Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ta da

The lamp I was waiting for got here today, and with its arrival, I can officially say that the guest room re-model is complete. I've already gotten so used to the room while I've been working on updating it, that it is totally shocking to look at these before pictures. What a change!!

Per usual, I didn’t have a full-on plan when I started. I had some bed linens that I liked, and that was about it. After that, I picked the wall color. Then the desk and bookshelf were chosen for their light and airy effect (to counter the darker walls). I chose to match the blinds to the walls just in case I ever want to change up the color scheme. And then the lamp and the mirror – purple. (I’ve just been waiting for an excuse to buy this lamp. It comes in customizable colors, so I knew I’d find a way)

I think the very first guest is scheduled to take it for a test run next weekend. She’ll have to let me know how it goes.

back wall (before and after):

door wall (before and after):

window wall (before and after):

detail shots:

and one last pic:

The lowdown:

Duvet and pillow cases: West Elm

Sheets: Potterybarn

Headboard sticker: Blik

Desk and chair: West Elm

Bookshelf and baskets: Crate and Barrel

Side table: Crate and Barrel (from about 5 yrs ago)

Other side table: Overstock

Mona Lisa Print: Josh and I got this on a cruise about 5 yrs ago.

Alarm clock: Potterybarn (originally purchased for master bedroom, but kicked out due to “ticking”)

Lamp: Thomas Paul from Design Public

Blinds: Shade Store (my FAV place for window coverings), lecirque

Mirror: Home Depot

Paint: Benjamin Moore, Bittersweet Chocolate

**all lounging demonstrated by Kona

Monday, May 17, 2010

monday must have

there is a common blog theme called "wednesday wants" where a blogger will post things that they are coveting. i don't like the wait for certain days tho, so i'm trying to think of alternatives.

unfortunately, there aren't too many good words for this sort of thing that start with "m"

hankering, yen, need, desire, covet...i used up the only one i could possibly come up with in my title. any nerdy wordies out there?

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this rosebud ring from bottega veneta.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

vegas recap - quickstyle

this past weekend's trip was one of my favorites in recent years. the weather was beautiful, hanging out friends was awesome, and i even snuck in a little shopping. here is the weekend in pictures:

we took group pics in front of famous landmarks:
and took group pics in front of our LIMO!
we gambled (and snuck one picture in before getting yelled at):
we ate (almost as much as we drank):

and drank (duh):
we spent LOTS of time poolside:

and took pics of vegas spectacular:

my fav, the curved escalator. i say we need more of these in america:
can't wait til next year!!