Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Keeping my eye on...

Rugs USA has a great collection of rugs for a good the graphics in each of these rugs...they would be a great to layer against a solid rug!

Peel away!

Just found these adorable artichoke vases! FCL has them for $25! You could use them for candles or a single stem. Delicately beautiful! Great addition to any bookshelf too!

Housewerks Bmore!

I have been interested in finding some good salvage yards for unexpected finds and what do you know there is one right in my backyard in Bmore!!!

Serving designers, renovators, homeowners, and architects, the 8,000 sf Valve House is a constantly changing mix of architectural elements and decorative objects. Whether you are looking for a period appropriate entry door or just something special and unexpected for your home or workspace Housewerks is where the search begins!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Perfect Entry Table bowls!

Lily 11

Grape Leaf 17

Grape Leaf 17

On sale at OKL these bowls are perfect and stylish to place in your front entryway! and the price is right starting at $30!

They would all be happy homes for my keys!



taped boxes on a white painted floor



Birds of a Feather flies high with this DIY! I love the simplicity of this project but the huge impact it makes in her laundry space! Think I may have to try this pattern for my party room before spring/summer sets in!

Love love love!

Tidy It Up Tuesday!

Today's Tighty It Up Tuesday features entry tables! I am a firm believer that you can create a stylish but functional entry table in any space.

By adding accessories creates immediate interest in your home, like seen in the first picture with the rock covered box.   Place a large piece of art or mirror above the table this will draw your eye up, as well as adding a lamp will bring height to your entry way space. Add a pretty bowl or platter for keys or important items.

Have fun with decorating this space by adding flowers or items that you love to look at...because then every time you walk in or out of your home you will feel connected to your space!

Touch of Glam

After meeting with a potential client yesterday I was inspired with all things glam! She loves chandeliers, cool elegant colors, and the finer looking items in design...I added in this picture of the metallic stripe hallway that I have featured before from Abode Love! It adds a sense of glam with the shine! Happy Glam Design!

Quorum International 630-5-514 Bohemian Katerina 5 Light Chandelier Light Fixture, Chrome

cyrstal chandelier

metallic paint

French Wing Upholstered Bed

upholstered sleigh bed

marble topped side table
platner table

Monday, March 28, 2011

Frame + Foto of the Day

Image 1

The frame of the day is a silver bamboo style frame which compliments my foto of the day! Here is my bestie Claire and her husband Dan. I bought them these rival cakes for their 30th surprise birthday party in Philly!


The Love List and Front Porch Studio Tour = LOVE

Front Porch Studio has amazing taste! I love their designs! Above is a tour of their work well put together! Here are some of her work samples:

Love Frotn Porch Studio designs! May have to have them help with the website! Thanks for the inspiration!

the XIVth chair

Check out this blog! Just found it and love her work! Check out some of the chairs she has completed below:


Autumn from Design Dump featured this amazing DIY!

1. Find a lamp shade and fabric you like

2. Cut out circles with your fabric and apply with fabric glue

3. Trim the excess fabric around the top and bottom of your lamp shade

4. Add trim with fabric glue around the top and bottom of the lamp shade

Beautiful lamp!

Visit Autumn's blog!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday Funday Freebie!!!

First ever Friday Funday Freebie!

This week I will be giving away an eDesign Board! 

I will create an eDesign board for any room of your choice.

How to enter:

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Also, please leave your e-mail address so I have a way of contacting you if you win.
Giveaway closes Thursday March 31st, 2011
Good luck!

Bathroom Redo!

So the bathroom redo is well on its way...a couple monogrammed hand towel/towels are on their way, but I wanted to share my new shower curtain project:

1. Plain white curtain


Fusible Fabric Tact
Fabric Glue
2" Black Ribbon
Tape Measure

2. Measure out pattern (I used a greek key pattern)

3. Place ribbon down and pin. Then place fusible fabric tact between the ribbon and the shower curtain and iron down ribbon.   

4. Remove pins and hang!

Looking good! Can't wait for the new hand towels with a black monogram!