Archives for May 2012

A lovely week, indeed.

A lovely week, indeed.

 

It was a productive, crazy and yet still lovely week at The Inspired Room headquarters aka my life. I’ve been slowly but surely making my way towards the finish line on my office makeover. Just a few little pieces left and I’m going to call it done! It is very personal, lively and makes me almost giddy! I love it. I cannot wait to invite ya’all in to take a look soon! You can see a couple more peeks in my collage at some of the new things I’ve brought into the room.

In other news, I got locked out of the house one entire afternoon this week. That was fun {not}! I didn’t have any money or my phone (it was IN my office! Gah!). I took a walk, pulled weeds and then was bored out of my mind. Finally I decided to play in my tiny fairy garden! HA! I have been wanting to replant it this spring, but being locked out and all, I didn’t have much to work with. All I could find in my yard were a few stray succulents. But, I had fun tweaking it anyway! It is a start!

Every weekend now we open up our church building to what has turned into an under age concert house for local bands. It is pretty cool to be able to invite the community in to enjoy the space. You can see the picture of some guys playing ping pong in our lower level! We are still having a blast decorating and fixing up the building, completely on a budget of course! I’ll have more pics sometime soon.

And last but not least this week, dear sweet Jack filled our days with fun and laughs. He got into a bunch of mischief as always. He ate my debit card, for one thing. That was awesome. No more shopping for me. To help him expend more energy this summer, we took the plunge and had our backyard completely fenced in and it is almost done! SO EXCITED!! We cannot wait for him to try it out! You can see in the collage that we also need a lot of landscaping (new house woes), but for now, at least Jack can run free as a bird and enjoy the sun this summer! Oh, and he also got his teeth brushed and took many a nap on his favorite ottoman. It is a dog’s life!

Hope you have a lovely weekend, friends!

Dare to be Different {Mix & Match to Be Unique}

Dare to be Different {Mix & Match to Be Unique}

Decorating the Anthropologie Way

This quilt made my mouth drop to the floor.

Fabulously unique and fresh and wonderful.

And those pillows? I’m in love.

Even the simple iron bed itself gave me a new appreciation for my own classic iron bed, something I already have!

Anthropologie always reminds me that there are many creative options for how to decorate your home, when you open your mind to see them. You might even have just the right piece in your own home or linen closet if you look around at not only what is popular, but create what is POSSIBLE!

Dare to be Different {Mix & Match to Be Unique}

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Dare to be Different {Mix & Match to Be Unique}

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Dare to be Different {Mix & Match to Be Unique}

When I was poking around Anthropologie online looking at all the wonderful bedding, I stumbled across a fun new game. It is a mix and match bedding tool. Kind of like a game.

Oh dear, they know me so well!

Dare to be Different {Mix & Match to Be Unique}

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Dare to be Different {Mix & Match to Be Unique}

Anthropologie always lures me in…one way or another and before I know it, I’m IN, drowning in the wonder and beauty of what might be, if I look past what IS to what might be created if I picked up this and put it with that.

Dare to be Different {Mix & Match to Be Unique}

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Dare to be Different {Mix & Match to Be Unique}

So I’ll admit, I played with the Anthropologie bedding game for quite awhile. Click, click, click … every time the combinations looked deliciously different. Textures and colors and patterns, oh my!

And each time I clicked, I was reminded that this decorating process, this mixing and matching and finding your own unique style, isn’t really any more difficult than being brave and fearless enough to try something you haven’t seen before or to put things together in a fresh new way.

It might take a little more time to wander through shops mixing and matching on a budget, you might have to patiently collect unique things you find over time, you might even have to dig into your own linen closet or your grandma’s cedar chest rather than shopping online or in your local stores.

You can create a style all your own and mix and match with any budget or no budget at all.

You just have to be brave enough to try something different.

Go play the Anthopologie game. You’ll see how much fun it is!

Do you embrace creativity and personal style as a fun challenge, or does the idea of trying something unique scare you?

PS. My blog is undergoing a little spring makeover so I do apologize if things are a bit wonky for a bit …

Related post you might enjoy:

 4 Decorating Lessons from Anthropologie

 

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