Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Flowers 2.26.10

dress desing & decor white roses in sink  

    Bountiful bouquets of white roses or just two, they are so pretty.

   rosebuds via brabourne farm

Happy weekend!

{Images via Dress, Design & Decor and Brabourne Farm}

Thursday, February 25, 2010


I’ve been busy planning away the nursery for my April baby for months and could keep searching (obsessing) to no end…BUT the deadline is fast approaching and I think there’s plenty of inspiration from these beautiful nurseries to end the planning and start the doing!

veranda shannon bowers childs room

So many elements from this light and airy Swedish inspired nursery could move on with the child as he or she grows older…


palm design group childs room

Though not necessarily a nursery, this child’s room could be a more grown up version of the one above.  When I see a room like this it immediately reconfirms how simplicity can be so elegant.


     bhg nursery

I love how the curtain treatment above creates a dramatic focal point and introduces a subtle dose of color.  There are so many pretty fabrics to choose from, and creating a swag around the crib can be a wonderful way to show them off.  The matching bedding, crib ties and hanging mobile are elements on my “must” list.


 alkemie french inspired nursery

A nursery for le bebe francophile!  The neutral tones of this nursery are so calming, and everything is so pretty on it’s own that color might even be a distraction.  I love the shelf on the wall with hooks for pretty outfits, baby blankets, and other odds and ends. 



Another neutral room that proves color can come in the accessories.  As a lover of typography, I think these alphabet flashcards are a perfect decoration!


ohdeedoh house tour- charley

Proof that a French lantern really can go anywhere!


cottage living baby closet

Innovation goes chic with this pretty closet-turned-changing table alcove.  I love how the repetitive use of the simple dot pattern ties everything together (notice it’s even lining the inside of the pendant).  The curtains have a coordinating green ball trim on the leading edge and the custom cut valance top are just icing on the cake.

 ohdeedoh house tour- mallory grayohdeedoh house tour- mallory gray 5

A little bolder, this room took advantage of the wall the baby will be see most often- the ceiling!  Fresh colors, accessories and tailoring, this is one charming little room.

ohdeedoh house tour- sebastian and ruby

I’m not using a theme in my baby boy’s room, but I do love the idea of globes and maps.  Nice sign too!

ohdeedoh- walton

     One of my fears as a designer/soon to be mom is that a baby’s room turns into a sea of primary colors and plastic toys scattered about.  While I know that's not completely unavoidable at times, I love that the vignette above brings fresh greenery and sophistication to the space.  And a pretty dresser like this is the perfect place to stash all the toys and baby gear!

I’ll post some pictures of the progress of my nursery as it progresses (currently everything is piled in the center of the room with a dropcloth over it as the walls get painted!), and I’m sure you’ll recognize several details from these inspiring spaces!

{Images via Veranda, Palm Design Group, Better Homes and Gardens, Alkemie, Ohdeedoh, Cottage Living}

Saturday, February 20, 2010


In a fabulous way…

elle decor bookcase in hallway This bright cobalt blue is so unexpected and gorgeously saturated.

Hotel Recamier by Jean Louis Deniot via The Style Saloniste- wrapped bustAll wrapped up and guilded, this one reminds me of the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Hotel Recamier by Jean Louis Deniot via The Style Saloniste- black adn white striped bust I think the vertical stripes give her added height, don’t you?

elle decor dark bookcase Lovely contrast.

heidi claire manequin neclaces

Beauty and function… perfection!

{Images via Elle Decor, The Style Saloniste, and Heidi Claire}

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine’s Day Manual….

What to WEAR:

dress design & decor heart handbag

her name was lola heart tights

red glitter pumps via dress design & decor



williams sonoma red velvet heart cake

      dress design & decor heart marshmellows

aspirations of a southern housewife peppermint martinis


What to DECORATE with:

daisychainae heart newspaper garland

deco-love blog bedroom with heart photo collage

martha stewart dot com carnation wreath

What to look at just because it’s PRETTY:

 her name was lola heart balloon image


{Images via Dress Design & DecorHer Name Was LolaWilliams Sonoma, Aspirations of a Southern Housewife, Deco Love, Martha Stewart, mystery source}

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Flowers 2.12.10


With Valentine’s Day just around the corner I found these to be some inspiring arrangements…

this is glamorous via krisatomic via foto decadent

I love the mix of colors in this one…

   martha steart tulip and candy arrangment

Candy vase filler… what a great way to make sure you don’t eat all the candy!

   martha stewart dot com carnation wreath

This could be perfect for Christmas, but I think it’s even prettier for valentines day.  For the bad rap that carnations get, these look pretty darn cute!

Happy weekend!

{photos via This Is Glamorous & Martha Stewart}

Monday, February 8, 2010

Asian table love

Lately I’ve noticed a few rooms that feature an Asian inspired side table that’s both handsome and dainty at the same time. You’d think that would be an oxymoron, wouldn’t you?  Back to the obsession at hand, I love that it’s bold enough to make a statement but light enough to be easily moved around the house.

decorpad living room with zebra rug citron curtains and chinese side table


todd alexander romano living room rose chairs

Western Interior, interior designer Jeff Elliott designed a Denver home[1]

{Images via DecorPad, Todd Alexander Romano, and Western Interiors}

Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday Flowers


{Image via House & Garden}

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