on my radar: painted ceilings

Some designers swear by painting the ceiling a different color than the walls, and I have to agree with this philosophy. I'm particularly fond of the combination of cream walls and ceiling painted in the lightest shade of blue.
Source: Veranda | Photography: Melanie Acevedo
Source: House Beautiful | Photography: Francesco Lagnese
What do you think? Would you paint your ceiling a different color than your walls, or do you prefer to keep them the same color?


bits and pieces

Here are a few bits and pieces of life lately:
Charlie took me to see Vampire Weekend for an early birthday gift.
I almost died when I saw their stage design... floral wallpaper and gold mirrors.
A band after my heart.
 Found this great console at HomeGoods. I only wish I had a place for this find!
 I did, however, score this awesome mid-century clock for our bedroom. It makes me happy.
Love when shops and restaurants get festive. This local bar was decked out in Halloween decor.
Confession: I had two (and a half) Sprinkles Cupcakes this week.
It was my birthday though, so I don't feel too bad :)


dallas market

Last week I made my first trip to Dallas Market. It was a little overwhelming, but I had an absolutely wonderful time exploring and meeting with showroom managers.

My first stop was the Codarus Showroom where I spotted these Dash & Albert rugs that I'm devising a plan for.
 Next up was Global Views. I couldn't get enough of the starburst hardware on these consoles.
This guy would be so good in an entryway.
 Found some fabric possibilities for an upholstery project at J. Mackie and Associates. I'm especially loving the light blue pattern.
 I also fell in love with this fab citron colored chair.
Finally, I made a stop into Feizy Rugs, and wanted to take the whole showroom home with me. 
 They had the most fabulous stacks of antique rugs to peruse,
 and rugs in every color of the rainbow. 
I got so much inspiration during my visit. I can't wait to reveal some of my projects!


birthday week

It's that time again... My birthday week!
We kicked it off yesterday by attending the Texas Veggie Fair, listening to local music, and stuffing our faces with vegan fair food.
Tomorrow I'll be sharing about my trip to Dallas Market last week. If you follow me on Instagram you've been getting a sneak peek of all of the good stuff I found! 


bar carts and accent tables on the cheap

Target's Threshold line has been killing it lately with their accent furniture. I mean, a brass bar cart for only $130? I feel like I need to buy this just because it's such a steal. Here are just a few of my favorite tables from their collection. There are about ten more I could add (like this one and this one), but I figured I had to stop somewhere!
1// Wood and Brass Bar Cart ($130)
2// Removable Tray Top Table ($70)
3// Wood and Metal Tray Table ($45)
4// Wood and Brass Accent Table ($67.49)
5// Stamped Metal Accent Table ($60)
6// Iron Wire Table ($60)


Friday Finds

Sorry for the random posting lately. Time seems to be flying by, so for my own sanity I sometimes have to put blogging on the back burner. Even if I'm not on the blog, I'm always active on my Pinterest and Instagram pages, so if you miss me too much you can find me there :) 

Things are slowing down a little, so I finally had some time to put together my favorite finds for this week. Serena and Lily is having their Friends and Family event where everything is 20% off! Here are some items that I have been eyeing:

Serena and Lily Friday Finds

1// Riviera Counter Stool (was $295, now $212 when you buy 2)
2// Coral Lamu Euro Sham (was $78, now $63)
3// Senegalese Storage Basket, Medium (was $98, now $79)
4// Grape/Indigo Cotton Dhurri 3x5 (was $195, now $64)
5// Coral Gobi Embroidered Sheet Set (was $220, now $176)


instagram updates

Good morning! I hope you had a fab weekend. 
We decided to take a last minute trip up to Oklahoma for the OU/TCU game this weekend. Even though it makes the weekend fly by, we had a great time visiting with family and catching up with friends.
 I caught this sweet moment of my little guy. Seriously, what dog lays on the couch like this?
 I finally had time to bring out the Halloween decor and broke out the pumpkin cider. It's seriously fall in a bottle. So good!
 Had a chance to stop by HomeGoods and found this colorful bench. I'm working on finishing up our guest bedroom, and I think it might be perfect for the space... still deciding on this one.
 Also still deciding on this lamp for beside the living room sofa. I really loved the marble base. What do you guys think?


dark gray bedroom e-design project

I'm so excited for this e-design project I've been working on.

bedroom redesign

The only thing my client was set on having was a dark gray wall color. I decided to reupholster the headboard in the light gray velvet and go with white bedding to help balance the darker walls. Here are a couple of inspiration images that we shared through Pinterest:
Source: Listing on Utah Homes (now unavailable)
Source: West Elm
I can hardly wait to see this design come to life. The e-design boards I've been working on recently are proving to be dangerous because I always end up wanting to change up the rooms in my own home to look like theirs!


living room drapery

After searching forever to find the right shade of blue for the drapes in our living room, I think I've finally found something that will work. I haven't been able to get this Lonny image out of my head. It is exactly what I want our drapes to look like, but everything I was finding was too grayed-out or too bright.
I've finally settled on these blue velvet drapes from PBteen. The clearance price tag and free shipping helped make the decision a little easier, too.
They should be here shortly, and I'll be posting our completed living room as soon as they are up!