Tuesday, July 27, 2010


I know I'm a little late catching onto this phenomenon.. but, have you seen some of Wal-Mart's stuff?? I saw this ottoman in a few places in blogland..

Can you believe it's only fifty bucks?!?

Check out this affordable lucite chair:

A sexy tufted chaise lounge:

And a little more tufted fabulousness:

And last but not least, a whole array of stylish accent tables:

I guess my days of being a Wal-Mart groceries-only shopper are over... What about you guys? Has anyone else "crossed over"? I'd also love to hear about the quality if anyone has experience with that too!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Off for the Weekend

Here are some beautiful images to start your weekend off right..

{Atelier AM}

{Liebowitz & Mclachlan}

{Designer: unknown Photographer: Tim Bjorn}

We're off to the lake again, see you all on Monday!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Inspired By: J Crew Scarf

Hi all, I'm back from a whirlwind wedding weekend in Ohio. The wedding was fabulous, despite the stifling 95+ temps & 80% humidity. It was a long drive (22+ hrs each way) but driving has it's advantages.. We stopped in at a J Crew outlet on the way home & I picked up this ensemble:

It's a little more yellow than I'd normally wear, but the pearls soften it a bit & I'm kinda loving it. So much so that I whipped up a little room around it.

The color palate is definitely not something I'd have thought up on my own, but that's the beauty of inspiration- it causes you to think beyond the bounds of the "norm". I'm thinking you could do a pretty young girls room around these colors as well. What do you guys think?

Inspiration can come from so many different places, and fashion is definitely one of the most common. I'm thinking about adding this as a recurring feature- pulling inspiration from a non-interiors source & building a room around it. Maybe you all would like to try it too? We could make it into a little link party if you're all interested. Or maybe you'd rather just see an example without doing the whole party thing? Weigh in, por favor!

Sources: Paint color- SW Palish Peach; Sofa- West Elm; Gourd Lamp- West Elm; Suzani Pillow- Wisteria; Silk Pillow- Ebay; Lucite coffee table- CB2; Metal Side Table- Target; Vases- Room & Board; Console table- Wisteria; Wall mirror- Ballard.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Road Trip

No, I haven't disappeared.. it's just been a crazy week. I'm currently sitting in the backseat of our car (at 11:30pm) riding through Massachusetts somewhere. We're headed to Ohio for Zane's sister's wedding. We are driving through the night tonight and will end up there sometime tomorrow evening. So, needless to say, it may be a bit longer before posting returns to normal. Please forgive my absence, it's been a wee bit hectic, and won't be slowing down until we return on Monday. I'll be catching up on a little blog reading thanks to a wireless card & laptop.. ah, modern conveniences! Chat with you all in a couple days!!

roadtrip Pictures, Images and Photos

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Pretty Things 7.7.10

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Happy "Monday" Morning..

When you have a Monday off, Tuesday always feels like Monday.. And for some reason, the Monday factor is multiplied by 10 because you've just enjoyed a fabulous long weekend and are SO not looking forward to returning to work. This Tuesday morning feels even worse because I spent yesterday white water rafting- collecting a few bruises, and getting a pretty lobster-ish sunburn. Yes yes, I used sunscreen.. but you try being on the river from 7am to 3pm and not getting a little red! :) Anyway, it's rather obvious I'd rather be spending the day sleeping in and lounging around in the boat, flipping through magazines.. That is, after all, how I spend the rest of the weekend.

Wouldn't you love to curl up in one of these rooms this morning?

And then spend the rest of the day at the lake?

Yeah, me too. :) Unfortunately, it's off to work instead. I'm sure I won't be the only one day-dreaming of such things today.

Images via weheartit.com.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th!

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend & are enjoying your 4th of July. We're down at the lake again.. no better place to be during the summer! Enjoy your BBQ's, picnics, parades & fireworks today! I'm off to go waterskiing. :)

{Atelier AM}