Stunning! Inspiring me to work with pattern and our new blue velvet (!) sofa…

Stunning! Inspiring me to work with pattern and our new blue velvet (!) sofa…

Clever.

Clever.

Tags: clock art diy

Guess what I got today? Hint hint.

Yeah, I could make this. Kilim ottoman hack-attack!

Yeah, I could make this. Kilim ottoman hack-attack!

Kindle? I’m like, forget you!

Kindle? I’m like, forget you!

I really like this small powder room. A good look if we ever decide to add a small sink into the powder/toilet room (what is the room that only has a toilet called in a split bath?)

I really like this small powder room. A good look if we ever decide to add a small sink into the powder/toilet room (what is the room that only has a toilet called in a split bath?)

OMG. Yes!

OMG. Yes!

This takes reading in bed to the next level. Want!

This takes reading in bed to the next level. Want!

Tranquility made real.

Tranquility made real.

If I had the money, I would buy this for JJ for his birthday. Instead he’s probably going to get something really awesome, like new socks and bear hug.

If I had the money, I would buy this for JJ for his birthday. Instead he’s probably going to get something really awesome, like new socks and bear hug.

Tags: jj toolbox gift

What’s this? Oh, it’s just my cabin in gold country. Nothing fancy, but we like it. Welcome! Would you like some hot chocolate?

Cute little cots for tots. Love the little pink womb-esque chair, too.

Cute little cots for tots. Love the little pink womb-esque chair, too.

On second thought, maybe a wall of bamboo plants might be better than a fence…

On second thought, maybe a wall of bamboo plants might be better than a fence…

WHY! oh why! do stylists or photographers do this to a lovely room? Why put 100+ mandarin oranges on the table? Why line up 4 orange carnations? It looks so stupid. Nobody lives that way and it just detracts from what is a pretty nice room. My mind immediately jumps to “oranges!” and then sees the table, chairs, etc. 
So stupid.
/end rant

WHY! oh why! do stylists or photographers do this to a lovely room? Why put 100+ mandarin oranges on the table? Why line up 4 orange carnations? It looks so stupid. Nobody lives that way and it just detracts from what is a pretty nice room. My mind immediately jumps to “oranges!” and then sees the table, chairs, etc.

So stupid.

/end rant

Mirror-backed trellis work. Might this be the secret to making our tiny back terrace seem bigger?