Tag Archives: decorating inspiration

Amber Lighting, Shell Chandeliers, and Creative Copying!

Good morning!   A lot of us have trouble creating our own vignettes in our homes.  Sometimes it’s easier to just copy someone else’s.   And there’s NOTHING wrong with that.  But if you don’t have the exact accessories (or the money for those accessories!), think outside the box.  Professionals refer to this as being “inspired” by someone else’s work.  […]

Hot Pink

I admit it.  I love Hot Pink.  Not (just) the color, but the store in Brentwood, TN.  It’s an unapologetically girly-girl kind of place.  It’s right next door to the popular Puffy Muffin restaurant, where my sisters and mom get together for lunch when each of our birthdays come around.  I popped in recently following such a […]

Anthropologie London

On one of my rainy days in London last month, I had become rather lost in a part of the city I had not yet become familiar.  It was pouring cats and dogs.  I had been walking for miles of city blocks, making random turns at corners until I had no clue where I was.  […]

Valentine’s at Pottery Barn Kids

I was in Pottery Barn Kids recently and really loved the Valentine’s Day merchandise they’re hocking this year.  Not surprising that I was drawn to these items – they are mainly retro-inspired! These melamine plates look like nostalgic valentines, don’t they?  I heart vintage valentines.

Lace Beauty Lab

I stumbled upon some lovely inspiration over the weekend.  Lace Beauty Lab is a high-end salon in Miami Beach, Florida.  It’s interiors are bold retro, and deliciously confectionary.   Designed by Doug Meyer, Lace Beauty Lab is old-school 1950’s Miami glamor with Mediterranean and Moroccan accents.  I love the turquoise blue walls shamelessly paired with the […]

Euro Trash Girl – Annie Brahler

OK, I admit it.  I’m kinda obsessed with Annie Brahler.  I’ve been following her for the last couple of years.  I’ve saved every picture from every magazine layout she’s ever had of her home – she’s been featured in two issues of Country Living, two issues of Home Companion (now defunct), and in Romantic Homes.  […]

New Rachel Ashwell Book!!!!!

THIS is the kind of thing I get excited about!  Rachel Ashwell has a new book coming out September 1st: Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic Interiors – My Rooms, Treasures, and Trinkets.  Rachel Ashwell is a self-made businesswoman who founded the iconic brand known as Shabby Chic in 1989 when, as a single mother of two […]