A few weeks ago we had a 16 year-old girl shadowing someone in my office as part of a high school enrichment program. While at lunch that day she regretfully informed me that Facebook was “waaay old” and that no one used it anymore. Twitter, which I just started using this year, was “kind of old.”
Apparently the young people prefer Instagram nowadays. So I’m on the bandwagon. Check out my random pics by following my account here.
You’ll get to see pics like this:
In r-e-a-l time.
Booth updates, my favorite fabrics…
What’s not to stalk?
I have long longed for not only one but two of West Elm’s iconic and graphic white day beds for our guest bedroom. But the $449.00 price tag I was not longing for. That’s a lot of pupperoni and these things right here - which I am also longing for. Someone tell my husband.
These beds are pretty versatile pieces that definitely don’t have to be used as beds. Check out this day bed turned sectional combination from the latest issue of Do It Yourself Magazine.
This DIY savvy homeowner, Kyle, just shortened the legs on her three beds and turned them into super stylish and cozy sofas. Love it.
And now thanks to the girl power (yes I just typed that) that is Ana White you can make your very own West Elm daybed – for much less than $449 plus shipping and sales tax. Cha-ching!
The plans are free and her site is great because in addition to showing you how to put the bed together she also offers detailed diagrams along the way with both shopping and cut lists so you have to do zero math. You can also download printable pdf instructions for each item. Cheapo West Elm beds, a new project and a pdf download – my inner DIY computer geek may explode.
How amazing is that? Anyone else doing the happy dance right now?
If you make one we want pictures!
First of all, the purpose of this post is to share with you guys how excited we are to know that our good friends at Furbish Studio in Raleigh are moving on up in the world. From Jamie’s humble beginnings (which are totally fab and not humble at all) on Glenwood Avenue, to more exciting loft-like living – also on Glenwood Avenue. Her store is moving and we couldn’t be more excited to check out the new digs! I will be visiting soon to pick up one of these.
If you guys haven’t made it by the store yet. Go.
Not anywhere near Raleigh and wanna check it out? Watch Jamie’s little music video we hijacked from her site.
And here’s another great video from her site, you know just for fun. And because we are obsessed with all four-legged things – especially smart ones like this guy.
But for some reason we feel more accomplished now that we do.
What in the heck are we talking about? Our curtains of course.
We definitely have curtains on the brain around the Whited casa, with a few more posts coming your way soon about even better ideas for making your own designer-looking curtains. But in the meantime we had to share the designer version of our DIY bedroom curtains that we stumbled upon online this weekend.
For a refresher, here are our curtains which we made and hung ourselves without sewing a stitch. See how you can do it too by clicking here.
Here’s another view of the pattern, we purchased the fabric at Mary Jo’s Cloth Store in Gastonia, NC for about $8 a yard.
On a lazy Sunday afternoon, I was perusing some of my favorite blogs and stopped by Emily Clark’s blog for a minute. She’s a designer in Charlotte and we’ve talked about how much we love her style in this past post. Being the snoop that I am, I was curious to check out the images of her own home online and stumbled upon these pictures of her home office.
Doesn’t she have p-e-r-f-e-c-t, and oddly familiar curtains?
Because Mrs. Clark resides in Charlotte, I would bet that we even bought the fabric at the same shop – and that we’d be best friends if we knew each other in real life. Too far? Well you get the idea.
We love the white furniture, dark plum walls and fun colors she used throughout the room. We can’t handle the dark walls in our bedroom, as we’ve established, but her other furnishings give us high hopes for the big impact our little curtains could make. Be sure to check out Emily’s blog on the regular – it’s a super good one.
Photos: Emily Clark
Who knew there was an entire blog out there dedicated to the color turquoise – in all of its wonderful shades? We didn’t until very recently. It shouldn’t be a surprise that we love browsing the House of Turquoise pages so much considering some featured items resemble our kitchen walls, our guest bedroom curtains, and maybe even our dining room china cabinet. Could there be a small color theme developing across the casa?
While we ponder that thought enjoy these images from our latest blog-stalk. We love how “all about turquoise” doesn’t mean “all in your face.” (Although we can’t quite say that for the bath tub in the second pic.)