Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wallpaper Wednesday: Framed

Want to add interest or pattern to your walls but don't want to do something so permanent? Wallpaper placed in frames is a great compromise.

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This was a salvaged window, so cool. {from here}

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Sometimes furniture stores will surprise you! I was furniture shopping this weekend for a project I'm working on and came across this fabulous chair:

Where you might ask? RC Willey! I for one did not know they sold items like this. It was the only one like it in the store. My point is always give stores a chance. They might surprise you with pieces they have that you wouldn't have imagined. Shop around!

Can't wait to keep you updated on this fun project.

Monday, August 22, 2011


I know using maps as art {or other forms of decoration} may seem like old news to some of you, but I think it's a classic. I grew up with my dad as a pilot and we used airplane maps for everything. I love them! There are a million variations too. It doesn't have to mean just sticking a map in a frame. Although I do love that too. :)

Just a few favorites I found around the web.
1. Pinterest
2. Etsy
3. Pinterest
4. Etsy
5. Etsy

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wallpaper Wednesday: Plaid

Better late than never, right? Plaid wallpaper rocks. I love everything about this photo. Doesnt it make you want fall to come asap? Remember when I talked about wallpapered ceilings? Well that parade home that I was referring to had plaid on the ceiling and it was so cool. Definitely has to be in the right setting but it's awesome when it's pulled off right! 

{this photo was found here. such a lovely blog!}

Monday, August 15, 2011

Barbara Barry Mirror

In love with this mirror from Barbara Barry's new collection which was featured in the latest issue of Elle Decor. It's stunning! She never fails.

Have a Happy Monday!

Friday, August 12, 2011

{Friday Freebies} from Love, Kelsie Rae

Today I want to let you all know about the awesome Friday Freebies offered over at Love, Kelsie Rae. I know Kelsie from high school and can I just say she is amazingly talented! She does graphic design as well as photography, and you will love her work. On Fridays she offers a free item to down load and print. It varies from cards, labels & tags, cupcake toppers, prints, and more. I'm a big fan of the prints, naturally. They are perfect to print off, stick in a frame, and hang on your wall or set on a shelf/table.

Two of my favorite kitchen prints: 

Head on over to her blog and check it out. You'll love it.
Check out her photography while you're at it!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wallpaper Wednesday: Current Favorites

Today has no specific topic, just a few wallpapered rooms that I am loving at the moment. Enjoy!

Just Pretty.  via

Along with the wallpaper, this sofa is awesome.  via

Wallpaper in a small space. Totally works here! Love the pattern.  via

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Open Shelving {in the kitchen}

I think open shelving in a kitchen is so pretty. Of course you have to be very organized {or just never use the things on the shelves that you are displaying. :) } Here are some inspirations:

White.  via

Grey - Yellow - Natural. Fantastic.  via

Vintage.  via

Monday, August 8, 2011


Something I learned in my textiles class is that nature never goes out of style. Design has been inspired by it all throughout it's pretty classic. And what do we all love in nature? Florals! Of course the patterns & trends of florals change over time but if it's up to date I think it's fabulous. Here are a few of my favorite finds.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Exposed Brick

 Exposed brick is such a fantastic look, I absolutely love it. Great way to add a lot of texture and interest to a space. Which one is your favorite?

Found Here

Found Here

Found Here

Found Here  {I think this is my favorite}.

Happy friday and have a fabulous weekend.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wallpaper Wednesday: Nursery

For today I found a few examples of wallpaper used in a baby's room. Great idea since babies love contrast & pattern! {I know my little guy would be in heaven looking at these above his crib}.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Another UV Parade Home

Clear back in June I posted about the amazing home #14 in this year's UV Parade. I only made it to about 7 homes or so this year but #14 wasn't the only beautiful home I saw. Unfortunately I've misplaced the majority of my pictures that I had planned to post, but here are a few that I did find from one home. {I can't remember which one this was, sorry!}

Part of the kitchen. I love the white range hood, back splash, and the light fixtures.

Huge fan of this table top & the sisal rug underneath.

Obsessed with this bedding & the walls.

I'd love to have a little bench at the end of our bed! These pillows are great too.

Guest bedroom- love the headboard and again obsessed with the bedding. Awesome side lamp too.

This was a sitting area upstairs. Incredible pillows and yummy rug. This home was full of the best textiles!

I think what I remember loving about this home is that it was completely liveable. It was pretty but still comfortable and it was a place that I could picture myself kicking back and relaxing in. Very important to me.

Monday, August 1, 2011

I'm back + Master bedroom inspiration

Hey Everyone! I apologize for my month off, thanks for being so patient!
To start things off for the month of August, I threw together a little board of what I'm currently dreaming my master bedroom to be. Mostly white with a touch of grey and a teeny tiny bit of yellow. Lots of texture. Clean & pretty. A girl can dream!

Stay tuned for more to come this week!