Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Design Destination - Ann Sacks Tile

Do you know about Ann Sacks? If you do, you probably love her as much as I do. If you don't, allow me to introduce you to her. Well, at least to her tile...

Blossom in Aquamarine
Modern Fretwork
Ah - mazing, right! Well, if your not already drooling...check out some more of Ann Sacks' tile in action.




Like I said, ah-mazing! It is so much more than tile, it is art. It evokes emotion and makes a statement. Pretty fabulous for some glass and porcelain. If I ever have the chance to build my ultimate dream home, you better believe Ann Sacks' tile will be making an appearance somewhere in it! A girl can dream, right? Are you an Ann Sacks tile fan like I am?

Monday, February 27, 2012

Blogs to Love: Emerson Grey Designs

Happy Monday everyone! I've said it again and again, but one of the most wonderful benefits of blogging is all the wonderful people you get to "meet" through your blog. I was perusing Pinterest a few weeks ago (let's be honest, I'm always perusing Pinterest), when I came across this fabulous design board for a little girl's coral and navy nursery...

Coral and Navy

I immediately clicked through the pin to find the source and was introduced to Bri Myosa and her blog, Emerson Grey Designs. After spending 13 years in the juvenile design industry, Bri has recently started her own design business, specializing in nurseries and kids rooms. I spent some time looking around her blog and continued to find design boards for nurseries and kids rooms that were fun, unique, pulled together and on trend. I sent Bri a quick email to let her know that I was happy to have found her blog and how much I enjoyed her designs. She emailed back and a new "blog friendship" has been formed. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to introduce Bri and her blog to you!

Here are a few more of my favorite designs from her blog...

Posh Tots Nursery

Bubble Gum Popping

I Left My Heart in SF

Chic and Fairly Cheap

Aren't her designs incredible? I would use any of these boards to redesign one of my kids' rooms!
Head on over to Emerson Grey Designs to see more of Bri's designs and give her some love while you are there!

One more thing...I want to apologize for last week's erratic posting schedule and the lack of a post on Friday. Not only did we have Internet problems last week, but there are some other "big" things going on around here that have thrown things in a tailspin! I'll share details as soon as I can, but until patient with me. I know you guys will, because you guys are the best!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Design Destination - Oval Windows

Yeah, the internet is back! I can start feeling normal again!

I was browsing through some of my design inspiration files the other day and I noticed a reoccurring theme in many of the spaces I love...oval windows. I love how oval windows can give home exteriors and interiors a touch of sophistication and whimsy at the same time.

Sunset Plaza Los Angeles traditional
Younes Residence traditional
If we ever have the chance to build another home, I'll definitely be incorporating an oval window or two! So tell me, do you love the look of oval windows?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Technology Troubles

Sorry for the lack of a post today. We have wireless Internet in our home, and it has been out all day long. I am writing this on my iPhone and my finger already hurts. I'm hoping the wireless company can solve the problem and I can get a post up ASAP. Thanks for bearing with me. Is it sad that I feel helpless when I can't get on the Internet from my Mac? Sigh.

Monday, February 20, 2012

E-Design Board: Master Bedroom

As I mentioned in last week's post, Lane, the winner of my E-Design Giveaway, asked me to come up with a design for her master bedroom. I sent her the completed design over the weekend and I am happy to say that she sent me an email back saying she absolutely loves all of it! Yeah! As part of my E-Design services, I offer one revision after the initial design is sent over, in order to make any changes that my client may want. It is so gratifying when clients get the initial design and don't want to change a thing about it!

Here is the design I came up with for Lane and her husband...

I really love the navy, aqua and green color combination, that was inspired by the fabric of a chair Lane recently had reupholstered. Now that she has approved the design, I will send her over a source list and a room plan. She will have everything she needs to create a comfortable, fresh master bedroom that she and her hubby can enjoy!

Here's a little reminder of how her bedroom currently looks...

Hopefully she will send me some pictures of the completed room so I can share them with you! 

Click here or more information on my E-Design Services.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Frugal Friday Find!

I recently stumbled upon a frugal find that I just had to share! I sent it to Reichel at Copy Cat Chic and she has posted it today, but I wanted to post it here for all of you as well!

Less than half the price! I've seen the Home Depot version in person and it is beautiful. If you're in the market for a new pendant or two, definitely go check this one out!

Happy Weekend Everyone!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Master Bedroom E-Design

I've recently been working on an E-Design for Lane, the winner of my giveaway! She decided that she wanted me to help her update her master bedroom. Lane and her husband have been busy renovating their home. They recently painted and carpeted their bedroom, as well as added new french doors. Here are a few pictures Lane sent me of her room the way it looks now...

