Monday, October 19, 2009

So Serene

Having spent years living in England, these interiors shots take me right back there. There is something about the light and the palette and the thrown together feel that is so distinctly English. I love the wall detailing.

Could I do this with my new mirror?

Lock me in this padded room with a stack of magazines and don't come back for hours!

Images from The Beach Studio which I happened upon via Chinoiserie Chic

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Every now and then Ebay is very good to me. Today I "won" this mirror for $160. Picture this in a very modern bathroom with white walls, floors, tiles everything. I'll have to wait and see how brassy the color is before I actually declare this one of the best days of my life. but even if I have to repaint it, I still think I won here big time!

Now all I have to do is learn how to sell stuff on Ebay as my mirror to wall ratio is vastly disproportionate. I LOVE EBAY!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Cobbling A Kitchen From The Files

Trying to think of an inexpensive kitchen fix for our temporary kitchen in Sydney. Found these images in my files pinched from my favorite blogger Erin Olsen. I am loving the inexpensive linoleum floors and the revamped 50s cupboards slapped with a coat of paint for a good sprucing.

Loving the Hummingbird wallpaper

Open shelving will give me cheap extra storage space to tie me over. Might have to wait for the stainless counter tops though but my buttercup yellow ones will have to go regardless.

Some cheerful new slipcovers for my barstools like those of Absolutely Beautiful Things blogger, Anna Spiro won't break the budget. And a cute cluster wall will make a small space charming even if a little "tight".

Sunday, October 11, 2009

What's in a Door?

My friend The Huntress has a gray house and is debating what color her door should be. I think my new house will be white, so I am kind of stuck on this idea of a pale blue door with a large gold ornate door knocker. I think the Huntress can pull this color off with Gray too. Can't believe I am thinking about this so much. Trying to cheer myself up from the sadness I feel about leaving Chicago. A pretty blue door will help right?

White floors essential- (even if I do have to paint them once a week to stay so nice and white!)

Last image from Chinoiserie Chic. I know I have posted this before, but it is kind of front of mind right now. Love it!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Urban Outfitters Wins My vote

One of the most amazing things about having children that swim in Evanston (about 15 mins from my home), is that during their training session there is just not enough time to do much else than a quick power shop at Urban Outfitters. OK, I could do quite a few other things, but it's right there, in Evanston, and it always makes me so happy!

Check out my pillow finds. I LOVE them all. So jolly and homey.