Photo of the Day

This sweet vignette of a bathroom makes me happy.   I’m ready for this rain to stop and the sun to come out!


From Lonny magazine October/November 2009.  Interior design by Kate Simpson.

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Cheap Art Alert!

I was wasting time on Pinterest, looking at different blogs the other day when I discovered an amazing post from the blog Style by Emily Henderson.  The post was called Top 5 Most Affordable Online Art Sources.  I started clicking around and discovered so many bargains from the resources.  I couldn’t just keep that information all to myself — I had to share these great resources with YOU.  Here are some pieces that I found:

That is a framed and matted 1900 map of Paris from 20 x 200.  Framed and matted for $200?  You can’t find that just anywhere.  Oh and if you just want the map it’s $60.  What a bargain! 


I was very tempted to purchase the above framed photograph as a Christmas or birthday present for one of my Alabama fan family members.  Also, know that there are different frame options: black, white, natural, with or without a matte (I’ll take the matted white for my apartment, thanks).  [Animal Locomation] Also from 20 x 200.


These Embroidery Flowers by Emily Renouf would look so cute in a kitchen, bathroom, or children’s room.  At $25, how could you not buy?  [from Little Paper Planes]


Kristofer Mills Print 3


 Kristofer Mills Print 2.  The above two prints remind me of the abstract black and white drawings that I’m working on for my own apartment.  In a gallery wall together they would look so great and add just the right modern/abstract touch to a traditional interior.  For $65 and $35 repectively, all they need is a simple Hobby Lobby white frame and they’re ready to hang!



 Moving on to Mammoth & Company, we have Taryn Coulsons’ Cobalt Teal I acrylic painting.  The price is $350 for a 16 x 20 because this is an original painting.  How pretty are those blues?  Once again, an abstract piece like this would add just the right modern touch to a traditional space.  It is also available as an 8 x 10 print for $20!!!


I love the horse photographs by Troy Moth.  This is just one of the many available on Mammoth & Company’s website.  See more here and here.  Love the horses and I’m not even a “horse person”.


HOW cute is the giraffe above?  Seriously this doesn’t even have to go in a kid’s room – it’s a great conversation piece for just $18!  From Society 6.


History Lesson by Emily Rickard.  You can get it on a stretched canvas for $85 – no frame required!


Oh Deer by The Lepolas from The Calm Gallery.  15.5 x 21.5 for $28.63. 


And of course, Society 6 has my favorite poster, Keep Calm and Carry On, in a variety of colors ($28.63 each).  I love the grey one above because it’s so calm.


That’s all I have for now, but take a look yourself and see what you find :) 



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A Pop of Animal Print

Every room looks better with a little animal print.  Try to picture the rooms below without the animal print… They just wouldn’t be as fabulous.   It is the perfect finishing touch. 

Palmer Weiss


Erin Lauder’s home via Elle Decor


Alex Papachristidis via Elle Decor




 Celerie Kemble via Lonny


Animal print can also be the finishing touch to an outfit.  This girl would look boring without that coat, wouldn’t she?  :)


Christy Ford via Lonny



 Christian Louboutin heels… I must own these one day.



Jeffrey Bilhuber



 Keller Bryant for Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse via Habitually Chic.  The picture above is a perfect example of what a touch of leopard print can do to a room.  That tiny little pillow makes such a statement. 

The same is true for this picture:

Miles Redd


Miles Redd


 Nick Olsen.  LOVE this vignette!  The colors.  The carpet.  Who would have thought?  Nick Olsen did.



Sally Wheat


RED Valentino


Thibaut wallpaper


 Architectural Digest


And last but not least… Someone went a little zebra print crazy in their bedroom :)  I’m not sure if I can handle this much but it sure is a fun room!



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Lotus Love

I think I’ve mentioned in a previous post that my new obsession is this Galbraith & Paul wallpaper:


It is called “Lotus” and the colorway pictured above is Aqua.  I adore it.  But this pattern is not the only chic pattern that I love from Galbraith & Paul…



“Birds” is adorable too!!  And these patterns come in multiple colorways!    Color Sage is pictured above and color Ocean is below – and that’s just 2 of the 10 colorways.  How cute?!  How could I ever choose????



Did I mention that they come in fabrics too?  Ugh, I better start saving $$$!!!  Or else I’ll just drool over these pictures until something else steals my heart away.



Katie Ridder


Katie Ridder


Yep, that is Lotus in Pink and Orange (“Tangerine”).  Now where do I get the dress to match? 


How perfect are these colors for summer???





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ikat, you kat, we kat


source: Chattafabulous via House Beautiful

source: Design My Way

I have been seeing ikat everywhere lately.  I’m not sure how I feel about it. It used to be mostly just in fabrics in decorating, kind of like an interior designer’s secret weapon.  Now you can find ikat prints on just about anything – clothing, dinnerware, ipad covers… I have a pair of JCrew ikat shorts that are one of my favorite pieces of clothing.  They no longer carry them so I don’t have a picture, but trust me, they’re cute!!

Anyways, I did a little shopping browsing last weekend and ikat prints were popping up everywhere in all different forms.

I spotted this super cute ikat tie on JCrew’s website.  It’s called the Selvedge Stripe Ikat tie… Would make a great father’s day present!

Ann Taylor LOFT is ALL about the ikat right now…

Ruffle Neck ikat dress

Ikat print Linen Shift dress

and the matching Marisa Ikat pants. LOFT also has ikat shorts in a few different colors.

Ikat picture frames? Yes, please.  These colorful ones are from the Well Appointed House

Or this frame from Textile Republic.  Which comes in lots of other color combinations.

Target has a lot of ikat scarves right now.  Like this Red Ikat Pareo.

I’ve always loved this ikat dinnerware from C Wonder.  Also comes in Chocolate Brown, Coral, and Navy.

Winifred Settee from Anthropologie

Mallory pointed out this green ikat Dhurrie Rug from Shades of Light because she knew I would love it.  It has two of my favorite things: ikat + green = love.

I also discovered these affordable ikat silk pillows on Pinterest.  They’re from a site called Sheherazade Home.  I’ve never heard of it or ordered from them, but they sure are pretty in the pictures!  And great prices too.