Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Moody blues

I have been craving a dreamy blue living room for a while now. Still havent found the perfect rug and coffee table. I want this Masai rug in the Ikea rug colors! Which table & rug pair do you like?

Image from Living Etc. sourced via poppytalk.

Sneak peak at design*sponge.

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Masai Rug - West Elm

Stockholm Triangle rug - Ikea

Crocodile rug

Monarch coffee table - Anthropologie

Plank house coffee table - Anthropologie

Aiden coffee table - World Market

Friday, March 11, 2011


I finally finished my upholstered headboard! This was a beast of a project and I don't recommend it for the faint-hearted or for your first upholstery project. I mostly followed directions from this youtube series. It was extremely informative despite the silly music that is permanently ingrained in my head. The project ended up costing around $250 and I have a new appreciation for a perfectly upholstered piece of furniture.

A few recommendations -
Home Depot can cut your wood down for you.
An electric staple gun may be worthwhile (by the third layer of material I was having issues with the staples securing)
I wouldn't wash your material first, it just put in more wrinkles than before.
Wear ear protection when stapling.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Modern Moroccan Palace

Liz Bruce's home in Morocco featured in Elle Decor reminds me of Malene's home that has the traditional art and furniture paired with the boldly colored walls.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Ernst Haeckel

The copyright just expired on these incredible illustrations by German Biologist Ernst Haeckel (1834–1919). More evidence that art and science can coexist quiet beautifully. It's hard to beat the endless patterns and symmetry found in nature.

Found via Le voyage creatif.