Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sunburst Mirrors

There is no denying the fact that sunburst mirrors are a huge staple in interior design. Whether they are big or small, they are great for creating a focal point in any room if the house. I especially love using them above beds, above a sofa or the first thing you see when you walk into an foyer. Sunburst mirrors are timeless, versatile and oh-so stylish!

via Tobi Fairley

via Decorpad

via Betsy Burnham

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via Emily A. Clark

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via Veranda

via Apartment Therapy

via Caitlin Wilson

via House of Turquoise

via Belle Maison

via Lonny

via Madeline Stuart

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via Southern Living

via House Beautiful 

via House Beautiful

If you are looking for the perfect sunburst mirror, here are a few that I recommend;

Do you love sunburst mirrors as much as I do?! I just can't get enough of them!

Friday, May 27, 2011

High Style, Low Cost Ideas with The Zhush

Today I am so excited because Sue from the amazing blog The Zhush is here! I've been a long time fan of her blog and look forward to her 'Mondays Pop of Purple' every week!! She has a wonderful sense of style, a gorgeous home and she recently opened up a shop that is filled with all sorts of goodies! You can check it out here.


Hi everyone, I'm Sue from The Zhush here to talk about getting the "designer look" for less! Lately, I've been coveting these Curtis Jere Urchin sculptures.

These mid century iconic pieces work with so many different types of decor and can add so much depth, dimension and style to almost any space. The originals sell in the thousands on 1st Dibs.

Which is why I'm so excited to be offering these fabulous brass "wall flowers"at zhush.com. These bestsellers look great either on a table or bookshelf or grouped together hanging on a wall, just like the original seventies sculptures. Priced between $30. and $50. each, they are a much more reasonable alternative and absolutely achieve this look for a lot less!

Thanks for having me over today!

You know how much I love finding great deals on stylish home decor, and these definately fit the bill! Thanks so much Sue! Hop on over to her site to shop for other stylish home accents, gifts, fashion accessories and more! Here's a peak at a few pretties I have my eye on;

Happy Friday everyone! Make sure you check back next week when Sarah from La Maison Boheme stops by to share some more stylish yet affordable decorating ideas!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Craving Simplicity

Sometimes it is hard to know where to draw the line when designing or decorating. There's always your basic formulas for putting together any space, whether it be a living room, dining room, bedroom, whatever. More and more lately I find myself loving spaces for their 'undecorated' qualities. Take for example this lovely bedroom;

There is no fancy headboard, nightstands or lamps. There is no bench at the end of the bed, nor is their a rug to ground the space or curtains to add softness. No bedskirt, artwork or other unnecessary objects. Just a gorgeous wall color, basic bedding, a few simple decorative items and a inexpensive Ikea light fixture. Yet somehow it seems so perfect!

And speaking of 'undecorating'. . . this book is on my wishlist for anybody looking for something to buy me for my upcoming birthday :)

 available here

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Give me an 'M'!

'M's are sort of a big deal in my family. . .My parents claim it was an accident, but I secretly know that they purposely named my sisters and I all with names starting with the letter 'M'! I realized that both my sisters have letter 'M's hanging in their homes (you can see one here.) I think I need to find one of my own!

While these are all tasteful examples of decorating with the letter 'M', this however is not; 

I love my first initial, but I don't think I love it THIS much! :)

What about you. . . do you decorate with letters?

images via Pinterest

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Project Update: Gender-Neutral Nursery

Good morning! Happy Tuesday everyone :) I thought I might share one of my latest projects with you all this morning. I have been working with a new online-design client to help her put together a nursery for her baby that arrives in August! They are keeping the sex a surprise so the nursery had to be 'gender-neutral' and serve several functions. My client requested that in addition to a crib, glider and clothing storage for baby, she also wanted some type of sofa bed or futon so that the space could serve as a guest bedroom if need be. The room measures approx. 11' x 12'. The wall on the right when you enter the room is completely taken over by closet doors and the bathroom door, so furniture placement in this space was a little tricky! Here's what I came up with;

My client loves the color blue, and although she's not sure if she is having a boy or a girl, still wanted to incorporate the hue into the space somehow. Also, she is unable to paint because she lives in a rental, so we were working with the existing white wall color. Here is the design board I created showing all the furnishings that I selected for the space;

I chose a tree wall decal to be the focal point of the room and kept everything very neutral using lots of creamy hues in the upholstery and wood pieces. The rug has a little bit of the slate blue color in it that my client loves (which coordinates with the drapery panels) as well as some green and peachy tones as well - perfect for a little baby boy or girl!

So what do you think? If you would like to see some inspirational gender-neutral nurseries, go here.

If you are interested in finding out more about my online-design packages, go here!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Outdoor Living

I just love treating outdoor spaces as an extension of the home! My patio is in the process of getting a face lift as we speak. Last summer I swore I would get around to it, but like many projects, it fell by the wayside. This year I am determined to transform the space! I recently hung up some cafe lights, potted a few new plants and am on the hunt for a table and some chairs to use for dining al fresco this summer! I'll share more with you later as I make progress that is photo worthy. Here are some spaces that are sure to make you want to do a little more outdoor living this season;

images via Decorpad, House Beautiful, Coastal Living, Pottery Barn, Lonny, Domino & Unknown

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