'Interior Design'

My New Bedding

October 17, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I’ve put it off literally for years but decided to bite the bullet, make the decisions and have new bedding made for our bedroom at home. I had a color scheme in mind for about the last 4 years and had been buying and collecting fabrics over that time, I love working with fabric, choosing colors and putting them together. My friend who sews bedding, draperies, and pillows for me recently announced her husband is retiring and they are moving to Utah so I knew if I wanted her to create it I had to act soon. I opted for a neutral, warm, and masculine color scheme of gray, brown, tan, and taupe, I played off the new headboard we had made a few years ago. The headboard is a wingback design with button tufting done in brown leather, I also used a fabric that I bought from Mood Fabrics in NYC. The fabric from Mood is from their fashion line and is used in men’s suiting, it’s a gray and brown herringbone pattern. I had the bed skirt, a pair of pillows and draperies made from the men’s suiting fabric and then used other accent fabrics from the local fabric stores here in Oklahoma City for the other pillows and the bedspread. OK, time for less talk and more showing, Enjoy!!!

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Decorating For A Fall Party

October 16, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Sorry for the radio silence last week here on the blog, I got busy helping a couple of clients with projects then I started not feeling well. I ended up with a case of Diverticulitis, which occasionally flairs up, but I’m better now, back on track and ready to work and blog. 

One of my friend/clients is very active in the alumni group for the Chi Omega college sorority and often hosts their get-togethers in her home, she recently volunteered to host their Fall party and I want to share the decorating we did for the soirée. My client loves the holidays and now that she has grandchildren who recently moved back to Edmond, Oklahoma where she also lives she decided we would get out the Halloween decorations and do it up right. One thing about the Chi Omegas is that one of their symbols is the owl and my client has collected owls for years, so we incorporate those into her Fall and Halloween decorations. Join me today for a quick tour and a look at some fun and festive Fall decor, Enjoy!!!

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Vintage Halloween Decor From Etsy

October 5, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I love Halloween and my favorite things to decorate with are things that many consider Folk Art or handmade by artists and anything Vintage, today we are going to take a look at a few things available on the Etsy website under the category of Vintage Halloween. Some of the items we are going to look at today are truly vintage or antique pieces and some of them are new but are made to look vintage or antique. There are pages and pages on Etsy to scroll through and see what people have for sale in the way of Vintage Halloween or what people have created themselves. Remember to click on anything orange in the descriptors to visit the website for the item. I hope you enjoy this little stroll down memory lane and let me know if you use any vintage or antique pieces to decorate for Halloween, have a great day and Enjoy!!! (above via)

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ibride ~ LOVE THESE TRAYS!!!

October 3, 2017

By Tab Byrum

We are planning a vacation for next year and are thinking about renting an apartment in our destination, while I was looking at possible rentals I was immediately intrigued by some of the pieces being used to decorate the walls in a certain apartment. Luckily the rental agency named the decorative pieces as being from ibride and I immediately looked them up. ibride is a French company and has been around for 20 years and prides itself on creating “dreamlike creations”, I particularly love the trays I’m featuring today where beautiful birds and other animals take on human characteristics while wearing dramatic clothing and costumes. The trays are created through a high laminate process and are made to either be used as flat surface trays or works of art that can be hung on the wall. There are also beautiful trays featuring lovely ladies from the 19th century, I’ll definitely be back to feature more of the beautiful creations from ibride marketed through the Amara website. Enjoy!!!

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Halloween Fun At MacKenzie-Childs

October 2, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I seem to have a thing for crows, spiders, and pumpkins, at least that’s what I was drawn to for Halloween from MacKenzie-Childs. As always, they’ve combined classical shapes with their signature colors and created fun and frightening items to add fun and sass to your home this Halloween. Some of the items can even be carried over for Fall and Thanksgiving if you do it right. Here’s a quick peek at some of the NEW items at MC for Halloween 2017. Enjoy!!!

