Monthly archive February, 2012
Inspired Design

Inspired Design

Last weekend I had the tremendous pleasure to visit with Barry Dixon at the Arteriors Home 2012 National Sales Conference in Dallas. (Did you know that I’m their social media writer? Take a look at all the other places I blog on my new PRESS page.) Barry spoke to the group about his personal history,...
Color Study... Ep. 7

Color Study… Ep. 7

My week has been a beautiful mix of flowers, turtlenecks, and vintage jewelry… three of my favorite things!! The subsequent color scheme couldn’t have been more lovely either. Blush pink, mustard yellow, and emerald green feel incredibly fresh and unique together, not to mention the perfect color recipe for this in-between season we’re in. What...
Folding Screen... TAKE TWO

Folding Screen… TAKE TWO

Today’s TAKE TWO post isn’t make believe. It actually happened… to me!! I walked into Berry Good Buys last week and beheld this dusty, aged, tattered old gem. I knew immediately where I wanted to place it in my home and made no hesitation in snatching it up. Our dining table is in a dark...
Portrait of a Hand-maker... Yokoo

Portrait of a Hand-maker… Yokoo

I don’t normally post on the weekends but this lovely video just couldn’t be passed up! I found it via my friend Sam’s blog from the Etsy Handmade Portraits series. I was immediately transfixed by the calming voice and thoughtful words of the subject, Yokoo Gibraan. Yokoo crafts beautiful scarves and knitwear in the most...
Fresh & Lovely

Fresh & Lovely

The weekend is almost here. It’s time to put away the business work and take some time for simple things like creating a beautiful bouquet of flowers or cooking a delicious meal. It makes a person feel so much better… promise! Have a wonderful weekend, friends! See you all back here on Monday.
Valentine's Left Overs

Valentine’s Left Overs

I don’t know about you, but I enjoyed a lovely Valentine’s Day! David and I stayed in and cooked delicious dinner together. Well, he cooked… I cleaned.  (he’s much better at that than I am). Of course, along with any Valentine’s dinner comes flowers, but instead of requesting a perfectly composed bouquet from the grocer,...
For the Menfolk #2... Wait for the Fit

For the Menfolk #2… Wait for the Fit

Friends often ask me about how and where I shop. The answer is undoubtedly vintage and thrift. So, let’s chat for a moment about second hand shopping… specifically about a guideline that I think is of the utmost importance (and far too often neglected by moi). FIT! Yes, it’s all about the fit when shopping...
The Season - Spring 2012 Line-up

The Season – Spring 2012 Line-up

In continuation of my similar post this past Fall, I’m sharing a recap of my favorite Spring 2012 runway collections amidst the flurry of fashion week taking place in New York right now. In case you’re not aware, next Fall’s collections are currently being shown at New York fashion week and will continue through the...
A Cup of Tea

A Cup of Tea

I’ve be less than my usual self this week on account of a bothersome head cold that keeps bringing me down. When you feel like this, sometimes the smallest things make a difference. I steeped a hot cup of herbal tea yesterday and felt tremendously better… at least for a little while! If you’re not...
These Days

These Days

Hello again dear friends!! My sincerest apologizes for abandoning you so far this week. Things are constantly in a state of unsure balance around here and occasionally that balance gets shifted towards the direction of work, leaving this space in the dust. To give you an idea of what’s been happening in my life lately,...
Twin Poster Bed... TAKE TWO

Twin Poster Bed… TAKE TWO

I came across this tall, twin-sized poster bed a few weeks ago and immediately thought of the charming country guest bedroom from the home of fashion designer Emerson Fry of EmersonMade (i love her designs, it’s no wonder i love her house too!). How often do you even see twin poster beds? Not much anymore,...