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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

decor: chandelier re-vamp

before & after:
in the room:
i am definitely am filing this away for future days - this revamp is absolutely fabulous & seems fairly do-able.  so if i ever have a home with a chandelier [yes, please], i'll have to paint it to match!

architecture: oregon treehouse


that's all i can say!
innovative, dreamy, functional.

idea: initial hooks

i'm thinking initial hooks would work well in my crowded apartment.  we'd just need to hang up a K, L, & A : one for each of us!
i also love this idea for a house full of children :)

courtesy: home beautiful

i want: ruffled umbrella

ultra fem umbrella?  yes, please!

pretty picture: musical maiden

i love marilyn.  i especially love photographs of marilyn when she looks serene and/or vulnerable.  [so i love this photograph]

fashion: so pretty it hurts

winter 10 collection by juliette hogan
pretty pretty!  i especially love the bow scarf.

see the whole collection
first found on miles of style

quotation: friendship by camus

"Ne marche pas devant moi, je ne suivrai peut-être pas.
Ne marche pas derrière moi, je ne te guiderai peut-être pas.
Marche juste à côté de moi et sois mon ami."

"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend." 
[albert camus]

first found on cote provence

design: wythe blue kitchen

- the color of the walls [obviously]
- pop of red in the stools
- white shelves/island
* fabulous chandelier [another obvious love] *

in home designed by lakbdesign

celeb style: 2010 emmys

note: this is not a collection of best/worst dressed at the emmys.  although i do love those articles [and have attached links to many of them at the end of this post], i would rather use this opportunity to just highlight the dresses worn which i personally find the most beautiful, interesting, & all-in-all pretty.  i am also withholding judgement in regards to hair/makeup choices, as well as the so-called appropriateness of the dress for this occasion.  instead, i invite you to just revel in the beauty that is formalwear fashion.  let's begin! :

all-around faves:
so many of my fave TV actresses really rocked the red carpet!
 jenna fischer [versace], jessalyn gilsig [nicole miller]
emily deschanel [max azria atelier], mariska hargitay [vera wang]

i would give the best look award to:
jayma mays
her navy blue burberry prorsum dress not only hugs her body perfectly, but also compliments her gorgeous red hair -- it's also great to see her hair down & with body, considering her TV alter-ego always has it pinned back or stick-straight with just a flip on the end!  aside from the color, the dress is honestly just stunning.

zac posen lovelies:
cheryl hines & olivia munn

black beauties:
kelly osbourne [tony ward], angela kinsey [romona keveza],
eva longoria parker [robert rodriguez],  heidi klum [marchesa]

sexy & sparkly:
claire danes [armani prive], heather morris [ina soltani]
maria menounos [ralph & russo custom couture]

grecian godesses:
amber riley [melissa masse], sarah hyland [pamella roland]
rose byrne [gucci], kim kardashian [marchesa resort 2011]

 it was also great to see dianna aragon rocking the carolina herrara resort 2011 again :

photo creds & further articles:

Monday, August 30, 2010

design: rustic white kitchen

- wire chairs straight out of an ice cream parlor
-wicker & cream fabric bins
- wire birdcage
* amazing chandelier!* 

photo from home beautiful

Sunday, August 29, 2010

random: read your newspaper...

...while sitting on the newspaper!
my fave is the longer one:
this bench is made of newspapers.   woah.
perfect for lovers of the written word such as myself.

amazingness is by designer oscar lhermitte

see more here
[via 16 house]

design: blue bathroom

pretty pretty pretty :

prettiest parts:
- lovely color paint on walls
- amazing maching color tub
- unique sinks
- purple chandelier!

pin up pretties: mindy's hot chocolate

i would definitely buy this hot chocolate just for the packaging!
...and then possibly frame it after.  it's just that cool.
i think it's time to hunt down this restaurant & try it out!

idea: what to do with postcard collection

when i was younger i collected postcards: from places i've been, places my friends/family had been, & places that looked cool, found mostly in antique stores.  now i have boxes of pretty postcards that are just collecting dust & i've been considering trying to incorporate some of them into my room decor.  here are a few ideas i have come across

create a truly unique wallpaper:

but if that's too much, i could just make a super pretty collage:

probably, i'll end up choosing my favorites and framing them, like this:

we'll see how much space i have once the shelving is all put up, but i'm excited to dig through my stash & pick out some beauties!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

etsy spotlight: mae chevrette


i'm slightly in love with artist mae chevrette's inspiring & lovely paintings.  i love her use of color, the mixed fonts, & especially the messages.  i'm not sure which is my favorite, but i'm pretty sure it's the first one, "to be brave."
although i can't afford the actual painting, maybe i could spring for the print.  or maybe just get the smaller print.

design: gwenyth's beach house dining room

pink blossom chandelier by moss
made of Swarovski crystals

oh.my.goodness.  perfection?  i think so.

images from house and garden [2007]