Sunday, January 31, 2010

Brainstorming Part II

While brainstorming ideas for our Master Bedroom yesterday (see post here for those ideas), I could not resist sharing some of the fun girl bedding I stumbled across.

All Bedding can be found here. What bedding would you choose given the opportunity to go back and design your dream girl bedroom? Do tell.

Saturday, January 30, 2010


Snowed into today. What better time to surf around and day dream. With all this time of my hands, I figured I would start brainstorming some Master Bedroom re-do ideas. Here are some thoughts...

Gorgeous Glass Ball Chandelier and bedding found here. I could see any of this for a master bedroom. There are so many different options that I like. However, that is what brainstorming is all about, our shall I say today "snowstorming".

Monday, January 25, 2010


Surfing around today, I discovered this site. I thought these 3 items would be a great start to designing a room if your going BOLD in your Nursery!

First, start with this wall decor decal. You can incorporate so many colors into a room with this. If your feeling DIY, you could draw one out yourself.

Second, throw in this bright, cheery rug.

The third touch, is quite cute. I love, love, this birdie mobile.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


I am totally crushing on this armless chair. Well, really I am totally crushing on looks alone or shall I say its pattern. I know, I am totally vain. But, I am sure its just as pretty on the inside right? I mean it totally looks comfy. I could build an entire room around this chair just to have it. Is this chair not adorable?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Gender Neutral Scheme

Here is a top rated Nursery idea from Rate My Space that I saved down awhile back. I thought they did a great job with the choices for the room. I love the PB rug in this room, along with the crisp white long drapes. The paint color is neutral enough for when they get older and I think this is great gender neutral nursery.

Images from: ratemyspace

Monday, January 18, 2010


I love this punchy color combo. The turquoise with the green is so vibrant and fun. The lamps just happen to be fabulous too. Images from Phoebe Howard

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Did I allure you with my PB reference? Maybe I did for you PB (aka Peanut Butter) lovers or dare I say PB (aka Pottery Barn) lovers out there. Here is a project that I am sure you DIYers could do! Just look how easy this could be done and at a fraction of the cost I am sure. Especially, if you had one of these bad boys around the house. The Bridgeton Armoire is "Oh, so fabulous!". However, the price tag comes in at roughly $1300.
When you open it, you have all this great space.
Closed, it looks like your typical Armoire. Just think, if you had kids you could lock this bad boy up and they would never have the key to the "magical adult stash/juice"
1- You could easily buy the wine racks to screw/install in the top.
2- A top shelf could be inserted. I am sure an existing armoire you have around the house already has one. Although, you may have to buzz some of the width off depending on the size you wanted.
3-Install another shelf and a puller tray. Which would be quite easy. Pretty much the same concept as a roll out desk keyboard holder.
4- Last shelf would be installed and the grid system to hold the wine bottles. And viola, you just made yourself a PB Armoire.
Come on, what are you waiting for! Go make one! Find one on Craigs list.
If you want more details or you are not a DIYer and want to purchase this gem, you can go here and images are from pottery

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Backyard Planning

We have a big job ahead of us in 2010. Our backyard. As mentioned before, last Spring we decided to build a screen porch as seen here. However, now we must tackle building up our backyard due to the extreme slope. We've been throwing around the idea of a retaining wall. It is quite a wide span of space around the back of the house which raises the red flag of $$$. Although we have a few ideas up our sleeve on possibly cutting the price tag in two. Here are some thought inspiring photos I have in mind for plants and flowers. Here is the line up of plants/bushes that will for sure be taking a place in the back. Gorgeous, I can see these in vases in the house already:)
Tree Peony
Sarah Bernhardt Peony
Lantana is very hardy. Especially in the South. It also attracts butterflies.

I love urns, so I plan on incorporating something like the above. The ornamental cabbage in the urn adds a fun, funky touch.

Endless Summer Hydrangea, what a show stopper!

Climbing rose
Butterfly bush
What type of flowers/bushes/or trees do you love? Do share.

Images: (gardens)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Peter Cotton Tail

This Nursery Design is so neat. I love the fun prints behind the crib. Especially the cute prints, the bunny is too cute!! All the right shades of color too. Five stars for sure! Wonder how hard this design would be to attempt. You would have to do some major paint tape jobs. I will have to save this design in the books for sure.
Image: from top rated Nursery on

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Picks for the Day

Hey Brides out there, I am loving these choices. I would love to do these

Love the use of the alternating kissing balls tied to the chairs to adorn the brides aisle.
Loving the pink and green, cannot seem to escape it. Love, Love, hydrangeas for weddings. These wreaths set the mood for guests as they come into your venue.

Need I say more, look at these awesome chairs with the color combos of green, pink, and black. Then you throw in the fun monogram initials and damask pattern for a slip cover over the chair and TA-DA!
How about this set-up for a beach wedding? Super easy to do.
Images from

Visual Inspirations for the Day

I was surfing around today on houzz and thought I would share some images that I liked today.
I love the window in this bathroom. Along with the crisp white molding around the windows and ceiling. The color is fun!
Love the patterns, color on the wall, and the crisp chocolate brown with the creamy white.
Love the use of this space for a pantry.
Love the use of these two color combos together. What do you guys think? Would you do any of these rooms/colors in your house?

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year (inspiration)

I am loving this project labeled Island House, images and designer found here. What I like about this project is the symmetry in the room. You can see this throughout the rooms. Too many details to list on what all I like. But, take the tour yourself down below. How gorgeous are are all the french doors and windows!? I love when a home has a ton of natural light.