Wednesday, January 20, 2010


WHY ARE BUDGET FRIENDLY NIGHTSTANDS SO SMALL? Seriously, they're short and small in width. I'm a huge fan of larger nightstands, one because they are better in scale to a large bed, and two, if they are tall enough your lamps show off better and you don't spill the water next to your bed.

I would love this! Drawers, book storage, and all! Also vintage which makes me smile :)

Hi! I'm too small!

On a side note, I discovered Tuesday Morning for the first time yesterday and I think I'm in LOVE!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Designer Spotlight

I recently learned of a design company called Massacco Warner Miller that consists of not one, but 3 talented visionaries- Julie Massacco, Melissa Warner, and Carrie Miller. They felt that after working together on previous projects they would join together forces as they would have greater impact as a team. They have offices in Los Angelos, San Francisco, and Seattle. Their design is modern ranging from more elegant and classic to bold and colorful. You can check out more of their work here.


Monday, January 18, 2010

It's all in the details

I really like it when architects or designers throw in the extra little surprise factor in the millwork or architectural details that is either super aesthetic, original, or functional, and leaves you saying, "Wow, now that's neat!"

This is no ordinary archway into the dining area- this Moroccan detail gives a more whimsical approach to an otherwise traditional archway. 

What a creative approach to a door- this adds storage and creates architectural interest in the room while still functioning as a door

At first this was hard for me to tell what was going on, but the double doors in between the countertops lead to a pantry beyond

How cute is this reading nook/day bed? I love the side millwork details of the bed and the octagonal shape of the opening above.

The door of this closet also functions as shoe storage! Also love the mirrored fronts to the island.
Wouldn't we all love to have a closet this chic!

I really like how the fireplace mantle is continuous with the adjacent bookshelf.

I like the non-traditional design of this bookshelf and how the shelves don't go all the way to the end of the frame. Very cool Phoebe Howard...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Let me introduce you to...

Brad Ford. He has all kinds of press including being featured as "a top designer" in House Beautiful and "young designer to watch" in Traditional Home. I really love his timeless interiors with a modern edge. You can check out more of his work here.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Dallas Furniture Faves

Last time I was in Dallas in search of the perfect hutch (which I ended up finding in Ft. Worth at Benbrook Antiques) I came across these 3 vintage furniture stores that I highly recommend. They are a little pricey, but the majority of items in the store are quality finds. And the winners are:

1) Again Design Studio- refurbished vintage finds that are gorgeous!

2) Again and Again

3) Art is Art Consignment Gallery- need more TLC

Honorable Mention: Lula B's Antique Mall


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Make your own pet bed

Now all I need is a kitty...
Thanks Apartment Therapy!

They call it Mellow Yellow

Parlour Sofa from CB2

Wrap Dining Chair from West Elm 
Trace Rug from CB2

Pillow and rug from West Elm

So it looks like yellow is going to be the new trendy color for spring. I'm actually kind of excited because I've really been liking it lately! I don't know if my own house could take it, or if I'd would actually use it, but I love seeing it in other interiors. One interior that will be able to use it in however, is our new camper! How accidentally trendy is this...

(Photo taken by my hubby of course ;))
When Merrick showed me the picture of this beauty I was automatically super stoked about the yellow banding on the outside! I'm hoping I can bring some more yellow into the interior in the curtains and wallpaper on back wall behind the sink. I would also like to paint the cabinets a shade of white and maybe trim the cabinet molding in a shade of yellow. I think it will be really fun to update the camper with a more modern flare while still keeping it's retro roots!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Funky Finds

I'm totally captivated by these fun, unique vintage finds. These are perfect examples of what a little paint and elbow grease can do!


The last 4 images above are from Furbish Studio in Raleigh, NC.

From Design it Consignment right here in A-town!