Posts tagged inspiration

The most amazing painted walls I have ever seen

Now there’s a blanket statement if there ever was one. But I was perusing Aubrey+Lindsay’s blog today during naptime and I swear my eyeballs nearly popped out of my head, and my heart started pounding, and my hands started itching for a paintbrush, and then I’m sure somewhere Simon started sweating. Because these, my friends, are the most amazing painted walls EVAH. Lindsay linked to Lucy & Company, which is an interior design service in North Carolina. All the rooms are fantastically, colorfully decorated, and I am totally in love.

Have you ever seen such a great gingham pattern? I love the subtlety of the color – it’s not too bold or gender-specific. It could be quirky or chic or even (ugh) country. And while in this particular instance I’m not wild about the furniture, etc., I am totally in love with the pattern. Gorgeous.

The pale blue is so soothing, too.

Zigzags into stripes!

I’ll bet this one was extremely difficult and time-consuming, but the result is showstopping.

Don’t even get me started on the girls’ rooms. I’m over the moon.
This is wallpaper, but that enormous-scale mirror is so over-the-top chic.

Untraditional colors but so soothing and feminine.


The roman shade? Yes please.

So Dorothy Draper. This could be at my parents’ house.

Is it just me, or could this be our upstairs bonus room?

WOW – this ceiling is amazing.

A perfect way to highlight a niche that might otherwise be awkward.

Lucky twins!

Oops, wallpaper again – but so so chic.

Wow. I am totally in love. Hop over to Lucy & Company. Their entire portfolio is so inspiring.  If you love color like I do, you’ll be over the moon!


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My dream come true!

Before we got married married, I lived in a little duplex just down the street from a popular little shopping plaza, tucked into the neighborhood. Starbucks, cute little restaurants, and a post office tucked into a card shop were all at my beck and call. I loved to hop on my bike and run over there to do errands.

Unfortunately our house now is in a less urban area, although still in the middle of town. There’s just not as much to ride the bike to. I love the image above because it’s totally inspiring to me – riding my bike looking all turned out in a full skirt and cute shoes. As a student in Paris, I loved seeing the Parisian women riding their bikes everywhere, looking perfectly coiffed and all Audrey Hepburn. (I never managed to look that pristine in Paris – I was usually the hot & sweaty American art student, lugging my art supplies and portfolio on the metro. June is hot in Paris)

it’s mary ruffle (via {wit + delight}).

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Madeline’s Pink Candy Party

I checked out Rachelle’s blog this morning to see if she had posted any pix of Madeline’s pink candy party, and she had! Hooray! Everything turned out so cute! I’m glad it was a success!

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DIY Tufted Headboard

Caught this one over at Apartment Therapy the other day. I love this image – the colors are gorgeous, and the design is just whimsical enough to suit my taste. And I wish I could get my hands on one of those bamboo side tables. Love.

Side note: I really like Apartment Therapy and all its various entities, but does anybody else notice how snarky people get in the comments? It seems to be worse than ever lately.

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I’m in love!

I think KatieDid has been around for awhile, but I just found her. I am madly in love with these adorable clothes she’s designed for her girls, Ruth and Eve (LOVE their names too).

I’m trying to imagine how I could make a grown-up skirt like this for myself. I’m imagining a lovely twill with a surprise pleat of color. Anyway, these are just too cute. They remind me of something Chrysi would make.

I love this tiny gingham print. It looks so chic.

KatieDid does a great tutorial here on how to get pretty little flowers on any collar; she designed it after creating some really amazing, yet simple, Easter dresses for her girls. Add these little flowers to a plain vneck tshirt, and voila! JCrew just might come calling!  Oh, and Say Yes to Hoboken does a lot of similar tutorials on how to make really cool ruffly collars or ribbon detailing on plain tees and cardis.

Sometimes I really hope that someday we have a girl so I can dress SOMEBODY other than myself in frills and ruffles.

Yeah. Because that’s such a valid reason to procreate. 🙂  But you know what I mean.

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Chic TV Stand

Ooh, wowza! I am loving how chic this dresser looks as a TV stand! The new-to-me blog Get It Girl Style is too cute, and has a ton of great ideas.

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Thx, Desire to Inspire

Gracias for featuring my striped entryway along with a ton of other amazing painted stripes!

birthday blouse

Confession: this is not the photo they featured. I wish it would’ve been this one instead of the one they did use. There. I said it. I’m vain. and picky.

Loooove this one –

This one too …

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