Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Settle for Brian Paquette if you're in Seatle, WA!

Hey Notebook Readers! I came across this designer, Brian Paquette Interiors in Rue Magazine and have been wanting to feature his projects for a while!
Ugh I'm in love with his style!

I love the eclectic layering throughout each of his spaces! So be sure to head over and check out more of his projects!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Happy Monday Giveaway!

Hello Notebook Readers!
Hope everyone is having a nice start to their week...it is gross and rainy here in Washignton so I thought we would have a Monday Giveaway to brighten up the day!
Today's giveaway is by Peapod Paper and Gifts!
Start the summer off right with this Lilly koozie
and matching cooler bag!!!

How to win?
Complete any two of the following tasks!
6) Leave a comment below about how much you love these Lilly products!
The lucky winner will be annouced Friday! have a good day people! 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday Finds....Finn & Pear!!!

Happy flipping Friday Notebook Friends!
Today I'm excited to share an amazing Etsy store Finn & Pear! They have the most adorable earrings...I found this store and immediately order monogrammed sets for my girls!
Wood Earrings - Monogram Earrings - Personalized Modern Bridesmaid Gift Birthday Gift Mothers Day

Bezel Earrings - monogram earrings personalized coral polka dot bronze dangle earrings metal wire earrings birthday mothers day gift
So head over and treat yourself at Finn & Pear!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Big boys room!

Getting some inspiration for a client on a big boys room has been a blast. Growing up with two sisters I'm finding boys rooms so much fun to do! check out these adorable spaces!
It makes me want to have a little boy some day with my Boy! 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Overdye to die for?

Hey Hey! Hope everyone if getting through their week! I have been busy busy busy but happy it is already Wednesday!
I have been super excited about the latest craze of carpet dying. We used one in the DC Design House and people either love it or hate it as we came to know over the weekend listening to all the critics. Personally I think it gives a nice twist on the traditional rug...check it out!

What do you all think? Love or leave it behind?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sign, Sealed, Delivered!

Good morning on this cold Tuesday from DC! The only thing warming me up right now is the thought of Boy and I having our wedding invitations circulating snail mail this morning! My wonderful future mother-in-law went to the post office yesterday and hand stamped each envelope to ensure their beautifulness and delivery! So excited!!!
final stuffed envelope!
I wrapped each invite and RSVP with some gold ribbon to not only tie it all together but to give it a bit of pop when retrieving them out of the envelope
I lined each envelope myself using a raspberry cardstock...I pulled in the "love" stamp again, which I used on our save the dates as well!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day!

Hey Notebook Readers! Hope everyone had a great weekend and aren't mis over it being Monday!
I'd like to say Happy Earth Day to everyone!
Love this day because it not only reminds us to be more consious but it emulates the idea of recycling & rehabbing which is something I am passionate about. Taking something old and giving it new life will benefit our children and our children's children!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday Finds...Lila Mae!

Hey Notebook Readers! Hope everyone had a good weekend and is gearing up for the weekend!
I'm happy to share with you today an all USA made company, Lila Mae featuring women's, men's, home, and children's products. There are so many items to you all to choose from!
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Robbie Adrian Organic Cotton Crib Blanket :: Little Less Silk Ruffle Trim
so many goodies!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Go Hounds!

One of my clients wants to find a houndstooth carpet...I love the bold look and she found her inspiration from this photograph

love this color combination!

It wasn't a hard find but this bargain cannot be beat! Overstock had a 5 x 8 for $71 and a 8 x 11 for $150! What a why to make a bold statement by layering in a black and ivory houndstooth!

Rug Collective Houndstooth Black / Ivory Rug

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Think IKEA!

I saw this IKEA expedit hack and fell in love!
So many of us are in need of storage whether because we are in small apartment living spaces or just bought our first home that may be on the smaller size...this picture and many like these continue to inspire me to think outside of the box!

You are looking at three expedit IKEA shelving unit stacked, some open concept and some with storage drawers.
EXPEDIT Shelving unit IKEA Finished on all sides. Can also be used as a room divider.
Each expedit unit goes for $70...so to get this custom build in look you are looking under $250! Remember there is always a solution to a problem whether spacial or financial!
Let's get creative people!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Don't Grow Up...

Love sharing this aspect of Regan Billingsley's  teenage boy's room in the DC Design House!
We used painted lettering adhered backwards on the bathroom wall...so when you look through the mirror it reads...
love this unexpected element!


The Notebook would like to extent our thoughts and prayers to all Bostonians this morning.
Welcome to Boston Art Print

Monday, April 15, 2013

Weekend Wrap Up!

Hey Hey Notebook Readers! I'm happy to announce we all survived the weekend! My bachelorette was THE BEST EVER! 20 woman, endless wine, and memories forever!
the winery

too much fun playing corn whole on the vineyard

thanks to all my ladies for making it out to celebrate becoming the future Mrs. Larsen!!!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday Finds...Peapod Paper & Gifts

Still getting over the high of yesterdays press in the Washington Post! But I am very excited to share with you a great site I found that has amazing paper and gift products!
So many fun products! I stumbled upon their site while looking for our wedding invitations!
And readers this is your lucky day...Peapod has offered any Notebook Readers 10% off today! So head over find some goodies and enter FridayFinds10 in the promotion code!!!
Happy Friday People!
Be back Monday...after my insane girls bachelorette weekend! Wineries, women, and a lot of wisdom to be had!

just a few of the amazing ladies I will celebrating with!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Local Living

The Washington Post featured the whole DC Design House  today and I am very happy to annouce the designer I have been working with, Regan Billingsley's room got the cover!!!
Head on over and check it out!!! They have features on all the rooms in this years house! Very fun read!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Overlay...excited about this one!

Hey Hey! Happy hump day! Not sure where you all are but its hot and sunny here in DC and feels amazing!
I'm so excited to share these ladies store! It's called O'verlays! I'm sure many of you have heard of it but if not definitely check out their products. Talk about IKEA hacking...these ladies are queens at that!
They provide overlays for all your IKEA furniture! Not only does it spruce it up but can give an old gross piece new life. So if you don't feel like getting dirty and painting you old stuff think about adding a layer of trim to it!
Opportunties to achieve cuteness are endless!!! So head over and check them out!!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Key to the Wedding!

Hey Notebook Readers! I'm so excited to share with you all a glimpse of our wedding invitation! They are a bit more casual but super fun and go along with our navy, pink, white with touches of gold wedding color scheme...
check 'em out!
I just love the greek key and have so many ideas to use it on furniture!
here are some inspiration photos from rugs to floors the possibilities of using this design are endless