BOTB 10.14.12

October 14th, 2012

Sunday greetings all, it’s ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ day where Amanda and I team up and compare notes on the noteworthy spaces and projects we’ve scouted over the last two weeks!  Enjoy this roundup of creativity we’ve gathered up for you this weekend.

This wallpapered breakfast nook by Cristin at Simplified Bee belongs on the pages of a magazine with its modern and cheerful green and white palette.

breakfast nook simplified bee


Mrs. Limestone’s much anticipated annual Halloween decorations are a Wicked Oz theme this year on display at their Brooklyn home.

brooklyn limestone wizard of oz theme


A $15 bowl on clearance at HomeGoods becomes a chic light fixture in the hands of Julia at Cuckoo 4 Design blog. 

15 bowl turned fixture cuckoo4design


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Friday Finds

October 12th, 2012

So everyone, an announcement: I’m starting a new series on Fridays, phasing out giveaway weekends and instead offering up a different kind of post.  I’ll still do a few giveaways a month but I’ll surprise you during the week instead. 

Every week, I stumble across things that I think are fresh, funny, or fabulous so I’ve decided to share them with you on a regular basis and have dubbed it my Friday Finds.  (Separate of course from the ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ which is DIY focused and still runs every other weekend.)  Beware the randomness!       

I just spied this glamorous bedroom over at Homedit and I’m smitten with the smoky mirrored wall and plum palette.

smoky mirrored wall plum palette

via Homedit


I have a mild case of VBO otherwise known as Volkswagen Bus Obsession – my mom used to drive a Volkswagen van when we were kids so I attribute my affection to the brand to my childhood.  Someday I’d love to camp in one overnight by the seashore. 

vw campervan

image: Light Locations 

volkswagen by sea

image: Dust Jacket Attic


Wood tiles are all the rage right now – like modern parquet floors but up on walls.  Are you a fan of this look?  View the wood tile gallery over at the LA Times.

parquet wood tiles


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