Tag Archives: home decor

You want to go to the seaside?

22 Mar

Well make sure you bring a little bit home with you!  Remember when I went to Connecticut with two of my best friends a few weeks ago??  Well I brought a piece of Connecticut home with me 🙂  I collected a bunch of the shells from Milford to bring home with me and have in my house to always remind me.  That beach also had some of the most beautiful shells I’ve ever seen.  I cleaned them up and put them in one of my favorite bowls.  It was an easy way to make my home feel more like a home and remind me of my travels.

I’ve never seen shells this perfect come from a west coast beach!

If you see things that you like while on vacation, bring them back with you to make them part of your home.  Now whenever I see this, I’ll think about my awesome time with my friends and hope that I can have more good memories soon with them!

Bringing the outdoors indoors??

26 Jul

When I found my very first place on my own in June, I fell in love.  The possibilities of having space that was just mine delighted me.  It was by very random/lucky circumstances that I found my place, too.  This has been a big year for me and it seems that pieces are falling in all the right places.  Over the next month or two, I’m slowly going to unveil some of the attributes that I think are really neat about my new place!  The things I’m going to share will be contributions from me and many others.

I’d like to dedicate this first one to my new fabulous landlord who has an amazing eye for interesting, beautiful, and practical home decor pieces.  Besides for building a closet to die for, which I will unveil soon, she added these wonderful wall lanterns to the sides of my closet.  I love them because they are VERY practical, contributing all the living area light, and give the feel that you are in a very nice outdoor space.

Here’s one of the two lanterns that hang on both sides of my closet.

Another view of the lanterns.

   The set up!  My closet is the centerpiece and my mini-office/blogging station 🙂 is the mess on the right.  I haven’t found a place for my standing lamp but I haven’t had any use for it with these wonderful wall lanterns!  They really brighten up the room and give it a great vibe.

I just think they are the cutest asset.  Why go with a plain standing lamp like the one I had chosen?  Save space while using cool lanterns that you could probably pick up in GREAT shape at a garage sale or flea market.  There are so many classic styles, too.  Yes they are just lanterns but they grabbed my eye and deserved my first home decor post from my first space that is only mine 🙂