Bold Patterned Wallpaper- Would You Dare?

York Wall Coverings- GRATA

Wallpaper is still on my wish list, and I've been on the lookout for patterns and colors that could potentially work somewhere in our house. Most of our rooms are neutral with touches of color, so going bold or graphic in a definite color would mean stepping way out of my box. To be honest, part of the reason I enjoy being a designer is working with clients who are ready for a change and want to go with something that's a little more daring. … [Read more...]

Thrift Shop Find: Vintage Tea Towels

Flowers and Trees Vintage Tea Towels

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you're most likely aware that one of my favorite things to do is peruse thrift shops or flea markets whenever I get the chance. I've become very disciplined with my purchases ever since I laid out some ground rules for thrifting earlier this year. So difficult, but so necessary! Only buying items I have a definite plan for has really kept the clutter in our basement storage rooms to a minimum. With that … [Read more...]

Farmer’s Market Basket {Friday’s Fab Find}

Fab Find- Porcelain Berry Box

I have the Katy Perry "T-G-I-F" chanting in my mind today. Anyone else glad it's Friday? I definitely don't have those kinds of plans for the weekend, but I am itching to get out of the house for a while. I'm also excited about getting to meet my baby niece on Sunday (I'm a great aunt now, but let's just stick with aunt!). I was flipping through May's Style at Home mag earlier this week and came across a cute porcelain berry basket from Crate … [Read more...]

Colorful and Fun Kitchen Decor

Yellow and Coral Kitchen

Happy February! I've been on a mission to get my kitchen organized and refreshed this week and thought it would be fun to add some color to help lift us out of this winter slump. Anyone else feeling blah? My friend Aimee posted this colorful kitchen photo from Target's catalogue and I immediately knew it's the vibe I've been craving. Perhaps a little daring for the neutral-lover in me, but accessories are always a safe bet because they're … [Read more...]

Spring Trendspotting {Florals}

floral-trend-spring-summer-2012

Although we had a very mild winter this year, spring is definitely taking its time to arrive where I live. Last week it snowed almost every night and today we're supposed to get even more, combined with heavy winds- oh joy! I'm trying to stay optimistic, but it's all becoming too much! Over the weekend I was thinking about what I love about spring and why I want it hurry up and get here so much (besides the warm weather). My son and I went to … [Read more...]

Designer Challenge: Which Area Rug? {Part One}

amanda

It’s time once again for our Designer Challenge. This time I presented three gorgeous area rug options and asked each designer to select her favorite and tell us what she’d do with it. First up, I’m excited to introduce Amanda of Amanda Carol at Home. I stumbled upon Amanda's blog last fall when I was asked to participate in Living Savvy's Spray Painters Anonymous series and I immediately knew we would hit it off. She and I share a love of classic … [Read more...]

Designer Challenge- Which Bench? {Part One}

Fun and Modern Living Room Mood Board

Today I'm starting a new Designer Challenge series where I ask other design bloggers to select one item from a grouping of furniture or accessories and tell us what they'd do with it. I'm so excited to introduce my first guest of this series- the very talented Tiffany from Living Savvy!   Hey there! I am Tiffany from Living Savvy and I was so excited when Shauna asked me to be a part of this super fun series! She sent me three different pi … [Read more...]