Sunday, September 30, 2012

More Pink!

Hello dear readers, I apologize for another long hiatus.  I've been writing a lot and I've been rethinking this blog, as I am sure most bloggers do from time to time.  I will, of course, keep you informed.  But for today I just need to be cheered up.  And nothing does that like pink!  Hope you enjoy!

Love the bookcases painted pink with the pops of white pottery!  Above two images via House to Home.

I love a neutral room that gets pops of colors from its accessories!  Light pink, hot pink, purple and lilac accessories look great together.  Wish we had a better view of how the bookcase is accessorized.  Image source unknown.
Love that glass collection!  Pops of color in a mostly white room provided by the rug, pillows, drapes and vases.  House to Home.
This room has been all over the web, but I've never blogged it.  Not sure why because I adore it!  I adore the Togo sofa in pink and the ball chair in pink.  Also love the the ghost chair and the vinyl toys.  Even though the room is whimsical, it's still simple and totally fab. 
You already know I am a big fan of color blocking, and here is a fresh take.  Love the pale pink and gray.    I think I need that sculpture on the coffee table.  Although I think the sculptures need to switch places.  I would prefer to see the small black sculptures on the coffee table, and the large swan on the end table.  I think you should keep the scale low on a coffee table, but that's just my preference.  Still a gorgeous room.   Above two images via Livingetc

Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday Fun

Here's what I am wearing tonight.  Just kidding!  I wish.  Doesn't she look lovely?  I am really digging that orange lipstick.  Now I'm obsessed.  I gotta get some.  Have a great weekend, dear readers!  Image via sfgirlbybay.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Old News

I know this post is woefully late, but did you watch Design Star All Stars?  It was great fun, and even though it was only four episodes, it eased the pain of the Design Star season ending.  I was happy to see some of the designers for a second time.  Although I must say that I disagreed with the judge's decision to crown Leslie as champion.  I think Hilari Younger was a clear stand out throughout the competition.  Hilari exhibited constant growth both in her designs and behind the camera.  I imagine we will see more of her, and I'm sure she'll get her own TV show soon.  If not on HGTV, then someone will scoop her up for sure.  Her personality is so likable and her style glamorous.  For the finale, the designers had to design a room, including sleeping space, in a home made of repurposed shipping crates.  I am endlessly fascinated by alternative, green and sustainable housing solutions so I love this challenge!  Here is Hilari's design.

This is Hilari's glamorous interpretation of mid century modern.  I love it!  I especially love the book case.  It divides the space, but still gives the look of being open.  There's a few little tweaks I'd make.  I love the color, but may have opted for only an accent wall in this color since it's so strong.  Also notice the floor area to the right of the sofa.  What is that basket and plant doing there?  They both have to go.  This is something I see on HGTV a lot and it drives me crazy!  You need room to walk, especially in a small space.  I'd also lose the vases on the coffee table, I like a coffee table unencumbered.   Plus that table is so gorgeous I think it should stand on its own without competition from those vases.  But all in all a gorgeous room. 

What is that diagonal rug doing there?  Definitely needs edited out.

Love the bookcases and love the pillows!  I'm not usually one for mixing patterns, but I love the way Hilari has done it here.  Here is the outside of Hilari's container.

Fabulous!  She is the only one who actually expanded the living space by thoughtfully designing a comfortable place to sit outside.  For that alone she should have taken the win. See another of Hilari's fab designs here.  Leslie took home the prize.  I love Leslie's personality, but not her style so much.  However, I have to give Leslie props for the hanging lamp she chose for the first challenge.  

Gorgeous!  One of my favorite parts about Design Star is the lamps!  See previous post with more fab lamps here and here. I probably should have done a post devoted to the fab lamps seen on Design Star.  


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