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Do You Dress Like Your House?

6 Sep

Kirsten Dunst attends the New York premiere of her movie Bachelorette dressed in Stella McCartney. Look familiar?

We’ve all heard that some people start to look like their significant others, or even their pets, after years together, but how about their houses?

Do you dress like your home? By that, I mean, do you decorate your place with the same style – colors, patterns, etc. – as you decorate yourself with your wardrobe, accessories, etc.?

For me, I’d say yes. I tend to gravitate toward a romantic fashion style, as my friend Penelope would say, and I think the same is true for my home. I like found objects combined with classic pieces in both my closet and my decor.

My friend Kirsten (I can say that because I’m pretty sure she doesn’t read this blog) has already demonstrated dressing like home by dressing like MY home at the New York premiere of her new movie. It’s a little Sound of Music in that the the fabric is very retro home fabric, but in the same breath I’m kind of digging it, in a Moonrise Kingdom sort of way. What do you think?

As I thought more about the similarities between my closet and my home, I pulled a few comparisons (using some clothes I actually have and and others similar to clothing I have, all via Polyvore).

Living Room Outfit



Maybe that’s why I like my house so much; I want to wear it!

What about you…do you dress like your house?

Birthday Balloons

29 Aug

It’s my birthday today! That means I get to post random floaty images for no reason other than they’re pretty.


Source: via Katie on Pinterest

Source: via Katie on Pinterest


27 Aug

Welcome! Notice anything a bit different?

I’ve been wanting to lighten things up around this blog for awhile, and I hope you like the changes. I’m not done – there’s more color I want to add, more images and some overall tinkering – but I’m pretty happy with what I was able to do on Sunday with the help of some smart bloggers and a lot of Googling.

My goal is to make this little corner of the Internet more reflective of my style right now. It could, and probably will, change as my tastes change, but hopefully it will always be a happy and bright place for you to spend a few minutes of your day.

Tinkering around on your own site? I’d suggest checking out Creative Kristi. She’s full of great tips for customizing your blog.

Happy Monday!

You Are Here

24 Aug

This might be one of the coolest photos I’ve come across.

This is a picture taken by the Curiosity Rover on Mars, showing Earth. Yup, our Earth. The place where you’re grabbing your coffee, running to school with your kids or checking email right now.

Kind of puts things in perspective, yes?

We’re just a little star in the sky.

Have a wonderful weekend!




Hit the Floor

17 Aug

I’ve got patterned flooring on the brain today. It seems lovely pops of pattern are showing up all over design blogs lately, and I’m digging it.

I especially love the idea of dipping a toe into the trend via a bathroom. It’s usually smaller space and you can get away with a little bit more, right?

Do you have patterned floors in your house? If you could pick one of the floors below, which would it be?

Source: via Katie on Pinterest

Set Design: Turning an LA Sound Stage into a NYC Apartment

20 Jul

Actress Kristen Johnston on the set of “The Exes.”

I’ve always been fascinated by set design.

It’s an art form, really, to take the cold box of a sound stage and turn it into an authentic, lived-in space that can tell as much about a character as the script itself.

We’ve explored the genius set design of Nora Ephron movies here and here, and taken a tour of Phoebe’s ecelectic apartment on Friends here.

Today, I came across this article in the New York Daily News about a new show on Nick at Nite (I know, who knew they had new shows?) called “The Exes.” Not quite sure about the premise of the show, but the article sparked my interest because of the peek it offered into the design of the show’s set.

Actress Kristin Johnson worked closely with set designers Wendell Johnson and Ron Olsen to create an apartment for her lawyer character that felt believable. While the TV-size living room is a bit of stretch, I think they did a good job on the rest of the “apartment.”

What do you think?

Exes living room

See what I mean about the living room? I guess this it’s kind of impossible to have a real New York City living room on a sitcom…not a lot of room to work with!
Exes kitchenI like the open shelving in the kitchen and the oven stacked over the dishwasher. It’s always interesting to see what designers put in the kitchen for the characters because it reveals so much. Remember Jerry and his cereal?


Exes mirror

Exes tableThese last two additions are my favorite, because they show personality. The mirror is a flea market find painted a brilliant bright orange and the reclaimed wood table is beautiful, apparently built from a drawing by Johnston.

What do you think? Did they do a good job of creating a real space for a New York lawyer?

All photos via New York Daily News.

PS. I’m not getting paid to promote this show or Nick at Nite. I actually never heard of the show until the set design article caught my eye!