Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bulletin Board: Samantha Pynn

I can't believe I haven't written a post in over a week! But I have a really good reason that's kept me from writing, which is that I got strep throat this week. Terrible, I know. And with all the work I have at my day job, unfortunately there was no relief. I had to work through it even though all I wanted to do was crawl into bed and sleep for a week. But through the magic of medicine, I've been able to recover somewhat quickly, although I think I've taken a step back since this morning. Reason being, my husband forgot to turn the heat back on last night (it was so nice during the day that he turned it off), so I woke up with some cold-like symptoms. He's since made up for it by being quite attentive.

Sorry, just went off on a tangent there. What I would rather share with you instead is this designer, Samantha Pynn. I can't remember how I came across her name (must've been during one of my many random Google searches), but I'm glad I did because she's got the knack for creating fresh, comfortable, and flirty interiors that I absolutely adore. So without further adieu, these were some of my favorites from her portfolio.

*Stay healthy and have a fabulous weekend!

{Photos by: Virginia MacDonald. Interiors by: Samantha Pynn}

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Finally Got the Pelmet Box Up!


What a busy week I've had! It's been non-stop work, work, work and I haven't had a moment to write to you all until now. My day job's been kicking my butt and I'm sorry to say that it will continue to kick my butt until March 6th. We're updating our websites that weekend so until then, I'm afraid I won't be writing as frequently as I'd like. BUT, I'm so glad I can finally show you all what the pelmet box looks like!

I'm really happy with it, but the minute we put it up, I realized how much I really dislike the wall color. It doesn't do the pelmet box any justice and honestly, it doesn't really do justice for anything in the room (hence, why I showed only 1 photo of the room). And I know I said that I was going to challenge myself to stick with the wall color, but it's just not going to happen. I dislike it too much to stick with it! I'm in the midst of picking out a new color but until then, this home office is going to take some time until I can show you guys the final result.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sneak Peak: The Office Pelmet Box


My husband and I will be putting this up later today, but I couldn't resist showing you guys what we've done so far! Don't worry, I'll be posting as soon as we get it up on the window. What do you guys think??

Happy Valentine's Day

Pink Lemonade Design

I hope you all are spending time with your loved ones today or at least showing them how much you care for them. I realize that Valentine's Day may seem like a Hallmark kind of holiday, but when it's a holiday about showing your loved ones how much you care? Than I think it's a pretty legitimate holiday. Too bad we can't have the day off to really enjoy it. If we did, I'd spend it all day in these lovely pink rooms and cozy up with my husband and pup, Emma.

Southern Accents via My Home Ideas

Amanda Nisbet via theLennox

Domino Magazine via Finuca

House Beautiful via Design Lines Ltd.

Michaela Noelle

House Beautiful


And all the while eating these lovely blush macarones - new favorite treat.

Friday, February 11, 2011

I'll Take Some Annechovies With That

I'm finally working on the pelmet box for my home office tonight and I am so excited that I finally have the time! The home office has really been on the forefront of my priority list (I picked up a few things at HomeGoods - post to come!) and one of the things left to do is to add some artwork.

We painted the walls in this really light, neutral color ("Papaya" by Benjamin Moore) and although I regret choosing it, I am not about to paint the room all over again. I've actually challenged myself to stick with the color because I really think I can create a space that is fabulous even though the wall color wasn't what I originally had in mind by adding colorful artwork.

Anyways, I've got a lot of artwork and framed photos that I am just dying to put up but there are a few more pieces I wouldn't mind adding to the mix. And that leads me to Annechovie on Etsy. I can't get over Anne's gorgeous prints and paintings. I love all of her works, but I have to say that these ones (above and below) are the ones I've favorited and am thinking of purchasing for the office. What do you guys think?

This, suprisingly, gets my husband's vote.

{Photo Credit: Annechovie}

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Surround Yourself in Pink


The 2011 Pantone Color of the Year is Honeysuckle. It's this vibrant, deep pink that exudes confidence and vitality and I think it is a great choice for 2011. A color that will get us excited for every day is the kind of color I want to be surrounded by in this new year. Plus, you can't go wrong with the name "Honeysuckle" since it evokes thoughts of warm, carefree summer nights with the sweet smells of the Honeysuckle flower. Ahh, just makes me wish for the summer.

