chalk fonts

Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the last year, you have noticed that chalk lettering has made a huge movement to mainstream design. For those of us who are not amazing hand letterers, I found a few chalk fonts!

1 Chalk Hand | 2 Paris Serif (Imagine this on a dark background) | 3 CPL Kirkwood


a little shine can go a long way

Shimmer, glitter and gold accents have been popular for a while now. Although I am really growing fond of this look, I feel that sometimes too much can be overwhelming in everyday life. Here are some items that can help you introduce a little bit of shine, without overdoing it.

1 Nate Berkus pillow | 2 Hedgehog measuring cups | 3 Cheese knife set | 4 Highball glass


sonya winner rugs

I think one of the hardest things to shop for is rugs. A lot of them are ugly and the ones that aren't are expensive, or they're not the right size, or they're not the right color, or they're flat weave, etc, etc. I actually really like flat weave, because they're usually more colorful and the patterns are more intricate, but I find them difficult to clean and vacuum. And with two cats who constantly puke up hairballs, they need to be cleaned constantly.

If money wasn't an issue, I wouldn't have any trouble finding a rug. My current favorite is Sonya Winner Rugs. They're everything I want in a rug. They're bold, colorful, graphic, unique and they look soft! I'm not sure how easy they are to clean though...

From Sonya's website:
Sonya Winner creates exceptional rugs that are graphic, vibrant and highly original. Her first rug, The Kaleidoscope, caused a sensation when it first went on sale at The Aram Store in 2006, and was promptly shortlisted for an Elle Decoration award. It has been a favourite with discerning buyers, stylists and celebrities ever since.
I wish I could have one, but with prices ranging from $900 for a small 3'x3'ft all the way to $5000 for a 8' x 9' ft rug, they're way out of my price range.

1 Prism Pastels | 2 After Matisse | 3 Deep Sunset | 4 Rainbow 


bedroom with skylight

This room looks really tiny, but I have a thing for sleeping in small spaces, so I love this! This room doesn't feel overly designed, and I love that dark floor and cement wall against the all white walls. It also has my favorite features in any room, vaulted ceilings and a skylight! I love sleeping with the windows open, but I'm always a little nervous about doing it for security reasons. That wouldn't be an issue if I had a skylight.

The one thing I don't like about this room is the exposed clothes rack. I know they're really popular, but I think they look a little messy. Plus, with this room being so small, it feels a little too cluttered visually.

PS. I love how they've used that little architectural feature as a nightstand.

See the rest of this beautiful house here.


iphone template 12

Here is the new free printable iPhone 5 and 4 template! This template was made to fit into the clear Incase Snap Case. Enjoy!


gold foil duvet

I love this duvet collection! It combines modern, geometric shapes with a beautiful gold foil look. This gorgeous set will absolutely make anyone feel like modern royalty, and can be found at Urban Outfitters!


touch of color

Just wanted to share a small update. My entry had no color at all, so I painted my key holders. I love the unexpected bright green pop of color! I've been toying with the idea of painting the inside of the the door, kind of like this, but I haven't settled on a color yet.


affordable art :: electrical tape

I saw this awesome electrical tape mural on a blank wall under the escalators at Nordstrom. This is a great way to create large scale art for under $5. You can even get the tape in colors! If you're looking for more tape inspiration, check out this mural also made with electrical tape and this door.


Restoration Hardware Baby

I recently discovered that Restoration Hardware has a baby and kids' line. I know, I know...what rock have I been hiding under? But, I am so glad I made this discovery because their styling is amazing! I am so inspired by all of the kids room, I wish I was a kid again! Take a look at some of their site!

Here are a few of my favorite rooms.

I love all the details in the bedroom below. The twinkle light and the rustic dresser add such a great feel!

Who would not want this room in their house. I would definitely love this indoor camping room. How cute is it with all the stars and moon and even campfire made out of lights! I am in love with this space!


small bedroom

This house is so inspirational. They ran out of space so they added this loft area for the bed! I love quirky ideas like this. It's like an adult bunk bed, but cooler. The big huge windows make this idea possible. This wouldn't work as well in a room with small windows, it would look too claustrophobic. Check out the rest of this house here.
Designed by Jackie Ayr