Thursday, April 12, 2012

T.P. Storage

Most designers probably don't talk about this, but I feel the need to address T.P. storage today.  (I have this on the brain because I am putting the finishing touches on the itsy bitsy teeny weeny bathroom reno).  I hate it when I am at someone's home, at a party, in the bathroom, the toilet paper roll is empty and there is no toilet paper in sight.  I do not want to go through your cabinets, but seriously, I NEED some toilet paper.  So do me a favor, get some pretty T.P. storage, put it out where I can see it, and keep me from rummaging through your cabinets.  Here are a few suggestions:

CB2 Cylinder Vase 19.5"

Crate & Barrel Square Wire Basket

Crate & Barrel Timaru Basket

West Elm Graphic Lidded Baskets

Z Gallerie Filigree Urn

Z Gallerie Studio Vase

Pottery Barn Ceramic Rope Vases

Pottery Barn Chessin Wire Basket

Pottery Bar Glass Apothecary Jar
(got one similar to this in my half bath)

Anthropologie Color Coil Pot
(got this one for the itsy bitsy teeny weeny master bath)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

More Work Stuff

My day job is designing interiors for student housing developments and for the first time I have a couple of clubhouse projects on the board.  I already shared my project in College Station, TX here.  I thought I would also share my upcoming project in Carbondale, IL.  Here is the design board:

Can't wait to see how this all comes together at the install in July!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Etsy Shop: High Street Market

Just found High Street Market on Etsy.  Here are some of my fave items for sale right now:

The trays and bowls would be a pretty way to organize jewelry on a vanity and I love the crispness of the white lamp with the navy shade.  I'm sold.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Jenny Beat Me To It

One of my fave bloggers is Jenny over at Little Green Notebook.  I check in with her daily and last week she posted about family photo gallery walls (check it out here).  Jenny was digging color photos vs. black and whites and I agree.  Here is a peek at a gallery wall in my bedroom:

Family photos, vintage silhouettes, postcards from my travels, an oil painting, and personal photography are all incorporated in this wall.  All frames are from Target and Homegoods, so this is an easy, cheap way to create a very personal display. 

Here are some other inspiration photos of great gallery walls:

Check out tips on how to arrange a gallery wall here.  

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Have a Seat

I love the idea of furniture that can serve dual purposes and be easily moved around in a room.  Any of these beauties can double as an extra seat or a side table in a pinch.

My living room could use one of these.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


I visited my project in College Station, TX last week and saw the clubhouse that is under construction and will be ready in July.  Nothing fun was happening inside (just studs) but here's the progress on the exterior:

And today my pillows arrived from Turkey!!!

I can't wait to funk this place up!  Check out the inspiration here.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Closet Orange and Blue Fan

Lately, orange and blue has cropped up in my clothing.  Recent purchases include this dress from Target
and this stingray bracelet from leighelena. 
My obsession with this color combo is now spilling over into the home. I am thinking of orange and blue for my living room.  Here are some inspiration photos:

Caitlin Wilson

Celerie Kemble

 Steven Volpe

 Tilton Fenwick

Angie Hranowsky
The problem: 
in the state of Alabama, this color combo represents Auburn football 
my hubby is a huge Alabama football fan

I think I will have to keep my obsession with orange and blue in the closet for a while. 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sofa Lust

This sofa is so hot, I want to have an affair with it.

Unfortunately, it is out of my league.