If you’re looking at your living room and thinking that it looks a little tired and needs a quick pick-me-up, we have the perfect solution for you… pillows!

Pillows are a great way to quickly change the look and feel of  your room or to add a pop of color where it’s needed.  They are easy to change in an out with the seasons and let’s face it, they are fun to shop for… all of the new colors, patterns, and textures… ooh! 

A tip for mixing and matching pillows: grab a couple in the same color family or that have colors that are repeated in a few. It’s good to make sure you have a variety of patterns: think maybe a stripe, an animal print or large floral, and a texture…  (And don’t forget to add in a solid velvet pillow or two – they are perfect for nap time on the sofa!)

(This is a collage of pillows from Anthropologie, CB2, Crate & Barrel, and West Elm. )

april showers…

April 26, 2011

rainy day products

The saying goes: “April Shower Bring May Flowers”. Well, so far it seems like April showers bring MORE April showers!

I think rainy days are good for staying in and catching up with your latest book while sipping hot tea or popping in a movie or two and enjoying some cuddle time on the sofa. What are your favorite rainy day activities?

Here are some ‘rainy day products’ to get you through the next couple of rainy days. Then hopefully we will see some May flowers next week!

(Top left to bottom right:  Swarovski Crystal raindrop chandelier; Chrysanthemum umbrella from Bibelot Shops, Sassy plaid rain boots from Target; Weather shower curtain from CB2; Smart rain slicker from Anthropologie; Copper rain chain from Patina Stores, Retro raindrop wallpaper and fabric pattern from Romo.)

mad about orange!

September 7, 2010

This morning I woke up and everything was grey. How drab… Here’s a fun shot of color.  Please enjoy my spotlight on one of Holly’s favorite colors and all the fun it has to offer!

Did you know…

* Orange is said to stimulate activity and your appetite

* It also promotes socialization; which might be why Native Americans associate it with kinship

* The great artist, Kandinsky, once said, “Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow”

* The color orange was extremely important in the Elizabethan Era. English Law even dictated who could and who could not wear this color of status!

* Watch Ken Nordine’s smooth and cheeky poem ‘orange’ come to life on youtube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH8Ir1djOAs&feature=related

In this collage, I have found some fun orange items for your house!

  • The sofa/ bunk bed is from MobileForm. How cool is this?! 🙂
  • The fun console table is from Somerset Bay
  • The  floral fabric can be found at Kravet
  • The pendant light is sourced from Currey & Company
  •  The plates and mugs with orange spoons are from CB2