Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happy Easter!

Happy (early) Easter from my favorite little bunny! We're off to Texas…wish us luck on the longest. Road trip. Ever.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Books, Books, Books! | Bookshelves

I absolutely love the idea of bookshelves in a home. I love that it adds character and makes a space looked lived in. Besides Jeremy's text books (those really don't need to be displayed), we really don't have a lot of adult books. I usually read a book and then give it away. And let's not even try to remember the last book I read that didn't involve cookies and mice, hungry caterpillars, or pigeons driving busses. I LOVE the idea of having shallow shelves for front facing books. We have lots of picture books, and I just keep buying more, because really, those books can just be read over and over, and they really don't get old. (And if they do, you just hide them for a while.)
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

[so cheap, so easy]: Neon & Gold Succulents

How great are these little pots of pure delight? I know...they are amazing. (I could not, for the life of me, find the original source for these, so if you know, please tell.) Now, I will be the first to admit that I am scared of anything green and living. I mean, the responsibility is daunting, but, I think I may try my hand at succulents or cacti. Plus, Stella asked me what Earth Day was, so I feel like this might be a nice, easy project for her that is totally awesome for me. Just spray paint your pot, plant your succulents, and add your aquarium rocks.  According to my calculations, this project should run right around $25, with the succulents being the majority of the cost (around $16 for a three pack from the Depot). If you know a better, cheaper place to get them, let us all know. I am definitely the last person on earth to give advice on anything that has to do with planting stuff.  Shoes? Clothes? Decor? I'm your girl. Green things? Not so much.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

[color kreyv]: Navy on White

I love a good navy and white color story. Today, I'm specifically talking navy on white, not to be confused with white on navy. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE a dramatic navy wall, but today, it's all about the navy on white. It's fresh; it's bright; and it's perfect for spring.  (Have I thoroughly confused you, or do you speak crazy as well as I do?)
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

What's Your Favorite Color?

Is your favorite color in your home? Is this same color in your wardrobe? I thought about this last night when I ordered four new shirts: two white, one cream, and one mint. I'll be honest, the mint one was a stretch for me, and though I really like it, I ordered it, because I "need" more color in my wardrobe.  I know. I'm crazy like that, buying a mint shirt and all. Anyway, there's a point to this post...

This same thing happens all the time with design clients. They tell me that they really like certain colors, but that they "need" to use something different in the next room.  Here are my thoughts: You don't "need" to use different colors in every room. If you are drawn to certain colors, use those colors in your home. I love all of these rooms from the very colorful, to the pastel, to the neutral. But, I am definitely drawn to some more than others. Buy what you like, just because you like it, not because it's a certain color that you "need". I promise you, you'll like your house a lot better, because it will be more you. Plus, you won't end up painting a room yellow, and then covering it up with tan the very next day. I've heard that's kind of a bummer.  What's your favorite color?
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Monday, April 7, 2014

Bedroom | Alex & Brooklyn

I'm pretty excited about this design.  It is for one of my very best friends in the entire world. You know, one of those friends that you don't talk to for months and then just pick up right where you left off? Yup, that's her. Plus, we're super funny when we're together, or at least we think we are, and that's all that counts, right?! This room is a shared room for her daughters. (We all know how much I love a room with double twin beds.) She already has the beds and duvet covers, so all we really need to do is brighten things up with some fun accessories.  I can't wait to see it when it's all done.