Mid-Century Modern Dining Table and Chairs

Finally! Mid-century modern dining table and chairs have entered our space! We moved into this house on Elm street two years ago, and a new table has been a significant need. I wrote a couple of posts a while back about my hunt for the perfect mid-century modern dining tables and chairs. I’m so thrilled with READ MORE

Head Over Heels: The Merrythought’s Key to Great Branding

I am always on the hunt for that illusive key to great branding.  I have been following The Merrythought for years, not only for their amazing ideas, but because I am in awe of their consistent branding and aesthetic. Then, you add to that fabulous DIY projects and you can’t go wrong! Are you a fan of living READ MORE

Head Over Heels: Idle Hands Awake for Modern DIY Projects

I’m so excited to bring back one of my favorite series on the the blog where I share the latest artists, makers, trends and products I’m Head Over Heels for.  Today, I wanted to share a fabulous DIY blogger whose photography and projects almost always make me think “oooh! I want to make that.”  Marlene, creator of READ MORE

Simone Chunky Cardigan Knitting Pattern and Kit

Who doesn’t love a cozy chunky cardigan knitting pattern? There’s nothing like snuggling into a beauty like this to make you feel wrapped in ultimate luxury.  The Simone Cardigan arrives as a kit from We Are Knitters, and is perfect for beginners. The pieces are all basic rectangles and you just seam it together at the end. The READ MORE

Mid-Century Style Counter Stools from Rove

I’m in love with our new Norman Mid-Century Style Counter Stools from Rove. Many of you know that we moved into a new house a few months ago. One of the critical areas that needed furniture was our new and beautiful kitchen island. You can’t have a big island like this without a stylish and comfortable place to sit! As READ MORE

Head Over Heels: American Made 2014

Here I am catching you up belatedly on all I have to share with you. This year, I was invited by Martha’s Circle, my advertising network, to attend Martha Stewart’s American Made 2014 Awards. The event was held at Martha Stewart’s Headquarters in New York City to celebrate makers, creators and innovators in America. What READ MORE

Head Over Heels . . . .Winter White

1) DIY Wooden Bead Wreath2) White Sheer Blouse3) White Pom Garland4) White Ceramic Cookware 5) Knit Patchwork Rug6) Pistachio Torrone It doesn’t really matter what time of year it is, I love white. The holidays make me fall in love with it even further. Winter white feels luxurious, luscious and lovely. Pristine as new fallen READ MORE

Head Over Heels . . . Yudi Chen

I recently saw this art work by Yudi Chen on Pinterest. [CORRECTION/UPDATE: The work above is by Robyn Ng. The rest of the work in the post is Yudi Chen. Either way I’m in love!]  I fell in love and simply had to see her other work.  It did not disappoint. Yudi’s use of color READ MORE

Fabulous Florals

1) Floral Photo found on Zsa Zsa Bellagio 2) Frida Kahlo portrait by Michele Tavares 3) Pink Rose and Yellow Dahlia Origami Paper Wreath by Lusine I couldn’t help but share these beauties with you. I think each is simply stunning. Not only are the florals in my favorite colors, but the looks are luscious READ MORE

Head Over Heels . . . Hettle

Well, I’m smitten alright.  I’ve been seeing Hettle images pop up all over the place, and I’m absolutely in love. I want that clutch, badly.  Hettle’s muted, natural colors hit my color sweet spot.  Their hand dyed and linen cushions and gauzy scarves are created with fiber reactive dyes, water based paints and screens. Hettle READ MORE

Head Over Heels . . . Natural Bags

I adore natural woven bags – they can be crocheted, knit, woven, you name it.  I always get an urge to whip one up myself.  I love the textural quality of the fabric. Yellow’s been popping up everywhere as a fun sunny accent, too.  Oh my!  I’d take any of these, but the number 01 READ MORE

Head over Heels . . .

