Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Bed bugs...

Morgan will be 4 years old in November. She's never had her picture made by a professional. Neither has the Raiger. Nor young John Martin for that matter. I'm glad I held out. Erika got a new camera several months ago and has had a few pointers from a pro. The results have been second to none. {For those of you who don't read her blog... she posted a different picture yesterday}. For weeks I've been telling her I want pictures made in our bed. Is that weird? I don't think so. It's one of my most favorite spots in our house. If we'd allow it, all the kids would sleep there with us. Erika wasn't sure she could capture it. The walls are dark and she wasn't sure there was enough light... I'm not an expert but they look pretty good to me.

She and Chance were coming back through town to pick up the pups and said, "We'll be there in about 15 minutes... if you still want me to take your pictures take a shower and get ready." Well, needless to say, I went without a shower. One day she'll realize you can't call a mother of three and say "take a shower" because unless the munchkins are sleeping it's merely impossible. This is what she captured upon her arrival...








I've not done a post on our bedroom so I'll incorporate some info in this post and consider it the "bedroom remodel" post.



Our bedroom before {rather atrocious}:




And after {please ignore that my comforter is not in a duvet}:


I believe Erika is doing another post today on my bedroom but here are the facts in case you are wondering...

  • the walls are Java by Eddie Bauer Home for Lowe's
  • the headboard is Pottery Barn {but Erika found it at Goodwill... score!}
  • the sheets are Vera Wang for Kohl's
  • the pillows are by yours truly {the monogramming not the actual assembly}
  • the nightstands came from TJ Maxx
  • the lamps came from Hancocks Fabrics
  • the kleenex box came from Walmart
  • the drapery rods came from Lowes
  • the curtains came from JcPenney {Wendy Thermal-lined pinch pleated}

I think that's it! And now I'm really bothered by the fact that I took these pictures {several months ago} before I realized that I had the wrong lamp shade on one of the lamps... they match now. Not that any of you probably noticed anyway!

Toodles poodles!

40 comments:

The Wilsons said...

Those are great! Love the one of Morgan on the bed and the family pic!
p.s. I wish I looked that good without a shower!

Paloma said...

What lovely pictures! I like that they radiate love and aren't stuffy studio portraits.

Your bedroom looks so pretty. I love the serene color palette. I can't believe the head board came from Goodwill! I never find anything good. I love the bedskirt and the filigree embroidery on the pillows is beautiful.

Ashley said...

I saw the picture yesterday from Erika's blog - oh my soul, I thought that was the neatest thing! (And not a bit weird to take photos in the bedroom =). I just think the pictures really capture what your family looks like, a typical moment, etc. So cool! You don't need a professional!!

PS I am all for avoiding a professional for any/our future kiddos. Hence my need to save for and buy this crazy camera I've been coveting for 2 yrs now!

Shannon, EJ and Gabe said...

Aww the pics came out great, I love the one of the three of you one the bed!!

Kellie Patton said...

I too, have not had any professional portraits done of any of my children (except for school pictures, if that counts - though I do dress them to the nines for those - just IN CASE they turn out excellent!!) Anyways, the shots are awesome, LOVE LOVE LOVE the one of Morgan and the black and white of Paige and JM!!! Your family is gorgeous - you too w/o a shower!!??

megan said...

beautiful family, beautiful photos, beautiful bedroom.
all is lovely!

Household6 said...

It's beautiful! I love your room!! Gorgeous...

Did you understand what I was talking about with the blog plagiarism the other day....didn't want you to think I was crazy...I had that Laura Story video on my blog awhile back...just kidding around about the shout out...

Heather

Haydee said...

I love those pictures! I especially like the one your sister posted yesterday on her blog, and the rocking chair one..GORGEOUS!
Your room is also gorgeous by the way. Your house continues to wow me.
By the way congrats on the little man--absolutely perfect!

becky said...

you are right...i didn't notice!! mommasis did a great job!! hopefully when i grow up,i'll be a rock star shopper like yall with your mad finds!

pve design said...

Hate to see what you look like after a shower, cause you look pretty darn spiffy and simply gorgeous like your sissy.
Love the family bed photo shoot!
Do it again in 10 years.... you will need a bigger bed!

Katie said...

Wow! First time to your blog (found it through your sisters' I just found as well) and I just wanted to tell you I'm TOTALLY wowed! My husband and I have hopes of getting a new home soon and I'm torn on my style. Well...you totally fixed that for me. I LOVE yours! Haha. Thanks for all the renovation posts. Everything is amazing. LOVE it! Can't wait for more updates!

