Wednesday, September 30, 2009

west elm

just drove past the new west elm store in austin. i think they have some really great pieces. their stuff works well in almost any home. and say what you will but i am still NOT tired of the parsons desk. i want it. i just don't have a place for it yet!

all images courtesy west elm

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

la la lavender . . .

i have mixed feelings about purple. but i think it's grown on me a bit. it looks AMAZING on my blue eyed, fair skinned, tow headed daughter . . . still not convinced that i could use it outside my daughter's bedroom but these inspiring pictures make me consider it . . .

all images courtesy elle decor & domino magazine. credit to the fabulous katie ridder.

Monday, September 28, 2009

make your home happier

i just stumbled across this blurb in this months self magazine:

make your home happier

sprucing up your digs isn't a superficial pursuit -
little changes can improve your outlon on life,
according to Paige Hemmis, extreme makeover,
home edition designer . . .
and spokeswoman for depression awareness campaign blueprint for hope.
"a soothing space allows you to be more creative and productive." Hemmis says.
she shares her tips for domestic bliss:


"on mine, I post reminders of things to look forward to, like a picture of a car I wanted until I saved enough to buy it. I also display photos, ticket stubs, cards, everytime I walk by it I smile."

so go ahead. get organized!

kid's artwork

am completely obsessed with this. and as soon as we add on to our house it's going in the playroom.
it is available on etsy at LadandLass.

chevron . . .

it's still everywhere! and i just love it.

fabric by schumacher

tray by oscar de la renta

photo courtesy domino mag

photo courtesy domino mag

rug by west elm

chevron notecards available on etsy at jennifer ramos made by girl shop.

madeline weinrib rug

madeline weinrib pillow

Sunday, September 27, 2009

mirror . . . mirror . . . . on the wall . . .

photo courtesy domino mag

we have this mirror in our house.
it's amazing. it was purchased at ta lorton in tulsa, ok.
photo courtesy domino mag

all mirrors above from oly studio

mirrors above from jonathan adler

or you can mirror the front of cabinets or doors . . . we did that to our "pantry."

Friday, September 25, 2009

fun artwork for kids

i just hung up some super cute prints in my daughter's room from etsy . . .
you can find them at the black apple.
i hung four and ordered four more!
here are some cute ones:

fun bookshelf

via coochicoo
Tree Bookshelf by Shawn Soh

Who says books belong on rectangular book shelves? This tree bookshelf is beautiful by itself or stacked with books where by designer, Shawn Soh, states “a tree becomes a book becomes a tree”. Love it, but note – we don’t know how to order one. See more pictures and send inquiries to the designer’s website.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

lucite curtain rods

this is a MUST.
they will be going in our family room . . . as soon as we build it!

available in custom sizes at


i painted our living room ceiling with stripes. i can't get enough of them.
look at these . . . they are quite inspiring!

our living room

all images courtesy domino magazine


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