6.30.2010

i've got my eye on...

the fabulous decorative hardware over at anthropologie. i made a trip to san francisco on my day off and took some time to search for the perfect pull for my nightstand - jason (the bf) even said he was enjoying browsing all of the pretty designs :)


6.29.2010

i heart domino

i  c a n t  w a i t  to follow brides.com as they begin to add stories/images from the late, great domino and turn the gem of a magazine (that we all miss sooo very much) into digital archives. hurray!

and on the note of digital magazines...have you all heard the news about rue magazine!? the lovely crystal, anne, alaina and caitlin have gotten together and will launch a brand new online lifestyle magazine covering interiors, fashion and gobs inspiration. the first issue will premier in september and i am so excited to follow these admirable bloggers as they create something new and spectacular!

congrats ladies! xo


image found via: made by girl

6.28.2010

on etsy | roll & tumble press

i've got some gift giving to do this summer and i think roll & tumble press is going to be where i seriously score. wouldn't these two prints make unique wedding gifts? just pick up a couple frames from ikea and you're set!


6.26.2010

splendid

currently coveting a pair of these fabulous jeffery campbell platform clogs. i saw them here worn by the lovely jen of jen loves kev and i haven't been able to get them off my mind...





6.23.2010

6.22.2010

playful home tour

another incredible space to share today...i'm totally in love with this "fashion-forward" home designed by samantha farjo for a family in toronto, canada. what gorgeous mix of pattern, texture and style...











aaaand...this is one of the sweetest nurseries i've seen. absolutely perfect for transforming into big kid years. AND...that birdcage fixture was handmade by the owner! wow. wow. wow.




images via: style at home


mary mcgee interiors

loving this space by mary mcgee. she has the most incredible sense of style and i love her line: "style isn't about money but its about making something great out of whatever you have!"


6.21.2010

mood board

i've been working on a little project lately - a design for a friend's master bedroom!

she requested a budget friendly space that feels peaceful, relaxing and feminine with lavender walls. the bedding is something she already owns so everything was designed to work with it and to fit her design wish list. i pulled a lavender paint with a hint of gray so the room wouldn't feel too sweet and i threw in a few elements for texture and of course some incredible lighting fixtures. what do you think?

 resources via
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on etsy | and furthermore

another fun etsy find for you today. these charming doily clocks are handmade by and furthermore - they are so sweet and dainty.

on etsy | my adobe cottage

just as stated in the item description - burlap is the epitome of simple elegance. my adobe cottage is a great etsy shop selling handmade {soft} burlap pillows and home accessories with over the top charm at incredible prices.




6.20.2010

sunday recipe: avocado/black bean wrap

i just made this (light, but definitely filling) wrap for dinner last night. it was so simple and delicious. a must try...




avocado and black bean wrap

prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 1 minute
serves 4

ingredients:

1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
4 burrito size whole wheat tortillas, warmed
1-1/2 cups low fat cheddar cheese, shredded
2 cups shredded romaine lettuce leaves
1 cup chopped tomatoes (or 1 cup salsa)
1 medium avocado, sliced

preparation:

in a medium microwave-safe bowl, microwave black beans on high setting for 1 minute or until heated through. remove from microwave and mash beans with fork and mix in garlic powder.

on tortillas, evenly spread bean mixture down centers, then layer on remaining ingredients: roll up, serve with lime wedges and enjoy.

the skinny:
calories 415 | calories from fat 180 | total fat 20g | total carbohydrates 49g


variation of recipe and image via: womans day


wooden trade tokens

this is such an adorable gift/party favor idea. maybe i'll even attempt to make my own...



images via: leafcutter designs


6.19.2010

the skirted desk

yesterday i found cristi of charm home via the lovely #FF feature every friday on twitter. she's an atlanta based interior designer with a blog chock-full of inspiration. i loved her post on pretty skirted desks and had to share a few of her images here...

thanks cristi!




6.17.2010

happy birthday dad!

just spent an incredible evening celebrating my dad's birthday with a dinner at norman rose (tillamook mac & cheese - which i probably gained 5lbs from + artesa chardonnay) and the jonny lang concert at the newly renovated uptown theater in napa (which just reopened after being closed for 9 years). if you're ever in wine country check out the new restaurant and wherever you are...make sure to check out jonny lang. seriously...crazy good blues|rock music.



6.16.2010

i've got my eye on...

this adorable fuschia fawn lamp from urban outfitters that reminds me too much of my nelli. sometimes i wish we had named her bambi...i swear she looks exactly like a little baby deer.

 image via: urban outfitters


6.15.2010

so fresh n' so clean

loving every bit of this fresh, white bathroom from the tub placement to the gorgeous modern fixtures to the glitzy iridescent accent tile...take a look at the rest of the house here.

6.14.2010

live your best life

since it's still #nateday here on the west coast (at 11:30pm)...here are a few more images of some of my favorite spaces designed by nate the great...







and a few great design tips from nate:
[may 2010 issue of o magazine]

1. if you touch it every day, it should be beautiful: from your cabinet knobs to your mail tray. my toothbrush holder is a heavy cut-glass tumbler that i got for a couple of bucks at a flea market. it's lovely, and it feels special to me.

2. brighten your outlook: on your next grocery run, buy some tulips and put them in a vase by the kitchen sink. doing the dishes won't seem so drab anymore.

3. edit, edit, edit: i jam-pack my rooms with all kinds of found objects and accessories - but then i step back and put a few items away. paring down is what makes a good room great.

4. don't let the tv take over the living room: mine hangs amid wall-to-wall bookshelves, so the space looks more like a den than a media room. alternatively, an antique armoire can double as an entertainment cabinet - when the tv is off, close the doors and watch your family and friends instead.

5. get the picture: i have a million and one photos in my home: family, friends, my dogs, vacations. the fabric of my life is framed and hung on my walls. photographs can turn a house into a home.


images all via: flickr

#nateday

it's "nate day" in the blogosphere! with nate berkus's new design show debuting this fall, the fabulous @moggitgirls tweeted the idea of having an all design blogger audience for the september 13th premiere...AND nate and the producers are actually making it happen! today marks exactly three months before the premiere in ny and all of my favorite bloggers are celebrating by posting about mr. berkus - here is my contribution...

here nate shows us how to instantly create a stylish and comfortable home library with pattern & texture:


 fabric choices for graphic linen pillows, chair, durable cotton sofa and cashmere draperies...

an incredible cognac nubuck leather, perfect for an ottoman...


pumice colored upholstered/wallpapered/painted walls create an intimate feeling...



a couple of these stuyvesant lounge chairs covered in the cypress mohair above...



and a masculine, boxy sofa covered in the olive green durable cotton...


what do you think? do you feel the library vibe here? i certainly do.


images via: house beautiful

6.13.2010

small cool 2010

i'm skipping my sunday recipe post today [could it be that maybe i wasn't prepared with one? yes.] but i have an absolutely stunning home tour to share with you all! this gorgeous, teasy-tiny, 350 square foot cottage belongs to beth who lives in sausalito, california. she entered this year's apartment therapy "small cool 2010" contest and left readers begging for more, so apartment therapy went in for a full tour...










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