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- ▼ September (12)
Friday, September 28, 2012
On any given day, I pass numerous old barns on my drive into town. Some are in good condition, most are not. I often find myself thinking about how cool it would be for Red & I to buy one and transform it into a beautiful and unique home. A lot of work? Yes, but these images make me forget about that.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Typically, I'm not a huge "floral" person. As you might have already noticed.....I'm usually drawn to geometric shapes and less feminine prints. But lately, I've been seeing floral done in such a way that I really like it. It's fresh and modern.....what do you think?
Monday, September 24, 2012
If you've been on pinterest much at all, doubtless you're aware of the teepee trend. I admit that I wholeheartedly love it, especially as a creative space for children. Of course, no teepee post is complete without one of my favorite SNL skits. If you're short on time, just scroll to the 2:43 minute mark. "Whose that Spartan in my teepee?" "It's me, it's me." Enjoy.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
My friend Brittany just did the coolest DIY, I had to share it with you guys. She has been eyeing this Pottery Barn lamp for some time, but was reluctant to spend the money. During a visit home, her dad helped her to come up with her own version, and it's amazing to me how much it looks like the PB lamp. She was nice enough to write up a tutorial for you guys....thanks Brittany!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I love all of these images captured by Matthew Williams. Each of these spaces shares the same quiet elegance.....not to mention the gorgeous high ceilings.
Monday, September 17, 2012
We had a wonderful weekend enjoying the beginnings of Fall weather. We did some exploring around the Thousand Island region and Boldt Castle. If you didn't already know, Boldt Castle has a sad/sweet story behind it.....George Boldt (proprietor of Waldorf Astoria Hotel of NYC) bought Heart Island (it's literally heart-shaped)to build a castle on it for his wife Louise. She died suddenly during the construction of the castle, and in his grief he ordered all construction to cease. The Thousand Island Bridge Authority finished it 73yrs. later. It really is a beautiful place.
Another mid-century Craigslist find
Quality time by the water.....
We wrapped up the weekend with me learning how to make spaghetti squash (finally!) and football. Fall is officially here and I love it.
Friday, September 14, 2012
I have been slowly working at this bathroom off and on since last Fall when I wrote about my driftwood mirror here. Since then, I changed out our hand towels and shower curtain, organized our bathroom items, and finally finished it off with this latest chalkboard wall piece. Being renters, I wasn't willing to change out the light fixtures (as much as I want to) or anything else that we wouldn't necessarily use in our next home. I love having a place where Red and I can write funny quotes/inside jokes, Bible verses, or notes to each other. It's nice to wake up to.
This was super easy.....I just used this shaved off piece of a tree stump (you could either do this yourself or do what I did and buy one for $8 at Michaels). Then just after a couple coats of chalkboard paint...you're done!
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Here is an entire hotel in Bolivia made of salt. Pretty cool right? One rule to remember-guests are not allowed to lick the walls.
"Mineral-like" Dynasty wallpaper from Anthropologie
I had to do a double-take here to see that it was a photo and not a painting. These are the terraced pools (of mineral laden-water) in Maras, Peru.
"Mineral" print by Karina Eibatova
Monday, September 10, 2012
It has been a really long time since I've done a fashion post. This is partly due to the fact that though I love fashion, I'm most definitely not a fashionista. I tend towards classic pieces with a few trendy things interspersed. With that said, I still get a little excited about Fashion Week in NYC and have been enjoying the ongoing inspiration. On a side note- during our trip to DC, my grandma gave me a copy of Vogue's September issue.....and it just confirmed what I already knew- that besides being the sweetest and "wittiest" Grandma, she is also the coolest. Anyways, here are my picks for white after Labor Day....because that rule is out the window in my book.
1. Love this look for those awkward temperatures when it's right in between warm and cool.
Here is a similar blazer from Madewell (it might be the same one?):
2. Fitted white dress from Zara
3. Cozy knits
4. Chic all white/cream outfit.....
5. Every woman needs a white silk blouse
Friday, September 7, 2012
If you've noticed I've been absent on here lately it's because we are in DC for short trip and we're cramming a lot of things into a short amount of time (I'll be back next week!). I did get a chance to grab a copy of Domino's special edition Fall/Winter issue, and I've already poured over it twice. Here are some of my favorites(you may notice a few poor quality iphone pics)...... some are new and some I've seen before. It's a beautiful issue though, be sure to grab your copy!
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
We've all seen the elaborate and slightly over-the-top entryways in design magazines (and they are beautiful), but lately I'm drawn to a more understated beauty. There is something calming and inviting about these images. These are homes where I would feel comfortable "just popping in" and then probably find myself staying longer than planned. That's the kind of home I want to have.....