Thursday, September 30, 2010

What Inspires You?

Staying inspired as a designer and artist is a very difficult task. Sometimes the ideas just flow through me and I know exactly what to do and other times I have to really search for that perfect inspiration. I made this inspiration board years ago to place in my office to keep all my pictures, quotes, memories, postcards, and anything else that inspires me. 
And this is another one I made that my daughter has taken over. She is one of my biggest inspiratons. I wish I had half the confidence and talent she has. She amazes me everyday:)
Here are some inspiration boards that inspire me....
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pretty Papers

I love a good paper craft. I especially love them because they are so completely beautiful, simple and economical. And what's more beautiful than saving money?
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Friday, September 24, 2010


No, not sweaters and jackets, silly! Mirrors. I love the look of mirrors upon mirrors.
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My friend, Raquel, is the queen of layering mirrors. She's got some other great ideas too. Check out her blog! 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Indian Summer

I know, your first thought is of the movie. Which is probably one of the greatest ensemble movies of all time. If you haven't watched it do yourself a huge favor and netflix it. It's awesome in a very 1993 kinda way.
But I'm talking about our Indian Summer that's happening here in good ol' Idaho. I knew it was going to happen. Our Spring was long and it looks like Winter is going to be brutal. So that means no real Autumn for us and a spectacular Indian Summer. So bring on the 90 degree afternoons and the 40 degree mornings. I welcome you with my windows open!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Room Love

Just a smattering of some pretty rooms for you to drool over...
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Monday, September 20, 2010

My Daughter The Teen Blogger

I'm so excited to introduce you to my daughter's blog! She's been a sort of fashionista for many years now and I was telling her that she needs to put her fashion pictures on a blog, so she did. What a good daughter to listen to her mother:)
Here is a little sampling of her cute style. Yes, she takes after me. Thank you for noticing.  

Friday, September 17, 2010

Another Before/After For Your Viewing Pleasure

Check out this incredibly simple bathroom redo. Love the hot pink!
You can find the instructions on that awesome cabinet here.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mix It Up

I love the pairing of a mid-century modern chair with a wood table and an opulent chandelier. (I guess that's a grouping, not a pairing.)
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

My Magazines

I have a little obsession. It's over magazines. I love them. I devour them. I look forward to them. And I save them. I have so many around my house it's getting ridiculous. (But don't tell anyone I said that.) They bring me so much joy every month. It's like a little gift in the mail! Do you subscribe to any magazines? Tell me your favorites. Please share in my obsession so I know I'm not alone.
Piled in the corner of my living room
Piled on the edge of my coffee table
My attempt at magazine organization
Even hidden under a table.
They are taking over! But I can't stop and don't want to stop. Even my daughter has a few magazine subscriptions. I take full responsibility for passing along this addiction. And she loves me all the more because of it!

Friday, September 10, 2010

What's Happening At Anthropologie Lately?

I know that's what you've been thinking. Me too!

Aren't these pieces awesome?! I love the unrefined, industrial look.

I really want a plaid sofa after seeing these. I think I'll have to settle for plaid pillows.

I'm in the mood to change out my dishes. Aren't these so fun?! I would love to mix and match.

And, of course, amazing boots! Mmmm....I love.
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Bring The Picnic Indoors

Picnic season is drawing to a close but I love these picnic inspired tables used inside. Just throw on a red checked table cloth and it's summer again!
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:: nicolehollis :: modern dining room
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I Could Walk Into This Everyday

But that would mean I would have to leave it to begin with.
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

F Room

Funky room to start your week. And that's Funky, with a capital "F"!
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