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DIY Christmas Decor

13 Dec
1. 3-D Wooden Heart Ornament… buy it here or make your own out of red felt & string. 
2. Stockings made of felt & pom poms 
3. Shinny Satin Christmas Tree… made out of a pile of gold pillows 
4. A advent calendar made out of baby socks via Martha Stweart
5. Red & White Mitten Garland… buy it here via Lovely Clusters or make your own using felt, scissors and some tread. 

A Cup of Tea…

30 Aug

I have been on the hunt lately for vintage teacups to hang under my kitchen cabinets, which got me thinking about other creative uses for both teacups and teapots. Aren’t this images just lovely?! Of course, flowers in a tea cup isn’t exactly the most creative idea, but I still love the concept. My favorite of the bunch is the first one of the teacup light fixture, how unexpected. All of these ideas would look great in my apartment. Now I just have to find the perfect teacups for each project. The joy of the hunt continues…

{photo credit via: 1: 2: Gordon Gossip 3: unknown 4: Duet-Weddings; 5: Code For Something}

Candy Girl… You Are My World

31 Mar
Love Candy Print $25, MadeByGirl

I have been eying this print above from MadeByGirl for quite some time now but couldn’t decided which color to get. Although I love color and simply can’t see decorating with out it, there is something about the subdued effect of the newly featured Seafoam Love Candy Print that I love. I think it would look absolutely perfect in my bedroom.

I recently discovered MadeByGirl when I first started reading Jennifer’s blog, and since then I have been following her postings for the past 6 months now. Her blog is AMAZING! Filled with so much C.O.L.O.R (which I adore) and tons of inspiration! Not to mention shes an amazing designer as well… check out her Etsy shop & her website for unique and eco-friendly cards & prints.


If These’s Walls Could Talk…

19 Mar

I came across this “fashionista” wall paper a few weeks back and every since I have been killing myself trying to figure out what website I found it one. I can’t for the life of me remember. I so wish I could find it again. I would love to wall paper the inside of my closet with this print. How fabulous would that be?!?

If only, these walls could talk… they would tell me where to find this wall paper!!!

Color Me Purple!

15 Mar
Photo Credit: Home & Garden

I came across this absolutely stunning image on one of my new favorite recently discovered blogs… Peacock Feathers. Purple is my FAVORITE color and well… I’ve always been a sucker for Purple & Gold… my high school colors along with the LA Lakers =) So its not a surprise that I love this decor! I would love to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon in this room… sipping some acai berry green tea and watching a classic Audrey Hepburn Film, possibly crocheting a lovely scraf as well. Awww… the good life!


p.s. Wouldn’t that wall paper featured be amazing in my boudoir!!! I can see it on a beautiful extravagant handmade headboard or even hung on the inside of one of these beautiful birdcage armories that I covet.

Note to self: Conduct web search for similar wall paper ASAP.

Mirror Inspiration via

31 Jan
Introducing my next weekend project…
Mirror Recessed Windows

photo credit: Ditte Isager via

Below instructions provided by I decided to re post in its entirety as the website will no longer exisit in the near future =(


• Line side panels or walls with mirrors and voilà: Light from any direction bounces around (kind of like a Pong game), suffusing the room.

• Just glue the glass panels onto the walls with mirror adhesive, or for a more finished effect, frame with decorative molding. (All mirrors will need some temporary support while drying; heavy mirrors may require permanent hardware.)

Antiqued mirror (similar to shown) Custom from $30/square foot, for information. Mirror adhesive GE silicone #2 clear $3.72 for stores. Tray with stand Washed woven rattan $225 Barclay Butera (949) 650-8570.

Oh No!!! ….Domino

31 Jan

Well… I stepped away from the blog world for a week only to return to the worst news ever. Domino Magazine like many others has been hit by the economic down turn and will be closing shop, with their last issue being March 2009. I truly am devastated!!!

Now as you know my first love is fashion… but I think fashion, home decor & design go hand in hand and honestly Domino is the one magazine that I HAVE to have and the one that I constantly revisit. With my fashion magazines I usually hang on to them for a little while before doing a clean sweep, collecting tear sheets for inspiration and then purging the actually magazine… but with Domino, every page is inspiring and in result I save the entire issue. (I only wish I had all the back issues. Sad but true fact: I was a little late in the game in terms of realizing Domino’s wonderfulness)

Domino Magazine you will be missed!!!

For more blog post’s about the effect of this devastating news click below:
Create H
WWD Media
The Frisky

Also check out “A Note From Domino”:

Dear readers

It is with very heavy hearts that we say farewell. Over the last 4 years, in 28 issues, we have done our best to create a great magazine. We started with a real idea—that style is for everyone—and tried to carry it out with stories that provide inspiration and empower you to act on it. From your tremendous response, we know that we were onto something. In this tough economy, however, we simply weren’t able to get the advertising support we needed.

As domino evolved, we never lost sight of our original democratic premise. Looking back at the manifesto we published in the premiere issue, the first tenet of domino is still the truest: Home should make you happy. We hope we have played a part in making this come true for you.

All the editors of domino

*Reposted via

Custom Pillows Anyone…

31 Dec

So decorating my apartment is a never ending task… especially when your as creative and eclectic with your decorating style as I am… there is ALWAYS something new (our in my case vintage) out there that you have to have. So far my living room is coming along just the way I had hoped (please excuse the slight mess, I had just purchased three round tables Cira 1960’s at the Brooklyn Flea and was so excited, that I had to take pics ASAP)

Of course I still want a rug for the floor and pillows galore. Along with more art work on the walls, but my original vision is starting to come to life, which is a wonderful feeling. From this view you can see I have two vintage sketches which I love, one being the Eiffel Tower, the other being the Notredame Cathedral, both from Paris, France. A close up will follow as soon as I get back to Brooklyn.

Now as I mentioned there are still many things I want to do when it comes to decorating my apartment but the first on my list will be making customer pillows for my living room. An easy enough task you say… but the real challenge is finding the right fabric. Well as luck may have it, I came across this fabric while reading one of my favorite blogs Madebygirl and I think it will work absolutely wonderfully, as the colors play off of all of the existing colors in my room.

Below is a pic of the fabric I will be ordering….

Mod Green Pod- Butterfly Jubilee $39.75 per yd

Isnt it lovely…. I think the yellow, white and pink will play perfectly off of my mellow yellow walls with white crown molding, my not so white anymore couch and my pleasantly pink curtains. 🙂

Don’t worry once there made I will update you with new pics.


Diamonds & Such…

14 Dec

Love, love, LOVE…Diamond Baratta Design,