Fab Feature – Orchard Girls

If you’ve been reading my blog for any point of time then you know that all of my kids have four legs and a tail.  If you know me at all on a personal level then you know that the only kids I will ever have will have four legs and a tail.  That being said, I can still appreciate super cute kid stuff like this fabulous little boy nursery mood board from Orchard Girls.

boynursery

Please pin directly from Orchard Girls.

I mean really, how stinking cute is that??? Let’s play the favorite part game!  Mine would be that woodland painting with the Pinterest link that, of course, leads to nowhere.  Go figure.  Ha!

Be sure to come back on Wednesday for Window Shopping Wednesday because I’ll be hosting my first ever giveaway from a shop I L*O*V*E!!! See you soon!

Window Shopping Wednesday

Alright my friends… we’re continuing on with our trip through West Elm.  If you remember, last week we looked at their furniture and this week we’re going to look at linens.

This weeks featured shop:  West Elm Bedding, Rugs, Curtains and Bath Linens

They offer this pintuck duvet cover in several colors but this one (slate) is my favorite (although I do love the color ‘sea’ as well).

Organic Cotton Pintuck Duvet Cover + Shams - Slate

This ikat set would look fantastic in a teenage girls room.

Organic Winter Ikat Duvet Cover

This striped duvet cover screams ‘bachelor’ to me – but in a well dressed, swanky sort of way. 

Rivulet Stripe Duvet Cover + Shams

I think this sort of southwestern look is coming back, and I have to say… I kinda like it… which I find strange because it’s not really ‘my look’ at all. 

Kew Wool Dhurrie

I don’t know if it is or not but this rug just looks so soft and plush.  The pattern rocks too.

Rif Wool Rug

This line of curtains is called ‘luxe’ and I have to say… they definitely live up to their name.

Luxe Window Panel – Ivory

I love the woodgrain texture of these towels.  It’s a great way to add a bit of detailing in a usually overlooked area of the bathroom.

Organic Woodgrain Towel

These hand towels just make me smile and think of a lake or beach house.  I love that they’re monogramable too. 

Hammam Stripe Hand Towel

Thanks for shopping with me today!!!

Master Bedroom… Decisons Are Made!!!

inspiration photo

So I think we’ve finally figured it out!  We’ve found a picture that both my husband and I can agree on for our master bedroom.  Even better, the bed we’ve already purchased is nearly identical to the one pictured.  Yippee!  My inspiration picture (above) is from Gary Riggs Home via Pinterest.

We already have the bed.  It’s the Erin Cute as a Button Bed from World Market. 

erin cute as a button bed

We also have our nightstands and a dresser.  They’re all from Ikea. 

Ikea Hemnes 8-drawer dresser

Ikea Hemnes 8-drawer dresser

and

2 Malm 3-drawer chests (used as nightstands)

2 Malm 3-drawer chests (used as nightstands)

We’ve pretty much decided that instead of lamps on the nightstands, we’d rather have these Ribba Frames with overhead Lights in aluminum. 

ribba aluminum frame

ribba aluminum led light

In keeping with the grey, lavender, and yellow theme of our inspiration picture, these are some pictures I’m considering for the Ribba frames. 

Yellow Wheat

Yellow Wheat

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Lavender Blossom Branch

Lavender Blossom Branch

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Chrysanthemum Macro Photograph

Chrysanthemum Macro Photograph

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Stair Flowers

Stair Flowers

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Liriope Blooms

Liriope Blooms

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Yellow Ranunculus

Yellow Ranunculus

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Yellow Autumn Leaves

Yellow Autumn Leaves

I know I don’t want the same photo in each frame but I do want for the photos to be similar colors.  I think it’ll take a while to find exactly what I’m looking for.  Then again, we could do black and white…

As far as bedding is concerned, I’ve found the following:

Barbara Berry Quilt in Dusk

Barbara Berry Quilt in Dusk

and this

Stella Quilt

Stella Quilt

and this

Nostalgia Quilt

Nostalgia Quilt

I haven’t had much luck finding other grey-ish lavender coverlets.  Apparently this is going to take some intensive searching on my part. 

I also found these throw pillows:

Gold Velvet Throw Pillow

Gold Velvet Throw Pillow

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Tornado Velvet Throw Pillow

Tornado Velvet Throw Pillow

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Chinchilla Pillow (not real!)

Chinchilla Pillow (not real!)

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Benito Pillow

Benito Pillow

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Purple Corner Scrolls

Purple Corner Scrolls

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Velvet Bergdorf

Velvet Bergdorf

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We still want to incorporate this Cuddler Chair from Z Gallerie with a throw (like the one that follows).

cuddler chair

Saffron Cable Knit Throw

saffron cable knit throw

We’ll definitely need lighting behind that cuddle chair and I think this light is right up our alley.

dexter floor lamp

In the picture, there’s a nifty yellow chair similar to this Valencia Club Chair in Butter.  I’m not sure if we’d actually have space for this chair but it’s possible. 

