Archive for July, 2010

July 21, 2010

I have a thing right now for chairs that display a bit more character. Here go a few that caught my eye this weekend.

via Design Within Reach

photo by Melanie Acevedo, Domino, October 2006

photo by Simon Upton

via jonathan adler


sucker for ruffles

July 19, 2010

I love!

Calypso bag via India Rose

July 18, 2010

I have a bit too much on my plate right now. That seems to be my slogan this summer. Mostly I just feel beat (and hot).

What about you? Is your summer cruisin’ along at a better pace? Feel free to brag, I don’t mind. 🙂

July 15, 2010

There is something about this room that facinates me. And the couch on the left is very intriging. As much as I don’t love the pieces individually I do like the room. Odd.

via Design New England

shopping etsy

July 13, 2010

I think this would be adorable in a little girls room.

Etsy via The Love Shop

shopping etsy

July 12, 2010

How adorable is this equestrian riding helmet. Will someone please snatch this up! I’d love to buy it but….

gift wrap: bright happy green

July 11, 2010

A coworker recently asked me if I would wrap a gift for her and OMG (!!) I felt completely smitten that someone *wanted* me to wrap for them. Have I mentioned that this is my dream job – wrapping gifts for people. I have seriously spent many nights trying to figure out how to make gift wrapping my career. I digress…

The gift was for her husband so I went with a happy grass green polka dot paper from the Container Store. I skipped out on making a bow due to limited ribbon. It also seemed inappropriate given the large scale of the ribbon versus the size of the gift but the lack of a bow brought up an issue.. how did I close it off? I gave my friend a few options, one being the sticker you see in the photo. It’s not attached in the images since I wasn’t sure what my friend wanted but in the end she did go with the sticker. I also suggested she tuck a mini card under the ribbon.

I think it turned out ok. I absolutely love this paper. It just makes me happy and smiley but I would have liked it more on a larger piece.

gift wrap

wrapping paper from the Container Store

black and white interiors

July 10, 2010

I’ve been thinking about redesigning my space which is another post for another day. As if I have the time or the money but I only mention it because while attempting to do some online research I randomly stumbled upon this beautiful home featured in Design New England. In one word it’s phenomenal!

Can we recap everything I love.. like the gold constitution mirror. I would really like to get my hands on one. And that green purse.. it’s delicious. I love the toys in the kitchen. It’s a kitchen that looks real and usable which is a fabulous departure from the cookie cutter kitchens I’m seeing way too much of. The bulls-eye floor in the bathroom is brilliant and the wallpaper is to die for. A seriously beautiful home designed by Weena & Spook.