June 24, 2011

Get Inspired: Public Spaces 2

Versace Mansion

Let the oohing and ahhing begin.

June 14, 2011

summer lovin'

Are you as jazzed about the heat as I am?  I am seriously loving this scorching summer, along with the thoughts of gardening, succulent pots and outdoor entertaining.  Chalk that last sentence up with things I thought I'd never say.  Especially the gardening part.  Today I was stressing from work responsibilities.  When that happens, I usually go shopping for an hour to clear my head.  But today...I went to Lowe's and bought a bunch of succulents, dug my hands in the dirt and potted a beautiful new plant.  Best stress reliever ever!!!

We don't have a patio as of yet, but I dream of one day having an amazing outdoor room.  Because of our HOA, we'd probably go with something like this...
 or maybe this...
 If I live in NYC and had an amazing terrace, I would totally go this route...
If I lived in Dilworth or somewhere else in the city with tons of character and no HOA, I'd go crazy and do something along these lines...

 If I lived on the coast, it would be this...

And this is my ultimate spa-like dream of a backyard oasis.  Love the neutrals here...

You know me.  I have to have at least one yellow option. :)
Do you have an outdoor room dream?  This article from Design Sponge is a great resource to make that happen!  Happy summer!!!!

June 3, 2011


I am constantly reminded by my elders that I will be sorry if I spend years of accumulating stuff.  But I can't help it.  It's called nesting, people!  Here's a few things I've purchased lately for mi casa.

This amazingly cute measuring cup from Anthropologie made my day.  Classic on the outside.  Fun and quirky on the inside!
 The Depot at Gibson Mill always has an overload of these blue jars.  If you can't tell from the picture, these are oversized at a foot in height, making them extra fun.
 Urban Outfitters was running a super sale on leftover letters, so I snatched these up.  I think they're going above our back door in the great room, but we'll see.
 And, the grand finale.  The lamp shade is from Anthropologie, courtesy of a recent tip I got from a wedding.  Yay for awesome clients and double yay for awesome lamp shades that go with my bedroom's color scheme!  The base is from Pottery Barn and was definitely a splurge.  I brought home four other bases before this one, though, trying desperately to find a good deal.  When I saw the distressed mercury glass, I knew that was it.
So I guess I'll be one of those old ladies that has yard sales every few months.  But until then, I'm gonna enjoy all my new stuff. :)

June 2, 2011

Moon River

Everything about this is beautiful.