How cute is her little guy in the pictures? They did such a great job with their reno and the room already has such a great foundation to work with. The paint color is gorgeous, so we will be keeping that. Lane also wanted to keep her bed and the antique dresser, which is a family heirloom, in the room. She recently had the chair in the corner recovered in this pretty fabric...

I love the navy, aqua and green color combination. I will be incorporating the chair into the room and am using the fabric as the inspiration for my design! I am sending off my design to Lane this weekend. I'll be sure to share it with you as soon as I get her approval!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wishing each of you a very Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope you get to spend this day doing something you love with the ones you love!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Pretty Party Supplies...Where to get them!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We are back from our little trip to San Francisco. A wonderful time was had by all! Now I just have to gain the motivation to unpack and make my way through the many mounds of laundry that await me! Have I mentioned how much I hate laundry? I do...I'd much rather clean a bathroom...I really dislike it.

On another note, today happens to be my hubby's birthday! He turns 34 today. He has a twin sister, so we will be heading out with his family tonight to celebrate their birthday! The next couple of months will be full of celebrations around here. Both of my daughters will be having birthdays, my man and I will be celebrating 12 years of marriage and the biggest party will be in honor of my oldest turning 8 and getting baptized. In our faith, children are baptized at age 8 or after. I can't believe she is almost 8!

All of these wonderful occasions have had me scouring the web for fabulous party supplies...something a bit more unique than what you find at your local party supply warehouse. I'm so impressed with the wonderfully unique and affordable options out there. Here are a few of my favorite web based party retailers...

There's a lot of buzz about this "sweet" little shop all around the web and especially on Pinterest, but can you blame us? Shop Sweet Lulu has everything you need to create a classic and standout party. Offering everything from stripey straws to cake stands and candy jars, it is an absolute "go to" for your pretty party.

Polka Dot Market is another great site for darling party supplies. This shop is a great resource for a la carte party supplies as well as a place you can go to purchase items grouped together in one of their unique themes. The Ice Cream truck is from their Ice Cream themed party. So adorable!

In the Clear

In the Clear is a fun Etsy shop that carries unique packaging for all your party treats and favors. Just look at these super fun printed tubes that you can customize with your own message!

No party is complete without the perfect stationary and entertaining products and WH Hostess is the place to get them. This shop can customize and design your party invitation and even provide you with matching food labels, banners and cupcake toppers!

And finally, in honor of my anniversary and for all those bride - to - be's out there, (like my friend Sarah) I had to mention the uber fabulous BHLDN. This shop is a product of the people at Anthropologie, so you know it has the goods, like the Crinkle Fans pictured above. Marketed primarily to those taking a walk down the aisle, BHLDN, carries ultra chic, unique and whimsical, decor, wedding dresses, gifts, stationary and more. The price point is on the higher end, but if you are splurging on your big day...this is the place!

I hope you liked my little party supply round up! Do you have a favorite that I missed? If so, I would LOVE to hear about it!

Oh, one last thing! Happy Birthday to My Guy! You are loved beyond measure!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Friday Shout Outs

I'm still in San Francisco enjoying my time here with my family. Thankfully, the antibiotics are working and I think I am on the mend from my ugly sinus infection.

I wanted to take a minute to give a shout out to some of my blogging friends who have helped out and recognized my blog this week!

First, those of you who have been with me for a few months have seen my blog undergo a major face lift over the last couple of weeks. My new blog design is finally complete and I have the wonderfully talented Jenna Rammell of Q.A. Design to thank for it! If you are looking to give your blog a more professional, streamlined look, Jenna is your girl. I absolutely loved working with her. The process was seamless and painless. Jenna "got me" from the start and she managed to bring all the ideas I had dreamed up for the design of my blog to life! You can check out more of Jenna's work on her blog. I highly recommend her to anyone who may be looking for someone to help them update the look of their blog.

I've mentioned before that one of the things I love most about blogging is all of the wonderful people I have been able to "meet" in the blog sphere. One of those lovely people is Jenny from Jenny Castle Design. She featured my blog in a post yesterday and I wanted to tell her "Thank You!" Pop over to her blog and spend some time...she is super sweet and there is lots of eye candy to be found!

To take you into the weekend, here is a space that I have been coveting lately...

Pinned Image
via Pinterest
Loving all the white...the black door...dark floors...all of it!

Happy Weekend Everyone!

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