So I haven’t used my office the way I thought I would when we moved in our house. It has literally become a closet for all of my art, craft, and design supplies. I grab what I need out of the room and bring it back downstairs to the kitchen to work. Mostly because I have a three year old and nine month old. I’m usually watching them while I’m working on a project. So with that being said I think we’re turning my office into a storage/gym. Unusual combination, right? My husband needs a place to put his exercise equipment, and I want the treadmill out of the play room. I thought I would post a few of my favorite inspiration photos!
LOVE this wallpaper! This is my dream!!!!
I’m not sure this attainable for me… But I will try!
I’m thinking about buying several pieces from the Martha Stewart line at Home Decorators. Has anyone bought any of her craft storage furniture? It looks perfect.
When we were in New Orleans in April, I stumbled across this amazing store Antiques de Provence. This is the real deal folks. Beautiful antique pieces from France. It is truly amazing, and I could have spent all afternoon day dreaming. Most pieces are way out of my budget. A girl can dream…
Antiques de Provence
Cynthia W. Nunez
623 Royal St French Quarter
New Orleans, LA 70130
(formerly located at 525 St. Louis)
I’ve mentioned before that I’ve never been a huge fan of wallpaper. Once you tried to peel wallpaper off of a wall, you say to yourself, “I will never put up wallpaper again!” Well, I guess I’m far enough removed from my last horrible wallpaper experience because I ordered four rolls for my powder bathroom. Even my husband (the wallpaper hater) loves what I’ve chosen! I chose this wall covering from Designers Guild:
It is a light purpley-pink. The marble on the floor is purple, grey and lilac. I decided not to hide from the crazy marble. I’m just going to play it up. It’s going to look fun and elegant at the same time. I’m excited to have some color in my home!
Designers Guild is a fabulous company out of London. It is owned and run by Tricia Guild and her brother. If you love color and pattern, you will love all Designers Guild products. The patterns and colors speak for themselves, so I’m just going to post a lot of pictures for you! They carry everything from linens and pillows to designer fabric and wall coverings. AND they’re having a big SALE right now, so find something beautiful for yourself!
Are you in love yet? I know I am! I know that it’s kind of wild, but the colors and patterns are just exquisite.
Please, please, please check this out. You will not be disappointed. There are so many things I’m inspired by in this issue. It’s seriously going to take me a month to sort through every little detail. Well done team Rue!
Rue Magazine Issue Three January/February.
Usually I’m underwhelmed with Pottery Barn. I get the catalogue, flip through it, and throw it away. It seems like they have the same things year after year. They just tweak it a bit. Today, I got my new January 2011 catalogue in the mail today, and I was surprised to find that I really liked so many of their new items! I want to share a few of my favorites. And the prices are really reasonable also.
Alahambra Tile Dhurrie Rug $139-$499
Diamond Kilim Rug $139-$499
Terra Cotta Kilim Rug $139-$499
Chunky Wool and Natural Jute Rug $119-$649
Architectural Salvage Lamp Bases $100-$200
Penelope Table Lamp $189
Devon Office Organizer $119
Found Turkish Ceramics 459-$149
Found Oversized Wine Bottles $99-$279
Architectural Salvage Chandelier $299
Bolton Lantern $399
Pomegranate Vases $59
Tuscan Urns & Cache Pot-White $24-$89
Silver Plated Trophy Vase $68.99
Rustic White Vases $29-$49
Gabriella Footed Bowl $55
Sausalito Medium Serve Bowl $34
Glass Drink Dispenser $59-$79
Mason Jar Drink Dispenser $69