Sunday, October 16, 2011

FABBY: Mayor Changes at Home

Hello sweet friends!

     We are finally finished with the two weeks of hard working home renovating, which has been re-painting our social area from a pale yellow to a mother of pearl color with a little sheen to it, these are the new wall paint colors and we're very happy with the choice, so what we repainted  is the dining room, the family and living rooms as well as the entrance and foyer. 

  We also changed completely our draperies to Hunter Douglas latest trend in shades, the window treatment was long over due and we are very happy with the results, my sweet husband Alejandro  was the one who really wanted another look opposed to the material draperies, he wanted something more modern to freshen up the classic style we have. He wanted to lighten the rooms up along with a white paint and he was right, it not only brighten and freshen it up, but it also enlarged it to the view!

I confess I wasn't sure about the more modern look on the windows, although I did wanted to change the window treatment long over due, but as soon as the people from Hunter Douglas came to install them I saw hubby was totally right, I just love, love them!

      And here you have it, the BEFORE and AFTER.  

Thank you for coming and for your wonderful and very appreciated comments.
    Lots of hugs and have a great week y'all.        


BEFORE: Yellow moire draperies.
AFTER:  I do love how neat, clean and fresh it looks now!
My grand Victoria 7, who came with her sister Cayetana 4 to spend a week with us.

 At the left corner by the shades we had an antique silk Chinese black  screen that I moved else where, you'll see it in another pic where it is now.
Moving the black embroidered silk antique screen also lighted and enlarged the space of the living room to the view.
AFTER:  Here is where I placed the antique silk Chinese screen that was a gift for my in Law's wedding 70 years ago and it is next to the 100 year old camphor Chinese red trunk that was my mil's.
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I just opened the silk screen  two of the four sides of it and it separated slightly in an elegant way the family room or den from the formal living room....what do you think?

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BEFORE:  Another big window with the yellow draperies that were stained from a water leak from the ceiling that now it's resolved.

AFTER:    I really love the way it turned out because Alejandro, my terrific hubby always knew exactly the look he wanted to acquire from the Hunter Douglas style of shades,  fresh, lighted and modern without having to change our style of decoration and furniture.
AFTER... another part of the den.
BEFORE:  This is the way we had the window treatment on the only large window that leads to the breakfast-round table and the formal dining room areas.
BEFORE:  Everything is covered and the curtains are taken down to start painting the dining room.

AFTER:  This shades are made of cloth material by Hunter Douglass as well and we chose them on the same tone of color as the walls so that they blend, this way it became so much more clear and it enlarged the area to the view.  We still have to install the chandy that goes there.
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We are very content and happy with all the AFTER results and specially me as I wasn't sure on how great it was going to  look and it was Alex who was very sure and knew the more contemporary look was what he really wanted and I'm totally sold now! 

Thanking you lovely friends for your sweet comments, as you always make my day!

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  1. Hi Fabby,

    I love your new updates to your home! Wow, it just looks super. I like the new paint color in your dining room and all the new window treatments. I think window treatments are so important. I kind of like to change mine every several years, if possible.

    Thanks for sharing your pics. Your husband certainly has great taste!



  2. Wow Fabby, your windows look wonderful! Really does brighten up the room and that view...what a beautiful view you have!

  3. Bravissima Fabby e buona settimana!Baci,Rosetta

  4. You definitely can trust your husband's decorating "vision"! This truly updated your home without compromising its elegance.

    You have some real treasures in your furnishings. Their quality and family history combine to make a most attractive setting.

    I'm curious about your flooring - is it tile? It is very beautiful also.

  5. Gorgeous post!Your home turned out great. Everything looks so elegant. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  6. nice fresh lift, love the white tops, those tables are gorgeous!

