Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Blogger Help

For some reason my profile views counter stopped working about a week ago and is stuck on one number. Has this happened to anyone before? Any suggestions how to get it going again? I think it has taken a very long nap....
* Image via Glamour

The Final Four-By Color

March Madness is here. If you are like me, while you don't follow college basketball, you enjoy filling out a bracket. But what if you don't have the first clue who to pick, what method do you use? I know more than one of you have used the old "picking schools by their color", whatever works right?So in honor of the Final Four, let's take a look at the colors the final teams bring us (through decorating of course!)

Starting with Villanova and UConn, very similiar in color- Navy and White (with a little bit of red for UConn)
*image Coastal Living*image Coastal Living

Next up is UNC.....

Light Blue and White- or Carolina Blue if you will....

Last but not least, Michigan State.....Green and White- some creative freedom had to be taken but it looks like The Green Room for Harry and Bess Truman in the White House has it right...
If you were picking by color, who would you have to win the tournament?

*All images Domino unless stated otherwise.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Monday's Are Day Dreaming: A Trip to Circa Who

There are so many stores I would love to visit but one on the top of my list is Circa Who in West Palm Beach Florida.You may remember them from this post, but when I found out that some good friends/clients of mine were headed south I asked them to stop by for me.

They have a great assortment of lamps and fun finds....
But what I really love is the furniture...
How interesting are all these chairs?

Can't you see these around a fantastic dining table?
Speaking of tables, look at the base of this coffee table...(loving the blue cane chairs)These are both statement making pieces.
Hopefully I can make it there soon, the icing on the cake would be hanging out with Kara too!

***A HUGE thanks to Kelli and Baines for going to the store and taking some great pictures for me, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

More information CIRCA WHO

Friday, March 27, 2009

I Swear I Don't Work For West Elm

Maybe it is because I am DYING to change the rug in my guest bedroom, but I have rugs on the brain. Then I got an e-mail from W.E. with their new rugs and it was love. I have come to the conclusion that I am a stripe person.
Love herringbone- on everything, it is ridiculous. This rug is indoor/outdoor so I want to see it person because you never know, but so far so good.

E.H. - this is going in your file. Once the piece of furniture gets here we can decide but indoor/outdoor=kid friendly.
BTW- I was at Pier 1 a few days ago (at The Summit for those here in Birmingham) and they had these rugs on sale, I want one. Seriously. Bad. I know the price is awesome but I trying out a shopping, well buying hiatus. I am sure if you saw me in the store the other day you would have been able to tell I was having a inner battle with myself.
PS- the zebra is not black, it is actually dark blue, even better if you ask me. I believe these are all indoor/outdoor too but I could be wrong about that.

One Day: Art On The Floor

Ever since I saw this floor at market in Atlanta I have been dreaming of having a design on my floors somewhere in my house.

**I can't remember the showroom to give proper credit, if anyone does know please send me a note.
So when I saw these floors in House Beautiful it was love at first sight.
Designer Jeffrey Bilhuber based this design off of the hex signs found decorating old barns in the Pennsylvania Dutch country. He is my new design hero.
So I am filing this away in my "one day" folder. The closest I have come to this is painting the horrible tile on my bathroom floor a solid color. Since I finally ordered a new camera I hoping to have better house pictures soon and I will share the before and after.

Have a great weekend!

Full article HERE.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Robert & Sherwin- A Match Made In Color Heaven

I was searching for some fabric the other day on Robert Allen when I came across their new collaboration with Sherwin Williams. The companies are working together to come up with some great color/fabric combinations. See more combinations and get the full story HERE.

Usually I am Benjamin Moore girl, but yesterday I was in Sherwin Williams and I saw some colors I want to try. I need to get one of their color decks, I had one at one time but it seems to have disappeared....

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"And Now," cried Max, "Let The Wild Rumpus Start!"

I know it has been a long time coming, but now it is finally close! The movie version of Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak is set to be in theaters in October. Who didn't love this book as a child? Just the cover brings a smile to my face.I don't know why it is such a cult classic, but for me I think it was/is the illustrations and the places an active imagination could/can take you. The book was even used as a trial run for a nursery project seen HERE.As you can tell, this photo was taken in the VERY early brainstorming stages and we used a more colorful book, but don't be surprised if you see a version of that wall using this book in the near future...

What We Can Learn From Steve-No Computers Involved

Monday night I found myself laughing out loud at Steve Wozniak performing on Dancing With The Stars. However, it was not his complete lack of dancing skills that had me so amused, it was the fun he was clearly having. So often we worry about what other people think, and here is this goofy guy dancing his heart out in front of millions to see. If only we could all loosen up a little and not take ourselves so seriously like Steve...

What would you do if you were not worried of what others might think?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My Shining Knight

With yesterday's post came a couple of comments/e-mails about the table in the photo above (thanks for the question, I love the feedback).

My search for the source brought me back to an old flame, Allan Knight.

The maker of exquisite furniture and lighting has a way with acrylic.
I know the love of Lucite is hot in the blog world and I am no different. I would love this console with a different top.
Yes, I will one day work you into a room, you are fabulous.
The jury is still out on the legs, very cool and I appreciate that it is different, just not sure it is love...
BE.STILL.MY.HEART. There is not enough time in the day to tell you all the ways I would use this chair (or should I say "these" because I must have more than one).
While you are there be sure to check out the lighting too...

For additional products and details please visit ALLAN KNIGHT.