Monday, December 2, 2013
I've been so addicted to ModCloth lately and today they have a 20% off sale on your whole purchase! I personally own these two dresses below and I just LOVE THEM! I might head back to their site and pick up a few more.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
OK, I think I need one! Just saw this in the CB2 catalog and I'm liking it. I just checked the website and it's on sale! Reg. $149 Sale. $119. Ships free!
I do have a set on my wall but the bracket with hooks is original but the tools are newer, ugh. I think I'm gonna go for it!
Monday, October 28, 2013
Palms by Island Stone
Ok, so excited! Got a sample of the tile I want to use in the kitchen. Both me and my husband think that the color and shape is just perfect for our kitchen. You can see that behind me I stuck in a sample of wallpaper that I used in the hallway just for a visual until it arrived. Guess I have a thing for chevrons.
I haven't been much of a glass tile fan since it's gotten more popular but this isn't shinny, it reminds me more of sea glass that has a soft frosty look. The color "sand" picks up some of the light brown in the floor, we couldn't be more happier. The plan is to fill it with a dark chocolate grout. Thought it would be cool to pop out some of the tiles and stick in grout in the missing areas but I didn't realize that the tile sample would be so big, but it does look kinda awesome in the sketches below. The tile sample measures 9 1/4" x 11 3/4" wide.
The next step is to figure out how much we need. Do I fill up this whole wall or just a partial? Decisions decisions...
|With floating white shelves.|
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Pleated retro dress from Forever 21
Flash Pattern wallpaper by Eley Kishimoto
|Eley for Clarks|
Eley Kishimoto is a partnership between Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto. In the mid 1990's they created their first womeanswear collection. The company also puts their prints on home decor products like wallpaper and furnishing fabrics.
When I first saw this pattern floating around online ages ago I thought it was much older. I guess I can see a pop 90's reference but when it's in the red and cream it gives off a mid-century vibe, which I LOVE.
So today I see this dress on Forever 21's website and I know I've see in before. I have heard of F21 taking ideas which stinks but on the bright side I guess we all learned a little bit about the actual designers today. Giving credit where credit is due.
Below are more wallpaper designs.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Ok, so I have white floors and now a white counter top in my new kitchen and it's looking a bit stark. So the dilemma now is where to add more texture, so when I stuck in some left over wallpaper under the cabinets my brain was like yessss! I even debated actually using it cause I loved it so much, but wallpaper in a kitchen doesn't seem like a very good idea.
So I'm thinking of picking up some of the sandy brown from the marble floor and put in a backsplash. I really like this tile design and it even reminds me a bit of the wallpaper in the hallway.
Tomorrow I'm going down to the store that sells this glass tile and see what it looks like in person. Originally I wasn't going to go with any tile and if I did it would have been something simple and light gray but things changed once everything was installed.
For those who love a colorful kitchens, sorry. Sure I could slap in some colorful tile, but I really like permanent fixtures to be neutral, especially in this house. As for accessories thats a different story. If I ever want to refresh the kitchen in 10 years I could with a new coat of paint, a rug or some fun colorful canisters. Whenever I see kitchens with "a lot" of personality I tend to not like them and that can be said with boring white kitchens too.
Was looking for a cute rug for my kitchen and I came across these beauties. Jaipur rugs makes a rug called break the ice. I originally came across the gray version and thought it was stunning, but then when I clicked on the link I saw the color version, what a great mid-century palette.
Friday, October 4, 2013
Still waiting on the appliances, sinks and counter tops. It looks great, but without an oven or microwave it's useless! I just have to wait until Tuesday and I can get my cooking on!
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
I just love this design so much I've decided to get it made into a t-shirt. Please let me know which is your favorite color combo, or if you have more than one that's fine too. This is just for the ladies right now, I will end up doing men's shirt's in the near future.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
Working on some new pieces for an upcoming project and I couldn't use color just lines and wow did I have the hardest time. I could not get it going, my brain was so angry at me! Even as a kid I didn't do much line drawings, I was painting landscapes or cutting up construction paper. My brain hates plain old lines!
In the end deadlines approach and you get your act together and work, luckily it's gotten much easier. What helped bit was adding in a black and white woven texture, it made my brain a much happier. Later on I will probably add color and texture to these and it will be epic!
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