Thursday, September 16, 2010

Magazine Haps

For those who are a bit busy lately, here are a few images from some favorite design publications to get you inspired!


ANTHOLOGY: new magazine to hit NEWSSTANDS, not internet, in October."Anthology is a new quarterly shelter and lifestyle print magazine that takes a narrative approach to its coverage of home d├ęcor, travel, design, entertaining, and culture." I'm excited to see what else the magazine has to offer, but here is a sneak peak....

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL: California Cool, Mediterranean inspired, organizing tips and using bright colors

ELLE DECOR: Animal Print Action

Another fabulous online design magazine has launched! Check it out and be inspired!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Giveaway Winner Lauren Prince's DC Apartment

Lauren Prince was the lucky giveaway winner. She is moving out of her college apartment into a young and working adult apartment with a friend in D.C. Lauren describes her style as bold and colorful, and likes graphic designs. She has an orange velvet couch from her parents, and a black TV stand and black square kitchen table. She wants to be budget conscious, but doesn't want that to restrict her from missing out on a fabulous piece to build upon and have in her collection. She also likes to entertain so wanted some extra seating (hence 2 Bartoia chairs...they don't take up much space and the eye goes through them like the lucite table to make the space feel more open).

I was inspired by her couch- loved the bold color, the texture and thought the lines would work well with both modern and some mid-century inspired pieces. I found a bold rug to build the room around. Lauren was also smart to suggest a grey wall, which I of course completely agreed with.
Design is all in the details, so Lauren will get the chance to pick her accessories on her own and personalize the space. Aside from the standard photos, books, candle and magazines, I advised her to pick unique pieces and stay with grey, blue, orange and mustard. A few suggestions were:



urban outfitters




antique stores


framed monarch butterly from etsy

I can't wait to see the outcome! Keep posted for the final product!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


LAUREN PRINCE you are the winner! I am excited to give you some ideas for your new place. I'll get in touch with you to ask a few questions, then follow up with the design plan here on the blog. As to you other readers, thank you for your interest! I'll address a few of your questions in a couple of posts.

Happy Decorating!

Lauren Prince said...

Brittany! I know I haven't seen you in, I don't know, since you got married! But I just stumbled upon your blog and the timing couldn't be better! I am moving into a new apartment in DC, and I think my roommate and I will probably be there for a while. At any rate, my mom gave me the coolest orange velvet couch that she can't find a use for in my parent's new home. The problem is that I can't figure out what to do with it in the space that we have. I want to do something shabby chic--I was thinking of painting the wall gray or something. I'd love your input!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


So this is my first GIVEAWAY! I thought it only appropriate to have this giveaway be a 'service' giveaway. I am offering the chance to pick my brain. Basically, you are going to let me know which room you need help with and we will take it from there. I will then send you some ideas via internet....and then we'll hopefully have a follow-up post about what you did to your room! I am so excited and hope you are too.

I've had the itch to do design work, and since our move and situation (two kids at home, living in student housing) the opportunity hasn't exactly presented itself or allowed for it.

All you have to do is BECOME A FOLLOWER and leave a comment mentioned what room you'd like to spruce up. The winner will be chosen randomly this weekend.

Have a great day and may the best (randomly chosen) person win :)

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