Friday, October 15, 2010

Picture Perfect - Room(s) of the week!


I don't tend you use my blog as a personal sounding board but if you're a fellow blogger you may agree that blogging does provide a "sort of" therapeutic escape. This has been one of the worst weeks of my entire life. It's amazing how some things in life are truly out of our control. It was supposed to be a happy week, my birthday is today, but the last thing I am going to do is celebrate. This "picture perfect" post is a short "virtual home tour", instead of one room.  I needed to post these warm, comforting images today.

 I truly want this blog to be a place that you all come for inspiration. I hope you enjoy my selected images and thank you for being so great. I always appreciate your comments. This blog wouldn't exist without YOU! So do bear with me if my posts are a little lean over the next few weeks. xx.
Eddie Ross has a way of making everything look welcoming.
Images: RED Door: is one of my reader's homes, that's for letting me know Ann-Marie. via Urban Grace, Paul Costello, Lonny Mag, Elle Decor, Jay Jeffers

37 comments:

sara.crooks said...

Hey Julie! No idea what's going on in your world, but just wanted you to know that I prayed for you this morning! Hang in there!

Studio 13 said...

So sorry you're going through something difficult, hope things turn around so you can celebrate a happy birthday... My "going through a difficult time" mantra is "this too shall pass".. and it always does :)

court. said...

sending you love. please take some time to honor yourself today, even if it's for a minute locked in the bathroom. happy bday and hang in there!

mydesignchic said...

Happy Birthday!! Hoping that your day gets brighter...mine is after seeing these images ~

Betsy Cruikshank said...

I love you, Julie! Talk soon.

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Betty said...

Happy Birthday Julie! Breathe, you'll get through it.

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Sorry to hear you've been under the weather. Hope things start looking better next week.
Have a restful weekend.

thenerochronicles.blogspot.com

MB said...

Blogging is a great way to take a breath, escape and be inspired all at the same time. Your blog has always inspired me:) I hope things start getting better real soon.

My name: Julie My design firm: SHELTER said...

Thank you so much. Julie

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Happy birthday and I hope things start to look up soon. I agree with you about the blog being therapeutic- It feels like writting a diary to me:)

Elizabeth Sullivan said...

Julie - I know how hard it is to come up with a post when things are not going well - you are showing your strength and commitment that you did it anyway! Thinking of you today!
-elizabeth (modern24seven.blogspot.com)

bluehydrangea said...

Happy Birthday Julie, sorry your week has been stressful. Hoping things get better this weekend!

Puhvis Kukk said...

Heh, join the club.. Ended up in ER with my daughter and then a friend turned out to be a complete snake. Ughhhhhhh But you know what, THIS TOO SHALL PAST. And have a vodka martini, it always helps. Better yet, come to Connecticut, we'll have one together. Happy b-day! :)

Christian Guevara said...

We share a birthday month! Happy Birthday, Julie!!!!
I check your blog diligently and look forward to your posts. Always a great source of inspiration.
You take your time getting through this challenge and know your loyal readers will still be there when you are ready to share your thoughts again.
-Christian

Shannon said...

Happy birthday Julie! I hope the day and week, for that matter, get much better!

lisaroyhandbags said...

sorry you're having a crappy week, especially this being your birthday! sending you a huge hug and that's what we're here for - for support when you need it and hopefully help put a happy moment in an otherwise lousy day. :)

Annmarie Galvin said...

I hope your birthday gets better. And.. I seriously think that's MY red front door!!? Might you have seen it on Erika's blog? I'm a local Bostonian, too, and a BIG fan of your blog!!

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littleshop said...

thoughts are with you, even if you're a stranger to me- I know what the worst week of ones life feels like...I hope you find moments of peace.

The Wool Acorn said...

I really, really hope things are better... pronto!!!!

{{{hugs}}}

Semigloss Chic said...

stop. breath. drink some wine. repeat. Hope the days get sunnier! Happy Birthday.

Angela said...

Despite whatever you may be going through Julie I send you birthday hugs all the way from Japan! Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my email yesterday, especially after reading todays posting! Escapism in the blog world has always helped me through tough times, thank you for helping me Julie.

Hugs Angela x

Laura Casey Interiors said...

hi Julie, I am sorry you have had a rough week. I don't get to comment too often but love reading every post and hope things pick up for you soon. Most importantly Happy Birthday! You inspire me down south so I hope you get back at it when you are ready.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday and sorry to hear that you are having such a bad week. Your blog is inspirational and always makes my day - hope yours will improve

Jane K. Schott said...

Hang in there...it has been a horrible week...and Mercury is in Retrograde and all the planets are in a clusterf__k!
I just stayed in the house and read a few magazines and tried to keep below the radar. It is soon going to change and will be a good month ahead
Happy Birthday Julie!

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear things are less than "picture perfect". Wishing you the best and hope all is well soon. Take care. Linda

Maria said...

Julie - know that we are all with you. I say hello from the north shore as well. Hope today is better than yesterday!

mb said...

Happy Birthday Julie,
Just so you know. I look forward to your blogging every day. I love the editing choices you make.

Not sure what is going on in your life. Wishing you the best.

mb from Dallas

Anonymous said...

I don't know you. I'm just a design junkie who loves your blog.

But -

F*CK THIS WEEK! It can kiss your ass.

Just hope family/ kids/ health (the real things) are good and provide comfort. And go where you need to go to get a good laugh.

And hope the coming weeks/ months/ year gets better!!

xoxo

Denetra said...

Happy Birthday to you!! I found your blog about one month ago and I love it. I usually don't comment, however when I read that your great day wasn't going as planned, I had to comment. Always remember that you are blessed and you have blessed so many others. No matter what is going on, take time for yourself to acknowledge yourself. Read a nice book or magazine, light a candle, check out a new store, whatever makes you happy, please do it!!! Enjoy your day!!!

Nicole Cantero said...

Just a quick note to say I hope your week improves. You are in inspiration and you brighten my life each day.

Living Livelier said...

Feel better, Julie. Hope everything's OK...
:) Deb

Kellie Collis said...

These are lovely spaces! I hope they were able to cheer you up as much as it has cheered me up. Have a lovely week ahead, Kellie xx

Karisha Solomon said...

I love reading your posts and have sourced you on my blog several times. I really like the door pictures in this post. Are those door knobs or knockers?
Thanks for your time!

My name: Julie My design firm: SHELTER said...

I can't thank you enough for each and every one of your comments. Although you are strangers, your kindness and caring thoughts mean so much to me right now!

Knowing I inspired or helped one reader with a thought, image or idea is a huge comfort to me. Best, Julie

Lila said...

Don't worry, be happy! My daughter always tells me that when I get stressed. See you when life gets less hectic!
xoxo
Lila Ferraro

rikshaw design said...

hey there julie..i hope the week has cleared up and your doing better..hang in there..

stephanie said...

I'm a big fan of your blog and was looking through some old posts for inspiration and came across this again. Hope that things are better with you now. Wishing you a happy holiday and that the new year brings you a fresh start!

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