Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Well, I am on my way out of town for the remainder of the week through the weekend. I'm heading to my best friends wedding! I'm so excited for Jen and this next stage of her life. She has been my best friend for about 5 years now, we met at college and the rest is history. We fight like brothers and sisters but she has always been my main stay. Congrats, to her and Dustin... I know it will be a beautiful weekend. So, I will be back next week after the holiday weekend. I hope everyone has a great rest of the week and holiday weekend!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Here is a little picture wall inspiration for you. I LOVE picture walls and I really prefer the random humble & jumble look with frames that don't match...adds character. Picture walls really should tell a story and be images that bring inspiration or spark a special memory or moment. Hope everyone is off to a great week!

Friday, August 27, 2010

This is an awseome article about an equally awesome book. Racked.com tracked down the guy that is wearing the 1968 sweater in the classic picture taken from Take Ivy. His name is Ed Herald and he was a 1968 Dartmouth grad....Its a great interview check it out:
Such an awesome interview and it really sheds light on such a classic picture. Hope everyone has an awesome & relaxing weekend! On a side note the blogging book club is really taking shape, so next week I'll post more details....I'm really excited about it!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Blogging Book Club

I have been tossing around this idea for sometime now and I think now is the time to throw it out to all of you bloggers. My idea is a blogging book club of sorts. A place where we could chose a book and share thoughts about it through each of our blogs. I'm not really for sure how it would all work ,but I think that it would be an awesome thing to try. This doesn't have to be straight up Oprah style or anything, just an opportunity to read and share. So, let me know what you think, pass the idea out to your readers and lets see what we can get going...I'm open to any and all suggestions.

Friday, August 20, 2010

I am a big fan of J. Crew and have been for a while now. So, Its no surprise that I am really loving the new fall catalog featuring the cast of "The Romantics" decked out in the latest fall pieces.
Katie Holmes is a perfect fit for the brand if you ask me, its refreshing to see her channel a more chic Joey Potter. It brings back memories of more than 10 years ago when the cast of Dawson's Creek appeared in the pages of the catalogue.
Josh Duhamel looks very sharp ,as well as, Adam Brody and the cupcakes look delicious, so whats not to love. My hat is off to J. Crew they are really turning out some amazing things these days. So, let the fall shopping begin I say! Hope everyone has a great weekend!
~32 days~

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

~Countdown to Fall - 34 Days~

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I have been a fan of Ruthie Sommers ever since that wonderful issue of Domino that showcased Drew Barrymore's apartment (I'm really excited for 'Going the Distance' btw). I love her design perspective, she is one of my faves. Look at that picture wall...pure genius! Her designs are comfortable, unpretentious, warm with a touch of elegance. If you haven't checked her out do so, her work is simply beautiful.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

So I just came across this group and I am hooked....so so good! Maybe, I'm a little late on this one, but the whole album is epic! Anyone else listening to the awesomeness?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

So, for the three people in the blogging world that don't know, the newest issue of Lonny is up! I say every issue is better than the last and this one is no different. I have been a fan of Rachael Ashwell for years and was thrilled to see her in the issue discussing the new direction of her company. So, I decided to post some different images I had of Rachael's work that are my favorite. So enjoy and go check out Lonny!

Monday, August 9, 2010

One thing I love are the new Fall TV shows, and this one looks really good. Very different its called a 'mockumentary' which are fictitious events in a documentary format...yea that was a new one for me too. Its called 'My Generation' and seems extremely relatable for me. It premier's on ABC September 23. On a side note, can we talk about how its August already...unbelievable. Anywho, check out the promo and tell me what you think!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sorry for the lack of posts the past few days. It has been a whirlwind weekend so far. I have been in Virginia since Thursday. My friend Britt is re-locating to Atlanta, so we all got together before she headed out today.
I'm back home now and am sitting down to enjoy the newest issue of Garden & Gun...one of my favorites. The coffee is brewed, getting ready to start The Real Housewives of D.C. and catch up on magazine reading. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


This is going to be a two part post. I recently finished installing my latest clients living room and dining area and the results were great. As you can see from these before shots...umm there was some work to be done, but it was a blast!

First - The floors were ripped out and beautiful new hickory flooring was laid through out the entire house.

Second - The walls were painted and crown molding was placed all around the house to really add some interest to the walls.

Third - The fireplace mantle was scratched and I had a new one installed to add a little 'wow' and a much needed mantle.

Fourth & Final - All the furniture was ditched and the shopping began...

The goal for this space was to have a cozy,comfortable, cottage look that was conducive for a family with two kids and two dogs. I think that it was achieved....check out the next post!

Monday, August 2, 2010

So, I'm sitting here right now watching Nate Berkus on HSN and it made me dig though the inspiration folder for images in Elle Decor of his apartment in Milan. Its absolutely phenomenal! Its a bit more modern for my taste, but with that said, its so warm.
Nate has a great ability to make a space feel warm, inviting, and comfortable with minimal objects. He is one of my favorites and I admire his work immensely. Also, looking forward to his new show come September....
Oh, and that sectional is to die for...