Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Credenza of the Week: Sweet and Subtle

Here's a more subtle take on my favorite colors mixed together. 
Here is a taste that's a little brighter still bold and beautiful:

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Credenza of the Week: PINK

Talk about sass!

Monday, January 23, 2012


I have been seeing a million beautiful pictures of bookshelves everywhere I look with bold and beautiful ideas. Here are some of my favorites:
However, I had to laugh when I stumbled across one picture from this blog, Bookshelf Porn. Though the name is a little shocking, it's true. If you are a die hard reader, decorator or color fiend, you are going to love this site. Enjoy!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Perfect Paint, Rugs and Oh So Many Fireplaces

In their latest issue, Traditional Home did a beautiful spread on a gorgeous Utah home. Though I would never want to live in Utah, I really enjoy the paint colors that were selected, the rugs used throughout the downstairs of the home, and the architectural flow of the house.
Though the colors in this family room are very strong, warm colors, they do not look out of place against the cool light greenish-blue:
 I absolutely love this more formal Living Room. I love how open it is with entrances on either side of the fire place and I love that through the fireplace, you can see into the Dining Room. 
 Having a fireplace in the formal Living room is just beautiful!
Just off the kitchen is the family room which is painted "Bryce Canyon," a warm coral color by Benjamin Moore. Also, the trail of beautiful antique rugs tie all the rooms together no matter the paint color used.
My favorite part of the Family Room may be the lovely window seat. I always wanted a window seat! Perfect for reading!
 I also love the Master Sitting Room, which also has a lovely fireplace: 
Well done. I'd move right on it! At the least, I'm taking notes for my own home. Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Pillow Palooza

It's about that time. Time to start accessorizing. I'm still on a spending halt after the holidays so it might not be until March until I actually get a chance to buy, but that doesn't mean that a girl can't make her list. 

Besides a rug for the Living Room, I really want a few throw pillows for the Living room sofa. Bargain prices is the key here!

Here is a look at the room thus far:
Here is my naked couch that needs some love:

And here are a few ideas I have for some fun pillows:
Ballard Design

Now wouldn't this be MUCH better?
Have a wonderful week!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: Lovely Lighing

A few months ago I posted pictures of brides in front of beautiful windows. Well, take a look at this entire series of one brides getting ready in front of a large window:
 Isn't the lighting just stunning? I LOVE black and white photos!! These just make me want to put on my dress and spin around the room for a while. So lovely!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Credenza of the Week

This may be one of my favorite credenzas I have seen yet. First of all, it's mirrored which I love. But I am also geeking out over these beautiful lucite lamps and the beautiful urns and greenery displayed on the bottom shelf. The symmetry of the accessories is lovely and the femininity of the entire look is just right. Gorgeous!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Chandelier for Every Room: Dining Rooms

Ok, here goes. More lovely chandeliers in a place they are traditionally known to be...the Dining Room:
Don't you want to have a fabulous dinner party now?
It makes me yearn for a new fixture for our dining room! More on that sometime soon...Have a great day!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Makeup Must Haves

Here are a few things that I cannot live without when it comes to my morning routine:
The Best Eye MakeUp Remover (available at CVS):

It's a 10 (available at grocery stores) is absolutely necessary for styling your hair. It detangles, de-frizzes and shines.

Baby Lips Moisturizer (so fun and so many great colors!) available at drugstores or Target:
Cute hair ties (way better than a rubber band around your wrist) available at PerriBerri, Blue Elephant and Pure Barre here in Austin or online at Emi Jay.
Do you have any favorites that you just could not live without? Let me know :) I'm always looking to update my makeup bag. Enjoy the week!