Thursday, September 12, 2013

.. of Personal Style

Happened to tell my husband I want this at the same time I said I want to gut the kitchen. His response?

"We're not getting a baby elephant."

He may have misunderstood.

Also these guys. Say  hallow  to ma lil freins! (Scarface reference)

But seriously, is getting a baby elephant a possibility?! Because you're saying we can't get one now but in the future... ?

via theanimalprintshop

.. of Hair Inspiration

Life Goals/Hair Goals/Fashion Goals read also: why I never intend to let my hair go gray.

.. of Interiors

Lovely living room. Need a coffee table in a jiffy? Mom coming over and need to look like a grown-up fast?? Magazines and a piece of glass and done.

Notice that even in a relatively small space there is a lot of furniture and large scale artwork, two of my most favorite things. I once had someone walk into my home and exclaim, "how did you get all this furniture in here?!" She was genuinely puzzled. But, I love it when people can flop. You know? You just walk into a space and flop onto something. I'd rather it not be the floor cuz I have cats so ew. 

At the same time, especially with an abundance of furniture, large artwork is critical because it makes a small space less cluttered. A lot of teeny, tiny frames feels messy. Go big or go home... a messy home. Small pieces also make the eye bounce around from place to place whereas large pieces focus your attention exactly where you want it. Use this technique to distract from the less desirable surfaces of your home. Don't like your floors? No one will see them if there's a massive print of a naked woman on the wall... no sir. (or a print of a massive naked woman, word placement is also important.) For example, I'm having a huge 5' canvas print of a beach hung in my stairway because I hate the carpet and can't change it. Problem solved.

In both cases, furniture and artwork, make sure you really love it. Because why would you want to live with something you don't (unless you're already married to it. kidding! love you honey! kidding. honey doesn't read my blog).

via domaine

.. of Interiors

Proof that wood panelling can be beautiful? When mixed with abundant natural light then, I guess, yes. So many risks are taken here from the open kitchen shelving to the mix of wood tones, to the *shiver* white sofa, and it all works. Lessons for the rest of us.

via domaine

.. of Closets

Amazing use of metro shelving for a closet. Can you see it? Here's a better look...

Love the lighting. Love the combination of hanging and shoe shelves. Of course as I've mentioned before it is always easier for men to have an organized closet. First of all, your hanging is all the same length, no dresses to worry about. Your pants are all the same length, no capris here... hopefully. No messy storage solutions for keeping bags upright and in shape. No tall and short storage for flats and boots. And your shoes don't have heels, so using a metro shelf with large spaces between the rails is an option. If you don't believe me, here's a look at the girl's side...

Neat and orderly yes but, much more complicated.

via desiretoinspire