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The Makings Of…


Happy Friday! A few of my favorite pieces. A great way to break up wall-to-wall carpet common in rentals is to lay a cow hide over the carpet to accent the area around the sofa.

Mirror | Bed | Nightstand | Stools | Cabinet | Sofa | Coffee Table| Leather Poof | Sisal Rug | Hide Rug

6a015433e2ad49970c017ee5751aa9970d-800wiElle Decor


9d6d915968a568f4377f89f4e3683212Better Home and Garden

ff2af0e6c5cf8e5b52351b7e45096c2dTaylor Hoff via Desire to Inspire

cab81a08d7067d0f94948cd701f35de4Jenna Lyons’ Apartment


The Makings of…


Enjoy these wallet-friendly pieces and check back later to see what I’ve found for some of my other favorite styles!

west elm sofa | ikea mirrorikea sideboardwest elm table lampall modern coffee tabledash & albert area rug | “x” book caserove concepts dining table | ikea dining chair | ikea bed |  west elm nightstand | ikea sheep skin (only available in stores)

Intermediate Stage: The Living Room

This new sisal rug from Crate & Barrel has completely transformed our living room, bringing in light and really making the room feel alive. Our previous rug, a dark red oriental rug was pretty, but it really weighed down the room. Next on my list is a new swing arm wall sconce and a new coffee table. Some ideas below….




Sconces: 1 . 2 . 3 . 4

Coffee Tables: 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 . 6 . 7 . 8 . 9

Being Capricious: Tufted Sofas

Here’s where my blog name makes sense: I have never been one for tufted sofas. They always seemed a bit princessy and formal. Seeing this instagram photo by Song of Style made me completely change my mind. The straight lines and size of this sofa paired with the pale pink pillows and an oversized mirror look amazing together.

Let’s get the look:

Twig Mirror

Rockefeller Sofa

Hand Painted Pillow

Z Gold Accent Table

Playing Dress Up for the Home

I used to love playing dress up as a little girl. I’d even use my little brother as my minion and we’d run around in leotards and tutus while my sister played the piano. While I still occasionally find myself playing dress up, I more so find myself playing dress up with make believe rooms. Here’s a room I’d create if I had a blank slate.

This daybed is similar to the one used by Sixx Design (featured in this blog post) and I love the way they styled it.

Keeping with the Moroccan/well traveled vibe with this Trellis Chest

A mix of these hand painted pillows will add art to the bed

And this Pink Lemonade by Liza Matthews artwork would tie it all together

 Chevron Throw to keep it contemporary and current

We’ve seen popular variations of this rug around, and West Elm‘s is reasonably priced

I want this IKEA light BAD and it would finish off the girly touches in this room

Stylish Furniture and Decor: 10% Off

I’m at a stage in my life when I’m considering what furniture purchases are necessary and which can wait. I’m also at a stage in my life when I’m surrounded by beautiful pieces every day but I can’t always afford what I want. That’s why I was beyond thrilled by the introduction of Stylish Furniture and Decor. Think Bungalow 5 meets West Elm. Everything is cute, youth friendly, and budget friendly. From white bar carts to geometric bookcases, Stylish Furniture and Decor has it. Take a look around and as my readers, you can enter the code INSPIRE to get 10% off your purchase! Expires 5/31/12.

Dream Bed

Growing up, I always wanted a four poster bed. I had friends with canopy beds that had curtains that closed at night and when inside, you felt like you were being whisked away on a magical ride. Having never had one, I feel it is my time. This Ikea bed frame is extremely popular in design yet due to its blank slate, it can be imbued into so many different settings and look unique and fresh. It doesn’t really fit with my current bedrooms look so maybe my next one…

Kate McIntyre Design… more on this bedroom tomorrow

Erin Gates of Elements of Style Blog

Apartment Therapy

Style at Home

Jonathan Adler

Why leave them white when they can be colored?

Frog Hill Designs

Perfect for a little girls room

Ikat perfection

One of my favorites.

You can never go wrong with stripes.