December 30, 2010

HomeGoods Score

I don't know what it is with my local HomeGoods lately but everytime I go, I want to take home half of the store. Unfortunately, my wallet doesn't agree with all of the fabulous things I've been finding lately BUT it did agree with two of these bad boys:

December 27, 2010

Nate Berkus Dhurrie Rug

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday and were generously blessed by Santa :)

Since I don't have to return to work until the 3rd of January, my time will be spent taking down Christmas decorations and thinking about some new decor options for my living room like this bronze and ivory Dhurrie Rug from Nate Berkus' collection on

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I'm absolutely head over heels IN LOVE with this rug but it's sold out in every size except the 2' x 9' runner and I have no idea if it'll be restocked anytime soon :( I'm really trying to get away from the black, red and white color scheme I've got going on right now and I think the gold/bronze tones in the rug would look great with my light gray sofa but I can't find the rug anywhere other than HSN.

For all of my Nate fans out there, do you know if you can buy his rugs (particularly this one) anywhere else other than HSN?

December 20, 2010

Upholstery Cleaning

I have the Klein Sofa from Room & Board in the color "cloud" but have no idea how to clean it. I take that back. The cushions are slip-covered so I can just toss them in the washer and they come out looking brand new but I don't know how to clean the rest of the couch (the arms, back, sides, etc.). The fabric is composed of 70% polyester and 30% acrylic micro-bucle.

[ Image via Room & Board ]

I know Scotchgard and Woolite make foaming upholstery cleaners for about $8/can so I was thinking of using one of those but wasn't sure if they'd work. I was also thinking of renting a steam cleaner and cleaning the couch that way but I've had good and bad experiences with steam cleaners and I'd hate to have to rent one every month or so to keep it looking good.

Does anyone have any good solutions for cleaning an upholstered couch?

December 15, 2010

Thrift Store Find

Last weekend, my boyfriend and I made a stop at Saver's (a local thrift store) and found this:

December 14, 2010

Hunting For: Ceiling Fans

I've been hunting for a new living room ceiling fan for a while but haven't found "the one" yet. Here's a glimpse at what I'm currently working with:

It's not a bad ceiling fan, it's just old, outdated and not my style. It has dark brown wooden blades and a brass and glass dome looking thing (not sure of the technical term) that surrounds the lights.

December 11, 2010

2011 Pantone Color of the Year

In case you haven't heard, Pantone has chosen their color of the year for 2011 and it is ... drum roll please ... HONEYSUCKLE!!! It's a very pretty shade of pink, not too baby or bubblegum.

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Pantone described Honeysuckle as "A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have become part of everyday life."

What do you think of the 2011 color of the year? Will you be incorporating it into your home if you haven't already?

PS: Am I the only one who thought the color "Honeysuckle" would be yellow?

December 6, 2010

Decked Out Dining Room

To round out the Christmas tour of my desert domicile, I've decked out my dining room in it's holiday best for your viewing pleasure:

Take a seat and stay awhile :)

December 2, 2010

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

To continue the Christmas tour of my house, let's head into my living room:

Welcome, come on in!

December 1, 2010

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas...

Happy December everyone!

I spent some time decorating my desert domicile the day after Thanksgiving and while I'm still deciding on a centerpiece for my dining room table, I took some photos of my console table to share with you in the meantime :)

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