Saturday, February 21, 2009

Fire It Up

I love that anyone on any budget can create a warm inviting look by simply adding a fireplace. A great focal point which adds so much character and style.

With the many different styles, looks and types of fireplaces available now, anyone can create these looks. The best part, if it's a portable fireplace, you can just pick it up and move it around if you get tired of it down the road.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

French Twist

i'm so inspired by revived traditional furniture with a modern twist. it's one of my favorite things to do for myself, but also for my clients.

i love these chairs from moda are prefect examples of traditional with a modern twist. they're absolutely fun, whimsical yet extremely elegant!

here is a white on white sofa by sixinch

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Red Rose Ruby

I'm probably the only girl out there that doesn't really fancy purses ... don't get me wrong, I can appreciate a nice bag but put a Marc Jacobs bag or a Jimmy Choo shoe in front of me and I'm all over that foot decor!

So when I came across these hand made cluthes by Rowena I was shocked as to how much I loved the beautiful crafted handmade cluthes. She makes these by incorporating her own collage/photographic images onto the fabric which I feel adds a very distinct personal touch.

Very sexy, sleek and feminine ....

They're like beautiful pieces of art that you can walk around with. So stunning. There are so many cluthes, please take a peek on Rowena's site when you get a chance.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

French Inspiration

i know my husband would never go for a fem-french inspired bedroom so my dream is to have a guest house or a room all to myself that screams french romance!

a girl can dream can't she....

Styled by Georgia Cons

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Count down to spring....

i can't help but feel as if spring is just around the corner, especially with +10 degree weather in the middle of february! and to me, nothing says spring more than cute, sexy and fem summer dresses. i believe it's time for me to stock up for the coming season ....

here are a few must haves on my shopping list:

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Office Inspiration


i do a lot of my work from home, and ever since our move into the new place we haven't had time to fully set up my office space yet. however, i finally decieded to take the solarium as my office which will give me plenty of natural light which i love!

if you're like me and have to find inspiration in a small nook, how you set up your little inspirational nook is very important. it needs to speak to you and make you feel comfortable enough to truly be inspired. here are some great images of office spaces.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Perfect Reading Nook

I have yet to do anything with my dining living room walls. It's just a massive blank canvas that stretches over 16ft long on 3 sides of my house. Ideally, I'd love to combine creating a black and white family photo wall with a built in bookshelf but how to do it so it connects with the rest of the house and doesn't over power the dining area. Here are some really great inspirational images I used to jump start off of ....

I love the symmetry of this look. It seems off balance with the placement of the seating area but the bookshelf itself is perfect. The vertical strip across the bottom is a great touch to add more space.

A reading nook like this in a bedroom or in the corner of your house somewhere is ideal. It's cozy, warm and the bookshelf just connects everything together in the background.

Creating custom bookshelves around a doorway is very clever as that's usually space that goes unused. It adds drama and gives great visual impact. A great use of space.

all images are from Better Homes and Garden

Sunday, February 1, 2009

ready to eat bowls

have you ever had a meal so delicious, you wanted to eat the plate? well now you can thanks to the Better Baker Gourmet Bowl Maker!

This unique baking pan is designed for making edible bowls - from cornbread bowls to fill with hearty chili to brownie cups to load with fruits! You can also fill th epan with water and pop it in the freezer to make ice bowls for dips, shirmp cocktails or even a tea light candles.

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