Decorate On A Good Day

November 23, 2011

Today is a good day! Apologies to those of you around the globe not celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow, but I am. And therefore have the rest of the week off! Plus I’m going somewhere exciting and new for the holiday: my sister’s new place in Massachusetts! She moved out there just a few months ago so it will be the first time I visit. I can’t wait!

I’m doing my best to fight off an impending cold. I refuse to be sick for the plane ride there or the 14 hour drive home. Or, you know, any of the stuff happening in between. Zicam and Airborne are all up in my business. I have no idea if either of those products actually do what they say they do, but at least Airborne has a load of Vitamin C (we’re talking 1667% of the daily recommended amount) which is certainly helpful. I hope. I think. I’m not really good at these things.

I’m finding that my favorite category to blog about seems to be decorating. Focusing on the details in a room. While rooms as a whole are important to consider, zooming in on the vignettes and the personality injected in little spaces and corners is so much fun and a huge part of what makes a house come alive.

First of all, that rug is fabulous. I couldn’t tell you when I stopped finding rugs of this style old and ugly and starting finding them wonderful and hip. But that happened. Especially when they carry such a bold hue. Also, there is a golden elephant on the floor. When is a golden elephant on the floor ever not a good thing? Really. The ancient looking wooden bench is great as well as the sunburst inspired piece above it. I am pretty dang tired of the typical sunburst mirrors that have been popular for a long time now, but this one takes the form in a much more unusual direction that I really appreciate. Via buddha interiors.

If you ever need a moment with a stunning, thoughtful, monochromatic interior, look no further than Annaleena’s Home. She posts photos of her own very Scandinavian home that somehow continue to captivate despite being the same rooms over and over again. Isn’t that what it’s all about? Continual captivation.

Photographed by Hallie Burton, via desire to inspire.

Okay so that is wallpaper. Not real bookshelves. Which I have never really liked much, but this shot is beautiful. Make this a real library with floor to ceiling books and I would be in love. That rug is making my brain explode! It’s gorgeous! Love the artwork too. Wallpaper by Andrew Martin, via trendey.

Beautifully minimal and modern console. Loving the candlestick collection too. Photographed by Peter Carlsson for Hus & Hem, via My Scandinavian Retreat.

While I’m not so sure about this wallpaper in particular (although I do adore birds), I love the idea of  wallpapering only a little inlet in the wall like this. It’s a low-key way to experiment with wallpaper and still has a playful impact. Via interiors porn.

Whoa. Whoa. Right? From the delightful checkered floor to the snazzy bright orange walls, this entryway is absolutely anything but dull. I’ll pass on the stuffed fox, though. That is just a little too awkward and creepy to have staring down incoming guests, no? Photographed by Jonas Lundberg for Sköna Hem.

I leave you for the long weekend with this captivating shot from the home of Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s Beverly Hills home. All that awesome personality and talent and they have an incredible home? Whimsical, textural, earthy, and mesmerizing. Via first home.

Well that’s it for the week, friends! I won’t be posting on Friday due to being out of town and away from the computer for a bit. If you’re celebrating, I hope you have a magnificent Thanksgiving! ♥

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  • Reply NCDesigns October 1, 2014 at 11:31 am

    The bird closet made me laugh. I am going to be doing a similar design in my little dog nook, but with paw prints. (and I don’t think I’m using wallapaper, and well…umm…not so many prints as the birds are showing. Great blog! Keep it up!!

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