Happy Birthday to L.C.

Posted on: Friday, February 26, 2010

My little sister, L.C., is 21 today! She is definitely the coolest girl I know. Hysterically funny, smart, and beautiful. If I didn't love her I may just have to hate her!

All my love to you on your big day little one!

Above, one of L.C.'s favorite Vogue images

A little word of advice from your big sis... drink some water before bed, you're bound to feel like this when you wake up...

Dear Target...

Posted on: Thursday, February 25, 2010

Dear Target... this is not going to fly.

My headboard arrived from Target last night! I actually gasped when I saw the box next to my door! I was able to lug it up my stairs while chatting on the phone- serious multitasking. I absolutely love the nailhead trim. It makes the piece. Of course they are not real nailheads, but it is exactly the look I'm going for at a fraction of the cost. The blue has more grey in it than I had anticipated but I think it will work.
The major issue: how do I get this up? Thanks Target for two metal rods and a bag of bolts. Where's the step by step instructions? Why are the bolts flat at the end? Shouldn't they be pointed? There should be a little box you can check when ordering. The "I'm a girl and don't pride myself on doing manly jobs-make this as easy as humanly possible" button. I actually told my friend tonight that "I will need one of those guns that spin" (otherwise known as a drill.) Ugh!
Looks like I'll be burdening someone with this task in the near future...

Fabric Inspirations

Posted on: Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Obsessed with Rubie Green Fabric

Rubie Green East Village Fabric
Shop a similar looking fabric for only $9.00 a yard here.

Duralee cotton linen ikat

image via House Beautiful

Curtains and chairs are are done in Deauville fabric found here.

Aga Reverse fabric. Find it here.

Also Loving...

Modern Zone Fabric Collection

All About Orange Collection

Boca Raton Fabric Collection

Modern Prints Fabric Collection

Sweet Dreams...

Posted on: Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I love using sleep masks. Ever since a long flight to Europe when I first used one I have been hooked. Naomillingerie on Etsy carries the cutest masks. Each are priced at $16.oo
The first three are my favorite.

Chigusa Sleep Mask

Boudoir Stripes Sleep Mask

Hiragi Sleep Mask

Tanpopo Sleep Mask

Cat Sleep Eye Mask


Posted on: Monday, February 22, 2010

Last week Julie Richard, an interior designer who pens the blog Shelter, posted a sneak preview of her home. I am so in love with the decor. I wish I could just pack my bags and move in. View the entire post here.

Chic Reading List

Posted on: Sunday, February 21, 2010

A big thanks to my friend JLM who gave me the most thoughtful hostess gift! I have spent the entire weekend wrapped up in Style and Substance: The Best of Elle Decor. I can't put it down! I highly recommend the book!

Fashion Inspiration

Posted on: Friday, February 19, 2010

Check out LookBook for inspiration from around the world!

I Married Adventure's New Home

Posted on: Thursday, February 18, 2010

The book arrived, and I love it! I previously wrote about it here. The first thing I did was smell it. Funny, my friend did the same thing. I love that it looks a little weathered. I think it gives the book character and a sense of history. I decided against using it with the foo dogs for now. I like having it out where I can see it.
Now it's time to start reading!


Posted on: Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I'll take the West Elm's Andalusia Rug in 8'x10' for my living room. Thanks... oh and while you're at it throw in the Zebra Print Pillows in Espresso. You're a doll.

These little felt necklaces. Seeing them everywhere!

Above retails for 30.00 at Feltik on Etsy.

Loving these pillows from Modern Chic Home. I am still trying to find the right pillows for my two white couches in my living room. There are so many great options out there!

Nate Berkus Studio Sofa at HSN $499.90 (you can pay in installments)
First learned of this sofa over at Lacquered Life where it is shown in Pool. Love it!

Wouldn't mind snatching up these Shanghai Links Coasters by Trina Turk.
Set of four retails for $36.00


The Magic of Paint

Posted on: Monday, February 15, 2010

Paint has the ability to transform a room. It can make a bold statement or create a focal point. Sometimes all you need to create an incredible space is a can of paint!

(I couldn't resist using the image of my feature wall.)

images via LivingEtc

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