Search This Blog

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Guest Post: Want It Wednesday

Hi, everyone, I’m Susi and I write as a guest blogger for Design Shuffle, a fabulous social media site that promotes interior designers and their work from around the world. My writing focuses on things I'm passionate about: interior design, decorating ideas, home furnishings, gardening, travel and art. I get to look at gorgeous things all day and write about them. I'm a very lucky girl!

Being asked to write a Want it Wednesday guest post was like turning a kid loose in a candy store.  I realized I am coveting so many things right now that it was hard to narrow it down to just 8! I think it is the back to school shopping feeling in the air. I want to change d├ęcor with the seasons. So here are 8 thinks I want this Wednesday. What are you wanting?

Console Table


Little Emma English Home via

Love the shabby chic style of this long table. Used as a console table or kitchen island, it would add a lot of charm to a kitchen, hall or living room.

Kilim Rug

The Haystack Needle via

A graphic and colorful kilim rug from Turkey is definitely at the top of my list of wants right now. A kilim has such great color and style—perfect for a bedroom, living room or home office.

Wool Bowls

Super Market HQ via

With Fall right around the corner, these squash colored felted wool bowls would look great on a dining table filled with apples or decorative gourds.

Rustic Crown Molds

Little Emma English Home via

I don't know what they are but I want them-- the molds (?) on the shelf that look like rustic crowns.  How charming for kitchen decor! Must add this to the kitchen design ideas file.

Pink Chair

A Girl Named Bong via

Love the new home line from Lilly Pulitzer.  This hot pink Chinese Chippendale style chair is the Boulevard chair from Lilly's line at Horchow. Love her dragon print as a pillow too!

Light Bulb Vases

Free People via

How cool are these light bulb vases?! This is a great DIY project from Free People. Adorable!

Leather Chesterfield


Decadent Green via

A classic leather chesterfield... I think this is on a lot of people's want lists. Such classic lines but it can work in so many different decors. Love.

Oyster Shells

Shop Candelabra via

I saw a few of these when I was on vacation on Cape Cod: a sphere composed entirely of oyster shells. They are gorgeous in person and are truly sculptural works of art that kick up a coastal interior design. Wonder if it could be a DIY project.

What are some of the things you want this Wednesday? Make sure to stop by at Design Shuffle and browse all of the different styles of interior design ideas, inspirations, tips and trends. Be sure to say you saw us here at This Little Nest.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Quest for the Perfect Powder Room Wallpaper

I may not have executed it all, but I at least have plans for just about every room in the new house except the downstairs half bath.  Here is its current state.


The rest of the house is rather neutral so I decided to go bold with this room as it's small and low risk.  I've got a huge white carved wood mirror for the back wall and the corner sink will soon be replaced by a square pedestal sink.  I've decided to go blue and white with the wall and I've been desperately searching for the perfect wallpaper pattern.  Here are my favorites so far!

I love this wallpaper print but I'm afraid the repeat is too small and would be overwhelming in a small bathroom.

This wallpaper has a larger print, which I love, but has more white than blue, which I don't love.

I think I REALLY love this chinoiserie navy print wallpaper but it's sooooo bold.  I'm just a little apprehensive but part of me says I should just take the pluge.

I think this print, like first one, is too small and would make a guest to our half bath dizzy!!

Wallpaper is so difficult to decide on.  It can easily get too stuffy and outdated. I'm hoping that this mix of traditional colors but with a fun, bold pattern would be the perfect way to keep it fresh.  Which do you like best??  (Hint, hint:  I'm trying to get you people to comment!)

~Katie

Monday, September 19, 2011

NYC Trip in Photos

I recently returned from a trip to NYC for a work conference.  It was a long week full of lots of eye candy and "outfits of the days" so I figured I'd give you guys a little taste with a photo post.  Enjoy!












~Katie

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Home Inspiration Photos

With the looming move and work beginning in the new house tomorrow, I've been an online inspiration photo addict as of late. I'll be posting updates and before and after shots as work begins but I thought I'd share with you some of the pretty photos (and a few sneak peeks) I've come upon and gathered while brainstorming about the new place. 
www.kitchenbackplashes.blogspot.com

www.houzz.com

www.decorpad.com
 
www.decorpad.com

www.decorpad.com
  

Sarah's House HGTV

Helen Gillilan artwork that will be going in the living room
Pillow & Curtain Fabric for the Living Room

www.houzz.com Bedroom I ADORE!

See you soon with some progress pics!

~Katie