Thursday, July 30, 2009

Repurposed IKEA Curtain Wire

My husband and I were given a photography portfolio as wedding gift from our friend/photographer Jason Reed. I wanted to display the photos in my breakfast area with the ability to rotate the collection with ease. Custom framing and mounting was out of my budget. Enter:IKEA

Using DIGNITET curtain wire and clips from IKEA, I was able to achieve an easy, modern, and inexpensive solution.

2 DIGNITET curtain wire kits 14.99/each
1 pack of DIGNITET clips 4.99/pack of 24

This is also a great way to display children's artwork throughout the school year.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bold Striped Rugs

I'm really loving bold, striped rugs right now. They have such a fresh, clean, nautical vibe. Here are a few of my faves (I'm especially in love with the black and white striped Flor tiles).

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wallpaper: Help me make a decision

The wallpaper trend is still going strong, and as a result there are a ton of gorgeous papers out there. However, for someone who is "decision challenged", such as myself, the abundance of choices can make it rather difficult to pick just one. So, I was hoping to get a little help selecting a wallpaper design for our dining room wall.

Here is a photo of the wall we are planning to paper, along with 4 runner-up designs. The plan is to remove the picture ledge, wallpaper the whole wall, and then frame and hang all of the pictures (on that wall). So far, the dining room is relatively neutral - the chair covers are black and white. However, the main colors in the adjoining living room are blue, teal and yellow.

So, which do you like best:

1. Family Tree in petrol by Ferm Living
2. Modern Birdcage in ebony by Graham & Brown
3. Silver and Yellow Flowers by Moda Wallpaper
4. Elinor in duck egg by Graham & Brown

Or maybe you can suggest something else. Let me know!