Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Dining in a Room of Curiosities

I love this dining room. From the seashells on the walls, to the red chairs, to that huge piece of driftwood in the corner, it's perfect! And we could fit our whole family around the table without having to add extra seats!

found first on Little Green Notebook, who found it at Desire to Inspire, who found it at Suzy Hoodless, who you should check out. Her work is inspiring!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Where We Hang Our Hat

After I bought Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams' new book The Comfortable Home, I realized that what our house needed was a good spot for us to drop our stuff. So I went to Riverside Furniture in Ft. Smith and found this great buffet. I use the drawers to store stuff I use all the time, like hammer, tape measure, sunglasses, tape, etc. I put the basket on top to drop the mail in, the coat rack (well, obviously for hanging coats), and the antlers are for hanging hats or scarves.

So far this has worked out really well, though sometimes it gets a little cluttered with all the stuff we put on it!

BTW, I entered my house in the At Home In Arkansas Best Home Design Contest, so keep your fingers crossed for me! And enter your home here.

Friday, March 26, 2010

If I had a beach house

If you were expecting a great Anthropologie post from my trip to Jackson, sorry but it was fairly unimpessive this time. This is the first time EVER that I've been to the store and didn't get loads of new ideas.

But I did see this goody, and if I had a beach house I wouldn't mind having this clock take up a wall.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Jay Jeffers Design

I just discovered a new design firm based in California called Jay Jeffers Design (found via the blog Shelter). He curates these wonderful eclectic art walls, and I love the element of surprise in his rooms (you know, when stuff goes together, but it really doesn't. And you see it and go, "What!?"). These are two of my favorite spaces he did like that. For his complete portfolio, visit here.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Busy Busy

I have been so busy today getting ready to go visit my grandparents in Mississippi. My Grandma and Grandpa live in Natchez and Pilgrimage is going on right now, so maybe we'll see some neat stuff.

I found this lovely hallway at Canadian House and Home (here). I just love the wood floors, the drapey sheers, and that shaggy rug.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring is here

And summer is approaching. The weather has finally warmed up, and it's a beautiful day. Time to relax and enjoy....

Monday, March 22, 2010

Colorful Kitchens

I would be overjoyed to cook in any one of these kitchens! Nothing says, "Let's accomplish something!" like a bright color!


Sunday, March 21, 2010


After seeing this image in my newest Traditional Home,

I decided that the sociable, as they call it, is a very underused piece of furniture. I actually thought about using one in my entryway when we first moved in (and if I found one for a really great price, I would probably buy and put it there). So I began to scour the internet for more, but the only sociables I found were birds, especially when I looked up "tufted sociable" (this is apparently a type of duck). So after a few days of sifting through ottomans, I finally realized that these wonderful pieces of furniture are now called round settees. This is everything I found, so enjoy!

I love how it can be super formal or super casual.

Wouldn't this be nice in your home dressing room (assuming you're fortunate enough to have that kind of space)?

Pretty sure my dogs would be ON it not BESIDE it, but I LOVE this space. It makes me so happy to look at!
I believe you can actually buy these next few.


LOVE LOVE LOVE! This is green leather!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

White Walls

I typically shy away from white walls. Well, OK actually they scare me. But when done right they can be perfect. Like these....














somewhere here

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Happy St. Patrick's Day! Enjoy some green inspired interiors, and maybe drink some green beer too!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Chock Full of Curosities

I just found this farmhouse, which was featured in the New York Times via Bueller Designs (a lovely new blog I found. Visit her post to learn more about it!).

So what do I like about it so much? Everything in this house is interesting and you never know what you'll see next.

Oh yeah, and the vintage charts, maps, and illustrations.

And the furniture (look at all those drawers!).

Did I mention vintage charts?

Oh, AND a bed cubby!

And this guy has a store, Kabinett & Kammer. AND you can view some of it online!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy Space

This is such a happy space. I would like to vacation here. I love the brown walls, the white furniture, the greenery and antlers. Then I like how the chalk board is rather ornate (yikes! can't believe I used that word!), or maybe I should say fancy. I'm guessing that's the kitchen off to the left. What a perfect sized little space.

via decorology i think

Friday, March 12, 2010

Donna Karan's Dining Room

I received my newest issue of House Beautiful in the mail yesterday, and while reading it on the treadmill at the gym this morning, I did a double-take at this dining room. It's so earthy and casual (though I'll admit the mossy table runner is a little too natural for me). But after reading all about it, I think we could be buddies.

If you haven't picked up the newest issue of House Beautiful (probably THE BEST American design heart skips a beat when mine comes in the mail), it's all about wood...beautiful wood. It's one of those issues I'll keep for a long time.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I Heart Built-In Bookcases

Yes, yes I do.

first six images here, then here, then here.

Oh, and I have a slight preference to having them organized by color. Is it obvious?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


I found this goody over at Decorology's flickr photo stream. Go check out all the other wonderful goodies!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Jewelry As Art

One day, many years from now, when I don't have an island in my closet to hold my jewelry tree, I'm doing this. I've been seeing this idea for years, and every time I'm taken with it. This is a nice little DIY I found in the newest issue of Canadian House & Home (yes, Hastings got it back!).

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