Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sponsor- Thank you!

As a way of saying 'thank you' to my sponsors, I would like to highlight the support of the following advertisers:




Pillows By Dezign: Offers designer decorative throw pillowslumbar pillowsbed pillows,outdoor pillows at an affordable price starting at just $36 with inserts included with an option of down/ feather blend form or polyester. Also offering custom pillow using a wonderful range of designer fabrics from popular brands such as Schumacher Fabrics, Robert Allen Fabrics, Duralee Fabrics, Kravets FabricsOsborne & LittleRalph Lauren Home and more!




The Pink Pagoda:  Offers beautiful and chic chinoiserie prints, stationery and custom work. The collection includes Chinese Chippendale, Ming ginger jars, and figure studies- all in scrumptious, saturated colors. These petite giclée prints are affordably priced between $20 and $40 each.



Finishing Touch Interiors Boutique: Offers a lovely selection of shabby chic and vintage inspired products for the home which includes kids cooking sets, kids gardening sets, beautiful hand stitched kitchenware, gorgeous handmade linen cushions, charming tableware, bathroom accessories and more!





My Urban Child: Offers an amazing selection of modern and stylish children products from hundreds of baby products and baby furniture to children's products and children's furniture and beyond!

Don't forget to visit my fabulous sponsors when you get a chance!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Beautiful catalog home inspirations!

I am sure many of us are not fans of catalog or showroom decorating. Most catalog or showroom decor are too perfectly styled, too contrived and too matchy-matchy and thus, these type of decorating style doesn't seem realistic or feel lived-in. However, as someone who loves interior decorating and anything design-related in general, I love to have an open mind and will gladly welcome inspirations even if they are found in catalogs or showrooms. In my opinion, sometimes these "perfect" living spaces can provide some of the best inspirations in terms of gorgeously styled vignettes, fresh color palette and unexpected design ideas. Check this out!

























Are you loving these room ideas? Do you find them inspiring or overly contrived? Your thoughts?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Cool designer alert- Anna Beth Chao!

Featuring Louisiana-based decorator/ stylist/ writer, Anna Beth Chao. She does both online and local writing, decorating and prop styling. Her work has been featured in Apartment Therapy, Anthology MagazineBon Appetit, Etsy, eBay's The Inside Source, Television Without Pity, Dooce.com, various design blogs, and on your television in 2007, during which time she co-wrote an exciting episode of ABC drama 'Eli Stone'. Interested to see this talented lady's designs? Let's take a look at some her interiors below.


















The designer: Anna Beth Chao

Don't you love her fresh, modern and stylish interiors? What are your thoughts? Are you drawn to her designs? Which room is your most favorite?

To learn more about Anna Beth and her work, please visit: www.abchao.com. 


Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!

Whether you celebrate the memorial day weekend with tasty treats,




or otherwise, remember that:




Remembering those who paid for our freedom. Also, thank you to all the brave men and women who serve and protect the country everyday. 



Happy Memorial Day!