1. A crazy good Interior Design Firm.





2. House tours that make you happy. Really happy.





3. Great Furniture made from recycled items.




via Nest Interior Design (facebook), Apartment Therapy and Recreate via Lovely Clusters.


Kitchen Dining Tables and Black Pub Sets.

 

Here are more images of my old office. It is now a cozy sitting area. I LOVE being in this room.
It took 3 coats of crisp white paint to cover the old dark grayish brownish color. (My lovely husband is the paint champion!) He also created that quirky black piece of art with tape and yarn. The pillow fabric I purchased from a local quilting shop. I decoupaged the top of my side table with magazine pages. I covered the lampshade with a vintage looking fabric. The wood shelve was leftover wood from another project. And don’t forget my $45 settee!!! xx











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28

Oct

2009

Here is some fabulous images found on Southern Living’s website.



Southern Living Magazine has gotten a face lift. I was able to preview the new look and it looks great! I wanted to try about every recipe that I saw. Its wonderful to see a mature magazine like Southern Living get a fresh new look.

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This next shop is every fashionista’s dream. Neighboring Cassis, Fancy Pants (cute name huh?) is full of great fashion for both men and women. Fancy Pants opened November of 2006. Owners Jaime Petrilli and Courtney Allen are both skilled at what they do and are perfect partners because they are both so passionate about fashion. They are inspired by things that make people feel beautiful while also being comfortable. They strive to bring the most current fashion and trends to the people of Boise.
I first met them thru my cousin who is great friends with them both. (And who is a Fancy Pants addict…Jk….sordof.)
I can tell you that these 2 ladies are as nice as they are talented business women.





Store Description-

Fancy Pants…your fashion anti-depressant. Fancy Pants is the go-to boutique for the local fashion expert who wants to blend luxury with down-to-earth style. Think you can’t dress comfortably while satisfying your inner trend-setter? At Fancy Pants, you can! With over fifteen different denim labels, Fancy Pants houses the largest selection of designer jeans for both men and women. Just to name a few of the most sought after labels – Fancy Pants carries 7 For All Mankind, Alice + Olivia, Current/Elliott, Elizabeth & James, J Brand, Michael Stars, Rebecca Taylor, Rock & Republic, & True Religion. Located on the corner of 9th and Idaho,





Located on the corner of 9th and Idaho, Fancy Pants can help you assemble the perfect ensemble for any occasion – Whether you are going for casual chic or uptown sophistication, let Fancy Pants help you shop – because sometimes it’s quite nice to know you’ll have the best outfit wherever you!



Jaime’s daughter Addisan is the real fashionista of the shop. Her outfit (below) is from Cassis. Isn’t she the cutest model???

Make sure to stop by if you are in the area. Thanks Jaime and Courtney!

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26

Oct

2009

Thanks so much to Irene from Bloesem Kids for including me in her Mom Stories. You can check it out here.
I LOVE getting letters and packages in the mail. It is one of those things that is so personable. How easy is it to email someone but to send a package takes a bit of work. Now, personally I need to work on my post office skills. It feels like such a task to visit the post office. Especially with children. But what a treat for the receiver to open there treasure.
So hint hint, I like packages! Haha.
Viv from Ish and Chi just sent me the latest Real Living and Inside Out since I live thousands of miles away from these lovely magazines! It was fun to see my bathroom up close.


Thanks!

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26

Oct

2009

Its Monday and I love this room…..
via Black Eiffel

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23

Oct

2009

1. Natural elements made bold and chic.
2. Lots of time spent at home with kids makes you do funny things.
3. Feathers.
via mydeco and {this is glamorous).

I wanted to say a big congrats to my gorgeous cousin Rachelle. Her blog, Kenziepoo, is on page 242 of the Novemeber issue of InStyle under Top Kids Sites. Yay! Make sure to check it out.

Happy weekend everyone!!!!!

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22

Oct

2009


If you live in the Boise valley, you must take a visit to a lovely Farm House Sale Friday (tomorrow) and or Saturday from 9am to 7pm. Jodi Huff and her team have a lovely set up with some fabulous Antique and Vintage items. Seriously, I was overwhelmed with the amount of goodies that I wanted to take home with me. There is art, furniture, kitchen items, linens, fabric and soooo much more!


Please, someone buy this chair!
I LOVE white Christmas trees! Imagine it with all clear large ball ornaments.

There is some serious kitchen eye candy in the house.


These benches would be cute in a breakfast nook area.


They have vintage ornaments, lights and other Christmas items.
I was eyeing the curtains on the right.

I bought these vintage fabrics. I want to put the star fabric in my son’s room. Cute huh?
Please only take cash with you. Happy shopping!

