Friday, July 30, 2010

Happy Friday!!

Have a very simple and stunning weekend.



Thursday, July 29, 2010

Equestrian Chic

I have been obsessed with this beautiful horse artwork for a few weeks now.  Just like the horses themselves, the artwork provides a regal and elegant touch to an interior. There is a relaxed stateliness that I associate with horses featured in interiors. I think a horse statue, or artwork can really add warmth, movement, texture, and beauty to an interior.
 *Images from Nuevo Estilio, Eric Roth Photography,  Thom Felicia, Francisco Costa, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Music to my ears........

Dave Matthews concert tonight!!
Marie Claire says this is the perfect outdoor concert outfit. Do you agree? 

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Stack em high....

I think these skyscraper bookcases are beautiful. They add an architectural element to an otherwise blank wall. The ladders are pretty fun themselves.....

*Images From Elle Decor

Monday, July 26, 2010

Cheap Monday!!

This is a super easy DIY from Bryn Alexandra . If you can wrap and glue then you can make your own roman shade. One of the reasons it's pretty painless is that you start with an actual Roman shade. She recommends this because it takes all of the guess work out of the tricky engineering and you know it will always work. It doesn't matter what the shade looks like but she would recommend a neutral so it won't show through the fabric.
She started with this $30 roman shade from Overstock: 

For the fabric she used a remnant she already had from a past client. (On a side note: She wouldn't recommend using stripes because they are hard to line up just right.)

Next, cut the fabric so that it fits over the shade and can wrap around about 1/2" on all sides.
Step three: Iron like crazy.

Take all of your supplies outside and get ready to glue what you will need is spray adhesive and fabrictac. 
Starting from the top of the shade, spray adhesive the fabric onto the roman shade. Make sure the fabric is perfectly flat and there are no creases.

Once you spray adhesive all of the fabric onto the shade, turn the shade over and wrap the extra fabric (about half an inch) around the back of the shade and glue using fabrictac. Do not use the fabrictac on the front part of the shade. It will show through your fabric. She recommends spray adhesive for any part of the shade that shows. Fabrictac is preferred for the back because it is more secure.

This is the final project! It's beautiful and should only take you about an hour and a half with the cost of the roman shade of only about $30. That Bryn is a smart cookie.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Happy Friday!!

Have a wonderful summery weekend.......

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Egg - cellent

I love the modern lines of this classic chair. I really love when it is used in an unexpected setting or finish.
You can check out the Egg Chair....Here.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Serena and Lily

I love this shop. They have beautiful fabrics that create wonderful headboards, bedding, upholstery, and throw pillows. My sister just got the Graham nursery bedding for her little boy. Go visit.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Dress Me Up!

Modcloth has the cutest dresses ever! The next $50.00 I earn is definitely going to this shop.  Here is an added little bonus....I found a few promo codes that offer 20% OFF!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Cheap Monday!!

Welcome to a new week.  I'm not sure if any of you have an obsession with wallpaper the way I do. I am always thinking of how I can use it. Wallpaper can be really expensive so my idea for this week is to only put it on the ceiling. (Okay I'm probably not the only person who has ever thought of this!) This will create a wonderful visual impact and leave you ordering a lot less than if you did the whole room.

 *Images from Domino Mag, Elle Decor

Friday, July 16, 2010

Have a colorful weekend!!

Yesterday Google had a wonderful Joseph Frank image on it's homepage and it reminded me how much I loved his designs. This is a wonderful site to see all kinds of his products used.

*Images from Domino Mag, Anthropologie, and Svensket Tenn

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Summer Kitchen

The mirrored backsplash in this kitchen gives it just the right touch of glamour don't you think?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

1st Dibs

Here are a few items from 1st Dibs that I have a crush on.....

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Orange You Happy

These rooms just feel like summer. 

* Images Unknown

Monday, July 12, 2010

Cheap Monday

Swing arm wall sconces look so elegant in a bedroom. They are wonderful in a small space and allow extra room on the nightstand. You don't need an electrician for some models and you can put them up in an afternoon.  Here is an option from Crate & Barrel that is beautiful and inexpensive.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Have a Summer Camp sort of Weekend!!

I hope your weekend is filled with fireflies, roasted marshmallows, campfires, bikini's, and a secret fishing spot. 

* These are a few snapshots of my parents. My mom is the second one in the top photo and my dad is the middle counselor in the bottom one. Have a fun weekend.


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