Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wallpaper on the Cheap!


Of course I am in full speed "mentally decorating". (in between the hundreds of papers we've been signing) I just can't help myself! What can I say. So I did a little online shoppin of course. I found some great options at American Blinds of all places..  check em..

Anyone have any good sources for affordable wallpaper they want to share?

Monday, June 27, 2011

Living the Dream

Something about summer time in San Diego that makes me crave beautiful out door spaces. I found the BEST outdoor furniture the other day.. Very "Viceroy" however it was NOT cheap. I'm going to have my eyes peeled for affordable options this summer.. Right now here are a few of my faves.

 Trina turk pillows... A MUST

Images: House Beautiful, Ph Home

Friday, June 24, 2011


Well, not quite.. I should say in escrow but that doesn't sound as fun now does it?! I can tell you that we are beyond thrilled, shocked, and of course a little nervous! I absolutely cannot wait to get in there and purdy it all up! I have TONS of new treasures and many DIY's to come. I promise to share the process with you along the way.

So now for the good stuff, a little inspiration for this lovely Friday.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

House Inspiration

Must find Chrome Chairs Now.....

Monday, June 20, 2011

XO Gossip Girl

SO the summer is here, and all my show's are on VayKay.. Hmm why am I not on vacation?! Anyhow since I'm missing my Gossip Girl I thought I might as well blog about Good ole Serena's new room.

I do think it's pretty fab!

I personally love the yellow, green and pink! What do you think?

BTW if you like Gossip Girl, start watching Pretty Little Liars it's on Tuesdays at 8!

XOXO Gossip Girls

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Palm Beach Decorating

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this is my favorite "style" of decorating. Something about the whimsy and the bright colors speaks to me. Hillary Thomas is having a tastemakers sale today on One Kings Lane, and ALL of the items are to DIE for.. prices aren't terrible either.

Check out the sale here

Oh and if you end up swooping anything up. Pop back over and tell me about it, so I can be happy and jealous of you all at the same time!!! hehe

Images all from here

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

How to Decorate a Small Space

Having lived in a very small beach cottage the last few months, people commonly ask me how I've done it.. First I saw "Have you seen the view?", and then I tell them things like "It's actually been good for me." And what I mean by this is that, it has forced me to let some of my OCD go. You see when you live in a tiny place, things are not exactly the way you would like them to be... But it's all about making it work, and knowing really on a basic needs level it's all there. Now the fun stuff comes, making it beautiful!!

So I thought I would share some tips/ ideas for making a small space work

Make a bold statement with Wallpaper or Art
Use Large mirrors to create the illusion of a bigger space.

Make your space multi task! 

Hope this helps to the few of you that are challenged by minimal square footage! Remember ANY place can be beautiful!!!!!!! ANY 

feel free to email me with questions at 

images: Eddie Ross, Decor Pad and Made by girl, Christina Murphy

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Love it or leave it???

Monday, June 13, 2011

Fresh and So Clean

This time of year, I love nothing more than a soft neutral palette with pops of bright pillows and accessories. Oh who am I kidding it's my favorite all year long!!!!!

oh and speaking of pillows. Nordstrom rack has these Trina Turk Pillows right now 

 BTW in person the blue is much more of a peacock color less turquoise and the orange is a lot less red looking.. 

What's your favorite time of year to decorate??

Images: Belle Maison, Vanessa de Vargas

Friday, June 10, 2011

Joss and Main Winner


You are the winner!!!

Email me at so I can give you all the details

Thursday, June 9, 2011


I decided we needed some pretty pics around here today, and since this is one of my favorite color combo's I figure why not... It has totally been one of those days.. First off I should start by saying that I've started a new job and while I am liking it.. its exhausting!!! Then my check engine light came on.. Which is always good when you have a Volvo and parts are 10X the price of a normal car... All of these things were quite ok with me because you see I had some silver lining... I had four faux bamboo chairs on hold that I was going to go pick up after work.. Guess what I got there and they sold them to some one else ... I was shocked! I talked to the store a few hours earlier told them that I would be by to pick them up and they said sure.. I even offered my card over the phone!!! Why oh why would they do that???

Anyhow I'm super disappointed to put it mildly and pissed off and slleeeeppyyy. Hope my husband feels like cooking tonight..  I can't believe my chairs are gone!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pretty Pretty Table Top

Lately I've been loving gold flatware I think I may need to get some.. 

These are my Favorite! And its on SALE