Bohemian Girls Bedroom

Hi There!

We have been super busy over the past few weeks! We celebrated our son’s 4th birthday a few weeks ago and it was a blast! Now it feels like things are slowing down a bit, but I really can’t believe the beginning of May is around the corner!

I’m stopping by to show you a new project I’m working on. A client of ours has asked for a “Bohemian Moroccan” feel in their oldest daughter’s room. She has just been accepted to a prestigious art based high school and embracing her artistic and individual style. Along with an eclectic feel, the space also needs to be functional. We need to accommodate a bed, sitting/reading area, as well as ample storage for art supplies and creating masterpieces. Overall, I want the space to have well-traveled vibe, but to still embody the bright tones and whimsy of the teenage years.




Tamarin Quilt Set, Chindi Triangles Pillow, Ashti Pom Pom Pillow, Hand Loom Facet Pillow, Tassled Jacare Pillow, Bubble Knit Pillow, Coral Bamboo Curtains, Aurora String Lights, Scholar Desk Chair, Lacquer Storage Desk, Reina Chair, Moroccan Wedding Pouf, Gypsy Stripe Woven Rug, Bohemian Wool Woven Rug, Gypsy Rose Cotton Hooked Rug, & Rhapsody Wool Woven Rug

The bedding is from the Mudhut line at Target. I love the vibrance in this line mixed with a global style so this quilt was a natural choice. We will mix in pillows with various colors and textures for a “collected” look. The curtains bring in a hint of an Asian vibe and string lights will accent the panels for soft mood lighting, per the young client’s request. 😉 A large corner desk accompanied by a vintage style desk chair will provide plenty of storage and a great space for both academics and artwork. A few Dash and Albert rugs layered around the room will bring home the bohemian atmosphere while a funky peacock chair and Moroccan Pouf create a reading/sitting area.

In fact, I think this could work in a playroom, office or living space with a few tweaks and I adore the incorporation of both color and culture.

What do you think of it? Do you enjoy an eclectic space?


12 Inspiring Instagram Accounts to Follow

Hi there!

It has been a very busy week, but the good thing about being busy is that one can get a lot accomplished. For instance, I finally cleaned off my desk for the first time in months…

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It may sound silly, yet the simplest little thing can brighten a day! A clean desk, a made bed or a bird outside my window… All can be inspiring.

That got me thinking about what inspires me in my day to day life. I draw inspiration from a lot of places, but I also like apps like Instagram to bring an added dose of creativity. For that reason, I thought I would share with you a few of my favorite accounts that I follow in Instagram:


1. bpartickflynn – This plucky Atlanta based designer is always making me smile. His flawlessly designed spaces and hilarious captions never disappoint!


2. ashleyhicks1970 – Witty Brit and son of renowned designer David Hicks, Ashley Hicks is a talented designer and burgeoning historian. When he is not posting about the humorous hens on his property, Ashley posts wonderful historical architectural drawings, art and other treasures from Britain’s past.


3. houseofjadeinteriors – These two Utah designers are spectacular. I find myself constantly drawn to their images and their flawless style! Generally, I’ll be scrolling through my feed and think, “Oh, I love that. Whose photo is that?… Of course, it’s House of Jade!”


4. putnamflowers – NYC floral designers Putnam & Putman create breathtaking and whimsical arrangements. Peonies, Ranunculus, Roses and Anemones galore!


5. usinterior – The official account for the U.S. Department of the Interior is one of my absolute favorites. It features photography taken in our National Parks. Being a lover of the outdoors as well as the indoors, their feed is a refreshing change of pace with expansive vistas and occasionally a taste of wildlife.


6. tiltonfenwick – I have always been a fan of Suysel & Anne’s wonderful line at Duralee and love their line at Target as well. Getting a glimpse into the daily life of this adorable design duo has been a blast!


7. humansofny – Humans of New York is based on a photographer who does street photography and tells the story behind each person he captures. With 2.4 million followers, they have been able to raise awareness and funds for those in need.


8. witanddelight – Kate Arends has a great stylistic eye and a super cute pup! Let’s just say the two are a good combo!


9. habituallychic – Heather is a NYC designer with flawless taste and a fantastic eye for photography. Her uptown style is always fun to follow!


10. happsters – Everyday Kelli posts an inspirational quote or two to brighten followers’ days.


11. aubrey_veva_design – As a self-described Interior Designer, Stylist, Mama, Wifey & Lover of Geodes, Aubrey provides a glance into her daily life and the beauty that surrounds her.

12. marymcdonaldinc – This applauded designer has always been a favorite of mine. I particularly love the glimpses she provides of interesting architecture.



Lilly for Target

Yesterday Target made an enormously fabulous announcement. Lilly Pulitzer will be releasing a collection in collaboration with Target

So. Stinking. Excited.

