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Moody Monday: Budget Bedroom

January 31, 2011

Happy Monday Everyone!

Welcome to the latest series, Moody Monday. Every Monday, I plan on featuring a mood board that anyone can apply towards their own rooms in hopes that some of my ideas will be able to help you complete the unfinished room (or rooms) in your house!

Over the weekend, I purchased the gorgeous four-poster Edland bed from IKEA and I absolutely love it! I had been sleeping like a college student with a mattress on the floor for the past 7 months so this was a nice (and very needed) change!

My new purchase inspired this series so today's Moody Monday is loosely based on my own bedroom (which I'll be revealing very soon):


1. The Mongstad mirror from IKEA is not only gorgeous but it's HUGE and it's only $99! It would make any room feel much larger whether it was hung horizontally or vertically and I love the punch of color the orange version adds to a room.

Fabulous Finds Friday: Valentine's Day

January 28, 2011

Thank you to everyone that took a minute to take my reader poll in regards to whether or not you'd like me to bring back the Fabulous Finds Friday series!

Everyone voted YES so let's kick off this Valentine's Day edition with these yummy cookies from Harry & David:

[ Image via Harry & David ]

For just $29.95, you can order five heart-shaped vanilla sugar cookies plus with an envelope shaped cookie that can be personalized with a name or a message of your choice! I don't know about you but I'd love to get a box of these cookies especially if one had my name on it :)

Do You Rue?

January 27, 2011

The January/February issue of Rue Magazine is now live and what can I say, it's beautiful! A few of my favorites include:


Dining Room Update

January 21, 2011

For those of you that read about my dining room Christmas decor, you may remember seeing a small mirror hanging in front of the window:


Well that mirror has been taken down and a new, abstract painting has taken its place:



I'm a sucker for abstract art so when I spotted this bad boy at HomeGoods last weekend, I had to have it. I couldn't hang it on the drapery rod (where my mirror was hung) so I bought some cheap screw eye hooks at Lowe's, did a little measuring and some drilling and hung the painting from the ceiling.

Sure hanging art in front of a window is considered a design no-no but I wanted something dramatic above my sideboard and the mirror just wasn't cutting it for me so I broke the rules a little.


What do you think of the change? What's a design no-no you've broken?

Smitten

January 19, 2011

Apologies for the lack of posts lately, there hasn't been many "blog-worthy" projects happening at my place these days.

However, there are a ton of blog-worthy posts at Tina's place in Sweden. Some of my favorites include:

Bueller?... Bueller?...

January 13, 2011

For those of you that have seen the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off 100+ times like I have, now is your chance to own a piece of the movie's history.

Cameron Frye's parents house is up for sale for $1.65 million. For those that need a little refresher, his house was where Cameron's father's Ferrari is driven out the back of the glass garage (seen below):


New Year, New Lonny

January 11, 2011

A new year means a new Lonny magazine! The January/February is now live and a few of my favorites include:



Is the Wood Bendy?

January 4, 2011

If you're anything like me, you probably frequent Craigslist time to time browsing through all of the furniture ads trying to find a bargain on something fabulous for your (insert-room-here) but sometimes the seller doesn't know how to describe the piece accurately so you end up viewing something entirely different than you thought.

[ Image via Lunchbreath ]

I recently stumbled upon this illustration from Lunchbreath which parodies those types of listings that make you go "Huh? How would that be considered (insert-style-here)?" and wanted to share it with those that can relate :)

Change of Plans

January 3, 2011

Happy New Year everyone! How are those New Year's resolutions going?

One of my New Year's resolutions is to change up some of the decor in my house. I've mentioned it before and I'll mention it again: I'm over my black, white and red phase and am planning on working with new colors as the months go on!

The first room I'm starting with is our living room since it's the most used room in our house. For those of you that are new to my blog (HIIIIIII!!!), here's a glimpse at my living room all decorated for Christmas:


A few weeks ago I had blogged about looking for a new ceiling fan for the room but I'm going a different route and here's why...