Saturday, September 27, 2008

Reading Room/Hallway Flooring

So, over the past few days, my health got worse again. I went to the doctor to make sure I didn't have Strep Throat, since my sore throat (that I STILL have) has lasted about 2 weeks now. It almost became unbearable to swallow the night before last. :-(
Good news, I don't have Strep.
Bad news, I've got a bacterial infection.
So I'm on Antibiotics for the next 10 days, and I was also prescribed eye drops that will hopefully get rid of all the yellowish-green stuff that has been oozing from them for the past couple weeks. One morning I had to literally PEEL my left eyelids apart with both hands. Gross!

Anyway, while I've been sick, Kevin installed the flooring in the Hallway.
Check it out!

I still need to purchase the White Pickstick Twin Quilt for the daybed.
And the drapes for the inside AND outside of the doorway. (See my lonely little rod hanging there, just waiting?) I want to do drapes on the inside AND outside of the doorway to really give this once awkward little space a sense of personality. I'd like it to radiate such a cozy vibe, you can't resist going in to relax.

I'd like to put a little lamp on the table next to the bed.
And maybe hang a big, tall mirror (above the table) on the wall.
I also need to purchase another one of my favorite bamboo blinds for the window.

I think a rug would be nice too.
Oh, and a little chandelier, hanging down from the ceiling.
I think the green pillow will be switched out too. I have a another idea that I am really excited about....I'll show you when I get it. :-)

That's all for now...but I'll be back tomorrow with more pics!


PS...Regarding HGTV- I'm going to fill out the application, send in work from my portfolio, and record a 5-minute video showing one of my designs. I'll let you know if I hear anything back!


sandra/tx said...

Good luck with the application. I just don't see how they wouldn't choose you. You're cute, talented and sweet!

I love what you're doing with that little, awkward space. And if you ever needed an extra place for a guest to sleep, that'd be a perfect spot.

Sorry about your throat. Strep throat is going around in the Hill Country.

half of vamh said...

This room is so amazing -- one of my all time favorites! I can't imagine it getting any better but your plans sound fabulous!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

You've GOT to get well in another week. We have LOTS of shopping to do. Wish you could go yardsaling with me...we'd fill up that house our yours in no time.

Love the new flooring & I really, really hope they pick you for the show.

chriskauf said...

That looks amazing , what was that little room . I will have to check out those bamboo blinds I love them too.
Hope you feel better soon .

Chris said...

I'm so in love with that room, I don't need curtains to want to relax in it. So sorry you've been down. At least Kevin got the flooring down for you. We love him.

Lorie said...

I am LOVING all of the new doorways!!!

I don't think my hubby would be up to doing that in my house though!!

Reese and Marie said...

Wow - your floors look great but I'm sorry to hear you have been so sick! I too am pretty sick, although not that sick! Hope you are feeling better soon!


Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Sorry to hear that your still not feeling well! The floors look great! Are they solid wood or laminate?

leaca said...

beautiful. hope you feel better soon. i have had this crud for almost two weeks. i should probably go to the doctor.

Jersey Girl in DC said...

Hope you feel better soon! That room is absolutely beautiful.

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

Hi Layla

good luck with the hgtv, I really hope they choose you!

love the little room and the bamboo blinds, hmmmm must get me some of those


Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Well...Ms. Layla...ya prove you just can't keep a sick girl down! Helps to have a great hubby who can throw a floor down like nuthin'!

I love your floor...want similar in our family room...

And that cozy reading nook...well...swooon!

fred @ opc said...

Flooring transformation looks fantastic. I'm a sucker for awesome before and after photos.

Me said...

love the floors! hate you're sick!

Lacy said...

Just checkin in...I have not heard back on the Pb numbers. Let me know if you have been getting my emails. Thanks and Im so sorry your still sick.

Bella Casa said...

What a beautiful room!

I hope you feel better soon! My youngest and I have had a cold for a week now and I actually thought I had strept the other day, too, but now throat is ok..just lingering cold that I am so ready to be over...ugh!

Sending good vibes for HGTV!!!

Bella :)

chriskauf said...

Thanks for those lighting sites that was fun.

Suzann said...

The room looks awesome. Love the floors. Looking forward to seeing your pillow ideas.
Best of luck with the HGTV application. I can't think of any reason why they wouldn't choose you.
Take care of yourself and get better! We had the ickies here about a month ago and we are finally now feeling back to normal.

Pigtown-Design said...

Hope you're feeling better soon... you're rooms are really coming together!

Anna said...

the little room looks so peaceful and relaxing, I especially like the green pillow with the fern on it, where did you get it?
The new floors look great too....

Nantucket YaYa said...

Adorable!I love to check in on your progress, I love your taste.

Can I make a suggestion? Your little reading nook is begging for sconces on either side of the window or swing arm sconces low on the walls on either side of the day bed, perfect for lounging and reading. You could then hang a glass bell jar fixture from the ceiling for ambiance put a candle in and not have to worry about wiring.
I love your wood blinds, too. I have them in almost every window on the main floor layered with canvas drapes. I can't wait to see your surprise.
Warm regards,

Layla said...

Hi Jen!

Thanks so much for coming by!
I love the bell jar fixture idea...those things are SCRUMPTIOUS!
The reason I nixed the "sconces-on-each-side-of-the-window" idea was because my SUPER symetrical O.C.D won't allow me to do it. You see, the wall space on either side of the window is not the same. One side has more wall than the other. I hate it!
Still trying to decide if I want to do the swing arm's at the head and foot of the bed though....hopefully I'll decide by 2009! Ha! :-)


Nantucket YaYa said...

AHH! I see. Of course, I have the same disease that makes my husband crazy and sends me off on the quest for perfection (which he thinks exists only in my head). Whatever you decide will be gorgeous! Thanks for being so generous with your time (and Pictures!)

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

very pretty redo! simple, clean, crisp & cozy. i love it!

Rita @