May 30, 2011

They Arrived!

My Etsy Heron's arrived this past week. Landing right on my mantel, their new home.  Love the black onyx against the brass. I can't stop smiling at them when I walk in the room.
Hope you all had a great Memorial weekend!

May 28, 2011

Kitchen Progress Report


In Progress

My Inspiration

Andy & Kate Spades Home - via Selby

I really fell in love with the warmth of this room. I also love the eclectic gallery of art that goes all the way to the ceiling!
 I spend most of my time in the kitchen so this project has been really important to me.  I wanted my kitchen to feel like an extension of my home, not a cold, untextured space that many kitchens fall into.  I added natural linen parson chairs ( two more on the way) and bamboo shades to add texture. The previous roman shades were nice, but it felt country to me. I also switched out the table for a Duncan Phyfe I found on Craigslist for 100 bucks! Again the white barn table was screaming country. I painted the walls a deep gray-green. A color you wouldn't normally see in a kitchen, but I was going for unexpected.
The chandelier has been a sore subject.  I think it is ok, but awhile back I purchased my dream fixture by Thomas O'Brien. It came in the mail and it was just not the right scale. I was crushed, but at almost 400 bucks I decided I didn't want to settle. I am still on the lookout.
I  still have the the valance above my sink that I would like to get reupholstered.  I picked up this fabric liking the salmon color with a vine of textured linen woven in. I'm just not sold yet. What do you think?

I am really liking the gallery wall in the kitchen. It has become a conversation started at dinner parties. I found frames and some prints at GoodWill, making it a really inexpensive project. I am filling in the above area slowly but surely.

Last but not least, I would love to get an old Persian runner to go from one end of my cabinets to the stove! The problem is I have a very nice sisal rug that is in good shape. I don't neeeeeed it. Ho hummmm. 

So that is my kitchen progress report. I would love any suggestions from you! 

P.S.  In the summer I bring my herb garden inside. I love when a breeze comes through I smell fresh basil and mint!


May 27, 2011

Old Navy
I am loving this block print tunic I picked up last week at Old Navy. I didn't know if I wanted to use the fabric for a pillow or to actually wear it! It is a summer must have. I wore it with skinny jeans and gold sandals. For 8.99 you can't beat the price. The website shows only a few sizes left, but the stores still have many.

* Side Note - I don't know if anyone else has had trouble with blogger, but I can't seem to be able to leave any comments on other blogs! I have been reading some great posts and can't stand the fact that I can't respond! Hope they fix this glitch fast.

Happy Memorial Weekend!

May 26, 2011

I'm over at Meet Me in Philadelphia today, while Ashley is on her honeymoon in Greece! While she is soaking up the sun, I will be talking about what makes for a great summer party and where I find my party favorites!


May 25, 2011

Meet & Greet - Design Manifest

Meet Naomi from the blog Design Manifest.  She is an interior designer in the Philadelphia area. Her blog is her design journal that we luckily get to partake in! She has fantastic taste, using bold colors, with bits of modern, traditional and ethnic flairs.

This is where she blogs...

Bold and Beautiful! No wonder her blog is so chic, blogging in that environment!

I wanted to introduce Design Manifest to you in case you don't already follow because I am always amazed at her DIY projects. Often times I see DIY's and think they look like DIY's! Not Naomi's! Hers look like they are just as expensive as the real deal. There have been two projects in particular that made my jaw drop, but before I share them with you, here are a few photos of her amazing loft.

Pure eye candy, right?!!

OK, now to  Naomi's DIY's.  She took this pine dresser from Ikea.

Stained it...

Painted it...

Added hardware...

And Viola!

To see this project step by step and the inexpensive cost breakdown go here.

This next DIY is my all time favorite! If you read my blog at all you know I love campaign furniture and asian art.  Naomi created the perfect piece.

And here is the finished product with two cabinets next to each other...

To see this project step by step go here.

Thank you Naomi for inspiring all your reader's and showing us that design doesn't need to break the bank. Your blog has personally inspired me to tackle projects and think outside the box. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and creativity with us!


May 24, 2011

My New Gig!

I am super excited to let you in on a new adventure of mine. I officially became a Stella & Dot stylist! I am so excited about working for this amazing company. I will have the opportunity to meet amazing women, help plan parties, all while helping women feel more confident and beautiful. Oh, not to mention, getting to wear the line everyday is quite the perk! You can check out the whole line by clicking on the tab I created on my blog. I promise you will start drooling. If you ever see a piece that you want to add to your personal collection or host a trunk show in the Portland, OR area let me know, I would love to help you!

