Living Room: Picking Paint Colors

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I hate the builders beige in my living room. I figured since I'm updating furniture, I may as well paint. This is not a room I can easily repaint if I pick a color I don't like once it's up, so I have to make a good decision the first time. The two colors I'm trying to choose from are Quiver Tan by Sherwin Williams and Flax by Restoration Hardware. What do you guys think of the colors?  Janell of Isabella & Max Rooms blog used Quiver Tan in her living room. You already know I love the stencil over the fireplace in this room.

Source: via Kheushla on Pinterest

Flax is one of the colors in Restoration Hardware's paint line of the same name (Flax).

Clockwise from top: Cappucino, Flax, and Chocolate.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I'm thinking about painting a stencil above my fireplace. I think I have a print in mind. I've found several similar stencils that I like. I just have to make time to actually do it. Here are a few stenciled rooms I found on Pinterest.

Source: via Kheushla on Pinterest

 I love this stencil in Janell from Isabella & Max Rooms' living room. I think it's my favorite pattern. 

How awesome is that ceiling? I'm not sure I'm coordinated enough to pull that off.

Great tutorial. Should be an interesting project. I guess I need to finish some of my other projects before giving this a try.

Looking Ahead: Sandals

Monday, January 23, 2012

It's that time of year for me. Whatever season we're in, I'm ready for the next seasons shoes. I can't wait for spring so I can get and wear some of the cute sandals that are out. While browsing Pinterest and ShopStyle. I noticed several pair of wedges that I have to have in my closet.

Frye, Sam Edelman, Steve Madden, Mia, L.A.M.B.
Clockwise from left: Vince Camuto "Shivona", LAMB "Angela", Steven by Steve Madden "Bammbo", Sam Edelman "Jorgia", Sam Edelman "Josie", Mia "Renegade", Frye "Kara Trapunto", Sam Edelman "Jorgia"

Fashion Friday: Flared Slacks

Friday, January 20, 2012

One of my favorite trends are flared jeans and trousers. I absolutely love the look. I have several pair and I love to dress them up for work. Are you into the flared pants trend?
Can you tell I love this look? It fits my whole boho style. I recently bought a pair of crimson red Citizen of Humanity flared jeans that I have to get hemmed. I forgot how long their jeans are. They are extremely long even with heels on. I can't wait to wear them.

Friendship Bracelets

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Friendship bracelets were really big when I was in middle school. They're once again all the rage, but with adults. Hopefully, I can remember how to make them.
I see a little DIY in my future. Do you remember making friendship bracelets?

Pinspiration - Living Room Edition Part 2

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I absolutely love Pinterest.  Since purchasing an IPad, I have been pinning a lot lately.  Lately, I have been trying to figure out what I want to do with my living room.  Pinterest to the rescue (for inspiration anyway).
Here's a few living rooms that I absolutely love.  I decided against getting a sectional, but I love how they look in a few of these rooms.

Source: via Kheushla on Pinterest

Source: via Kheushla on Pinterest

Source: via Kheushla on Pinterest

Source: via Kheushla on Pinterest

Source: via Kheushla on Pinterest

Source: via Kheushla on Pinterest

Living Room Again

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year guys! I know I have been MIA lately, but it's time to get back at it. I have made a decision on furniture for my living room. There's nothing wrong with my sofa, so I decided to keep it and add two new chairs. I picked the Sweep Arm Chair in Saddle, Herringbone faux Suede from West Elm. I think they will compliment my existing sofa perfectly.