Monthly archive August, 2011
Upholstered Art

Upholstered Art

Ok, it’s time for a little DIY action. A few comments on Monday’s post about Josef Frank’s stunning fabrics reminded me that I had yet to publish photos of a home project I worked on earlier in the month. (silly me… I usually jump at those opportunities to share) Since my days of interior design...
A Modernist?

A Modernist?

I am very attracted to bright, saturated colors… you know this. For that reason, the textile designs of Josef Frank caught my eye. I have known of Mr. Frank for some time but just recently came across his work in textiles, which are now in production and for sale through Svenskt Tenn. As I swooned...
Fading Colors

Fading Colors

I hesitated to post today’s images. I’m sure by now you’re tired of seeing my country bouquet of late summer flowers since their first appearance in THIS post. But I’ve completely enjoyed watching their evolution from fresh, peppy buds to rich, full blooms and now softly faded shadows of those initial blossoms. Surprisingly, I think...
Amateur Artists

Amateur Artists

Last minute plans usually go one of two ways, really great or really not. This past Thursday evening, David had a last minute idea for a memorable (and affordable) activity to celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary. Our hope… that the plan would be great despite it’s impromptu arrangement. Instead of spending a large amount of money on...
Dining for Two

Dining for Two

If you read my last post, you know that David and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary last Friday, a big occasion in our young married lives! Since discovering Kinfolk, I have really latched onto the idea of creating special moments around fellowship and food, especially at home. Dining together is an activity as old...
5 Years Already?

5 Years Already?

I can hardly believe it!! Five years have passed since David and I got married and eight years since we first met! My, how times flies. Of course, a lot has happened within those five years! Last year, I re-counted a few of the larger moments in our married life up until that point. Now, we...
A Pretty Perch

A Pretty Perch

I have thoroughly enjoyed the finished product of my gallery wall venture (originally featured HERE). Besides it reminding me of a home project I did actually complete (yes, I have trouble with unfinished projects), I also love that it creates such a strong visual statement near the entrance of our home. It greets our visitors with,...
Old Dress, Old Chair... Old Soul

Old Dress, Old Chair… Old Soul

Since  I first started taking notice of clothing and decor as a young girl, I have been drawn to old things… clothing from a different era, patterns with a sense of heritage, decor telling a piece of history. I thinks it’s kind of odd considering that I am now such a fan of the modern...
Friday's are like sunny afternoons...

Friday’s are like sunny afternoons…

…they’re a good time to look back and reflect, a pleasant surprise at the end of a long day or week, and a welcome reminder that you’ve almost reached the end. One of my favorite things to do at home is to take a minute in the mid-afternoon to sit in our kitchen and enjoy...
Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

A fellow North Texan and Dallas interior designer, Beth Dotolo has made a big splash in both the interior design industry and blogging community. Her work can be found all over the internet! While tweeting last week (I sound like such nerd, but that’s my life now!) via my home office, I came across an article...
Happy Flowers

Happy Flowers

If flowers could speak, these would be singing my song today! After 7 long weeks apart, my dearest husband will be returning from Interlochen, Michigan where he spent the summer on staff at Interlochen School for the Arts. It was a tremendous experience for him, but it is well time for our reunion. In preparing...
Keeping Cool & Staying Fresh

Keeping Cool & Staying Fresh

The heat here in North Texas is unbelievable! Last night it was 108 degrees at 8:00 in the evening… a completely unreasonable temperature, if you ask me! Believe it or not, keeping cool and staying fresh in this heat is more than just using air conditioning. How you dress is a big part of how...
Instagram = Instant Obsession

Instagram = Instant Obsession

I have joined Instagram and am totally hooked! What’s Instagram, you ask? It is a free application available for the iPhone (they’re working on adapting it to other platforms) that allows you to share your candid photos with a community of followers easily and instantly using brief captions and pre-designed filters to create unique and...
Antiques Around the Corner

Antiques Around the Corner

  I’ve told you about my Thrifting hobby and given a few pieces of scavenging advice, but I haven’t yet mentioned that antique shopping is also a favorite activity of mine, though a bit less frequently done. Lucky for me To make matters worse, our house is just minutes from one of the better antique malls...