Sunday, February 28, 2010
So.. we're currently down on the coast of Maine doing a little sight-seeing and relaxing. More to come later on that.
Hope you're all enjoying a calming, relaxed weekend, putting this out of your mind..
and dreaming of spaces like this..
first image: flickr, the rest: domino
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Don't you love it??
Yeah? Thought you would! :) You know that Pottery Barn art is a show-stopper. Swing by Laura's blog for all the details & source list.
Have a room you'd like to share? Send me an email w/ the photos or a link. I'm always on the hunt for some raw talent!
Monday, February 22, 2010
I just ordered a few yards of this linen, from Pottery Barn.. can't wait to see it in person. Look for the finished product in a few more weeks!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
The first is a cute little side table from HomeGoods. As most of you know, Zane and I are living in my parents' basement 'apartment until we have our new home built. It's set up kind of loft/studio style with all the rooms meshed into one. Our bed is right next to our leather couch, leaving little room for a nightstand. And for us, a nightstand is a must. We like to have a lamp that we can turn off from the bed (that may or may not have to do with the number of times I've run into things in the dark..), and we like having our cell phones there as well, as we use them as alarm clocks.
I've been on the hunt for a little table to fit in that space for a while. A couple weeks ago, while shopping in New Hampshire, I found "the one". I brought it home and was even more convinced. Wanna see?
Still a tight fit, but we're working with a small basement space here.. this is about the best it's gonna get. A lot of things aren't especially ideal, but it will be SO worth it once we have our custom-designed brand new house! Anyway, I digress..
Don't you love the mirrored top and the curvy legs?? Mirrored anything is always a plus in small spaces- it gives the illusion of more space. Here's a little closer look:
Oh, and the cost? 26 big ones. Me likey. :)
Yesterday I picked up this notebook too:
Doesn't it remind you of this Waverly Chippendale fabric? Love it.
It also has a handy pocket on the inside. I'm thinking it'll be perfect for paint chips & inspiration photos.
And lastly.. a little glimpse at a mini-project I'm working on.. any ideas what it is (the photo kind of gives it away)?
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
So I promised pictures of the new bedding.. here they are!
Nate Berkus natural throw pillows w/ yellow snakeskin trim, DIY long pillow in my new fave fabric, & ikat stripe duvet & shams from Pottery Barn.
The geometric print for the fabric on the end of the bed is actually a duvet set I found at HomeGoods/TJ Maxx. Rather than stuffing it with a comforter, I ironed it flat and draped it across the bed to break up the stripes a bit. The shams also tie in the print in back of the other pillows.
And.. my new sheets just came in, but I don't have them on yet. Aren't they gorgeous??
Monday, February 15, 2010
It's a yummy ikat pattern from Pottery Barn. We've had it for a few weeks now, and I LOVE it. The material is heavier- almost like canvas (I'll have to check to see exactly what it is..). I haven't had a single issue with it getting bunched up inside or shifting too much during the night. Definitely a keeper.
I think I'm pretty much a duvet convert. It's so much cheaper, and makes me feel much less guilty for changing things so often. I just picked up another duvet cover & matching shams that I'm using more or less as a coverlet draped across the end of the bed, and adding a little color behind my other pillows. Pictures soon, I promise.
Anyway, the whole point of this post was really to get your opinion on the whole thing. What is your bedding preference? Duvets? Comforters? Quilts? Coverlets? A combo of more than one? If you have duvets, what are your tips for keeping them in place? Do you put a down comforter inside or just one you already had sitting around? Please share!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
This space is rather obviously nautical, but it's not your typical "froofy" (is that a real word?) seashells and rope beachy room. How amazing is that print on the wall??
The clock and console table don't look especially large-scale til you realize how little those chairs look in comparison.
I'm not personally a fan of lavender, but this room's pretty well done nonetheless.
Again with the pattern mixing.. it just.. works.
I had to save this photo for last. I.LOVE.IT. I won't get into all the details on what I love about this bedroom- I'll let the room speak for itself. Stunning. Simply stunning.
See more details on this home here.
Monday, February 8, 2010
See it?? Wahoo! We're on our way to organization around here! The DIY link is NO WHERE near finished, but the rest is coming! There are a few other changes happening as well, but we'll save the other announcements for a later date. Seems whenever I'm looking for a particular post on a fave blog, it takes me forever to find it. I'm hoping this makes it a wee bit easier for you to navigate around the site.
Oh, and let's just ignore the oodles of fabric tabs I have open in the above screenshot. It's an obsession, people.
If any of you have suggestions on pages you'd like to see created, or some aspect that would make it easier on your eyes around here, please let me know! I'm totally open to suggestions!
I just ordered a set in chocolate & cannot wait to get them! If you're in the market for some sexy new sheets, head on over!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
And, the place we'll be staying:
Oh, and for those of you that asked, the taupe & ivory fabric from my pillow covers in the last post is Waverly's Cross Section. There are a few colors of it here, for a suupperr cheap price. I definitely paid more than that when I bought mine, but hopefully one of you can strike a deal!