Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Frame + Foto of the day

5 X 7 Picture Frame With Vintage Blue Paint

Today's Frame of the day is made by a Signed and Numbered all handmade and $11! The Foto of the day is of my Grandfather, Emmett. He is 101 years old! Love ya Grandad!

Let's paint

Down Pipe

Pipe Down by Farrow & Ball

Outrageous Orange

Outrageous Orange by Benjamin Moore

Black Lacquer

Black Lacquer by Benjamin Moore

I love all three of these paint colors. I have used the first two in my apartment. The grey looks great in a living room and the orange I painted in my work space. The last color by Benjamin Moore, Black Lacquer, is used above by painting a bathroom door, but it is not to dark being surrounded by the playfulness of the blue!

I'm dreaming of a workspace...

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Having a small work space can really jam me up...I have transformed a closet in my DC apartment to have as a work space but I have a dream of having a bigger one...these are a couple work spaces that inspire me to grow! Check my work space on McNamara Design!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Frame + Foto of the day

Cheers! Friends and family this time of year is the best! Here I am with our group at this years Army/Navy game..Love you all! This frame is made by Decor & More and for an 8 X 10 frame for $29 ...what a steel!

Santa maybe for next year?

Love this turquoise bench...add some throw pillows and it would make a great entryway piece! Won't mind taking off my winter boots on this bench!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Write it up!

Love love love these pencils from iomoi they have great character and style for any note you jot!

Frame + Foto of the Day!

The frame of the day is an orange wooden frame sold by gracious homes, which matches the sun kissed skin in the foto of the day! Here is my sister Caitlin, my cousin CJ, myself, and half of our bro Austin...we are heading down to Dewey DE from hanging with the fam!

Holdin it all together

Asian inspiration, geometric shapes, and painted wooden banisters all make great the turquoise wooden banister idea. Great DIY project!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Martha Knows Best

These three Christmas cards are all handmade, Martha style. The first is an accordion style card that would take no time to make up. the next two are more tedious but well worth the $ you will save by making your own! Merry Merry!

Frame + Foto of the Day!

5x7 distressed pine picture frame . dark walnut finish .

The frame of the day is a distressed pine frame from DA Custom Frames and will add great character for the foto of the day. This is Luna B my best friend Raegan's dog. The most sweetest loyal dog I know! See you New Years Eve Luna B!

Talk about warming up for under budget...

Faux Fur Throw

Found this Faux Fur at Calypso St. Bart's and love the light color and adds tons of texture to your couch, bed, or wing back chair!

Warm it up

Saw this fireplace image in Lonny Mag and loved the geometric shape of the fire screen. After searching for an affordable one this is what I found...$99 bucks from JC Penny will give you the designer look for 1/3 of the cost!

Clutch it!

Christmas Plaid Clutch Purse with Red Bow

Roadster Car and Faux Leather Clutch Purse

Green Zebra Print and Purple Clutch Purse

Zebra and Green Silk Clutch Purse

Holiday season you have a million parties...why not dress it up with one of these fun clutches! Made by Corey Renee these clutches add the party to any outfit!

Let the light shine in!

Seaweed Lamp
So I saw these in Sweet Paul Mag and looked the look of them. They are made by Sarah Foote out of veneer strips, dots, and free flowing lines, which Sarah calls these lamps spaghetti, seaweed, and hydrangea. They are simple but give off a complexity to them that will add texture to any space. Love them!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Frame + Foto of the Day!

The frame of the day is a Kate Spade Frame...I love the black n white picture in it I thought I'd go with one too! The foto of the day is of me and another one of my best girlfriends, Kerry. She is getting married in May and I couldn't be happier for her and her fiance Matt! Their wedding is 5 months to the day... Cheers!

Make a Gallery in your Home!

Apartment Therapy DC posted an How-To create your own gallery in your home! These are some of my favorite examples. The plethora of frames surrounding the staircase has got to be my #1 pick! By keep the frame and matting all white the space feels less overwhelming...check how I created a gallery in my own apartment at McNamara Design!

Fun fabric!

So I found this great DIY headboard on Danielle Oakley's Blog and loved the fabric that she used for her daughters room! I had to share the link to the online fabric dealer...great deals! Danielle found this fabric fro $12/yard.

Pop Garden Pop Daisey Red

Robert Allen Kiki Pinata

Richloom Cornwall Garden


Check out these notebooks! They are only $5 and would be great to shove in your purse for jointing down numbers, to-do lists, and a whole lot more! Just love em!