Saturday, October 30, 2010

accessible modern

I keep my catalogues for inspiration...this image below is from West Elm's fall catalogue. I love the soot/ash gray walls, bronze lamp, bright yellow papery flowers contrasting with the crisp pops of white...well done!
The tailored furniture and the cozy textures give this room a modern feel that isn't cold and empty...I like when modern is accessible!

Monday, October 25, 2010


As I was browsing through pictures on my hard drive this evening the realization of moving has finally set in. There is nothing to distract me as the date rapidly approaches. We close on November 12th! This is exciting and sort of difficult for me. I've loved our first home and I have lots of great memories tied to it. I also made it how I wanted it, and the next house needs a lot of work for it to even closely resemble "home." I have a pile of inspiration for the next place and much more room to really try a lot of things. Below are some of those ideas that are now jumping around in my head!

Love the shelf...I have something sort of the old fan perched on old fan will work perfectly on my shelf!

Gosh, navy blue is going in somewhere, even if its the guest bedroom/library! I like the pops of color...its not too cheerful though...which I like!

I appreciate modern sensibility paired with plenty of vintage and antiques.

Love the shelf...white and navy blue, wood, schoolhouse pendant lighting...

The colors of this shirt, paired with navy blue? yes, please!

Teal for the back stairway to the kitchen...I'm thinking something really grand and bohemian for those dingy stairs!

Apparently we will have exposed brick in the kitchen, which I am excited about, but I also love this palette and the romantic furnishings in the bedroom...

Ok, I still need a dash of masculine, otherwise Chris might go crazy...this is how I envision it:-)

wall art

I am so in love with so many wallpapers, yet the price attached to them is sort of staggering to me. I suppose if I weren't a total cheapskate and I wasn't moving into a house with very large rooms, wallpaper could be an option...I tired myself out with the last mural I painted...perhaps I should attach a picture on the blog at some point! So I was thinking something a tad more effortless...
Cute little birdie for Keira?

I can't help it, I love the bike! Not going in my house though!

And these here things have potential! I like the ribbony look, especially on the somber background...hmmm....
(check 'em out yourself at

Sunday, October 24, 2010

weddings and such

October 15 was the day! My brother, Kurt Baier, and Jodi Miller(of Jodi Miller Photography) got married, finally! These last few months were so hectic and piled high with wedding decorations and preparations. I have never been so busy in all my life. I literally stayed up until 3am every night the last 3 weeks in order to get everything finished in time. Keira was up dutifully at about 9am! And she also decided naps weren't her thing the last couple weeks before the big day. I went nuts! I didn't sleep the night before. I kept working up until 15 minutes before the bride walked down the aisle! I had to slip into a port-a-potty to get ready! Needless to say I am exhausted!

I took a week's vacation in Rodanthe, NC and just returned yesterday. I've missed working on non-wedding things and blogging. Hopefully I'll get back into the swing of things soon! We also close on our new home on November 12! So there will be some moving that weekend, but then lots of new home decorating posts after that! I wish i could show you all photos of the things I made for the wedding, but there are some surprises in the works! Check back frequently, because as soon as I can share the photos, I will!

The photo above is my own, flowers(billy balls) courtesy of!


I've got Christmas on my mind...thinking of gifts for everyone can find these lovely items all on etsy...while they last!
I really need to learn how to knit! This gorgeous armchair slipcover is from biscuitscout's etsy shop.

This adorable little hat, which is quite similar to Keira's little monkey hat, is from sweetpeatoadtot's shop.

This wild ring is ridiculously awesome with Victorian flair, at lizhutnick's etsy shop.

Finally, from engrained's etsy shop, is a pin hole book camera! I love it!