Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas in Dallas

Sorry for the delay, but football and Thanksgiving took over! Christmas decorating is in full swing at my house, and I remembered these photos from Dallas as I was unpacking boxes. This is one of my favorite shoots ever. Love the bicycle filled with gifts!

Friday, November 20, 2009

My favorite room {this week}

Kate Spade's bathroom. Lime green (my favorite decor color) + zebra + white accents. Doesn't get much better. (And, hello? Black stripes on the shower curtain? Yes.)

Thursday, November 19, 2009


One day I'm going to have a house that is perfect for awnings. They'll be navy-striped to look good with my green front door and yellow flowers. Sweet.

{via Claggett Wilson}

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Before & After

So I'm cheating and posting a picture of my own living room. You won't find much neutral in my house. I can appreciate a pretty neutral room, sure, but it just isn't me. I prefer to live in Candyland.

{via Southern Living}

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pretty monogrammed wreath

I love how simple this look is, and it would be so easy to re-create. Pick up a boxwood wreath {a square one would be nice too}, purchase a letter from a crafts or homes store, paint {if necessary}, attach it to the wreath, and hang. Next Christmas decorating project, please.

If that's too much work, you could always order one of these Spruce Alphabet Wreaths from Ballard. I have one, and it's my absolute fave.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Painted front doors

I found some more doors that I love. I can't paint the outside of mine, but I have a plan for the inside. Stay tuned.

{via Fric and Frac}

{via Curlin Reed Sullivan}

{via DesignTies}

{via Sage Mommy}

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Lots of Christmas posts coming your way

Not to be cliche, but it is the most wonderful time of the year. And my favorite, excluding a good fall football season. Projects and beautiful images coming oh-so-very soon.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Christmas ribbon wreath

I am going to attempt this. I'll let you know how it goes. {Confession: I am not good at tying bows.}

{via Home by Sunset; tutorial here}

Friday, November 13, 2009

My favorite room {this week}

I timed this one perfectly, football fans. My loyalties lie always with the Red & Black, and I could totally live on this enclosed porch.

{via Material Girls}

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Neopolitan walls

What a fun look! I'm a fan of stripes on walls already, and I love this color combination!

{via Mandarine d'Italie}

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Black walls? Yes!

Painting your walls black is a pretty dramatic look, but it can be pulled off with the right accessories and trim. Keep everything else crisp {and preferably white}, and use semi-gloss or high-gloss paint on the trim.

{via Khaleejia}

{via Decor Pad}

{via Twolia Plus Palate}

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sunny bathroom

So pretty. Especially if there is an ocean view.

{via Coastal Living}

Monday, November 9, 2009

Kitchen envy

Look at all of those neatly shelved cookbooks. I want this!

And the rest of the space. Just as fabulous.

{via La Dolce Vita}

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Classic black & white

One of my very favorite combos. I had a lot of fun putting together this inspiration board! {click to enlarge}

Row 1 {left to right}: bedding via Leontine Linens; rug via Casa Sugar; chandelier wall decals via Blik; lacquered mirror via Girl Meets Glamour; Row 2: garden stool via Gump's San Francisco; living room via Flickr; geometric chair via Polyvore; house via Country Living; Row 3: bath via Chateau de Lu; draperies via Hunkydory Home; geometric pillow via Black. White. Yellow.; door knocker via House Charm; Row 4: bedroom via Decor Pad; bedroom via Black and White Delight; front door via Good Wood Contractors; lamp via Interior Design Styles

Saturday, November 7, 2009

An awesome entry

I want this front door. Same color, and I'll take the brass number too. So simple and pretty.

Friday, November 6, 2009

My favorite room {this week}


{via La Dolce Vita}

I'd do anything for a tole lamp like this yellow one.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Salon walls

I am gathering the pieces for a salon wall in my bedroom, and I'm getting tons of inspiration and ideas from these images. Hope to show you the result soon!

{via Domino, RIP}

{via Abbey Goes Design Scouting}

{via Suburban Renewal}

{via Suburban Renewal}

And I have to admit, I'm kind of digging the crookedness of the art below. I think it looks fun and quirky.

{via Suburban Renewal}

*Want to try this? Go here for a great tutorial.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Oh. This room = love

I love the colors, the mismatched elements, the books, the pillows. See even more here.

{via Whatever…}

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

'Tis the season {almost}

I know it's early. I know we've yet to get through Thanksgiving. And I know {in the South} it's still 70°. But I have Christmas on the brain. Wouldn't these adorable ornaments from Anthropologie be precious on a coastal Christmas tree?

{via Coastal Living}

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Decorating with numbers

I know lots of people out there have a thing for numbers. These images are giving me a thing for numbers too! I feel pressure to choose a favorite so I can incorporate it around my home!

{via Cottage Nest}

{via Style Redux}

{via Cynthia Garrett}

{via Simplified Bee}