Tuesday, March 29, 2011

break time

hi all!  i am going to be taking a little break for a week or two.  but when i come back, i will be featuring:
*jaxon's big boy room
*nursery progress
*pouf magic-part 2
*cane back chairs:  re-invented
and much more.

talk to you all soon!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

work area to work for

doesn't this office space make you want to work harder for a sophisticated, stylish space to call you own.  the crescent shaped table, the beautiful chair and zebra rug make it oh- so- lovely to me! 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

well written

  a little detour from my normal content:  i had to share this with you...
this was taken from a blog- confessions of a reformed fat girl
and i thought it was written beautifully.  hope you enjoy.

Your mother is the one God whispers to first.
Whispers of your potential, whispers of your beauty, whispers of your souls promise. Mothers are our gateway to that which is the source of all understanding,
mothers are the window to Gods love.
Love & Blessings. - Buttaflibabee

check out her blog if you haven't already.  she is not only one of my best friends, she is also very talented and has a lot insight about her journey through life, love and her self revelations.

p.s. happy birthday to my best friend and sister, melissa!  love ya.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

decision no. 1: fabric choices

here are a couple fabric choices for the baby's nursery.
i think i'm going for an overall neutral color story, but with pops of turquoise, yellow and a hint of pink
i would choose 2-3 of the fabrics -at the most- and use them for toss pillows, a changing table pad or sheets
or maybe even frame one.


{sheets/changing table cover}

{framed "art"}

here are alternatives, just trying to incorporate a little pink.
but maybe i'll do that with accessories?
i'm not crazy about these....but they are still adorable

not so much in the room, but this would actually be cute for a receiving blanket, no?

i know it may look a bit busy all lined up in one little post, but if spread out in the space with just a couple-
 it should work with all of the neutrals going on.

what do you think?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

pulp 'reality'

i featured a home on friday designed by pulp design studios.
well here is a peak into other homes that the firm has designed.

images courtesy of pulp design studios

Monday, March 7, 2011

kitchen update: back splash installed!

we finished the back splash project in time to bring in the new year.  however, i have not been as diligent in taking photos of the finished product.  i had a few minutes this week so here it is. 

just as a reminder:  here is what i started with.
-ugly light fixtures
-no back splash

and now here is the finished product.
along the way we installed new light fixtures both above the island and kitchen table
bought new stools from cb2
and finally the back splash!

not to mislead you- we had a professional take on this job and i'm glad we did.

here is a peak inside my cabinet. 

and i just love this glass bowl from crate and barrel that currently holds my "cuties"

Friday, March 4, 2011

craftsman with a modern twist

i wouldn't mind living here, you?

don't you love the tub in the shower area
greenhouse turned into outdoor dining area

Thursday, March 3, 2011

modern dose for your thursday

in between a row of traditional, historic homes lies a modern gem.
toronto based architecture firm designed this home
check it out...


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

forget about the wallpaper

 a trend recently has been bold wallpaper in the powder room.
i am all for it, what better way to jazz up a small little room, right.

then i saw this:  carved wood panels. sleek. simple. stylish.
and since my mind has been on nurseries and big boy rooms, wouldn't these panels look great in either of the rooms? 

via **