Monday Morning Inspiration 3.31.14

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You know how that voice in your head sometimes makes you feel inadequate? It may tell you you’re not good enough, smart enough, cannot and will not get that done. “That” thing you want to get done may be a short term, long term or life changing goal or accomplishment. Sometimes it’s not the people around you that makes us feel insecure. It may very well be ourselves.

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We can be our biggest hater (I hate that overused word), our biggest blocker. Often times we believe our own hype. All hype aint good hype though. Don’t allow yourself to feel as if you will lose before you even get started. We have nothing but time and all we can do is try. You’d rather try than be old and wrinkly rocking away in someone’s chair mad at the things you didn’t do or attempt, right? So do them. Set those goals. Do something daily to achieve them.

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Chocolate and pink hued offices of Benefit…

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I saw this pink and chocolate office space of Benefit and knew this is a fun place to work. They have weekly ice cream socials, themed mixers & champagne toast lunches…
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I would actually eat my lunch in the lunchroom if it looked this fun…
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Drinking on the job and working in a space with vintage posters, mannequin heads and chandeliers? Sounds like my kind of place….

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Then they can wear stuff like this to work? Such a cute outfit.

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Love this poster…

{Photography by Mary DeCoudreaux & custom spaces}


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A pink and navy bunny rabbit themed girl’s room…

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I love the gallery wall of bunny profiles. Too adorable and easy to do for people like me who can draw. The navy offsets the pink so it isn’t overwhelmingly girly. The wallpaper is my favorite though.

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Love the molding added to the closet armoires. See how hardware can change a closet door’s appearance here.

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Snails and squirrels and other woodland animals in this cutesy rug leaves a soft area for a tot to play.

{Photographs by Jeff Hirsch designed by Daun Curry for NY Social Diary where you can see more of Daun’s home}

Victoria’s Secret is such a sexy store by the design alone

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I was in the Chicago area yesterday and after stopping at a mall there I went into their “Vickie’s Secret” and I could hardly contain my excitement. This particular VS looked very different from what I’m used to. The glossy black molding were the bones of the store. So very dark, moody and dramatic. Black and white stripes and damask wallpaper, the perfectly positioned gallery wall and flashes of hot pink makes it sultry.

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It’s funny because my mom heard someone on HGTV call a design sexy and she couldn’t understand how decor and a room can have that feel. Oh…but it can. Think about the colors, the texture, the glam factor and the feeling the space gives you. Going into their fitting room you had all black doors with dimmed wall sconces lighting the way. It definitely created a sexy atmosphere. In order to NOT look as if I haven’t been anywhere, I limited the amounts of pics I took because the store was crowded.

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There was a wall full of pink tufted cubes with mannequin torsos in each. They even had sequin mannequins. I really need one of those.

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Though I hate to see products cluttering a bathroom counter, I commend VS for having such pretty packaging. Who wouldn’t want these staring back at them while brushing your teeth? Their products especially the beautiful perfume bottles will look lovely styled this way.
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I am obsessed with the Vegas lighting through out the store. I want one of those too. Mine would say “Indulge”…

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In the fragrance section they had a giant screen playing the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. VS successfully lures in shoppers by their awesome interior. I wish I had a dressing room at home filled with their design elements.

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Sorry this shot is blurry but I found it funny that all the men in the store waited patiently on pink high back tufted chairs as the women shopped. Lol. I wish I knew what company designs the VS stores because the one in the Woodfield Mall is Schaumburg, Illinois is fabulous.

{All images by me}

Pink Flamingos make me happy…

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Maybe because my current color crush is coral but the peachynpink hues of this bird has me loving flamingo stuff.

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This is basically what I think of when flamingo yard decor comes to mind. I think of mid-century styled homes, manicured lawns, sunny skies and palm trees.

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Then I think of pool parties with ice cream stations, pink lemonade stands, water balloons , umbrellas to hide from the sun and floatation devices to splash around in….

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This blue and pink hued candy bar is perfect for a co-ed party. See more deets over on Kara’s Party Ideas.

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See the rest ofnthis nurseryhere.

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Shop here for above decor.

{Other Images viaΒ Junell from Seekers Bazaaar, Southern Living Decorating Editor Lindsay Ellis Beatty, 100 layer cake}