Lived In

June 25, 2008 Interiors

As much as I love a very tailored looking room, I also love the look of space that looks totally lived in and comfortable. This room from the May ’06 issue of InStyle is the perfect example of a “lived in” space. The cozy looking furniture, plush pillows, layered rugs and soft curtains all add to the rooms comfort factor. I also love the blue accents, the Asian influences and the stri …

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I’ve Been Tagged!

June 20, 2008 Notes from Nicole

Me in my pre-school days…when I was young & innocent:)

If you read many design blogs then you’ve probably noticed the little game of blogger tag that many of the bloggers have been partaking in recently. I knew sooner or later someone would get me and lo and behold Katiedid tagged me earlier this week! In case you’re not familiar with blogger tag you have to answer a series of 5 questi …

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Elephant Love

June 19, 2008 Decorating Ideas

I often become fixated on the most random things. This week its elephants. I think it’s because I went to HomeGoods last weekend with the BF (big mistake) and saw these great chinoiserie style lamps that had lying elephants as the base. They were so beautiful and so inexpensive. I wanted to buy them. He said they were ugly. I tried to argue. He won. (Note to self: Never take BF to HomeGoods …

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Upholstered Headboards Hi and Lo

June 18, 2008 Decorating Ideas

As many of you know I’ve been re-decorating my bedroom and the next major purchase on my list is a great headboard. I want an upholstered headboard with some curvature and I love tufting. One realization that I’ve come to in all of my searching is that upholstered headboards are expensive! To cover all bases, I’ve been looking at options that cover many different price points. Here …

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eBay is a Beautiful Thing!

June 14, 2008 Decorating Ideas

I have an exciting bedroom update! I’ve been looking for the perfect pair of low chests for my room to function as nightstands/clothes storage and had been eying these 1950s Baker campaign chests on eBay for a few weeks. Now they’re mine! They’re walnut and have the most beautiful wood grain finish you’ve ever seen…plus they’re in perfect original condition. They arrived on Thursd …

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