Valencia Club Chair, Butter

Where I get stuck is this… our floors are not that rich, warm wood tone like in our inspiration photo.  Instead, they’re a light cream color similar to this below:

cottage cream

Because the color is so similar to that of the bed, I want to use a darker rug to anchor the room.  I’m leaning towards grey.  If I choose grey, however, then what color do I paint the walls?  Do I use a light cream like the photo?  A light grey?  A grey-ish lavender?  I’m at a loss. 

Here are some rugs I’m considering:

Damask Grey Rug

Damask Grey Rug

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Calum Grey Rug

Calum Grey Rug

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Shag Grey Rug

Shag Grey Rug

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The Wild Grey Rug

The Wild Grey Rug

And last but certainly not least… I’m considering doing this ‘above the headboard’ treatment with a white sheer and some sort of sunburst mirror. 

above the bed treatment

What do you think?  I’d love your suggestions.

I’ve linked up to these great parties:

bloom

hhpweekendlinkparty22

One Artsy Mama

UndertheTableandDreaming

I Heart Nap Time
 
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Living Room – The Plan (Part 2)

Do you guys remember the post I did the other day about our living room

Well, I think that I have, maybe just maybe, made some deicions.  You see, I love the size and shape of the couch we have but the fabric is just ugly.  I’ve been wanting to avoid buying a new couch but it’s becoming more and more apparent that we probably just need to sell the sucker and get a new one.  I think I’ve found a new couch and a rug at Ikea.  They’re not ideal, but they’re relatively inexpensive and we only need this furniture to last us 10 years or so.  I do love the fact that the Ikea couch is slipcovered.  It makes it SO EASY to keep clean!  Yippee. 

I already told you that we bought two new cream chairs and a glass coffee table.  Here they are:

We’re also seriously considering this wingback for the “hubby chair” (it’s from Pottery Barn).

Here’s the couch and the rug that we’re thinking about from Ikea.  We would definitely repaint the couch legs.  That birch color just isn’t working for me. 

What do you think?  Will this look good together?  We want to keep the space neutral so that we can change our accent color with the seasons. 

We’re also seriously considering putting the nifty wall art/mirror that we purchased for the living room in the dining room instead.  Who knows.  🙂  I swear I’m not ADD but you’d think I was with all of this crazy design stuff I have going on in my head.

Living Room – The Plan

So I mentioned the other day that we had some new additions to our Master Bedroom.  We’ve also started working on the furniture and accessories for our Living Room.

Here’s a REALLY rough drawing of the living room layout.  No laughing at my awful drawing skills.

We (and by ‘we’ I mean my mom) purchased two of these Addyson Chairs from Pier 1.  They’ll face the couch and there will be some sort of small side table in between the two.   

We also purchased this Chasca Coffee Table from Pier 1.  It’ll go in front of the couch. 

The third and final thing we purchased from Pier 1 is this Cosmopolitan Wall Panel.  The picture does not do this thing justice.  In fact, this picture is ugly.  Trust me, what we bought isn’t ugly.  It’s part wood and part mirror.  The parts below that look grey and orange are really wood slats that are painted silver and gold.  The white parts below are actually mirrors.  It’s really freaking cool looking in real life.  And we got a steal of a deal because some of the mirrors are missing.  We are fairly certain we can either replace those ourselves or have it done at the local mirror shop for pennies on the dollar. 

Where I’m really getting stuck is the rug.  I just can’t decide what I want.  Do I want a pattern?  Something solid?  I just don’t know!  Here are a few that I like:

Verona Rahni Grey Zebra Rug

Or what about this Peacock rug by Nourison.  I think it’s probably too much for this room though.  We’re trying to keep it pretty neutral in there. 

Or we might go for something really muted such as this Indochine Rug in Platinum from Z Gallerie.

We have an absolutely HUGE cream colored couch that we’d like to use if for no other reason than saving money.  This is not the couch but it’s the approximation of its color as well as our floor color (we have cream tile that’s actually about the same shade as the couch in this photo).

Lastly, my husband also fell in love with my mom’s wingback chairs and has “demanded” one of his own.  Every man should have his Man Chair so in order to oblige, we’re seriously considering this Gramercy Wingback from Pottery Barn:

What do you think?  Will it all come together?

Master Bedroom Update – The Plan

So we have some new goodies in our house.  We’re still renovating (here and here) and we’ve basically just started (hubby just started pulling wallpaper off the soon-to-be master bedroom/bathroom) but we’ve already purchased some new items for our bedroom, living room, and dining room. 

We’d like to get the master bed/bath done first, then get the yards (front and back) prepped for spring planting.  Afterwards, we plan to work on the dining room and living room and then the rest of the house.  Or, at least that’s the plan for now.  Lord knows it could change tomorrow. 

For the bedroom we purchased this cutie.  It’s the Cute as a Button bed from World Market. 

