Archive for February, 2010

beautiful blue

February 26, 2010

I’m loving little blue, a little white and pops of color.  Happy Weekend!

Just lovely, the shiney walls and pop of pink!Miles Reed form Elle Decor

Just lovely! The laquered walls I have to try this soon.

The wall color in this room is just beautiful! Paired with the yellow is perfect

I'm dying over the aqua blue! Just a little hint of green.

Lot's of white, a little blue and touches of soft pastels. So sweet.

This color combination is unexpected but totally works!

Great statement in this one!

the orange is a perfect complement to this blue

more blue and pink, love this combination

Images via Habitually Chic, Canadian House and Home, Phoebe Howard, Windsor Smith, Celerie Kemble, Elizabeth Kimberly, Kendall Wilkinson, Massucco Warner Miller, Habitually Chic, Absolutely Beautiful Things

tweet tweet

February 25, 2010

Well the birds have landed all over Pottery Barn!  Lot’s of cute aviary inspired goods.  Now I’m not suggesting you use everything but a few little birdy items are perfect for adding  spring to your home.  Enjoy!

this vase of moss and eggs on...

this shelf

These glasses wtih...

these stripey straws

this bird cage on...

this table

This pillow on..

this settee

this mug in...

a kitchen with this fabric

this place marker with...

this tea set

this bird...

on this shelf

this pillow...

on this chair

all bird items from Pottery Barn , black shelf from Revival Home and Garden, stripey straws from Jack and Lulu, marble table from Ruby Beets, Setee from Wisteria,  fabric Ferrick Mason, tea set Royal Albert, red shelf Wisteria, tufted chair from Serena and Lilly

before and after

February 24, 2010

I’ve channeled Martha Stewart once again and taken on a facelift project in my house.  I had this dresser that I used to use as a changing table/storage for the girls but now it’s used for all my t’s and small stuff now that my closet is no longer of the walk-in kind.  (Oh one day I’ll have the closet all girls dream of).  So first the dresser got a fresh coat of basic white.  Then I used electrical tape in a criss-cross pattern on the fronts of the drawers.  Then a two coats of grey flat paint on top.  Finally peel back the tape and voila!  A whole new look. I peeled the tape off while it was still a little wet as I wanted the edges to be a little jagged.  I also tried like crazy to line everything up but it kept becoming a little off.  I still like the overall finished look a little quirky!  I’m also looking for some fun knobs.  Enjoy!



After- Ha! I need to change the fabric on the seat of the chair now a little repetative.

I also spied another harlequin pattern DIY project on one of my favorite blogs Little Green Notebook.  Jenny used Japanese masking tape to create the pattern.  No paint on this one!  Click on the link above for more details.  Great idea!

tuesday’s find

February 23, 2010

I was running around yesterday and finally went into this cute shop on Main Street in Littleton that I’ve driven by a hundred times before.  Tres Jolie is a treasure trove of goodies!  They have a beautiful displays of colorful candies filled in glass jars, unique papers, funky chandeliers, luxurious linens and unique accessories.  The shop also doubles as a cafe  featuring a long, long list of tea, small sandwiches, chocolates, pastries, cookies, champagne and wine.  The perfect place to meet a girlfriend.  I’ll be taking my girls back for a cookie!

One of the items I was most taken by in the shop were the lamps they had from Straydog designs.  I have written about Straydog before but I got to see these up close and personal.  They are fun in design and whimsical in color.  They are made of papermache and hand painted by artisans in Haiti.  A must see next time you are in Littleton!!

The Sarah Lamp in pink $475

The Sarah Lamp in Aqua $475


Lot's of color options. How about black with a pink shade.

Then throw this pillow on the bed or sofa from Tres jolie $154

light it up

February 22, 2010

Foyers, Powder Rooms and  Kitchen Nooks are great places to make a statement with a unique lighting fixture.  Flea markets and garage sales are great places to seek out bargains.  Transform them with paint or fun shades.  On the web you can find funky pieces from Anthroplogie or Ebay.  Sleek options from Overstock or Room and Board.  If you are local check out Patina on University for one of a kind vintage or Mod Livin on Colefax for a contemporary pendant.  Always put your lights on a dimmer even bathroom.  I have just about every light on a dimmer it allows you adjust the with the flick of the switch.  Enjoy!

The Onion. Ha! This would be great over a sarin table in the kitchen

Ooo la la! How is this for dramatic. The black is so unexpected

This would be the perfect punch for a powder room!

The size of the lantern is perfect for this foyer

I love these one of kind pieces from Henry Road. They would be a great vintage style accent on a powder room

I love this light fixture the color is so powerful, I also love how the color is repeated on the striped floor!

This is perfect for a foyer. I like switching out the bulbs instead of your run of the mill chandelier style.

This is so sugary sweet!

The Galbraith and Paul fabric on this drum light is hand blocked. Lovely!

These look like christmas ornaments strung up with fishing tackle. I'm sure the reflective quality is wonderful at night. Be creative with your lighting, don't over look and everyday object that could be transformed.

Great contrast

Even your launry room could use some light!

It's doesn't always have to be a chandelier. This is a great sconce for the foyer

Images: Mod Livin, Domino via Habitually Chic, Alice Lane Home, Cote de Texas via VTinteriors, Henry Road, House Beautiful via Tobi Fairly, Pieces, Traditional Home via Shelter, Room and Board, modGirl, Freckles Chick, little green notebook, PeacockFeathers