Monthly archive January, 2011

Perfect Mix

I love Etsy! It is a treasure trove of beautiful and unique works from artists and craftsmen around the world…all simply clicks away from my digital portal (aka the laptop). I can’t visit very often, otherwise, several hours later, I will find myself in the same spot still digging my way through more and more...

Winter Greens

I don’t know about you, but I am currently in great need of sunshine and greenery. These rainy, cloudy winter months have been killing me recently! I think some cheerful indoor greens would cure my winter blues. Photo Credits: Image 1 – Apartment Therapy, Image 2 – Elle Decor, Image 3 – Gelda (unknown), Image...

Matchbook to the Rescue!

Last night, while browsing Facebook and reaching a total loss for what to share with you today, I stumbled on some exiting news. (Thank goodness! My well of inspiration was drying up…strangely). For the past month I have heard rumors of a new online publication with a focus on a more complete lifestyle perspective. Their...

Mulberry Spice and Everything Nice

This cold spell of weather has summoned a constant yearning for spicy, hot beverages. And this color palette, inspired by The Sartorialist, is exactly what I imagine such a lovely drink to look like! Deep, thoughtful, spicy, and pulled from the fruits of nature. Photo Credit: Image 1 – The Sartorialist, 2 – Debi Treloar,...

Jazz It Up!

By now, you are all probably aware of the fact that David and I enjoy supporting the local arts scene and expanding our experiences with music, dance, art and the like. Since our transition from Tennessee to Texas, we have been thrilled to discover a diverse and vibrant arts community in Fort Worth (how lucky...

Making “The Homies”

Last week my new friend and Hilary Inspired follower, Michelle, left a comment about a contest on Apartment Therapy. I had never heard of it before but apparently the always-awesome home design site hosts a contest each year to elect the year’s newest and best home design blogs through nominations and votes. Some of my...

Winter Furs

It’s a fact. Winter is here and showing her strength. This morning a little Nashville bird sent me a picture of the winter white coat that has once again fallen in Tennessee. While Texas remains high and dry of any frozen precipitation, it is still bitter cold! Brrrr. While it won’t make you a lick...

12 Months Later…

…my secret wish to share a unique “voice” for design and style and join in the fun of design blogging has become a reality. 12 months later…I have accomplished more than I ever expected and discovered opportunities that previously would have never existed (I mentioned a few of these in my New Year’s post HERE)....

Quick Note

Got a couple exciting posts in the works…in the meantime, relax, stay tuned, and see you tomorrow!

Time to Get Serious!

So, we are now half way through the first month of 2011. (WOW!) New Year resolutions have been made, lists have been organized, and intentions have been verbalized. Do you feel satisfied? Have you put into action the things you intended? Is your list of resolutions fresh on your mind? I know that my focus...

Thrifting Thursday’s: Episode 5

Whew! It’s been a while. The holiday season kinda threw me for a loop when it came to this series. And now the New Year has begun, so it’s back to it! I love collecting photos of local treasures and searching my archives for relevant applications of each piece. Today’s post features two DIY inspired...

Why Do I Care?

Good question. Why do I care…about fashion, style, clothing and the like. I am a life long ballet and modern dancer who graduated with a degree in Interior Design and currently sells furniture and works in the field of textile design. So, what pulls my focus so consistently to clothing? It’s certainly something far beyond...

Fierce on Facebook

What does a person do when work is a long distant thought, house chores are taking a back seat, free time with the hubby is aplenty, and the weather is a perfect mix of brisk and sunny?…Go to the Zoo!! (and eat sushi for dinner, yogurt for dessert and hot chocolate to top it off)....

Home as a Work of Art

I ran across this awesome shoot of Marie Olsson Nylander’s home last week and absolutely fell in love!! I can’t tell you much about Marie (because my source is an article written solely in Swedish and sadly my only current language is English ) but I can tell you that she has a keen eye for...

Step Inside

Wednesday’s post featuring Julianne Moore styled in the spirit of master pieces from the past century made me wonder about a similar interpretation of abstract art. What would it look like to jump “inside” a piece of contemporary artwork? Discovering the work of Kate Long Stevenson inspired this idea and shortly after Lyn Devon‘s classic...

Emerson Made (my day)

I can’t believe it…I’m still in a swirl of excited shock…I am totally honored to have been awarded Emerson Made’s New Year Bonanza Raffle Giveaway!! If you’ve been around since last Spring, you may remember that I have been in love with Emerson’s beautiful work for quite some time. So, to have the chance to own...

Portrait of a Lady

Continuing with the theme of art and museums, although I’m not much of one for celebrity style or hollywood culture, when I saw THIS editorial that begins with a styled interpretation of Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I” (one of my all-time favorite artists) and “starring” Julianne Moore, I knew it couldn’t be bad....

A Day at the Museum

While visiting family for the holidays, David and I made a trip to The Frist museum in Nashville, TN with my parents and grandmother. It was a lovely day spent absorbing stunning works of art. (If you’re in the area, you have got to see the Chihuly exhibit!) For those of you that aren’t familiar,...

Hot Off the Press

Joyful holiday celebrations with dear friends and family…DONE. New Year’s resolution…DONE. Un-Goal list…also DONE! So what am I forgetting? Oh yes, of course. My yearly purchase that gives me something special to admire throughout the year as well as keep me on track throughout the week….my wall art calendar! This is something that I look...