Last night I went to a Barnes & Noble for the first time in ages and had the opportunity to browse through several design books I’d read about online. I do a lot of online shopping, but it really helped seeing the real deal because I was able to choose a favorite (I didn’t buy it yet because of the whole being unemployed thing). I looked at:
Undecorate: The No-Rules Approach to Interior Design
Modern Vintage Style
Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic
Downtown Chic: Designing Your Dream Home: From Wreck to Ravishing
Apartment Therapy’s Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces
The French-Inspired Home
…and many, many others. I would love to have them all for a wide variety of inspiration and resources but I came back to The Vintage Modern Home several times. I’m not sure what set the it apart from all the rest for me (especially very similar titles, like Modern Vintage), but after several flips through, the pictures just spoke to me the most, and the tips looked helpful too, not that I spent much time reading.
In unrelated news, I visited my best friend in Pensacola, Florida last weekend and absolutely loved it there. We went downtown on Friday night and spent a long Saturday watching the Blue Angels and hanging out at bars on the beach. I’d have loved to have spent more time there. I was in ultimate beach town vacation mode.
Since I’m not out doing things worthy of taking pictures right now (give me a week and I will be), here’s some other eye candy.
These are images of peaceful bedrooms I’ve saved. I can’t remember where they all come from but I can give credit/take down any pics upon request!
I know this is from Design*Sponge
And my favorite of the group, I think, which was originally in Domino Magazine (I have that issue, sigh):
Next, my best friend is going to try on wedding dresses at a trunk show tomorrow. I admit I have saved from favorites, myself…
Wish I had some better photos of that one.
Notice a trend?
Finally, a few good reads:
- I was thrilled to discover The Fearful Adventurer since I, too, am “rife with phobias, fears, and anxieties”. This piece about a mother’s love and support of her daughter is beautiful though.
- Too many good posts at inFITation lately to list just one–not to mention the beautiful pictures of Hawaii. Sigh.
- Thoughts on shopping, budgeting, and Tax Day.
- How to Earn A Living Online from A Foreign Country. Ok, I’ve only briefly skimmed this but I want to come back to it. Just in case.
- An interesting post about atheism and faith.
- I hadn’t really read Elle Magazine in years but since following Elle on Twitter recently, I’ve been enjoying the articles posted online, like this one on unrealistic sex scenes in Hollywood. Or this overview of six food bloggers. (“There are now the gossip bloggers, the traveling eaters, the snap-my-every-mealers, the restaurant reviewers, and the home cooks who include, but are not limited to, moms, small-kitchen copers, and strangers-in-a-strange-land homemakers.”)
- It’s been a couple of weeks since this post but oh my gosh, I love this watercolor portrait! Since sort of, um, failing at the 30 for 30 challenge in the fall I have been a little out of touch with the fashion blogging world but this made me miss it. Actually, I was just browsing through my outfit photos the other day and picked out some of my favorites. It was interesting to see what stood out to me. Simple, classic, and feminine are the adjectives that occurred to me.
Anyhow! Enjoy, while I work to finish a paper tonight. So that I can start a take home test. And another paper. How can I even process that I will be done with all this in a week?
So much color this morning! I could spend hours looking at images from Elle Decor India:
These next images and links are from other sources:
Both via Once Upon a Tea Time, here and here.
I just discovered this blog and I already know that I’m going to become an addict. In fact, the two images above aren’t that realistic for my own decorating but I will probably reference this post in the future. It incorporates furniture similar to some mid-century modern pieces I already own without overdoing the MCM feel. For example, the next two images:
The next picture isn’t too over-the-top either.
Via Style at Home
Other nice links:
Your Tea Time
The Plum Tree
A Cup of Chai
The Colours of Life
I also have some recent additions to my Etsy wish list that I’ll save for another post.
PS: I am still clueless about this stuff, but I did manage to join Bloglovin’! You can follow me here, I think.