Friday, July 30, 2010

The Beauty In Dirty Dishes

A while ago my friend Jessica wrote about the joys of a dirty kitchen after having friends over. I completely agree. When a dirty kitchen means you have spent the night in the presence of wonderful people it is a good feeling. I am so thankful to have such good company around me (and such a good neighbor who still answers my phone calls after 1,000,000 rings for a favor and still comes running over for one more).

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend around some fabulous people.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dorm Room Design Day

When a reader, Tenia, e-mailed me asking if I would participate in "Dorm Room Design Day" I gladly said "yes"! However life has been c-c-c-razy (I know I say that a lot but it seems to never change) and I ran out of time to do an inspiration board. So...not wanting to be a complete party pooper I did pull together some inspiration for all those heading for dorm life. Starting with color...if you can paint your dorm room I say go for a bold color choice. You are young, free and in temporary housing, go BIG while it is fun.... Instead of boring bookshelves think outside the box for storage. A funky piece or painted piece like the one below would look great....
You will need a chair and I definitely say go for pattern....
Speaking of seating these poufs are cute and perfect for extra seating when friends are around...oh and let's not forget a fun rug....
I wish statement making headboards were around when I was in college. Tall and tufted makes me smile every time...
Dorms can feel so sterile...adding a little feminity never hurt....oh and lucite works great in a small space...
Don' t be distressed by a cramped room, good things come in small packages...
A gallery wall of favorite things can make home feel a little closer...
Or go for some large art, it doesn't have to be fancy to have style....

Thank you Tenia for asking me to be a part of Dorm Room Design Day. All the images here are from Domino. For more inspiration be sure to stop by these blogs all participating in DRDD...

6th Street Design School http://6thstreetdesignschool.blogspot.com/
Aesthetic Oiseau http://www.aestheticoiseau.com/
Caitlin Creer Interiors http://www.caitlincreer.com/
Design Darling http://mackenziehoran.blogspot.com/
Emily A Clark http://emilyaclark.blogspot.com/
High Heeled Foot in the Door http://high-heelfootinthedoor.blogspot.com/
I Suwanee http://www.isuwannee.com/
Kelly Green http://www.kellygreeninteriors.com/
Loft & Cottage http://loftandcottage.blogspot.com/
Matters of Style http://www.mattersofstyleblog.com/
My Favorite
and My Best http://www.myfavoriteandmybest.com/
Perfectly Taylor'd http://perfectlytaylord.blogspot.com/
Small Place Style http://smallplacestyle.blogspot.com/
Three Men and A Lady http://windhula.blogspot.com/
Visual Vamp http://visualvamp.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cute & Free- Does It Get Any Better?

The other day I was on...and came across these....
Free to download quote cards for you to print and use as you please. Above is the 3rd installment but there are two more as well...
The sweet Erin does not stop there, be sure to check out the button on the side of her blog for more free downloads. I am printing this one off soon...
More at Perfect Sentiment

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Modern Barn

Sounds like an oxymoron right? Well, somehow in the hands of John Barman it works like a charm....





From Interior Design

Monday, July 26, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Quiet Time

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love him, because he first loved us. John 4:18-19

Image Credit CORRECTION! http://www.wanderingphoto.com/

Friday, July 23, 2010

Quiet and Calm

Have I mentioned my love for light rooms with very dark window trim....
Ahhh, so light and airy...
House by Michael and Alexandra Misczynski featured in Veranda

Thursday, July 22, 2010

In The Jungle...

I was looking for a watercolor on Etsy for a client when I came across this...
You probably know by now my love for lions, well this is no exception. I wanted to press purchase immediately. Well I was able to exert some self control and went on to see what other lions needed to come live with me....
Love the regal feel of the one above and simplicity of the print below....
Yep, want this one A LOT...
For some reason this one reminds me of Harry...
Note to Patrick...when we have children it will be in our best interest, financially speaking, to keep me off Etsy. Love, Love, Love...

Chanel Light For One Please

Love. Love. Love.
Thank you Blydesign for bringing this light to my attention!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ah! I Can't Believe It

When the lovely Dayka e-mailed me asking if I was in a YouTube video with my BFF Thom Filicia I thought she must be mistaken. After all, all the videos of us -shopping in New York, antiquing in Paris, drinking mimosas at brunch- to this point have only been in my head. Ahem.

But to my amazement she was right, there I am (at second 17 to be precise) looking goofy, waving my arms with my chocolate stained shirt and all...

Normally, I would be too embarrassed to show you this since it was the end of a lonnnng January Market and clearly I was in need of some makeup, but it is not every day that a girl is linked to Thom.... in a non-imaginary way....sigh. Post from that day here....More on my BFF @ www.ThomFilicia.com

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

In My Next House...

I would like my bathroom to look like one out the Restoration Hardware catalog.Ohhhh especially with large gray tile...
More at Restoration Hardware