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Sunday, June 30, 2013

I'm not a person who likes change, but sometimes change is inevitable and you have to adapt or get left behind.  For those of you who have been following my blog via Google Friend Connect, I appreciate your support over the past few years, and I invite you to continue following along!  Here's how we can stay connected:

1. I'm on Bloglovin'! ! If you haven't joined yet, I encourage you to do so. I've been using it for a couple weeks now, and it's very user-friendly. I've also imported all of the blogs I've been following into my Bloglovin feed,so I can continue checking in on my favorite blogs.  If you wish to follow me on Bloglovin, you can find me here.

2.  You can add  The Green Room Interiors on Google Plus.  I have a blog feed set up and plan to post other updates there too.

3. The Green Room Interiors is on Facebook.  There's a blog feed on my page (thanks, Bloglovin') and I'll post other updates there as well.

And as soon as I can find a way to function without sleep, I'll set up a Twitter Account.

How are you handling the demise of Google Reader?

The Green Room Interior provides Interior Decorating and Design Services to happy homeowners in Chattanooga, TN.  If you'd like to experience the joy of living in a well-designed home, contact Kim Lemmon at 423.653.3186 or email

Two Steps Back

Sunday, June 23, 2013

When you walk through the front door of my house, there's a stairway that leads to the only room we have upstairs.  It's a big bedroom with a full bathroom attached and two nice sized closets.

It's prime real estate for teenagers!  And I have 2, so when we moved in to this house, we let the oldest daughter choose her bedroom first.  Naturally she chose the penthouse suite upstairs.

But things have changed - and quickly.  My oldest daughter moved out a month or so ago as she is just finishing up Cosmetology School and has left our little nest. 

Which means the upstairs private bedroom and bathroom is up for grabs, and my 14 year-old is eager to claim this space as her own.  And that's fine, but there's a glitch.  She doesn't like anything girly - particularly the hot pink walls chosen by daughter #1.

And that means this big  room that I painted pink for the oldest daughter now has to be repainted - in white - for the youngest daughter.  And that's not the only project we have going down.  

There is furniture painting involved.  Mostly inherited pieces that are getting freshened up.

And all of this means that the new flooring project I had hoped to to work in our living room, dining room and foyer is moving a little farther down the list.

BUT, there's a silver lining to this musical rooms situation.  I plan to claim the soon to be vacant bedroom on the main level for my office!!!   As soon as the upstairs bedroom gets repainted, the living room and dining room get repainted, and the new flooring gets installed. 

Yeah, that shouldn't take long, right?

The Green Room Interiors provides Interior Decorating and Design Services to happy homeowners in Chattanooga, TN.  If you'd like to discover the joy of living in a well designed home, contact Kim Lemmon at 423.653.3186 or email

A Klismos Chair for Every Budget

Friday, June 21, 2013

So about Klismos chairs.  They are lovely and showing up in the most stylish dining rooms.

Interior Design by Jackye Lanham

Design Source Unknown

Don't you think some of the best design elements are described by adjectives that are opposites?  Like Klismos chairs - I would describe them as simple and dramatic.  Or classic and modern.

Interior Design by Thomas Hamel

The Klismos chair has been around since Ancient Greece, but is so right now.

 Antique Klismos chairs can be found, but are out of reach for many budgets.

And so I did a little internet shopping to find a Klismos for every budget.

At the top of the food chain is this beauty from Global Views.  Just north of $1800.

 Zinc Door's Thomas chair comes in a variety of colors and finishes, and is priced in the mid 500's.

This chair is metal and offered up as an outdoor seating option, but I wouldn't hesitate to use it inside.  More good news:  it's currently on sale! $299 - $599, and it's my favorite of the group.

Are you surprised that this chair is from JCPenney?  It's priced at around $250

The West Elm Klismos is comes in white or chocolate and is priced at $239.

Do you have a favorite of this group?  Or another Klismos source to share?

The Green Room Interiors provides Interior Decorating and Design Services to happy homeowners in Chattanooga, TN. If you'd like to discover the joy of living in a well designed home, contact Kim Lemmon at 423.653.3186 or email

My LTR with Stripes

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

They're classic, they're fresh, and even a little bold.  My beloved stripes.  I've  loved them for a long time.   Especially on curtains.  Remember these from The One Room Challenge?

Many of my clients have seen stripes in their homes, too.

Okay, the stripe is subtle in the curtains above.  It's a tone on tone stripe.  But a stripe no less.

I've cyber-hugged this long distance client in Texas for taking a leap of faith and installing these penny tiles in a black and white stripe in the library renovation of her historic home.  Courage, people. 

And from around the internets, some more stripey inspiration - with pretty colors!

How brilliant is the designer that used the bold black & white stripe on the settee to relax the formal architecture?

Stripes, I can't quit you! My love of stripes is so true and so deep, I've even devoted a Pinterest board to them. You can follow it here.

Do you like to use stripes in your home?

The Green Room Interiors provides Interior Decorating and Design Services to happy homeowners in Chattanooga, TN.  Contact Kim Lemmon and discover the joy of living in a well designed home! 423.653.3186 or email

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Latest Finds

Monday, June 10, 2013

Hello out there! It's been a while since I've posted anything new so how about I bring you up to speed on several fronts?

Work-wise, I've been blessed with some incredible opportunities lately for the most amazing clients!  These are all enthusiastic, happy folks who are giving me free reign to do what I love to do and yet they also have great ideas and strong opinions about where we're headed.  It makes this little journey we're on together really fun and completely fulfilling.  I hope to be able to share some photos with all of you as these projects progress. 

In other news, I've been scouring the area in search decorating gold - those fantastic and unique vintage pieces that bring so much character and personality to a space.  Want to see what  I found?

We're starting big.  This stellar mid-century dresser is a craigslist find. It's solid walnut and is in impeccable condition. 

So I paid a little more than I normally like to pay, but I feel like I got my money's worth and then some.  I'd love to keep it but sadly I have no place for it.  And there are groceries to pay for.

I just picked up this wicker storage chest.  It's very well made and sturdy, and it could be another one of those things I bought because I really liked the hardware.

Are you seeing the fun-house reflection of my shoe and leg in the hardware?  Gross.

And lots of blue and white.  I always feel lucky when I find a pair of lamps.  Pretty details, too!

I may use this umbrella stand here at The Dollhouse in the foyer. Goodness knows it would come in handy with the buckets of rain we've been getting.  Really, I want to keep each and every one of these things and it makes me a little sad to part with the things I sell.

I'm guessing that this brass octagonal mirror is from the late 70's to early 80's. It weighs a ton and all the edges are beveled. 

And so there you have it.  Well, most of it.  We've also made some baby steps on the renovations here at my Dollhouse.  But that's a whole separate post.  Those plywood sub-floors that are in my living room/dining room? Their days are numbered.

I'd love to hear about what's new with you!  Leave me a comment or shoot me an email!

The Green Room Interiors provides Interior Decorating and Design Services in Chattanooga, TN.  Find out how a well-designed home can bring more joy to your life!  Call Kim Lemmon at 423.653.3186 or email