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Color me mine

It’s no secret that i love color, (despite the fact that I’ll also be the first to enjoy a muted, tonal, minimal Calvin Klein/Muji/japanese modern Yoji/Issey/Comme des Garcon palette as well.) I just know that the reality is, I’ll always gravitate to more colorful surroundings. If you’re looking to add a little more color, I found this great Pantone inspired set of dishware at Fishs Eddy. (I p
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book review: at home with the makers of style

When I was in art school, I was always interested in seeing the work of my instructors, to get a better sense of where they were coming from. Similarily, I think people in general are always interested to see a more personal side of the people they respect or admire. (ok, admit it, we’re all little voyeuristic, hehe) The book At Home with the Makers of Style, by Grant Scott and Samantha Scott-Jeffries, explores
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HGTV: 101 Spring ideas

Ok, another confession: I am an HGTV junkie. I can’t get enough of it. HGTV and Foodnetwork are basically the only things that are always on whenever my TV is on.. (except on Wednesdays for Lost or Project Runway, and sometimes Thursdays for The OC, er.. um.. did I just say that?) I’ll admit that most of the programs on HGTV are sometimes kinda hokey. Yet, I can’t stop watching it. This weekend, I c
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Blue Monday# 7 : Sharps

Sharps, maker of the hip men’s shaving and bath/body products line, has introduced a new and exclusive lower priced line at Target stores nationwide. I was intrigued by the graphics (and they smelled good) so I picked up the sampler kit, which contains 3 scents in both a shower gel and body scrub. My favorites are the “spearmint jolt”(which, of course, is blue) and “lemon fix” (which isn
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kate Spade kids china

Although i find it a little weird for kids to have fine “china”- I do love these incredibly cute and graphic designs for kate Spade’s new children’s collection- the Mouse cup and Elephant plate are killing me! CUTE!! As seen in May’s Elle Decor “what’s Hot” section-
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Target HOME 06

YIPEE!!! I gots the new Target HOME o6 catalog today and it’s simply amazing. Those way-too-fancy-for-themselves-Target-creatives have put together another beautiful catalog, showcasing all their twenty million brilliant collections: Global Home, Isaac Mizrahi, Renovations by Thomasville, Thomas O’Brien, etc…What I really love are the phases they use- The title of it is “design your springR
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While you were out: Follow up

So a quick recap of resources for my While You Were Out decorating adventure–First, the pillows: The original couch had these oversized cushions as a backing, but once i removed them, i realized, there was nothing left for back support, so i needed to replace it with some sort of backing pillow. After going though what felt like every fabric shop in Orange County, i finally found some fabric that matched the of
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cubby

As seen on Apartment Therapy:Chicago, I am so loving this Cubby from designers Stephanie Munson and Bruce Tharp– It’s such a simple concept, yet so effective and spacey-cool! MUST HAVE!!
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While you were out: the final episode

For those of you that have been following my “while you were out” adventure, it’s time to reveal the final outcome. After I got approval, the parentals left for their three-week tour, and I was ready to begin. Although I had showed them a quick little mockup , I knew I wanted to remove the 80’s lacquered side table and coffee table, but as luck would have it, i accidentally broke it. (honest,
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mo wabbits

Also seen at Target this weekend, was this pink bowl with cute bird/branch motif – this would probably look very nice as someone’s jewelry dish or for keys… or spare change…After my Target jaunt, I stopped by Walmart (they happen to both be in the same shopping center near me ..oh the joys of the suburbs!) and couldn’t resist this little wabbit- er- i mean rabbit mug for only 75¢!!
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