Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Now I wish I'd decorated for Halloween. Next year!

{via Good Housekeeping}

{via Cottage Nest}

{via Cottage Nest}

Friday, October 30, 2009

My favorite room {this week}

Okay, so this is more of a nook than a room. Maybe it's my favorite look this week. I am a sucker for graphic black-and-white, so I'm adoring this wallpaper partnered with the mirrored table, lucite chair, and fancy lamp and mirror.

{via Point Click Home}

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Georgia, always on my mind

I'm planning to do a pretty large arrangement of art, photos, and plates (of course!) on one of my bedroom walls. I just discovered this artist's Web site and her Georgia print series. I can't say no! (She's on Etsy too.)





Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Crewel touches

I know a little goes a long way with this embroidered fabric but I'm having to resist the urge to put a little in every room of my house!

{via Number Four Eleven}

{via Pine Cone Hill}

{from a scouting trip to Dallas}

I'd like to attempt to learn this art over Christmas so I can do this vintage pattern. (The lady who found this pattern was kind enough to include a free scan here.)

And I think maybe this book might help.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Loving: Gibson Lane Studio

My middle name (albeit spelled differently) and my last name, but alas I can take no credit for the fantastic silhouettes from this company. I'm a big fan of classic silhouettes but these brightly colored and patterned ones are taking my love straight to infatuation.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Plates, plates, plates!

I am obsessed with plates. I love them in small arrangements or really large ones, mixed in with art on a parlor wall, one hanging alone. A few favorites below.

Love the graphic look and off-center placement {via Purple Area}

Big fan of the theme and different colors {via Thomas Paul}

What a great use for silver! {via Craft Stew}

My hands-down favorite: colors, patterns, styling—all perfect {via Point Click Home}

Sunday, October 25, 2009

All about blue

These beautiful images make me want to redo a whitewashed cottage on the coast. I pulled together this inspiration board from photos I found online and ones I had from various Texas scouting trips. {click to enlarge}

Row 1 {left to right}: back door in Dallas, Texas; lamp via Shades of Light; kitchen banquette in McKinney, Texas; tree via Country Living; Row 2: living room in Dallas, Texas; lattice fabric via Warm Biscuit; towels in McKinney, Texas; hydrangeas via Wedding Blossoms; Row 3: breakfast nook via Southern Living; bath via Mary McDonald; bath via Southern Living; chair via The Bella Cottage; Row 4: crib via Petit Tresor; blue armoire in McKinney, Texas; bath in Dallas, Texas; milk glass vases via Decor Pad

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Blooming with color

Really loving the pops of lime green and the unexpected black-and-white striped lamp in this bedroom. Read more here.

personal photos taken in McKinney, Texas