Sunday, August 16, 2009

John Hughes.

I was just catching up on some blog reading and I was urged to read this post:

Wow! I'm always amazed to hear about all these great relationships and life experiences. This one is so very amazing that it seems like a movie in and of itself. Please read it. :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Baubles Galore

Yesterday I received an e-mail from J.Crew. I shouldn't have opened it... it was pure torture as always! I believe this particular condition is known as too pretty, too pricey.

The items are all so beautiful but I don't have the money to buy them!! My favorite? The second picture - the tiered crystal necklace. The teardrop necklace is a very close 2nd. Swoon!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Living Room Love

No, not my living room. Lately I've been really annoyed by my apartment. My main annoyance is our living room space. We have a combined living room/dining room. Unfortunately B was very insistent on having his desk (a giant, wood lament piece that he proudly bought at Staples) in the living area. We each have a laptop so there is no need for such a massive piece of furniture. However, I digress. I dream of the day when our small space will be warm, streamlined and inviting. I'm in the process of making some small updates which include new artwork, pictures and hopefully a new slipcover for the couch. In the meantime my inspiration folder keeps growing. I just came across this picture:

Beautiful!!! I can't stop staring at this. This photograph is from Kishani Perera's portfolio.

Another favorite is this Candice Olsen design, as shown on HGTV's Divine Design.
This photo is actually from a basement makeover but I love the mix of hard and soft elements. I love the mirrored surfaces, nailhead trim and chic banquette.