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Eating Out In San Miguel de Allende

September 20, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Let’s face it, one of the things we all look forward to when on vacation is what and where we are going to eat. We were not disappointed in the choices we had of places to dine in San Miguel, while we chose pretty much authentic Mexican for all of our meal choices we did branch out, especially at lunch, sometimes you get tired of chips and salsa and are wanting a good salad or maybe some pasta. Today I’m going to share with you a list and look at most of the restaurants we visited on our recent trip to San Miguel and I’ll try to remember what we ate where. I shared a lot of these on my Facebook page, here. For now, pull up a chair and Enjoy!!!

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Home In San Miguel ~ Hacienda del Santuario

September 19, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Part of the fun of a vacation for me is the planning, when are we going, where and what are we eating and of course we are going to stay. For our last several trips I’ve used Booking.com to find places to stay and that’s who I used to find Hacienda del Santuario in San Miguel. I like to go on the Booking.com website and find places in the part of the city I want to stay in as well as any other special things I’m looking for, then I go directly to the website for the hotel and look at the photos they offer and see if there’s more information on their site that’s not on Booking. Hacienda del Santuario is a short walk from the center of town in San Miguel, located in a former convent the design of the hotel is classic Mexican. There’s a large courtyard in the center of the building and there are a lot of beautiful rooms. The rooms are decorated in classic Mexican/Spanish style with lots of wood beams, exposed brick, and stone, neutral colors as far as linens, most color comes from artwork and beautiful pottery located in the rooms. Our room was called Membrillo and was the highest room in the establishment. We had several staircases to climb and descend when coming and going but the room and the view it offered was well worth it. One thing I loved was the decoration of the bathroom, done in traditional Mexican tiles in a green, blue, and white color scheme, the bathroom had a large walk-in shower and a long vanity with a vessel sink sitting on the countertop. Our room was also equipped with its own AC unit that was mounted high on the wall in the room and was controlled by a remote control. I have several pictures to share and will give you more information along the way. Enjoy!!!

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Best of Tabulous: Mexican Style

September 8, 2017

By Tab Byrum

While we are celebrating all things from Mexico during our Mexican vacation I thought today would be a great time to take a look back at a post I did for Cinco de Mayo a couple of years ago. We looked at some beautiful images of homes with a distinctive Mexican flair in their design and decor. Join me for a look back here at that post and have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy!!!

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Southern Living In A Cottage

August 29, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I always enjoy the homes that Southern Living Magazine features every month and in the current issue, I particularly am enjoying the cottage that designer Anna Braund built in her hometown of Roswell, Georgia. Braund worked with local craftspeople to build her home from the ground up after she purchased a ranch style home on the lot and it was discovered that the house had a lot of problems and required a “rebuild”.  Braund worked with local architect Lew Oliver and he designed her a classic cottage, one with high beamed ceilings, french doors leading to the outside, beautiful wood floors and a light and bright color scheme. The home is ideal for entertaining and certain design elements run throughout the home to make it feel thought out and cohesive. You can see and read more about this beautiful home in Southern Living Magazine and on the website here, for now, enjoy the images I’m sharing today and gather some Southern inspiration. Enjoy!!!

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Fall Preview 2017 ~ MacKenzie-Childs

August 24, 2017

By Tab Byrum

As you well know by now I’m a big fan of all the merchandise and creations from MacKenzie-Childs, especially all of their seasonal and holiday merchandise. Their black and white Courtly Check and stripes work so well with so many other patterns and colors, especially the golds and oranges of Fall. They always have a wide array of pumpkins to choose from and this year doesn’t disappoint, with pumpkins featuring gilding, checks, stripes, and polka dots. I always love to see what they come out with in the way of placemats and this year’s new Pheasant design is gorgeous as well as the fun dish towels that will make great hostess gifts. Enough talk, let’s shop. Enjoy!!!

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