Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Oh Boy!

I threw an "Oh Boy!" themed shower for my cousin this past weekend.  Check out the pictures:

This party has also been featured on Mindy Weiss's blog at : http://www.mindyweiss.com/blog/2011/06/13/oh-boy-great-inspiration/

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Troubles with Trending...

So, some current "it" colors for interior design are indigo/navy/denim blues, pinks (think carnation and bubble gum shades), and various shades of purples/plums.  As we are (hopefully) moving this summer, I've been DYING to redecorate, but I am so disappointed with these color trends.  They just do *not* work with my aesthetic.  Sadness.  Guess our new house won't be super trendy.  :(

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE purple.  And pink is super fun, but my husband would sooooooooooo not go for that.  Everyone loves a good blue, but this pallet is just not motivating me, despite the Versailles tie-ins available. 

Here's what I'm feeling- fern green, muted aqua, mustard yellow, and various grays and whites.  I know they are pretty much "over" as far as trending goes, but I really like them and never got the chance to try them out!


Also, I designed a crafting table last night when I was bored.  Now all I need to do is find someone to build it, hah!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Just, No.

Ok, I'm not going to lie.  I'm stealing this from Refinery29.  This morning, waiting for me in my email, was a newsletter containing this article.

Hell.  No.

Look, I get that in fashion, it's all about trends/new/different/pushing the envelope/blah blah blah.  But this, well, this is just bad.  Straight up bad.  Worse than the new men's monokinis and crop tops.  Just bad. I'm labeling them "saggy butt pants" with a big firm "NO".

backless pants

Sunday, March 20, 2011

An Apple a Day...

I'm pretty sure if I could spend time lounging in this chair all day, I'd have no need for doctors...

Iglu "Apple" by Skyline

In other news, cute apple jewelry!
By Juicy Couture...

By Betsy Johnson...

Saturday, March 19, 2011

You Can Never Have Too Many Shelves!

If you know me at all- you know I'm *obsessed* with good organization.  And these necessitates great shelving.  So imagine my sheer and utter delight in stumbling across this photo on homedesignfind.com!  Swoon!

But can you imagine trying to keep them dusted???

From Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Tile Time!

Most of you know, I recently, with the help of some *awesome* friends, retiled the backsplash in my kitchen.  Ok, "recently" really means almost a year ago- wow.  I hadn't realized it has been that long!  Nearly nine months I thinks.  Anyway, I'll show you a couple of pics of our before/after handiwork, but it's not nearly as awesome as some of the tiles here.

Before: pink ceramic tiles - ugh.

After: much better!

Still need to replace the countertops though...

Okay, so the point of this entry is not to go on and on about my own handiwork, but rather to drool over others, namely Petracer's.  I am absolutely in love with this "Capitonne" tile.

This one, shown in chocolate and blue on the floor, is called "Tango."

Voila "Rinascimento" - even used as a headboard!

And their "GE Gold" standard... not sure how I feel about this one.  Thoughts?
 With that said, it is *stunning* in this bathroom around the tub... you guys *know* I flipped out when I saw this one... Sigh.

"Ad Personam" - soooo pretty!  It doesn't even look like tile! Comes in black and white!

Thursday, March 17, 2011