Monday, September 26, 2011

Catching Up

I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend! I was finally able to catch up on Secrets of a Stylist....between the lack of internet in our hotel and the move it has taken me some time. So I realize you all might have seen this, but I just have to say something about this awesome DIY chandelier featured on the show. Wow. If you're interested in trying your own hand at this, you can find the tutorial here.
It reminds me of the chandelier from the below favorite Domino interior.
Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Debate

You guys know what I'm talking seems like every guy is drawn to huge, puffy, not-so-chic recliners. It's practical, comfortable, and that's about it. I remember when Red and all my friend's husbands got back from their deployment.......they all wanted a recliner to watch football. It was like they had all been discussing it for the past year. How can you say no to that? Thankfully I was able to avoid the plunge, but realizing I couldn't forever I have been on the lookout ever since. Being the mid-century furniture lover that I am, I'm drawn to this vintage piece. At first glance it's all masculine, but I think it could be helped with some feminine touches. Meet the Milo Baughman reclining lounge chair. Though I'm still not sold on the idea of a recliner, this chair almost has me going to "the other side".
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Eclectic Gallery Wall

Though I would hardly describe my design aesthetic as eclectic, there is something about an eclectic gallery wall that I love. Simply put, it's interesting. I've had a gallery wall in each home thus far, but my largest frame was broken during this move (among other things). Normally it wouldn't be such a big deal, but it was one of the main pieces of the gallery wall. I've been wanting to add in artwork and different frame finishes to my gallery wall, this seems like the perfect excuse.
Friday, September 16, 2011

It's Here!

I know everyone's talking about it, but for those of you who are not already convinced that you need to get your own copy I'm here to say that it really is all that great. There are so many beautiful inspirations, before and after pictures, DIY projects, and lessons on flower arranging. The past few days I've been unpacking by day and devouring this beautiful book by night.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011


By now, you all probably have an idea how much I love textiles. So, it won't surprise you that I fell in love with the batik tie-dyed tablecloths from kcswonderland . Most of them are handmade by the Bai tribe of south-western China. What I love most about these tablecloth's is that they are not only functional, but a piece of art. Please stop by Choppin's shop!
So now for the giveaway............Choppin has generously offered this lovely tablecloth to the winner! Not only could you use it as a tablecloth, but you could frame it as a piece of art, or use it to reupholster an ottoman....etc. The possibilities are endless. To enter the giveaway, you must: 1. Be a follower of RestlessOasis 2. Leave a comment 3. For separate entries, you can fb/tweet/pin about this giveaway and leave a separate comment for each. Winner will be announced Monday, good luck!
Wednesday, September 7, 2011


My next few days are filled with unpacking, breaking down boxes, and making our new place live-able. Not super "blog worthy". So, I thought I would send some Scandinavian inspiration your way instead. Red is Norwegian, and very proud of his Scandinavian heritage. How lucky for him, that I love Scandinavian design:). Really though, I love the cleanness of it. All the white with pops of color, it's so inviting!