Nursery Inspiration

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With a little over three months to go until Baby C is due to make her appearance, it’s about time I start getting the nursery decor planned out. When we found out it was a girl, I made a secret promise to myself that I would somehow infuse flamingos into the decor. Sure, they have …

House Update + Design Inspiration

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Last time I showed you our house-in-progress, it had just been drywalled. I went to a pre-carpet walk through last week and was blown away at how much construction has progressed in just a few short weeks. I was surprised to see that the cabinetry, countertops and appliances had already been installed. Even though we …

Weekend Musings in the Northwest

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Greetings from Coeur d’Alene! I am in the middle of a nice little extended weekend in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. My family and I spent Thursday and Friday in Portland visiting my uncle, who I am thrilled to say just found out his cancer is in remission! We spent the day celebrating life and exploring …

Guest Post: Gold + Silver

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This morning I am excited to introduce Joanna from Arcadian Lighting. I have used Arcadian fixtures in several of my projects and love their selection of styles and price points. Joanna will be showing us how to mix silver and gold into any home decor. You can get more lighting tips and tricks from her …

Fall 2011 Color Trends

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As they do every year after New York Fashion Week, Pantone executives publish their favorite color picks for the upcoming season. Following current fashion trends, this fall we are seeing comforting autumnal neutrals paired up with rich brighter hues. I absolutely adore the Bamboo, Teal, and Emberglow for a striking contemporary living room.  The pretty …

What to do with a Vintage Suitcase

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A friend of mine recently picked up an awesome vintage suitcase from an estate sale in LA. We have been brainstorming about all the things that little trunk could be transformed into. The possibilities are endless!
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I love this chair, found on Craftgawker.  If you are interested in trying to DIY, check out See Kate Sew’s tutorial on …

Fall Color Trend- Plum

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I am so happy to see Plum and Eggplant colors back for fall 2011. This rich color looks great on walls and can add a contemporary touch to a neutral color scheme. If your looking for a simple way to incorporate this pretty hue in your space, why not add a big bouquet of purple …

Vacation Color Inspiration

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Even though Fall is here and is without a doubt my FAVORITE season, I am still feeling inspired by the colors of summer. Fresh off my late-season summer vacation to Maui, I immediately started pouring over the hundreds of photos from the trip; each one eliciting fond memories of excursions through the tropical landscape, snorkeling …