Not all of the items above are in Honeysuckle, but honestly I think we could all use a little pink no matter what shade, don't you?

{Photo Credit: 1) Honeysuckle Pink Ampersand Poster, 2) Pink Moroccan Leather Pouf , 3) Vintage Pink Rhinestone Ring , 4) Coppola Sofia Blanc de Blancs Monterey , 5) Lilly Pulitzer Home by HFI Brands - Coming Soon! , 6) Semikolon Multimedia Box Pink , 7) Raspberry Silk Clutch , 8) Pink Correspondence Cards , and 9) Tole Pink Croc Lamp with Black Shade }.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Lands' End, New Favorite Retailer

Embroidered Dot Bedding $29.50 - $199.50

What a wonderful weekend! I'm still on my high from having a really great time with friends and family, and to top it all off the sun actually woke me up this morning. Sunshine is always welcomed, especially on Mondays. Even though I usually have a Case of the Mondays, today is not one of those days. I'm in a good mood and I think I have this past weekend to thank for it.

One of my closest friends, who also happens to be the writer of Summer of Dubs, stayed over Saturday night and I was so glad she was able to! She had recently written a post on Lands' End and I wanted to talk shop with her over my new-found appreciation for their products. Not only do I have a new fashion retailer to shop at, but also a home interiors retailer to boot. Their fashion is like an affordable J.Crew, and their home products translate to just that.

I'm thinking I might need to get one of these rugs for my office...

Geometric Pattern Rug $39.50 - $99.50
Paisley Throw Rug $39.50 - $99.50

Herringbone Ikat Decorative Pillow Cover for $39.50

Turned Wood Base Lamp for $199.00

Washed Canvas Tote for $49.50

Stripe Rugby Towel for $22.50
Beach Living Towel for $29.50

Friday, February 4, 2011

Wishing I Had This View

Architectural Digest via Decor Pad

It's been such a busy day today, what with preparing for a big meeting (day job duties) amongst other tasks, but just wanted to leave a little something for you all to nibble on til later today. Hope you guys are having a fabulous Friday so far!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

High Gloss Magazine Premier Issue!


High Gloss Magazine premiered today and what a great premier issue it is. I had been anxiously waiting to see what goodies they would be featuring and I've gotta say, they did not disappoint at all! The Editor-in-Chief, Paloma Contreras, who also happens to be the writer of La Dolce Vita, is someone I absolutely admire. She started her blog in the summer of 2007 as a way to share her musings, and now she's got this amazing high style magazine. Go check it out, you'll become an instant fan!





{Photo Credit: High Gloss Magazine}

Valentine's Day Finds

Heart-Shaped Tea Bag

An easy DIY project for your darling.

Are you ready for Valentine's Day? It's going to be here before you know it and if you're not prepared, then you better prepare yourself to be poopoo'ed by your loved one(s). Unless of course you've done your homework and already got them a gift. I'm not one to go all hog-wild with Valentine's Day, but I think it's really great that we have one day dedicated to showing our loved ones how we feel about them.

To help my husband (and anyone else who wants to show their love for me...ahem, Mom), I've gathered this seemingly random collection of items that I would love to receive on Valentine's Day. I say seemingly random only because to some people the practical items may not exactly seem that exciting, but trust me, to me they are. Yes, I find wallpaper and an office chair very exciting.

Life Love Book for $14.95

This will definitely add that pop of color your coffee table needs.

Red Dots Gift Box $5.00 - 11.50

Please Don't Leave Rug for $18.00

I love this. It gets right to the point.

Just Being Audrey for $16.99

Many Splendored Vintage Paper for $1.25

Malibu Mid Back Office Chair for $149.00

The home office really needs this. Really.

Chandelier Poster for $15.00

You can get it in different colors!

Bee Wallpaper for $59.00

Alternative uses for this wallpaper: as a drawer liner or lining the back wall of a bookshelf/china cabinet.

Better than a Boyfriend Soap for $9.95

One of my favorite color combinations.

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