Thursday, March 31, 2011

what a cute idea!

I love this neon green tulle light. I think it would be awesome in a little girls room. It would be adorable in pink. You can make it yourself this way or buy it here.

via emmas designblogg

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

couch dilemma

I think buying a couch is a huge decision in decorating a room because, you usually end up decorating around it since it's the biggest item in the room and the most used. I personally don't really like the look of a couch. They always seem really heavy and hog the pretty space i'd like to fill with less practical things like accessories :) However, I do love lying down, so I got a couch. I think the trick to preventing the couch from dominating a room is keeping it simple and neutral. If possible, light yet inviting. Like a feather pillow. And then there is comfort. Depth is always the kicker for me. It has to be deep enough for two people to lie comfortably next to each other (without taking out the pillows) and for me to sit indian style on it without my feel hangin off. It's so fun to play with pillows and throws and wall colors and pictures. I hate it when the couch limits my creativity with the good stuff. In my mind there is nothing more soothing then a dark blue painted room, with a simple linen couch and maybe a nice wood bookshelf to top it off :) 

There are so many couches out there but I think my favorites (that are not over the top expensive) are from Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams. They actually make the couches look quite pretty. Even the names make me want to buy them. There are a few that really have a nice style to them without being overbearing. I like that some have slipcovers as well because when you've got kids and cats, slipcovers are gold.

Here are a few of my favs. Sorry the picts look a bit blurry. Check out the site for better picts and more couches.

ok in any room

love the legs

pure and simple

Monday, March 28, 2011

awesome! I want one!

Imaginative photographer Yusuke Suzuki has created a page turner of a bed that looks like an oversized book. At night it is opened up for sleepy heads to sleep in and during the day it is shut closed to create enough space for children to play in their room. By Snoop

in need of spring

I am in most need of spring, but it still doesn't feel like it will ever get here! In the mean time I am cheering myself up with these beautiful bouquets.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

happy feet

I love this song, I'd rather dance, by the Kings of Convenience. I'm a big kings fan but never heard this one (thanks miss moss). The video is adorable..I could eat them all up!


I have always been in love with bookshelves. These few pictures of rooms lovingly adorned with books make me want to find time to read again :) via 16house

i love the books over the door

blue bookshelves...doesnt get any better

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

storage idea

I think I may try and recreate this storage idea from designer christiane hoegner. I just love the colors and playfulness of it. I don't really know where to begin and it will probably be one of those projects I never finish but i'll keep you posted. "They are actually old plastic crates used in Europe to transport croissants and loaves of bread."

via 16house


Ahhhhh some new fresh items for spring. I'm loving blue anything at the moment...especially blue skies!

table cloth
kitchen towel

linen napkin



Monday, March 21, 2011

Greenport Harbor Brewing

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company opened a much needed second floor tasting room recently. From what I have seen so far the interior looks comfortable and nicely decorated with local artwork. It is such a quaint little spot they have there, near town but tucked away from all the shopaholics. The beer is really delicious and their growlers are great for cheap refills or adorable the logo.  Read more about the expansion here.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

birthdays, beaches, and bffs

Lea turned 3 today and it was such a beautiful day together. Spring was in the air and it felt awesome. Sometimes I don't know how we function living indoors all winter. We were like a bunch of hibernating bears coming out of our caves - monster bears as Lea would say. What a day for a birthday!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

blow fish and playroom success

Here are a couple of shots of the new items in our playroom and the fun we had with our blow fish project. It made the afternoon fly and we all went to bed happily :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

new lonny!

A new lonny magazine just came out and it has some really beautiful decorating ideas. I'm especially loving all the lighting options.

love this lamp and pottery
lighting from circa. love love