Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mom's influence


Hello!  I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend!  Yesterday we went over to my mom's house for Memorial Day and to celebrate her birthday...today is her actual birthday...

while I was there I snapped a few pictures of her lovely guest bedroom as the sun was streaming in...



My mom's style is more traditional than mine, but our love of decorating is the same!  I always say that I inherited the "decorating gene" from my mom...and I am so grateful that I did :))

I also inherited my love for changing and rearranging the house from my mom...in high school it was not uncommon to come home from school and find the furniture rearranged in any given room!  As of late, it is bedding and curtains that my mom loves to switch out.  She has a wonderful eye for colors and patterns and how to make a room interesting.



I love that my mom and I have the connection of decorating.  She will often call me up just to talk about something that she changed out in one of her rooms...and I think that's so fun!

In short, my mom taught me how to decorate...how to have a love of my home and a passion for making it a special place for me and my family...


...and I consider that a very special gift!



Thank you mom for all that you do for me.  Happy Birthday, I love you!



Tracey


54 comments:

paige said...

what a beautiful space. when i first saw it i thought it was a guest room at your home. kindred spirits you two!
i love her window treatment fabric!

sweet post :)

trash talk said...

Tracey,
That's a mighty deep and pretty gene pool you're swimming in.
Your mom is a talent and a half. Happy Birthday to her.
Deb

d e l i g h t said...

Your mother has very beautiful taste and style. The colors are soft and inviting. Happy Birthday to mom!

Leah C said...

Oh Happy Birthday to your Mom:) What a beautiful room...a flair for decorating is definitely in the genes! Guess it's true: "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree";)

cityfarmer said...

a special lady, indeed ... a gift

A Rosy Note said...

Oh, what a pretty room...it looks so inviting. That's so great that you two share such a fun common interest. I hope she has a wonderful birthday :)

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

So thats where your talent comes from....what a lovely room and a beautiful tribute to your Mom...your very lucky indeed! Got your e-mail...thanks!!! x0

traci said...

she sure does have amazing decorating style. i love it. great pops of color. beautiful. happy birthday to your mom!!!

marga said...

What a beautiful guest bedroom, souch gorgeous collors. How lovely that you share the same interrest.
Happy birthday for your mom!
Marga

The White Farmhouse said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! It sounds like you two have a very special relationship. Love her guest room. Just gorgeous!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Oh Tracey,
My Mom was much the same...traditional with a lovely sense of color and style. Her Florida home was all done in the same soft shade of blue...The home I grew up in was a pale celery green...very sophisticated but a comfortable home. It is lovely to see how much you appreciate your Mom and the gift of your special relationship. Happy Birthday to your Mom...it's a beautiful room! :)

stricksonne said...

what a pretty room!!!!! greetings, angie

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

My mom and I are the same way about decorating, just different styles! We definitely share that same gene. I hope my daughter inherits it too...
Your mother's guest room is beautiful!!

Marie said...

Your Mom's guest room is so beautiful Tracey. Traditional but I also see some mod touches to it. You and her definitely have the eye for beauty! But the truth is, with your excellent photographing skills, every photo you take is just breathtaking.

-Marie

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh her guest room is just heavenly!! I can see where you get your fabulous knack for decorating and your color scheme is quite similar as well!
Wishing you a beautiful week Tracey.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Jeannine said...

Your mother's guest room looks like a hotel guest room. Lovely colors and comfy fabrics. Happy Birthday to her. My mom's birthday was the 29th!

Anne Marie... said...

happy birthday to your Mom Tracey!

looks so peaceful - that guest bedroom....

Shannon said...

Very beautiful room, I love the pattern on the curtains. You both use such lovely colors to decorate :)

a beach house in Montana said...

i too have the gene from my mom but she had passed away too young 48 yrs old i thought who am i going to talk to about the love of decorating but i have found my best two friends my daughters they also recieved the gene from my mom through me and i know that this will follow to their daughters and they will continue the love of decorating xoxo sherri

stefanie said...

oh, its just beautiful!!!

Cottage 1945 said...

I love your mom's guest room. My mom and I have similar decorating styles too. It's nice because we can shop for each other that way!

Rachel Noelle said...

such a sweet post!I love her guest room..so cozy! Hugs, Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Jacqueline said...

Many happy returns to Tracey's mum.......and, you can certainly see where you get your wonderful interior design talent from Tracey. It definitely runs in the family.
Any guest would be as happy as larry to spend a night in that pretty bedroom. XXXX

Bente said...

The guestroom is so nice. Every guest will feel so welcome. I had to smile when i read your post, because my mum was just the same. She always moved the furnitures around, so you could nerver be sure where to find the sofa or the chairs after school.

Have a nice day.

Hugs from here

DustyLu said...

Gorgeous! Like mother like daughter! Lovely post! Hope your having a wonderful day! lulu

It's me said...

Congratulations with your mom......lovely room...love Ria...xxx...

TheCrankyCrow said...

