Saturday, March 24, 2012

Mix it up - Patterns in the Office

I'm a huge fan of mixing patterns in an office space. Unlike a bedroom or living room, an office isn't exactly the place for R&R. Offices need a little more pizazz!
I love a mix of chevron and floral patterns.

Source: via Erin on Pinterest

Of course, you can never go wrong with a leopard print rug in close proximity - and that might be more practical than upholstering a chair in a busy pattern.

Although, this Ikat chair and industrial desk combo is divine!

Bright Blue and Lime Playroom

I recently entered a "Pin it to Win it" contest for Rosenberry Rooms and came up with a poppy pin board for an electric blue and lime green playroom. Although this room is a little load for my home (as you may remember I bought a gray West Elm Bliss Chair for ours). But - this room would be so fun in a home with light walls and a lot of mid-century furnishings.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Loving Calista

I was just flipping through my new Crate and Barrel catalog when suddenly I stumbled upon the Calista dining collection and I almost fainted. Seriously Crate and Barrel is so on top of their game right now. This new collection is so graceful and the Danish modern lines make it absolute perfection. I've been hoping, begging, praying for one of my favorite shops to create a collection like this. Love it... Now if only I could afford it!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Plans for Brendan's 1st Birthday - Nautical Inspired

I can't even believe it's time to think about Brendan's first birthday. When people tell you the first year flies by, you think it won't happen to you! I blinked and now by child is almost one year old - it's insane. I could not decide on a theme (newsies, whales, bees - I thought of it all and nothing seemed right). Finally, I saw a really tastefully done nautical birthday on 6th Street, and thought - YES! That's it - nautical. Now it's time to plan and I found some inspiring images to help guide my party planning purchases.
Source: via Erin on Pinterest

Vote for me {HOMIE}

I just found out my City Baby Living (so sweet) nominated Graceful Whimsy for one of Apartment Therapy's Homies awards, in the "Best Home Design Blog" section. Yippee! If you're not already a member, Apartment Therapy is amazing and you should really sign up (It is awesome...if I do say so myself)!  You'll need to login (or join if you haven't already) to cast your vote. While you're there, you're sure to find just about a thousand great blogs mentioned over there to peruse. To find my entry to vote, use our good old friend (Ctrl F) and search for "graceful" - it should come right up. If you do vote, thanks for being awesome;)