Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friday: Vignette Friday Week 12

As you all have surmised, I've had a lovely, but very busy week. It left me little time to take photos or stage vignettes of my own ... though I could give you a lovely picture of my luggage strewn around the dining room. hehehe, no really, I'm not kidding.

Because Vignette Friday's is all about inspiring and motivating, I decided to share a space that completely inspired and motivated me that Lynda of Focal Point posted this week about her first time design project for a friend in Florida.

I've been following her progress since the beginning and have been impressed with her choices and dedication to the clients budget! You can start at the beginning too, just click :here: This week she posted the nearly completed condo, and I was blown away by the afters.

I mean, come on - is this inspiring or what? And to think that she started out with the before and these thrifty finds:

Notice the transformations? Great job Lynda! Everyone, please stop by and give Lynda a much deserved pat on the back, and check out the other befores, gorgeous after and in progress photos, and vignettes of her project!

The button to post on your blog this week is here:

Please post it to let everyone know that you are participating, and direct them back to Color Outside the Lines to see all of the other vignettes! Just below, you'll find where you can add your link thanks to inlinkz!

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  1. Love your Friday inspirational party Artie!

    Lynda's project is wonderful and the thinking outside the box kind of designer that would do well anytime, but especially in this depressed economy. Inspiration and recycling are the new chic!

  2. Hi Artie! It's OK if you are still recovering from your fabulous trip! Thanks for sharing this wonderful space! Wow...amazing vision...and with thrifting finds! Love that mirror! Have a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  3. THANK YOU so much Artie!! This was a wonderful surprise today!! And it's also a great way to close my one year blogger-versary before heading to the next xo...

    YOU are a TRUE inspiration Artie...
    I'm linked-up and ready to party!! woo-hoo!!

    Happy Vignette Friday...
    :D Lynda

  4. This is fabulous Artie. Amazing style.

    I just finished a post and added it here. Thanks so much for hosting this fun and informative event.

  5. Lynda's work is nothing short of amazing! And beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Well, thankfully, after tomorrow the weekend is here and you'll get to relax and decompress a little! I've linked up my Halloween vignettes, as that's about all I've got going on around my house right now.

  7. Hi Artie...

    Ohhh my gosh...I'm sure you're still floating on "cloud nine"! Congratulations, my friend! I'm so excited and happy for you...what an accomplishment...getting to share your designs on the Nate Berkus show!!! I can't wait to see and hear about all the details!

    Thank you so much for hosting Vignette Friday, my friend! I enjoyed the opportunity of participating this week! Lynda's design is gorgeous...what a talented lady! Thanks for sharing her lovely room makeover. I'll have to go and check out some of her things!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  8. Those are amazing transformations! Christie

  9. Hi Artie, Thanks for the introduction to Lynda's blog and for hosting this party each week. I would love for you to drop by and enter my giveaway for a $200 gift certificate. Take care!
    Hugs, Sherry

  10. Artie, I think it so nice of you to feature another blogger and give her exposure on Vignette Fridays. :-)
    And congrats to you for the feature on the Nate Berkus show!
    ~ Sue

  11. Hi Artie,
    Thank you for hosting vignettes. I just added one to the list. Love all your updates on the fun stuff happening in your life and the decorating inspiration. Happy Vignette Friday!


  12. I love this vignette idea- I'll definitely be submitting something soon! In the meantime I'll be inspired by everyone else. And congrats on The Nate Berkus Show!

  13. First and foremost, congrats on the Nate Berkus show!
    What a great room whether created from bargain deals or sure does not look that way. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing and thank you for hosting. Hope you are feeling all better now.



  14. Artie-I got sidetracked. I meant to respond earlier but visited Lynda's blog and then spun off into blogland. Thanks for the heads up on her blog. She did a great job with a limited budget. Can't wait to hear more about your Nate Berkus experience. Hugs- Diana

  15. What a gorgeous room! I can't believe the amazing deals she found and how she transformed the pieces! Very talented, indeed! Thanks for hosting such a great gathering ... and, I can't wait to hear more about Nate! Take care, *Becca*

  16. Splendid that you were choosen to be on the Nate Berkus show.A great compliment to your talent!
    I have now been inspired to find some tables to refinish for our heartroom, thanks to you and Lynda.
    Any suggestions for prep and type of paint?
    Mant thanks for hosting.

  17. PS
    That's hearthroom, my fingers are not that quick.
    Do you know when the show will be aired??
    Please let us know.