Friday, September 30, 2011

Credenza of the Week: Black, White and Circles

I really love this credenza! The piece of art and pattern of the rug are extremely playful and also create a stark contrast to the very angular lines of the credenza itself. 

Also the black and white mixed with the gold and light yellow tint in the painting perfectly pull everything together.

Very sleek and modern! Love it!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Living Room To Do's

I have made myself quite a list of to do's in order to complete our Living Room: 
1)    Order sea grass rug for the Living Room from Natural Area Rugs
2)    Put the striped chairs that have been currently in the office on craigslist. 
3)    Move the brown wooden arm chairs into the office in the place of the other two striped ones. This will alleviate us from having to paint the brown wood as these look awesome next to our brown bar. These two chairs also help the room feel more open since the legs let you see more of the rug than the small club chairs did.
4)    Buy 2 of these chairs from Urban Outfitters for the Living Room
These will go in the Living room under the windows and will bring a pop of color into the room, while also playing off the blue rug we currently have in the office.
5)    Look for a very cheap linen that we could recover the brown armchairs in (either a bright red or orange SOLID). 
6)    Paint the lamp in the Living room a high gloss white that matches the trim in the room.
7)    Spray paint the white iron table a high gloss white that matches the lamp and trim.
8)    Return the white shade currently on the lamp to HomeGoods.
9)    Buy a really dark shiny navy blue shade
12) Purchase this mirror from IKEA and hang it horizontally over the Living room sofa

This list is certainly for the long term and budget permitting but it's nice to have a long term plan for the space. Here is what I hope it will look like when I am finished (I included an updated design pic of the office as well since the two are right next to one another):


New Fun Reading

Here is a fun new read if you're looking for a midday laugh:
Parenting. Illustrated with Crappy Pictures
I absolutely love the post about decorating with children:
After Children:
Gives me something to look forward a few years from now... :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: Lavender

You may remember from a few weeks ago that I blogged about my friend whose wedding I'm planning. One of her other "must have's" was lavender. Not the color, but some beautiful, fragrant lavender from Blanco, Texas.
After visiting the Lavender Festival that occurs each summer in this dreamy little Texas town, she became obsessed with the fragrance.
Look at these absolutely beautiful ideas:

To get more details on any of these beautiful photographs, visit these sites:
AMB Photo

I absolutely love this! What a beautiful idea :)

It's Takes a Mamma's Love

This may be the cutest story I have ever seen:
Can a mamma lion save her cub?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Little Orange

I'm really excited about a little item I picked up online at One King's Lane today. I think it will go great in our home study. After all, I really need a place to put my glass of wine while reading my books. I am reading some really good ones right now :) Love adding more orange into our house!

Pretty Patina

I am excited to check out this new book which features some beautiful rooms and details. 
If you don't want to rush out and buy the book, get a taste of this fabulous husband-wife duo by visiting their blog HERE

Have a Happy Tuesday!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Wow! What a Difference

I certainly have seen many a home redo, but this one takes the cake. 

Isn't it amazing what a good eye and a big imagination can do! Happy Monday.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Super Cool Sunburst

My Mom hung my grandparent's old sunburst mirror over her bed about 12 years ago. Who knew she would be so in style in 2011? Way to be vintage Mama!

Sunbursts are in and I have wanted one of my bed now for several months but really didn't want to make the investment. 
I had planned to make my own as Danielle Oakey described HERE, but after a busy ACL weekend, I decided just to order this one from Target:

I plan on purchasing a can of spray paint and giving it a very high silver sheen. I'll be sure to post pictures once I'm done.

Add it to my weekend to do list :) Thank goodness it's Friday!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Does It Work?

I am a little skeptical about dry shampoo, but it's all I'm hearing about lately. My hairdresser tells me it works so I am thinking I may be giving it a try in the next week or so. Have any of you given it a shot? 
I'm nervous but think it would sure be a timesaver if it works...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: Princess of Monaco

I would be an incredible princess but unfortunately it just may not have been in the cards for me.
So, it was a ton of fun to see all of the glam from the recent royal wedding while we were in Monaco in July. All the treasures, wedding photography, and wedding attire is now on display at the Aquarium. Here is a taste of what we saw:

Perfect head for a crown?

Very beautiful! Happy Hump Day :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dining Room Dilemma

Finally I am making my way across the room to our Dining area...home study, Living room, now Dining. We were lucky enough to get a free dining table from my husband's cousin. I like the size for our room but I really dislike the oak and the finish on the table. So, I have been exploring other options to jazz it up a little bit.
When looking throughout the web on a million blogs and sites, I have come to realize what a different cool chairs can make:

via digsdigs

I'm wondering if just a simple set of new chairs and a new light fixture would jazz it up a little and give it a more modern look?...The wheels are turning...

Monday, September 19, 2011

Credenza of the Week: Pink

I absolutely love this beautiful credenza. Though the vases, art work and shape of the credenza are very geometric, the color pink and the elegance of the chandelier juxtapose to create a lovely, organic picture.

I definitely need more pink in my home... :) 
Have a good week.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Weekly Wonderful Workspaces

Adding to my list of Wonderful Workspaces, I have been saving a few more beautiful desks to get your creative juices flowing. It's funny how much I love each of these for different reasons when they are all so different: