Friday, February 26, 2010

Fun Nursery Design

I was looking through some other websites/blogs and  I stumbled across this unique nursery design.  I love this bright color crib.  The original image and link is from How pretty.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Coastal View

I am trying to get some ideas for woodwork in a bedroom, I like the woodwork that was done in this room.  I do love white/brown or cream/brown together.  This room has a lot of symmetry in the way it is decorated.  Five stars!
Images from Phoebe Howard

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Coral Inspired

This coral inspired
bedding would look great in a beach home or any home for that matter. 

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine Inspiration Day

If I were to dream up a romance inspired bedroom.... this would be a few examples. Happy Valentines Day All! xoxo


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Smitten with Pink

Images from: Domino,, Flickr, and PB Teen

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Theme for the week

Valentines Day is this week. Therefore, I thought I would finish out this week with inspired design that is related. If you missed my post yesterday, go check out the Blushing Bride Post. Here is a designed inspired table scape you could do for a bridal shower, Valentines party, or for a girly baby shower.

To read more about the inspiration behind this design spread and the creator of such awesome work, visit Amy Atlas Blog, website, and her post here.

Photographs by Belathee Photography.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Blushing Bride

What a beautiful themed party. I thought I would share this black, pink, and white theme.

Images from the

Monday, February 8, 2010

Part II of Mood Board Monday

Here is option #2 (see post for option 1 and Part 1 of Mood Board Monday Living Room Designs, here.). The items in this mood board come from various stores such as Ikea, Walmart, Target, and Pottery Barn, and Roomstogo. The items in this design compliment and play off one another. The drapes, couch color, and other accessories pull in colors from each other with the base of the room being centered around the canal painting.

click on mood board to zoom in

To add some layer to the room we would hang a double rod with drapes from Pottery Barn and Ikea. The Pottery Barn Peyton Linen Drape in Deep Brown would hang behind while the Ikea Stockholm Blad leaf design would bring pattern in the front. The ottoman helps tie in the leather found on the couch and adds some additional storage to the space. A bamboo tray could be used on top to serve as a coffee table function while watching TV.

Espresso color baskets would stow away in remote controls, DVDs, and game accessories in the TV Stand. The hammered nail lamp helps pick up some of the grey hues in the leaves of the drapes. The leaf/grey rock fountain adds both a calming and natural element to the design while playing off the canal water painting.

Finish off the space with an Thomas O Brien Filigree Rug in a Grey/Brown Hue and you have a totally transformed room.

Items in this set:
Gregory 2 Pc Sectional :: Rooms To Go - Mattresses
$800 -

Hometrends Asher Lamp Base, Silver: Decor
$25 -

Sauder Vinegate TV Stand, Antiqued Paint: Furniture
$105 -

Curtains & blinds Curtains IKEA STOCKHOLM BLAD
$100 $60 -

Rectangle Storage Ottoman, Brown: Furniture
$69 -

Canal Facades Wall Decor: Decor
$45 -

Bamboo Serving Tray: Decor
$21 -

Peyton Linen Cotton Drape Pottery Barn
$59 -

HoMedics Garden Leaves Illuminated Relaxation Fountain, WFL-GD...
$30 -

Arts And Crafts Drapery Double Rod, Oil Rubbed Bronze: Decor
$30 -

Canopy Handwoven Willow Storage Baskets, Set of 2: Storage & O...
$15 -

Monday Mood Board Living Room Redesign

Few weeks back a good friend of mine asked to whip him up some mood board designs. I can think of a few paint colors in the Eddie Bauer Collection that would blend with this design, but paint colors will be a separate discussion. You want believe where all of these awesome and affordable items are from.... that is right it is WALMART. Sometimes Walmart can get overshadowed by Target, but they still deserve a try when it comes to budget on a dime. There home trends and canopy collection are awesome.

What is so cool about this couch is it is the perfect contemporary innovation for sitting, reclining or sleeping. The removable cover is made from rich beech microfiber suede and the bundled set includes a storage unit underneath. The Atherton Home Bedford Convertible Lounger converts from sofa to lounger to bed in seconds and is made of a solid wood frame with rich cappuccino finish on legs, button-tufted cover in rich Beech microfiber suede and the cover is removable and can be dry cleaned. Thats right gals and guys this little gem can do lots of tricks. This can come in handy when he or she has friends in town.

click on mood board to zoom in

1- Sauder Vinegate TV Stand, Antiqued Paint: Furniture

2- Rectangle Storage Ottoman, Brown: Furniture
$69 -

3- Canopy Handwoven Willow Storage Baskets, Set of 2: Storage & O...

4- Atherton Home Bedford Convertible Lounger With Storage Unit: F...

5- For the Home: Furniture: Living Room Furniture: Side & End Tab...

6- Hometrends Asher Lamp Base, Bronze: Decor

7- Hometrends Silhouette Scatter Rug: Decor

8- Canopy Lined Color Band Grommet-Top Energy Efficient Curtain P...

All of these items total to be a whopping $700. I am thinking you could throw in a chair and some paint and still be under $1000.00 bucks. What do you guys think? I think this is not over the top masculine but a nice compromise for both a guy or a girl. I plan on doing a few designs just to give some options to him.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Any one else ready for Spring?

Spring seems so far away. I was looking back through some photos and thought I would share some "soon to be Spring is in the air". This was the first place my husband and I ever owned. It was a townhouse we built and lived in for two years prior to moving just shy of 10 minutes further down the road into our house that we live in now. Talk about an annoying move. The fact we had to pack everything up and barely go a few miles.

I am convinced it was the little touches we did outside and inside that made our townhouse sale. Can you believe there are still ones on the market in the same townhouse division that were for sale when we had ours for sale!? We added a silver kick plate to our door. We landscaped what little bit of front yard we had by edging out an L Shape design that hugged the sidewalk leading up to our door. We added some perennial purple flowers to the front, 2 different types of variegated bushes (which keep their color year around), threw in a few flowers, mulch, and landscape rocks here and there. On the other side of the garage we had a Hydrangea bush, however you cannot see it in this picture.

We worked with what little space we had (as you can see our neighbors driveway was right next door! Bit more curb appeal did the trick. I loved my little flower garden.

This was our back deck. We took two Shepherd hooks and buzzed them shorter and screwed them into each side of the deck. We hung grapevine flower baskets off the hooks. Purple petunias are excellent to plant in the hot South. We also took two deck baskets and hung those lower over the inside part of the deck with the same flower. We have planned well that both of our homes we have owned back up to deep woods. I love being able to look out and see tons of trees out of our windows.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Wow Just Wow

Check out this house, originally discovered through the link for the day over at House of Turquoise. Go see for yourself. Also, there are more photos at the photographers site who took the photos here. This might be one of the most gorgeous homes I have seen. This gives me enough eye candy for a year!! Thanks for sharing House of Turquoise.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Back Yard Planning Part 3

Loving this fire pit as part of the landscape plan we are going to begin in the Spring. This fire pit is under $200 and you can find it at Sam's Club. I love the Copper accents. We have a few Copper Accents already such as Bird Feeders and Hummingbird feeders. This will add to the theme.

Monday, February 1, 2010