Monday, May 24, 2010

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Hola! Greetings :) Nick recently put his insomnia to good (creative) use and rearranged our living room! He basically switched the positions of the couch and the TV, and I must say it looks cool and feels refreshing. Being the avid music fans we are, I purchased this SICK guitar canvas from Home Goods yesterday to fill a little void left by the swap. I simply love it.

Next up... how about we get some panels for the window?  I suggest these sheer green ones from Bed, Bath & Beyond.  Even though we already have a lot of green, I feel this would really make our pillows and accents pop.  Also, we'd like more privacy (day care children can peer into our window).  So, sheer seems to be the way to go.  Another choice from Ikea, these white panels with subtle black patterns. 

What do you think?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Room With A City View

Hola! Although I feel like I've been living on planes (how dramatic of me) I really enjoyed my trip this week to Arizona. I've never been, so it was amazing to see what "real" mountains look like, relish the ninety degree weather and catch up with some great friends. Oh, and work :)

Aside from that, my newest obsession is creating my future house with each room assigned a city theme. I’ve been obsessed with the French influenced d├ęcor of New Orleans, now I fancy the easy breezy way of the why not make a full house inspired by cities! I think it would be really neat and a fantastic expression of who I am and allow me to display my various tastes and styles.  This Scottsdale room could easily work as a welcoming guest room or possible daughters bedroom, ahem little miss Stella P.               ;-)

The colors are pinks, blues, oranges and greens.  Furniture contrasts with a dark brown and LOTS of grommets.  Loved the grommets at the four seasons where we stayed.  Here are some pics of our lovely room.

Striped headboard with matching pillows.  The big pink pillows had a tribal pattern on and really toned down the insanity of the headboard, which was also bordered with grommets.
Four Seasons, Scottsdale, AZ

This accent chair was fabulous!  It almost had a tie-dye feel to it and reflected the bright pinks and oranges in the bed.
Four Seasons, Scottsdale, AZ

Pillows & rug from ABC Carpet...thought they would fit nicely with the AZ scheme.

Can't wait to put this in action one day.  I was thinking the bathroom could be Las Vegas... could get pretty raunchy ;-)


Friday, May 7, 2010

New Orleans Living Room #2

I'm becoming obsessed with New Orleans styled homes.  Please humor me.

wall paper- urban outfitters
purple fainting sofa- urbanoutfitters
red chairs- Neiman Marcus
coffee table- pottery barn
3 drop chandelier frame- urban outfitters
purple wall- i don't know where i got it from, has been saved on my comp for a long time
art- new orleans artist Barbara Yochum

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Pretty Please :)

Can someone get me this BB Dakota dress from!?!

Happy Birthday Bestest


my gift-- ugg australia boots

Roe's bday at Stir
Me, Roe, Jess

New Orleans Living Room

I recently got back from New Orleans, my second favorite city in the U.S. It's filled with rich culture, art and music. It's wonderful. I created this living room board based off New Orleans and its French influence.  New Orleans most famous festival, Mardi Gras whose colors are purple, green and yellow. I was ecstatic to incorporate my purchase from last years JazzFest, amazing art work of 3 Mardi Gras women. They are my favorite decor piece ever and am constantly inspired by them.  Enjoy!