Wednesday, March 25, 2009

sweet shelter

came across a new blog today while checking out brown button and
i am already in love with it...
check out her most recent post on

here are some pics...this one is definitely going on my daily dose list!!

images via kristen buckingham

califonia dreaming

what a fresh approach to outdoor living. the vintage bamboo dining set is only $1,650...what a steal 
only down side is that you would have to pay shipping from CA.
check out the website for more fab finds and ideas!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

melamine magic

have purchased some of these
fun plates before and they have held up so very well.
these are a great way to dress up your outdoor entertaining!!

pierced perfection

via Miranda Meilleur
these beautiful pieces are works of art

Monday, March 23, 2009

pendent necklace, pendent lighting or both

via auto.
made from new and vintage necklaces...
talk about a fun "jewel" for your room!

greens for spring

via domino mag
still trying to decide what direction to take our front living room...loving this fresh and happy green palette that would be so very welcome in our little 1950's cottage home

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

fab find

watch out j.crew, banana republic and so many other selling cute punchy jewels like these has got some fun pieces at great price points!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

furniture facelift

what a great "green" project to give this piece a new life in your home. this inspiration is via eddie ross' blog. he is an innovative designer who's talents were shown on Top Design. check out his blog for step by step instructions on how best to tackle this project with success. i have seen many secretaries like this in antique malls that are just crying out for a little makeover. what a great looking mail center and perfect for staying organized!

tea time

this is some of the best tea from harney & son not only b/c of the delicious flavors but the precious tins they come in. i usually find these at my local starbucks but i have seen them in many high end groceries and specialty tea shops. i would like to recommend the winter white earl grey flavor for this chilly morning during texas' probably last cold snap!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

groovy grosgrain

via domino

via domino

via domino

via gervasoni

love the different uses for grosgrain ribbon!
please send me more if you have some favs...

speckled little egg

just in time for the easter bunny to put in your basket!! what a great statement piece...way to go yves saint laurent. be sure to see all angles via net-a-porter.

Monday, March 9, 2009

formerly formal

these amazing finds are from metrosofa. these antique tradish frames are made modern and fresh with a coat of paint or just new fabrics! check out their site for more treasures or inspiration for your own little makeover.

Friday, March 6, 2009

love list

festive green that is sure to perk up any outfit
via Neiman Marcus

loving the bright orange color and the shape from coach

love how this one looks like lots of striped grosgrain ribbon all sewn together!
via henri bendel

at the end of each week i want to add to the list of things i love by sharing something i love owning or just drooling over. this time i am drooling over these handbags. i have been the proud owner of a louis vitton for several years which has been good and kept me from wanting to buy LOTS and LOTS of bags. but these bags might change my mind. hope you enjoy and thanks for viewing my blog yet another week!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

scheming up a juicy palette

love this green fabric scheme from domino mag and these farrow and ballow paint schemes featured on coco+kelley. design concept boards are a great way to get a fresh take on a room and an easy way to get comfortable working with a designer. many designers will be happy to give a one time consulting concept board to jump start your project!

designer crush

another style icon is branching out in more ways than one...kelly weastler for sferra. the website shows pillows, bedding, table linens, napkin rings, etc. here are some of my favs but check the website out if you want to more.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

who's the fairest of them all

via velocity

via anthropologie

via wisteria

these decorative mirrors are sure to get a double take and not just to view the reflection!!

hickory dickery dock

coco+kelley gave us inspiration a few days ago with
her post about clocks hands.
i just came across this jewerly designer
that had the same clever idea at leviticus jewelry

outdoor frolicing

love this curved swirly bench design and the fancy chandi is a must.

this chaise looks so intimate...would love to lounge here with hubby and have a romantic dinner

the added illusion of space that this trellis "in perspective" gives
is so interesting. and the hedge coffee tape gives
a fun light-hearted appeal!
the patterns are so graphic and the happy yellow
looks great with the chocolate brown
aren't these outdoor space lovely?!? would love to have one of my own...someday but for now i will dream of these. all images from one of my cherished favs and very greatly missed, domino magazine.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

you're so vain

via house beautiful

via domino

via country living
love the skirted vanity idea for your ultra-girl spot where you
put on your face and start each day.
these vanities show great ideas to make yours unique...just like you!

spring means clean

this post was inspired by Alkemie.
karen has some great ideas for organizing your laundry areas.
check it out!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

nutty for nailheads

i am in love with these nailhead unique whether it's the application of the zebra on doors from Paul Costello, the pattern on bed from Shine Home or the square wall upholstery pattern for this room (not sure which shelter magazine?). would love to use each of these in my own home!!