Category Archives: decorating

before it gets put away.

i’m always a little sad to put away all the christmas decorations, but excited to start the new year with fresh and clean rooms. wanted to post a few pics before it all gets put away. sniff, sniff.


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hodge podge.

i have no word really for my interior design style. i am extremely fickle, like a lot of different styles, and rarely am apt to settle on just one. so i’m basically hodge podge. which is why i love this sneak peek at design sponge. a lot of the furniture is thrifted, which is so me.

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things that delight me.

next big purchase in the red house is a new couch. we are OVER our couches, although they’ve been very, very good to us.


i am really digging on the white vinyl couch from trick my brick. with 4 dogs and 1 kid i would love a couch that i just wipe clean. if you live in the greater los angeles or orange county area and see a couch with these lines about to be trashed, hey, shoot me an email. : )


this light from door sixteen. that light it casts is just gorgeous, no?


these pretties from inglenook decor, a shop i first spotted on twoellie.





not only that, but maureen’s blog is full of fabulous decorating advice. just my style, in her words, “the charm of a french cottage and the fresh feel of an urban loft”. ummmm. yes!

and anthropologie is killing me with their enticing emails…


{zinnia dress…sadly not on my back-to-school list since i can’t justify the price}


{i love the cap sleeves and the fluidity of this one}


{moulinette soeurs dress}


{fey grove dress…also can’t justify although i love}


{inky quills dress}

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things that delight me.

ooohhh. this purse from pansy maiden  . it is roomy enough to hold my daily essentials {we’re talkin’ wallet, cell phone, matchbox cars, crayons}.


{from pansy maiden via plumtreestudio}

this cheese tray (sold) via mid-century modernist, and other cool stuff at the calloohcallay etsy shop.


this pendant light made out of a basket by paula at two ellie. she is so creative.


yet another “beach house” that i’m coveting, via apartment therapy. this one’s in the u.k. and it’s solar-powered!





and 9 simple ways to make your child feel special, via babycenter. among my favorites: creating little morning moments (definitely easier when one is off for the summer) and paying attention to the little things.


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my {easy} diy: pineapple.

i love pineapples. i love their juicy sweet taste. i love that they are the symbol of hospitality. i love how olivia judson discusses the pineapple in this article

perhaps i am already transporting myself to somewhere tropical.

remember this house and its decorative pineapple?

it inspired me to take one out of hiding and give it a makeover.



it was ready to be given away. have you ever given away something and then regretted it? i would have felt this way about my pineapple.

i have a lot of projects on my to-do list. i thought i’d start small.

pineapple…check. now off to deal with a tricky chair…


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how’d i miss this home?





the problem with having a magazine obsession is that you miss things at times. i put away the may issue of sunset and forgot where. upon finding it, i saw the spread on the ortiz home. i just love when people go bold with color. and orange? don’t even get me started. i loooove orange (j’s room is orange). what excited me the most was the pineapple cookie jar. i have that, but it’s not white, and because it doesn’t match my home it’s put away. so next on the project list is to paint that. now on to research for how to paint ceramics…


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things that delight me.



a week before the 4th of july moroccan party. love it! via nonchalant mom.





surf lodge room


surf lodge room 2

surf lodge deck

the surf lodge in montauk, new york. i soooo want to go there. (featured in coastal living)


peach sangria, also featured in coastal living.


these gorgeous weekend bags by rising tide fair trade, spotted in o magazine. beautiful, but best of all, good for “people and the planet”!


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