Your Weekend!

courtesy: we heart it


Ghostly Giveaway...

If you don't know the adventures in renovating a brooklyn limestone blog, then you should. And if you do, don't miss her itty bitty Ghost chair giveaway!

Before and Afters...

I picked up this special edition issue of Southern Living {although I do believe some rooms originally came from Cottage Living, which is just as great}. I love how within each room makeover they share their design tips and how-to's, some quick fixes, and provide you with as many resources as possible, paint colors included. Here are a few rooms they highlight in the magazine. I recommend it for anyone's collection.


A little special girl, our niece, is turning two today! Happy Birthday! We are headed home this weekend to celebrate with family and a few friends. I can't wait! Why is it the older you get, kids parties can seem more fun?


Total Contrast...

MyHomeIdeas is claiming 2009 a color contrast year. Sure these shades
are rich, bold, and vibrant on their own, but lets mix them together and get
some stunning color combinations.


Take it easy...

Enjoy your weekend!
courtesy: country living


Purity of Purpose...

The metal stools in the kitchen had me at hello. This circa-1920s mill
house was a labor of love, that took 12 years and two renovations to
complete, to make room for a growing family. Not only did the the couple
restore the floors and transform the layout, but they took the entire footprint
of the house up, adding a second floor and doubling the overall square footage
of the house. The pristine palette enveloping the space leaves you with a
strong impression. The homeowners were drawn to white because it is clean,
simple, and easy to live with. He wanted to make his home the idyllic opposite
of his workspace, a metalworking studio; going from the gritty and cluttered
character of his shop, to the purity and quietude of his home. The hints of color throughout the house are shown by a few carefully chosen heirlooms, locally sourced antiques and works on canvas by home owner's mother.

courtesy: AH&L



I am swooning over this sneak peek of the home of blogger, style/SWOON. Although she claims that the exterior is nothing to speak about, she created the interior a beautiful sanctuary. And you can see more here.