Mirror, Mirror

Yippee the mirror went up in the living room today!

I love the way it looks. It was a bit of an endeavor hanging it with plaster walls. I had visions of it crashing down and breaking everywhere. But, thanks to the help of Adam our trusty friend and contractor it is hanging securely in all its glory! Now the question is, what to put on the console beneath it...

I love this black and gold tray from Target. For $20, who could beat it? It is pretty matchy, matchy though...I'll have to think on it. Any ideas?


Feelin' Frosty

I don't know if I just haven't noticed, but it feels like we had our first frost of the season in Seattle today. Brrr...it has me thinking about new scarfs to keep me warm and fashionable as it gets colder and colder. I'm loving the short "neck warmers" as I call them...

This one from Homelab on etsy is so cute and feminine. I love the color and the big bow...

This darling neck tie is so simple. I think the bright pop of yellow would brighten up even the darkest Seattle day. Find it at Anthropologie. Then there are the real warmers, full of abundant knit. They just make me want to wrap up in them and get cozy!

This Tousled Scarf, also from Anthropologie is so elegant. I love the overflowing fabric...luscious! Finally, my favorite...

I love this hood from pixiebell on etsy. Doesn't it look so warm? Cute too. A perfect combo of hat and scarf. I can't wait to get one for myself. Stay warm out there!


I'm a Star!

A "blogstar" that is... My friend Sheena (and co-worker at Kelley Moore Creative Media Events) is interviewing me as her Friday Blogstar on her Totally Tabletops Blog. Swing by and check it out to find out a little bit more about little old me! Thanks Sheena, the interview was fun. :)

image via flickr


Design Update: Living Room

Remember what it looked like before?

Well, we've made some changes. We still have a lot to do, but we're getting there with the design of our living room!

We've painted our walls a gorgeous warm grey that really ties the living room and dining room together making it a very cozy space.

We picked up this little number from the antique market. We just love it. It adds a bit of glamour to the room and the deco brass lamps fit perfectly. Plus, it gives us a ton of extra storage! Perfect!

We've mounted our TV on the wall, which really opens up that corner of the room. We're still working on what to put below it, but for now we have a small modern white shelving unit to hold our components.

We've had a great time sitting in front of the fire on the recent blustery evenings we've been having. This place is really starting to feel like home.

Although the room is great as is, there are a few tweaks I want to make to the design to really finish it off. The cover of the sofa is projecting a blue tone in this room which isn't working for me, so I'm getting a dark grey wool cover come January when they're back in stock.

The next step is a rug and accent pillows. The current pillows are really just a mis match grouping from pillows I've used in the past. I'm loving these pillows from Great Jones Home that were recently featured on coco+kelley (the ikat multi color behind the elephant pillows).

I think they would add a great pop of color to the room. I'd tie them in with coral colored shades for the brass lamps on the cradenza. I'd finish off the room with this rug...

I think the dark color will really help ground the room and I'll never have a light colored rug again after the flokati. It is filthy!! Of course I'll spruce up the place with great accessories and a piece of art above the mantle. We also have this mirror from Brocade Home that is going up this weekend between the lamps, above the cradenza.

Fun! I'm really excited about the direction we're headed in. I can't wait for it all to be done. I'll keep you posted as the room transforms!


Puppy Love

I know, I know, I must be crazy...with all that is going on right now, why would I want to throw a puppy into the mix? Don't worry, I know it is not the time, but darn, I want a puppy!

The plan is to get a blue merle Cardigan Welsh Corgi some time next year. We even have a name...Blue! Aww...

I've been researching breeders for a long time and of course, my favorite breeder in Oregon just had puppies! Look at these little guys...

photos via Starry Nights Stables

Ohhh, so cute. And Cardis grow up cute as well...I just love them!

I've grown up with Corgis my whole life. My Mom still has a Pembroke (without tail) named Sadie and she is a real part of the family. Check her out at Christmas a couple of years ago...he he, I love this photo!

OK, I'm getting off point. I'll continue to follow the pups from afar and come Spring, I can't wait to introduce you to our little Blue!


Give 'em the look...

I'm a little slammed today with work, so I'll leave you with this funny video...

First of all...what is that kid doing with a drumstick half his size?! No wonder he is acting crazy...that is waaaayyy too much sugar for a little guy. I have a feeling that personality is built in though. Sugar or no sugar. What a ham. I love it! Have a happy Monday and I'll be back tomorrow.


I *still* {heart} the Fleet Foxes

I know it is a bit redundant, my constant love for the Fleet Foxes, but the Fleet Foxes in Paris of all places...what could be better? This video is gorgeous on many levels. I love it.

Fleet Foxes - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

That reminds me, I am tardy in posting shots from their show at the Moore a few weeks ago. It was really thrilling. These guys truly have some of the best voices I've ever heard. The mood was fantastic at the show. It was a great homecoming with the band giving shouts out to their friends & family. Even old teachers. It was one of the best shows I've ever been to. They are amazing artists. Enjoy the shots!


Feeling Woody!

As I admire our new cedar fence that surrounds 80% of our house, I wonder at the beauty of wood. What an amazing natural resource with so many uses. Check out these designs...all of you guessed it: WOOD!

I love this mobile called Samara from Adrift Mobiles. My Dad had a cool mobile of various pinecones hanging in his living room as I grew up. This reminds me of it in a sleek, modern way. I can just envision it hanging in the corner of my office. You can pick your own up here.

These wooden USB Sticks from OOOMS Dutch Design Studio are ingenious. Who would have thought of that? I love the mix of nature and technology. Soo great!

I guess I'm inspired by my surroundings, because this wood stapler would work perfectly in my office as well. Do I feel a theme coming on? Pick it up at the Curiosity Shoppe.

I could go on all day, but this is my favorite...

How great is that wood clutch? I mean really, how do people come up with this stuff?! This groovy little number can be snatched up here and comes in ebony or zebra wood with white or black leather lining or maple and walnut with gorgeous screen printed details. Yummy!


Introducing...the house!

Here is the first peek into our little place (call them the "before" pictures)...it is a great stucco bungalow and we love it!

You walk in through the arched leaded glass front door into the living room.

To the right is the office...and home to Suite 7 Creative!

The living room features our huge fireplace with original craftsman tile...

Immediately across from the front door is the arched doorway leading into the dining room.

Next, we have our little, and I mean little kitchen. Amazingly enough, we've cooked quite a few meals, and it actually functions fairly well!

On to the bathroom. This little guy is getting a major overhaul come December. We're talking new floors, new tile, sink, fixtures...the works! I can't wait.

Finally, we have the den...

and the bedroom.

So, as you can see...it has good bones. If I do say so myself. We have lots of plans to make it our own. Lots of work and I'll keep you posted all the way. Stay tuned for shots of the place with our furniture all moved in as well as "after" pictures, coming soon!

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