Monthly Archives: April 2010

Greetings From The South

Hopefully I’ll be back and at it on Monday. Until then, here’s a picture I snapped along the way.

We had a layover in North Carolina and was pleasantly surprised to find rocking chairs in the airport. ADORABLE!!! Seeing these made up for my lack of sleep on a red-eye flight.

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Let's Renovate

So it appears that our full-service bathroom isn’t quite as stable as we thought it was when we bought our house. Specifically the shower unit.  Since the shower unit needs to be replaced,  we figured we’d take the plunge and renovate the entire bathroom. Sayonara minty green tile. I’m a bit uncertain as to the direction I’d like this new restroom to take, so I’ve gathered some inspiration pictures to help with the process.

https://i0.wp.com/www.decorpad.com/photos/2008/03/02/1264c4549fe6.jpg

image via decorpad

I love this mirror.

https://designstiles.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/scan0017.jpg?w=231

image via material girls

This light fixture is right up my alley. I’d love a clawfoot tub but our space it just not conducive for one. That massive shell looks so chic placed like that. And I think I may consider a little zebra stool.

https://i1.wp.com/www.decorpad.com/photos/2009/01/21/bda5fb081081.jpg

image via decorpad

A woman’s retreat. A place to lounge and sip champagne while reading favorite shelter mags or a good book right before sinking into your tub. Sign me up.

https://designstiles.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/scan0019.jpg?w=268

image via material girls

Another clawfoot I can’t have, but I love the look and feel of this space. A tad classic, feminine, modern and playful. So me.

https://i2.wp.com/i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd246/jkomenda/triciahuntleyzend.jpg

image via little green notebook

{Sigh} I’m dreaming of a white vanity with marble countertops. I’ll have to search for a budget friendly alternative to marble.

https://i2.wp.com/images.quickblogcast.com/25274-24021/bathroomchic1.jpg

image via chic home

This color is so soft and serene.

https://i1.wp.com/www.saragilbaneinteriors.com/travelfordesign/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/gasl_mary_mcdonald_101.jpg

image via

{Gasp} Check out that floor. So good.

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Let’s Renovate

So it appears that our full-service bathroom isn’t quite as stable as we thought it was when we bought our house. Specifically the shower unit.  Since the shower unit needs to be replaced,  we figured we’d take the plunge and renovate the entire bathroom. Sayonara minty green tile. I’m a bit uncertain as to the direction I’d like this new restroom to take, so I’ve gathered some inspiration pictures to help with the process.

https://i0.wp.com/www.decorpad.com/photos/2008/03/02/1264c4549fe6.jpg

image via decorpad

I love this mirror.

https://i2.wp.com/2.bp.blogspot.com/_eYsdOYZZm_M/SSTt1s7NtMI/AAAAAAAAEm0/Z40LP8BcGaw/s400/scan0017.jpg

image via material girls

This light fixture is right up my alley. I’d love a clawfoot tub but our space it just not conducive for one. That massive shell looks so chic placed like that. And I think I may consider a little zebra stool.

https://i1.wp.com/www.decorpad.com/photos/2009/01/21/bda5fb081081.jpg

image via decorpad

A woman’s retreat. A place to lounge and sip champagne while reading favorite shelter mags or a good book right before sinking into your tub. Sign me up.

https://i1.wp.com/2.bp.blogspot.com/_eYsdOYZZm_M/SSTwMHa3jrI/AAAAAAAAEnE/_sATG-vhq8E/s400/scan0019.jpg

image via material girls

Another clawfoot I can’t have, but I love the look and feel of this space. A tad classic, feminine, modern and playful. So me.

https://i2.wp.com/i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd246/jkomenda/triciahuntleyzend.jpg

image via little green notebook

{Sigh} I’m dreaming of a white vanity with marble countertops. I’ll have to search for a budget friendly alternative to marble.

https://i2.wp.com/images.quickblogcast.com/25274-24021/bathroomchic1.jpg

image via chic home

This color is so soft and serene.

https://i1.wp.com/www.saragilbaneinteriors.com/travelfordesign/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/gasl_mary_mcdonald_101.jpg

image via

{Gasp} Check out that floor. So good.

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I'm From Atlanta Baby. He From Savannah, Maybe

Tomorrow night Evan and I are off to Savannah for our friend’s wedding. I’ve wanted to visit said city since Aaron Spelling’s show Savannah back in the late 90’s. Behind all the cheating, lying and bad acting was a beautiful city filled with plantation homes that immediately captured my attention. The actual wedding will take place in Tybee Island, but I’m hoping to take some time to tour Savannah architecture.

All this aside, just yesterday I realized I haven’t got a stitch to wear. My head has been in the clouds and haven’t thought about any outfits to wear for our trip, but most importantly, the wedding. Rather than being productive and looking through my closet or hitting the shops, I created out-of-budget wedding attire from the always reliable net-a-porter and polyvore. Check out my three outfit options:

Wedding Outfit

I chose a sleeveless, flowy dress because it may be kind of humid and wanted to keep cool. To make things interesting, I’d wear these patterned heels. The clutch will add more spunk without competing with the shoes. Adding a few accessories and my outfit is complete.