These beauties all crossed my path in the last week or so.  I love the coral, oranges and pinks, but it struck me how well these colors look with either white or black. Though I tend towards light and white, for sure, I must say that I am enamored of the dark side here.  Hmmm. READ MORE

Head Over Heels . . . Turquoise, Mint & Teal

1) Sombrero Sheets2) Stripe Girls’ Criss Cross Tank3) Stripe Scarf4) Stone Necklace5) Mini Chiffon Dress6) Tassel Earrings7) Faceted stone Ring8) Striped Straws Yeah, yeah, you see mint everywhere these days, but I love it as it leans into turquoise and is paired with teal and blue, too.  It feels cooling and fresh to me.  All READ MORE

Head Over Heels . . . Blue & White

1) Citta Baby Sweatpants by J Crew2) Frost Garden on My Window by Anna Emilia. 3) Blue Cupcakes from Crumbs & Doilies4) Cobalt Moon Baby Bedding from New Arrivals5) Swedish Dream Sea Salt Soap from West Elm6)Peyton Poppy Navy Scarf from Fab7) Woman in Blue Tulle from Life is Beautiful I’ve been seeing blue and white everywhere READ MORE

Head Over Heels . . . Black & White Kiddo

1) Black & White Nursery from Ollie & Seb’s Haus2) Black Rubber Boots as seen on Varpunen3) Black & White Birthday Bash (do you know the source?)4) Acorn Onesie from Schoolyard Studio5) Dolly Baby Moccasins from Le Petit Tom6) Girl in Black & White Scarf found on Life is Beautiful7) Chalkboard Paint Eggs by Liebesbotschaft8) Tritty Leggings READ MORE

Head Over Heels . . . the Romantic Child

1) Tutu du Monde Peek-a-Boo Cape from Thumbeline2) i like you via from Kristina Miletieva. Illustration by Katie Daisy3) Floral Dress via from Ainara Perez-Solero 4) Girls Camel Coat as photographed by Maruska5) Felt Stuffed Mouse from Atelier Pompadour6) Shoes via Chloe Ward from Tumblr (argh – anyone know the real source?)7) Miller’s Marigold Dress READ MORE

Head Over Heels . . . Scallops

1) Porcelain Halfmoon Necklace from Rebecca Hannon2) Spectrum Scales Throw Pillow from Dot & Bo3) Scallop Dishes from Creema4) A2 Collect Cabinet from Stockholm Design Week 2013 as highlighted on Yatzer 5) Gold Tap Shorts by SSense6) Gold Scallop Garland as seen on Frieda Theres   I’ve been seeing scallops pop up more and more again, READ MORE

Head Over Heels . . . Bright Florals

Bright Florals:1) Think Happy Thoughts from Stephanie Ryan2) DIY Fabric Fused Bandaids from Craft and Creativity3) Floral Suitcase from Melanie Duerkopp and Stephanie Godfrey as seen on Hostess with The Mostess4) Windowbox Maillot from Anthropologie5) DIY Floral Thumbtacks from How About Orange Yep, it’s official!  I’m ready for May flowers . . . um, now.

Head Over Heels . . . Spring Showers

Spring Showers1) Pink Cloud from Cocoa Jackson via Kate Cho, originally pinned by Tururu2) Raindrop Blouse from swirlyarts via femke dik 3) Cloud Plate from Opera Gliniana4) Dee Teardrop Earrings from Nordstrom5) Cloud and Spot 3 from Paper Moon Illustration6) Raindrop Tote from Harvest Textiles as featured on Milk Tooth’s Rain Lots and lots of READ MORE

Head Over Heels . . . Pretty Pastels

Pretty Pastels:1) Pastel Dining Room from Moody’s Home; Photo from Avotakka2) Pastel Thumbtack DIY  from Modcloth3) Pastel Pigment Collar from JewelMint4) Color dipped Marshmallows from Idlewife5) Kisslock Crochet Coin Purse Pattern by Maker Mama6) Paper Moon from Paper Moon Illustration Some say the trend is already over, but I’m still loving it, especially with the spring coming on!  What about you?  Do you dig these delicate hues?

Head Over Heels for . . .

1) El Rey Hobo bag by Free People2) Alpaca Boa Jacket by Antena3) Leg Slouchers (free knitting pattern) on Petite Purls by Melynda Bernardi4) Throw Pillows shot by Petra Bindel for MUUTO5) Modern Ombre Triangle Quilt (free quilt pattern) by see kate sew6) Tasseled Voile Circle Scarf by Diane Von Furstenberg for Net-A-PorterI admit it, READ MORE

Eye to Inspire – Merry Christmas

From the Marie Claire Mansion via Habitually Chic I wanted to wish you all a very merry Christmas. These darker toned images have been catching my eye–beautiful and bright in their contrast and so different than my typical photographic style.  Eggnog Cupcakes via Baker’s Royale Satsumas via Bakers Royale Gold Glitter Garland  by Glitter and Grain I’m READ MORE