Shireen said...

LOVE THE FAMILY PICS!!!!

ESPECIALLY in the bed! :)

Tara and Felix said...

I think those are fabulous pictures! I think I need to hire Erika to come to the ATL when Blair is born!!
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Dianne said...

Beautiful pictures of the family. How lucky to have Erica and her camera always ready! Loved the bedroom too. Tell me about the drapes. Did you make them, are they linen?

Ashley said...

y'all sure are cute! maybe you and your children (and Justin)should model in your spare time! :)

brynalexandra said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! What an amazing bedroom to go to at night after a busy day with the kiddos. Thanks for posting the wall color!!

lauramatthews said...

BEAUTIFUL as always -- even unshowered momma! I was actually thinking how much I LOVED that the lampshades were different!

The Gentrys said...

Love your blog! Your family is precious! I've been reading Erika's blog for design tips for the last few months and saw the picture she took of your family and found your blog too. I too graduated from Auburn a few years ago and now work for the university while my husband is finishing his last few months of pharmacy school here. War Eagle! Just thought I would say hi!

lindsay said...

seriously beautiful... seriously.

lindsay said...

seriously beautiful... seriously.

The Nebrigs said...

Oh!! I love all the pictures!!! And the bedroom!! great job!!

beki said...

You have a gorgeous family! I think the photos turned out well. I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one who hasn't had their kids pictures taken professionally - we haven't been to a photo studio in over 3 years.

Laura said...

Love the pics...candid shots are always the best!

Amber said...

I love the pictures! Your children are beautiful! I love the bedroom too.

Jennifer said...

beautiful, original pictures -- thank you for sharing! also love the bedskirt...did you make it??

Ford Family said...

Not a total blog stalker--we have a mutual friend in common..while on FB saw where you posted John Livingston a comment...I went to highschool with him...small world..but love the picture of your sweet little girl on the headboard--that should be publised in Southern Accents--it is beautiful!! :) What a lovely family you have--God is good!!
Shea Ford-Opelika, Al

simply seleta said...

I can't stand it, must leave a comment! I've tried to stay quiet lately, but have to say I LOVE THIS post. Nothing sweeter than sweet little children. I'm so glad you have a sister who can provide this kind of portrait for you. It's precious.

The headboard from Goodwill? Guess what???? I think it came from my house!!! Did you get it last summer?

Seleta

MIMILEE said...

What a precious family you have! And I love the idea of the portrait in the bed....how clever!

You bedroom redo is wonderful! Goodwill is my very favorite place to shop!!! I love hearing great thrift shop tales.....I have plenty of those myself!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful family with us.......lovely!

Jules said...

I love the pic of your daughter on top of the headboard - it could be in a magazine.

Leah said...

Very pretty! These pictures are great!!

Blair P. Dubak said...

Darby...what a lovely family portrait! And it's all the more special that Erika took it. Hope I get to see you again soon (and meet those beautiful children of yours), it was such a treat to see Erika on her visit to Boston.

Abby Maddox said...

No joke, I looked at that first picture and I thought "It's the Jolie-Pitts, but even more beautiful." I think Erica missed her calling. Oh wait, she's an incredible decorator too...Can a person have two callings?

No.35style said...

LOOOVE those pictures!

amy edge said...

You rock! Vince and I just looked at all the renovation pictures. You are so talented, friend!

Buffie said...

I need to know where you got the bedskirt!? It looks linen-y...maybe you made it? I am doing the same color for a bedskirt on our bed and would LOVE to buy it vs. make it; hope you can help! PLUS..the pics are great!!! Les, Dena and I are disappointed we didn't get a drop in from you when you were in our neck of the woods recently!!!

Anonymous said...

Do you mind sharing where you bought the bedskirt? Thanks so much!

Martha said...

Darby,

I found your blog somehow and I have to tell you that I'm *hooked*! What you've done to your house is simply AMAZING.

I'm anxiously awaiting the bathroom reveal :)

Great Job....and your children are yummy too!

Kindest regards,
Martha from Elizabeth Hill

Lauren said...

I purchased the same Wendy Thermal Pinch Pleat drapes from JcPenny. How did you hang your drapes? I can't figure out how to do it so they look right! Thanks!

Surrounded By Boys said...

Just looking at this re-do and was also interested in the bedskirt. I love it! Where did you get it?

Hatmama08 said...

Darby,

I am trying to find the super cute Halloween ghosts you made for your front door. You made them out of felt and put them over tomato cages. Where can I find the tutorial on your blog? Thanks, Hattie