Hi . My name is Stephanie and I am new to being an author on a blog. I have been an avid follower of many decorating blogs and have become, well addicted. I have found inspiration from many of these sites and thought I would give this a try.

I am a Mom of two wonderful young men. I am married to an amazing man who is in law enforcement. Which is why I named my blog No Place Like Home. After a long, intense day we all like to come HOME where we can feel safe and release the pressures of the day.

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Time In Between

I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year's celebration.  All of the Christmas decor is down and put away. Now the house seems a little empty.  What or how do you decorate during that time in between Christmas and decorating for Valentine's Day?  I find that January and March are difficult for me.  I get into that winter funk.  You know, no inspiration, no color, the winter funk.

So I went in search of some inspiration.  Some ideas to try something new and different for me. 

I do not have a fireplace, but if I had a non functioning one this would be fun for something different.  I like the way the logs are bundled together with old belts.
 Source:  Bahman Idea House
I have "toyed" with the idea of incorporating a coffee table in the living room. What a fun idea. An old grate as a top.  This calls for a stop at the Restore.
Source:  Bachman Idea House

Not planning on changing the color of our bedroom. Especially not since the addition of the beautiful "Anniversary Quilt" ( see previous post for more details). I do like the bedding, the chandy and the wall art.
Source:  A Well Dressed Home

Look really close.  The tie backs have cookie cutters and the top of the curtains are clothes pins. I like the "potted stars" as well. A little pick me up for the kitchen.
Source:  Bachman Idea House

Check out the idea for the headboard.
Source:  diy Design Fanatic

Love the idea of using old serving trays as wall art.  They wouldn't even have to be expensive silver or pewter trays.  You might pull it off with the trays from the grocery/deli section.
Source:  Bachman Idea House

Just love the colors here.
Source:  The Yellow Cape Cod

If anyone actually reads this blog, input would be greatly appreciated.  What are your plans to get through the winter funk.  Any inspirational ideas welcome.