Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Photo of the Week #0107

Katrina Tang is an amazing advertising (and more) photographer. This shot is sweet and powerful at the same time.
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Friday, August 22, 2014

Photo of the Week #0106

Esperanza Moya is an editorial photographer who does great things with a camera. Love this shot!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Backdrop Options [photography]

Search "tapestry" in the Urban Outfitter site and you get some hip backdrop options. These would be great for some creative photo shoots!! Here are a few to consider:

Which one do you want??

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Great Couch on Sale [interior Design]

Greeeeeeeeat Mid Century-ish looking couch on SALE at JCP folks!

Originally $3,395 and now $2,037
I mean it's not cheap but this is a great price for high style and it looks comfy!

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Modern Amazing Nursery [interior Design]

Let's talk. There are some amazingly talented people out there and Monica Thompson is one of them. Monica is the Midwest Woman's Account Executive for Hudson Jeans, and she has design embedded in every molecule of her body. She is also currently carrying her first baby, and let me tell you: this is a gift to mankind. Not only are Monica and her husband Brian great people, but they are also very pretty people (photo below for reference).

Now let's talk design -- Monica's design. She put together this airy, natural, bright, and fantastic nursery with Brian's help.  She will tell you her style leans eclectic, and she likes to mix old with modern (me too!!). Since they are not finding out the sex of the baby they wanted to keep the room neutral but not a "boring" neutral. The inspiration derived from the deer painting she found at Land of Nod. Brian is a hunter and gave his seal of approval then design happiness ensued.

The walls are elephant grey with bright white trim. For interest, Monica incorporated yellow mixed with wood accents.  The rocking chair belonged to her grandfather, and the birdhouse has been traveling with her from her days living in Chicago. The mirror, dresser, and book ledges are from Ikea.

The antler mobile was inspired by an image Monica came across on a blog. She used one of Brian's trophy antlers and strung felt balls from strings. So they made it together. How. Cute.

Did you notice the carpet was blue? Me neither because the design is so cohesive t doesn't stand out in a bad way. It was installed by the previous homeowner, and when Monica used the term "Smurf blue" to describe it, I could tell she's not a fan of the Smurfs or the color they come in. She complimented the carpet with a yellow geometric rug and made it werk.

I'm loving the feather art, book shelves, and the way Monica made the room so them! It's incredibly fresh and perfect for the new little one that is expected to arrive any minute now.

I told you they are pretty.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Look for Less

This is the Grand Edison Caged Sconce from Restoration Hardware that will run you $255 (that's the sale price) and the look for less is the exact same fixture for $128 with FREE shipping on Ebay. The Ebay selller uses the same image above but here is an additional one they use:

I love how the Ebay listing says it's "rare". Ummmm I rarely don't see it at a major furniture store that sends out a book set of their catalog Encyclopedia Britannica style.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

My House

So I bought this for $80

and this was purchased to go on top of the it

plus I bought this couch WITH a fold out bed for $150

I'm not playin.

If you follow me on instagram you would already know that I'm slow to post here - I MEAN you already know I have had these for a minute (head on over to Vintage Revivals to get some insight regarding the moment of impact - me freaking out right after buying the couch). 

So let's back up and recall where it all began. This is the front room in 2012 

If you follow my State of the State of Chaos updates you will recall that it then turned to this:

Awesome. Sauce.

Currently the green/blue wall is now white and I did this to the sides of the firelplace:

Have I seen the marble guy again you ask? Yes I actually did. He came back to remeasure and has since returned to his black hole. So it still looks like this. He is aware of my day job so his lack of concern confuses me.

The dresser has been put in the bay window. I plan to address the knobs and top drawers at a later date. It got a light sanding, stain touch ups, and I sprayed the pulls dark bronze but I need to live with it before deciding how it will finally look. Also, the pull out mattress in the couch bed never saw the inside of my house. It went straight to the curb and a new mattress from Ikea replaced it.

So this is the latest

Much better without the broken house in here.

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