Thursday, April 15, 2010

Pink Underneath

There are easily hundreds of little projects I want to tackle around my house, some necessities to keep it from falling down around me and others purely for my daily pleasure.  One thing I've wanted to do (falls into purely for my pleasure category) for some time now is to fancy up my bedroom closets (there are two). 

I would so love to pay to have a professional closet type person come in and install the fancy shelving, etc but it's just not economically feasible.  Also, my closets are not walk ins so that makes it even less feasible.

One thing I can afford and would love to do though, is paint the insides of my closet pink.  It's by far my favorite color and it makes me so happy.  I would even do a lovely pink wallpaper, but trying to do that inside a relatively small closet would likely be a pain.  It seems as though most of the pink closets I've seen on the web are for little girls, but come on...big girls like pink too.   And it can be a very grown up color if you do it with enough sophistication.

Anyway, some lovely pink closets to enjoy and (for me to) envy....

Speaking of little girls, this one actually belongs to Miley Cyrus, but I would love, love, love it for myself (though it looks like it may be as big as my whole bedroom). I think she may have more money than me.  What do you think?

Christina Aguilera is definitely a big girl and has a very sexy big girl closet to prove it (check out her little man.  He almost gets lost in that room).
How can you not love the beautiful foil and pink wallpaper and crystal chandelier? This is pink done with true style and sophistication.

Another big girl closet; this one belongs to Christina Ricci.  It kind of looks like a boutique display doesn't it?  Not lovin the peach sofa with the fushia shelves, but if forced, I could like with it ;-).

A more humble, but very lovely closet it pink...

I'm going to go prioritize my projects now.  Have a lovely night.



Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Sweet Little Space in Short North

I'm sure you're familiar with Apartment Therapy.  Even though the majority of the homes don't reflect my taste, I enjoy the home tours. 

Apartment Therapy specializes in small, quirky spaces.  I'm drawn to seeing what people do with small spaces because I live in a small space.  I don't know that I would describe my style as quirky and I rarely look at the decorating in these spaces with an idea toward picking up tips on decor, but they are fun to view. 

But one recent tour just enchanted me like no other on that site.  It was a tour of Suzy West' studio condo  in Columbus' Short North neighborhood.  I love the entire Short North area so, no doubt, that's part of the appeal.  But truly, this is just a great little space that's so full of personality and unique feminine pieces and I love everything about it.  So, whether you like it or not, here it is.  Hopefully you enjoy it too.

I will say the only thing I don't like in the room is the coffee table.  The whole tree trunk as table doesn't work for me.  I would have preferred something gold leafed and delicate (I have my nerve virtually redecorating for people).

I especially love the bedroom and the sign hanging above the bed.  She has a screen that pulls down at night to give her privacy when going to clever.

I want to sit on her little patio and have a glass of wine with friends and watch shoppers go by on a warm summer evening....

Hope you enjoyed the tour as much as I did.  I'm off to enjoy the beautiful sun shine outside...

Monday, April 12, 2010

Shades of Blue...and Yellow

Sorry, no time for a well thought out post today.  I'm a bit consumed with a client's living room that I want to do in blue and yellow.  Maybe soft blue and yellow, maybe bright blue and yellow...wish me luck.

Here are some blue and yellow living rooms for inspiration...

This one is a little too bright for my taste, but it sure is fun...