Showing posts with label Audrey Hepburn. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Audrey Hepburn. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Stencil Reveal....

I let you have peak earlier.....Now here is the whole thing!

There are few new additions. 
Two black lamp shades.  You may recall that the shade on the vine lamp used to be white. When I purchased the original shade I knew that I would get all sassy and dramatic one day and need a black one, so naturally, I bought both!

Also, a new "crystal" lamp from Target! (are they really crystal?)

Don't you love Target?? 
If you don't, we can't be friends.

Of course the new lamp sits on top of my favorite Tricia Guild design book. 
(coincidentally matches my decor. funny how that works out sometimes :)

AND pink flowers are ALWAYS a necessity in my home. 
Preferably ranunculus, but roses are good too.

My favorite little birdie is still living on the green table.

It reminds me of these little creatures from Kate Spade.....

....irresistible, right?

Speaking of Kate Spade, I NEEEEEED these....

and these.....

ANYWAY, back to what I was talking about! It's SO EASY to get distracted by Kate. 

If you thought I was done adding pink to my house, you're wrong......Miss Bailey just received some pink stripes.....

...only a peak for now because I have one more wall to go!! 

This, appropriately pink, vintage Audrey, also followed me home one day.....

....and she is definitely here to stay! 


She is from Embellished Heart. I mean, OF COURSE she is! 
Where else in Kenosha would you find a vintage Audrey with a metal leopard frame?? 
No where. That's where.

Is more pink coming to the Dame house you ask?? Don't be ranunculus!

OF COURSE there is!!

by Caitlin Wilson Design

NO! I'm not getting a pink couch!!! Although one shouldn't put it past me!
See the pink detail on those drapes.....that's what I'm thinking. 

My other option is a black detail, but I've done that about nine hundred times now, so it's time to throw in some color! I think Audrey will approve. After all, she was a firm believer in pink.

I hope that if you love pink, or any other "girly" color, that you aren't afraid to use it in your home. If you're girly, be girly, and don't let anyone get in your way! AND if anyone EVER has something to say about your girliness, kindly refer them to me. I got your back.

Monday, May 16, 2011

For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. 
For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. 
For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it. 
~ Ivan Panin

I'm gearing up for some new things because I can't NOT do them anymore....I'm just not quite sure how they're gonna I'll be looking a lot like Miss Audrey in that first image for awhile. Let's hope that I won't create any permanent furls in my brow!! 

P.S. I need some fabulous ear plugs!!

found this on the Mimi + Meg blog, HERE

Thank you all for your love and support!! You're the BEST!!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Project: Audrey Hepburn Inspired Guest Room/Creative Room

One of my recent obsessions is completing my Audrey Hepburn Inspired Guest Room/Creative Room. I wanted a guest room that felt cozy and elegant, like a fancy French hotel suite. The room also needed to function as a creative space where I can sew, paint, and jot down my ideas. The room is lacking in storage space, and well, space in general. A full size bed nearly takes up the whole room!

My inspiration began with a large 36"x36" print of Audrey that I found online at Ikea. At first, getting Ms. Hepburn to my home seemed a simple task. Then a reality check. The shipping charges for this lovely print, that only costs a mere $49.99, are about $200!! What was I to do? Out of desperation comes determination. I started thinking of all the ways I could get her home WITHOUT 1. Paying over $200 for shipping and 2.Taking an entire day to make the trip to Ikea.

Begging my husband didn't work. Remember the poor guy is busy slaving away on this UGLY house for me! You would think he would jump at the opportunity...but not so. My father-in-law stepped up to the task, without any hesitation. He is my hero! He must have sensed the desperation in my voice, because she arrived the next day!! How is that for service!? Plus, she was on sale! What can I say, it was meant to be!! Gotta love Ikea! Where else can you find such a huge print for $39.99???

Without further delay, here are some shots of the room. I must point out that the houndstooth Euro Shams with the black cording were made by moi, as well as the vintage floral print shams. All four pillows were done for under $45 and that includes the price of the pillows inside of them!! I am also very proud of the headboard which was a Goodwill find for $5 that I slip covered with black fabric for $7!! You just can't beat a chic black headboard done for under $20!!

If this room isn't proof that you can do a lot with $100 then I don't know what is!
I will also remind you, this is only the beginning, there is much fabulousness to be done :)