Thursday, March 31, 2011

Crate & Barrel Yellow Items

Loving Crate & Barrel's collection of yellow items
So warm and cheerful! And Springy!
I especially love the chair. It makes me happy.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wallpaper Wednesday

Wallpaper can be a great solution to spicing up some open back shelving. You don't even necessarily have to cover the whole wall, you could just do the shelves! The options are endless.

*Photo from Apartment Therapy

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Bedroom Inspired By An Outfit

In my wishing for warmer weather to be here, I was browsing spring outfits just for fun.
I decided to design a bedroom based on this lovely ensemble I put together at Anthropologie.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Living Room Makeover

A friend of mine asked for my help in making over her living room. 
This project was the perfect example of the changes that can be made both on a budget and living in a rental space. If you're not planning on living in a place for longer than a year or two, there's not much of a point in spending a ton of money and time in re-doing a space. But- there are definitely some tricks to make your home (even if it's temporary) a place that you love.

We worked with existing furniture and existing carpet as well.
By adding a little paint, changing up the fabrics, and adding in some new decor & accessories, we completely changed the look of the room for no more than $150. 
(That includes new side tables, paint & supplies, fabric, lighting, and some new pieces of decor).

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wallpaper Wednesday- Ceilings

The first time I saw wallpaper on a ceiling was while I was helping with the paint job on a Parade of Homes house quite a few years ago. I thought it was the most fabulous idea and have wanted to do it ever since.
If you're trying to bring the eye up, this is a great way to do it. It can be a subtle pattern / color, or something bold. Either way it's a fantastic way to add uniqueness to a space.

{Images found here}

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Nursery Design

My due date is one month from today! 
To celebrate, I thought it would be appropriate to share some of my favorite nursery spaces with you. 

Friday, March 18, 2011

An AY Giftaway {fifth & hazel}

My fellow design school friend Arica is having a giveaway for some fabulous thank you cards courtesy of 
Head on over here to enter!
Really, you've got nothing to lose. :) 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wallpaper Wednesday

I adore wallpaper. I love that it can be used in so many different ways. Whether it's a subtle color or a crazy pattern, it's a great way to add interest to any space. I've decided to make every Wednesday wallpaper day. 

This particular photo shows two things that I love about wallpaper: 

1. It doesn't need to be used on every single wall in a space.
2. It eliminates the need to add art or other decoration to a wall {although that doesn't always mean that you can't}.

I personally would love to eat in this dining room. It's lovely. 

Friday, March 11, 2011

Spring Inspiration

The weather has been so beautiful lately and spring is right around the corner!
Here's a little inspiration board to get you excited.
Happy Weekend! 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

White Obsession

Lately I've been having a slight obsession with the color white. Especially in a bedroom setting. I even decided to forgo our duvet cover the other day and bring back in the plain white. 
It's so elegant and dreamy. And a master bedroom is a much more practical place to use a lot of white in the fabrics and flooring. {especially if you have kids}.

Here are a few of my favorite examples I found:

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Salon Inspiration

I've been helping a friend of mine turn her extra bedroom into a salon so she can do hair out of her home. We've gone with a cooler color palate with greys, whites, and some rich blues. I wanted to create a sophisticated, calming look with a little bit of glam.
Here's a little mood board I put together with some of our inspiration.

{Mirror, Curtains: Ikea -- Chair, Vases, Clock: West Elm -- Chandelier, Pillows: Alice Lane Home -- Makeup: Etsy

Monday, March 7, 2011

area rug love

I'm helping my parents remodel their great room and an area rug is a must.
These aren't the style of this particular room, but here are a few that I would personally use in any space of my own. 

{Wouldn't this be fantastic in a nursery? I love it}.

{The first 3 via WE, the last 2 via Anthropologie}.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Welcome to my design blog.  Join me as I make my way through interior design school sharing my thoughts, inspirations, and projects along the way. Interior Design is one of my biggest passions in life and I can't wait to share my experiences and all of the wonderful things design has to offer.

{FYI}: I must give credit to the fabulous Alexi Bullock for creating my header and logo. Check out her portfolio and blog. She even does floral design. This girl is seriously talented and such a joy to work with. Not to mention she's married to my cousin...proud to call her family!

{currently loving these chunky tassel throws via west elm}.