Monthly Archives: May 2010

Collecting Beauty

Like a black bird collecting shiny objects for its nest, I have been drawn to bits of beauty.

Today, I found myself gleefully scavenging through a fabric scrap basket at the local quilting store. The day before, I gathered vintage baubles at a thrift shop and bought stacks of beautiful papers from a scrap-booking boutique. On Wednesday, I walked out of Home Depot with an obnoxious bundle of paint swatches in gorgeous hues. What I’m going to do with it all?…well I haven’t arrived at that yet but I think I’m being inspired by these lovely mood boards and color studies that I so often gaze at via my favorite blogs.

Maybe I’ll make one of my own…

Have a colorful weekend!

xo,

Ivy

Images via: 1. inspiration board: donis delis, 2. Color Me Pretty, 3. inspiration board, 4. inspiration board: mady dooijes

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Inspired by Pia Ulin

Just discovered the beautiful world of Pia Ulin.

Gorgeous lighting – check.

Amazing textures and colors – check.

Whimsical and inspirational interiors – check.

Go look at her portfolio for the full experience. Her travel shots are fantastic!

I want this one to be my bedroom.

Hope your Wednesday is inspiring.

xo,

Ivy

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I heart Samantha Robinson

I think I have a crush on a set of tea cups…weird – yes, but seriously, these are to die for. So delicate, feminine and unique.

I want.

Samantha’s studio is pretty amazing too. Light filled, dreamy – the kind of magical place where sweet little teacups are born.

Her teapots, bowls and vases are also treasures to lust over.

Where to buy? Anthropologie, of course.

Now, I just have to convince my hubby that $128.00 teacups are worth it.

xo,

Ivy

Images via: Samantha Robinson, Anthropologie & decor8

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I have a thing for…

So…I’m completely enamored with this blog. A thing for…

These amazing color montages are a thing of beauty. Each one is so skilfully arranged and balanced. If you adore photography and love color…go visit.

Enjoy this delicious sampling…

Have a happy Monday.

xo,

Ivy

Images via a thing for

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White lilacs, black table

Our little breakfast nook is coming together. The new table and chairs we ordered look lovely and a crystal pitcher filled with white lilacs makes me smile each time I pass by.

Still need a rug…but one thing at a time right? At least we have somewhere to sit now…

Put a fresh bouquet of flowers on your table. It is sure to brighten your day.

xo,

Ivy

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Dreamy Blue Bedrooms

Now, I’m not typically a blue gal when it comes to decor. But lately… I’ve been drawn to this soft, moody color. I adore the layering of blue tones, the rich textures and added sparkle via glass, crystal & mirrors. So glamorous…

These beautiful bedrooms soothe the eyes don’t they?


xo,

Ivy
Images via Flickr: 1. xJavierx 2. & 3. coco + kelley 4. Belledame73 4. Lil’ Ho

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