Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Black or White?

I love them both equally as much.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Obligatory Red Carpet Review

I can't really get into the actual award show, but rarely do I miss the pre-show red carpet. I love award season. So while the fashion blog world will be crawling with the red carpet reviews, I can't help but squeeze in the red carpet review post as well.

Overall I wasn't wooed by any one's dress in particular. And I was getting SO ANNOYED with all the hoo-ha over Lea Michelle's navy Oscar de la Renta. She looked pretty, sure, but she didn't quite make my list of favorites.

Shall, we?

Rose Byrne:
Call me Rachel Zoe, but I loooove, love, love white on the red carpet. And she nailed it. Waaay better than the tragedy that was Kim Kardashian (sorry).

Anna Paquin:

It's a little funky, and I like funky. I feel like she was the only one on the red carpet who took a risk!

Eva Longoria Parker:
I can't recall ever seeing her in black. I like this. She looks elegant, not oversexed as per usual.

And for the worst-dressed?

While I was super disappointed in January Jones' blue Versace, my face actually wrinkled up in disgust at Julia Louis-Dreyfus' peek-a-boo blunder. Yes, she has a rockin' bod, but it's not age appropriate and I'm pretty sure I've this on her before. Even my husband said, "I'm serious, I actually think she wore that dress once." And her jewelry is ugly, too.

So, what were your favorites? Least favorites? Do you think my picks are crazy?

Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday 8.27.10

The weather is quite crisp this morning and while I don't want to rush the year along, I can't help but get excited about the fall and cooler temperatures. So inspired by this late summer outfit:

via Sartorialist

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Another Love

I've declared my undying love for the chevron pattern ad nauseum, but another print I hope never dies is the ikat:
I'm thinking some navy ikat curtains would be a nice change in the family room.

Lonny, Urban Grace Interiors, Calico Corners, Calico Corners

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I Wish ...

...my kitchen looked like this:
...this was my entry way:

...I could acquire this most amazing shade of green and find the perfect room to paint it with:

...I had a cozy, sunny hideaway somewhere in my house:

...that this was our master bathroom:

Monday, August 23, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Laundry Solution

Our laundry "room" is a closet in the upstairs hallway. While super convenient, when doing the laundry I have to keep the doors open which block the entire hallway. It sort of annoys me.
Taking the doors off and hanging pretty curtains seems like the perfect solution, don't you think?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Urban Grace Inspiration

I'm sure you all know Erika. She's quite brilliant, isn't she?

This is her home office:
And I super love it. I'm using it as inspiration for a little a project I have in mind. More details later.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Jeffrey Campbell:

You are a genius and I want every.single.pair.

1-2 via Lori's Shoes, 3-7 via Solestruck

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sunny Side Up

When we built our house the number one thing we agreed on was the addition of a sun room off the kitchen. While I do love our sun room, I can't help but find it a little dysfunctional. We have a small rectangular table that seems to crowd the space and blocks the sliding glass doors. It's the one room in the house I can't get to my satisfaction.
I *think* I'm set on building in a window seat on one wall and setting up a small dining table off to that side. Some drawers underneath could house a towel to wipe down baby dog's paws when he comes in.

Or maybe some sort of wicker sectional to cozy up the area.
And then there's all those windows. It is a sunroom, right? So I'm thinking of keeping them free of treatments, but these roman shades may be a little hard to resist.

Any suggestions?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lonny Favorites

Lonny Mag-Aug 2010
Although, I felt a little underwhelmed by this issue. What did you think?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

In Love

...with this space.

Found somewhere in blogland last week. Please contact me if you know the source so I can give credit!

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Don't have much time today, but I super love everything about this bedroom. Fab wall color, gorge yellow canopy bed, stripey sheets, a hint of green, cute baby!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Three Years

It's our three year wedding anniversary today. Usually we'd be on vacation this time of the year, but since I got a house for Valentine's Day and a new deck for my birthday it wasn't going to happen this time. Celebrating at the Gebber instead!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Green is my favorite color and I would love to paint a room green, but I am positively terrified. I'm afraid it'll come out too 70s avocado, or too froggy, or, if I go the turquoise root, too much blue. Hoping these images can help erase my fears.




Any paint color suggestions?