
Your looking great continued wishes for a speedy recovery. Linda

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Oh, I love them all! There are so many beautiful inspirations pictures. I may have to copy you and post some of my favorites from there!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Oh, I love them all! There are so many beautiful inspirations pictures. I may have to copy you and post some of my favorites from there!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

BJ - You and I have exellent taste!! I love all the pictures. In fact the one of the living room with the red couch...I have that rug in my living room. And I have been wanting a red couch. And don't get me started on toile!!

Janet said...

I love that last kitchen/dining area the best. I had saved that photo and then lost it somewhere in the computer. Story of my life. How do you put that check border around your's very Mc-C.


Anonymous said...

Oooohhh BJ,
You are such a stylish lady with excellent taste i love your choices,i hope you are feeling ok today sweet one.
Take care Kristina XxX

Jackie said...

Those rooms are just beautiful. I think that I will have a few pleasant nights dreaming about them. I am never that coordinated in my decorating schemes.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh Holy Cow BJ, I am in love with every one of those rooms! That living room with the red checkered pillows! Wow that is right up my alley and I could stare at that for days! I love that red toile with black on those twin beds too...sigh....oh what yumminess!!! I need to go back now and look again.


Tammy B. said...

The picturse give me wonderful ideas !!!! As does your home !!!!! I love looking at magazines and pictures and thinking of how I'd want my house done if we get to build one !!!

Tammy said...

I'll have to check out the Rate My looks interesting and all of your choices are so YOU!

Nan said...

You have saved most of my favorites too. Anything with red and black.

Marcela said...

Hello BJ
These rooms are gorgeous!!!
Very well decorated and I like the colors

Havea a wonderful day

Judy said...

Hey BJ: So glad to see you back in action! I've missed you. I used to "follow" you around on RMS last summer until I found blogland. I loved to read yours and Nikki's comments...does she know you have a blog? I hardly ever go to RMS anymore but it was a lot of fun. As a matter of fact, I posted some photos on there and you made some very nice comments. I was judy51 (I think was my name on there). I had the red kitchen w/lots of rooster stuff, my husbands chocolate brown bathroom, dining room and outdoor room, also some pics of the lake. I loved your spaces as well. When I finally "discovered" you in blogland it was like coming home cause I'd seen your house. If you have your e-mail posted, I'm going to have to tell you something you might find very interesting about a fellow RMS lady that caused quite a stir.....well, I'm fixin to go take my bath and get me a glass of sweet tea!

P.S. I well remember a lot of the RMS rooms you posted and they are all favorites of mine as well.

Anonymous said...

I love all the rooms.I like you am ready for some touchups.Im dreaming alot also.

Betty said...

I really enjoyed looking at the pictures you posted today.

My favorites are the bathroom and the kitchen.

What a neat idea for a posting.

Cottage Contessa said...

Gorgeous rooms sweetie! We have just decided to repaint our house and some pieces of furniture too, so these photo's have helped me greatly! It's like you knew what I needed, when I needed it! lol
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love all the red...I have a lot of red in my house too...and black appliances...

Anonymous said...

Hi BJ!,
Carole was just asking me a couple days ago to post my bathroom again, I said it needs too much work! She then sends me a heads-up to look at my bathroom on your blog! BJ, you have had my bathroom picture in your favorites all this time, Of course I'm flattered! All the rooms here are my favorites too. Thanks BJ, and stop over to see me, haven't seen you in a long time!
xo Sue

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Okay I LOVE LOVE all of these beautifu rooms. I am wanting to decorate my bedroom so thank-you for the wonderful ideas. It has green paint on the wall I was going to paint it a beige but I love that green and black. Oh and the kitchens OMG! I have a sad story about kitchens to make a long story short. We just did ours about 3 years ago and I went with wood and oh how I miss my white cabinets. If I paint them then I would no longer have a husband, so I decide after thinking HARD AND LONG to leave them natural wood and keep my husband. Who knows is about 10 years or so maybe he will let me paint them. My kitchen is on rate my space but I don't even remember the number to find it.
Have a wonderful day

Rhondi said...

I love every one of those rooms! I love black and white and have just begun to add a bit more into my decor. Black and white goes with everything! I love the red with it too. We have similar tastes in decor.

Mary said...

I love red gingham and also the black and white. Green is my favorite color, so loved the green with the black and white. I'd never thought of doing that before.

Thanks for all the wonderful ideas. I do hope you're feeling better.

Love and blessings,

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Lovely rooms BJ! Thanks for inviting me over to take a peek. You know I can't turn down an offer like that, visiting such a sweet person AND seeing beautiful rooms all at the same time. Happy day for me! All of these rooms are so charming! Don't you just love rooms like these that just inspire you to be happy?

Thanks BJ, Have a great day!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oooh, these rooms are to die for! I must love the same things you do because my heart is going pitter pat over these pictures! Thanks for sharing them:>)

JanaBanana said...

Oh my these are some rooms I could easily get lost in.. I love them all! Very beautiful!
Thank you for visiting my blog,...I have enjoyed yours :)
I hope you get a chance to make the Brown Bag apple pie. Its yummy!

Susie Q said...

Would you believe that I have each of those rooms saved on MY file too? : )
That living room with the red checks is a HUGE favorite of mine!

I am dreaming right along with you...: )