Lilly Pulitzer was the mother of American resort wear. Lilly’s playfully bold approach to pattern and color has kept the brand as a staple in the fashion and home décor industries. Now, Target will be taking that vision to a new market. Their affordable 250-piece line will debut online and in stores April 19th. Each pattern has been exclusively designed for this new collection.

I will have to exercise restraint, but I can certainly see a few beach towels, colorful carryall bags in my shopping cart.

via A Bullseye View

Adorable dishes, barware and sundresses will be must-haves!

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And how fabulous are these scarves?!

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A side note, I love the incorporation of pom trim into these designs… A huge trend right now!

Save some room in your budget ladies… Because Lilly is coming!

Follow this link to see more items in the collection preview post on A Bullseye View.

Which items peak your interest?

*This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions above are my own.

Maggie’s Bedroom Makeover

Over this past year a progressive metamorphosis has taken place in several parts of my parent’s home. The house was built in the late 60’s but has some wonderfully traditional architectural elements such as board and batten, chair rail mouldings, etc. It has seen many updates and re-dos in the past 50 years or so, but the last major update was done in the early 2000’s. Needless to say, it was time to update paint colors and eliminate some wallpaper! Both of my younger sisters were home this summer and my mom decided to take full advantage of the free labor extra hands! About 1/3 of the house was repainted by my mom and sisters. They took down wallpaper, primed and painted their hearts out. And the best part was… they did it all by themselves!

One of the aforementioned rooms belonged to my baby sister, Maggie. Maggie is in her senior year of high school and it was time to shed the Pepto-pink walls of her preteen years! I have only one before photo, but as you can imagine, it was pink… everywhere.

Maggie requested that the new and improved space be in cool blue tones, with fun and feminine accents and a more mature vibe. I immediately thought of Schumacher’s Chang Mai Dragon in Aquamarine.

This is literally my all-time favorite fabric. The color, the design, everything about it makes my design heart sing! Maggie also fell for the entrancing dragon and we decided to use Chang Mai as the jumping off point for our color scheme.

After a heavy coat of primer, the walls were painted Valspar’s Aquatic Edge.

I love the light and vivacity this wall color brings to the space!

With orange and white accents, the room has been transformed into a sophisticated sanctuary… An enthusiastic yet tranquil retreat for an incredible young woman.

Everything you see was done with a budget in mind. The drapery panels were made from a HomeGoods shower curtain and the table lamps were $5 each at a garage sale. The feather wall art was on sale at Hobby Lobby, while the drapery hardware and lampshades are from Target. Nearly every new item purchased was either on clearance or accompanied by a coupon; and several items, like decorative frames, are thrift store finds.

Although I was on hand for the design direction, color selections and sewing projects, Maggie did a lot of the work you see here by herself. She spray painted photo frames, metal wall art and cork boards. Helped hang drapery and de-cluttered.

The floor lamp has been floating around the house for years, but it found a delightful home here, lending a hint of vintage charm.

I can’t forget to mention this adorable slipcover my mom whipped up for an outdated office chair… Did I mention that I am proud of these DIY divas?!

The top of her dresser now serves as an area to accessorize before heading out with friends. On another note, I love how the colors in the room compliment the rich wood tones of the furnishings!

My favorite project was one Maggie did completely on her own, this adorable lace monogram. She painted each letter with a color from the room, overlaid each with inexpensive lace and coated them with white spray paint. After removing the lace stencil, the finished product created a lovely grouping.

Overall, I am incredibly proud of the spunky and energetic little lady below. She put a lot of elbow grease into this room of hers and, I think you’ll agree, the result is a fabulous slice of design heaven! I surmise that we have yet another accomplished DIYer in the family!

I’m still hopelessly in love with my dearest dragon and so glad to use it in a space close to my heart!

What do you think of the room? And what are your favorite fabric crushes?


Ringing in the New Year: Gold Beauties

What better way to ring in 2014 than to take a peek at a few beautifully gilded items that never fail to make me swoon!

First, the fabulous Faceted Lamp by Porta Romana in Bright Gold. I don’t know if I would be able to pull off this lamp in my own home (much less afford it), but that doesn’t stop me from loving to look at it!

I could picture it as elegant and unassuming with an ivory silk shade. Alternately, it would be a stunning statement piece with a cobalt satin or magenta silk shade! All options with magnificent Porta Romana.

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Next, a piece that I mentioned before in a past post. The Brentwood Desk by Worlds Away has been a long time favorite of mine and, to say the least, my crush has endured into the new year…


The third and much more reasonable item is this lovely set of mirrors by Threshold. They may very well make an appearance in my master bedroom in the very near future… I think.


Last, I received this beautiful Stella and Dot Valor pendant as a Christmas gift. I wore it for the first time yesterday and I’m sure it will be a new favorite during the new year!


If your family is anything like mine, you’ll be eating black eyed peas and cabbage today. Eat up and have a wonderful New Years!