Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Unexpected

Don't you just love when something unexpected surfaces in an interior or an outfit? Life is way too short to do what's expected of you.

Like this outfit. The school boy blazer and striped tee, ok I'll take it, very cute. But then!? A feathered skirt?? How awesome.
What about how unexpected this woman is in general? I better be this chic when I'm her age:

Cargos with black pumps? I'll take it!

What a great kitchen. I always admire those who can design in white. I love that the island is a warm toned wood. However, did you notice those bar stools? This kitchen just got way cooler.

I love that they decided to paint the fireplace black while leaving the rest of the walls white. A bold move that paid off! Not to mention there's a seriously cobalt blue couch in the room. And why not throw in some toile chairs?

Why not put some unexpected seating arrangements around your dining room table? It's much more interesting than the matchy matchy sets.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pop of Yellow

How bout a pop of yellow to brighten up your day?

P.S. I love this chic's hair!

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Monday, March 28, 2011


I love this photo. Need I say more? The sequins, the black and white checkered floor, it's heaven...

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Happy Thursday!

Hello all! I missed you! I've been so sick lately and haven't done much of anything. Somehow, the whole month of March is gone?? How did this happen? Whatever, I'm not going to complain; we are that much closer to Spring! I will say, I took my health for granted and never realized how lucky I was to be able to get up in the morning and go about my day, with my biggest concern being how much work could I get accomplished in a 24 hour period. Now that I am beginning to feel like myself again, I will wake up a whole lot happier every morning. I was so excited to come back to my blog and find a bunch of lovely comments waiting in my inbox! Thank you readers! Anyway, today I am really pumped for my meeting with a new client! She wants her and her family's outdoor space redesigned for this season. I have a lot of great ideas for her and can't wait for the meeting! Here are some outdoor spaces that have been inspiring me lately:

And what would I wear to bask in the sunshine of my outdoor oasis?

Please hurry Spring!!
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Friday, March 18, 2011


The first time I was introduced to the company Rejuvenation, I was sitting in my interiors class leafing through some of my teacher's old catalogs, when all of a sudden, here was the coolest lighting company I had ever come across. I just recently received their Spring 2011 catalog and am LOVING it! If you are on the hunt for a unique light, here is your find. The first rule to their design philosophy? "Don't make something you think is ugly." Makes sense...

 I am obsessed with this light fixture:
And on a completely unrelated note, I have quite the growing obsession with The Coveteur. I am so planning a photo shoot where I strewn my beloved closet throughout my home:

I love the quote on the top of the site:

"It's more interesting to have just a picture of a small detail - then you can dream all the rest around it. Because when you see the whole thing, what is there to imagine?" -Dries Van Noten

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Thursday, March 17, 2011


It's the luck of the Irish today! By the way, I apologize for being so MIA lately. I ended up with some medical issues that left me at home for a solid week. But it has made me realize I need to reintroduce yoga back to my life! Anyway, Happy St. Patrick's Day! There is no more perfect time than to celebrate emerald...

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Monday, March 7, 2011

So Exciting!

I could not have been more excited than I was last week. Our local magazine Berks County Living featured an article on yours truly! I'm so grateful for the support of them. I was pictured in my new office, which I apologize I have not photographed yet. I still have a few elements to add before I will be totally happy with it. Although, I may be saying that for the remainder of my time in this office. Anyway, here it is!

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Friday, March 4, 2011

French Flair

I'm a little behind since the next issue of House Beautiful should be arriving in my mailbox any day now, but when I opened the current issue and saw this guest bath, I started gasping for air. Yea, I'm that much of a design dork. How BEAUTIFUL!! (p.s. can I please be a guest at this person's house??)

Reminds me of this chic French woman sipping her cappucino in a cafe:

Image via Fresh Ink by Dana Karlsson
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Thursday, March 3, 2011


Was anyone else doing double takes at the new Spring Talbots ads featuring Julianne Moore? (On a completely unrelated note, did anyone see Chloe? I can't look at Julianne Moore the same after seeing this movie.) I was like Talbots what??? I really hope this is not due to the fact I will be turning 25 next week and my tastes are changing already...

 Maybe it's just all the bright Spring colors of the ads that's grabbing my attention. Although that camel short and blazer combo is burned into my brain for Spring. Either way, bright hues are appealing especially at a time when Spring is right around the corner. Here's some fun ideas for how to incorporate shades like these in your home:

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Fashionable Interior - For the Gents

We got another one for the guys! I highly doubt I have a large male reader fellowship, however, many of my readers do have husbands/boyfriends/fiances, no?

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