Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star...

Sorry I have been a bit absent...but after a 5 hour delay at the airport on Sunday night - I was exhausted to say the least on Monday! I did however catch up on some of my favorite blogs and I just HAD to share these images from Pink Wallpaper. I absolutely fell in love with these twinkle lights that she posted last Friday. Done nicely, these lights can truly bring a whimsical feeling to the right room (or a garden!) - just love it!

This is a bedroom out of a fairy tale!

I think these twinkle lights could look precious in a little girls room.

Loving this garden shot and the lantern in the forefront of the image is beautiful. I might try and go for this look in our new backyard (which some may coin as just a small plot of grass - gotta love city living)!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Miami or bust...

Well kiddies...I am off to Miami for a fun filled weekend with 12 girls, a bachelorette, lot's of sun, lot's of hot bods, drinks and of course...Art Deco everything! Not exactly my style, but I figured I would post an "ode" to Miami...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Color wheel...

I just love this image from House Beautiful. What a way to use color and extra plates you have lying around the house to create such a unique look for your living room!! Not to mention the cute and colorful pillows they use to accent the couch. Lesson here = don't be afraid to use fun splashes of color to bring any room to life and this can always be done through decorative accent pillows!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Flower Power

I really do believe that flowers can spruce up any room and bring a "freshness" to an otherwise dull/standard room. Drop by TJMAXX for some fake flowers or stop by your local flower shop for the real deal...but look to add flowers wherever you can... the bathroom, kitchen or bedroom...it will do wonders for your psyche until the actual sunshiny days arrive - till then!

Nice pop of a vibrant color in this white/neutral room!
Love the hydrangeas here...
I actually really like the vintage wallpaper here in this bedroom....might steal that idea, hmmmm

Monday, March 23, 2009


To celebrate the beginning of Spring I would like to feature one of my favorite aspects of a home....the porch!! I have always loved a nice sprawling porch and hope to one day have one of my own to sit back, sip lemonade, and rock back and forth on an old fashion rocking chair :-) (nice mental picture)! Although it is a frigid 30 degrees here in NY, these images allow me to look forward to the not too far off days of Spring and Summer!! Enjoy...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Greystone Estate

This showhouse from veranda.com is magnificent.  30 Top Designers worked to transform each room of this empty estate into a beautiful masterpiece.  Here are a few of my favorite rooms...enjoy!

I am in the market for some fake flowers (like these to the right) to permanently spruce up my apartment. 
What a color! 
I love those windows, this room looks so relaxing.

Cookout anyone? 

Can this please be in my backyard???

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Sorry for the lackluster posts this week - but I am traveling for work. Here is a little wish list I put together for the home .... and the closet! HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY!!!

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Perusing blogs...

So as I have been perusing through other people's blogs (yes, I know but it's Friday...gimme a break ;0), I found such a great posting that I wanted to share. I absolutely love vintage pieces in the kitchen and this posting from pink wallpaper showcases the use of vintage bread, flour, sugar etc...boxes. Just LOVE them! I can't wait to have a large and in-charge kitchen one day....
Love the different chairs around this antiqued wood kitchen table.

I wonder if there are accent lights in those open cabinets...if so I am sure it looks amazing.

So pretty. Again, all these looks are just so fresh, clean and simple. When I look at all the cut- outs I have kept of home magazines over the years...I come to find out that those adjectives are really what defines my decorating tastes. And pretty soon I am going to be able to decorate my first real "adult" apartment...so exciting! Moving in May and just can't wait for the decorating to begin...yes,I am 27 and have lived with a number of girls until now....growing up and moving in with a boy ;-)

A picture is worth a thousand words....

Happy Friday! I thought I would celebrate the end of the week with some amazing wedding photography. Ben Chrisman is a global award winning photgrapher who captures emotion like no other. The way he uses light and color is magnificent....enjoy some of these wedding photos that I grabbed from his blog....it's truly art. And hopefully everyone likes weddings as much as I do....these photos will most certainly bring a smile to your face (as you could tell...it was hard for me to choose just a few)!