Mason Jar Décor


My roommate and I love collecting vintage Mason jars and we usually use them as cups, however, this time I decided to get a little more creative… I put my Q-Tips, cotton balls and toothbrush in three different sized jars and set them up on my counter top inside my bathroom et viola- my bathroom underwent a small but exceptionally charming change!  This past weekend I bought some flowers and set a few in a smaller jar. Do you have any other ideas for creative uses for my growing Mason jar collection?

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Diane von Furstenberg


I am a huge fan of everything Diane von Furstenberg puts her genius touch on so you can imagine my excitement when she announced that she would be collaborating with Spring Global and launching a home collection in the Spring of 2011. My house is ready for a little DVF aesthetic! If her home collection is anything like the rug collection she did with The Rug Company in 2006, fashion fanatics are in for a real treat! Here are a few of my favorites from the DVF rug collection. Simply gorgeous!

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Nesting Newbies


I just discovered a fantastic new digital shelter magazine and had to share. It’s called Nesting Newbies and is geared towards people “new to nesting and have no clue when it comes to cooking, entertaining, and decorating”–a great resource for those of us who have not quite mastered our way around the kitchen {I’m SO guilty!}. The affordable ideas for creative tabletops, cooking videos available on the website, and delicious food photography may just be the ticket to helping me overcome my fear of the kitchen!

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Wallpaper from the 70s


I’m about to move into a house in which pretty much everything from the cabinets to the doorknobs are white, white, and more white.  I love light and airy living spaces but wouldn’t it be nice to stick some crazy colors on the walls just for fun?  I found these great wall papers at Wallpaper from the 70s and I can’t wait to start decorating!

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Elements of Style


I came upon this amazing blog which offers great images and info on home décor as well as the occasional sprinkling of fashion finds.  Erin is an interior stylist from Boston and I love that she references “Clueless,” infuses her entries with a ton of pictures, and uses the term “real estalking”!

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