Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A playful space

My sister asked me to do a post on ideas for a children's play space.  Some of the best things I found were on Etsy - enjoy!

Zid Zid Kids Lounge Poof's
Comfortable, cute and made from recycled goods.

Map of The United States in Pinks and Browns
I love the idea of a large map on the wall in a kids room - Etsy shop English Muffin

(A company based in the Netherlands - but ships worldwide!)

 play tent - petal

(available in blue too - how precious!)

Love all the colorful prints from Etsy shop Sugarfresh
"Know my Abc's"

Alphabet Soup - 11 x 14 Alphabet Print - Girl

"Alphabet Soup" - Sugarfresh

Mister Numbers - 11 x 14 Numbers Print

"Mister Numbers" - Sugarfresh


Indoor/Outdoor Rugs from Dash and Albert
An affordable rug company with an endless amount of options in bright stripes. Indoor/outdoor is practical for a children's room - the product is hoseable, scrubable, and bleachable! 


nursery rhymes art

Monday, November 29, 2010

Winter Retreat

The December/January issue of Elle Decor just arrived in the mail and I am loving the cover/feature story...for those of you who don't receive this magazine, here is a peek at the beautiful home of the Turner family, located in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho. It was designed by the mother, daughter team (Mary Lynn, Marie, and Emily) who created a rustic getaway that has a relaxed yet elegant feel. It's simply gorgeous.

Wow - this room goes on my list of "favorites"

Never thought I would call a woodpile "gorgeous" - but it adds such personality and texture to the room.

Perfect space for game night or movie night.

I am bookmarking this for my "fantasy home"....genius, crafty, AND charming.

Simple and Soothing.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I love this space and table setting - festive and fresh with a modern touch, balanced beautifully with all the plant life.

Have a lovely and safe Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My Favorite Things

Oprah just did her last "favorite things" episode...so I thought I'd share some of my favorite things as gift ideas, etc. If only I could send all my readers a box of all these goodies!!

Sferra Celine throw - soft, textured and beautiful too. Everyone should have one.

You can't have too many trays - seriously, I can list off hundreds of reasons why...which is how I justify any tray purchase....

Holiday Sprigs from Olive and Cocoa
Love everything about these - antique looking glass jars, live plants, holiday cheer...I really do want to give these to everyone!

Such a fun gift - and practical too!

I've been drooling over this for several months...maybe I should get myself a happy holidays purchase?

These would be fun every day glasses. They might be on the fancy side, but they'd put me in a good mood -- it's the little things I tell you.

Charming organic linen napkins from Etsy shop Madder Root


These idiom bangles from Kate Spade are too cute. Each are inscribed with a playful phrase like "roll up your sleeves", or "penny for your thoughts"....they make me smile just looking at them.

Felix Doolittle return address labels - a forever favorite of mine - little work of art with so many designs to choose from!

Love Life is published by Compendium Incorporated who has the best selection of inspiring books. This one is my favorite and reminds me of the simple pleasures in life...a good read around the holidays and reminder of all that we have to be thankful for :)

Love Quotes Scarves - these remind me of hanky panky's (another favorite!) b/c you buy one and then want it in every color!

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Work in Progress

I'm excited to be helping a friend make decisions on his new place and thought it would be fun to share the vision we have. Painting is first on the list -- then hanging, reupholstering, arranging, etc. In the meantime, it's a work in progress!

Here are a few of the before pictures, with inspirational ideas for the desired result....

Brian has an extensive and very unique art collection - we decided this wall would make a beautiful collage of frames....

Similar to this one. Very eclectic and definitely a conversation starter.

Books galore - Brian has a passion for reading and milling over design inspired books. The idea behind this space is a backdrop of bookshelves and a dining room table turned cozy desk spot...sort of like the one below....

 The outside balcony - Brian's favorite part of his new place. He plans to spend a lot of time out here and wants to make it cozy, private and planted. See ideas below...

The bathroom needs some love. A dark, crisp navy will help the walls and a over sized monogrammed shower curtain will give a punch of personality...bound to be a "tiny jewel box" of a bathroom.

More exciting pieces we have to work with...

A vintage mantel...

Antique textiles....

Worn shutters for Kitchen doors...

I can't wait to share the official before and after shots!!
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