Every day on my way to work I pass Ethan Allen, and this beautiful mirrored table stares back at me in the window. The modern glamour veronica chest would make a really sexy bedside table. Anyone looking to glam up their bedroom?
Restoration Hardware's Fall 2011 Collection
O. MY. GOD. Restoration Hardware’s Fall 2011 Collection catalog (or should I say, glossy magazine with the size of this thing) took my breath away. My eyes were popping as I turned the pages, especially starting with the birdcage chandelier. I mean, what’s $3000 when you’re making a statement like THAT? OR a statement like the Foucault’s Orb Crystal Chandelier....
Weekend inspiration: Whimsical wallpaper
Pinterest pulls through again with great design inspiration - this time in the form of wallpaper. Why not head into the long Labor Day weekend with some design fun on the brain - who knows what creative ideas you may come up with on your extra day off! Featured here is the whimsical wallpaper by Julia Rothman, an extremely talented Brooklyn artist and designer. It makes me want to design...
Need storage space? Check under your stairs!
I pinned the above photo on Pinterest awhile ago and since then I’ve been seeing so many cool storage options for under your staircase. So we’ll hit on those here, but first - can I get a swoon over these stair bookcases?! *SWOON* The bookcases below are nice if you don’t have the option of creating a built in bookcase. Just hang up some shelves and you’re set! Now...
Let’s face it, bathrooms can get cluttered and messy very quickly. It usually takes an army of products and supplies to get us out of the bathroom, but what do you do with all of that stuff so that it looks somewhat presentable? Check out some of these pictures that I found in my research, hopefully you can get some fun ideas to make your bathroom look just as pretty. Trays, wicker...
HGTV's Design Star: Light envy
Last week’s episode of HGTV’s Design Star featured a kitchen challenge. And out of everything in the challenge, I found myself drooling over lights that Mark and Leslie used. The lights picture above and below were found and used by Mark, and they looked very cool in the kitchen. However, I’m not exactly sure why he left the price tags on. I hope it’s because he wanted to...
Weekend inspiration: the barn wedding
This weekend I was back home in Pennsylvania for my dear friend Lauren’s wedding! She and her husband Christian had their ceremony and reception at Friedman Farms in Dallas, PA. The ceremony and reception were inside the barn - and it looked absolutely amazing. Just look at the picture above! My breath was taken away. I wish them both the best of luck in their future together. I know that they...
Etsy favorites: Go Jump In The Lake
I first saw the above picture on Pinterest (shocking, right? haha) and was immediately drawn to the “This is the Life” sign sitting on the mantle. I knew that I had to find it, and after some digging I discovered the Etsy shop that sold this wonder - and so many other great signs like it. The Go Jump In The Lake Etsy shop is a treasure trove of fun signs like the This is the Life...
A twist on storage space: the fireplace
Not everyone has a fully functioning fireplace, and even if they do, not everyone uses it. So why not use that extra space and do something fun with it? Now we all know that fire wood belongs in a fireplace, but how cool does it look when you stack it up without any plans of burning it? I love this look, it keeps the true feel of the fireplace while giving it a different twist. Better Homes...
Mixing it up: ombre
I’ve been seeing a lot of the ombre trend lately, but it wasn’t until I saw this staircase featured on Martha Stewart.com that I knew I wanted to feature it here on the blog. Then I remember that I actually have featured another ombre design here before - do you remember the Anthropologie Flamenco shower curtain? If not, check it out here. Turns out, Anthropologie seems to have a...
Weekend inspiration: the relaxation station
I’m so excited for this weekend - I have absolutely nothing planned for the first time in about two months! And as you know from the past two weeks’ weekend inspirations (Friendly Inspiration and Lake House Inspiration) I’m pretty much bachelorette party roadkill by now, so I’m going to take this plan-free weekend and make the most of it - by relaxing! Obviously, while...
A few weeks ago I shared with you all how I use my jewelry as decoration in my bedroom. If you missed it, check it out - I’m somewhat obsessed with statement necklaces, as you’ll see below. I also featured Stylist Rachel Zoe’s jewelry closet, which had me wondering how other people keep their jewelry - which brings us to today’s post. Some very impressive ladies, with...
Wild for zebra
I have a thing for zebra print. I think it exudes a sophisticated, funky elegance. And because it is obviously neutral in color, you can pair it with fun colors and really make a room pop, like the above photo. There’s that orange crush again. If I could find the zebra rug in the photo below I would be one happy girl. It looks so great in this office, but could also work under a coffee...
Into a corner
I saw the photo above recently and was enamored by these bookshelves. I’m an avid reader and my bookshelves are one of my favorite elements in my bedroom. That’s why I will never own a Kindle (sorry Amazon), I just can’t bear to part from my beloved book collection. What caught my eye even more about these shelves are their placement in the corner. To me, they just POP. Not to...
In love with: striped walls
I’ve been seeing so many pictures of striped walls recently and I honestly can’t get enough of them. I’ve never actually seen a striped wall in a home, so all of these pictures have opened my eyes to a very new (well to me) way to spice things up a bit. Do you remember this photo that I posted a few weeks ago? Now that is a great striped wall. I have to admit that I’m...
Weekend inspiration: the lake house
Another weekend, another bachelorette party. This weekend I’m heading home to Pennsylvania as a bridesmaid to celebrate my friend Lauren’s bachelorette party. We’re spending the weekend at our friend’s lake house, which inspired me to look at lake house decor. My mind instantly went to a photo of Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorator, Jeffrey Alan Marks’, master bedroom. He suspended a vintage...