Sunday, October 31, 2010

My Grown-Up Christmas List

My Grown-Up Christmas List..... Some stuff for the house (obviously)
and some stuff just for me.....

We'll start with stuff for the house. Nothing I NEED. Just Stuff I WANT. That's the best kind of gift anyway, right? I mean who wants socks for Christmas when you could have new shoes?!

These Mercury Glass votives with Silouettes on them are great.

Antiqued Engraved Cheese Knives. I got these for Mom last year and now I WANT THEM!

I've been wanting these curtains for our bedroom. Love the mustard stripe.

I want these pillows from Etsy for my couch!

And some things just for me.....

Gorgeous Bag in Putty From Elaine Turner

Classic Black Peep-Toe Louboutins. Shoe wise, it doesn't get much better.

Love this camel coat from Ann Taylor. It has a beautiful fit too.

Can't wait for Santa!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday's Thoughts.... iomoi

So, A few months ago I was perusing my friend Natalie's Honeymoon photos for about the 40th time. (Nothing creepy, I just really like to live vicariously through people who take fabulous vacations. Especially in Places like Jumby Bay, Antigua) And I noticed this picture below:

And I said to myself, "Self, that's a mighty cute bag that you need to have"

It wasn't anything mind blowing because Natalie always has cute stuff because she's just cool like that. And then my ADD kicked in and I promptly forgot about it.

Fast Forward to last night and I was reading the newest In Style Magazine. And there was the bag with a link to the website. iomoi

And then I went to the website. And I was in TROUBLE.

Because, I want it all.

Show me lucite and I'll show you a dedicated believer. I love this stuff.

And the Totes. Oh, the Totes. Magnifique!

This tote pattern is most certainely up my alley. Mom? Christmas?

Or this. Don't even talk to me about it. It's FABOO.

My momma would love herself somma this for Jesus's Bday Celebration.

I chide you not, my friend Jackie would POOP in her pants if I gave her this.

Notecards In a Lucite Tray with Monkey's on them? Navy and Pink Accent Colors?

Love these. Don't they just scream, 1960's Palm Springs?

Love these notecards. They yell out " Hello, I'm fabulous. You should consider yourself lucky to be getting a note from me."

Get the to iomoi Today.
And just in case you wanted a little history...
It was started by Irene Chen (who used to work for Donna Karan, like my girlfriend Liz!) and Matthew Grenby. Obviously these people are Fabulous. Much like their products.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

PULLing me In.

Drawer pull via Monkeyshines on Etsy

I thought I'd take a break from talking about my dreamy house to talk about something more practical for a night.

I have two gloss black side tables flanking my couch and they are in DESPERATE need of pulls. I've been wanting something resembling the pulls on the classic Dorothy Draper chest. Something gold and simple. But lately I've been seeing things that are more fun and would give my tables a little more personality.

LOVING these from Etsy....

These are VERY Hollywood Regency....

Or Something More Traditional...

Very Contemporary and VERY Cool.

Or these, very similar to the Dorothy Draper style...

Also Like these alot from Anthropologie

And I think we all know I'll want this for a baby's room someday.....

What do you like?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

FunkyTown Style... Eclectic Entryways

image via Schumacher

Moving from the dining room to the entryway, I want to start by saying that this area should make a STATEMENT. It's my personal opinion that first impressions are everything, and I want the entryway to say something about the style of the rest of the house. Which is: Paris Chic meets Vintage Industrial meets Palm Beach/Hollywood Regency.

The Entryway Currently...

Inspiring Entryways.....

For my Fabulous Entryway, I would start with a fabulous wallpaper, then add a console or side table and slipper chairs plus a lamp, coffee table books, a great smelling candle for a fresh entryway smell, and a catchall for keys..

There are several different looks I like...

Look # 1:

Two matching Slipper Chairs from Wisteria

Parson's Side Table from West Elm in White Or....

or Stool from Z Gallerie
Acrylic Side Table from Wisteria

and a pretty grey lamp....

With This Wallpaper....

Look # 2:

Wallpaper from Schumacher

Acrylic Lamp from Restoration Hardware


Acrylic sconce also from Restoration Hardware

Swedish Style Console from Wisteria


Look # 3

Love this lattice wallpaper from Schumacher

With this sconce from Ballard Designs
And wall mounted side table from Wisteria