inside & out

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Did you know that Pottery Barn has a blog? And it is actually cute? Don't get me wrong, they're definitely selling their products but some of them are great and the blog has some lovely visual styling.

Whatever your plans are for New Years, wishing you all the best in health and happiness.

merry christmas

Monday, December 24, 2012

To those who celebrate, merry Christmas. Or as the mistranslated ads here say, "Many Christmas!" May your holiday be filled with peace and joy for you and yours.

nursery preview

Thursday, December 20, 2012

We finally had a day with nice sunlight to take a few sneak peek photos of the nursery. Also, I just graduated to DSLR (we're still getting to know each other) so hopefully these pictures show the lovely light in the room. I'm still waiting on the buffalo check which will go into a crib skirt adding a lot more blue. It will also be on a toddler duvet and euro shams but most everything else is in place. My seamstress says next week - this is good becuase I'm technically full term next week!

And why blue for a girl? Well I've always wanted a soft blue and white nursery. I can't really say why, but maybe it was because of this girl's eyes - one of my dogs enjoying some of the fresh powder.

lights on

Sunday, December 16, 2012

I saw these great renter-friendly pendants found at Home Decorators via Bryn Alexandra - what a good find! They just screw into any existing light socket, perfect.

Emile Instant Pendant - $69

Orb Pendant - $59

Globe Bronze Pendant - $99

Moravian Star - $159

cheat sheets

Friday, December 14, 2012

I have been a pinning machine lately. I think it is late pregnancy lethargy since it is so easy and effortless to use. At any rate, I came across these sweet illustrations from the Aestate.

Source: via Ann on Pinterest

Source: via Ann on Pinterest

Source: via Ann on Pinterest

Finally getting to a point where I'm satisfied with the nursery so hopefully I can upload a few sneak peeks this week!

simple christmas

Monday, December 10, 2012

I remember when Style Me Pretty was just getting launched around when we were married. I've always loved their work but not being a bride, I admit I stopped religiously reading. More recently a friend and event planner, Kristeen LaBrot, had a stunning elopement featured which made me look at Style Me Pretty yet again. I'm so glad I did. I've been loving this newest section, SMP at Home. And this little Christmas Party is perfection. Sweet, simple and more about the company above all else.

a barry merry christmas

Friday, December 7, 2012

Are you decorating for the holidays? This year we have kept it very simple. And to be honest, I tend to be one for a kitschy Christmas with sentimental ornaments and colored lights - not such a decorative feat. I guess I am decidedly the antithesis of Reggie Darling's anti-red Christmas. Still, I can't help but really love the classic Christmas decorations by Barry Dixon at the Blair House that I found on Pinterest.

unpainted inspiration

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Still have more travel photos to upload but in the meantime, I've been admiring this tranquil bedroom from designer Louise Brooks’ house as seen in Traditional Home.

It gets dark quite early now, so I'm enjoying cozying up and catching up on movies and books. A bit of quiet before our baby arrives. Also, I'm new to the "Tudors" which is pretty entertaining. I totally disliked it at first but now I can't stop watching the series on Netflix.