Friday, October 30, 2009

there is nothing i like more....

then seeing where the things end up after being purchased from here! Averill from Odi et Amo gave the Greek lamp a fabulous new home...I am sure it is very happy on that beautiful rug and by that amazing chair (beats sitting in the attic)! If any of y'all have pictures of what you have done with your goodies, please send them to me! I would love to see the results!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

cut velvet squares.

the spot: a detail on a chair, a bench seat. a pretty cream background with soft yellow, blue, and green cut velvet squares. one yard.

*bottom image courtesy of arte/ romo

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Osborne & Little.

the spot: cute roman shade for kitchen window. classic osborne and little print: lipari. yellow and green color way. little over one yard.

Monday, October 26, 2009

margate damask.

the spot: a pretty pillow for the bed out of this modern damask print. schumacher's margate damask in an apple green and cream linen fabric. one yard.

*bottom image courtesy of spark

Thursday, October 22, 2009

china seas.

the spot: killer pillows- lumbar: backed in a chocolate brown linen....i popped it on my desk chair to see how cute it would be and if it goes missing, you know where to find it....quadrille/ china seas trilby fabric. one yard.

*last image quadrille (on the two chairs by the fireplace)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

another look for less...

getting the look isn't as hard as you think: you just have to look....really it's just that simple. and when you look, you never know what you might find. hence, the pink smeg that appeared on craigslist for a fraction of its cost. it screams my name. i just wish i could convince the other half- he just didn't quite think that it screamed his...guys, they're so crazy! but maybe it screams yours. go here if you are interested and send me a pic if you get it!!

*bottom image courtesy of absolutely not martha

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

dog days.

the spot: makes an awesome pillow....can make two if you use this as the face fabric and use a gray linen on the backs of the pillows. schumacher's diamond dog. one yard.

*bottom image courtesy of anthropologie

Monday, October 19, 2009

KWID's giraffe linen.

the spot: that added orange accent you were looking for....this is one good looking animal print. kelly wearstler's giraffe linen by schumacher. 3/4 of a yard.

*bottom image courtesy of lonny

Saturday, October 17, 2009

classic leopard print.

the spot: a pillow, a seat on an occasional chair...very billy baldwin/ albert hadley....spotted is very hip right now. one yard of f. schumacher's randolph leopard print.

* bottom image courtesy of bayou cantessa

Friday, October 16, 2009

card catalog.

the spot: an office, a craft room, a recipe box. this vintage card catalog box will excite any room! two pull out drawers where cards were stored. 12"W x 11 D x 12 1/2 H. manufactured by Globe.

*bottom image courtesy of design sponge

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

circle and square.

the spot: a twin or full headboard (fabric can be railroaded)...hey DIY peeps- recreate this headboard by ruthie sommers. seacloth's green and cream geometric print on linen. a little over one yard.
PRICE: $30

*bottom image courtesy of ruthie sommers

Greek Key Trim.

the spot: a detail on a table skirt, an accent on a lamp shade...nothing gets better then a little greek key...classic with a twist of metallic. 3 yards of trim, white background w/ gold metallic thread.
PRICE: $12 (3 yards) SOLD

*bottom image courtesy of palmer weiss

Thursday, October 8, 2009

hippy bead.

the spot: funky pillow to spice up that beige room. angie hranowsky loves it...she used it in the coastal living idea house. hippy bead by david hicks (remake of the 1970's fabric) from lee jofa. a little less than a yard.

*bottom image courtesy of coastal living

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


the spot: porch swing fabric, ottoman, upholstered headboard.....this little squiggle will add spunk to any neutral palette. a reversible tan and white squiggle fabric- you decide which side suits your personality best (pretty sure it's an indoor/ outdoor fabric).
PRICE: $35 for 3 yds ( i do have 6 yds total, if you want all 6 let me know) SOLD

*bottom image courtesy of coastal living

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

am i obsessed w/ eagles?

the spot: a perfect arrangement on a focal wall, placed above your bed like a sunburst mirror (only you will have an eagle)....if you aren't digging the original finish, grab a paintbrush and paint that baby a glossy white. vintage federal style eagle mirror made of plaster. 15" H x 8"W

*image courtesy of desire to inspire

Sunday, October 4, 2009

whoo whoo.

the spot: the entryway of your house, a mudroom...."hooty" would be a perfect addition to any household...i mean, how can you not think he is cute?! owl umbrella stand...some imperfections which only make him cuter (retails for around $140)..17 1/2"H x 7 1/2" W

Friday, October 2, 2009

the look for less.

there are always ways to achieve a look that you are going for...even when your pockets may not be deep just may have to have a little creativity to accomplish it. i adore South of Market lights. but at this time in my life, it's not something i can justify spending my money on. i LOVE the kitchen kay douglass designed, owner of South of Market: an all white room that draws your eye immediately to the unique light fixtures. while out shopping, i spotted this amazing japanese bamboo basket that someone had turned into pendant lights. it had the natural feel and size that the SOM lights give off. all you would need to add is the rope to the cord (a quick trip to the hardware store) to really create the right feeling. and for a fraction of the price- viola- an amazing statement piece...
*if you are interested in these lights, let me know...and i can help you create "the look for less".

*top image courtesy of brilliant asylum

Thursday, October 1, 2009

amazing paper.

the spot: the inside of a closet, the closet doors, the back of a book shelf, a focal wall...this amazing Osborne and Little wallpaper will definitely provide some eye candy. one double roll (11 yds of paper) in a turquoise and silver scroll floral pattern.
PRICE: $35 (one roll of O&L wallpaper) SOLD

*bottom image courtesy of Steven Gambrel