Sunday, October 28, 2012

glass + wood = awesome sauce

So this weekend has been one spent indoors courtesy of this storm, you may of heard of her, Sandy.  Thankfully we just got some rain and wind, nothing major, just hoping and praying for my peeps that live in her path as of right now.  So any who, back to the post at hand.  I am loving the combo of wood and glass, its contemporary without being cold and it can be used in small doses, like kitchen canisters all the way to the design of a home.  Here's what I have been pinning...

 This ice bucket would be the star of a bar area.

 Love the simplicity of these kitchen canisters, would also be great as terrariums.
This staircase and gallery wall is awesome.

A more romantic, traditional take but would be great with some found brackets and made to fit glass.

I don't generally gravitate towards contemporary architecture but I love the openness and the different wood finishes.  A glass of red wine and you are golden.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

green machine

Lately, I have been noticing a trend towards the use of a richer green hue in home design.  Whether it be in furniture, art, paint, whatever, I keep seeing it pop up.  Many of the photos I saw from High Point Market also showcased this color.  I love it more in smaller doses rather than all over color but it definitely adds a vibrant punch to things.  What do you think?

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

sheep skin is in

So now that Fall is here and it's a brisk 75 degrees here in the good old south I thought I would focus on a nice warm and fuzzy trend, sheep skin in home design.  I actually like how it adds a bit of texture and warmth and is usually a very mobile piece so you can move it, store it, bring it back out, whatever you want to do.  Here's a few little pics to get you inspired for some furry cozy comfy design....word!

Amber from Amber Interiors did this.  I love her work, it's so youthful, eclectic and fun.  Her website also has a great DIY project for the artwork.

Glam, trendy, rustic awesomeness.

Love this and the fiddle leaf fig.  

What a cute work space.  

Amber Interiors again, she is so good it's sick.... in a good way.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

walnut wallpaper

I recently stumbled upon the website for Walnut Wallpaper and let me tell you that stuff is bananas (how many of you just spelled that out a la Gwen Stefani just then).  Any who back to the subject at hand.  I love cool graphic wallpaper along with select vintage styles and this site has plenty to choose from.  I am more apt to use wallpaper in smaller doses rather than a full on room coverage.  Here's a few  photos courtesy of their site that I am totally oohing and ahhhing over.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

white out

I am kind of digging pure white walls, so much so that I think I may paint (I know again) my living area all white.  I like it because it seems innately "clean" but by contrast all other colors literally pop against it.  I like the idea of being able to add color in doses, rather than with wall colors but I also think a pure white is super modern and on trend as well.  Here are a few pics that I am loving and will hopefully draw some inspiration from.

Blue and white...enough said. Also, the moldings and tile are stunning.

I love painted brick, this space is so young and chic.

The green literally pops against the white and the multiple tones of green add a warmth.

Love the citron curtains and pops of hot pink and black furnishings.

What a cute room.  Simple in it's pieces but the colors and patterns against the white makes such a statement.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

thrifting in Richmond part 1

So as I mentioned, I spent last weekend in Richmond.  While there, my Aunt Jean took us around to a couple of her favorite thrift stores.  Let me tell you, if I had a bigger home and bank account I would have gone to town.  They had so much great stuff and the prices were fantastic.  Often times around here, any thrift store you go to is extremely over priced to help pay the rents.  Here are a few snap shots of some of the things I could have easily taken home.

This is the spot, Class & Trash.  Next time you are in the Richmond area, it's definitely worth the trip.

 I love old doors, and this place had a plethora of old doors and windows.  Perfect for adding character to a new home or rehabbing an older one.
My aunt and I both fell in love with this table.  It was in great condition and had a great Greek key pattern (sort of hard to tell in the photo), but alas the space issue won out.

They had two of these garden stools and I looooved them, so great and would be perfect in a space like this one.

All of these containers would be great for planting orchids or succulents and great grouped together.

This bar cart was awesome, needed a paint job but would have been perfect.

It's hard to tell but this couch was awesome, super long & great structure.  It would look great with some white or grey linen fabric rather than the kaleidoscope of colors here.

These beakers would be great little bud jars grouped together on a mantle.

Monday, October 1, 2012

pumpkin season

Sorry folks for the lack of posts as of's been crazy but stay tuned for a great post about thrift store shopping in Richmond, VA real soon.  Well, it's that time of year again, pumpkin season is upon us.  I love the use of pumpkin in food, drinks, decor, etc.  I'm thinking of decorating some pumpkins real soon and here are few of my inspirations.  What do you think carve or paint the pumpkin?

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