Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Whimsical Decorating

Yesterday, I told you about my new love affair with all things whimsy! Well its continued into today.

Anthropologie is without a doubt the best place to go to acheive the look, but their sister store Urban Outfitters also has a ton of great options with a smaller price tag!

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Little Bit Of This and That

Lately I've had my eye on Adorable little accessories, Especially adorable little plates! I have good luck finding them at antique stores, but anthropologie also has TONS of cute ones!  I am planning on doing a mini plate wall in the beach cottage, and I want it to be whimsy and fun just like the beach!

here's some things I'm lovin right now:

Etsy Vases
Anthro Accessories

Henry Allen Pig!!  love him!

 What accessories have you been loving?


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday Funday!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I for sure am, although its been very busy so far! Were going to a concert at the pier today, so from here on out I'm relaxing!

I had to share these pictures with everyone as I almost died, at how cute they are!!

I had never seen a baby porcupine! Isn't it the cutest thing!!

And since it's Sunday, listen to the fable of the porcupine! It will make you smile!

It was the coldest winter ever - many animals died because of the cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together. This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions even though they gave off heat to each other. After awhile they decided to distance themselves one from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen.So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the Earth. Wisely, they decided to go back to being together. This way they learned to live with the little wounds that were caused by the close relationship with their companion, but the most important part of it, was the heat that came from the others. This way they were able to survive.

Moral of the story:
The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, but the best is when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person's good qualities.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sit Down Stay a While

Adorable little spaces that I would love to sit put on some makeup, read a book or hey maybe even do a little work! I think I could be rather inspired here.. How about you?

Images: Veranda, Decor Pad, Everything Fab, HOT

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

White Hot Wednesday - Navy and White Interiors

Being at the beach has really brought out my love for blue and white. I tend to go for a lighter shade of more a baby blue, but lately my eye has been drawn to a crisp navy and white. Something about the pretty, nautical feel draws me, I've even incorporated more of it into my own wardrobe! It must be love!

Who says blue has to be masculine? Not I!

Here are some of my favorite items out and about:

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Images: Lonny, Annie Schlecher, Decor Pad, Decor Pad

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Eddie Ross Rocks It!

Have you checked out Eddie Ross's DIY makeover for The Nest. It's amazing! I love seeing what people can do on a budget, especially when they take old, has-been looking pieces and make them beautiful!

So here's the before:

And here is the After:

YEP that's right! Adorable right! Lamps, Art, Chandelier, and tables all thrifted!

My most favorite part of this DIY was the Chandelier re-do

He took this:

Painted it and added some fab black shades and made it into this:

To see the rest of the DIY's check it out on his blog here

Monday, August 23, 2010

Closet Case

Were working hard to get everything organized at the beach cottage, our next and biggest project is the closet situation.... UGH. Were turning the upstairs into a big closet, its currently a loft so we have to add bars and lots of organization solutions. I like that its going to be one big open space, but I've gotten spoiled with having my own closet and I gotta tell ya, it's going to take a little getting used to sharing!

 Needless to say closets have been on my mind, and here are a few I'm LOVING

Ikea has some great low cost solutions, I think I may have to trek down there. 

What storage solutions have you  used in your closets? 

Images: Elle Decor, Uk, Instyle, Domino, Uk, Jenaa Lyon's Closet, Decor Pad

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Lucite Lamp

Clearly Im having a lucite moment! I totally heart it, no matter what form its in! Lately I have been loving the Kartel lucite lamp, only problem is that it doesn't exactly scream beach cottage!
Also available in gold and silver. Since I'm having a gold moment... I want the gold!

Available here

Images: Graham and Green,