Archive for the ‘Home design’ Category

Dining Chairs

June 3, 2010

I love these chairs:

I love that they don’t match the table and I love the patterned seat cushions. I mean I really love the whole room, but I’ll only bore you by gushing about the chairs.

A Pop of Green

May 26, 2010

I love how this wardrobe is turned into the focal point of a room simply by painting the inside of it green.

I would love to do something similar to this to the built in bookshelves in our office. Although, that would involve me getting off my ass and being productive.  Not likely to happen.

Via Design Sponge

ABC pics

May 20, 2010

I love these ABC Paris pictures by Marc Olivier. I want to get the Fiancé’s and my initials and incorporate them into the wall of pictures in our dining room.

Bedside Table

May 18, 2010

I originally saved this photo because I liked the bedside table. But what keeps me looking at it is the colors of the room. I love the turquoise headboard with the orangey-red table.

In fact, I recently told the fiance I wanted to change our wedding colors to be turquoise and red. I got shot down. Something about it being too late for changes. LAME!

Chair Lust

May 12, 2010

I’ve been on the search lately for the perfect chair for our living room….not that I have any money to spend on one or anything. But if I DID I would buy this chair:

And while I’m at it I’ll buy the lamp too.

Stackable Chairs

May 10, 2010

For those two readers out there I am sorry for the lack of posting around these parts – I threw my back out Tuesday night and have been crawling around the house high on vicodin ever since.

Anyways, since nobody wants to hear me whine let’s talk instead about an issue I have with the fiance’s and my house. The living room isn’t really conducive to hosting great parties – there really isn’t enough seating. Of course we could buy more chairs, but there just isn’t that much room for them. I am constantly struggling with this because I had no idea how to go about fixing it.

However, I saw this great post on Apartment Therapy that mentioned that there are some great modern stackable chairs available. Now I have my heart set on a getting at least a pair. Specifically these from Target would be ideal.

Vintage Photos

May 3, 2010

Vintage photos seem to be quite the thing these days. As I see more and more of them I find myself getting inspired to start digging through old family photos to see if I can find any that I could use in decorating.

Recently my grandparents moved from their house to a retirement community and my mom found boxes of old photos while helping them move. While we were going through them I was simply viewing them with curiosity and not once thought about commandeering some for decorating purposes. But now I’m thinking I will have to dig through them once more.

This photo will serve as my inspiration as I look.

At the moment I can’t decide if I should mix old with new or keep all the photos old. Thoughts?

Stenciled Walls

April 29, 2010

I love patterned walls and especially love the new modern wallpaper patterns popping up everywhere. There’s just one problem though: the fiancé HATES wallpaper and I have been forbidden to ever use it.

You see when he first moved into his house (now our house) he had to take down wallpaper and it was a HUGE headache. So no matter how many times I try to convince him it’s different now he’s been too traumatized to ever consider wallpaper again.

The solution? Stenciled walls of course. The two of us stayed at the Nines in Portland several months ago and I fell in love with the décor there and one of the aspects of it was the stenciled walls, which I’m sure took ages to do, but looked phenomenal.

Ever since then I have kept my eyes open for inspiring stenciled walls and bookmarked this Apartment Therapy How To post. Here’s a pic of a patterned wall that I think was done really well.

Dining Tables

April 26, 2010

The fiancé and I went to Pottery Barn this weekend to register. Like most places they have a fulfillment deal where for six months after your wedding you can buy anything on your registry for 10% off. She mentioned that a lot of couples put furniture on their registry simply for the discount. Makes sense right?

Both the fiancé and I immediately thought about replacing our dining room table. It’s not that our table is horrible, but it is one of the many things we’ve been talking about replacing lately. Not to mention that while we disagree on a lot when it comes to decorating this is one thing we agree on – we both like rustic style dining tables.

Here are a few that I especially like:

Via Apartment Therapy

via Holly Mathis Interiors

I especially love the mismatched chairs in the last picture.

Statement Lights

April 21, 2010

I am obsessed with the trend lately of having a huge focal light in rooms. I would love to do it in our house, but our ceilings are too low and people would just end up with head injuries. But a girl can dream right? (I think that will be a recurring theme on this blog.)  I love the lights used above the dining tables in the following two pics.

Via Apartment Therapy