Monday, February 28, 2011


Happy Monday everyone!  If you're far enough away from the East Coast to not be caught in this horrible icy weather I'm super jealous!  I'm so grateful for telecommuting which is keeping me safe and warm inside today.

Well I have some very exciting news to share!  Now that I have told my parents, siblings and girlfriends, I can finally share with everyone that Jay and I will finally be moving into our second home!  We are purchasing another 2-family that is amazingly 7 houses away from where we live now which is great.  The move will be a lot easier and maintenance and any emergencies that arise will be a piece of cake since we're so close. 

Of course I've been a busy bee collecting all sorts of inspirational photos for decorating purposes and here's my collection so far!  I don't love every aspect of these rooms, but will be pulling bits and pieces away from each to put our brand new look together.

Enjoy and keep an eye out for my revamped version of the exterior which will be coming soon!

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Current source of inspiration

I must apologize for being away for so long....the stress and germs of the season finally caught up with me and had me sick in bed and on the sofa for the last few weeks.  But I seem to be on the mend (finally!) and I'm anxious to share this gorgeous room with you!

It's a guest room at the Elysian Hotel in Chicago, (photo courtesy of ELLE DECOR) and is my current source of inspiration to reference when we decorate our next home (whenever we finally purchase one.)  My goal is to incorporate gray furniture and carpeting because my whites and ivorys are proving to be very high maintenance with a house full of pets.

I love all of the crown molding here and the black door is just stunning.  The purple flowers and large wall mirror complete the look and make it feel polished and comfy at the same time.

So in love with it!! :)

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and is staying warm wherever you are!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Chic & casual beach living

I have to share with you one of my all-time favorite interiors...Meg Ryan's home on Martha's Vineyard.

When it comes to color palettes this is my #1 pick.  I love all the whites, neutrals, metal, dark wood and pops of purple.  Some of my favorite items in her home are the pendant lights in the bathroom, the numbers she uses on the guest bedroom doors (someday I'll have that many!) the metal Flowers sign and of course, the doors on the sliding tracks.  Also love her bathtub too!  Okay, the entire bathroom :)

All pics courtesy of ELLE DECOR.