Thursday, April 29, 2010

I like you, do you like me?

Hello future media credenza. I love you. I need you. You'd look good in my house... or apartment. ;)


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

CB2 Goodies

Hello friends (all 3 of my faithful readers),

Sorry to be missing in blogland. I've actually been very busy for a change!

I was clicking around CB2 and found THIS:

Remember my obsession with crocheting and knitting last winter and how badly I wanted to make one of those? No need. I can just plunk down a mere $79 for my own!


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday Inspiration (because Monday was uninspiring)

I'm currently excessively googley-eyed over my man this week. His birthday is coming up, so I've been thinking of things to get him and ways to make his day special (although he is the most low-key birthday boy). He really works so hard and treats me so well. This last year was one of the most beautiful and most difficult years we've ever experienced but I couldn't have survived it with anyone else. He is so good for me. :)

Speaking of last year, people keep asking me where we are going to travel next... sigh... I don't know. As much as I adore traveling, I'm actually quite content to stay in one place for now... it's like having too much candy... your tummy hurts a little bit, but it doesn't mean you'll never want candy again.

What if, in our next place, we vow to not buy anything new to furnish it? What if, we buy used and repurpose/renovate existing pieces? These are things I am pondering....

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How do we feel about blue or teal nail polish? I can't seem to bring myself to try it for fear of looking like a twelve-year-old. Any thoughts?

In case you were wondering, THIS is my favorite nail color.... just in case you were wondering. 

I adore this moodboard by Making It Lovely. SUCH great ideas for a backyard lounge area.

 Those egg chairs always make me thing of the Mexican Resort in the Sex and the City movie.

Hope your week is going well!


Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I must have just fallen off the turnip truck or something... did y'all know that Vera Wang has a home and clothing collection at Kohl's!? And it's GOOD! Check it out:

 I LOVE this bedding. The entire set. Love it.

Cute outfits too:

Seriously... I should not have knocked Kohl's for so long. I mean, if Vera's there, I'm there. 


Friday, April 16, 2010

Designer CopyCat

Don't remember where I saw this picture... but I adore it. I simply adore it.  I'm slightly obsessed with it. I love the cool white/grey background, with the bright sunny pops of yellow, pink, and orange. It's feminine and glam without being too girly.

It's going to be our model for Designer CopyCat.

Paint Colors
Crown molding: Benjamin Moore "Decorator White."
Ceiling and walls: Benjamin Moore "Calm."

1. Sofa: Delaney Sofa from Crate and Barrel: $1700
2. Chairs: Wisteria Gustavian chair, $799 ea
2a. Chair Upholstery fabric, Beacon Hill Tonal Stripe in Raspberry
5. Side Table 1:  Overstock, $99
4. Side Table 2: Target, $69
3. Coffee Table:  Crate and Barrel, $399 (cheaper alternative: Urban Outfitters, $150)

6. Yellow Lamp: PotteryBarn, $105 for base, (I'd still splurge for a navy shade).
7. White Lamp: Bed Bath and Beyond, $100

12. Throw Pillow 1: Crate and Barrel, 2: Crate and Barrel, 3: Crate and Barrel, $29 ea
8. Rug: Overstock, $445 for 5x8
9. Curtains: Overstock, $90 per panel
11. Tchoctchkes: Little White vases, from Ikea, $1.99 ea (or colored ones...)

Anything you'd change?


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Designer Spotlight: Amanda Nisbet

New York designer, Amanda Nisbet, employs such a nice use of color in all her projects. It seems there is no color she shies away from. Her style mixes old and new, resulting in a fresh design aesthetic.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I want to be a French Girl

 ... sipping Perrier at a sidewalk cafe... or espresso (let's be real here).
(how charming are her little knee socks?)


Art Find

I recently discovered the work of Austin artist and central Texas native, Chuck Voelter from Austin blogger Adrienne Breaux.

 His abstract work is linear, organic, and colorful.

Similar to her style of painting, don't you think?

Twombly at MOMA


I'm such a sucker for abstract expressionism. I favor works similar to those of Pollack, Koonig, Twombly, and Rothko.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Outdoor Oasis

I want to be here, sitting poolside, sipping a mojito in the sunny weather. 


Kitchen Lockers

Remember this picture from last week? From a stellar kitchen renovation featured on D*S?

 Well, thanks to this post from Bandelle, I found the perfect source for used lockers in just the right color!

What a great idea for kitchen storage! I am still loving that kitchen. If you haven't seen the full post yet, click here.


Dream Kitchen: the One

  I think this might be my dream kitchen..... you know that feeling you get when you meet "the One?" I think I feel that way about this kitchen (sorry, hubby).

The entry way leading into the dining/kitchen area is even wonderful.

It doesn't hurt that the rest of the house is amazing, either.

(source: Palmer Weiss)