November 22, 2011

The Cocktail Party...

I love getting my magazine subscriptions in the mail, especially when I find new sources for design items! Lately, I've seen a few quirky tables with chairs that disappear into the design.  I have to say that The Cocktail Party cocktail table and chairs from Society Social is pretty much the bee's knees.  Coming from a gal in a small living space, I love the idea of a multifunctional piece like this.  AND it comes in 11 high gloss paint finishes!!!


November 19, 2011

Bathroom Crush

I. am. in. love......with this bathroom designed by Sarah Luhtala of Warren Red:

The bathroom was featured in the November House Beautiful, but we only got a peek at this room...I found pictures of the rest of the home & it's just as lovely:



October 2, 2011


If I had the money, I would have purchased a piece I am absolutely MAD about!...What is it you ask?  Only the most B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L cobalt blue lacquered antique French commode with silver decorative corner plates.  I'm drooling just thinking about it!  Silly me, I didn't even take the time to snap a picture and it's all I can think about today.  Oh well, here are some of my favorite lacquered chests from 1stdibs........

1. 2. 3. 4. 5

September 24, 2011

Burlap Trim

I was browsing through my blogroll today and spent quite a bit of time over at Velvet and Linen.  Among the many exciting things happening over there, I LOVED the pic Brooke posted of the burlap upholstered walls from the amazing-looking store, Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts.  I love the idea of using rope to add some architectural detailing.  I'm putting that idea in my back pocket for later use ;-).

Love the idea!

September 12, 2011

Windows by Anthropologie

I've always thought that whoever is in charge of Anthropologie's merchandise displays is spankin' brilliant. Oh...and I want to be their best friend.  I remember the first of their window displays I ever saw-they had constructed a huge arch out of old books and it was so whimsical!  Here are a few of my other favorite windows...

Cut out from books! 

Tea bags :-)

More creative uses for books...

September 10, 2011

September 8, 2011

Red heads=fierce.

“People who haven’t red hair don’t know what trouble is.” 
– Anne of Green Gables

September 4, 2011

Hair Accessories

Monarch Wing Headband from Anthropologie

Metallic Lace Headwrap from

Silk Chiffon Rose from Etsy

P.S. I want them ALL

August 30, 2011

SCAD Working Class Studio

As a graduate from the Savannah College of Art and Design, I'm a bit biased, but I love seeing the projects that emerge from their Working Class Studio.  Through this venture, SCAD students are able to create innovative concepts in product design and then see them come to life.  Check their website out here for more information.  Here are a few gems I love:

Puffy Frames: Designed by Ashley Olson, these poofy wonders can add whimsy to a family photo, artwork, or even a mirror.  

Tucker Lamp: Designed by Tucker Waugh, this acrylic lamp plays on positive and negative space and suggests the silhouette of a traditional table lamp, while adding a modern flare.

Wrought Irony dishes (can I tell you how much I love the name of this collection!): A collection of melamine tableware with bright designs inspired by ironwork. 

It's always fun to see what they'll come up with next at SCAD!

August 24, 2011

Things I'm loving this week....

Ooh la la, I adore these 1945 beaded sconces with a pop of Turquoise, via Paris Apartment

Snuggle up in the Howell Wingback from Anthropologie

The Help!  If you have not seen this movie or read the book yet, GET OFF YOUR FANNY AND GO NOW!  

Cute masking tape from Kate's Paperie...ooh the possibilities....
The End. :)

August 20, 2011

Let me see your PEACOCK!


Ok...all Katy Perry references aside, I keep seeing the fanciful bird references everywhere!  I also can't get that song out of my head, so maybe the queen of candy lingerie has brainwashed us all.  Oh, what I would do with a peacock inspired design....

1. Lisa Sherman Egyptian chandelier via 1st Dibs
2. Wall color: SW7551 Greek Villa, Sherwin Williams Paint
3. Etsy wall stencil by OliveLeafStencils, accent wall
4. Stencil paint colors: SW6481 Green Bay, SW0077 Classic French Gray, SW6709 Gleeful: Sherwin Williams Paint
5. Lee Industries 1331-03 Sofa
6. Swank Lighting Murano Glass Table Lamp
7. Hickory Chair East Paces Side Table
8. Shine Home Lola Chair
9. Worlds Away Grace Gold Leaf coffee table
10. Marquetry Rug by the Rug Company
11. Shine Home Dauphine Armoire

June 18, 2011

Darling Dash & Albert...

I've been looking into rugs lately and I keep going back again and again to Dash & Albert's cheeky website!  Their rugs are so simple, cute, and most importantly SUPER affordable.  If you're looking for a great striped rug, D & A has 125 striped patterns that would be adorable additions to any room.  Ever since I saw Vanilla Sky in person, I'm sold on that pattern.

They also have matching throw pillows and blankets :-)

Gotta love the classic Blue Awning Stripe

And last but not least, this cheery pattern called Sunflower Ticking

May 22, 2011

Life's a Beach!

Summer's here!  Today is officially the first day of the summer season and as I'm getting ready for a fun vaca, I've been enjoying some vintage beach pics :-)

May 19, 2011


If I were a size 4, I would SOOO wear these lovelies...with oxfords....and a fedora....but I'm NOT a size 4 and pleated shorts just look a little silly.  Plus, I don't want to end up lookin like one of the victims of "people of Wal-Mart", with my junk hangin out covered in cheetos and bad tats!
Tangent much?  Check these out here

May 18, 2011

Le Versha

Oh Anthropologie, you flirt you, I had a really hard time walking out of the store WITHOUT these today:
They're even more amazing in person!  

May 10, 2011

See Laure Work.....

Lately, I've been looking into updating my office supplies.  I really love the accessories from See Jane Work.    I feel WAY more productive when my file folders color coordinate :-) and their products are so colorful and fun!  Here's what's on my wish list.....

April 30, 2011

'Paw'fect collars

ModCloth and I-we're tight, so I'm super excited that they've started offering adorable collars for your pooch!  If my dogs would be still enough to even let me change their collar, I'd go for one of these:

Find them at ModCloth

April 27, 2011

I take my coffee like I take my men....

....Colorful, Chic, and MONOGRAMMED! :-)

Like these pretty lil cups from Anthropology!

April 17, 2011

Water for Elephants

I can't waiiitttt for this movie!!!!!!!!!!

I especially love this photo....loving Reese Witherspoon's head scarf!