Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Girl can Dream...

I love Polyvore. It is a fantastic tool for brainstorming. The other night, laying in bed, I started thinking about dreams and and the concept of dreams and then it hit me! I could use Polyvore to effectively express a concept or any kind of inspiration, really. First up in what will surely be a series of Inspiration Rooms is the idea of Dreaming. I broke my Dream category down into three Room Ideas, the first of which I call Sleepyhead.

For Sleepyhead, I wanted a room that was plush and lovely that anyone would be happy to get their zzz's on in. I'm kind of obsessed with light blue, so the wall color choice was a no brainer. I loved the glittery stars in the art above the bed and how the pillows mimic the starts with their metallic buttons. I used grey, soft gold, and navy for accent colors. I also love how the yellow flowers really pop in the room. This room is a little glam, but completely comfortable at the same time.

The next room is called Sweet Dreams. I wanted to create the most feminine room ever, that I'll never have. I once painted a room pink after I got the idea from a Mariah Carey Cribs episode. Does anyone remember that one? My parents and I painted my purple sponged walls a pepto bismal pink that I was sure would dry lighter. Uh no. No subtlety there! This room is candy colored and sweet as can be. I love the princess canopy bed, the seafoam rug and the mixed metals from the bed, mirror, and chandelier.

The last room up is my Nightmare Room, which is really more sexy and vampy than anything. The lacquered red walls, the tuffted leather sleigh bed, the grey zebra print rug. Va-Va-Voom! Can you imagine wearing that robe and slinking into this room to have your way with, well, I'll leave that up to you. This room is so sexy, it's almost intimidating. It's like, you have to have a good time while you're there or ELSE!

So that's the first installment of my Inspiration Rooms. What is your "dream" room like? Are you more a sweetie pie, or do you have a little devilishness in your eyes?


Monday, November 22, 2010

Fabulous Fall Sunday in LA.

I woke up today with thoughts of rain.  The forecast called for a wet weekend but to my liking I woke up to a sunny,  fall LA day.  Its days like this that I cherish living on the west coast,  it was finally feeling like fall with its chilly, crisp air but still sunny and warm enough to not mind being outside.  As some of you know, this time of year brings out LA's "fall fashion."  girls in scarfs, hats, even mittens (more for looks than warmth) whereas if any Midwesterner or East-coaster had a day like this, they would probably be in shorts and a t-shirt.   Where am I going with this?  Oh yes, my perfect Sunday.  I headed into Hollywood to check out this thrift store called JetRag.  On Sunday's they have something called "dollar Sundays," basically 3 rows-piled high of wear-it-again or vintage clothes for only $1.  I ended up buying 9 articles of clothing for $9!!!  See, I decided (more like a New Years resolution) to start sewing again.  So,  I picked out articles of clothing that could be used for making things such as bags.  I could have gone to a fabric store and bought $20 - $40 worth of fabric, but why when you can use recycled fabric?  I haven't sewed since college so this is going to be a bumpy road, but I am excited to get started.  Check back for updates and progress on my new project!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Best Desked

A woman's desk is a very personal space. It's where work gets (or doesn't get) done. It's where we keep some of our most personal mementos, the things that make us smile. My desk at work reflects this. My desk at home...not so much. But it's still a pretty little space that my eyes go to and smile.

I got this West Elm desk in a desk swap with a good friend. She needed a huge desk for her sound equipment, and I wanted something a little daintier. It didn't hurt that I have an obsession with white furniture. I slid my old DIY makeover old chair new chair under along with a cheap Ikea floor mat.

I added a few pretty vases and hung up a couple of etsy prints. The first documented here, the second an etsy find by Simply Hue Designs.

I adore the colors and the symmetry of this print. It also makes me think of packing up and jetting off on some fabulous vacation (a girl can dream). The photo in the silver frame below the hanging picture is one of my brother, sister, and I. This picture was taken by a good friend of the family and I cherish it not only because she took it, but because we so rarely get the chance to all be together. This year's Christmas will be one of those occasions and I'm so pumped! My mom, dad, and sister will all fly to Los Angeles on Christmas Day to spend time with Tim and me. I've been brainstorming all sorts of holiday decor ideas. I really want to make this year special. It's the first Christmas we'll be hosting in our beloved apartment and I want to make it feel as homey and cushy and warm and squooshy as possible.

future Christmas Card processing station.
 So there's my tiny (and not totally tidy) "home office."

 *Also big news, we bought a dining table and chairs last night!! This has been one HUGE To Do on my list that now has a giant red checkmark through it! Admittedly, it needs a little work and I'll be posting the before and afters as soon as I can get to down to business on it.

Happy Writing,