Don’t Pass the Bar

Our new, rounded countertop offers ample eating area. At its deepest point, it measures 18″. Since we opted for sturdy but invisible supports, there is plenty of knee-room, too. We already enjoyed perching at the bar in our old kitchen… Continue Reading

Decor Doppelgängers – Pottery Barn Tibetan Barstools

Our new, single height eat-at counter (try saying that 5 times fast) demands counter stools instead of bar stools. I’m in the market for something small and simple. For these reasons, the Pottery Barn Tibetan Barstool is a popular choice… Continue Reading

A Serene Sanctuary

Bedroom Escape by adewvall on Polyvore About a year ago, I started to design a bedroom for my mom and dad. Like many parents, for years they’ve put their children and other responsibilities first. Now, my mom is helping to… Continue Reading

Decor Doppelgängers – Pottery Barn Silver Beaded Mirror

This post might seem familiar, because the doppelgänger is very similar to a piece I already “knocked off” (see: Restoration Hardware Baroque Aged Silver Leaf Mirror). When designing a new master bedroom escape for my parents, my eyes landed on this… Continue Reading

Decor Doppelgängers – Pottery Barn Round Water Hyacinth Placemats

  I loved the look of these water hyacinth placemats from Pottery Barn, but at $56 for a set of 4, I’d be spending $112 to outfit my table for guests. For 86% less, I found these Hometrends water hyacinth… Continue Reading

Festive Winter Printables

      Have you been enjoying the fun, free printable graphics out there in the blogosphere? I’ve taken advantage of some cute posters myself, saving quite a bit of time and adding some cheerful, seasonal flair to my house… Continue Reading

Knock it Off – Pottery Barn Gold Gilt Acorn Vase Filler

It’s easy to get carried away with fall decorating fever. But, as adorable as those grapevine pumpkins and faux berry swags are, seasonal decor items can quickly add up. If you’ve already indulged your decorating budget a bit too much… Continue Reading

Sea Life Silhouettes

This project is actually one I completed more than a year ago, just before our April 2011 housewarming party. But, if you’re like me (and judging from the blogosphere lovefest, more than one of you are!) and love beach themed… Continue Reading