Putting It All Together: Front Porch



Mission House Numbers from Rejuventation

Pineapple Door Knocker- Cape Cod Weathervane Company (I am going to get this, but I love the bear door knocker)

Bear Door Knocker- Restoration Hardware

American Flag- Williams- Sonoma

Retrouve Turquoise Chair- The Conran Shop

Ceramic Garden Stool- Pottery Barn

Mynta Plant Pot- Ikea


Window Boxes

Mika Espresso Folding Table- World Market (I actually bought the much cheaper version from IKEA.  Read about it here.)

Putting It All Together: Living Room

What a dreary, rainy day.  Here is a cheery inspiration board for you:

Ideas for My Living Room, April 2009 (Double click image to enlarge)



1.  IKEA Merete Curtains in Dark Blue

2.  Bamboo Insulated Roman Shades from Country Curtains

3.  Canvas Buckets from Pottery Barn Kids- Perfect to hold newspapers and dog items

4.  Rattan Pouf from Urban Outfitters

5.  Fresh Scallops Mirror from Land of Nod

6.  Avery Antique White Gel Fuel Fireplace from Overstock.com- who knew you could buy a fireplace and just plug it into any old outlet?

7.  Wire Wall Letters from PB Teen- I’m not sure what letters I’d get, but they are cute

8.  Balk veneer flooring in brown from IKEA- to replace the icky carpet in my living room.

9.  Kravet Beige Fabric to Reupholster my couches

Putting It All Together: Ikea Bedroom

What could be better than a whole room with everything from Ikea?

My housemate just bought this lovely dresser from Ikea.  The Hemnes Chest With 8 Drawers is a lot larger than it looks in the picture.


I think this Inger fabric would look absolutely lovely next to the dresser.  The more I look at it the more I love it:


Add in a little curtain rod- nothing too fancy cause we want the attention on the lovely curtains.  Skuggig from Ikea:


And a bed of course for the bedroom, Sorum:


A touch of color on the walls, Benjamin Moore Delano Waters 766:


And last but not least, how about a rug: Bettan Linge


That’s about it for now, I may just add some more in the morning…


Putting It All Together: Ladies Boudoir

Definition of Boudoir from Wikipedia:

“A boudoir is a lady’s private bedroom, sitting room or dressing room. The term derives from the French verb bouder, meaning “to pout”.

Historically, the boudoir formed part of the private suite of rooms of a lady, for bathing and dressing, adjacent to her bedchamber, being the female equivalent of the male cabinet. In later periods, the boudoir was used as a private drawing room, and was used for other activities, such as embroidery or entertaining intimate acquaintances.”

Try This:

Overture Chaise from Kravet:


Upholstered in Giovanna Fabric from Kravet:


With the Gramercy Park Cheval Mirror from The Mirror Lady:


With wall color Westminister Gold 200 from Benjamin Moore:


Andhe Hudson Colonial Revival Bowl Shade Chandelier from Rejuvenation:


And Candlesticks to add a touch of elegance and soft light:

Panna Cream Pillar Holders from Pottery Barn and Ridgeway Candle sticks from Ralph Lauren Home:



And lastly these Glass Canisters from Crate & Barrel to hole cotton balls and such:


Putting It All Together: Master Bedroom

Greenwich Tufted Headboard from Target:


Upholstered in this Kravet Fabric:


With Kimura wallpaper from Walnut Wallpaper on the wall behind the headboard:


The Master Bedrooom should evoke a feeling of romance.  Avoid pictures of your kids staring at you while you are in bed.  I like Antra from Ikea:


Putting It All Together: Living Room

I am going to start putting together furniture and accessories that I think would go well together.  Here goes the first one:

The Paris Chair from Jeffrey Braun Furniture + The Andalusia Rug in Espresso from West Elm + Benjamin Moore Nob Hill Sage 450 for the walls (the actual color looks a lot different than the color, in real life it is a pretty green) + Ceramic Peonies from Arhaus


I like this fabric from Kravet for the chair, I think it might be a little too busy though if it were next to the rug (scroll down):


So maybe this fabric from Kravet would be better: (although I really like the other one)