Monday, September 26, 2011

Iowa's gem

My dear friend Lexie Sandberg just moved to the great state of Iowa for her husband's school for 3 years! I don't know much yet but it looks like they have a super cute apartment and of course, Lexie already got a job at J Crew and can tell you all about their pants selection.
This is why I was so excited when I came across this house featured on Country Home. First off, I already love the bungalow style house, and the interior's of this one caught my eye. And then I found out this house was in Iowa! Even better! I really enjoyed the amount of wood featured throughout the house, as well as the wood stain, I thought it was a good combination. Normally the traditional Bungalow or Craftsmen interiors are mainly wood, so I think my eyes were pleased by the combination of the bright clean walls and the warm wood accents as well as the detailing! Check out that stained glass. I just think this house looks very comfortable and livable. Watch out Lexie, Iowa is calling my name!
This was a remodel, and I thought they did an awesome job. check out the full article here.

Friday, September 23, 2011

fall pillows

Who doesn't love fall!? It is most definitely my favorite season, especially here in Utah because of the fall colors! I love decorating for fall, and what better way to decorate then with fabric! Pottery Barn rocks when it comes to seasonal pillows. These are my favs.

Harvest Embroidered Suzani Pillow Cover

Pineapple Bird Pillow Cover

Floral Crewel Embroidered Lumbar Pillow Cover

Painted Pheasant Pillow Cover

Autumn Floral Embroidered Pillow Cover

 Here are some beautiful fabrics that remind me of fall and would make great seasonal pillows. enjoy!
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Caitlin's featured on House of Turquoise

Caitlin did an awesome job on this house and I have seen it now just about everywhere. Every time I get on pinterest I see it pinned by tons of different people, and now even featured on the house of turquoise blog. Caitlin is an amazing designer and I feel so lucky to have been able to learn the tricks of the trade through her.
Check out the full blog post here.   

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Zebra hide rug

I am working with a client who loves anything zebra print. In her family room we are doing an ottoman and pillows in one of my favorite zebra fabrics, it is very casual and durable so perfect for a family room. We are doing a mineral blue leather banding at the bottom and large antique nail heads on the banding.
It is going to be so cute! these are the other pillow fabrics we were thinking of for the room. 
And all the pillows will have a mini ruffle in the outside fabric. 
This room will be bright, casual and fun and I am super excited about it. 

For her living room she was wanting it more formal but still wanted zebra print in there somewhere. So I was thinking of doing a zebra hide rug, instead of doing more pillows.  Here are some inspirations...



I love that the rug will add "the zebra" without going overboard! On my hunt I found some really good priced rugs! 

Horchow $609 

west elm $599 

Zebra Brown on Beige Brazilian Cowhide Rug, Large 5ft. X 7ft. for $399

Cowhide Zebra XXl large stencil animal print
Amazon $253 

And i saved the least expensive for last! 

Zebra Hide Polyproplene Rug (5' x 7') for $91.99

and last but not least a zebra hide DIY 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Bohemian Inspiration

I watched Moulin Rouge the other day which has the best sound track ever...and might I add the best set design! It was fun, vibrant and eclectic, it made me want to embrace that "bohemian" spirit! I love that you pretty much have free reign on color choice with this style! Anything bright and bold goes! Here are some bohemian inspired pinterest pics.