no way to be sweeter on valentine’s day than with this molten chocolate cake with maple whipped cream.
i love anthro‘s bedding!
remember when i mentioned that i haven’t done much decorating? well, my bedroom style/design is definitely lacking. there are really no decorative elements in there at all. so if i were to get started on a styling kick in my bedroom i’d start with one of these bad boys.
yesterday i mentioned justina blakeney’s jungalow style and whether or not it’s the style for me. truth is, i already have quite a few jungalow-ish things going on at my place, but i have to admit my home style is more influenced by my mom than anyone else.
my little family and i have been at our place for about three years now and i haven’t gone into full-on deco mode yet. i have a few pieces here and there (mostly in our living room area) that really represent my style, but the rest of our home is pretty void of any… well, of anything! my husband and i have a totally different aesthetic (unfortunately!!!) so a lot of things i’d love to do i’m sure he’d hate.
we have one orange painted wall in our living room that was actually supposed to be a brazil nut color. the orange color was originally supposed to be in the dining room but there was a miscommunication on my plans for the wall and well, the husband got the colors mixed up and painted this wall orange. the dining room never got a paint job at all.
the paint can is still in our closet. does paint go bad?
and i don’t even want to talk about all of the artwork i have that has gone un-hung. i honestly don’t know what the heck i’m waiting for. for a number of reasons i just haven’t been inspired, i suppose.
anyhoo, there are dots of style sprinkled here and there. this cute little three-legged stool is one of my favorite pieces. we bought it while we were on our honeymoon in cabo san lucas many moons ago. i saw a diy project on design sponge a couple years ago on making camping stools similar to this if you wanna have a go at creating your own.
our fireplace mantel is one of the places i like to play around with when it comes to changing the look of things. the husband and i have debated on what should go here to! in fact, one time i put it all together with photos and vases only to have him come home, take everything off, change it around just to put it back the way i had it originally.
so here’s a piece of what’s going on with it now. the vases are from crate & barrel. don’t go looking for them though, they’re pretty old. and the cute lil’ face in the pic belongs to my stepson who will be the big 1-8 this month!
throw pillows from pier 1. i just love the colors on these two. so vibrant!
a small trunk plays the role of a side table in our living room and houses a ridiculous amount of dvds. nothing like a cute little number that doubles as storage space! the wooden box on top once had the most beautiful and creative floral arrangement by jane carroll inside. the box was just too adorable to toss!
how would you describe your home’s style? do you have free reign over how it looks or do you and your significant other make the decisions together?
i’ve been following justina blakeney’s blog for quite a while now and i absolutely adore her jungalow style. i go back and forth on whether or not it’s necessarily the style for me, but i still adore it at her place nonetheless.
justina recently held a block-print your home giveaway on her blog, i entered and then found out via suzy over at tapa living (on instagram of all places!!) that i won!! whaaaaaaaat?!! i never win anything.
well, hardly ever anyway.
the giveaway included all kinds of cool stuff like “john robshaw prints,” a book about the celebrated textile designer’s block printing inspiration and technique, notebooks and stationery from his collection, two pillow shams from aalamwaar textiles and a huge, vintage indian textile.
excited to see it all when it comes!!
the longer my hair gets the more i feel i need to do something with it. it’s not long enough for one of those cutesy top buns just yet, but i can toss a headband on and this jeweled one (diy tutorial by whimseybox) is just the thing to knock my curly fro’ up a few notches for a funky look. and hello!! it’s so daggone easy to make. i’m actually not the blingiest person on the block, but i imagine you can go wild with trinkets to add to ribbon.
oh, and in case you’re not familiar, whimseybox is a monthly craft subscription service where you sign up, pay 15 bucks a month and get all kinds of fun diy/crafty stuff. there’s also a crafting community on the site.