Thursday, March 31, 2011

I'm Falling In Love ...

...with the color blue! I told you it was going to happen.  As soon as I decide I'm not really into a color or a certain decorating piece, I instantly start seeing beautiful pictures that change my mind and make me want to have it ASAP!

Lets be real, this room has all the right things going for it.
Contrast of white bedding with dark side tables
Obsessed with the mirrored side tables
Love the wallpaper
Adore the headboard
And I love the pops of blue in the bedding.  Especially that center pillow.  And see how the pattern in the pillow is similar, but not the same, as the pattern in the curtains.  Beautiful

Image via DecorPad

Monday, March 28, 2011


Ever since word hit the streets that I wasn't so much into all the blue colors I have seen popping up lately, the color blue seems determined to change my mind.

And I think its working.
I really love the use of the blue in this room with the deep brown wood and the silvery mirror and lamp.
A few more pretty rooms and you may just find me converted.

Image via DecorPad

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Elle Decor Lookbook

Have you had a chance to look at the new Elle Decor Lookbook via Bloomingdale's?  If should definitely check it out.  Here are my favorite bedroom settings (hmm...bedrooms seem to be on my mind a lot, perhaps I'm hoping for a makeover in my own?)

Loove the headboard!! And that ghost chair 
 I really used to hate the color purple, but I must admit, I've grown rather fond of it recently.  It can be such a rich color, and I feel that used in the right way, can give a room a touch of elegance.
 Royal blue seems to be the new "in" color for spring, I have seen it all over at decorating stores.  Can't say that I'm a huge fan, but this picture slightly changes my mind.
 So does this one.  I really love the contrasting patterns.  And that chair = love
 You know me...I love grey.  And that headboard
I'm having an affair with that headboard.  That is how much I love it.  Heaven

All images via Bloomingdale's Lookbook for Elle Decor

Friday, March 25, 2011

Still Working...

So I am still working on this horrible paper.  Its awful.  I've written about 4 pages so far, and have a reference list with over 50 sources.  I just want to finish it before I head back to school after spring break.

Anyways, check out this beauty.  I would love to sit here and work on homework.  Actually, I would love to sit there in the summer and scrapbook the day away.  It is the perfect size with the two separate desk spaces, and plenty of storage for all my supplies!
Plus, I love those beautiful green curtains!

Image via Massucco Warner Miller Interiors

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


**Caution-this post contains some adult material**
If you've never heard of EdenFantasys before, you sure are missing out.  EdenFantasys is an online adult store that is literally one-stop shopping for all of your late night needs.  I've got a few gift cards I've been holding on to, and have been looking around lately itching to spend them.  And since they've got everything from toys to lingerie, massage oils to books...they've got it all!  

I've always been a huge fan of lingerie.  Whether you are single or living with your significant other, I always feel like when I go to bed wearing something pretty, I wake up feeling better about myself.  Here are some of my favorites:

And unlike some lingerie shops, EdenFantasys is affordable... definitely won't break the bank!!

EdenFantasys also has free shipping when you spend more than $59, and they currently are offering a free gift with any order!!  So what are you waiting for?  Get over and order today!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

More of My Favs...Ms. Olsen :)

Care to see more from my favorite, Ms. Candice Olsen?  Because lets face it, I could spend all day looking at her designs and dreaming the existed within my own home.  I feel like she is the perfect mix of modern and traditional, exuding an overall glamorous feel.  

Plus...she uses a chandelier in almost every room.
 Love that mirror over the fireplace

 Should I even bother saying it again?  White kitchen with a dark island?  HEAVEN! And I love the dual chandeliers and the wallpaper over the kitchen desk.  Pure love.

 This episode where she designs this room just blows my mind.  It is literally perfect.  From the chandeliers to the chairs and the perfect rug.  Plus the beautiful buffet setup with the perfect amount of storage.  
I spy quite the fun little snack corner.  Hello popcorn machine.

Dear Candice,
Please come design my entire future house.  It would be ever so appreciated.
Thanks much.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Dreamy Bedrooms

I'm not sure where you are, but in Chicago today, its cold and rainy.  Its been thundering for hours, and is the perfect day to lay in bed and pop in some good movies.  I think if I had a bedroom like on of these, I would sleep like a baby all night long:

Ahhh...literally dreamy.  Most of these have a combination of all my favorite things:
Dramatic headboards
I've lately been obsessed with bedside tables too.  I love having similar, but mismatched tables.  Such a beautiful look. 

All images via DecorPad

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring Cleaning!

I don't know about you, but I've got a major urge to do some serious spring cleaning! Now that it is finally stating to get warmer and its staying light outside, I've been in a total organizing mode!!  The first challenge I would tackle would have to be my closet!  I'm completely out of room for clothes, and I hate when everything i crammed inside.  Check out these beauties...they're enough to make anyone jealous!!

All images via DecorPad

Well...I'm taking a break from school today to finally relax.  Its the first day of spring break :)  
Maybe I'll take a trip to HomeGoods later to torture myself around all the beautiful things I want but shouldn't be buying. 

Enjoy your lovely Saturday!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patties Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! Wish I could say I was getting ready to go out and celebrate, but instead I am curled up on my bed working on a project.  Boo.  I'm trying to finish my senior capstone paper so that I can graduate with honors.  Its also I've been working on for the past two weeks, and I have so much left to do!  Someone tell me why I decided it would be a good idea to do this.  Spring break starts tomorrow and I can tell it is going to be full of looking up resources and writing, writing writing.  YUCK!

So since I've last graduate school interview went well! I should hear in April, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed!  Graduation is less than 50 days away...which should be exciting, but I can't help feeling overwhelmed with the amount of work I have to get done between now and then.  

In honor of St. Patties Day, here is some festive green beauties:
 Via Jonathan Adler via Decor Pad
I love the mix of the green, blue and white.  Plus, that rug was love at first sight.
 Via Christina Murphy via Decor Pad

 More Jonathan Adler via Decor Pad
Love the contrast between the dark wood and the bright chairs.  Very cozy

 Via Feirstein & Heckman via Decor Pad
Green & Orange.  Again, I love the striking contrast going on in this room.  Just beautiful.

I should be sitting in that perfect chair writing my paper instead of curled up on my bed.  May make me a bit more productive. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Wishing I had a peaceful bathroom like this tonight where I could hide out and soak in the tub for hours.

Via Windsor Smith via DecorPad

I have my graduate school interview tomorrow, and I am beyond nervous. Seriously, my stomach is in knots.  The interview is at 3, and I am going to be a ball of stress until then.  I tossed and turned all night last night...I can't even imagine how tonight is going to be.  So hopefully all will go well, I am really dying to get accepted into this program.  Please be sending good thoughts and positive brain waves my way tomorrow around 3:00, I could really use them!