Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Words of the Week...

lately i'm reading more and more about growing negative comments on design blogs and social media where people are putting their creative voice out there.  i'm not talking about constructive criticism, but hatefulness for no reason.  i have yet to really experience any myself, but i know it's coming, and i feel for those that have.  it's hard opening yourself up to ridicule and the chance that many people won't like what you do.  no matter how big or successful you are i'm sure it still hurts and is hard to shake off.  these people writing all the nasty insensitive comments think they are brave to write them, when they are actually complete cowards hiding behind their computers because there are no repercussions.
can't we all just abide by the old if you have nothing nice to say...?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Knocking Down Walls

over the past few weeks our home has been a bit of a construction site.  we have been fantasizing for months about knocking down a couple walls and we finally did it!  what used to be a small-ish kitchen, dining room, and living room is now one big great room.  i will be posting some before and afters soon, but for now here's a bit of the vibe were going for that includes some pieces we already own, while bringing in some new without breaking the bank...

vintage ikea ektorp chaise lounges and espresso bookshelves,
faux sheepskin / tribal carved coffee table / tie dye pillow from the shop