Sunday, July 25, 2010

A LITTLE SUNDAY NOOKIE

Sundays are for relaxing! Well....when we don't have some other project going on (which is rare!). These little "nooks", would be perfect for a relaxing Sunday escape from the hustle and bustle of life. Cozy up with a great read, some morning coffee or a nightcap! Or, maybe this will provide that inspiration for that small (or awkward) space that you've been eager to decorate!








Saturday, July 17, 2010

HANGING AROUND

One of the things I love most about our house is the extended porch. It’s private, covered and has a beautiful view of the front garden area. When we first bought the house, I envisioned sitting out there on a warm evening, enjoying the neighborhood and good company (okay, and maybe some ice cream). Well....two years later, we still have a bare and lonely porch. Hoping to begin remodeling the outside of the house, I've been looking at benches, bistro sets and other possible furnishings that might work in this space. Then I came across these "hanging" chairs! They are certainly unique (a must for me), and might be a nice addition out there. Not to mention they look really cozy! Now which ones should I choose? Hmmm.....







Monday, July 12, 2010

QUEST FOR CHAIRS-MY VINTAGE FIND!

I had searched for some dining chairs and a table for what seemed to be FOREVER...until I saw some vintage chrome chairs on ebay! The only problem was, they were being sold by someone in New York and the auction was for pick up only. Determined to have them, I emailed the seller and begged her to ship them to me. She finally said okay, but I would have to do all the research, and pay her to pack and take them to the nearest Greyhound station, etc. The final day of the auction came....and yep, I was indeed the only bidder....so, for $100, I won what I thought were six dining chairs....a call comes in from the seller as she discovered there were in fact EIGHT chairs...do I want them....yes please! Here's what they looked like when they arrived....


Ahhhh, yes....fake beige suede upholstery and rusting old chrome frame. But...I had a vision girls!

After spending a couple weekends restoring the old chrome, and having them reupholstered, here's what a good ebay buy gets you!


Have a custom table made to fit eight chairs....and call it a dining room! Now- I need some art, accessories and to remove the blue tape (which we all learn to live with, right?)!


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

OH DOMINO!

We all remember Domino! Oh how I miss thee....Lately I've found myself drawn to black and yellow color combinations. So fresh, yet chic, wouldn't you say? These are some amazing pairing of pieces by designers and Domino!








Sunday, July 4, 2010

Saturday, July 3, 2010

ACCESSORIZE!

'Tis the season for fun and stylish accessories! I found these adorable accessories at Z Gallerie! They are perfect for adding color or a little fun to your decor!