Dec 29, 2010

what to do with popcorn ceilings...

popcorn ceilings?
tiny moldings?
cheap, floor to ceiling bi-fold closet doors?
paint everything a yummy, dark color,
throw in a zebra rug, a french daybed,
a modern coffee table, some great art
an orchid, one a--mazing chandelier,
 a few reflective accessories
and you've got yourself  

Dec 28, 2010

free + pretty calendar

when elle from swircheroom contacted me about her
free printable calendar, 
i decided to take a peek...
and i loved what i saw:

cute + free = happiness.
get yours here.
thanks elle!
(on a side note---i just can't seem to
stay away, can i??)

after christmas sales

i hope y'all had a wonderful christmas...i certainly did.
santa brought me some coach perfume (poppy), 
two fabulous design books that i will probably be posting about later, 
and a new tv for our den. 
but of course, the real treat was getting to be with my hubby and kiddos.
the house is still in shambles from all the eating and unwrapping and...
well...the NOT cleaning. (my christmas gift to ME!)
i know i said i was going to take a few days off, but i just 
could not resist posting about a few 
great after christmas bargains that i came across...
y'all know i love a good bargain...
at restoration hardware.
as low $9.49 for a set of 6.
these adorable snow globes are on sale for $14.99 at west elm.
 $6 lollipop advent tree at garnett hill.
isn't this adorable?

this cute door mat is only $8.50 at wisteria.

these nest ornaments would add a 
natural touch to your tree next year.
on sale at pottery barn for $3.99.

anthropologie has all their ornaments on sale, 

i just snatched up a few of 
these antique glass finials from wisteria,
currently on sale from $4.25-$8.50.
wisteria has a ton of stuff for 75% off right now!
if you only have the time/funds to check out 
one place...wisteria would be my pick!
happy shopping!

Dec 24, 2010


i'm taking a few days off to spend some time 
with my husband and kiddos. 
see you next week.

Dec 23, 2010

holiday tablescapes

some beautiful inspiration to assure that your 
holiday tables
are merry and bright:
i love the mix of silver and gold...
and i want those silver pine cones!
i love the lush, woodsy feel of this table.
that garland in the window is scrumptious!
simple and pretty.
the table of greenery in the background is
and so lovely.
tulips are usually associated with spring,
but work so well on this holiday table.
oh, and how great are those orange leather chairs?
charlotte moss does it again.
i so love the velvet + the moss + the apple.
simple ingredients transformed into something spectacular--
my fave.
carolyn roehm did this table setting.
i love the rich, saturated reds with the 
mini trees in silver cachepots.
simple, elegant and easy.

Dec 22, 2010


ohdeedoh featured my
you can check out the feature here.

knock, knock.

from my stash:
gorgeous holiday doors...

i don't know which one is my favorite.
they are all so pretty.
which one is YOUR favorite?

Dec 21, 2010

featured at blue cricket design...

many thanks to becca at
for featuring my
you can see the feature here.

a touch of christmas

it's not too late...
sometimes just the slightest touch of christmas 
can make a room feel
festive and ready for the holidays!
 a simple arrangement in a mirrored container is 
 an elegant and understated touch in this beautiful room.
on a side you think that santa could fit a coffered
 ceiling and a three tiered venetian glass chandelier 
down the chimney for me? 
i've been really good this year...
 this is such a stunning and elegant display. i love the play of the very angular vases with the soft frilliness of the flowers. are those orchids? whatever they are, they're gorgeous.
 so much prettiness and texture to 
look at in this image.
 giant candles + pine cones + greenery?
simplicity delivers here.
 isn't this a welcoming picture?
just the touch of the pine cones and the evergreen in the floral arrangement lets you know it's the holidays! and that a few lucky people are about to enjoy a festive little feast.
so fresh and thrown together looking...
and yet so pretty.
 ok, you caught me. this was taken from a pottery barn catalog, a few years back. but i have always loved the ides of using a hollowed out birch log as a vase for some fresh greenery.
 there is a dr. seuss-ian quality to these simple tabletop decorations that i adore.
i love the little sprigs of greenery in the chandelier.
and the christmas tree is so classic and pretty.
i really love this image.
i love the simplicity of it.
just a little touch of red + green can really transform ANY room.
isn't this one elegant?
all the white and silver are just GORGEOUS.
i love the flower arrangements on the mantle--it's so DO-able.
and it wouldn't cost a gazillion dollars...but the impact is HUGE.
i love the details in this room...
the greek key trim on the chair, the beamed ceilings, 
the pattern on the rug...
and or course, the little touches of christmas.
it's those little touches that make a house welcoming and warm.
especially at christmastime.