Monday, October 25, 2010

A Virtual Cabinet of Curiosities

It's not too early to start Christmas shopping. Check out these great treasuries on Etsy for some inspiration!

gift guide for the collector

a little wild around the edges

cabinet of curiosity

modern antler

the entemologist

Friday, October 22, 2010

TGI Art on the Wall



anthro birthday coupon

It's not just an urban legend. If you have an Anthro card, you really do get a coupon for your birthday!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


If I could afford a set of luxury luggage (I don't travel near enough to need one), it would be these gorgeous handmade suitcases from Globe-Trotter.

Have you seen their new collection for JCrew?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Afternoon Watch

My latest painting and the first one to have an official name!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Ralph Lauren Home for Fall

Looking of my new magazines (can't remember which one as none have been too exciting yet this month...perhaps I should give them a second look..), I spotted a new advertisement for Ralph Lauren Home's fall line. Gorgeous! I was so inspired by this sofa, but since I can't buy it, I'll just dream about it....

Everything here is from Ralph Lauren Home, except the antlers, which is actually a mounting kit from Overstock! (Yeah, I want one! ...but I need antlers to mount....)

I Wish I Had...

...All the goodies tucked inside this bookcase - coral and seashells and sponges,oh my!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I Never Would Have Thought To....

So I just got around to looking through the newest issue of Lonny. I've gotta say, there is some really great stuff in there! This one bedroom really caught my eye. I never, never would have thought to just put a blank canvas over the bed and hang the artwork over the nightstands. But I love it! It really makes the best use of this space. Love it! (And will probably do this to my bedroom in the hopefully-soon-to-come beach house!)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Library of My Dreams

...Would have this sofa, those pillows, and that many books in that many shelves (though mine would be very organized - either color-coded or labeled by subject....because that's how I roll).

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Anthropologie Grand Opening Event in Little Rock

A couple of weeks ago, I got a little invitation in the mail inviting me to the Grand Opening of the new Anthropologie in Little Rock! I immediately rescheduled my other plans (because, Hello? Anthropologie!). So when I got there, I asked if I could take pics to share here on Zesty Nest (it's been my experience that stores appreciate it when you ask first, take pics second). To my surprise, and utter delight, the girl at the front door took me straight to Anthropologie's district visual manager, Katie Schaeffer. She was so sweet and took me on a personal tour of the store, showing me the current displays and even telling me how they made some of them! So let's jump in!

These clocks were in the front of the store. I think they are a beautiful touch! We didn't get into how they were made, but I don't think they were for sale. But I'm thinking, cut some cuckoo clock shapes from cardboard, cover with fabric, and use one of those little clock kits from the craft store. Adorable!

There were lots of fantastic little birds all over the store. The little guys hanging out in these crates were no exception. And that wallpaper? Awesome! And have we seen Keith go to Morocco yet? I can't remember, but that was the inspiration for this bedroom.

OK. This is actually the first thing I saw when I walked in the door (and it's kinda in the back), but I do love a nice pair of antlers. He was made using those little fabric pom poms from the craft store! And, of course, sticks!! The image on the right is a close-up of the "fancy" wallpaper - fire hydrants!

This is actually a little nook in one of the front windows. They just created a little forest, complete with nesting lovebirds!

The other front window - tree stumps made from round concrete forms, which were were covered with cardboard (rip one of the smooth edges off to expose the ripply side and spray-paint) and topped with a cushion! I seriously wish I had a reason to make some of these...

Live entertainment for the evening was Amy Stroup. She was wonderful, funky, cool! And I'm sure you see the most awesome stick horse in the background! And the pendant lights (which look a lot like hornets' nests) - definitely something for the future beach house (fingers crossed).

This is awesome and great for the coming holiday season (Christmas!). It's netting made from copper flashing, which can be bought at the hardware store. Cut it with scissors, punch holes with a hole punch (How easy is that?!), then string using funky yarn from the craft store (they went to Michael's).

Remember this sofa from the catalog? Ever wonder if the furniture is as fabulous in person? Oh, it is! I wish wish wish I could have brought this home with me! (But then I kinda have an obsession with sofas...)

Casually styled for an eclectic, collected look (and way better than the cluttered tables at my house).

Mushrooms! Made from - wait for it - Modeling Dough! They looked just like ceramic mushrooms, except when I touched them (of course I touched them!), they were light as air. But how awesome would it be to get some fake moss (like here), make some little mushrooms, and put them under a glass cloche?! Or make a tablescape?! There are so many possibilities!

But that's what I love about Anthropologie! I always get inspired - whether in the store, in the catalog, or just looking at cool stuff on-line. I'm really thankful to Katie for showing me around, and I'll definitely be checking back later in the season (she said they'll be switching out some of the displays for the holidays!).

Friday, October 8, 2010

TGI Art on the Wall

COMING SOON: My take on Anthropologie's Grand Opening Event in Little Rock!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Modern-Day Drawing Room

I wish I still had all my back-issues of Domino (I can hardly bring myself to toss any magazines now). I cant' believe how fresh this still feels. I love the art on the walls and all the lovely seating.

Domino circa 2007(?) via designing(LIFE)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

'Tis the Season...

....For Plaid!

Is this Christmas? Is this fall? I don't know (and I don't care), but I could live with it all year long!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fashion to Furnishings

I'm back!! I had quite a long break because I couldn't get my computer to work, so I got a new one!

Remember that segment in Domino, "Can this Outfit be made into a room?" Well I figure most of them can, and why not start with one of my favorite outfit places, Anthropologie! Enjoy!

Saving the best for last! This is my hands-down favorite!

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