Thinking Outside the Table

Another household item that can often be found floating around my house without a place to rest in are my books. David and I have an ever growing collection (which I love!) but I think we’re running out of places to put them! For those with the same predicament, here is a wonderful solution.

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In fact, I wouldn’t be telling the truth if I didn’t mention that the image above inspired a similar arrangement in my own living room. (By the way, this photo is from an equally cool home featured on Design Sponge…bright, playful, and perfect for Spring!) I’m curious to know if you would you try this set-up in your home? Tell me what you think!

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Gray is the New Black

Black is forever. It is a staple that will never lose its status in the world of decorative arts and design. But when you’re looking for something just as classic, equally enduring, and thoroughly modern, gray is your new pal!

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And I especially love it in this softest dove shade.

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Enjoy your weekend, friends, and see you back here, same time same place, on Monday!

Study Hall

Stylish storage takes craft. It’s not easy to make your favorite reads easily accessible along with your prized nick-knacks and cherished snapshots without creating an overwhelming collection of clutter. And how do you avoid this dilemma, you ask? A mix of editing, prioritizing, mixing, and highlighting. These folks have got it figured out and I’m studying up on all their tactics.

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Photo Credit: Lonny Magazine

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Lost….& Found!

Here is what I started with:

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The prettiest bedroom complete with warehouse style windows, an exotic print, feminine frills, and vintage touches. Love at first sight! But source unknown. So, several google image searches later, I finally gave up on finding its origin. And then, without even trying, what should I stumble upon through Design Sponge’s Sneak Peek feature, but this very same room…and this time in the context of a home!

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Photo Credit: Design Sponge

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Photo Credit: Design Sponge

Turns out the rest of the house is just as awesome as the bedroom!

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