Friday, June 11, 2010

Chicago to NYC

It was decided on Saturday that I will be moving to NYC. I found a nice little space in Chelsea that I'm looking forward to decorating. My room now (above) has been such a joy. I will miss the space, the light and the walk-in closets dearly. 

Once I get to NYC I will be starting a new blog, which I'll link on to this one later...

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Erin Wasson Home Tour...

Thanks to The Selby, I was able to highlight one of my favorite models of all time (with an amazing NY apartment to boot) Her open urban floor plan is a pipe dream in my book and her random works of art (western cowboys/abstract sketches) only add to the eccentric collector vibe. And the exposed brick! Oh what a blessing for this space. Her broken-in Balenciaga bags and rows of leather boots against the brick makes it seem like there's a party from the inside-out...

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Where a cowgirl sleeps

I think I've mentioned before that I was raised around a bison ranch growing up. I've always had an inner cowgirl and I know that one day, mark my words, I will be one...of sorts...or at least a wife of one...Anyways, for now I need to make due with city living and bring some western into my room. Here are some fantastically western (yet girly) ideas...

Photos found via google images 

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Design Idea: Books by color

Since I'm renting my place, painting is not an option yet I know it could do so much for my space. But I came across this idea of "book painting," or organizing books by color. I wanted to paint my room a sea foam color so I went to the thrift store and got as many 10 cent green/light green/cream/white books I could find and it was the perfect substitute!

Photos by google  images

Friday, July 17, 2009

Nina Tolstrup's Vacation Chalet

I was surfing around looking for some inspiring beach cabins and stumbled across this little gem. UK studio owner and designer Nina Tolstrup designed this simple and ever-so-charming getaway chalet and hour away from London. 

From what I can see the wind would just seem to blow right through it. By keeping the natural wood it only ads to the beachy feeling. What a sweet little box to escape to.

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Bedroom Decorating for Signs of the Zodiac

Colors: bold reds and ambers (in moderation)
Your style is energetic and youthful. Your room should reflect vitality and life because you are so courageous and energetic. Don't be afraid of color and incorporate tasteful lighting. You need to feel warm, but it's best to choose one wall or your bed covers to be red- not the whole room. 
Colors: earth tones, modest neutrals, rich roses and pinks
You are the sign of luxury and indulgence. Make your room your dessert. Be wary of too much opulence and stick with the silk sheets and mounds of pillows. Take care of your bedroom. It will make you a happier person. 

Colors: light, airy yellows, greens and blues
Your style can vary since you are the sign of the twin. For some of you, beauty and trends are important and for others, you couldn't care less. Stick with clean and modern with a fresh bouquet on the night stand. 

Colors: whites, pearls, yellows, light purpley blues
Cancer is an emotional water sign. Bring some fresh air into your bedroom with plenty of flours and light colors. Scented candles will help you relax. Be sure to install some beautiful curtains to block out that sun in the morning as many of you like to sleep in late. 

Colors: Oranges, yellows, reds, deep purples
You are bold and opinionated and your style is the same. Paint a wall a bold color or mimic the palate of a day at the beach to really keep things sunny. Use plenty of expression via decor. Drape a canopy over your bed and make things sexy as most of you have a very healthy libido.

Colors: light blues, greens and creames, taupes and whites
Virgos dig the clean look. It's all about the details here. Though a rare few may be the more sexual Virgo, favoring bold, dark purples and reds, the majority like the simple, organized boudoir. Organic materials will suit you well as well as light woods like oak. Add splashed of color with flowers or a tinted glass vase 

Colors: pastels, airy greens, pinks and blues
You love beauty and everything that comes with it. Being a hopeless romantic, you should go for a feminine look (unless your spouse says otherwise). You would appreciate Feng Shui and the balance it brings to a room (being a sign of the scales). Symmetry and fashion together will make you a very happy sleeper.

Colors: Spicy oranges, reds, burgundies and blacks
You can certainly have a dark side, dear Scorpio. You would do well in a bedroom that has a "cave" like feel- some sort of dark grotto. You would love luscious velvets for bedding and dim, seductive lighting. You can be secretive and so can your style.

Colors: any shade of the rainbow, blues and light purples
Your are the life of the party or the goody two shoes. Your are a sign of adventure and variety. Use bedroom accents that reflect your love of travel like Buddha statues or Moroccan lanterns. You should also invest in some big fluffy pillows and a cushiony mattress to provide all that comfort you love. As a collector, make sure to use plenty of storage.

Colors: blues, silvers, whites
You know exactly who you are and you were probably the one with posters all over your walls when you were younger. Your bedroom should have plenty of conversation, like you. Your bedroom needs to be different and unique to reflect your independent persona. Go with one or two statement pieces- perhaps something mod and silver like a lamp, large painting or sculpture. You may also be a fan of the latest technology so if you do want a TV, get a plasma to keep the room minimalistic.

Colors: deep earth tones, slate greys, browns, forest greens
You exude a very strong presence even if you aren't saying a thing. You're responsible and sensible and would do best with more "grown up" decor. You like solid, strong pieces with small, funky accents. For you ladies out there, maybe try a glass display case or a leopard skin rug to surprise the room.

Colors: watery greens and blues, yellows moving towards whites
You're an emotional chameleon who needs a sanctuary. Your bed is by far the most important piece in your bedroom. Make it soft and cozy with soft cottons and cashmeres. Also, add that splash of creativity to your room with dreamy, ethereal paintings. Stick with a zen palate to help you sleep. 

Bed Jammies

Even though I have my Betsy Johnson high heel hot pink days (maybe once a year), I'm pretty much an earth tone gal fit for comfort. Nothing sounds better to me than a nice cozy warm nap in my jammies on a rainy day- or any day for that matter- and if my bedroom matches those tones and feelings- all the better. I like these inspiration comparisons....cozy. nice. good things.