Tuesday, June 30, 2009

More, more

As I predicted I can't stop with the virtual decorating.  I'm one of those people with a internal catalog of items that I want to buy in my head.  I try to save images to wishlist folders to help remember them later, but when I really like a piece of furniture, I almost never forget it anyway. This is a great way to play with all of the pieces that I've like individually and see how they go together.  Its also a great way to get a cost estimate since I'm trying to catalog prices as I go.

Here are the boards that I've done for my own and my mom's bedrooms.  I'm totally enamored with the grey version for my mom, and might just steal it for myself.  It's not that different from the grey version for my room, just a little edgier with the arty light, the graffiti photo, and the Toto cube lamp.

Next up I want to do my mom's living room/kitchen, and a couple of patios.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Virtual redecorating

A friend of mine just bought her first house and the paint colors and surfaces really don't reflect her personality.  Inspired by Kelly + Olive and a complete lack of funds I found myself virtually redecorating on her behalf yesterday.  I'm rather pleased with the results-- most of all it was super fun.  Up next my house.  (Click image for larger version).

Monday, June 22, 2009

Bloggy breakfast

This was my breakfast this morning.  Sourdough english muffin with organic cherry jam via Trader Joe's.  Apricot tea cake via Design*Sponge, summer squash gratin via 101 Cookbooks, and Tour de France tea from Moon's Coffee & Tea.  Yum.

In an attempt to style my not particularly attractive dish choices, I threw some trumpet vine into that orange vase.  Its a difficult vase to work with because of its strong color and narrow neck.  The trumpet vine is the best I've come up with-- at least with flowers picked from the yard.  

Its a perfect summer day outside.  Soon I'll be off to a work meeting and the library, but for now I think I'll take a walk around the yard with the dogs.