Mission Statement

We get great joy out of designing irresistible jewelry. And yet, jewelry is just the tangible expression of something much greater we are creating. We have a vision of the world where STRONG WOMEN LIVE BOLD and joyful lives. They know what they want and they work for it. They inspire each other. Passion and joy are their best accessories.

- Jessica Herrin, CEO & Founder

May 22, 2011

Week At A Glance

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! Mine was a whirlwind, but the sun was out so I won't complain. I have had some fun things in the works and think this is the week to share them with all of you!
Here is the agenda for My Many Moments for the week ahead.

Tuesday -  I have some exciting news to share!
Wednesday - New Meet & Greet. Your not going to want to miss this one!
Thursday - Guest post over at Meet Me in Philadelphia.
Friday- Kitchen makeover progress report

Oh, and here is a pretty picture to get you through your Monday...

Domino Mag
 Texture, light, color, warmth, layers... I'm in love!


May 21, 2011

My Sexy Side

via Chapman Design

Now this room is HOT!

Hope you're having a great weekend,
XO Heather 

May 20, 2011

Need vs.Want


NEED these Mid Century Heron's because I have nothing on my mantel and wanted to add a bit of glamor to the room.  I thought the combo of brass and black onyx would be just the thing. It kind of reminded me of an accessory you would see in Lonny Mag.  Trust me, it wasn't like needing toilet paper, this buy I'm still super excited about, hehee.



I also wanted to pick up this great brass clock with amazing sun burst like detail. Problem is, I don't NEED it. Boooooo!! If any of you think you NEED it and decide to pick it up here, please post pictures!

Happy Friday,

May 19, 2011

Meet & Greet - Meet Me in Philadelphia

Meet Ashley! Isn't she adorable, along with her fantastic living room. I love the midcentury feel to it. I am excited to share her blog, Meet Me in Philadelphia with you because she has fantastic taste and great thrifty ideas. 
I was first drawn to Ashley's taste in decor,then finding we both have a love for textiles! She has a fantastic way of layering textiles and textures to make her decor feel like it was pieced over time. There is a certain layed back yet chic feel to her style that I admire.

I'm going to jump right in with some pictures of her home. These are some of my fav's.

Living Room

Living Room

Guest room desk

Master Bedroom

Guest Room

Eye Candy!

So, we can see she is excellent at decorating, but she is also good at getting it done on a budget!
Since I have been following Ashley, I have been inspired by some of her DIY's.

Look at this great pagoda side table she found at an auction. Very unique piece with loads of character.

A little spray paint....

Viola! Ashley picked an amazing blue and now the fun table is a chic piece of art! To see her full post about this fun find go here.

 This project really showed her imagination when she started with this inspiration photo of a side table from West Elm, by Stray Dog Design. It costs a pretty penny, so....

She paper mached her own!

Look how amazing and similar it turned out! There are obviously many steps to the process I am leaving out. To see the total transformation go here.

I hope you enjoyed meeting another talented woman! If you haven't yet , go visit her blog. Oh, and don't forget to wish her best of luck. She is getting married this Saturday! Congrat's Ashley, can't wait to see pictures. Have a fantastic honeymoon in Greece!


* If you are interested in having your blog featured on " Meet & Greet" I would love to hear from you!

May 17, 2011

Another Find

I know, I'm obsessed with campaign furniture. But I just can't get enough. This was not a planned purchase. I saw it on Craigslist for 40 bucks and couldn't pass it up. The wood is in really good shape but I am still thinking of painting it this color...

Domino Mag

A really rich cobalt blue in high gloss. After bringing the hardware back to life, I can see a white porcelain lamp and an over sized fern sitting on top. Can you see it?

Have you found any good finds lately?


May 15, 2011

Bling Bling & More Bling

Did I have fun this weekend! I hosted a Stella & dot trunk show,  and can I say gorgeous! I love their jewels. My friends and I had so much fun trying on all sorts of pieces while drinking champagne! The line consists of every day pieces to make a statement when you walk in a room, pieces! I'm more of an every day girl, but there is something for everyone.  If you haven't heard of the jewelry line, go check it out here. Here are some pictures of the fun night.

My adorable friend Ashley. Check out her blog, she has great recipes!

I know, pretty great right?! Can you guess what I purchased?

Do you have a favorite Stella & dot piece?

Oh, I will be revealing an amazing vintage find tomorrow and on Thursday I have a new "Meet & Greet," so don't forget to stop by. 
"Meet & Greet" Hint for this week : Philadelphia!