Monthly archive June, 2011
"Raw Color"

“Raw Color”

I’ve been thinking a lot about color recently. (notice the swatches on my desk in THIS post) I finally committed myself to carefully planning the colors, concept, and design of our home rather than the usual spur of the moment, undeveloped decisions that I usually make. Of course, this is going to take some serious...
Garden Table

Garden Table

Do you wait for an excuse to use your nice tableware like I do? If you have any interest in fully enjoying the finer things in life without the added stress of managing the kitchen, preparing drinks, and keeping up good hostess conversation, I recommend that you change your ways immediately! Take out that china…polish...
On my Own!

On my Own!

The past year has seen more changes in my life than I could possibly list. But today I am announcing an important and exciting change that trumps them all! As many of you may know, I have been working at Haverty’s for the past 10 months as a furniture sales person. While it has been...
Curated

Curated

1. Peacock Creamware Vase 2. Organic Beach Bath Towel 3. Gold Brown Paper Vessel 4. Cobalt Blue Glasses 5. Brass Hollywood Regency Lamp 6. Original Gouache Painting - 1 7. Original Gouache Painting – 2 8. Green & Blue Marbled Earrings 9. Wooden Letter “H” 10. Jeanne D’Arc Embroidered Dress 11. Two-Sided Pedestal Vanity 12. Needlepoint Pillow 13. Retro Yellow Urn 14. Graphic Orange Steelcase Chair 15. Blue Floral Heels 16. Cadeaux Beaded Necklace #1 Favorite thing about Etsy: their spirit of community and entrepreneurship. #2 Favorite...
Orchid + Art

Orchid + Art

For some unsolvable reason, I have always secretly admired the pursuit of the minimalist…the aesthete who chooses to pare his or her surroundings and expressions down to exactly the essentials, nothing more nothing less. It strikes me as incredibly noble. Despite my greatest attempts at this lifestyle (although apparently not great enough to be noticeable)...
It's Never Too Late

It’s Never Too Late

Fashion blues got you down? Let’s face it, sometimes jeans and a cotton shirt are the best a busy girl can muster up! Despite my over-scheduled life, though, I like to step things up a half notch with one fun accessory. Like a cheerful flower… (remember this piece?) Or a vintage scarf… Maybe even statement...
Stripes!

Stripes!

So, apparently I like stripes. I could have probably told you that but it wasn’t until I started cleaning through my closet that I noticed the strong pattern appearance for myself. Can you blame me, though? Graphic, playful, classic, preppy, masculine and feminine… It is a fantastic pattern to love! (Have you noticed a favorite pattern in your...

New Month… Fresh Slate

Since my days of school, which revolved around a semester based schedule, I have adjusted to a slightly different arrangement of time… the monthly schedule. Now, most all of my deadlines and short-term goals hinge on the beginning and end of the month. Needless to say, my wall calendar has become quite important. It stands...

Take-Out Anyone?

The kitchen is a space in the home mostly focused on functionality… and rightly so! But it can be just as rewarding to play with its aesthetics as well. Case-in-point: This cleverly decorated kitchen from the Elle Decor Modern Life Concept House in New York recently featured on one of my fave blogs, From Me...