Thursday, December 30, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
I chose the gold color because it is a warm neutral, and because we have this gold in an area rug in the living room that was already there. (The upstairs space mainly belongs to Anne and Rich so I have to work with the furnishings they already have in the room) I love the round mirror I added. I had looked all over online for a round mirror with a dark wood boarder and they were all way out of my small budget, and then I found this beauty at Lowes for only $88. The candle sticks and candles I found at Target. I still want to find four (two for each side) small items to put on each side of the mirror…but haven’t found those “just right” items yet. Until I do, I still like the warmth the new wall brings to the space.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
I hope to add some of my staging before and after pictures once I get some work done this weekend. We shall see.
Friday, July 30, 2010
I love some great inspiration! I got these pictures in an email from a fellow Realtor and thought they were amazing. Sometimes we just see things at face value and don't take the time to see the possibilities. These picture should help us all remember that it's what's on the inside that counts... and that we can make amazing things happen with a little elbow grease, and a vision. This looks like a great little 1 bedroom loft apartment, right. A little upscale even? You would totally live in this place if you were a chic' single gal, or guy, right??
It's pretty amazing right? Well what if you knew this apartment was originally a 1940's grain bin?? Isn't that the freakin' coolest thing ever?? I am so impressed with whoever saw that bin, and said, "I can make that into something amazing!" and the did it!! Let's all remember to let things inspire us, and then believe we have it in us to see that inspiration come to be.
Friday, July 16, 2010
While reading all of the interior design blogs that I try to keep up on I saw the this picture on La La Lovely and fell in love with it. What a perfect door for summer. I so want it. I know it would be a no-go with my husband.... but I still think it is lovely! It also made me think that my mother would love this door!! (her favorite color is yellow)
Thursday, June 24, 2010
It's that time of year when we fire up the BBQ and dine outside with family and friends. Instead of making your guest balance there food on flimsy (and not good for the environment) paper or (worse for the environment) Styrofoam plates, why not give them some style with substance? My suggestion would be to use melamine dinnerware. There are lots of reasons why I would choose melamine. In most cases it is made from organic substances, it's cheap, and comes in all kinds of fun designs. Some of my current favorites would be the floral chintz plates and cups (set of 4 for $19.95) from victoriantradingco.com.
Or these fun chintz and dots prints available from cspost.com.
There are also fun choices from pier1.com and target.com. (The bright colored ones are from Pier1)
I just think our outdoor events could be so much more friendly to the environment, and stylish with any of these great choices. There is no one time use (and then the trash), they are super cute, and if you are a klutz like me... you can drop them all you want without the worry of shattering glass. Happy grillin' everybody!!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
I am currently living in Southern Utah, and I love where I live. The desert here really is beautiful, and the red rock views sometimes take my breath away. Even though I consider myself a Utah girl now, I was born and raised in Southern California. While there are some thing I don't miss...graffiti, traffic, crazy house prices... there are some things I do miss. Besides my friends and family and the great weather, the thing I miss about Cali the most... THE BEACH!! I have always loved the beach and the ocean. My parents took us there often in the summer and we even camped on the beach for a week every year! It was amazing.
One thing I don't like about Southern Utah is the trend to go desert style with EVERYTHING including the decorating. I am much more a beach cottage girl then a desert adobe girl when it comes to the things I want in my living space. That is why I am SO HAPPY that Stanley Furniture has now come out with a Coastal Living line of furniture. I can bring the beach to me!! Mind you I know I need to sell my current house and buy a new one before I should worry about furniture, but this new line of furniture makes me soooo happy I can't help daydreaming about it. I can almost feel the ocean breeze now!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Oh how I wish I was 100 lbs thinner and made a whole lot more money because I have fallen in love with the Anthropologie swimwear line yet again this year, but I especially love this little number for $198. Isn't it ta-die-for-retro-cute??? Hope everyone is having a happy stylish summer so far.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Inspiration at your fingertips! I love Lonny magazine. It is an online decorating magazine that is full of bright pictures and great inspiration and ideas. What is even better is since it is online it is pretty "green". No paper wasted, or gas used to deliver it to you. Check it out at lonnymag.com or follow it on facebook.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I love this picture. It makes me want to be the hostess of a fun brunch with girlfriends.
I love where I live... truly... but every once in awhile I miss GREEN. Guess this picture will give me my fix for the day.
* photo from Pottery Barn
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
The Preserve toothbrush also goes againt the traditional toothbrush in that instead of being angeled forward, they are angled backward. I can attest to you that this has improved the teeth and gum health of our family and made the bi-yearly cleaning visit to the dentist much more pleasant.
You can find thses amazing toothbrushes at stores that carry green products or you can get them online at www.recycline.com. And hey being green and having a healthy smile are always in-style.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
I like that picture, but I think the fame is hideous and doesn't help the picture at all... but I buy it and bring it home. I bought 2 cans of spray paint. One, a super bonding black paint, and the other is a matte finishing paint. With the super bonding black paint the finish comes out SUPER glossy and I wanted a more natural looking frame. I took the picture out of the frame and went to town.
Then, I put the picture back in and loved it! I think the black helped all the colors in the picture pop so much more then they did in that ugly frame. Then I hung it on my bedroom wall. Now let me tell you my husband hated the picture when I brought it home, as I painted it, and even when I hung it up... after only 24 hours..., "I'm not saying I love the picture now, but it is nice to have something on that wall". From my husband...I'll take it. So here it is on the wall in our bedroom.