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June 11, 2012

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This is the 4th and last week that Chris and I will be apart.  He is in the mountains, playing chef, at a scout camp and I am on location at my sister-in-law’s beautiful home injecting some much-needed color.  Today, we’re focusing on this dining room nook.

The family of eight built their gorgeous home and moved in, September 2010. Since then, I have had numerous conversations with my sister-in-law, Heather about color schemes and paint colors and this week we are finally putting some action behind all of those words.

Today’s mini-makeover project: this space.

And this fabric is serving as our inspiration palette that we plan on carrying through to the adjoining living room.  I’ll have the reveal for you in the morning!

Do you need some design advice? Is there a space in your home that you are stuck on? This week, in a last ditch effort to get votes for our Exterior Melodrama, we are giving away a custom mood board to one of our readers!  You can vote for the video every day until Thursday–which means there is an opportunity of 4 entries per person to win a mood board.

Click here to vote for the video. (It takes two seconds–there isn’t any registering or anything)
Leave a comment on this post every time you vote.
I’ll announce the winner on Friday!

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  4. Karlenn Smith says:

    I just voted again! When do we get to see the adjacent living room? I’m dying to see that fabric in action.

  5. It looks awesome I love the paint color is so bright

    Yadi B.

  6. Jessie McKinley says:

    Voted today!! Here’s to hoping that both of us win :)

  7. Heather is the most clean and organized person I know. Good luck in your own contest!

  8. :) You’re the greatest. Thanks, Julie

  9. Yessss! That is true! How exciting for you guys. Thanks so much for voting, Ashley!

  10. My client/sister in law purchased it at JoAnns back in November. The only clue I see on it is “JC Collide”…hmmm. Hope it helps!

  11. My client/sister in law purchased it at JoAnns back in November. The only clue I see on it is “JC Collide”…hmmm. Hope it helps!

  12. The fabric is for window seat benches in the adjacent living room. There whole house is dreammmyyy!

  13. Awesome. We definitely need it!

  14. Karlenn Smith says:

    Voted again!

  15. Gpbbraelin says:

    Done- I love my guest room mood board and began work on it this weekend! Would be awesome to have another…

  16. Jessie McKinley says:

    That space is amazing!!! I can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve. Love the fabric you’ve chosen too. Ps. I voted!! I hope you guys win…and I’d love to win a custom mood board as well!

  17. Karlenn Smith says:

    Your sister-in-law is amazing. How does she have six kids and such a clean nook??? That’s what I want to know. She must be magic. :) I voted! I hope you win! I keep hoping we win the backyard makeover in the Albertson’s summer game thingey.

  18. Julie says:

    I finally figured out how to enable cookies on my browser and voted! hope you guys win, I check your blog multiple times a day. love it.

  19. Barb says:

    I voted! I hope you win!

  20. Just voted! Will vote each day :)

  21. Ashley Clauss says:

    I mentioned this on facebook when I voted…but I voted for you guys when you were trying to get some furniture thing (a crib maybe? I can’t remember!) a few years ago, and ya’ll won! …I’d like to think I’m good luck;) I Hope you win! I love looking at all your updates! We’ll be moving in less than twenty days and will be in dire need of color scheme ideas!

  22. Lauren2028 says:

    I voted for you guys and encouraged all my FB peeps to vote! Good luck!

  23. Laura Priest says:

    I’ve been voting nearly every day!

  24. Just voted for you guys. I try to vote every time I see the reminder anyway, but being able to win something for it is even better! :)

  25. Katie says:

    I have been holding out on putting curtains up in my living room for two years – I’ve been waiting for the right fabric – and I think the one you posted would be perfect. Do you have any info on where I could find it?

  26. Nicole says:

    oooh, so excited to see!! and I voted. :)

  27. Jen says:

    Love that fabric! Do you have any details about it?

  28. Sarah Rowberry says:

    I voted for you guys! Good luck.

  29. meaganbriggs3 says:

    LOVE that fabric. And that nook! I feel like the table needs to be a different color….I don’t know. Like white or something. Is that fabric for a window treatment or a seat cushion??? Ahh on the edge of my seat girl! One week one week one week!!! You can do it.

  30. Ashley Clauss says:

    Hey, I voted again! Ashley:) Good luck!

  31. Karlenn Smith says:

    Voted again! I’m loving the yellow and grey in their piano room. I’m sooooooo into that color combo lately.

  32. Julie says:

    Voted again!

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