Tuesday, December 30, 2008

If Only

My house still looks like a Christmas morning disaster and it's been a week since. I've started that ever cliche, January organization and I think I'm making it worse. Oh, well. I'll keep chipping away at it and imagine myself here.

Monday, December 29, 2008


I want to live here!
I only ever imaged my dollhouse looked this good as a child. It's so exciting to think that future design obsessed girls will have had such a beauty in their formative years.

Image-Petit Flaneur via Design Mom.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Interoffice Memo:

This would work.

Image-Southern Accents via Sunset Design Assistant.

Friday, December 26, 2008


From left to right is an accurate representation of my transformation from the beginning of the holidays to present.


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Dear Santa,

I suppose it's too late to add to my list?

Image- J. Crew

Monday, December 22, 2008


I adore this decal! What a great way to add some flair.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

A Reversal

Same theme as yesterday, only in reverse. This room is dark. All that blue. What if it where your living room?

Image-Anthropologie via CasaSugar.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


So, this space is probably not real. Most likely it's staged, but think for a minute how it might be to really live here. Aside from the usual concern about white getting it dirty, what about the lack of color and the way that the forms all blend together. What do you think, would it be like?

Monday, December 15, 2008


Most anywhere these lab style stools are used, they work. Aren't they great here amid all the white?

Image-Cottage Living

Friday, December 12, 2008

On Meritt Alone

These merit badges can't be beat. Each celebrates such things as 'Making a House a Home' & 'Pushing the Envelope' amongst other equally fun and obscure milestones. They are just perfect for embellishing a canvas tote or any equivalent to a grown up brownie sash. As for me, I'm partial to the peacock. Find them here.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I Wanna Play

The Washington Post ran a story last week about a holiday door decorating contest that takes place each year in Old Town Alexandria. There is no entry form, three judges from the Garden Club drive each street in town and choose the best organic design. It has happened in the past that the award winning recipient had no idea about the contest at all. How fun!

Image-Flickr, Paul Brannan

Monday, December 8, 2008


Is it really necessary to say anything at all?

Image- Sunset Magazine

Friday, December 5, 2008

Going Glam

Been shopping for vintage dresses for a Glam 50's party and it may have changed some fashion perspective. So many beautiful and unique pieces are available from that period. The only draw back is that most of the waists on the dresses are tiny, like 23 inches!!

Image- Amazon

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Missed Opportunity?

On our last trip to the Alameda Flea Market, I was undecided on whether I should purchase one of these wood tubs for my dining room table. uugghhh!

Image- Wisteria