Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Generic hanging pendant lights can be a total buzz kill in an apartment, but totally functional since they don’t take up floor space. If you have the skills and knowhow to change up the lighting, there are some amazing pendant lights out there. For smaller spaces, I would recommend clear glass or cage pendants with an exposed light bulb. I think groupings of smaller glass pendants, or just one large wire cage pendant hanging above a table can be very beautiful.  Enjoy! xoxo



Solitare Pendant at YLighting

Capri 1-Light Pendant @ http://www.homedecorators.com/

Regina Andrew Cage Pendant http://www.candelabra.com/

Robert Abbey Beehive Bell Jar - Clear Glass

Glass Jar Pendants http://www.westelm.com/

Lavoisier Pendant Lamp http://www.anthropologie.com/

Mechanic's Beacon Light, Large Cage www.anthropologie.com

pendant lamp (E) by ESZOSTAK   http://www.etsy.com/

Vinyl pendant lamp by JAPPEFORT  http://www.etsy.com/

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I Heart Chevron.

A chevron print can add tons of interest to a room and is a great option for anyone scared of a busy pattern. This single chevron stripe can look amazing with any design style and comes in a vast array of colors. What I love about chevron, is that this is a pattern anyone can replicate on their own with a can of paint, a sisal rug and painters tape. Here are some of my favorite looks.....for some reason I was drawn to the black/white :)  xoxo! 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sofa Sleepers that won't make you sleepy :)

Haha! I thought of such a cute title for this blog. Ok----moving on.  I have been working with a client that has zero space in her fabulous bungalow. Problem is, there are guests coming for an extended weekend and  there isn't anywhere for them to stay. This could be a problem. Unless, you think of a functional piece of furniture that can be used as a bed and couch....the sleeper sofa! Generally, when I think of sleeper sofas, I tend to think of a bulky/outdated couch that belongs in the basement where "leftover" guests stay.  But, I have been proved wrong! Take a look at these firece sleeper sofas that are functional,
stylish and chic that would look great in any room! xoxo

http://www.vastu.com/ David Edward Grand Island Sleeper Sofa

  1960's Danish Sleeper Sofa....listed on ebay!

Bifrost Sleeper Sofa

Lazy Luxury Sleeper: Convertible Push-Button Couch + Bed

ACME sleepersofa http://www.amazon.com/

                                          Simmons Upholstery Anthony Sleeper Sofa

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Barn Doors

Sliding barn doors are great alternatives for doors that open and close on hinges. They don't take up any square footage in your home and they can act as a major piece of art. The cool thing about barn doors is that they can be made to fit any aesthetic whether your style is traditional or modern. My favorite is mixing reclaimed barn wood with chunky modern hardware and tracking. Take a look at these fabulous barn doors that are used as traditional alternatives.  xoxo!

A sliding barn door conceals an office in a project by Greene Partners, via Sunset Magazine. http://www.remodelista.com/

A bathroom door by the Brooklyn Home Company via Design Sponge.

Vintage Barn Door
Gorgeous, vintage barn door reclaimed as a stunning room focal point.
Fabulous faded paint patina.
H: 72″. W: 29.5″
Price: $195

Monday, September 19, 2011


Not everyone has room for a sleigh bed or canopy bed with fabulous footboards when you live in a small space. I thought a rod iron canopy bed with white sheers cascading from the canopy was exactly what I wanted.....until the 1980's celing fan blades that my apartment featured kept getting stuck in them.   That is why, my friends, wall mounted headboards exist.  A bed frame with matching footboards and headboards can take up a lot of walking or storage space. Instead, opt for a wall mounted headboard that can be created from a repurposed barn door, an enlarged photograph, custom upholstered panels, or even particle board from Home Depot to create the illusion of a headboard. Check out these gorg alternatives to traditional headboards. xoxo!

Antique Door Headboard with Ceiling Tin
Reclaimed wood headboard - customized to your specifications.