March 31, 2009

design inspiration: modern-retro kitchen

Here is a perfect example of just how interesting an all white room can be once you add a just a few colorful accessories. The mantle showcasing bright plates, the pitcher of fresh flowers and the checkered tablecloth have just what it takes to enliven the room, and thanks to the blank canvas of the walls, they really pop as accents.

I love the tiled floor, too (tho' I'm not sure what it would be like to clean with all those grout lines).

(Modern-Retro Kitchen on Living Etc.)

March 30, 2009

spring wardrobe update

Say hello to my new spring handbag! I thought the bright blue color would do a lot to brighten these dreary days we've been having. (It seems like winter just doesn't want to let go!)

I picked it up from the ever-adorable Roscoe Village boutique, Glam to Go. One of my faves in the city with quite possibly the nicest owner anywhere.

(Turn Lock Pleated Tote by Melie Bianco)

March 27, 2009

design inspiration: rustic bedroom

There is nothing campy about this rustic retreat. From the cool iron bed and vintage trunk at its foot to the wide plank floors and beamed ceiling, I love everything about this room. And do you see that ladder back cum wing chair off to the side? What a fantastic idea.

(White and wood bedroom from Country Living)

March 26, 2009

art by kat hannah

Loving the vibrant colors and the child-like appeal of this print.
I know just where I'd hang it...

"Mosey" fine art print by Kat Hannah.

See more of her collection here.
Visit Kat's shop here.

how do i explain this one?

Wow... if any of you are actually still checking in, I'm finally back. Several things kept me from getting to Contented Me (which I am not going to go into here), but I do hope you'll forgive and forget and read on as I promise to get some new posts up asap.

I do have some news... that I can't share just yet, but I am really looking forward to being able to do so soon.

Thanks for sticking around.
xo, Kristin