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Friday, September 30, 2011

Fallingwater: A Masterpiece

Fallingwater turns 75!
Southeas view- "Classic View"

In 1935 Edgar Kaufmann Sr. commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design a weekend home for he and his family in Bear Run, Pennsylvania.
The Kaufmann's were very surprised when the saw the renderings of their new home. They were expecting to have a view of the waterfall- not to be on top of it. But Wright thought that it would be better to hear the waterfall all the time, rather than to only glance at it every so often.
The home was built between 1936-1939.
Entrance at Fallingwater
Subtly divided into several distinct areas for music, study, conversation and dining.
Check out that fireplace, and lighting above!
Dining area with portrait of Edgar Kaufmann Sr.
Staircase led down from the living room to the waters of Bear Run.
A modern kitchen for it's time.
First floor terrace
Covered walkway to the guest house

Frank Lloyd Wright
Wright was a brilliant architect, interior designer, furniture designer and writer. During Wright’s career, he built more than 400 structures and designed at least twice as many all around the world. He also authored 20 books and many articles.  He is considered to be the "Greatest American Architect of All Time". His design is iconic and will live on forever.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thrifty Thursday: Jewelry Storage

Here are a few new creative and inexpensive ways to store your jewelry.

Use your fun, mix-matched china in a drawer.
Put fabric down first, so that the bowls don't slide around.
Small hooks with a snazzy frame around them.
Great for earring storage
A rake- how clever?!
This might be my favorite- I love the colored knobs.

Hope this gives you some creative juices to do something new with your jewelry.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Upscale Nurseries

My husband and I just got news that we are going to be made an Aunt and Uncle again!
My brother in law and his fiancĂ© are having their second baby. We are very excited for them. I also found out today that one of my great friends and her husband are having twins! I can't wait to meet these little cuties.
I thought that since I have babies on my mind, I would share with you some stunning nurseries.
Step outside the cookie-cutter box by combing vintage pieces with some new pieces, this will create a really cool look for a child's room.

Guest Room & Nursery
Many people need dual spaces in their home. Double up your nursery and guest room is a great way to save some space. A pull out sofa or a fabulous daybed are great ways to achieve this.

White & Light
ps. I made these tissue paper pom-poms, and LOVE them!
Check out  Martha Stewart's website to find out how to make them.
Not every child's room needs to be packed with primary colors. White is beautiful and simple, add the colors in the accessories.

For the twins!
Yes, thats right, neutrals aren't just for your living room anymore. These rooms are so sophisticated with this calming palette. Neutral is more than just tan, it is gray, cream, white, ivory, taupe and  even black.

These rooms are perfectly designed.

There really are endless possibilities when it comes to decorating your child’s room.  Make sure you use your imagination and creative.

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

I’m Obsessed With: Steal Blue, Vintage & Stencils

I have a few things stuck on my brain right now and I want to share them with you.
Colors:  Cream, Beige, Gray, Steal Blue, Tan & Teal
These colors make up a spectacular room.
Vintage Suitcases as Table Tops
How prefect is this?
Stencil the back of a bookcase to create a more custom look.
Stencil ceiling medallion- ah-mazz-ing!
Adding a stencil to something really dresses the piece up. Check out Martha Stewart for a some great patterns.

I love being inspired by things, it’s what feeds my soul. -I would love to hear what you are obsessed with right now!

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thrifty Thursday: DIY Door table

I know this is super simple, but I am really excited about it.
Still with thoughts of a studio on my mind- I thought this would be great as a desk.
You can get an old door anywhere nowadays for pretty cheap, if not free. Ikea has really cute table legs, and then all that’s left is a fun paint color.
Silver $3.50 each
$20.00 each
I'm thinking this color for my future desk!

All in all, I think this project would cost you less than $100 dollars!! So great, right!?!
(I can’t wait to show you photos of my own “desk”.)

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dream Bathrooms

I love bathrooms. I think it’s mostly because I love tile, and the thought of such a relaxing space.
There are so many design opportunities in the bathroom. The space its self, lends you to use lots of creativity. And you are able to make a functional space more glamorous and luxurious.
I tend to be more drawn to softer-warmer colors for the bathroom. And as you can see in the photos below, I LOVE white marble!!!!   
Here are a few photos of some dreamy bathrooms.
I think this tile design would be great in a powder room. I am going to be keeping this one in my back pocket for sure!

I hope some of these bathrooms inspire you to give your space an updated look.

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Ps. I am back from my trip home to Michigan. I had a wonderful time at my friends wedding. It was beautiful and lovely to be a part of.