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October 6, 2010

My new roommate who is also an Interior Designer is totally inspiring me to shake things up, add more color, and have more fun! I have a whole new hope of making our place great. Up until now, I’ve been resigned to the fact that we don’t have enough money to have things the way I want them. But now I am determined to do it, bit by bit and be creative in finding ways around expensive things. Sometimes with me its either all or nothing- if I can’t have exactly what I want, why bother. But I’m doing away with the perfectionism and getting real. In order to visualize the ideal space, I need to get it as close as possible in similar ways.

I recovered our comfy/ugly sofa with an Off White Cotton Duck… ahem, $20 dropcloth from Lowes… just a few pins and staples and it looks and feels great. Then we found some great fabrics and recovered old throw pillows we were tired of. I’ll post pictures soon, but it’s all not quite done.

Here are a few things I want to grab to finish our Vintage City Life Quirky European White + Bright concept. So a few of these things we’ll probably buy and a few others are inspiration pieces- you know me- it quickly turns into the “if I had a million dollars” version. Share with us: how are you breaking out of the box and finding new ways to bust through excuses and make a space you love?


Vineyard Bracket from Anthropologie, in mustard



Floor Lamp From Arteluce Via 1stDibs




Paris Panorama Pillowcase Set, Urban Outfitters



Pablo, set of 3 tables from CB2



Italian Chaise by Paolo Passerini, From Eccola Via 1st Dibs



Gallery Chairs by Martin Eilser From Thomas Hayes Gallery via 1st Dibs



Industrial Tool Chest Console from Restoration Hardware



Hamper and Printed Liner from Restoration Hardware Baby and Child



Eva Zeisel was 101 years on when she designed these and I love her for it



Eames House Bird from Vitra via DWR



Cityscape Shower Curtain from CB2



1920s Italian Sconce From Obsolete Via 1stDibs



We grabbed this Iron Bicycle wall art from Hobby Lobby


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