Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sweet Finds for V-Day

Valentine's Day is just a couple weeks away and while I'm not the biggest fan of this particular day (just never really make a big deal of it), I do think it's a good opportunity to let those who are near and dear to your heart know how much they mean to you...whether it's a significant other, sister, friend, are some thoughtful gift ideas that cost little but say a lot! XOXO.

Snow & Graham Letterpress - Love Birds, Cupcake & Take Out Cards
Ceramic Paperweight Heart via Modern Chic Home

Enamored Pencil Set by Paper Pastries Etsy Shop

You Rule Card by Snow & Chicago Letterpress

Valentine Paper Fortune Cookies via imeon design Etsy shop

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

NEW! Fern Collection + Discount from Amenity Home

Amenity Home has just launched their new Fern Collection which is so fresh and perfect for the upcoming spring season. In honor of the launch, they are offering a special discount of 20% off the entire Fern Collection, which includes bedding, throw pillows and table linens! Use code FERN20 from Thursday, 1/28 to Friday, 1/29 only. Thanks Amenity :)

"Printed on amenity’s signature organic cotton. Fern design is available in amber, celery, and peacock. Bring the optimism and vigor of the season into the bedroom; warm up a room with glowing amber tones, relax with a fresh celery tint, or enjoy the peaceful tranquility of soothing shades of peacock."

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Classic Black & White Interiors

When it comes to color schemes, black and white will never go out of style. This classic combination has endless possibilities when used in interiors...whether the design style is traditional, modern, eclectic, sophisticated - black and white will work! This scheme look especially beautiful when accented with a pop of unexpected color. One of my favorite projects was a home I designed in black, white and teal. We painted the dining room walls black with white picture frame was spectacular! What are your thoughts? This scheme isn't for everyone...could you live in black and white or does your world need a little color?

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Quote of the Week

"The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new
landscapes but in having new eyes."

- Marcel Proust


Friday, January 22, 2010

Chic & Cozy Etsy Finds

It's another chilly and rainy day here in southern California. I'm staring out at the dark cloudy sky with a hot cup of coffee as I write this post and am so happy to be warm and cozy working from home. Winters here are usually pretty mild - this is the most rain we've had in decades. Because of the cold and wet weather, I felt inspired to find cozy and comfy handmade goods from Etsy. Here's a round-up of my top picks. I wish you all a warm, safe, and happy weekend!

Coffee Cup Cozies via Wayside Violet

Pompei's March Throw via Skybox Human Creations

These gorgeous hand-crocheted lariats are from GSAKOWSI DESIGNS
(I'm in love with these! Aren't they amazing?!)

White Roses Brooch via Red Clew