I always appreciate a well designed vignette.  It can be difficult to display your items in a thought out way yet still keeping the feel organic and non “perfect”.  Karen Barbé has done a great job with this corner (above)  which is located in her studio. It’s a mix of old and new.  She submitted it to the bla-d vignette challenge and if you love vignettes like I do, you will enjoy looking through the other submissions.

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Last week my best friend and I jet-setted to NYC for a few days.  Total blast minus the day that my bff of 16 years, threw up and was stuck in bed.  Besides that sad day, we explored, ate, shopped and acted like two free mommies without kids.  We stayed at the Nolitan Hotel (designed by these guys) which is absolutely fantastic!  (See my first post about them here.)  Also, it was great seeing old friends and meeting new friends.  I love NYC!

Instagram images via The Nolitan, the view from our room, Annemarie, The Nolitan, a yummy crepe cafe in Soho and Shabby Chic in Soho.

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A beautiful tree in a beautiful room.

via Llamas’ Valley Blog.

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If you haven’t already done so, you must check out issue 7 of La Petite Magazine.  It’s packed full of incredible photography, DIY projects, beautiful kids rooms, inspiring art and much much more.  On page 51, you will find Eden and I’s Bracelet DIY as well as my Quick Tips, weaved throughout this issue.  Great job Rachelle and team!!

Also enter here to win the La Petite prize pack, worth $800.

 

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Feb

2012

Happy Monday to you all!  I forgot to mention last week that I am now contributing to 2Modern Blog!  You can see my first post here.

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In a moment, you could be inspired by all of the colors of the rainbow…the really cool colors of the rainbow.

Another winner styled by Lo Bjurulf.

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Feb

2012

I’m in love with Tiger Sushi.  Never been there and not sure where it’s located but I love it!  This stylish and modern space was designed by Joanna Laajisto.

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Ethan wasn’t thrilled to get his picture taken on this particular day, but we did it none the less.

Eden’s outfit- Thrifted Levi Jacket, Zara Shirt, Missoni for Target Skirt, Ethan’s socks and H&M shoes.  Ethan’s outfit- Target Leather Jacket, H&M Jeans and Target Shoes.

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Feb

2012

I started re-arranging my sofa pillows the other day so that I could add some new pillows for the spring.  I noticed how pretty it was to add spring tones to some of my Aztec inspired pillows.  Even my floral pillows look super fun with the more winter inspired patterns.  This is why I love design so much.  It’s all about the unexpected and the sometimes unwanted.  Who says we should stick to the rules of design??  Are there rules?  And are there any design rules that you would love to break?

Image via here.

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If you love cross-stitches and even if you don’t love cross-stitches, how cool is this??!!  Jessica Decker has created beautiful pieces out of what some people have labeled old fashioned.  I adore!

Seen on Design* Sponge.

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Feb

2012

I’m popping in on this beautiful (saying that by faith because it’s raining in Boise) day.  Hope your weekend is treating you well!  I’m heading to NYC tomorrow for a little girls trip with my best friend to celebrate my 30th, which was last year….Better late than never!  You will still see posts here on SG, just not on Monday, Presidents Day.

Did I tell you that Simply Grove is getting a makeover??  I’m super pumped and excited!  I can’t wait for you all to see it.  It’s been long overdue.  My new site is going to a.w.e.s.o.m.e and the lady behind the red-design is the coolest.

See you all very soon!!

I also write for Cool Mom Picks so check out my post on decorating with Origami’s.

Image styled by Lo Bjurulf.

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It might be because I’m desperately looking forward to spring but green looks really good right about now.  And how cool is that stool that’s holding the plant on the bottom image?!

Images via DWR, Skona Hem and Kitka.

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Feb

2012

Made.com released the Jersey Collection today.  Inspired by the 1950s ‘diner’ look, but with a modern fabric and color for a fresh take.  These pieces would be great in smaller spaces due to being a little more compact.

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This home had me at hello!  To start, all of that white is magical.  And then that salmon and coral splashed around is fantastic.  Needless to say, I really really like this.

Via Lark & Linen {via Bolig}.

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Feb

2012

Are you loving the Winter issue of Anthology??  Me too!!  If you haven’t seen it yet, you must!  That’s all.

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