Sunday, January 29, 2012

ON MY WISH LIST... {take a guess}

If you guessed a Bourgie lamp,






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Friday, January 27, 2012


I'm so excited to share my gallery wall! The room is starting to feel warm again now that the all white walls are semi covered up. I had a tricky time arranging each frame, but it's a start and I think it's off to a good one! 

I chose the same frame style for each print. I like how although each print is different, the frames bring them all together while still creating the "gallery" effect. 

(Trying out different arrangements) 

Rome, Italy

St. Petersburg, Russia

Budapest, Hungary

Finally! Walls are not bare anymore :) I still have more to frame, so I left some open spaces for room to arrange around. What do you think? How does it look?? Have any of you ever tried a gallery wall?

I feel like things are finally coming along! I know a home is always a work in progress, but things are starting to look the way I want :) 

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy 2012 & Keeping Focused

Decorating to me is so enjoyable. On the downside, it is costly and usually takes longer than I'd like. I'm trying to stay focused though... one room at a time, problem is (well not really a problem) I have two other mini areas in my dining room. So in order for the entire room to look complete, I have to address each of these mini areas. This is where I start to loose focus because I bounce from one project to another. 

Right now the "bar area" is being used as a mantle for a couple prints I want to frame for a gallery wall on opposite side. I have a vintage painting of my mom that I love, but I don't think she would approve of me having a painting of her above my bar area lol!   

One of my favorite pictures. I love the purple Jacaranda trees and the balloons in center just look so peaceful. I'm thinking since this one is my favorite, I will center the gallery wall around it. 

Future gallery wall of prints/pictures/paintings, different places I've traveled.  The white mirror was another cheap find! I spray painted it a glossy white, but...I don't know where to place it. I'm thinking above my desk?? What do you think?

These two tufted stools I purchased years ago from Target. My son noticed the sparkly button and pulled it off :( need to have it sewn. I love their bright fuschia color.

Lastly, Since walls are white, I do need some color other than what I already have and plan on doing with the gallery wall, so I was thinking some curtain panels. Something inexpensive but still a little dramatic looking. These caught my eye, I love the pattern and what else goes better with white than black right? 

To sum up this post, I need to cover up these bare walls! 

Happy Friday!