Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Lighting the Web

I've met a new friend in the blogosphere, who has been very complimentary of my blog.  Here little piece of this business is this FAB lighting site - with all sorts of deals.  I am already coveting many chandeliers and fixtures on this site...

Come the time to get new fixtures in my foyer, dining room and kitchen - I'll definitely be giving them my business!  Check them out: they are Quoizel Lighting and they are Lighting the Web with style and variety!  Thanks for checking out my site!  Please come back often!

Table Me

I believe that I have failed to share my additional Nadeau purchases to round out my entry way - and half bath.

Nadeau never fails me.  I purchased this beautiful table that now resides in our entry way - under one of my favorite pieces of wall art:

And look at the beautiful finish - deep dark, just makes me want to dive right in:

All for the bargain price of $171.  You can't beat it.

Another table I purchased at the time for a measley $75 - fits so nicely in my guest bath.  It was missing something - and this black table fit the ticket (and my wallet).

I love the detail on this table - handmade furniture has so much character.

Again - stay tuned for my Dali decal debut!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

BHG Shout-Out

Gotta give a shout out to one of my favs: Better Homes and Gardens.

Some great tips here on decorating with quirky, vintage items. My friend Aharon will appreciate these, I'm sure!

I need some more items for my bookshelves - I might head on out to Ebay and see what I can find! Any great Atlanta-area stores that anyone can recommend for vintage decorating finds? Come one, come all!

Stay tuned - I DID order my own personal wall decal for our basement from Dali Decals - it has been shipped - and I can't wait to get it and hang it up!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Decals, Take 2

Further research unturned another fabulous site for decals:

I found this fun one as a front-runner for over my toddler's bed - but in navy:
They can even make it in customized sizes!

And we could also educate him a little with the ABC's:

Or perhaps I should monogram his wall:

I can see it now - Henry Chaney - est. 2006!

Now that I think of it - the above decal would look great in our basement! Uh oh, I smell an online purchase coming on...

What is Blik?

A co-worker of mine turned me on to this site. I'm INSPIRED! The site features graphics/decals that can be placed on walls. All of them are removable - a particular line of theirs can even be reused after removing!
Our new toddler room has emptiness over the bed - as i was concerned that he would knock anything I might hang there off the wall. BUT decals would be GREAT!
Some of my favorites:

Each month, the blik team selects and posts some of their favorite Threadless tee shirt designs and asks the people which ones should be the next blik design! This one is based on Byebi by Tan Wei Hau.

This one is cool b/c it is a bunch of ovals that you put together to make your own Gerber daisy!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Practical Application

Better Homes and Gardens inspires me in new and fun ways ALL THE TIME.  We've repainted and rearranged the guest bedroom - I have a long wall that can be seen from the hallway that needs something dramatic.  THIS WOULD BE A GREAT IDEA - and I also have what seems like miles and miles of empty walls in our basement that could be a contender for this fabulous idea!

So cost effective and unique:
Painted Ceiling Rosettes as wall art!  PERFECT!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A Room to Grow In

Well, you know your child needs a new bed when you walk in one night to find this: 
So, we took this as a clue that it was time to re-do his room! TWIST MY ARM, right? Anyway - we decided to move him in to another bedroom altogether and leave this bedroom/nursery in tact for the next child...(nope, not preggers - just planning ahead!).

I really wanted to create a room that he could use for many many years to come without having to re-do/redecorate as he grows older. So - we went for Sophisticated Toddler...with a Star Wars spin!
The wall color: Benjamin Moore - Hillsborough Beige
Such a fantastic neutral/khaki color - not too golden, not to grey. I highly recommend!

A more substantial bed (most likely a bunk bed) is in the future for our little man - but for now the bed remains simply on a bedframe.

The furniture: Refinished (painted) furniture that used to reside in our bedroom.  Color: Benjamin Moore, Stunning 
See this post

The bedding: Quilt - Joshua Bedding, Pottery Barn Kids; Sheets - Star Wars, Pottery Barn Kids
(of course - The Barn wins me over once again)

Lamp: Sports Lamp - $29.99, HomeGoods 
(LOVE this store!)

Sailboat on Wall: $25, HomeGoods
My husband's touch

Multi-Sports Canvas: $40, HomeGoods

Cushioned Map of the USA, $75 Pottery Barn Kids Outlet
Carried over from his old bedroom - I got this at the PBK Outlet about a year ago.  It has pins that you can put in for the places you've been. 

With the addition of a bunk bed, a book rack for the wall and maybe a chair in the corner - I think this room is all set for the long haul.  No need for full redecoration until we ship the kiddo off to college!  Once he becomes a teenager, I bet the sports canvas will have to go...and maybe a new lamp will be in order - but all in all - it's a great room to grow in!