  7. Ola Fabby's muy bonito yo tambien cambie el color en mi casa ahora cuando regrese a ella de California con color claro ya que nuestro muebles son oscuro y ahora lucen mas elegante y clarito yo le puse el color cottage white muy lindo mi esposo siempre me decia pon color claro y los muebles lucen mas te quedo muy hermosa tu cas tienes una casa muy elegante.
    que DIOS TE LABENDIGA ATI Y LOS TUYOS.Tu nieta es muy hermosa Dios la cuide

  8. Hi Fabby,
    the new window shades look much cooler and more modern. The old once made the room more sunny looking but took some light away.
    All looks great now.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  9. You have a husband with excellent taste. And what you have done with the screen is clever. I enjoyed the tour of your quarters. What a difference the lighter colors make. I love it.

  10. WoW... what a huge revamping the whole den?

    The NOW pix are absolutely stunning. I can't even see if that's the same rooms?

    Loving how you choose your fabrics and all the treasures.

    Wish my hubby isn't minimalist.

    Happy Week---

    Nothing from the Post Office yet?
    Let me know.

  11. I really like the modern look this gives your very traditional furniture. Funny that my daughter and I were just discussing this yesterday. Being young, she likes mid-century and I prefer traditional, but updated. Your new look is just what I was think of.
    I like that you can draw them back for your great view.

  12. I love the new look, it is so bright and cheery, Fabby!

  13. Lovely - I too am opting for simple or no window treatments - I am loving the cleaner looker too.

  14. I like the new look that the window shades give your home. It is much larger and brighter looking and shows off the view too. Very nice!

  15. Oh my goodness - that view from the dining room was gorgeous!! Love the new window coverings and wall color - they look wonderful! Thanks for stopping by to visit :)

  16. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your redo on your windows treatments sweet lady. I like doing my windows ever two years if I can.
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape for today.
    XXOO Diane

  17. Hi Fabby,
    Your new color choices and window treatments are gorgeous! It all looks more open and the dark trim is more visible.
    Your floors are still my favorite part of your home, I LOVE those floors, they make everything else look 10x more elegant, if that is possible, your decor is so beautiful and elegant already.
    You have a beautiful view out your windows, too, I would not want to cover that up either.
    Hugs, Cindy

  18. Great new wall color and love the new shades. Much better and fresher looking. You have some beautiful antiques and they stand out more with the new wall color.

  19. Beautiful Fabby! Hunter Douglas makes the best window treatments! They hold up so well! I still have my pleated shades from 1996 from them! The rooms looks wonderful and opening up the view in the dining area was a great idea! The chinese screen would make me nervous to have anywhere! It looks great where you put it. You'll be even happier once your chandi is back up too!

  20. Oh Fabby......I love your new window treatments and the fresh colors in your gorgeous home!

    The view out your window is unbelievably beautiful!!

    You and your husband have excellent taste.

  21. I love the updates. Amazing what changing the window treatments can do!
    PS...your granddaughter is so cute and looks so sweet!

  22. Your house is beautiful, Fabby. I would die for that view, simply breathtaking! Your floors are so pretty too. Love the new shades. Everything looks so fresh and bright...Christine

  23. Fabby, the new colors and all the new shades are just wonderful. I love the look. So clean, bright and fresh. I also love the fantastic views you have out the windows. The one out of the dining room is stunning. Your home is so pretty. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  24. It's absolutely amazing the difference the new shades make! Well done! I am a new follower. Pls visit me at Growing Old With Grace Hugs, GraceinAZ

  25. Un esprit plus frais, plus jeune...
    Votre intérieur est magnifique... Bravo aussi à votre époux!
    gros bisous

  26. Love the updates Fabby!!!!


  27. your home looks beautiful, no matter what you do. The floors just shine, how do you keep them so beautiful? Richard from My old Historic House.

  28. Hi Fabby: The suppliment is in the new issue of English Home - google it for your country! I am not very sure about Equador!

  29. Your home is lovely! Love the new look! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs..Debbie

  30. It looks beautiful Fabby! I love how the paint lightened and brightened your room! Wonderful makeover!

  31. I like the changes you have made to your the large windows and that view!

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