Thursday, September 30, 2010

Chairs, Chairs, Chairs

I've been looking at chairs. I think I love chairs a little too much. I want them ALL.


NUMBER 1 from Horchow
NUMBER 2 available on ebay now.
NUMBER 3 Chair and a half from Restoration Hardware.
NUMBERS 4, 5 and 6 all available from Room and Board

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Invite me over...puleeeeeeeeese!!!!!!

I would love to come over and have a cup of coffee...and ummm lounge around in your beautiful rooms!
Note: Links to the owners photostream on Flickr appear beneath each image(s)

flowers from beerlala

wood and wool stool

three dimensional flower wallpaper

style file






I guess its probably noticeable that I am totally stuck on home interiors right now. Since I am in the middle of a living room re-do, I am looking for inspiration. I have started by getting rid of my coral colored walls. They will be white soon and the hunt will be on for the furniture. By the way, I am totally addicted to Craigslist now...thank you very much.

The color GREEN (and things that are)

I love plants! I have featured rooms (or scenes from rooms) that reveal the awesome beauty that nature can bring to your home. Note: below the image is a link to the owners photostream on Flickr.



I love plants in home decor. Their organic shapes and beautiful shades of green add so much to a home. On top of that, they are great for filtering the air in your home! Check this article:
Houseplants Help Clean Indoor Air

detail love


hops on the mirror

autumn at home


Monday, September 27, 2010

Creative Rooms

This place is really amazing!
GiGi Interior Design

Gothenburg kitchen
J.E.N. (Joakim Nådel)

Gothenburg apartment
J.E.N. (Joakim Nådel)

I LOVE these rooms. They have a wonderful, elegant, airy quality!

Not to be confused with me.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A NEW HOUSE! (5 tips for re-inventing your living space)

Okay, (new house) not really. I read an article the other day that explained that during our tough economy, many people were feeling the need to renovate their homes. Funny, because I have a few friends (like me) that have all decided its time for a (for lack of a better word) RE-DO. It's not really a renovation, but it's an overhaul. So...we have purged. We actually dumped most everything in our living room to start anew. I am really excited! BUT... when you do this, it can turn into confusion quickly. What furniture to get? What colors should we start with? What style do I really love the most? What should I buy second-hand, and what should I buy new? I came to the conclusion that I only want to own things that I REALLY LOVE. If you are thinking about a re-do, here are some suggestions.

1. Get rid of anything that you have sitting around your house that doesn't suit you or your current convictions. I know, I know, Aunt Linda gave you that silver tray that you have on your side table. Wrap it up and put in closet storage and get it out when Aunt Linda comes. Just because mom gave it to you doesn't mean that its got to live permanently in your living room.

2. Go to Desire to Inspire and Apartment Therapy and other good interior design sites and find rooms that really float your boat. This will help you decide what colors and styles you should use.

3. Only buy things that you LOVE. Don't buy something second hand just because its cheaper, go ahead an spring for things that you really love. If you feel lukewarm about something you've spotted, don't get it, just let it go, something better will come along.

4. Sometimes an outside opinion might be required. If so, you can ask honest friends or, my new friend Pam at How To Run Your Life*. My living room re-do can be found being discussed on her fabulous blog! New people or friends often have ideas that you had not thought of, so it can be very helpful to discuss your project with others.

5. Finally, be patient and have fun! You do not have to be in a hurry. (Unless you absolutely cannot bear to have a part of your home in transition) Spend some time and choose carefully. This helps eliminate wasted money and time. Have fun with your project, it doesn't have to be a drag!

Sometimes you really have to pinpoint what it is that you love about a room. Is it full of books and you are a bookworm? Are the throw pillows and rugs a color that you have loved, but never really used in your decor? Are the walls brilliant colors that you have never been brave enough to commit to?

Here are some rooms that I find inviting and inspiring. From Flickr. (Links to photostreams appear underneath images)


My Living room

Former living room now dining room
Water Tower Pisan

So, now I am off to get some paint.