Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I simply cannot get over how much I love the Julianne Moore Layout in last months Domino Magazine. I think the blogging world has already blogged it to death, but I can't help but to rehash it in all it's grey and yellow goodness.
What really gets me is the bedroom with the lovely yellow gold drapes. It seems so rich and so bright and sunny at the same time. It might be time I made over my bedroom!
High Fashion Home Blog also did a great story on the apartment which you can find here. Thanks for the inspiration!
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
These two by Pottery Barn are CLEARLY gender themed. The fabulous pink wallpaper still allows mommy to have her little princess room, but it's not over the top obnoxious. I love it.
This one is gender neutral - but still so cute. (I have such a thing for animal prints...)
Someday I'll actually have a nursery to plan!
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Anyhoo, clothing is off topic for me, but I can't pass up posting about my fabulous JCrew wedding season find.
JCrew doesn't normally carry their special occasion dresses in the store, so I was pretty excited to stumble in there this weekend only to find rack upon rack of colorful goodness. They really should start sending these beauties to the store, because I would NEVER have ordered this dress if I hadn't seen it in person. I promise you all it doesn't resemble maternity wear quite as much in person.
I picked it up in a shimmery brown color which will get me through all my summer and fall weddings.
And really, does it get better than fushia heels?? I also picked up these lovelies for good measure in both the gold and the fabulous green.
I adore being a girl.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Anyway, I stumbled upon this TV frame in Pottery Barn's sale section today, and felt like it warranted a post. PB is charging between $400 and $600 for this beauty (on sale), which frankly intrigues me.
I always tend to lean toward hiding a TV. I don't really want it to be the centerpiece of our living room, but, if I'm going to display it, it needs to be pretty. And what better way than to frame it?
However, why on earth would PB charge such a fortune for what is essentially 4 pieces of crown moulding?
I do, however, think I might pick up this light for above our dining room table.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
I pretty much adore everything about this West Elm picture. The green walls, the dark table, the white chairs. Such a striking contrast. Of course, then I remembered that I don't have green walls, I'm lacking the streamlined table.... and basically, I'm questioning initial excitement.
Please take note of my actually dining room. Although, try to refrain from noticing our horrible off center chandelier that I'm pretty sure the previous owners picked up at a Home Depot liquidation sale. We'll be replacing it soon with a chandelier similar to this.
Anyway, our dining room 'corner' is pretty dark. Two years ago when we bought the house, I really fell in love with the dark wood with mixed with black look. Now, I'm pretty sure it's contributing to the black hole that is that corner. And while I LOVE our PB entertaining shelves, I wish I'd look around a bit for a better way to hang them. (However, those things were a NIGHTMARE to hang... so I'm hoping to avoid moving them too much.)
But, what if I painted the shelves white and left the chairs? I could pick up three square pictures to replace the old college era picture I currently have hanging on the adjacent wall. It wouldn't nearly measure up to the loveliness of that is Sherry and John's dining room... but maybe it would come close?
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
And here is my masterpiece post paint job:
I'm not 100% convinced I love it. It's quite a shocking difference, and I wonder if it looks too sterile. Below is the same perspective I used in my last post.
What do you guys think?
And, since I'm in a sharing mood today... here is the other half of the world's oddest shaped room (And a peek at the always super chic Lola the bean dog.)
Someday I'll come up with a way to make this room look better!
Monday, April 7, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
Since then, a few new projects have come up that pushed back the fireplace. So, it's time to decide if we should paint, or not paint. (Please excuse my serious lack of photoshop talent!)
What do you think - Should we go white?
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
I posted a while ago about my little smooshy faced pup. What I didn't mention is how excited I get when a similarly cute dog makes it into one of my daily reading blogs.
Thank you Jose Villa for taking such fabulous photos!
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
I just love the options in the mix and match organic bedding section. Not overly cartoony or pastely. (Ok, they aren't real words, but you know what I mean.)
Fabulous turtle blanket
This looks like a knock off of the much more expensive Bla Bla Kids version...
All in all, I like it! It's not quite up to par with Land of Nod or PB Baby... but I have high hopes that it will be there eventually!
Monday, March 31, 2008
The following 5 blogs really do make my day.
1. Newlywedisms by Bryn
As a semi-newlywed and fellow first time homeowner, I really love reading Bryn's blog. Plus, she changes her mind almost as often as I do! It's fun to try and keep up.
2. This Young House
This young couple has enough DIY creativity for all of us normal people to feel seriously lacking. I keep hoping it will rub off on me!
3. Newlywed Diaries
Jennifer has some seriously fabulous taste. I keep holding my breath to see what inspirational pictures she posts next. It makes me wish our tiny rancher had a few more rooms in need of decor.
4. Inspiration for Everyday Living
Amy takes Urban Chic to a new level. I'd trade my left arm to have her apartment!
5. Copy Cat Chic
The title really says it all. It's fantastic reading - and a wonderful place for inspiration.
Thank you for making my days more fun!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Let me back up. Two years ago I indulged myself and picked up a cute little Digital SLR as a birthday gift for myself. (The best kind of gift, right?) I picked up an average grey Lowepro Bag to carry my camera, 2 lenses (my favorite and my second favorite ), and I've been try to find something cuter - and more feminine ever since. It's NOT an easy task.
(Image courtesy of shootsac.com)
(Image courtesy of Tracyjoy.com)
(Image courtesy of Tracyjoy.com)
Look at all she holds!
Monday, March 17, 2008
I noticed this morning during my daily blog stalking that Hostess with the Mostess was running a fantastic giveaway deal with Christina Ashley. I'd seen a few of her pieces at a local shop in my area - and it's fabulous.
She also has some of her designs for sale on her Etsy site. Check her out!
My mom bought me this Pier 1 dresser set when I was still in high school - and it looks a little outdated and frankly - sad. Since reading Holly's post on Decor8 a few weeks ago - I've been kind of obsessed with how I could update the look.
Here are some of the before pictures of our dressers with all of their "rustic" charm...