Last week, I was admittedly feeling a little uninspired and in desperate need of a few shots of creative juice. So on Saturday, the family and I made a day trip to Marietta, GA, about an hour and a half away, to seek out some of that needed inspiration — and we found that and more at the Greenhaven 2009 show house.
The name Greenhaven is absolutely appropriate for this home. It is 8,140 square feet of eco-innovation. Yes. I said 8,140 square feet. This is no “average” home — definitely more of a mansion (I couldn’t bring myself to add the word “mini” to the description of a house this size). Truth be told, its size left me suspicious of how “green” the home really is, but more on that later. :: READ THE FULL POST
My design sensibilities are typically very modern. Clean lines, single colors and simplicity are the hallmarks of most of the items that catch my eye. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule, and lately, I’ve really been intrigued by Moroccan design. The jewel tones, juxtaposition of many colors in the same space, comfy floor cushions, and ornate lines are so contrary to what I’d normally like that I can help but want to learn more. This Moroccan Side Table from Bliss Living Home is the perfect marriage of my desires to explore this design style and maintain the modern influence I’m so used to. :: READ THE FULL POST
There is an art to discovering beautiful vintage treasures. It takes not just an eye for beautiful, well-worn pieces, but a discernment for what items have value now. It’s about more than just browsing thrift stores and yard sales hoping to stumble upon something of value. I should know — I’ve tried that method.
If there’s one company that has mastered the hunt for vintage pieces, it’s Three Potato Four. :: READ THE FULL POST
As my husband and I search for a place of our own after several years of living with family members, I now face the task of remembering what we have sitting in storage. Suffice it to say our taste has changed quite a bit in the last few years. I’d like to think mine has become more sophisticated. For example, if I had known then what I know now, the hubbs and I never would have purchased a red sectional. Yes. I said it. A red sectional. Not a smart move, but we didn’t know better at the time. :: READ THE FULL POST
Small though they may be, children are expensive to raise, sometimes more so when you’re trying to raise them with green values. So when I find Nurseryworks eco-friendly furniture on sale for 50-70% off, I take notice.
I’ve had my eye on the Nurseryworks Storytime Bookcase, top left, and Vale Headboard for quite some time now, so I’m ecstatic that fawn & forest has slashed prices on these, and many other Nurseryworks items. This is one of my favorite manufacturers of modern, incredibly stylish furniture for kids that also happen to be sustainably made and non-toxic. :: READ THE FULL POST