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HomeGoods + IPhone

Having my IPhone handy is completely necessary when I make my weekly trips to HomeGoods. I love taking pictures of all the beautiful (and affordable) furniture. Here is what I have seen lately....

I thought these napkins would make beautiful throw pillows!


Favorite Fabric Finds

Whenever I need inspiration for any room in my house, I start by searching countless websites for beautiful fabrics. Here are some that got my brain turning today!

Waverly Evening Scroll Stone
P Kaufmann Linked/Circa Eclipse

Ginkgo Fabric in Aqua
Ikat Damask in Cyan

Waverly Bedazzle Silver Linning

Waverly Lovely Lattice Lapis

P Kaufmann Vertie Fizz Drop
Thom Filicia Fabric - Shonnard in Spa
Premier Prints, Inc. - Zig Zag Collection
Premier Prints, Inc. - Suzani Collection

Premier Prints, Inc. Kimono Collection

Dwell Studio - Sketch Camel

Premier Prints, Inc. - Annie Collection

Amy butler Midwest Modern II Fresh Poppies Linen

Waverly Adornment Silver Fabric


Kitchen Ideas

I have been drooling over some lovely blogs lately and they all have me thinking that I should really dive into this kitchen reno, especially because I have so much time on my hands right now. Here is my mood board I put together today. 

The kitchen in this picture is almost identical to mine, except right now mine has golden oak cabinets and I am soon going to be painting them white.

The tile was my jumping off point. It is something I have had picked out for some time now. I realize the color scheme is rather neutral, but because we plan to sell eventually, I figured the cosmetic work should be neutral and we can add flowers and other accessories to liven things up! 

Kitchen Inspiration


Park Avenue Cocktail

I discovered (thanks to YHL) and took their Style Maker quiz. 

Here are my results:

Park Avenue Cocktail

Cozy… not oversized - a hand crafted gem. Your kitchen is your prize. Decorative, finished… elegant. Tossing and turning in feathers. Choreographed by you, the design fundamentals and colors present a moving style. Thematic table accessories set the mood. Charge the mood with some enhancing refreshments. Pre-war, upper east side attitude. Bookcases, reading nooks and private studies provide a learned atmosphere at home. .
Suspected "Park Avenue Cocktail"

- Marlene Dietrich
- Audrey Hepburn
- Frank Sinatra


Magical Furniture Find

We weren't exactly looking to purchase any furniture at our recent Nebraska Furniture Mart outing, but sometimes the clearance center can really surprise you. This weekend we found a magical piece of furniture and I do mean magical.

This is what it looked like on the floor and I am pretty sure the pink scared people away because this was a heck of a deal. Originally $1,160, for sale on for $815 right now, and normally sells for $599 at Nebraska Furniture Mart. And get this, we only paid $299 for it. Okay okay, it is supposed to be a piece of kids furniture, but being the DIYer that I am I saw the pink and it didn't scare me. I originally had plans to paint the pink something a little less...."little girl". My curiosity lead me to pull open the drawers to see if I could get the pink backing off and this is what I discovered...

A baby blue panel.

A lime green panel.

A perriwinkle panel.

A chocolate brown panel.

A lavender panel.

A black panel.

And finally, a white panel!

I still have some DIY thoughts in my head for this piece and am thinking maybe some mirrored panels would look lovely and make it look a little bit more sophisticated.