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My Inspiration This Week

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23.12.11

Merry Christmas Eve, Eve Everyone! I hope everyone’s halls are decked and presents are wrapped. We’re still working our way to the finish line around here.

Before I sign off for the weekend I wanted to leave you with something that I’ve been admiring for a while. The more and more furniture I see from Somerset Bay the more I fall in love with their gorgeous updated coastal, beachy, lakehouse style. I mentioned the other day that i was a bit on the obsessed side with the Catalina bed (pictured below) by Somerset Bay. I’ve keep going back to their site looking at all of their furniture and I want to take every piece home with me. They have so many beautiful colors and styles. Below are a few of my favorites from Somerset Bay.

imageCatalina Bed via

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Sullivan’s Island Bench via

imageSlip Seat Carmel via

imageCrisfield End Table via

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Long Key Chest via

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Crisfield Bookshelf via

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Catskill Cocktail Table via

So let’s play what’s your favorite piece? Mine is still the Catalina Bed but I’m also loving the Long Key Chest and the Sullivan’s Island Bench and the Slip Seat Carmel. I can’t decide!

My Inspiration this Week

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02.12.11

I’m still on the great fabric hunt for our bedroom makeover inspired by the always wonderful Sarah Richardson and her Farmhouse Master Bedroom. If you follow me on Pinterest you know I’ve been pinning Fabric left and right. from all over the internet trying to find the perfect mix of fabric. I’ve come across some great finds lately and I thought I’d share some of my favorites. I’ve ordered a bunch of samples and can’t wait for the to arrive!

Here’s some of what I’m loving right now.

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1. Sea Breeze Patriot

2. Khandar Jewel

3. Campione

4. Small Scale Gold

5. Khanjali

6. Jiya

7. Houndstooth

8. Licinda

Have a great weekend everyone!

My Inspiration this Week

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28.10.11

Hi everyone, It’s finally Friday. Yippee! I have to say Friday’s are my favorite day of the week, because at the end of the day you know you have a whole glorious weekend ahead of you.

Now that the temperatures are cooling down in NJ we’re beginning to switch our focus from outdoor activities to indoor updates. I’m dying to finally start updating my bedroom with some of the inspiration I’ve been thinking about forever.

On another note, I want to show off some of my favorite tutorials from around the web that have filled imagination this week. Some old, some new but all fabulous, right?

Great Anthropologie Inspired Upholstery Tutorial from Three Boys

Campaign Style Tables from Little Green Notebook

Hypertufa Pots from 33 shades of Green

Painted Floor via The DIYshowoff

JuJu Hat tutorial via flutter flutter

My new inspiration & Pinterest

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20.4.11

I’ve been looking around for some new inspiration to paint. I tend to gravitate towards bright bold floral patterns for painting inspiration . They’re definitely my sweet spot and usually what inspires me to pick up a paintbrush.

While looking for some inspiration I was browsing pinterest which I discovered recently. If you haven’t gotten a chance to check it out and have a couple spare hours to waste I highly recommend you go on over and take a look, it’s a virtual pinboard, which is awesome all by itself, it’s visually beautiful and the result is professionally looking mood boards that go together in a snap, but what really makes it special is that you is “following” and browsing other collections. It seriously fantastic if you’re looking to get inspired.

Pinterest calls itself “a virtual pinboard — a place where you can create collections of things you love and “follow” collections created by people with great taste” Right now it’s in the BETA stages and by invitation only but if you go to apartmenttherapy’s review and look in the comments section there’s an awesome link that will get you started right away.

So, back to my inspiration for today, I came across these pillows from Crate and Barrel‘s Summerlin line on pinterst.

The colors palette in this is pillow are bright and fun for summer. Right now I’m dreaming up a plan to transfer some of this inspiration into some DIY friendly artwork. Luckily the people at PLAID took half the work out of it and came up with a color palette using “Apple Barrel acrylic colors.

(clockwise from upper left): Apricot, Kiwi, Plum Kiss, Country Gray, Black”.

Next stop, off to the store to buy some paint in the color palette above and make some cool summer art. Of course once I’m finished I’ll post the complete tutorial on the completed project. So check back soon!

 

 

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