Thursday, September 30, 2010


Lately, I have been obsessing over black and white polka dots. I am a huge fan of anything black and white to be honest. My eye is drawn to the high contrast, and the crisp feeling it brings. Check out this room featured in Vogue


Isn't it a total dream??

Then Jamie from I Suwannee revealed this little number:


Too cute for words right! available here

And then theres this tiny delight of a bathroom


Are you with me? Do you love? Will there be Polka Dots in your future?

Images: Vogue and Here, and Isuwannee, Unknown

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Loving His "stuff"

It's often very difficult when you are just moving in with your significant other, the period of getting used to sharing your space, and things, and simply adjusting to having another person who is always there with you. It can be very excited, and very nerve racking at the same time.

So what do you do when your usual living room consists of tan sofas, black and white damask, with red accents, and your boyfriend brings in a very expensive coral Persian rug, that has to stay??

Embrace that baby!

*side table, rug, and sofas were previously owned

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Adorable Little Pad

Thank you to Design Sponge for introducing me to this adorable little home owned by Photographer Kimberly Cornelison and her husband Alfie Ferreyra. Its only 750 square feet, but every inch of it is adorable! Not to mention their cute furry friend Walter.

I love this Picture of Walter on the sheepskin. Lilly loves to sleep on my sheepskin pillow, its her favorite!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Serendipitous Combo- Green and Pink

I know were going into fall and I'm supposed to be embracing the fall colors, but I'm still loving pink and green. I'll come around! I think its because it is soo hot here! When I left work today it was 106! In San Diego, at the end of September? Im not quite sure what is going on but it is wayyyy to hot for me!

Images: The Decorista, Coastal living

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Beach Pad to Adore

I love this adorable little beach pad! I think it was such a good idea the way they put the light inside of the side table, and all the bright white gorgeous wall paper! swoon! The place has a great feeling of being glamorous, slightly laid back and cozy.
Canadian House and Home

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

XOXO Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl is back, and I don't know about you but I am a huge fan! Not only do I love drooling over the clothes for an hour, but I lovvveee the interiors as well. It's just one of those guilty pleasures for a West Coast girl to get to watch that glamorous New York life.

The Waldorf residence is my favorite, I love Blairs Old Hollywood Glam style!

Beautiful Entry Way Shot from the Living Room

aww and the dining room, I love the ghost chairs

Serenas Room is very Boho glam, perfect for her!

If your not a fan, it's time to get into it! The clothing is to die for, and as you see so are the interiors.


Images: Here, and here and here     

Monday, September 20, 2010

Totally Fab Townhouse

Canadian House and Home is on Fire! I just love this tiny pad! It super cute, yet feels very achievable. The pops of raspberry pink look great with the chocolate brown and the other neutrals!

I spy my Zig Zag west elm rug! I think its so cute how its a closet and a sitting area. Why Not?

Friday, September 17, 2010

Readers Bargains Revealed!!

So excited to share some reader bargains with you! I loved reading the emails, and the little story behind them! It has definitely inspired me to do a little thrifty shopping this weekend!

Ok so I have to share with the you the email I got from this amazing bookshelf! It totally made me smile! Here's what Bri had to say

"I found on Craigslist a few months ago for $50. I don't have a truck so I had to sucker my sister into taking me in her sporty sports hatch back car to pick it up, needless to say it didn't fit in the damn car! I had to have it, owners had a huge SUV but I didn't dare ask, we all stood there just staring at each other trying to come up with a solution and started making small talk, as soon as I mentioned that I use to be in the military it was as if I was Moses and the waters parted for me the nice man and his wife offered to deliver it for me. Moral of the story is people like people in uniform.

So here's my thrifty advice, join the military do your time become a veteran, or smile be nice and expect great things in return."

check out her blog here 

Next is another Amazing bookshelf where Erin said Everything on it is from a garage sale, thrift sale, or ebay, and that people love to come over and see what she has added to it! Don't ya just love that!

The next item is this amazing night stand, everything on it is from a thrift store and its all under $20! 

Here's Samantha beautiful living room! Check out her bargains! She bought the candle sticks on the coffee table at Home Goods for less than $15 for both and purchased the pillow covers from Etsy!  The mercury lamps on the console table are from Target and were $50 for the pair and she added the green ribbon trim to tie in the green accent. (I have the same lamps and love them)
Ok get ready to be jealous for this next one. It's by far the best deal at only $8, Fran got it at the Goodwill! How come my Goodwill doesn't have faux bamboo?!

Fran's bargain tip is: "Don't be scared of a goodwill shop.  I find the most amazing things there at ridiculously low prices.  Lately, I've been finding a lot of ginger jar lamps (in good condition) around $4!  You can't beat that!''

check out here post on it here

And last but not least check out Maria's chair! It was FREE! She found it on the side of the road, gave it a new paint job and some fabric, and it's an adorable chair for her office!

I hope that you feel a little inspired by this post and all the amazing finds! Go bargain shopping this weekend! Don't be afraid to hit up the Goodwill, Garage Sales, Estate Sales, and Thrift Stores! I think you will be surprised that the little treasures you will find! 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Rue Magazine is Here!

Wooo hooo Its here! Here are some of my favorite shots!

Woodson and Rummerfield my faves were featured!

Now go check it out for yourself here

Amazing DIY

Sometimes I see things around that Blogg-o-sphere that are just too good not to share, check out this amazing DIY by the Painted Hive.

Everyone has seen and Ugly boring plan fixture like this

Well would you believe she turned it into THIS:

I know.. Amazing right!

Hop on over here to see the details!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Re-Create the Look

I just love this image by Robert Erickson Design , it is so beyond beautiful. Talk about a show stopper!  My love for starburst mirrors, (mirrors in general) is no secret!

The one in the center looks like the same one I have in my living room, from Worlds Away. To recreate the look go with some mini starbursts, like these by Suzanne Kasler for Ballards

and these from Home Decorators!

And the look will be completed. Simple and beautiful! Also Home Goods and TJ Maxx get lots of sunburst mirrors in different shapes usually for $20-$40, check there first!

OH BTW I am getting some amazing entries for the Bargain post! Remember share your Bargains with us by sending them to Include your tips for Bargain shopping if you'd like!  I will share all the entries this Friday! Get excited!