We already own this Ikea Hemnes 8-drawer Chest

We’re not entirely sure what we’re going to do for nightstands at this time.  We don’t want to use the ones we already have.  BUT, I have a fabulous idea for nightstand lighting.  We’re going to pair these Ribba Frames in Walnut from Ikea with the Ribba LED Picture Lights in Aluminum.  We haven’t decided on art yet but we could put anything in those frames until then – fabric, scrapbook paper, wallpaper, photos we already have, you name it!

Also – no clue on bed sheets but I’m thinking we’ll pick a color (possibly royal blue?) from the buttons and use those for sheets and we may just go with a plain white duvet cover and a colorful throw. 

I’m sincerely contemplating these Tejn Faux Sheepskin rugs from Ikea for either side of the bed as well.  I have no clue what actual area rug we’ll use but I think these would be really nice to sink your toes into first thing in the morning.

I mentioned I didn’t know what area rug we’d use but I am really loving this White Chevron rug by Joseph Abboud.

Then we’d like to add this Cuddler Chair from Z Gallerie in a camel color fabric (it’s been on my wishlist FOREVER).

We’re also planning on putting this Enzo Floor Lamp (or something similar) behind the Cuddler Chair.

I’m also working on a project that I’m hoping we’ll be able to find room for in our master but if not, it can definitely go in the sunroom.  Can’t wait to share that with you soon too. 

What do you think?  Is this going to come together ok?  I’m much more confident about this space than I am about the Living Room.  Come back Monday for a peek!

Window Shopping Wednesday – Z Gallerie (odds and ends)

Hi friends.  I’m back for another installment of Window Shopping Wednesday.  Today we will pick up with our last stop at Z Gallerie.  As I’m sure you remember, we already found several fabulous pieces of furniture as well as some amazing art and mirrors.  This week, we’re going to take a look at all the other goodies that Z Gallerie has to offer.

This weeks featured shop:  Z Gallerie

I’m sure this would be an absolute nightmare to keep clean but I really want to rest my feet on this totally snuggleable Ludlow Pouf in Winter White.

Speaking of incredibly snuggleable things, I’m dying for this Lazo Throw!  It comes in several colors: Steel, Aquamarine, Aubergine, Charcoal, Peacock (pictured), Platinum, Sunset, and Winter White.  If you’re wondering what I want for Christmas, I’ll take one in every color please!

I love this Ciambella Table!  It’s a little quirky, a little modern, but it’s a great piece.

This Cloud Stool in White is such a wonderfully soft and feminine piece.  I can definitely see this in a bachelorette pad or in a master bathroom.

How great are these Parker Lanterns?  Wouldn’t these be just fab hanging on your patio?  AND they’re on sale!  SCORE!  (sold individually)

I think I have a love for herringbone pattern (as detailed here) .  I definitely have a love for these Midas Votive Cups.  Can you believe these suckers are created by hand?  Craziness!

These Bling Tealight Lamps would make amazing statement pieces in a formal dining room.  They need to come live at my house.

So if you don’t know that Chevron is all the rage in home decorating right now then you’ve probably been living under a rock.  However, if you’re not one who really ascribes to trends or if you like the idea but don’t want your entire house to look like a slightly askew jailhouse uniform then these Zig Zag Candles (available in black and teal) are a great way to incorporate the trend.

How sweet is this Notting Hill Table Clock?  I think she needs a place on my office desk, STAT!

If you have a man in your life or you ascribe to a slightly more masculine aesthetic then this Moving Gear Wall Clock is for you.  It’s pretty bad ass if I do say so myself.  This big guy might just find his way under my Christmas tree for the Hubs.

So if you’ve read my blog for a while you know that I’m an avid reader.  Being such, we have a lot of books in our house.  A lot.  Like we kinda look like a library.  Anyway, I’m loving me these White Owl Bookends because they’re understated but still fun.  It’s a great way to get in on the owl trend without it being overwhelming or cutesy.

I love the Moroccan feel of these Mimosa Frames (available in Mango, Indigo and Aquamarine).  These would be such a fun seasonal add for spring and summer.  And now I kinda want to book a vacation to Morocco…

So the goofball in me really likes this Wine Monkey.  I wouldn’t actually want him in my house but I’d totally give him as a hostess gift.  Would you be thrilled or mortified to receive this?

Yet again my love of quirk has led me to this Spoon Dish.  What a cute way to display and serve little nibbles at a dinner party.

This Casablanca Dhurrie Rug in Fog is soooo me.  Great color, interesting pattern, and all without being completely overwhelming.  L-O-V-E (it also comes in Indigo, Lemon, and Steel)

So I’ve had the luxurious privilege of walking on and scrunching my toes through this super-soft Indochine Rug in Platinum.  Truthfully I just wanted to roll around on it.  Seriously people, it’s like sex for your feet.  (also available in Peacock and Aubergine)

Thanks for shopping with me again!  We’ll be on to a new store next week so make sure you come back!