Saturday, April 4, 2009

From the Mouths of Babes

Decorating advice from an 8-month old:

Be bold.

Don't be afraid to mix patterns and colors.

Shop vintage, then make it your own.

Buy what you love, then enjoy it! (Life's too short for too-precious things.)

Be confident, and you'll pull it off.

A little drool never hurt anybody.

At least, that's what I think she said.


Lisa said...

Oh my gosh...i thought i was following you. ok, i remember, i follow you on twitter. Well, now i will follow you everywhere!
Who does this adorable child belong to? I can just hear the squeals and giggles. Have a good night.

Revival Home and Garden said...

We can stalk each other, Lisa!

The child in question is mine, for better or worse. (The worse part ususally comes around 3 a.m.)

gatherings home said...

She's cute as a button! I think her outfit and that loveseat were meant for each other. The smile makes me happy too! :)

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Absolutely, & utterly divine! What a wise child you have! I need to remind myself each day to live by those rules.
Your daughter is beautiful. Lucky mom!
(: deb

jamieofalltrades said...

Haha! That is hysterical!

Me & My House said...

Hi! We just moved from Bellevue to Hawaii and really miss you guys over there in Seattle! I can't find ANYTHING like you here in Hawaii so I have kind of started out here on my own with finding vintage and eclectics and turning them into wonders of beauty again! Check out my blog at I have some flickr stuff up (side margin) so you can see some of my before and afters...nothing as glorious as yours but I love it and other seem to also! I am looking for tips on fabrics: higher end, upholstery. Help!

Revival Home and Garden said...

Me & My House, how does one become so lucky as to move from rainy Bellevue to sunny Hawaii? Take us with you!

Great projects on your site--my fave go-to spots for upholstery are Schumacher, Kravet/Lee Jofa, Romo and Raoul Textiles. Rubie Green and Mod Green Pod are great organic options, too. And, of course, the gals at Hable Construction. Almost all have sites that let your browse patterns and order online (most require wholesale accounts).

Good luck! Come say "hello" when you're back in the Northwest. And if you get really desperate for great shopping, don't forget our new Web site.


red ticking said...

love the advice and i completely agree with that philosophy! when are we finally going to meet?? i feel like i know you thru our friend kirkie.... have a lovely day...

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