Tuesday, August 30, 2011

affordable missoni...yes please!!

not sure if you are aware of this HUGE unveiling at target but it's all going down on september 13!! hope you enjoy a little pre-shopping and mark your calendars...here is more info and more pictures on fashionista!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

stylin' and profilin'

i have been away for a while AGAIN! just not enough hours in the day to enjoy one of my favorite things to do...blog!! here is another project that i have been working on for a young professional. he was ready to rid himself of hand me downs and college furniture so we have set out to do just that. Wanted a modern, industrial style with a little bit of hollywood glam! i can't wait to show you everything all pulled together in a few weeks. here is just a taste...

front door got a fresh coat of paint...we liked how the green is now
incorporated into all the main areas!

craigslist dining table found for only $40...homeowner has put a lot of elbow grease into this one and it looks great!! now for a nice piece of glass to finish it off!

great deal found by Lisa McCarty @ Hemispheres...cowhide rug with a zebra print only $250. Now I need one for my home :)

niles wanted to come liven up the dining space with
the soft upholstery and shiny nail heads!
the sectional sofa needed some lightness brought to it
so these two west elm pillows did just the trick!

we started with an empty bedroom to which we added this great storage piece that is doubling as a nightstand from pier one...the best part is that the inside is ALL turquoise. so fun!!

and this headboard order was just placed for the his bedroom...isn't it sleek! can't wait to find some great patterned sheets and white fluffy duvet to complete the look.
stay tune for the finish install!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

it's time to play!

Magnetic Garden Activity ($73.99)

some summer fun for the little kiddos in your life...in honor of what i've been up to. i apologize for my absence, i have been working with the lovely owners of a precious baby boutique. they are moving spaces and have enlisted my help for their retail design. so i wanted to share some of my childhood favorites and their new and improved versions!!

eric carle fish cards ($9.99)

flip to win hangman ($12.99)

jumbo pencils ($39.99)

time for a picnic ($12.99)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

party with paper!

this source has it ALL for your next backyard bash or sophisticated soiree. Luna Bazaar is a fantastic place to find all these goodies...and the best part is the price is right!

square paper lantern $12.95

hand blocked pillow cover $15.00 (i know it's not paper but i couldn't resist!)

paper paddle fan $2.50

star paper parasol $12.95

damask print rice paper votive $3.50

Thursday, July 7, 2011

fiddle figs...they've got me singing!

these trees are just gorgeous. i am on a mission to find the perfect spot to bring one of these home! what about you? a little fresh greenery is a nice interjection to any space!

and george

melanie turner

image via Elle Decor

delphine krakoff

photo via Elle Decor

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

terrific totes

i have a soft spot for larger handbags, totes if you will, i love the size to carry anything i think i need. with a kiddo i feel that my daily luggage tote is necessary...i can't get enough!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

raving over raffia

my love of raffia and/or grasscloth started with Phillip Jefferies!! it has so much interest to your space with lots of texture. it is also a great item to add to your spaces for summer.

photo via House Beautiful

chair form Oly Studio

tray from west elm

side table from oomph

ottoman from oomph
bench from vangaurd

raffia covered beds from Mrs. Howard Personal Shopper

Thursday, June 30, 2011

a scouting i WANT to go!!

this is SUCH a fantastic idea from a little town called Charlottesville, Virginia!

this is issued every few months by a local shop owner to advertise fellow local businesses. here is what they are all about:

Definition SCOUT:

Lookout: a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
A Boy Scout or Girl Scout
Someone employed to discover and recruit talented persons
Explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody
Someone who can find paths through unexplored territory

My goal is to promote local business and help to maintain Charlottesville as a unique and interesting place to live.
WE MUST SHOP LOCALLY if we want to keep Charlottesville unique.
I hope to open up the doors to the small artist studios and inside information around town that will inspire you to shop at home. We can make a difference.
Thanks for your help.
-Susie Matheson, your local shopping scout

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

sweet as cherry pie

custom monogram recipe box was the inspiration for today's post...it comes with
cover page, divider tabs, 50 recipe cards and the acrylic box! see sources below...

striped pendant from layla grayce ($279), recipe box from dabney lee ($80), apron from anthropologie ($32), oilcloth fabric from on board fabrics ($8.50/yard...perfect for drawer liners!), scrub brush from container store ($5.99),
orla kiely salad bowl (25 euro), and acrylic goblet from anthropologie ($10)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

stellar stella!

How could you not be happy entering this delightful store on lovers lane?!? When this store opened in '08 I had to make a trip in and what a pleasant surprise to find Miss Amber Davidson! We have know each other since high school age and it was so fun to catch up and see all her fabulous wares.

Amber's grandmother started her addition to design at a very young age as she flipped through House Beautiful and Better Homes and Garden floor plans. She remember these as magical memories and once you visited her store you will agree that she was destined for design!!

Please 'like' their facebook page and stop by to say HELLO. They are such a happy group!

candy coated hand blown vases

vintage chair lacquered in grey with upholstery in
Hable Construction fabric and blue vases from Roost

handmade letterpress stationery from Pikku

missoni throws...delicious!

Pikku wrapping paper

oly mushroom sculpture, Soap & Paper candles
and adam+viktoria pillows

oly chandelier

oly lamp and little hoot owl in hammered aluminum

loving this nailhead detail, pop of yellow and the
rustic, quirkiness of the antlers...so fresh!
daybed from Shine Home and Designers Guild in London

oly dot frames, velvet detail pillows and
john robshaw scarf and tunic (just in time for this heat)

beautiful letterpress greeting cards for all occasions!

Stop by when you are in the neighbothood...
4346 Lovers Lane Dallas, TX 75225
p. 214.691.0000