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...

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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!

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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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