Friday, September 30, 2011

A little pattern for a big boy room

When it was time for Henry to graduate from the crib to his big boy room, I was inspired by a page in Serena & Lily where the walls were painted in Wharf.  I wanted to leave behind the baby pastels, and move on to brighter, playful colors.  With the walls in Wharf, I decided on orange, green, baby blue and navy blue as the color palette.   With him telling me his nursery rocker was too "baby" I went on a hunt for a new reading chair that was comfy but had more of a "big boy" look.  To this day, the chair I found is my favorite thrift store treasure. Underneath a stack of old magazines and covered in dust was a mid century rocker.....and it was in hideous shape. However, the lines were perfect and masculine, and I knew it could be transformed into a cute reading chair. $30 later it was mine and I was cleaning it up and searching for the perfect fabric. I had geometric pattern in mind and found this playful one at Childress. It was an outdoor fabric which is perfect for little ones who climb and wear on these chairs:). Since this project, I have somewhat of an (unhealthy) obsession with all things geometric. The chair in his room:

Pattern Palooza

iPhone Case Personalized - Rose Key
Oscar de la Renta Home at Madison
Jonathan Adler iPhone 4 Cover - Chevron
Jonathan Adler Chevron iPhone case.....must get!

The BEST day planner EVER by Erin Condren
Trina Turk Pillow Embroidered Linen Greek Key Lime
Trina Turk Greek Key Pillow


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Flea Finds

This post will have to be filed away and added to with treasures found at various flea markets / estate sales / garage sales. Like Christmas in my inbox, every Thursday I receive an email from 24-Seven Estate Sales. It is kind of a treasure hunt over email. Terry Lee and Fred preview with juicy details and pictures(!) all the upcoming weekend estates sales in the DFW area. What an amazing tool. But this past weekend was Dallas Flea, and I got a chance to sneak away and spend a couple of hours there....just two treasures for me this time, but had a blast browsing with friends! 

Sweet little side table with ring pull decor
Shiny and oh-so-vintage brass lamp. 
Henry helping me give it a little shine with Brasso

Friday, September 23, 2011

Powder Perfection

My powder room needs a major face lift.  Moving into our new home in a hurry meant putting off details like wallpaper.  I've been searching for the perfect one....was determined to use a taupe grasscloth for a while, but have found a new obsession.....can hardly believe this is vertical mosaic tile!

the perfect powder room mirror!
the sconces and octagonal mirror are perfection too

Lucite Living la!  Lucite can add that little piece of chic to any room!  Whether a lamp, chandelier, side table, or chair, it is bound to draw attention, but not dominate any space.  The good news about lucite / acrylic furniture is that it is available in all shapes, sizes & price ranges!

domestic bliss 

Bond End Table
Jonathan Adler Bond Lucite end table

What a price at CB2!

1970s Lucite Chandelier
Fabulous 70's Lucite Chandelier 

Classic Ghost Chair by Kartell.  Find budget-friendly versions HERE.

the perfect pair of lucite chairs
Fun and Feminine Side Chairs