This is not the typical decorating from a 19 yr old man…

Heavily influenced by his mom who is an interior designer & magazine editor, Sam Allen was Martha Stewart’s youngest intern. Having being featured in some major publications, Sam’s work proves that if this is the result now…wait till he turns 25, 34 and 40. I first saw his designs on Mix & Chic. The vibrant…

A Man’s loft style…

I enjoy seeing high end glam homes that glaze our magazines but I also enjoy seeing how regular folks live. Something about a regular person’s home tour makes ideas feel more tangible to pull off. People’s creativity usually run wild when funds are limited. I also enjoy a good ol’ man cave. A man with…

Objects of Affection…

Sometimes I enjoy looking at pretty placed things especially jewelry. It’s those little details that photographers, or people with really good cameras or…instagrammers or…take-pix-and-use-effects-to-look-like-an-instagram-for-us-droid-users that makes me want to plaster these images on my blog but there’s no real way to title these randoms. Super long run-on. Don’t judge me. However DO indulge in the…

Home Library Designs…

I definitely need to step my book game up. But trust me when I do, I want built-ins devoted to them. What about a home library? You could have your own little Barnes & Noble bookstore. Adequate lighting, comfy seating, and some slick interior design would be heaven for me… In addition to the cowhide…

Bookcases vs Built-Ins….

New series where I’m having two similar things in design compete. For this one I wanted to start off with one of my favorite design obsessions: decorating with books on shelves. I like floating shelves but I also like when they’re enclosed in a case. But lately there has been some really slick built-in designs….

Perfect coffee table for displaying books….

I love how books help bring out colors in a space and there’s nothing more lived in feeling than a coffee table full of pretty pyramids of books. That said, I don’t know about yall but I still need some of that table room. I see a lot of interiors with virtually zero space left…

Any rummage/garage/yard sale tips for me?

{Real Simple} I’m hosting my first rummage sale tomorrow and I want things to go smoothly. I’ve mentioned HERE about how I would like to style the clothes but I have no mannequins and there will be limited racks. I know I will be using a later & a bookshelf for shoes and a coat…

Bookstore Interiors & Decorating w/Books…

{Pinterest} It’s unfortunate the closing of yet another bookstore (BORDERS) especially for the 11K people who will lose their jobs. I for one do not think I’ll ever tire of browsing a bookstore & flipping through pages. E-readers will never replace it for me. So lets look at some fabulously designed bookstore interiors and how…