Our Yard. A Before and After! Xeriscape Design

June 5, 2011

 What’s the opposite of a green thumb? Well, I have that! Yep, I’ll admit its pretty bad…And in all honestly, my husband had to convince me of the fact it HAD to be updated right away… Yes, I know it sounds crazy! This scenario is usually the complete opposite! About 99.9% of the time, I do all the […]

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Latest Design Fascination… Mirrored Sconces And Candle Holders!

June 2, 2011

New style trend alert! I’ve seen round vintage-style mirror sconces and candle holders all over the place! I can’t help but think they kind of resemble an old timey camera flash.  The faceted mirror glass and concave shape can add a huge amount of sparkle and elegance to almost any space.  I just love shiney, sparkly stuff!  Anyway, these sconces add a  touch of vintage charm while still retaining a very modern […]

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Chic (And Easy) Party Decor Ideas!

June 1, 2011

It’s definitely been hard for me to come back to work after the long holiday weekend! I am in full summer vacay mode, even though I am working! I hope everyone had a fantastic Memorial Day! I took a short break from blogging during the holiday to spend time with close friends and family. My […]

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Desire it… Acquire it!! Woven Rugs! Creating The Layered Look With Rugs!

May 26, 2011

Natural rugs are very much in vogue because of their organic texture and unique appearance. Lately, there has been a lot of buzz in the interior design world about a new trend of layering rugs. Choosing patterns, sizes and colors that compliment each other, like solid and bold tones paired with a black and white […]

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The Bold And The Beautiful! Beautiful Peacock Blue!

May 23, 2011

Most of the time creativity seems to come natural to me. But sometimes it’s not always as easily focused. Yep, on occasion a tad bit of A.D.D. rears its head! At times I feel extremely inspired and ideas flow freely, and other times it can be a bit more challenging. Then there are those wonderful […]

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Interlocking Mirrors!

May 18, 2011

Simply put… I love mirrors! They’re such a simple style commitment compared to art work and wall art!  The reflective quality of mirrors can visually expand a space and help create that sense of sparkle in a room.  Available in a wide  range of shapes, scale, finishes and texture,  mirrors offer tons of  design possibilities that can be strengthened in multiples. One of my readers rcently commented […]

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Not Your Grandma’s Rocking Chair. Funky Rockers!

May 17, 2011

Lately my husband and I have been musing with the idea about having a child! The way I look at it is what’s meant to happen will happen! So, we shall see what the cards hold for us in this coming year (maybe two!!)  Funny thing is when I think of babies, the first thing I think about is […]

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A Paper Lantern Affair!

May 11, 2011

This past weekend I attended the Swiss Avenue Home Tour. For anyone who does not live in Dallas, Swiss Avenue is a very old, (in Dallas terms) historic area with beautiful stately mansions. Every time I travel down this street I always wonder what these homes look like on the inside. I was excited about […]

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An Inspired Layered Color Palette!

May 9, 2011

The colors that surround us have a strong influence on our lives. Have you ever woken up in the morning and had an urge to wear a certain color? The colors that you bring into your home help create an environment that impact your feelings, mood and lifestyle. Whether you go bright and bold or neutral and calm, color is one of […]

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Room Lust!!

May 6, 2011

It’s another weekly installment of Room Lust!!  Bright and beautiful yellow, orange and white prints paired with gorgeous mid-century modern furniture. Love it!! (I’m thinking that these modern and colorful prints could be a great DIY project for my dining room. Stay tuned!) Until next time! Thanks for reading! (I was not able to find […]

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Pets Always Welcome! Interior Design With A Canine Twist

May 4, 2011

 Some of the things I love in life are my family, friends, interior design, and dogs! I’m a huge lover of animals in general! I especially love dogs (oh and horses and cats too)! I have a dream of some day owning a huge black and white spotted Great Dane! But my husband seems to […]

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A Little Home Office Updating!

May 1, 2011

I’m so sad the weekend is over!! But I was able to complete several cool projects! I’ve wanted to update my home office space with a few touches. I decided to make a ribbon-tufted bulletin board. Some would call it a French Memo board. It’s a pretty easy project and a great way to display inspiring items such as pictures and articles as well as serving as a […]

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The Funky Buddha!

April 28, 2011

Within the past year or so, I’ve been diligently practicing yoga! It’s proved to be a great workout and a much needed stress reducer!  Through this practice, I’ve really become influenced by zen design and Buddha-like statues and bookends. These stylish items evoke calmness and serenity! And in my book, anything that can help with that is always welcome! These stylish and trendy items really pair well […]

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Guest Bedroom Boudoir!

April 26, 2011

I am so excited to show you my guest bedroom!  Actually, it’s been a work in progress for quite a while now.  My taste typically changes from month to month, season to season.  However, when my husband and I purchased our mid-century home a few years ago, I had a clear-cut vision in my mind and as luck would have it, my vision has always remained the same!  My […]

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Room Lust!

April 24, 2011

Each week I will feature a post called “Room Lust” where I post a space (in my opinion) exemplifying great design! Check out this super chic dining room designed with off-white ivory walls, walnut dining table, ivory wing back chairs with nail head trim, ornate gold mirror, brass chandelier, and blue canvas art. One of […]

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EASY And Impromptu Easter Table Decor! Happy Easter!

April 23, 2011

Easter is a time of new beginnings and a sign that Spring is really here. And according to the fashion world, you are now permitted to wear white clothing freely! (You know the silly saying, you can’t wear white before Easter and after Labor Day!) For me it’s a time for informal family gatherings with […]

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She Sells Seashells!

April 21, 2011

Its official ya’ll! Summer is on its way! This has me dreaming of a beach vacation. Beautiful blue beaches, palm trees, umbrella drinks and the wonderful smell of sun-tan lotion. Ahhhhh! My eyes glazed over just thinking about it! However, my husband informed me due to all the renovation and home improvement projects I’ve decided to proceed with, […]

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Back To The Fuschia !

April 17, 2011

Pantone is the world-renowned authority on color. For more than 45 years, they’ve been inspiring design professionals with products and technology for colorful exploration and expression of creativity. Every year, Pantone announces the “color of the year”, and this year’s color is called Honeysuckle, a bright fuschia pink with a hint of coral. Ummm, love it!! I adore hot pink and I would be […]

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Chinese Chippendale!

April 15, 2011

Washboard abs, rock-hard deltoids? Ummm NOPE…I’m not talking about this kind of Chippendale! However,  I am talking about something (in my opinion) even more fabulous!!! That would be Chinese Chippendale-style furniture! If you are a designer or closely follow interior design you may have seen this style of furniture and accessories gaining popularity over the last couple of years. Recently I’ve had the pleasure […]

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Desire It… Acquire It!! Button Tufted Dining Chairs

April 12, 2011

I’m so excited about this month’s episode of “Desire It… Acquire It!!” I could hardly wait to post! I’ve been daydreaming for nearly two years about replacing our current dining chairs I bought 7 years ago. I invested wisely in my “old” dining chairs and still love them. My plans were to move my existing […]

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