June 25, 2009
So I was browsing through the amazing handmade market that is Etsy and came across so many talented artists one of which is Jeanne Mcgee who hand prints lampshades from her very own hand carved designs! I love these and the idea of having a fun lampshade in a room. In our guestroom I'm wanting to have all yellow and white and throw in a fun yellow patterned lampshade like the first image. Check out her Etsy store here.
Posted by Childish Things at 8:10 PM
June 24, 2009
Indigo Stripe Dhurrie Rug
So for those of you who have never been to our apartment we have an amazingly comfortable couch that we are so very grateful to my parents for! I grew up with this couch and it is still in wonderful shape and we are so thankful for it. The only thing is I've been having a hard time bringing color into our living room because of the color of the couch which is a dark forest green. So I'm flipping through a new "Summer Sale" Pottery Barn catalog yesterday and I come across a beautiful rug with blues, tans and low and behold the exact green of our couch! This never happens....and it's on sale! So I call and have the last one put on hold at the mall and when my sweet husband got home we went and got it! It was one of the quickest purchases I've ever made and I'm so happy we did. Thankfully I was able to use some PB gift cards I've been saving (thank you aunt jane) so it wasn't much at all:) We are very happy with the new addition to our living room!
Posted by Childish Things at 8:44 PM
June 22, 2009
So if you can't tell by now I've been thinking quite a bit about what to get when we take our trip to ikea. The closest one to us is Charlotte and then Atlanta, so when we go I want to be sure our purchases are smart! As you know from months ago I love the daybed above which reminds me of the pottery barn one several posts back. The blue curtains I'm thinking for the living room to add a splash of color. I love the iron white side table for beside the daybed in our guest room and the sweet reading light to go on either side of the master bed. I'm not sure where we would put a floating shelf but I figure we are bound to find a place for them! I'm also wanting to get a hold on our closet by organizing with some hanging shelves like the one above. I really want a metal shoe rack for the back of our door like M.A. Belle uses. And last, the wood folding chair I thought would be nice for our porch area. We have some rocking chairs out there right now I either want to paint or get rid of. The weather has really worn them out so I thought something you could fold up and put away would last longer and remain clean for entertaining! So hopefully we will be heading to ikea one of the coming weekends! We'll be sure to take pictures and let you know how amazing is!
Posted by Childish Things at 12:00 PM
June 17, 2009
Just a few more entryways! In looking for these I was mainly focusing on the positioning of the rugs and whether or not runners are used. It seems like in most entryways where they are able to be used they are. I love the stripes and patterns in all the rugs! Rugs are such a fun way to play with space and create depth and a sense of space. Horizontal stripes definitely make a hallway look larger while vertical strips draw you in. Patterns add such an element of interest to the home as well!
Posted by Childish Things at 9:06 PM
June 16, 2009
I was in restoration hardware the other day and decided to plop down on one of their oh so comfortable leather sectional couches! I've never envisioned myself having a leather couch but I'm beginning to warm up to the idea a little bit. I love the idea that they just get softer with time and if I'm going to have a dark couch it might as well be leather. If I'm going the upholstered route I love the light whites and creams which lets face it, are going to eventually get dirty! This one above is the Austin Leather Sofa by Pottery Barn which I absolutely love!
Posted by Childish Things at 7:50 AM
Oh how I wish I were at the beach right now using my umbrella to shield the sun rather than the rain. All last night the rain poured outside my window and continues to pour! It's actually rather soothing but not so fun when you have to go out and drive in it :( Anyway, hope it's sunny and warm wherever you might be!
Posted by Childish Things at 7:26 AM
June 14, 2009
A few ideas for their dining room! They have an awesome dark wood dining table that would look so amazing and classy paired with neutrals and some splashes of yellow/golds like in some artwork and flowers centered on the table. I love this chandelier which you could go with or without the shades to hang over the dining room table which I found on overstock.com an awesome source for home decor! This beautiful jute rug is also from overstock with an amazing border that would frame the table. I love the pottery barn curtains above which were pretty much my inspiration for this room. Hopefully they will go on sale or I can find some similar!
Posted by Childish Things at 12:36 PM
June 12, 2009
So the idea for a guest room is yellow and white with a feminine touch. We were thinking a fabric covered headboard and although the one above is crazy expensive you can get fabric, batting and plywood and create something so similar! James and I found an awesome fabric shower curtain and did this to our headboard and we love it. I was in macy's the other day and saw the martha stewart shower curtain in the bottom right corner above. I think it's perfect and has just the right amount of yellow with some greens and blues mixed in! Instead of a dresser, which guest don't really need, we thought a linen covered table with flowers and glass jars full of useful things guests might need, like cotton balls, qtipps etc... With the floral headboard paired with white bedding and accent pillows a calming and soothing retreat is created!
Posted by Childish Things at 8:51 PM
June 11, 2009
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Last night I got to go over to James' parents house and hang out with my sweet mother-in-law to help come up with some design ideas for their house. We had such a great time flipping though magazines and books dreaming up ideas. I came home and searched for some less expensive alternatives for what we discussed and found some amazing finds. With Ikea curtains, Crate and Barrels rug runner and white accessories I think we can achieve this look in no time! I'm going to keep coming up with some ideas for the rest of the house...so stay tuned!
Posted by Childish Things at 5:23 PM
June 9, 2009
Michelle Adams of the blog M.A. Belle and the organic fabric line Rubie Green just recently posted on her newly decorated apartment featured in Australia's Real Living magazine. She took on the project of creating "a low budget home makeover featuring eco-friendly paints, vintage finds and sustainable materials!" I think she did a beautiful job! Check out more photos on her blog here.
Posted by Childish Things at 2:02 PM
June 8, 2009
Posted by Childish Things at 10:13 AM