I also have Spring Fever, which makes me want to liven things up around my house.
My living room has been a tough room for a long time. It’s always felt “unfinished.” I have finally decided to pay some attention to it. I started with the easy part. Pillows!
We added an adorable little chest, which we painted bright turquoise against our paler blue walls. It’s got gold accents, which look great against our straw-colored sofa.
Now, I’m wanting to update lighting. I want something a little more modern to juxtapose with our mostly French-style antiques. I think after scouring site after site for lighting that is fabulous, but also affordable (really? $700 for lamps?!), I have finally found what I’m looking for… enter Pepita glass lamps from you’ll never guess where!
An exhaustive search for new homes in my neighborhood have led to no good options… in our price range, at least! So, I’m looking at ways that this girl can get room for more shoes and clothing in the space I already have.
I went to Google, which led me to pinterest. I found this amazing built-in wardrobe with gorgeous doors and mercury glass mirrored panels. This is my absolute dream and I’ve got just the wall for it. I also wouldn’t mind adding that chandelier to my wish list.
The question is: How much is this going to set me back?
I have long been intrigued with Jane Mount and her ideal bookshelves.
I’m a reader, my husband is a literature buff, my small boys die to be read to. That’s why I constantly keep my eye on 20×200′s collection of Jane Mount’s art. She makes “ideal bookshelves” for everyone – over 600 to be exact.
As you’ve probably guessed, I adore the color. And love the shabby-chic thing it has going on too. What’s more, the adorable “holiday” pillows in pale pinks and blues are so unexpected for Santa Season.
But at almost a grand, this little bench won’t be gracing my front porch. Instead, I’ll search out a vintage one for about 1/20 of the price in one of my nearby antique markets.
Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. Isn’t that how the old adage goes?
Well, you’ll want to judge these classic books by their book jackets. Juniper Books LLC features these beautiful covers, designed by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazini. Each Puffin classic book is wrapped in a bold new design that I would love to have in my “library!”
Love Sherlock Holmes? They’ve got those too!
You can also judge some cook books by their covers and even my favorite, a J.D. Salinger collection. Your bookshelves would be so cute!
I love outdoor entertaining. And it just so happens that our outdoor space happens to be the most perfect part of our living space.
Our red market umbrella and red Adirondack chairs, along with grass green iron table and dining chairs, pop against a bricked-in patio and plenty of normally lush landscaping. Fun dishes, and of course table linens, are also imperative for great outdoor fêtes.
I decided to look for outdoor dining pieces on BoatmanGeller.com, and I couldn’t help bug oggle a few all of them!
But if you love anything personalized, check out the most amazing selection of fun prints. The selection of stationary, melamine, desk accessories, phone accessories and more are in all in one place.
Take a gander at these scrumptious pieces and patterns…
Aaaannnd, a dear friend of mine runs a booming business called Mommy Wisdom, where you can order some of Boatman Geller’s cutest products!
Guests who see it for the first time always exclaim, “It must be so nice to have that big Whirlpool tub!”
First of all, we NEVER use it. It’s two floors away from our bedroom. Secondly, aren’t Whirlpool tubs kindof 80′s, like having an outdoor, free-standing jacuzzi in your back yard?
Moving on. The tile, which covers much of the walls around the infamous Whirlpool tub, is a sortof pink-ish, beige-ish color with a sea green wash to some of the trim tile. I’m not sure if it’s supposed to be Southwestern or Tuscan…
It’s a great-sized bathroom, but the space is wasted as it really functions as the “powder room” because there is no guestroom down there either.
The vanity is oak, and kountry with a “k.” Think craft fairs and wooden shelves full of knickknacks and gimcracks. Sock dolls and wooden hearts hanging on rope. To add insult to injury, the pulls are brass. Not cool brass – like flowery, also kountry brass.
Above the ugly vanity is a mirror that I put up because I had no other place for it. That I like, but it does not match in any way, shape or form the “disco” sconces that hang on either side of it. I can’t fully explain these enough, so I must include this picture…
Throw in scuffed up, pale vanilla walls and cream-colored toilet and countertops, and you’ve got yourself one fugly bathroom.
I think I’d prefer it look a little something like this… because if it did, you wouldn’t get me out of it!