Trina Turk Home

If you haven’t had a chance to head over to Apartment Therapy, today would be a great day to do so. I fell in love with the decor of this living room, before I even had a chance to look at the headline entailing that Trina Turk, who happens to be one of my favorite designers, will be designing home decor. She is a genius when it comes to color, I cannot wait to see her entire line! On top of that, it appears as though it will be affordable, which is an even greater plus in these poor economic times.

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I love… lamp. I love lamp.

Yes, I said I wasn’t looking to create a bedroom which looked like an antique store or museum, but I fell in love with this lamp, and best of all…it was only $40 at a local antique store. This is the lamp shade that came with it, but I don’t particularly care for it. What do you think? Do you have any ideas for a better lamp shade or where I can find one? Now that I have chosen this lamp, what color do you think I should go with my walls, bedspread, etc? I also don’t want to be stuck with a bedroom that is entirely PINK! I want 40’s glam…right, Callie! 🙂

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Day 2

This first photo is from a website that I must have found about a year ago. I hate not knowing whose image it is…if you happen to know, please do tell, as I’d like to give credit, where credit is due.

guide_blueThis is my absolute favorite photo of all time!!!

Photos of Olivia Palermo’s NYC apartment have been floating around lately, and it’s no lie…I ONLY watch The City, to drool over her cousin J/K! No I really love her apartment. I love the elephant in the photo, my brother actually has one that he inherited from my grandparents that’s quite similar, but he refuses to let me have it. I’ll just have to keep checking dear old etsy!

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Photos courtesy of NY Post

Help Me Redecorate My Room! Please :)

I’ve decided to redecorate my bedroom, but this time I’m actually following through. I spent the last few days searching different styles and deciding what I do and do not like….and scaring the heck out of myself with feng shui and Chinese New Year superstitions…sorry family! Come to find out, I don’t like much! I’m not really into modern, I love traditional (but not the entire room), shabby chic is NOT my thing, I like a bit of glamour,  I really want a Barcelona chair, crown-moulding, I’m torn between painting my room grey, white, or blue, pink accents or purple accents, what type of table lamp to buy, how to hide the cords to my printer, computer, television, my precious paper shredder, and last but not least for my wallpaper to finally come down!!!!

I have a few posts this week from different things I’ve found, and I’m hoping you, my blog buddies will help me out, since you never let me down!

Wallpaper before I got a hold of it——

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As you can see- I started taking down my childhood wallpaper. I didn’t pick this, it was never my style. As a child I wanted posters with Joey from NKOTB, or Dylan McKay, but I was never permitted seeing as my mother didn’t want holes in her precious wallpaper. If I am going to be Lemont and live at home like he did on Sanford & Son, I want to be in a space I actually like! 😉 For those of you who have not seen my bed from the 1800’s that I bought at an antique fair a few months ago…here is my headboard:

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Btw…I still haven’t bought new bed linens. I’m still looking for the perfect AFFORDABLE duvet cover or quilt, comforter…what have you. Suggestions, gladly taken 🙂

I decided not to refinish my vintage parlor, but instead have started using this vintage dresser my mom and I found at an antique fair in Sacramento, a few years ago. I’m not sure if I’m going to keep my “stuff” on the vintage mirror that I’ve been using as a tray.

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Oh and here’s my Christmas present from my mama! It’s actually made of an old window and has a mirror (which obviously I need to clean!)

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Loving Purple

I think I’ve finally got it! The other night I was looking for bedding when I spotted this pillow:

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I knew right then and there that I wanted to decorate my bedroom in a range of various plum colors. After finding this pillow, I knew that the bedding I had been eying would be too intricate for the pillow and dropped it. I’m kind of glad I did seeing as white wouldn’t work with my lab!

The other day I was browsing Design Sponge, and just fell in love with the entire site. Last night I picked the perfect night to browse once again…seeing as I found these!

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I had never heard of Caryn Grossman, but I am in love with her work! My bedroom floor already looks like this…so I’m pretty excited that I won’t have much work to do 🙂 All that’s left is finding out where I can find that comforter, and I’m set! I love these colors, because I can always add turquoise or my new favorite yellow to the mix.

I’ll take these please

It seems like bamboo chairs are everywhere from Design Sponge, to the Love List and in black at Porch Light Interiors. I usually don’t fall so quickly for furniture, but I am in looooove!!!!

Bamboo Hollywood Regency Chippendale Chairs

Bamboo Hollywood Regency Chippendale Chairs

They are featured on Ebay, with the auction ending October 5th. I can just envision them in black, or red, maybe yellow or bright pink? So much you can do with these chairs! What can I say, they have my <3!