Happiest of birthdays to you mom!! Truly a beautiful room - so cool and peaceful - reminds me of the ocean...Lovely gift she gave you - it's wonderful that it has made for a loving bond between you. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Anonymous said...

To my precious daughter, Tracey,

You have made the guest room look even lovelier, and I live here. Thank you for your beautiful comments; makes me feel so special, and for birthday wishes from everyone.

Tracey, I love visiting your blog. It is like opening a favorite magazine to gain a breath of fresh air and inspiration. You have inspired me to see things in a new way and to appreciate even more, what a gift of expression we all have in creating a home with love. What makes a room special is every piece in it that tells a story, evokes a memory, a smile and sometimes a tear.

Sunlight and happy memories fill this room.

I love you,
Mom

hometown girl said...

her room is lovely, she has wonderful style. how wonderful to have that to share! have a great week!! susan

Re fazendo arte said...

Muito lindo!!!!!!!!! Beijos
RE

A Cottage Muse said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom!
Her room is just beautiful!
My Mom gave me my love for decorating too...I miss our chats over pictures in magazines or a show on HGTV but thank you for the memory!

Susan said...

I can see where you get your talent, Tracey! Your mother's guest room is beautiful.
I also enjoyed seeing your recent pics of Nada Farm. Looks like you gals had a great time. If only I lived closer!
Have a great week!
- Susan

BECKY said...

Such a sweet room, Tracey. My Mom taught me all the same things! And it is truly a precious gift. What a blessing from their hearts.

I sure miss my Mom and all of her encouragement and help, but it makes me smile when I know I've done something that would delight her.

Have a fabulous week, and thank you for the sweet reminder of all my Mom did for me!!

Hugs,
Becky

sheilaa131 said...

What a lovely room. It;s very cute and inviting. Your mother is very talented. I also love to rearrange my rooms, if I can. It gives the room a new look at no cost.

Sheila from S.F.

Sheila R said...

Happy birthday to your mom. I can definitely see where you get your talent from.

Heaven's Walk said...

Ohhhhh.....so THAT's where you get all that talent from, Tracey! :) What an adorably sweet guest room! Love the way she has combined soft pastels with various textures. So pretty! Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mom! ♥

xoxo laurie

Jeanneoli said...

Her curtains are gorgeous!!!

Country Dreaming said...

What a peaceful room.
Beautiful.


Melinda

Sandi said...

What a lovely post Tracey! I love the way your mom decorates as well. It is wonderful that she passed on her love of decorating to you!!
Blessings~

Bleu Chine said...

What a wonderful pale and delicate colors and nice complicity with you mum !

Passionate for White said...

Looks like a picture of a bedroom straight out of magazine - I can certainly see where you get your design eye from!

Dustin and Kelly Swaan said...

A special gift to you from your mom and from your mom to her guests! How fun to have that in common & a fun thing to share!
Your moms guests will never want to leave!

Lisa said...

Here's to Mom! I've always loved greens and blues, any shade, any tone! And, Happy Birthday to your Mom!

SallyLeeByTheSea.com said...

It's absolutely fabulous! Hope you are having a great week.

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

I should have known that your mama had impeccable style, it's clearly genetic. :-)

Wishing your sweet mom a now Happy Belated Birthday!

XOXO,
Anne

The Little Red Shop said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your mama! I loved hearing about the decorating bond you share with each other. My decorating genes come from my daddy.

I love your mom's mix of colors in the guest room. Those draperies are gorgeous!

: )

Julie M.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

A belated Happy Birthday to your fabulous Mom, Tracey! Clearly, this amazing apple didn't fall far from the tree!

Lili said...

Oh yes Tracey, it's very clear to see where you get your love and talent for fabulous decor! And I can imagine how much fun it is to share your latest creations with one another. That is one lovely guest room right there and I so enjoyed seeing all the little details too! Loved that worn finish and embellishment on the desk, it gave me an idea for a similar built-in piece I have in one of our bedrooms. Oh I just know you had fun over there celebrating your Mom's birthday! xoxo ~Lili

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a beautiful bedroom, Tracey! Your Mom has decorated it so beautifully and I know that I would be quite a contented guest in it. I love those drapes!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tracey,

Love your Mother's beautiful guest room and can see where you get your decorating talent from.
Happy belated birthday wishes, to you Mum.

Hope that you are enjoying the weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

kathy said...

Like mother like daughter, what a lovely space and what a lovely blog. Thanks for the inspiration.
k

Katie Francisco said...

I know people have already said this, but 1. the room is beautiful, and I love everything on your blog too! Vintage and the French styles are very much my thing too! Every post makes me really happy!
But I also wanted to say that my mom and I are like that too. She loves my designs, and I love hers, but we are both very different. :) It's cool there are other mother/daughter designers out there. :)

Mike said...

I love the pillow case on the last pillow. Vintage blue is a beautiful color.

Kat's Almost Purrfect World said...

I was just thinking, looking at another blog, that I should take pictures of my mom's home cause she has everything that all the bloggers like: antiques, Scandinavian (she's from Sweden), old brass and silver items and much more. Thanks for the great idea.