Thursday, May 8, 2014


I have to tell you, this has been such a crazy busy week for me. I am absolutely exhausted.
Tomorrow, I plan to spend the day doing nothing, so before I start my "mini vacation" :) 
I wanted to share with you some changes I have done to our home library.

I am not done yet, but the rest will have to wait for a bit.
During a trip to the fabric store a couple of weeks ago, 
I found two different fabrics and I just loved the way they looked together.
Best part, they were having a big sale and it cost me close to nothing. 
I was able to make both window panels and all the pillow covers for $22.00 and change and I still have fabric leftover.

Of course, this caused a chain reaction and I spent a good three hours up on the ladder cleaning 
and organizing the desk area and dusting all the bookcases.

Once that was done, I used the blue fabric to make the panels and the yellow for accent pillows 
to add to the window seat and chair.
I kept the original rod that I had bought a Pottery Barn a few years back.

 And that's it! Very simple changes.
This coming week I will make a new table skirt and also decide what to do with the blue wing chair.
I don't know if I should buy a cover, reupholster it, or get rid of it all together. We will see!

Here is a before/after

I wish you all have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.
I hope to spend it on my sofa. :)
Until next time!



  1. Beautiful!! As always you have created a room that reflects your incredible, wonderful style! I love it all! :


  2. Wow I like it, I like it! Great job on the curtains and pillows! What a nice room- your home is so spacious and attractive. Rest up and enjoy the weekend and have a Happy a Mothers Day!

  3. You never fail to impress me. Great choice of fabrics, they do look good together. I am beginning to think there are more hours in your days than mine, because I never get any where near as much done as you do, and you still have time to blog!

  4. Beautiful choice of fabrics. I love how they look together.

  5. I love your fabric choices! The new curtains and pillows look great! I love that window seat too. Happy Mother's Day!

  6. I love your library, Maria Elena! Your new curtains & pillows are so the fabric!

  7. I love the new curtains and pillows! The library looks beautiful!

  8. Oh how pretty. The new drapes and pillows totally change it. So inviting. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  9. love the colors they make the room pop and your layout is just beautiful thanks for sharing visiting from fluster's hop have a great day

  10. Ohhh I love the curtains! Such a dramatic gorgeous pattern. They look wonderful...

  11. I am posting this beautiful space on my inspiration board. Love it so much. I spend a lot of time in our den ( my office) and the clean and fresh look is perfect!Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop, Watch for your feature on Monday ♥

  12. Just gorgeous! So light and fresh, the yellow just makes everything pop!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us.

  13. Your home is stunning! Thank you for sharing it on Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage. I featured one of your links, Have a blessed week, Mary

  14. I love this room. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

  15. I love the two fabrics together. What a warm and welcome room! No wonder you are so tired girl, you have been working so hard. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  16. Truly gorgeous room! I would love spending time here~! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  17. That is a great space! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  18. Maria Elena, I think you've done a great job here! The space looks wonderful, and your new additions really work well. Love those two fabrics. And the blue wingback chair looks awesome in these pics--I'd vote to keep it!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at Grace at Home. I'm featuring you this week!

  19. Maria Elena, your library is just lovely! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash tomorrow. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  20. Visiting from Dedicated House - very classy combination, fresh updates! I think I would def keep the chair, looks good as is from what I can see.

  21. Wow, that simple change really lightened the mood of the room! It was beautiful before, but those two new fabrics really give it a trendy look.


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