Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wall Stencils

I was initially on the hunt for wallpaper for my foyer, yes, LOVE Wallpaper!  I was getting overwhelmed by choices and prices for the area I had to cover. I soon switched gears and headed over to Etsy to search for wall stencil options.  What I came upon is not your mothers country goose or Waverly leaf pattern stencil.  Fresh, clean, sophisticated and whimsical are now options for all of us!




All of the above are from Cutting Edge Stencils.  Check out her informative site, she is also on Etsy.

This next set is from Royal Design Studio.  I think the Moroccan theme are some my favorites.





VOTE for your favorite-I numbered each sample.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

House for sale? Make it happy!

If I were house hunting and came upon this front door, I would be giddy with excitement to get inside.  What would the expectation be?  Bright, loads of light and HAPPY!

Check out this post from Julia, author of Hooked on Houses to get a bit of valuable insight on making your house HAPPY.  In my years of Real Estate, I have never had someone ask "make sure the homes we see today are DEPRESSING".

What aspects of your home make you Happy?  Post a comment below and let me know!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Just Picked

Do fake flowers evoke images of plastic stems from the 70's?  They did in my mind, however Natural Decorations Inc. is the anti-fake flower, faux fleur.  I don't own anything from NDI, but the grey sky's and piles of snow is making me want take the plunge on one of these arrangements.  Exquisite up close and worth the money once you get over the sticker shock.

Here are some more on my wish list

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Lilly Does Furniture

Okay, so I can't pull off the off the head to toe Lilly look, it's just not me, but it doesn't stop me from loving the bright, tropical prints that are LILLY PULITZER. I am such a BIG fan of the vintage Palm Beach style so you can imagine how excited I was to hear, maybe Oct., that Lilly Pulitzer was launching a furniture line with HFI Brands in the Spring.  Well, I just checked the site this morning and it's looking more like summer? Will good things come to those who wait?...Let's hope so!

Love the chest in the back left!

                                                    Iconic Lilly Photo

Thinking Sunny thoughts-


Saturday, February 5, 2011

A tisket, a tasket...

Just got the new Pottery Barn catalog yesterday and loved the 2 page spread they had for baskets and storage (of course I couldn't  find it online).

I am due for a little basket re-fresh in my house: kids rooms, kitchen table, coffee table.  Here are a few of my online picks.
Oh, if your house is for sale, baskets are a great way to corral the clutter before showings.

Stay warm fellow Midwesterner's-Glad I got out last night:)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Ugly Cabinents-Just glos it!

wall coverings

Seriously cool product!  Completely change the look of a piece of furniture, kitchen cabinets, picture frames, bar stools-the possibilities are endless.

Here is what  has to say about their product

High tech self adhesive means no glues or weird chemicals

Can reposition while applying

Eliminates bubbling - just smooth bubbles away

Easy peel off removal and NO tacky residue and NO chemicals needed

Impervious to wet steamy conditions - perfect for kitchens and bathrooms

Some of my Fav's

What will you glos first??? 

Happy snow day!