I entered my mom in a decrorating contest for boutique owners through St. Louis Homes and Lifestyles magazine. Our customers are always asking if her house looks like the store, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to finally give them a peek inside. We entered my old bedroom, now the guest bedroom, and she won!! Here's the article: http://www.stlouishomesmag.com/article/favorite-spaces-angela-matheys-guest-bedroom
Here are some photos I took and some by the photographer the magazine sent(Anne Mathis):
I have the cutest mom. She even wears a lot of white lol.
I love the idea of a message to guests on a chalkboard!
Below is us at the awards party. It was so much fun. I'm glad we remembered to snap a picture.
Since you guys are always asking about her house, I thought I'd share a few more pictures of it. I'll take more soon, but here's what I have so far. Here's my brother's old room. It's also a guest bedroom now.
Old suitcases are one of our favorite things to decorate with. You can stack them, paint them different colors, hang them as shelves...etc.
She didn't specifically have a headboard for this room yet so she just hung a chalkboard behind the bed. Voila! Cheap headboard.
And last but not least, the master bedroom. Yep, that is also my Dad's bedroom. My dad lives in a house with my mom, 2 fluffy shih tzus, and a whole lot of pink and white.
Notice in the picture below that my mom must have thought the plant wasn't tall enough to balance the height of the statue so she stacked some books under it. Easy fix right? Try it!
This antique wardrobe has been in my parents' room since I can remember. I remember trying to get inside of it when I was little. She likes to keep her change of season's clothes in here. When I was little, it was stained a dark wood color.
People ask us a lot of questions about balance. They want to know if everything has to be matchy and the same shape. You can see in the picture below that she put a mirror in the center and then balanced out the two sides with similarly sized items. They don't have to be the exact same shape or color as long as they balance each other out.
Look for the article about my mom and her guest bedroom in the October 2012 issue of St. Louis Homes and Lifestyles Magazine. I'm so proud. I will take more pictures of her house too. Thanks for reading :) -Lindsay