Friday, May 28, 2010

My Walk to Work

I'm lucky enough to live very close to my office. My little town is very small so anywhere is close to my office. I love days when I'm able to walk and stop and look at the beauty surrounding me. This is what I found today....

The benches are new as well as the pedestrian crossing signals. We don't have a stop light so they decided to give us something to feel like we're in the 21st century. And it talks to you when you walk by. She has a lovely voice.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

There Are No More Rules

And I'm so happy about it! You can do anything in decorating as long as you love it.
Photos from here
The recycling movement has impacted design on such a great level. Nothing is off limits. Keep your eyes open to all the everyday objects around you to see their hidden beauty. It sure has sparked my design imagination. 
 I'm loving this coffee table built from reclaimed bowling alley flooring. You have to see all their other recycling ideas. Awesome!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Chevron Obsessed

It is calling out to me. I need a chevron pattern somewhere in my home.
Photos from here
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Summer Bedding

I think I'm loving these to brighten up a room for summer.....
This one comes in orange too. Pretty.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

My Children The Artists

I am one of those parents that think their children are the most talented and most beautiful. I'm positive of it. Here are some recent art projects to prove my facts...

These are by my 15 yr old. She's awesome and I'm gently coaxing her to become a clothing designer. Gentle coaxing as in, "You WILL become a clothing designer!"

And this glorious piece is by my 13 yr old. She is obsessed with Sponge Bob. I don't mind at all because it is really funny to hear Sponge Bob quotes at church.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I Dream in Color (and Big Windows)

Another home added to my dream list. Good thing I don't have my dream home yet because then what would I dream about?
Photos found here

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

To Burlap or Not To Burlap?

What do you think of the burlap upholstery trend? I'm not so sure. I do love touches of it, like in the ottoman, below. And I like it as a "burlap look" fabric. But real burlap used in upholstery? Hmmmm, not so comfy. I'm not going to be cuddling up to a potato sack anytime soon and I'm not going to upholster my chair with it because it is the cool thing to do. Well, unless it's on a pillow. Then it will be cool.
I like the post about burlap furniture trend found here.
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These are pushing it. I don't think these look very cozy. I imagine they would be itchy and stiff.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Label Your Pillows

Food labels are being used in decorating so often now. These pillows are the perfect mix of vintage and whimsy that give a room a little character.

Pillows found here

I Need Another Tote

Can you ever have enough totes? Definitely not! Especially happy yellow striped totes. Check out Liz's blog and she'll show you how to make one.

Friday, May 14, 2010

You Are So Welcome

Move over red doors, orange is taking over!
Photo found here

Getting Crafty

This craft room inspires me. So much going on yet completely organized and beautiful.
Photos found here. You can see the rest of the home here.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

P.S.- I LOVE This

I absolutely love P.S.- I Made This. Amazing ideas that are completely do-able.
Go here for a complete video tutorial.

Making the Mundane Beautiful

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I'm planning on doing my own version of the porcelain jars this weekend. I'm going to spray paint my collection of jars and bottles with flat white spray paint. I'm hoping they look fabulous!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

White Kitchens

I've got a "thing" for white kitchens lately. I think it's the cleanliness. I want white, clean, and counter space.
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