condo

it seems that there is always a project on the go.
laminate floors were recently installed and now i need some area rugs.
i am leaning towards something light.
maybe simple cotton like this one.
or a small pattern

or possibly a shag to warm things up.

my dining room is in desperate need of something on the wall.

maybe a collection of prints?
or a combination of art and prints.
or a funky mirror.
finally, my fireplace needs some serious attention.


maybe a collection of cordinating mirrors.
or that perfect piece of art.

now the hard part, finding those items on a tight budget!

pelmet box makeover

my deck door was in desperate need of some attention.
a quick trip to the discount fabric store, some incredible finds, and a mother in town, my project was started.
before:
we sewed some simple panel curtains.
6 yards @ $6.00/yard…not bad.
i thought the fabric was fresh and very spring feeling.
who knows, maybe i can have different panels for each season!
during:
i couldn’t resist adding a pelmet box.
seeing the two bars at the top was driving me crazy.
problem solved.
total pelmet box cost: $22.00
after:

overall i am pleased.
welcome summer.

window treatments

i find myself always using simple panels for all my windows treatments.
these diy pelmet boxes are the perfect solution to add variety to your windows.
jenny, author of the little green notebook, created easy and inexpensive, step by step instructions to create these stunning pelmet boxes.
check them out here.

she also made the headboards and the duvet covers.
i think the overall look is extraordinary.
i can’t wait to make my own pelmet boxes this week!

jonathan adler


jonathan adler is a talented designer.
he also has an extraordinary line of furniture and accessories.
i wouldn’t mind having a few of these items adorning my home.

unfortunately adler’s products are quite expensive.
but if you are willing to spend the money, i would say his designs are worth it.
i love this simple geometric rug by jonathan adler (left).

i would say this rug from lampsplus.com is a worthy substitute (right).
it may not be a jonathan adler original but it will give the same clean look for a fraction of the price.