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My hubby and I recently redid our office. I was so done with the dark walls so hubby painted everything a crisp white and after 3 coats it looks great. Below is the settee I found for $45. Its my favorite piece right now.

More pictures to come of the transformation.

Have I mentioned yet that I won a giveaway??? After years of entering giveaways I finally won!! And its was a good one:)
And also thanks to Kate for the sweet post on my dining room.

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21

Oct

2009

Via one of my favorite blogs, Inside Out, I learned today that 3 great designers are teaming up for a month long event called Pop Up Co Op. If I didn’t live sooooo far away from Australia I would be there in a heartbeat. Find out more info here and here.










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I love affordable and beautiful photography. Sara Norris captures the moment of each image, bringing it to life. Here are a few of my faves.




Check out her Etsy and blog.

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This next stop on the Les Bois Tuesday train is the cute kids shop, Cassis. Located downtown Boise on Idaho St., Cassis began as a high decor shop and overtime developed into a child’s boutique carrying brands like Room Seven, Baby LuLu and Positively Organic. Shop owner Molly Henggeler is a mom of 2 so she knows exactly what moms and children need concerning fashion, books and toys. This shop is full of eye candy, amazing fashion, quaint details and whimsical toys. Mom’s, you will love everything about it.

I want these Misha LuLu dresses for my daughter!
Hand painted gift boxes make your Cassis gift look perfect.



You can find local designer and artists sold at Cassis. I spy halle jean.
You can find other brands such as Petunia Pickle Bottom, Hooter Hiders, Jack and Lily Shoes and Caldrea as well as many more!



The item leaning against the chair is the coolest Advent Calender that I have seen. ( I didnt write down the brand. Sorry.)





Toys seem to be the main attraction during the holiday season. Store manager Marie Ewins told me that brands like Plan Toys and Haba fly off the shelves. All of them being safe and eco friendly.


Stop by and say hello to Molly or Marie and take full advantage of the amazing items Cassis has to offer!! xx

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19

Oct

2009

Hey peeps! I’m back and excited for a new week. Thanks sooooo much to Viv, Ellie and Jeanette for guest blogging last week! I am huge fans of all 3 of there blogs so it was a treat to have them on SG.

Here is some inspiration I found this last week around the web. Below is a cute store front, Ginkgo print, my choice calender for my office and a fun art wall.



via Inside Out, Boudie and Fou, Etsy via Decor8 and Meyer and Lavigne

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Hello, this is Jeanette from the blog Fryd + Design making a visit while Kirsten is away. Kirsten asked me if I could make a post on my favorite fall decor, and of course. I´m so happy she asked!

For me the autumn is all about the light and colors, we have the most wonderful light here in Norway at this time of year. Let me show you,
I´m so exited and I hope you will like my pics for fall.
I like to see my house as a blank canvas, mostly painted in white. That way I can bring in colors through pictures, pillows, flowers etc that I can easily change. Right now I love yellow and orange together with pink, I like warm colors when it´s getting colder outside.


This time of year is also all about handiwork for me and at the time I´m all into crocheting. I love my small dolls and they keep popping up every were in the house. They are so easy to make if you know how to crochet, just use your imagination :)



I wish you all a happy day and I hope the wonderful autumn sun will shine on you!

Jeanette XX

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15

Oct

2009

Hi, I’m Ellie! I write a design blog called Mint, and also run a stationery shop called Hello Tenfold specializing in wedding stationery. Kirsten asked me here today to guest post, and I am excited to share 7 of my favorite fall decor items.

The first thing I have to have when the weather turns cold is a good bud vase (or five). Once the leaves turn brown and start to fall, having filled bud vases is an inexpensive pick-me-up. I have my eyes on these two from mudpuppy.
I also like to bring in rich wood tones to make things really cozy. This teak & walnut Danish chair was recovered with burlap from a rice sack by Lets Rebuild , a company from my own town of Durham, NC.
Some good candles are a necessity, and these maple log tea light holders add to the cozy factor. They’re made by Robinson Greig on etsy.
You might remember these beautiful, hand crocheted, felted bowls from last winter. I never bought any for myself, but I’ve still got them on my mind… made by Papaver Vert.
I love switching out my spring & summer floral napkins for something like these handwoven checked ones. Made in Madison, WI by Jennifer Pellman of Plait.
Designers Tina Lutz and Marcia Patmos created these chunky, knit pillow covers for West Elm. A couple of these and a good throw will make it hard to get up on cold mornings!

The last of my favorite fall decor items is one I have in my own home. Each year, my stepmom buys me the latest Wolf Creek calendar. Each month has a new piece of artwork that’s always just right for the season. The October print is one of my favorites from ’09!

Thanks for having me, Kirsten!

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