Thursday, March 31, 2011

Friday Night Light

Today's friday night light is the Era chandelier. I love it's simple graceful lines and beautiful shape. This mid-century french design was given a new fresh edge and could be used in so many different spaces. It is also designed by Laurie Smith, the same Laurie from Trading Spaces...the southern belle that actually did rooms I would like. Remember her? I didn't realize until I did a little research that she designed this chandelier. You can find it here.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Waking up walls

No surprise here that I have love for wallpaper! The pattern...the can definitely take the snooze out of a plain room, without having to spend too much. The wallpaper line Shand Kydd has some great patterns and ranges from $64 - $ can check it out here. My girl Marcy from the fabulous blog, A Designer's Nestpicked the Geometric stripe pattern and if you go to the bottom you can check out her amazing transformation!


Geometric Stripe

Nouveau Floral

Metallic Scallop

Floral Trail

Peacock Floral Trail

Large Metallic Floral

Over the holidays I helped Marcy paper the wall in her dining room. I think it looks amazing. What an impact! She is still figuring out how she wants to style it, but I thought I would share the pictures of the dramatic change!

{Before Pics}


                    Go here if you want to read up on how to do it yourself and save lots of moola!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Velvet Crush

Loooving velvet sofas right now! I would love one of these beauties for our formal living room. Especially loving navy velvet. Thought I would do a line-up of possible sofa choices for anyone loving velvet as much as myself! First a couple of inspiration pics!

Loved this on Sex and the City 2 via Elle Decor

The Lampert Sofa (so dreamy) in the GORGEOUS home of Suze { Dwellers Without Decorators }

Monday, March 28, 2011

Timeless Treasures

As I said yesterday, I spent the weekend at my Grandma's house. She gave me some beautiful treasures to take home! First is this amazing suitcase. It was my Great Grandma's and when she brought my Grandma home she put her baby clothes inside of it. It's a really cool woven material with a great graphic paper lining inside! It means so much to me to have pieces that are so rich in family history! I'll have to find a special place for this!

She also gave me some great milk glass sherbet glasses. My Grandma has slowly been giving me pieces from her collection of milk glass that I adore and store in a special cabinet off of our kitchen. 

I'm thinking some wallpaper could be cute to line the back.
Here is some more of my collection. Love the milk glass!

Eye Candy

I spent the weekend out of town at my grandma's house! There's no internet there, so blogging wasn't even an option. I did get to spend quality time with family, and hear lots of great stories! She also sent a few lovelies home to live with me that I will show tomorrow! In the meantime I thought I would share some beautiful interior design photos from Jeneration Interiors. Total Design Crush!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Friday Night Light

Today's friday night light is from Oly. The pipa bowl is a white resin beauty! Would be gorgeous in so many different types of rooms. Love that it is such a substantial size too!

Featured on House Beautiful

This space is featured over at Coco+Kelley and is designed by Bear Hill Interiors

Laptop Love!

How about a pretty place for your laptop to rest, or travel in, when it's not at work? I use my new macbook constantly working and blogging...I think it deserves one of these lovelies!
1. DVF $135 {via  Made by Girl }
2. Marc Jacobs $88 {my fav, comes in 4 colors} 
3. Coach  $78 {also in navy}
5. Kate Spade $325 {classic} 
6. Jimmy Choo $575 {total splurge}
7. Juicy Couture $72.90 {on sale!}
8. Mango Tango $50.99 {preppy cute!}

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Under my Umbrella

For all of those spring showers. I'm really feeling the stripes right now! 

2. Kate Spade $75
6. Old Navy $7.50

And some fun places to store them!

1. Z Gallerie $59.95

For Japan...all about love!

My talented friend Tobe over at Because it's Awesome has put together a small offering for the cause! She and two talented friends have put together these great little prints with all of the proceeds going to the American Red Cross. They are selling one 5x7 for $12, two for $18, and all three for $25. I'm getting the last one!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Oh, Asuka!

Will you come live in my home? If only we can convince someone else that you are totally worth the $$$! You distract him with your pretty metallic pattern and I will do the rest! I think we can do it!

via Domino

Saturday, March 19, 2011

You're invited....

to a Pillow Party! Hope you have fun! 

5. Pillows and Throws SPADE
6. Wisteria GRECIAN JUTE
7. Pieces LATTICE
8. Beautiful Pillows POP

For Japan With Love!

Donated to this wonderful cause that helps bring ShelterBoxes to those in Japan. ShelterBox will provide emergency shelter and life-saving supplies. Started by Utterly Engaged and Ever awesome to see the online community come together and use it's resources to do something really great! If you would like to donate please go here!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Friday Night Light

Really loving these orb chandeliers. The first one is from Z Gallerie. The second is from Restoration Hardware that I found on Copy Cat Chic. The Z Gallerie version is more affordable and probably
my fav.

Eclipse Chandelier from Z Gallerie

Iron Orb Chandelier from Restoration Hardware