Sunday, March 27, 2011


At it's best! I enjoy coffee table books....I have a small love affair with one of mine- KELLY HOPPEN "HOME-From Concepts to Reality" . I am constantly drawn to it over and over! A hard cover, and 192 pages to drool over...She is one of my absolute FAVORITE designers and this has been one of my beloved design books....EVER.

Kelly Hoppen is a high-end interior designer, celebrated in the pages of Architectural Digest, In Style, and the New York Times. Her cool, modernist aesthetic is at once timeless and at the cutting-edge of style today and KELLY HOPPEN HOME offers readers a chance to learn from the world-renowned British designer's chic design philosophy. Giving a clear picture of her approach at every stage-from the conception of an idea, through preparation and decision making, to implementing plans and achieving a reality-Kelly shares her insider secrets and reveals how to get the most from a living space.

Kelly's skill in understanding how a home works is illustrated in a portfolio of projects from the UK, United States, Israel, and Switzerland. Architectural plans and drawings, alongside stunning photographs of her latest work, help explain how to reconfigure a space by transforming ideas into workable schemes. Insightful text, practical tips, and information from expert consultants help explain how readers can become their own interior designer. That's what made me fall in love with her book and her design style.

Maybe you will find a new love interest in one of the coffee table books below! If not, at least enjoy looking!

Thursday, March 17, 2011


A splash of GREEN goes with any decor! Enjoy these magically delicious design photos featuring all different shades of envy!

Give and Get is Here!

Give and Get is Here!: "Enjoy 30% off from March 17-20 at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy plus we'll make a 5% donation to a non-profit."

Sunday, March 13, 2011


It's been a while since I've tackled a project, and I had a bit of time to work on something that I've wanted to do for a LONG, it was the perfect opportunity for a MAILBOX MAKEOVER!
Our house was built in 1962 and I think the mailbox has been here just as long....obviously without any love for 49 years! It has been driving me crazy. It's a big mailbox, so I wanted to keep it and save some money. So, went to Home Depot, got some primer and bronze spray paint and I was ready to get started.

Here's what it looked like before (Yikes!):

Then I sanded and primered:

Then paint the mailbox antique bronze...and used a Paprika color for the flag:

Then paint the pole and ta-da! Looks like new-for less than $20.00!!

Now I just need to add the numbers and it will be like new!

Friday, March 4, 2011


MARY PATTON! Congrats to you- my sweet follower! You are the proud new owner of a gorgeous yard of Trellis fabric! I will be contacting you for shipping info! Enjoy your new fabric and when you create your masterpiece with it-please share photos!

Thank you to all who participated! XOXO you can try again in two weeks-when I'll be featuring another fab giveaway!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


♥♥GIVEAWAY COMING TO MY BLOG♥♥ On Friday, I will draw the name of a LUCKY winner of this gorgeous trellis fabric in amethyst! Winner will get one yard to create something amazing! This fabric retails for $52/yard!

It's really simple! Become a FOLLOWER of my blog! Make sure you "follow" and not just subscribe-and tada you will be entered!

What would YOU create with it if you won???
Winner will be announced Friday evening! GOOD LUCK...