Friday, March 30, 2012

Happy Weekend!

Here are a couple things to think about going into the weekend.......


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Fun Interior Design Website -OlioBoard

O.K.,  This is exciting stuff for designers and the interior designed obsessed. You need to check out this website This fun website allows you to create interior mood boards, shop & help create shopping lists and offers fun challenges and contests. The exciting part for me is also offers a Olio Pro membership that you can upgrade to for a monthly fee. Here is my first board I created....My Dream Bedroom.

Pillow, Dwell Studio  Headboard, side table and night stand, Layla Grace pendant lamp,  The Well Appointed House

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bachelor Pad Re-Design, part 1

I have been working on The "Bachelor Pad" project the last couple weeks, a couple of weeks ago I posted the "before" pictures. I have narrowed down paint colors, some lighting, and  I have been wanting to to try FLOR tiles for a long time. Here are some of my picks so far.......

FLOR, look both ways, Flax

Ben Moore, Blue Danube, accent wall

Ben Moore, Patriot Blue, accent wall

Ben Moore, Quincy Tan, body

Shades of Light, Burlap Pendant

now on to getting the painters to call me back.....

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Shiny Items to make your room sparkle

Last week in one of my posts, I mentioned mirrored surfaces that make a room sparkle. Here are a few more gold and silver objects to add some glamour to your rooms...

Friday, March 23, 2012

Get to "The Point"

I am loving the return of the pointed toe pump. It looks instantly chic and sleek when paired with skinny jeans, leather pants, or slacks! This is a perfect transitional look for our Seattle spring weather, freezing!

Charlize looking sleek and chic as always!!

Olivia loves the look!

Isabel Marant- love these jeans!!

Rockin the Valentino studded pump!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring 2012 Trend Alert: Stacked Bracelets

I am crazy over an arm full of stacked bracelets. Pick up any fashion magazine and you will see braclets stacked in leather, string, braided, gold, silver with cuffs and watches.

Here are a few tips on how to wear this trend:

Polished- go with a chunky gold watch and stick with a basic color scheme.

Evening- how about adding some sparkle. Start with a high polished large silver cuff with a few diamond or crystal bracelets. Vary the sizes or textures.

Lastly, roll up those sleeves and carry a clutch to show them off!!!




Monday, March 19, 2012

Current Top Five Items to update your home instantly

Mirror Surface- This is so easy to find and easy to do. It is such a popular trend you can find it in frames (like these from West Elm), furniture, and accessories. Mirror reflects the light and adds sparkle to the room.

Sunburst Mirror- These add instant glamour to any room and can be found in just about any store. They come in all different sizes and finishes.

Lucite- Lucite adds super cool vibe to any room! It can be a tray, coffee table or ghost chair!

Hide Rug- These add softnest, warmth, and texture and are currently the hottest item. You can use them in just about any room and layer them over area rugs. I like the look of layering them over seagrass rugs the best!

Graphic Pillows- Add Color and Pattern and texture. Pillows are a fun, affordable way to freshen your space.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Coffee Table Vignettes

One of my favorite things to decorate is a coffee table, not only is it a functional space, you also get to show off some of your personality. You can decorate with beautiful trays, candles, seasonal blooms, and of course books. You will notice in a couple of the pictures they used lucite trays, this is a perfect ways to add a little glamour and update your room. I am on the hunt for one myself! This is a fun weekend project! I hope these pictures will inspire you........

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Stylish Pillows for Less!!!

If you are like me, one of the revolving accessories in my home are throw pillows! I love to change them out every season or at least add some new ones! I came across these stylish throw pillows on one of my favorite sites I love these pillows for their punchy graphic patterns. Remember when choosing your pillows, don"t be afraid to layer patterns, and provide some texture! Here are a few ideas:

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New Re-Design Project

This a new Re-Design project I am working on! I call it the "Bachelor Pad" I am really excited to work on this and already have some great ideas! Stay tuned.......

Monday, March 12, 2012

Beautiful Stylish Custom Stationary

If you are looking to make your party or event a little more special, I have a super talented friend in my neighborhood that makes gorgeous stationary for all occassions. Recently, my 6 year old wanted a Star Wars party, I simply told her what I wanted and she came up with this adorable invite:

If you are interested in custom stationary with a little color, chevron or Ikat you gotta check it out along with the custom cell phone covers. Go to I might add she is very reasonable and the turn around time is quick! I am awaiting the custom kindle fire covers myself!!