Monday, February 28, 2011

Don't Pull The Blinds Yet

It seems the world must be telling me something since I keep coming across blind ideas. Love these from Martha Stewart...Above the shade is stenciled and below is wallpaper.
Not a roller shade but I do like the simplicity of these cafe curtains.
This is actually leather. I included it because I love the use of brightly colored leather in an unexpected place.
Again, not shades but I do love how whimsical the pom pom fringe is on these sheers...
Okay and one more non shade but I can't pass up panels with stenciling along one side.
More shade ideas posted here and here.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Quiet Time- Child of God

I have posted this before, but it is so comforting I wanted to post it again....

Remember WHOSE you are. You are God's child

Remember WHAT God has promised you - the priceless gift of eternal life

Remember WHO will see you through -God will protect you until you reach your final destination: heaven.

Remember WHY God lets you go through trials - God wants to test the genuineness of your faith so that your life will result in praise and glory when Jesus returns. Although it is great to spend time on a "spiritual mountaintop" we cannot stay there forever. More often than not, at the bottom of that mountain lies cold, hard reality. Yet fruit grows best in the valleys not on the mountaintops. Our greatest character development takes place when we take what we have learned on the mountaintop and put it into practice in the valley.

Thanks again to Kara for sharing this with me.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Revisiting An Old Idea

Do you remember this wall from this nursery?It is from one of the first nurseries I did a few years ago and it is still one of my favorites. This wall is made up of framed book pages set on top of decorative paper.
Recently a client mentioned recreating this and I jumped at using this idea again. The original paper was from Hobby Lobby so back to the source I went.....
Turns out there is plenty of paper to choose from still. I would use any of these in a nursery behind book pages or black and white pictures...
You can never go wrong with simple polka dots.
All of these can found in the scrap book area. There are so many cute options to choose from I had to stop myself from taking 50 pictures. Also, I was looking for a specific room but there are several options that could work in an old kids/teenagers room behind pictures.
Have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Proof that art can be fun...Room by Trip Haenisch in Lonny, Art Ben Murphy

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What Fairy Tales Are Made Of...

I had seen snippets of BHLDN, Anthropologie's new bridal line, but I had not had a chance to sit and look at it until last night...How happy does the picture above make you? Oh, and this one too...
So onto the gowns, I do love them. I think they captured the Anthropologie feel, playful but not cutesy, and just a little bit quirky.
If I had a place to wear this (and a few Gs to drop on a dress) this would be mine pronto.
Maybe my favorite for a bride...
Such sweet eyelet, how perfect for a backyard or beach wedding?
They also have accessories, hair pieces and of course shoes!
I have said before that if I could go back and change something I would wear blue shoes to my wedding, but these would be a close second...
Don't miss the bridesmaid dresses...
Have you had a chance to check BHLDN out? What do you think?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Quiet Time

This is quote has been on my mind lately. I came across it on Perfect Sentiment, it was her motto for 2010, and really there is just so much truth to it. Normal days are such a blessing from God.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Weekend Plans

This weekend I am headed to my old stomping ground, Memphis, TN, for the wedding of one of my best friends from college. It has been a while since this crowd has had a wedding and I can't wait to be together again.What are you doing? Any big plans? Or even better-no plans?

Image Carolina Herrera

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Morning Snack

Masculine Rooms? Yes, love them.
Image Mary McDonald, thank you for the commenter that let me know!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Crow's Abode

This month's Architectural Digest features the home of Sheryl Crow and it is worth a look....Throughout her house there are off the wall artifacts and pieces. I really love and appreciate that in decorating, it is nice to an individual's quirky side come out.
Oh this picture. I am not sure if it is what is in the room that draws me in so much or the photograph itself. Just the sun on the sofa is enough to make me want to jump right in.
Not that I know her personally or anything but this room looks like Sheryl Crow to me...
I had to include this picture. Her groundskeeper, Jose Edis Aviles, designed this staircase. It leads to "walking trials that traverse the property". I would not mind owning a home with its own walking trials....and I think the staircase is very cool.
More images in this month's Architectural Digest.

Images: Jim McHugh for Architectural Digest

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Paint Project Inspiration

Remember this post about stenciling roller shades? I thought about when I came across this picture on Country Living...I was looking for this project. Still don't know if I will attempt this...
I would definitely try the shade project but I am not sure about the roller with the stencil. What do you think? Would you try it?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day sweet friends! Thank you for reading H&H and making my heart sing all year round...Images 1 & 3 We Heart It, High Gloss, House Beautiful

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Quiet Time

Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Song of Solomon 8:6

Friday, February 11, 2011

In The Details...

See note below....insane.
Note to self: Should you ever have a room with this much pizazz, add tall candle tapers to chandelier.
Additional note to self: Get on making those very large antique bird prints you have been thinking about for 3+ years a reality...
I hope your weekend is as utterly fabulous as this room.

Images New York Social Diary