Meet the In-Laws…

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 | Category: Decorating, Design Inspiration, Designers

{My lovely In-Laws, Wally and Cathy}

I’ve mentioned before that in college and for a year and a half following graduation (before we moved to Houston) I worked for my mother-in-law. She truly taught me SOOO much, I mean they don’t exactly do a great job on teaching window treatments in school (and you can make some very costly mistakes)! We had such a blast running around Norman-OKC-Edmond searching out fabrics, furniture, and of course spending hours in some of our favorite antiques stores. Cathy really has a gift for entertaining, something that she is really enjoying in their new house. Every Thursday night a gaggle of girlfriends show up and she serves dinner, wine, and I think often attempts to show a movie (but they are waaay to busy talking and having fun).

The Dining Room in their new house. The table was found at an antique store in Tulsa (they have great French Country antiques in Tulsa), the chairs were inherited (she has very cute fabrics purchased for them), buffet was a Round Top purchase, zebra runner on table is from Z Gallerie, and the sconces were from a tent sale at a lighting/furniture store in Edmond (she bought them on a whim and finally has a place for them).

The kitchen… I really like the white dishes behind the glass doors! So cute, and yes, it always looks like that! The decor always changes depending on the seasons or holiday.

The breakfast area. The furniture piece was another great Round Top purchase. They had put down brick floors in the kitchen of their former house, and what do ya know, here they are again in this kitchen!

Bryce and I’s room…the bedding was like a 19 piece ensemble from Martha Stewart (she replaced some of the matchy pieces with some other shams and pillows. The headboard is Pier1, the lamp was a Lowe’s find customized with vintage post cards. The picture over the bed is from Mister Robert in Norman.

The desk is antique with Anthropologie pulls, mirror is a great Hobby Lobby purchase, and chair is Pier1.

Cathy’s office…walls are Ralph Lauren’s metallic paint, the floors are hand-scraped wood, the shelves are custom built-ins (came with the house).

I really thought I had taken more pictures, I will have to do a follow up post of other rooms including the famous, “Man Cave.” I know Cathy is feverishly working on window treatments!

If you are in the Norman-OKC-Edmond area (or elsewhere) and would love to retain Cathy’s Design Services, email me and I will forward her your contact information!

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7 Comments to 'Meet the In-Laws…'

Visual Vamp 11 Sep 08 at 5:05 am

Love them, love their house, love your blog 🙂

THE ROOST 12 Sep 08 at 12:01 am

Love her house…thanks for sharing her ideas and where to purchase!

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness 12 Sep 08 at 12:48 am

Love this post about your in-laws…great house! I just moved to Tulsa from D/FW. I really miss the stores in Dallas. Would you mind to reveal the places ya’ll shopped in Tulsa? I need to venture out and look for some neat pieces for my home. Thanks!

Courtney 12 Sep 08 at 2:35 am

How lovely to have such great in-laws…and a mother-in-law that loves to entertain! I love being around people like that. Fab house.

Lauren 12 Sep 08 at 6:23 am

Glad ya’ll enjoyed the post!

Jeri Lynn, I will have to get a list of stores for you!

Darlene - Our Creative Life 13 Sep 08 at 9:10 am

Just found your blog from Cote De Texas. I’ll be a new follower of your blog. Please stop by and say “hi” sometime soon!

Alex 14 Sep 08 at 8:36 am

Great house and pictures. Love your site..just found you at Patricia Gray. Looking forward to more great reads!

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