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Showing posts from February, 2011

two by two

While out with my mommy in-law on Saturday (yes, I was off on a Saturday...) I picked up some extra pillows for our Cooper Sofa in the sunroom.
Pillows one, two, and five in case you were wondering ... for less than $7 each. I've been hanging on to the other two quite a while. I bought them for around 4 bucks months before we moved. What can I say? I just can't resist a cheap chic pillow. I also bought some shades for two small acrylic lamps that I had been holding on to for a long time.

I was a little skeptical at first because I wasn't sure if I liked the shades, that's why hey're still sporting the plastic, but they're growing on me. The lamps are so tiny, and I kept thinking about "finding the perfect shade" - thanks to my decorative accessories class. You might wonder what they're sitting on. Brace yourself, 'cause you ain't ready!

Yep. It's true. But it's not just any box, it's the bike that my job gave us for Christma…

W digs

So a few weekends ago my sweetie surprised me with a night at the W hotel in Buckhead. Needless to say, I was way more excited about the design than the luxury of staying away for the night. He knows that I love boutique hotels, and I've always love to experience the feeling of a uniquely designed space. Check out these photos!

The vanity was petite, yet so classic.

The toilet and shower area was so luxe. Don't worry, there was a sliding door for privacy. I am a HUGE fan of subway tile. Later we found that the little towel had the word "step" imprinted to prevent a "slip, fall, and bust your head open" type of situation because the tile was so slippery. Way to recover from a potential design disaster. Well played designer friend, well played.

This huge orange lamp was so delightful, and I loved the punch of color as soon as you walked in. A little secret - the inside of the chest of drawers were painted an aqua blue! :)

I loved the upholstered headboard! …

clean, clear, and under control

Allow me to introduce you to our future coffee table.

I've been watching this table on Overstock for months, and it's finally time to take the plunge. I love acrylic, and I love curves, so naturally this is the best of both worlds. And look, it  even has a little insert for magazines! I can't wait until it's safe and sound in our living room. Karim Rashid may not be too ecstatic that I have a crush on his design at a lower price, but nonetheless I appreciate the overall creativity and innovation that went into designing this masterpiece.

table for four

Thanks to the wonderful folks at cb2, Brandon and I finally got a pair of dining chairs! You'll never guess what color though! 

Oh yeah, baby - goldenrod! Why you might ask? Well, I was well over the lack of color in our dining area, and we just couldn't pass up a sweet deal - only $32.00 each! 

And they were totally made for us because they were definitely the last two. Some might wonder what we'll do with two yellow chairs instead getting four. Well, design is all about risk, and I for one am totally excited about mixing dining chairs as the opportunity presents itself. Also because we got them on the cheap, we could always use them for extra seating somewhere else down the road. Best of all, B likes them just as much as I do and we can finally seat four around the table without having to get our rolling office chairs.

I still think that everything looks so sweet and crisp, just like I like it, and best of all - we're building our home with pieces we love.

And for those …

master progress

So naturally we are still in the process of dressing up the bedroom ,and with every step I'm getting closer and closer to the Sunny and Chic I had imagined. We recently changed the bedding, and I'm loving the color scheme. Before I show you, remember the whirly hanging lights that we installed above the bed? I've been asked a few times how they look when lit. Here's a peek. P.S. the cute little birdies came from CB2 (they are actually candle holders) but when I came in on day they were on the headboard smooching - that clever hubby of mine!

Of course above this is with the flash, so here's a shot in the dark.

Kinda hard to see, but you get the idea. It's a very cute and unexpected element - not to mention what some people have called quite romantic... Anyhoo, we finally changed the bedding, and here is what things are looking like now-a-days.

To be honest, I hadn't intended on keeping the turquoise lamps in the bedroom, but I think they do wonders for breaking…