Monday, May 30, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
A couple of years ago, I decided I wanted to start collecting something unique. I love the idea of being on a constant hunt to add to a collection. As much as I would love to collect Tory Burch flats or purses, it seems more reasonable to go with something less expensive. Luckily, I’ve stumbled on some lovely, funky plates from the clearance sales of Anthropologie, West Elm, and various flea/antique markets. I love my plates, and have been wondering how to get them out of the cabinet and put them on display. Currently I have a weak collection (3 identical chevron plates) displayed on a wall that is begging for more.
The picture below was the exact inspiration I’ve been looking for (without realizing it). Since it doesn’t seem like a great idea to put a bunch of holes in our wall when we’re moving in less than 3 weeks, I think I’ll tuck this away for our new place…
What do you think? Do you like the collection of plates below? I wouldn’t mind that amazing lamp and converted bar cart either!
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Here are 5 things I’m thinking about this week. Hope you’re having a good one….
This dress…Isn’t she pretty and colorful?
This room. Every time I see it, I fall in love all over again.
Taking a roadtrip – somewhere, anywhere. Doesn’t that sound good?
Olivia Palmero’s style – she always seems to nail it. Effortlessly.
Black walls – lovely.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Aren’t these just the prettiest spaces? Too much white used to bore me, but now I appreciate it so much more – especially when the space is bright and airy and includes pops of color…Perfect to get into the spirit of Summer!
Friday, May 13, 2011
I love Orange. I’m so glad it exists. Maybe it’s because I’m a longhorn, or maybe it’s because it’s just so darn fun. Either way, every time I tell my mom I want a new dress/accessory/piece of decor, she asks “Is it Orange?” Orange is extremely versatile and can make a statement anywhere…
In the dining room (image unknown)
In a bouquet (image unknown)
In the living room
In an office
in the bedroom
What are you doing this weekend? Tonight we’re trying a Vietnamese place I’ve been hearing about for years, and tomorrow we’re hitting up Houston’s first Food Truck Festival. The trucks’ offerings range from vegan to bbq to cake balls, and some of them sound so good! On Sunday, I’m planning to stop by the Urban Market Antique Show in midtown, and after all the indulging I’m hoping to find time for a much needed Define class.
Have a great weekend!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
This past weekend we had a great time in Chicago visiting family and our new city! Chicago has so much to offer, and my sweet sister in law sums up many of the City’s best spots here. (We missed the amazing dessert place, but I’m dying to try it!)
Our goal for the weekend was to find a place to live in Evanston, walking distance from Northwestern University and public transportation. After looking at a few places that didn’t really offer everything we wanted, we found a great rental in a beautiful building shown below. The cherry blossoms certainly add to it’s charm, and most importantly it has heated parking in the winter. Who even knew such things existed?
Hope you’ll come visit in our new place!
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Oh my cuteness! Have you see Anthropologie’s wallpaper collection? I love it! My favorite is the Woods Wallpaper…It’s so versatile and could be used anywhere from a nursery to a dining room. It looks super similar to the Cole and Son version which you can see in the rooms below:
Here are some more samples – aren’t they great!
What do you think?