On my mind…..wallpaper over nighstands

I love the look of art over the night stands. I think it gives so much depth. This has been on my mind to do for quiet some time but I haven’t had chance to do it yet. But I think I am going to give it a go soon.






I think I am going to do this wallpaper below. I have print mixed pillows so I wanted something subtle but still with some print because I can’t resist print.

spoonflower wallpaper

spoonflower wallpaper

What do you think? I like the updated pattern but it is still a bit traditional. My wall is also brick so I think it will look really nice against it!

DIY: Painted Frame

Sorry I have been MIA I started a new job at work and I have yet to get in a swing of things.

So latley my mind has been on a couple projects around the condo. First a gallery wall which is almost done, and I can’t wait to show it to you! Here is a sneak peak at re-finishing a frame. A long time ago I bought a couple of over sized frames at Michael’s. I only needed 2 but there were 3 there and since they were so cheap ($10 each) I bought all of them and figured I would use them. I didn’t like the brown color so each of them I painted gold. Sunday I pulled this one out of the closet and first sanded it down.

refinishing old frame 1

refinishing old frame 2

I used Martha Steward metallic Paint. I have to say I love this stuff. It is the third project I have used it for. So nice! Gives such a great finish.

TNPLH: DIY Painted Frame

This print has a special place in my heart because we got it on our honeymoon at this cute little winery in Healdsburg.

Once we get all the art hung I will show the finished project! It is looking so great!

Decorating with Wood Trim

Dark trim has been on my mind lately…..In Milwaukee all the downtown houses are OLD. I mean really old. My problem with old houses is accepting the dark wood trim which is all over Milwaukee. I know that if we ever bought one of these old houses I probably couldn’t bring myself to paint the 100+ year old wood trim, but it is really hard to find inspiration to keep it dark. With so many people these days only decorating with white trim. Here are a couple ideas I found….do you know of any other resources to look at?1

I think the key is to keep everything else around it really bright and cheery. Otherwise the whole place ends up looking really dark.



What are your thoughts? Do you prefer white trim?


Summer Picnic Inspiration

 I am always itching to take a picnic in the summer, but I have yet to make my own basket (even though it has been on my list for at least 2 years). I think this is the year I should put one together. I am loving all this black and white. It would be perfect in a park!

summer picnic roundup

Thomas Paul Appetizer Plates/empty picnic basket/ikea black and white throw/sunday afternoon dot napkins/crate and barrel black and white dinner plates/crate and barrel wine goblets /

White Hand Bouquet Inspiration

When I did my friend Mary’s wedding last week one of her friends approached me to help with her wedding flowers. I was so excited to start drumming up inspiration for her big day. She wants to use all white flowers. The wedding is going to be in the Fall at one of my favorite Milwaukee spots, The Iron Horse Hotel.




The bride was hoping to do her bouquet in one solid flower. I love this option (which are Anemone White Flowers). You can also do it with Gerber Daisy’s at a better price!


I also like the option of just lilies or orchids all together.


Lately, I have been loving lilies in general….they look really pretty mixed with roses.



solid calla lilies are always a classic choice.


although peonies will be out of season by October, we could also do white garden roses, which are some of my faves.





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Just to mix things up I though I would add one, sorta out there option but would look amazing in a fall wedding….

special bridal bouquet option

special bride bouquet option