Jan
17
2014

It's been a little while since we I've published some of my Friday loves at first site! Life has been absolute chaos these past few months, to say the least. But not to worry, I will be getting back into the swing of things again and hopefully we will be keeping a relatively consistent publication schedule once again! Maybe. Except for next week of course, since I will be traveling to Salt Lake City for ALT! Very excited... and also completely nervous and overwhelmed. Eek. 

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Nov
14
2013

Feeling festive but not quite ready to put up a tree? Maybe you aren't working on the same holiday timeline retailers seem to be, and frankly who is... All the same, perhaps a bit of sparkle in your space might be just the thing to help bridge the gap between Fall and Winter without committing one way or the other. This roundup of gorgeous metallic pieces will actually work year round, so don't feel limited by the seasons for adding that extra bit of special to your place. After all, everyone loves a bit of shine...

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There is nothing more glamorous than a gilded tablescape and with accents of black and smoky metallic silver, I would be me over the moon in love. I adore a touch of the unexpected, and trust me when I say dark colors like black and gray are still, even in this modern day and age, a bit unexpected around the holidays. 

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From brass to mercury glass and every gorgeous sparkly urchin in between, these pieces are phenomenal year round, but during the holiday season, they especially work well, regardless of which holiday you are focusing on.

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Fun barware and a gilded ram are sure to be the talk of the town for your next holiday festivity. A few tips from the bottle service provided on the antique brass finish rye tray and honestly your party will be a hit regardless, but you may as well let it shine, and with sparkly decor dangling delicately nearby.

Oct
04
2013

It's Friday! I would love to pretend that that means something around these parts, but in all honesty I barely ever know what day of the week it is except that I am vaguely aware of the days when my boy has school! Vaguely... At least I can say he makes it to school on time each day, but I can pretty much call it a day with that accomplishment. It's kind of a big one afterall. 

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Sep
13
2013
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It's that time again my sweet friends... yes the time to celebrate all that is good in the world of fabulous home decor! That is cause for celebration on it's own merit, but even more exciting are the items I am crushing on for this week! I am feeling a taste of fall creeping in with my current love of all things camel, copper and black and these pieces are all that and the whole damn bag of chips, am I right? 

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Jul
03
2013
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Kitchen Design is something I have not had the pleasure of doing in real life, from the ground up, at least not yet. But when I dream of my ideal kitchen I find my wish list is a mix of styles with most of the spendy splurges being in the technology department. I am a bit over the top in the idea arena, always have been. But so much time is spent in the kitchen that there are just some things that would truly make that time so enjoyable don't you think? I am going to share a few of my 'dream kitchen' features with you...

Dream Kitchen Idea 2: Open Shelving 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

I am a huge fan of storage, and I prefer my storage to live behind closed doors for the most part, but a feature wall with some open shelving gives any kitchen space that little bit of style among the everyday items! A fabulous mix of dinnerware living alongside art and accessories is just perfection and why not err on the side of glam for how that open shelving is constructed with some fancy brass shelving... 

Dream Kitchen Idea 3: Antique Brass Hardware 1 | 2 | 3

Brass is back in a major way, but you guys I have always adored the golden side of life. I even buy jewelry in this ethereal tone.

Dream Kitchen Idea 4: Large Island 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

An Island is a must, and it must, must, must be large and in charge. This is the hub of the family in my house. The place we eat, work, hang out and chat. It must be large and also extremely functional which for me means that it needs fancy storage and perhaps a sink, but definitely can't have a stove top. I feel like that is sooooo dangerous when there are kids involved and also who the heck wants to lean on the counter next to a heat source. Not I...

Dream Kitchen Idea 5: Appliances 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

Let's talk turkey folks. Because appliances and their functionality are truly the meat of the kitchen. The source of all life if you will. So why not get a bit of that life with a sparkling water dispenser? Yes please... I'm fully addicted to sparkling water. Completely and utterly. I guess the other stuff like an oven is important too, but seriously a still and sparkling water dispenser? Heaven on Earth... I Die!

 

Dream Kitchen Idea 6: Dark Accent Walls 1 | 2

Normally I am all about the light, bright, and airy. But I LOVE me a good dark accent wall, at least one or two. If that accent wall happens to be from chalkboard paint and I can color on it, well not a requirement but so much the better! 

Dream Kitchen Idea 7: Lighting 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Lighting is truly the make or break of a room. The best accessory, if you will. I like to go a little non traditional in my lighting applications and use a combination of lighting types in some unexpected ways. A table lamp flanking the island and hardwired in place is just the cozy unexpected touch. 

Dream Kitchen Idea 8: Surface Materials 1 | 2 | 3

I love the look of herringbone wood floors, and so I would very likely do something like that, or I might use a faux wood tile. Either way it would be a wood look in a herringbone pattern! I love a carrara marble or limestone look and so the HD Line from Wilsonart is perfect for covering a lot of square footage without the cost of the actual stone! As you will see in my next couple of dream idea items, I love a dark grout, but I would pair that with a gorgeous carrara marble subway tile.

Dream Kitchen Idea 9: Clever Storage 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9

I mean.. wouldn't you donate an organ or two for some of these clever storage solutions? I would... the end. 

Dream Kitchen Idea 10: Dark Grout 1 | 2

I never thought I would see the day where this was something I would like, but here we are and I am loving it! 

 

Now that I have exhausted you with this majorly extensive dream wish list, let's get to the part that's all about you... to enter the giveaway, use the form below! Good luck!

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Mar
19
2012
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We have had rain for a week now, and while the temps have been mild and the sun is at least currently shining again... I have a case of spring fever like you wouldn't believe! I can't think of anything but backyard bbq's and afternoons in the hamock with family and friends! 

This outdoor dinnerware from Target pretty much sums up my imagined sunny dispostion (since truthfully I have morning sickness like you wouldn't believe, and it's definitely more like a cloudy day here than a sunny backyard fun day).

Celebrate 
Outdoor 
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