Friday, April 30, 2010

Happy Friday - pretty bedrooms perfect for sleeping in!

I am not an early bird, and for me guilt free Saturday mornings sleeping in never, ever gets old. These bedrooms would only encourage me to spend more time in them!

Adore this white and airy bedroom

What do you think of the branch?

via Country Living

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Out of this world gorgeous photography from Gemma Comas

Not much needs to be said here - Gemma's eye is a gift to us all.

I love her flower shots

Check out more on her site,

Favorite images from my favorite blogs

Just another installment of "Favorite Images from my Favorite Blogs," and, as usual, chock full of gorgeous eye candy.

In no particular order -

Blu Label Bungalow
My favorite part of this image - the closet. One day - one day.

Organized shelves like these make me swoon.

Check out more at Blu Label Bungalow.

These dreamy images are from Mochatini.
What a great way to dine.

Last but not least, Katy Elliot's blog

I can't wait until I have a living room big enough that I can actually but a table behind my couch.

See more at Katy Elliott.

Create your own candles

I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity by Lumnique to test out their "build your own candle" site and report my results to you guys. It was easy and fun, and I took screenshots of the process. You can click on each image for a large, easier to read view.

First, you choose your "intention" for your candle or gift candle. I chose "Courage" since I've been needing some with starting my own web design company and I've been without the security of a corporate paycheck. Other intentions include, "A Harmonious Home," "Passion," "Love," "Healing," "Good Luck," etc.

Then, you pick out of several colors - I was torn between gray and dove, but Dove matches my decor a bit better.

Lastly, you chose the fragrance. They have many fragrances categorized by three scent families - "citrus/fruit," "floral/aromatherapy," and "Nature/SpiceCuisine." Since I like florals and soft, clean scents, I chose "Almond Blossom."

The candle comes with a small booklet explaining your selections in a little more detail, or you can write a personalized gift message.

I was excited when it arrived. It comes in a lovely box which I'll be repurposing to organize some craft supplies.

It is pretty much as I expected. The color is accurate; the candle is actually larger than I thought, and has two wicks. The smell is perfect for me as it's light and delicate. All in all, I think this is a nice "personalized" touch for the home. The scent I chose is best for a bedroom or bathroom, as it's very calming. I'd be interested in trying out one of the spice/cuisine scents to test out in the kitchen.

If you're interested in buying a candle or checking out the customization process, go to The site is very user friendly. I'd be interested to hear what scent/color combinations you guys pick and how they turn out!

Monday, April 26, 2010

A crisp, elegant house

I really like the arrangement of art on this wall. The wall color is different too.

Check out the mobile fixture above the table

What do you think of the couch in the dining room?

via KML Designs

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Glamorous Suites of NYC's Crosby Street Hotel

It must be amazing to be able to stay in a hotel like this. My budget these days restricts me to hostels, but a girl can dream!

See more at the website.