Monday, April 30, 2012

Black, Brown and White Sun Rooms

Breathtaking! I love the use of fabrics and textures to pull these rooms together. Just lovely, in my Book!

Via Lonny

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Office Space

I would call these offices VINTAGE MODERN, and possibly Some INDUSTRIAL VINTAGE MODERN. Love them all!

Via Pinterest

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

My Entryway/Gallery Wall

This weekend we added some potted boxwoods to the front porch. Which I love. I still want to either paint, our buy new Light fixtures (black) to tie in the color of the pots. As well as paint the front door most likely a Charcoal color. Ugh. Is anyone else out there tired of Painting??  Man, it is such a love/hate relationship.

My new etry rug from

Finally have completed my Gallery wall. I am very happy with it as well as the effect when you first walk in. My frames are Aaron Bro., Ikea and Bed Bath and Beyond. Prints are DeVinci Sketches I printed off my computer, Pics my hubby brought me from Paris, and more Ikea pics. Gotta Love IKEA. :)

Now my entry is complete. Except the outside of course. I still need to paint. sigh.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Lounging Around

It is suppose to warm up this week, here in Utah. Woo Hoo. Bring on the sun!! Meanwhile, Happy Lounging this weekend. (Cuz that's what I'm gonna be doing)

Via Cococozy

Monday, April 16, 2012

Kitchen Love (and they are Not White Cabinets)

These Kitchens are stunning and Yes they are not White Cabinets. You all know I have a thing for white. But I couldn't resist these beauties. Don't you agree? I love the dark tones and light walls contrast. Just stunning!!

Via Dream Book Design, House and Home, & Sarah Swanson Design.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

MY New Ikea Sofa

 Now I have to admit that I was not willing to purchase an Ikea Sofa. We all know Ikea doesn't have the best quality furniture sometimes. But my husband, persistent as he is, was not willing to spend $5000 on a sectional. However, I did agree with him to an extend. I did want something to last through the years. With that said. We were in Ikea buying new frames to finish my gallery wall.  Anyways, we did stumble upon this new line called the Kivik Sofa Combination. It has a NEW fabric that is charcoal gray which we both liked. Also, this so called furniture line has a 10 year warrenty. Yes, that's right 10 years. So then it got me thinking, OK not bad. Like the color. Like the price. Like the lines.
Well to top it all off. The new color fabric, (the one we really like) the dark gray. (not on the website by the way) is completely removable & WASHABLE.
SOLD you get the slipcovered sofa I have always wanted with the look of an upholstered sofa Jim has always wanted.

So there you have it our new sofa from Ikea. I am totally in love with the massive size and comfort.

I want to add...

The square ottoman from West Elm.
and these pillows from Etsy.

This blue dot pillow. Was at Joss and Main for $40. Which I would of paid and gotten 2.  But while I was at Ikea. I found practically the same  pillow for $7. (the one pictured on the sofa)  I know I LOVE Ikea!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Before and After Kitchen= White Cabinet Love

Kitchen BEFORE

AFTER (I love how Bright it is now)

New Moldings were added on the buld head, as well as a can light above sink area.

Another Angle BEFORE


Just showing the difference between a Night shot with my Camera VS. a day shot w/ my phone. :)

Such a Huge Difference!!
Things are progressing! YAY!! SO exciting to see things coming together that I have pictured in my head for so long. I will always be amazed at how much the "Power of PAINT" adds to a house.

For those of you wondering the Paint is BM White Dove. AND Yes I love it!! Wouldn't change a thing.

My Kitchen Remodel On a Budget Break Down...

Kitchen Check Off List
Paint Cabinets White (we did it ourselves do save some money)
Add Recessed Lighting under Cabinets
Add Can Light over sink (removed boob light)
Add molding to bulk head.
Remove small cabinet over fridge and customize a new one over fridge.

Kitchen To DO List.
Subway Tile Backsplash (Just so you know I am DYING to get this and...)
New Quartzite Countertops ( This.. Although yellow speckled tile is good for Easter coming up. ;))
New Farm house Sink
Stainless Steel Double Ovens
Add 4 Can Lights through out kitchen. (Get rid of the boob Light)
Roman Shade on Window

While it does feel good to check stuff off the list. There is still quite a bit to do still. Sigh.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Roman Shade Love

I Love this white shade with the gray band along the side and bottom. It is striking yet, subtle all at the same time. It is just stunning. I am thinking kitchen window, above my sink, needs this very one!

via House Beautiful