Monday, April 25
Wondering if you can help?! We have an old timber cottage in the mountains. We are nearly finished renovating but have come to a halt with the timber floor.
Through the house we now have old stained floors, new timber floors. We have been advised that the easiest and most economical option is to paint the floors throughout.
Thursday, November 18
I love your blog. My husband and I have just bought our first house. I would like to paint the living room peacock blue and he thinks it should be white (he thinks every room should be white). Can you please post some more photos of this- I think once he sees how good it looks he won’t be afraid of the color.
Friday, August 27
I absolutely love your blog! I was wondering if you could help me with a design delima? I decided to paint my home office like Kelly Wearstler’s foyer (crazy raspberry graffiti like swirls). It came out wonderful! However I am completely stuck on where to go from here. I have a desk from Ikea that is a white base and a black and white glass top. Other than that, I bought a bunch of white and black accessories. I was thinking of going pool blues and turquoises but then I was thinking maybe purples, oranges and yellows could be cool? I don’t know, I’d love your input!
How creative is this girl? I wish I could pull off painting my home office like that. I love it!
Which is why I would love feedback from my readers!
She gave me 2 options of color ways. I have my ideas, but I am curious to know
Which colors do you think she should accessorize with?
Option #1 zigzagpillow, jonathanadler.com; geo nesting bowls, shopfurbish.com; pink rug, madeline; aqua lamp, arteriors; blue crab watercolor, LauraTrevey.com.
Option #2 Love candy print, madebygirl.com; pink ikat pillow, shopfurbish.com; yellow finnials, zgallerie; yellow zebra rug, thisnext.com read more!
Thursday, July 8
First things first, I absolutely love your blog! You have no idea how excited I get when I arrive at your blog and see a new post!
I know that you're incredibly busy probably don't do this often, but as I sit here looking through your blog for some sort of inspiration to make up my mind on a large furniture purchase, I was wondering if I could get your opinion?
If you don't mind, could you recommend which bed you'd pick from West Elm?
All my best,
City Girl Amanda
Thank you so much for being a reader. I love love love hearing that!
I think West Elm beds are all gorgeous but here are my favorites and why I think they would look great in your bedroom. (which is gorgeous by the way...i LOVE the artwork!)
I really love the nailhead trim of this gray headboard. It's uber tailored and chic looking. I think the gray would go very well with the yellow bedding + fab artwork!
I also really love the cozy look of this grasscloth headboard. It would warm up the room a bit and give your bedroom a warmer feel...like it would make you just wanna snuggle up in bed with a good book.
Readers, what do you guys think??? Are there any west elm beds you would recommend?read more!
Wednesday, June 16
I think a white mirror would work really well with the color of your wallpaper.
I am partial to bamboo mirrors right now. They just look really chic and happy.
I have found tons out and about at different thrift stores in my area, so if you can't afford a new one keep your eyes out for an older one and just spray paint it glossy white.
As for your sconces, I say don't be afraid to use what you love.
This ornate and large chandelier looks fantastic with a pair of simple sconces.
I think its a killer combination.
Something like this sconce with a small, pretty clear crystal ball detail would go great with your light fixture and keep it looking crisp and clean.
One of my favorite pair of sconces from one of my fave resources...check them out.
Let me know if you have more questions for sources...I'd be happy to help.
Good luck decorating Elizabeth and send pics when you are finished!!!!!read more!
Thursday, May 27
I have a bedroom with 3 high windows on the wall that the bed would be placed on. The windows are in the center of the wall and would be centered over bed.
What type of headboard would look the best under the straight line of the windows.
I have been searching all of my magazines and cannot find a good inspirational photo.
-Judy, Olympia, Wa.
I know many people face this similar situation of having to place a headboard in front of a window.
I, myself have even had the pleasure (and frustration) of tackling this challenge.
There are so many different options you can choose from, headboards, curtains, screens, panels, etc.
I have pulled through some files for some inspiration photos for you and everybody else out there who might be dealing with the same issue.
Good luck and keep me posted on what way you choose to go!
All my love,
Here is my own personal bedroom...
behind the curtains is a long rectangular window that hits right above the headboard.
I love the combo of curtains + headboard myself.
I love the way it looks in person.
images courtesy of...read more!