Saturday, February 27, 2010

Looking into my future...

I've been thinking about this for a while now, after seeing a beautiful house last night, I think I have made a final decision. I want all the walls in my future home to be black and white and the color will come from the accessories. This room is a perfect example of what I love. It gives me butterflies every time I look at it. For the most part, I love rooms/furniture/accessories that have character and/or history. But I do like some pieces of modern decor. This room has a perfect combination of the two..."modern vintage" is what I like to call it.
I'll start with the furniture...
1) The velvet sofa is to die for. I absolutely love velvet (as you can probably see from previous posts). So many people think that velvet is only for fall/winter...they obviously have no clue what they are thinking.
2) The coffee table is very modern. I love it. I have seen these coffee tables in several rooms recently. You can do so much with them. They accessorize this one very elegantly. I have seen some with stacks of vintage books underneath. It looks amazing!
3) The rug just spices up the whole room. It takes the space from calm to sassy :)
4) There isn't much to say about the bookshelf except that I LOVE bookshelves. If you don't have one in your house then start shopping or building now!
5) Now, I've saved the best for last...The fireplace and molding. I'm sure I will be posting on my love for ornate and Victorian architecture in the near future. That's where all the character comes in. There are not words to describe its perfection.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Molly Sims knows how to work the decor. Her condo is absolutely amazing! So feminine but not too girly. Tell me your thoughts...
***bed. chandelier. nuff said***
***Chairs. ornate pedestals under table.*** ***i may have to DIY this canvas***

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Take Me To Chesterfield...

I heart chesterfield sofas. The more tufted the better. They are a classic piece that absolutely everyone should own at some point. They can be found in every color and fabric possible. Here are the few that I have my eyes on.
1) Once we have a house, I have agreed to let my husband have the basement. It will be his official man cave (but girls will be allowed). Although many wives would never trust their husband with the responsibility of decorating a major part of the house, I am fully confident that my husband will do an amazing job. It probably helps that we kind of have the same vision for the space. We seem to both absolutely love the classic vintage, tufted, leather chesterfield sofas...
2) Now for the chesterfield sofa I must have somewhere else in the house...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Looking into the future.

"The way to a man's heart is through his stomach."
In order to get to my man's stomach, I would need to start cooking. I would cook everyday if this was my kitchen. And I bet that the food would actually taste good if it was made in this kitchen.
(I will have this kitchen in my future home...but with different flooring :) )

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Color Purple

Although I'm usually the girl to pick everything in blue...the color purple has been giving me butterflies recently.

Monday, February 15, 2010

A girl can dream...

Last year Jonathan and I were fortunate enough to have a two-bedroom apartment which blessed us with two decent sized closets. This year, we decided to move into the city. Although we absolutely love the location, this decision resulted in sharing a closet. For most women, sharing a closet wouldn't be too challenging. But when your husband has the same, if not more clothes than you, the space can get really cramped! I will dedicate this post to my dream of a closet that resembles more of a showroom of fashion than a place to store clothes. Someday we will get this girls...
(Carrie Bradshaw)
(Kimora Lee)
(Mariah Carey)
(Paula Abdul)
(Fergie--Part I)
(Fergie--Part II)
(Christina Aguilera)
(Eva Longoria--Part I)
(Eva Longoria--Part II)
(Nicki Hilton)
(Paris Hilton)
And this one for my hubby...

Sunday, February 14, 2010 actually is all around

"Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaking suspicion... love actually is all around."

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I confuse myself. I've realized I'm definitely bipolar on a couple of things...ok maybe A LOT of things. My husband is probably thinking it's about time I admit it. I like the word indecisive instead of bipolar :)
I love color. All colors. Red, Pink, Yellow, Blue, Green, get the point! But then I see black & white rooms and then question if I like color anymore.
(I kinda overdosed on pictures...sorry)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend

...khloe kardashian...
...ashlee simpson-wentz...
...katie holmes...
...gisele bunchen...
...carrie underwood...
...heidi klum...
...katherine heigl...