Friday, September 28, 2012

A Love of My Own

For YEARS now, I have been stalking decor magazines searching for the perfect "dream kitchen" that I was determined to one day have in my home... My search was all but all consuming, even if I had no finances to put a kitchen in place. I have found some kitchens that can be done (or at least I hope so) in a smaller kitchen that make me smile.

I love this kitchen, it has all the elements I want in my own space, the only thing missing would be subway tile... I simply must have a tile backs plash in my kitchen.

I found all the elements I wanted in this kitchen, its bright, has black countertops and subway tile. I kept searching and found the kitchen I knew would work for me.


And here it is! Somehow, I will make this kitchen a reality for my home.   

I love every single aspect of this kitchen, I am sure I will have to find a way to incorporate a small peninsula into the kitchen, as I am looking for a townhome, but I simply must have appliances, cabinets, faucets, tile and flooring that come really close to this design. I now must begin my pricing mission for similar items in this kitchen.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Visions of Lovely ~ Part Three

The most prized areas in my homes are areas where I can entertain and serve dishes to loved ones, that being said, I hope to have the perfect (well at least for me) formal dining room to entertain in my new home.

Thanks to a little browsing on HGTV's website, I found my inspiration for my formal dining room.

I could hardly contain my excitement! Since I have decided to do french blues, golds, creams, Ivory and dark finishes for tables and buffet's with white chairs, I stopped over at to get an idea of what could be done in my price range. I was so excited

Lyndhurst Floral Motif Greyish Blue/ Ivory Rug (8' x 11')Yamazaki Byzantine 24k Gold 5-piece Flatware Place SettingLorren Home Gold Milano 49-piece Dinnerware SetProvincial Carved Mahogany Light Grey/ White Side Chairs (Set of 2)Coronado Expandable Round Dining TableActon Server

I think I will add a settee to the formal dining room and I love this chandelier

I hope I get close to this, I think it's possible

Monday, September 17, 2012

Visions of Lovely - Part Two

I have been having such a lovely time planning the new home decor, I came up with this bedroom for my daughter "Jai" she is all about color and since I have little say in her room anymore, color it is!

Here are the ideas for "Jai's" new room

BIRKELAND 6-drawer dresser IKEA Extra roomy drawers. Smooth running drawers with pull-out stop.EKNE Mirror IKEA Can be hung horizontally or vertically. Safety film  reduces damage if glass is broken.BILLY/BENNO Bookcase combination/CD/DVD shelves IKEA
"Jai currently has a lovely white metal bed from Ikea, I got it for her last year for her birthday, much to my surprise, I have been informed she loves a tufted bed... I am sure I can use the bed elsewhere at another time. I did find some lovely tufted beds for "Jai to choose from.
EKTORP JENNYLUND Chair IKEA Easy to keep clean with a removable,machine washable cover.Skyline Furniture Tufted High Arch Bed in Wood Rose
Lots of white accents since I do still have some say so in her room. I will put a throw on the chair and make a few pillows for her ottoman which will more than likely serve as a bench at the foot of her bed.
LENDA Pair of curtains with tie-backs IKEA The curtains let the daylight through but reduce direct sunlight. Tab heading works on curtain rods.Athena White Finish Nightstand KLABB Table lamp IKEA Fabric shade gives a diffused and decorative light.

Lovely nightstands, lamps that add a bit of contemporary edge and curtain panels that will be spruced up to complement her room a bit!

Premier Prints Twill Ozborne Girly Blue
Premier Prints ZigZag Twill Storm
Premier Prints ZigZag Chartreuse/White

Yard Sale Summer Paisley Multi

Here are the fabric options for the room, the paisley pattern will be the duvet, all accenting fabrics will be used for pillows, throws and furniture accents. I plan to make a cute fabric board for "Jai" to put on her wall and I hope to find really nice rugs to compliment her style. I will be making fabric purchases first, since those online deals have so much to offer. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Visions of Lovely- Part One

For the past few weeks, I have been creating wish lists of items I would like to put in my new home. I am planning a move and as is the usual with me, I love to picture items I want in a space or things I know I will add to my home. Here are some concepts I came up with for my son's room, I am having such a great time. Most of the items seen here Asa already has, I have just re-purposed the furniture by converting the crib to a toddler bed, putting his wooden toys out for him to play with and explore and the splurge item in his room is the rug, a must have from ~ All items appearing in this post found at, and

Asa's New Room

Rainbow Stacker Classic ToyCar Carrier Truck & Cars Wooden Toy Set
VITAMINER RAND 4-piece crib bedding set IKEAWhittle World Wooden Cargo Ship & Truck Play Set Abacus
Asa has this striped duvet set from Ikea, I cannot wait to use it, I picked up an Abacus for him and he was given stackable wooden rings, those are actually his favorite gift. I will be adding boats, cars and trucks to his collection in wood, he loves making car and two truck noises already!

Forever Stripe Multi
Curtain panels in primary stripes and the must have custom rug

DaVinci Parker 4 Drawer Dresser in Coffee - Click to enlargeDaVinci Parker 2 Door Changer in Coffee - Click to enlarge

Asa's furniture will grow with him, I will re-purpose his changing cabinet to a bookshelf and use the changing table as another storage in more of a shelving unit style.
DaVinci Elizabeth II Convertible Toddler Bed in Espresso - Click to enlarge
Parking Garage
I love this parking structure toy, I hope to get it for Christmas - this push car is a favorite of mine, I may have more fun with it than Asa!
TROFAST Storage combination with boxes IKEA
 TROFAST Storage box IKEA Fits in TROFAST frames. Stackable when used with a lid. TROFAST Storage box IKEA Fits in TROFAST frames. Stackable when used with a lid.
Tons of storage to be placed in the closet and a must have table and chairs set in primary colors.

I love to bargain shop so I am excited about what I am going to find and how I can do some of the concepts myself, I am really hoping I can do the table and chairs myself.

I will post all of my new home idea concepts - Have a great day everyone!