Feeling a little sentimental about the lilliputian place, so humor me, won't you.
When we bought the house six years ago, it was white with tan trim and a maroon front door. It was fine. Cute even. But every house on our street was white, and the maroon, if I'm being honest, wasn't my favorite color.
Thanks to a major hailstorm, we had occasion to replace the siding. We went in a totally opposite direction and here's the result.
Add me to the legions of people crushed by the impending demise of Polaroid, but oh how I love Poladroid. Upload an image using the software, and it spits out a sepia-toned image that slowly develops into that unmistakeable milky green photo. Not exactly the same, but pretty darn close and so much fun.
Caitlin Holcomb creates gorgeous light shades using vintage handmade doilies, lace and new trims. The shades and other items -- acrylic paintings on wood, Mini Deer Plaques, Mod Cabin Clocks, banners done with colorful vintage fabrics, Illuminated Memo Boards -- can be found in her etsy shop, Nice.
Keep tabs on what Cailin is up to on her blog, Nice-Etc.com.
Though Victoria Smith sometimes craves a sleek, modern space, sfgirlbybay has realized it's just not in her nature. The self-proclaimed flea-market queen enjoys the thrill of the hunt far too much to pull off minimalist design in her 800-square foot apartment in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco.
Instead Smith uses clean lines and crisp whites, which satisfy her desire for a modern aesthetic, to serve as the perfect backdrop for her eclectic finds -- an Art Deco buffet found at a yard sale for $5, a collection of vintage mirrors, and artfully arranged displays of pottery and paintings. The resulting ever-evolving mix is delightfully Bohemian Modern.
In the past three years, I've lost track of the total redesigns Victoria's done. In fact, I'm not even sure if this is the latest. But no matter. Everything she does is brilliant.