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Friday, September 30, 2011
You guys know by now that I'm usually drawn to bright and airy rooms, but lately I've been drawn to quite the opposite. Bedrooms with dark walls. Maybe it's the weather changing, but something about a black or grey wall just makes me want to curl up with a nice book on a rainy day. Then again, I really love both. How about you? What pulls you in?
Monday, September 26, 2011
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.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
You guys know what I'm talking about......it 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".
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I recently came across these beautiful photos from fashion designer Liza Bruce's getaway in Jaipur, India. Featured in Elle Decor in 2005, this beautiful two bedroom apartment is bold and full of life. There's so many gorgeous details to take in, it's almost sensory overload!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
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.
Monday, September 19, 2011
We got to explore the 1000 Islands Region this weekend with my in-laws. It was only confirmation that we have moved to a beautiful place. Not to mention, the weather was simply perfect this weekend- Fall is in the air and I'm loving it!
Congratulations Kristen on winning last week's giveaway!
Friday, September 16, 2011
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!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Fashion magazines/blogs are all abuzz with the Fall must-haves. Here is a round-up of a few of my latest must-haves for the home.......except in reality it's more "would like to have".
Monday, September 12, 2011
It's easy to dismiss classics just because they aren't the latest or newest thing, but there's a reason herringbone has not gone anywhere. Embrace the timeless beauty.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
In my very first blog post, I wrote about this industrial chandelier. Since then, I've stumbled upon a number of other DIY chandeliers, all of them remarkably creative.....and relatively cheap to make. Here's a quick roundup of my favorites.
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!