Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Why Didn't I?

This is the kind of thing I see and adore and wonder, 'Why didn't I come up with that idea?!' New Roccoco chalkboards at See Jane Work. Two styles and so many possibilities. I'm thinking the office would be so glamorous with this addition.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Bachelor

I've been assigned a fictitious client for Introduction to Design class. Here's some of the fun possibilities I've seen today for the great room of 'My Bachelors' new home on the golf course. . .

{Chair, Clock, Radio, Rug}

{City Sectional in Walnut}


tomorrow, who knows.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Decidedly Undecided

I though I was 'over' Pier 1. Now, I'm not so sure.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

A to Z

Isn't this just fun? It makes me think of an eye chart at the doctor's office. Available along with more fantastic wall decals at Tasty Suite's Etsy shop.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Bit of Contrast

I'm a bit excited by these chests of drawers. It's such a simple way to dress up a worn piece and a black and white scheme is always enticing.
Domino, Design Sponge

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Dreamy Kitchen

I love the open space of this kitchen. I imagine it's huge with a farmhouse table just off to the right there. The table is tall and maybe the color of the shelves at the end and it's beat up from all of the use it's had but it's beautiful and each day the family that shares this kitchen sits down together to enjoy each other.
Country Home

Monday, September 15, 2008

In the Stars

I'm convinced that these lunar prints would be absolutely fabulous on a bedroom wall.

Or for a little more fun, astrology prints. Hmmm.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

It's About Time

Today I spent $39 to repair a $50 clock. Standing in the 'House of Clocks', amazed by the pieces there, I was reminded of the great gift of time.

When I was a girl, my grandparents had a grandfather clock in their entryway which was also the center of their home. I grew so used to it's chimes that I seldom used them to keep track of the time, the sound of the chime was a source of comfort. In their guest bedroom were wind-up alarm clocks, somewhat of a novelty to me as we only had digital at home. Their tick-tock put me to sleep when the night time in their mountain home was too quite for my city ear.

And so I developed a love of clocks. I have mentioned it before. In my adult life it began with a clock I purchased for my husband our second Christmas together and has grown quietly over the years. Last Christmas my middle sister received a Syroco clock from me as her gift. This year, my brother will most likely be getting a vintage Seth Thomas clock for his Christmas gift. It may be a banjo wall clock or a handsome tabletop alarm clock. Either way, I know that it will be a gift that I enjoy giving and he will appreciate receiving because each of the clocks that I have given as gifts have been as individual as their recipients which makes it so much fun.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Fall Wardrobe Needs

It was 95 degrees here today but I have started to research my fall wardrobe needs. I love fall itself but being tall makes clothing fit a little difficult and this is somewhat accentuated in the fall/winter months with long sleeves, jackets & pants. This year however, I am particularly inspired and looking forward to pulling together a bit of vintage classic style(that 3/4 lenght sleeve helps).

I'm also thinking about how I might bring some of this look into my living space. Ideas?

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Simply Elegant

Simply Elegant left a comment here recently and I've just taken some time to visit her blog. It is FANTASTIC! So much inspiration...

I'm typically not a bit nautical theme inspired but I do love the way these prints look in such a stark white room,

the tufting on those chairs(!!),

this must be the absolutely perfectly dark stained floor ever,

and just look at how beautiful this ikea sideboard has been made! Each of the images chosen on this blog are extraordinary. Simply Elegant is now a daily must read of mine!

Monday, September 01, 2008

Come to the Table


We headed over to San Francisco for the day on Saturday to spend some time with my sister, visit a few shops and see what the Slow Food Nation Event was all about. Our bus ride over was educational in itself as many of the riders had been taking part in the event all weekend so they were buzzing with excitement.

We only managed to catch the tail end of the farmers market event but it was very impressive. In addition to vendors with fruits and vegetables, there was education at each stand about the product and it's impact on the environment and/or it's benefit to an individuals diet.

On the grounds was a large garden with tomatoes, zucchini, lettuces and lots more, it was great to walk through and show our youngest that others are interested in this too, not just her lunatic mother. I will be looking forward to this event next year.