Friday, July 29, 2011

I'm Alive I Swear!

I'm sorry things have been so slow around here, but we have been soo busy trying to get the house move in ready that I've been running around like a chicken with my head cut off! I'm exhausted and all I want to do is look at some pretty images! Here' hoping you feel like some eye candy ;-)

This is how I picture my house will be, neutral backdrop with lots of pops of fun COLOR to spice things up! I can't wait to decorate!!!

IMAGES: Liz Cann, coco kelley, shelter

Monday, July 25, 2011

Vintage Studio

How adorable is this little place?! It's only 450 square feet, which is about the size of the beach cottage! She made every inch fab. Especially that closet.. If only the cottage had a closet like this!

Images: Apartment Therapy 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

House Update Part 1

Escrow is officially closed and this was the first weekend we worked on the house. It was a pure demo weekend! A wall came down, yucky wallpaper border off, floors torn out, kitchen counter broken down, all base boards and door mouldings were torn off!!  It was a noisy mess but it only means that beauty is on the way!!

First thing I need is HELP, So I am trying to pick two different shades of gray and a bluish gray. I am going to go with the fourth color over for the bluish gray but I cannot find a gray to save my life! I want something soft and airy for the bathroom and a little darker and saturated for the island..  Everything keeps turning out violet. Especially in my upstairs bathroom! It is driving me bonkers! Does anyone have any good recommendations for a gray that WILL NOT look violet?

 hahah check out the previous owners window treatments!! YIKES!!
 Yes this is real, Crowbar and all!

This week paint is going in as well as the new marble kitchen counter tops!

Please if you have any gray paint recommendations leave them in the comments below!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Feeling Inspired

As of late I have definitely been feeling inspired by BOLD color combo's! It's been so beautiful and warm in San Diego, and there is nothing like adding a pop of color to reflect the season. I know lots of people are a little intimidated by color and don't want their homes to feel WILD so my suggestion would be to take a note from these fab spaces and start with a neutral background and then throw in pops of color with throw pillows, rugs or a bright piece of furniture. I promise you won't regret it! 

Happy Friday!!

Images: Decorista, Decor Pad, Erin V blog

Monday, July 18, 2011

Adorable Kitchen

Now this is different than the look I am going for ... But this kitchen is a favorite because it's just plain adorable!! I quite love it! I belongs to one of my favorite Designers Erin V. How fab is that wallpaper?!
And speaking of kitchens.. Thanks soo much to those of you who left advice on the marble!! It really made me more confident in my decision!

Images: here

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Give me the Truth

Sooo we sign Escrow papers today, and hopefully we will have the keys by mid next week! YEAH!!!
I am deep into the "research" process as far as the kitchen goes (shocker I know). Any who I thought that I would be going with quartz counter tops but now I am sort of leaning toward marble. I have read the pros and cons online... And basically what I am leaving with is that Quartz is easier to take care of. However, since I've priced it it's about twice as much... I like the look of marble better, In fact I love the look... But, I am a cooker. I cook every night so I don't want something that is WAY high maintenance. If it just means taking so extra precautions then I am totally fine with that.. I mean look how pretty it is!

So tell me people what kind of counter tops do you have? Hows the upkeep? MARBLE people tell me about it! Help!!

This is the marble I saw.. Very good price! And gorgeous!!!!!
Also stunning.. This is the quartz 


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Seeing Green

So we were hoping to close on Friday however, that's not happening! Boo it's being pushed back! I'm so anxious I have been decorating and re decorating in my mind over and over again!!

One thing thats a must... One of these bad boys

Monday, July 11, 2011

Lonny Lovin

I loved being able to flip through this months Lonny and get some real inspiration. They did an article with some great tips are decorating "art deco" which is my fave, and the look I want to achieve in our new pad.  If you haven't checked it out yet, please do your self a favor and say goodbye to the next half hour of your life.. You weren't busy or anything like that?!

LOVE this drapery fabric below.. but way out of my price range :( boo 

Ps: We picked our hardwood floors today, next up paint colors!!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Southern Lovin

I'm so sorry I have been such a bad blogger the last few weeks, but I honestly have not had the time to fit it in! Between the escrow process, the new job AND my husbands family being here for a 60th Anniversary things have been slightly hectic. Any-who I've had this adorable pad saved from Southern Living mag because I simply love it. Adore the touches of coral and all the fun fabrics in this cute little pad!

Images: here and here 

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th Of July!!!!

One of my favorite Holidays is the 4th of July, something about all the red, white and blue the feeling of patriotism that gets me every time. I'll be spending it at the beach, I hope you all are doing something equally relaxing on this beautiful day!!! Happy 4th!

Images: here, here here, here

Sunday, July 3, 2011


I need some sources...

Anyone know who the source of this wallpaper is?


anyone have a place that they can recommend to get a stencil from? Something similar to this?

thanks friends!