Wedding Outfit

This dress should also keep me cool from the possible humidity. I like keeping things simple and adding a few accessories will kick things up a notch. A silky blue clutch will add some color. With long, dangling earring I won’t need to wear a necklace, and two large cocktail rings will display more appeal.

Wedding Outfit

My monochromatic outfit may be more appropriate for an evening wedding but since this is a virtual concept, why not go all out. The draping of the Burberry Prosum dress is the focal point and don’t want to overshadow it with accessories, so I’ve kept them in the same color scheme except the nail polish, which is pale enough to not overdo it. I must say though, that cocktail ring is killer. No really, you can probably kill someone with it. Evan thought it was armor.

Now I’m off to reality and must choose one budget conscience wedding outfit. Feel free to ask me for  further product information.

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I’m From Atlanta Baby. He From Savannah, Maybe

Tomorrow night Evan and I are off to Savannah for our friend’s wedding. I’ve wanted to visit said city since Aaron Spelling’s show Savannah back in the late 90’s. Behind all the cheating, lying and bad acting was a beautiful city filled with plantation homes that immediately captured my attention. The actual wedding will take place in Tybee Island, but I’m hoping to take some time to tour Savannah architecture.

All this aside, just yesterday I realized I haven’t got a stitch to wear. My head has been in the clouds and haven’t thought about any outfits to wear for our trip, but most importantly, the wedding. Rather than being productive and looking through my closet or hitting the shops, I created out-of-budget wedding attire from the always reliable net-a-porter and polyvore. Check out my three outfit options:

Wedding Outfit

I chose a sleeveless, flowy dress because it may be kind of humid and wanted to keep cool. To make things interesting, I’d wear these patterned heels. The clutch will add more spunk without competing with the shoes. Adding a few accessories and my outfit is complete.

Wedding Outfit

This dress should also keep me cool from the possible humidity. I like keeping things simple and adding a few accessories will kick things up a notch. A silky blue clutch will add some color. With long, dangling earring I won’t need to wear a necklace, and two large cocktail rings will display more appeal.

Wedding Outfit

My monochromatic outfit may be more appropriate for an evening wedding but since this is a virtual concept, why not go all out. The draping of the Burberry Prosum dress is the focal point and don’t want to overshadow it with accessories, so I’ve kept them in the same color scheme except the nail polish, which is pale enough to not overdo it. I must say though, that cocktail ring is killer. No really, you can probably kill someone with it. Evan thought it was armor.

Now I’m off to reality and must choose one budget conscience wedding outfit. Feel free to ask me for  further product information.

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Knock, Knock

You only have one chance to make a first impression is a saying I think can be applied to the front door of one’s home. The front door is one of the first aspects of the house a guest first sees, so why not make it an unexpected one. This is a chance to portray some personality and keep guests eager to walk through that door and see what else your home expresses.

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image via katyelliott

This door makes my door envious. That hardware is something else, let me tell ya.

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image via countryliving

A coat of orange paint and your home is Fall-ready.

https://i1.wp.com/www.architecturalclassics.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/yellow-door-500.jpg

image via architecturalclassics

https://designstiles.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/pinkfrontdoor.png?w=242

image via vanessa+valentine

See what I mean, behind a chic painted door is a very stylish pad. The floors, the zebra rug, the minty fresh walls, the vintage painting, the casually thrown bicycle – yum.

My front door with newly added hand painted shade.

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A beautifully soft shade of pink set amongst cold Ionic columns and brick backdrop.

http://www.livingetc.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=5385&g2_serialNumber=4

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Neon colored front door and black walls. Risque but oh so nicely paired.

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As much as I love fun colored doors, a black one embodies sophistication.

I saw this door last weekend while I was in Palm Springs. I noticed it the second I exited my car. Past the double doors was a ton of mid-century goodness.

Here’s a close-up of the detail surrounding the doorknobs. Gorgeous.

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Hello

Why hello you absolutely-beautifully-cute-little-signage that I need to order ASAP. You’re so cute and perfect and I can’t wait to meet you in person.

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Thank the Lord I stopped to visit Decor8 otherwise I may have passed up the work of William Doham.

I think this would fit perfectly in my entry. I won’t have to greet my guests ever again. A slight look to the left and my wall will say it for me. Kidding, kidding. No, but seriously, this thing makes me wanna jump for joy. I’ve been having decorator’s block and haven’t been able to decide what the heck to hang in my entry. I want something that exhibits personality and… ding, ding, ding I think I hit the jackpot.

William Doham has other  words of expression just in case hello isn’t what you’re looking for, so check out his stuff here.

And here’s another super cute find from Home Decorators Collection. Hoo would’ve thought they’d actually have some cute things.

https://i1.wp.com/www.homedecorators.com/images/items/detail/m89862.jpg

Or what about this adorable heart rug from Pier One. Someone has to have a little girl out there. Buy this for her, please.

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