Thursday, April 28, 2011

British Infuluence

Let's be honest we can't seem to get away from the British Influence lately. It seems that people are taking it all in and loving it or are sick of hearing about the wedding. The girly girl in me has really enjoyed hearing about the big wedding day. Plus I am a Kate fan and am looking forward to seeing her dress. I'm all about the wedding and need the little wedding kit tote above. Here are a few other random British images I've seen lately.
This image comes from the 1960 Vogue issue illustrating the wedding march into Buckingham Palace. Pretty cool!
The British flag has been very popular lately. A number of our vendors have these pillows available to purchase. A fun way to bring in a little British influence.
Or maybe this is how you are feeling and can't wait for it to be over! Either way enjoy the day!

Photos: Style Court, Anya Hindmarch, Elements of Style,

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rain, Rain, Go Away...

I don't know about you but I am so sick of this dreary, rainy weather! Hopefully you live in a place that has had a more pleasant Spring. All I want to do is sleep and lounge around. Although lounging around in the room above isn't so bad. I adore the metallic in the fabric. It is so glamorous! Plus it drapes so elegantly. To hopefully more sunny days ahead!

Photo: Ralph Lauren

Monday, April 25, 2011

A Elegant Study

I am loving this dark elegant study. This is a great example of making a room personal for the way you live. Rather than having a traditional desk this study has 4 chairs allowing for great conversing. I also really like the deep painted trim. It's a very rich look! Enjoy!

Photo: Canadian House & Home

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter!!

We are headed home to spend the Easter weekend with our families. I'm looking forward to making some Easter eggs with my niece. We'll see how she does! I love the fresh look of Spring decorating and incorporating a little eggs into the decor. Here are a few fun looks:

Photos: Martha Stewart

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Art Event at The Mansion

On Friday The Mansion is having a Art Opening with Moberg Gallery. It will be a fun evening enjoying new art collections by 2 artists: Madai Taylor and Lindy Smith. The event is on Friday from 5-8 PM at The Mansion. If you are in the Des Moines area we'd love to see you! I hope to be back a little later today with some pictures of the exhibit!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Online Design Magazines

My reading list continues to grow as new online magazines continue to emerge. The new online magazine of TRAD Home was released this week and it was an instant hit! It was full of beautiful products and rooms. It's so fun finding inspiration for rooms and catching up on hot new products. High Gloss Magazine also just released their 2nd issue and here are some of my favorite glamorous rooms:

Here are some of my favorites from TRAD home:

Photos: TRAD Home, High Gloss, La Dolce Vita

Monday, April 11, 2011

X Marks the Spot

X Marks the Spot to this beautiful kitchen! I like the design of this island. It is not something you see everyday. This kitchen has a very graceful and fresh feeling to it. I like how it has both a modern and a country aesthetic to it. And if your curious what the rest of the house looks like here is a shot of the great room.
Images: House Beautiful

Friday, April 8, 2011

All White

I love the pure look of an all white room. It has such a calming feeling to it. I'm also really liking the beautiful architecture of the mantel. The curve is so elegant. A peaceful way to start your weekend! Have a good one!

Photo: Tracery

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Citron Accents

The color of citron has been ever so popular lately. The room above is encompassing this trend on multiple levels. I especially love the chandelier. Here are a few other products to bring this color into your home!

Photos: Canadian House & Home, Safavieh, Osborne & Little, Global Views

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fun Quote for your Tuesday

Happy Tuesday.... hope your dreaming of all the fun things you can do !!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

A Spring Sitting Room

It was a beautiful weekend and it finally felt like Spring! It was great to get the windows open & spend some time outside. I think this sitting room would be the perfect spot to take in the fresh air and read a good book!

Photo: Traditional Home

Friday, April 1, 2011

Casual Friday

Spring is in the air and I'm taking full advantage of it! It's a casual laid back look for me this Friday! Which works quite well as I'm meeting some college girls for a Happy Hour! Have a great weekend and Happy Friday!

Photos: Jcrew, Net-a-porter, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs,