Monday, March 31, 2014

Scarf Styling

i have a weird thing with scarves, i can't stand the way they feel around my neck, but i always find ones i love, so i get my textile fix by turning them into something else.  i've used them over chairs, tables, made them into pillows, and most recently turned one into a dog bed for my client...

this moroccan inspired one came from jcrew and i think
i'll be looking for one similar to make for my pups too

i also made a second one from an anthropology quilt
my client loved as much as her then puppy that tore it

they were a hit with scout and olive!

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Best Gift of Life

i love connecting with other mom's and hearing their stories, so i was honored to be interviewed by the best gift of life blog.  check them out here to read about mom's from all over the world and learn more about my own family...

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Vivid Dreams

exactly what i've been having lately when it comes to color in our home and also the title for this bungalow in the latest issue of elle decor.  i've been more textile obsessed than usual and this is the perfect example of the power of pillows...

located on the adriatic coast it looks like a dream to me.
i'm obsessed with all the color and pattern against the bright white.
and how cute are the owners!?!  fashion designer liza bruce
and her husband artist nicholas alvis vega - see more in the april issue. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Cardboard Safari

i first discovered these before cole was born when i was designing his nursery five years ago.  i decided it was time to get a second animal for dean to go in their room together...

 we had robbie the rhino and dean chose eyan the elephant

 we love puzzles and they loved building it together.
it took us about an hour and it comes with very detailed instructions.
they enjoyed popping all of the parts out of the sheets,
and searching for the next numbered piece.

obviously cole was a bigger help, but dean had fun too.

available in white or brown and several sizes. [medium shown]
we absolutely love ours! check out the rest of the animals here.

stay tuned for the finished room coming soon!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Printed Pouf

i'm in love with this little graphic pouf and i'm not the only one, it has become the new favorite place for pajama jam sessions, guitar slide optional...

 we've been moving furniture around a lot lately, and starting from
scratch again in many rooms like this one.  i love shopping other
rooms and reinventing pieces like our rocker from the old nursery.
i slept many nights in this chair and it's the most comfortable one
we own, so i figured we might as well all enjoy it downstairs.

target style #142 - threshold kilim square pouf
   and #143 - nate berkus border knit throw

[both are actually navy, but could pass for black and the pouf comes in several more colors/patterns]

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Lovely Lace

this took my breath away a little when i discovered it and i'm dying for warmer weather to really make the most of it...

target style #141 - xhilaration lace top

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Wonderful World Market

this post from a couple years ago continues to be one of my most popular and much of what i featured then is still available.  their quality bargains continue to impress, here are some of my favorites from their latest collections...

click here to check out even more

Friday, March 14, 2014


we are obsessed with this song and the video....

 // see it here //  let the dance party begin...

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Shop

lots of new things coming to the shop soon and i've been making custom pieces too, like this set of double arrow euro shams....

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

Brass + Geometry

i love brass fixtures and all of the industrial lighting out now, so when i found this pendant at anthropologie i was in love.  i wanted it for the boys room though, so i didn't want to invest much since they've been know to swing from chandeliers... 

anthropologie euclidean brass pendant

so the search began for something cheaper...

 then it dawned on me that i already had a similar piece
hanging around, so i decided to make my own...

i found the perfect pendant to use inside it
and if you don't have a spare dodecahedron lying around
here's some inspiration...

just the bulb on the fabric cord, especially cool grouped together.

on it's own and could be spray painted any color to fit your style 

and if you're not the diy type and looking for a cheaper
version of the first, there's this one i discovered later.

stay tuned to see the one i made installed in the boys shared space

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Beauty of Boys

hello, i know it's been a while!  there's been lots of redecorating going on that i hope to be posting about soon and no shortage of humor or sweetness from these two lately.  life according to instagram...

just making the bed, seizing the days, "hold me like a bebe",
afternoon jam sessions, playing with our food, gimme all the ties,
cuckoo for their cousin, over here guys, and after school discussions.

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