A little escape to where I can have fun with my love of design and whatever else may brighten my day...

Friday, November 26, 2010

Holiday arrangements

Nate Berkus welcomed floral designer, Eric Buterbaugh, to his show today.  And I have to say that I love, love, love the entry way arrangement Eric displayed.  I mean this piece makes a statement and those evergreen branches are so inexpensive and easy to find.  Not to mention the woody, festive smell this greenery will emit would be sooooo nice.  I'm definitely going to steal this idea :)

If you want to check out the whole segment to see other floral ideas check out this video.

I will NOT be venturing out for any Black Friday deals, but good luck to those that are!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Anthro finds

So I really haven't bought any home stuff lately.  Come to think of it, I haven't really bought a whole lot of anything.  With my busy schedule it has been hard to stop by the mall, so instead I've been Internet "browsing."  I'm off work this week so after my morning run at the gym today, I thought I'd hop over to Anthropologie to see what was on sale.  And this is what I brought home...

A floral table cloth that was originally $98 and I got it for $29.  This will be super cute for a girly dinner party.

And this little ring holder was so unique and pretty I had to snatch it.  It's actually an upside-down mushroom.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Dark walls

The end of Daylight Savings Time has officially given me the pre-winter blues.  And this crazy Tennessee weather messing with my sinus' doesn't help either!  Even though I will not embrace this transitional weather season, I will embrace another sort of darkness that might be casting a spell on your interior walls.  I've always had a thing for charcoal gray, but even midnight blue and lacquered blacks can be charming if done right.  In order for any deep saturated color to look right, you must always pair it with something light and airy to keep the balance.  Some rooms I'm loving include...

via Lonny

via Elle Decor

via Domino

via Domino

via Laura Casey Interiors

Thursday, November 4, 2010

New use for used candle jars

I love candles!  And my top favorite of all time (which I always have one or two on hand), is Henri Bendel's FIG.  It fills up a room with the best aroma.

After the wick has burned down and the flame has gone out, there is no reason to toss that glass jar away.  If you dig out the wax (put in freezer overnight and the next morning the wax should pop off) and wash the jar, you can re-purpose it for so many different things.  I love putting my makeup brushes and lipsticks in them.  There really is no end to their usage.

My Henri Bendel FIG jar is perfect for holding make-up items.  This one sits on my bathroom counter.

This Royal Apothetic jar was used for holding soap in the downstairs bathroom.  Now it holds lipsticks on my vanity.

I've yet to burn through this candle from Target, but with it's cute gold leaf details, it will later find a happy home for another use.