CURATED NEST: Bathroom Bliss

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I've been finding some really nice bathroom designs lately, like this one from Modern Home Decor. I think the best designs are the simplest because they allow you to feel rejuvenated, calm and collected.

I'm excited for Fall and all the cozy bath times ahead...

1 / Sisal Bath Scrubber via World Market
2 / Candle via William Sonoma
3 / Sisal Bath Mitt via World Market
4 / Bath Robe via Nordstrom
5 / Soap Stones via CB2
6 / Shower Curtain via Dwell Studio
7 / Fringe Towels via Crate & Barrel
8 / Bath Tea, Salts & Cream via Crate & Barrel
9 / Room Freshner via William & Sonoma
10 / Bath Caddy via Bed, Bath & Beyond
11 / Trash Can via Crate & Barrel
12 / Bath Mat via Anthropologie

Stylin' Mamma: Jonesing

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

With two children getting bigger and bigger, our high-rise apartment seems to be getting smaller and smaller.  Case in point: just this morning I opened the hall closet to pull out laundry detergent, which displaced the Halloween costumes we've hidden on the top shelf.  The pink cowgirl hat hit a crystal vase that usually lives on top of the wine rack but for some unknown reason got stashed away, and the vase hit the iron that resides next to the detergent, and before you know it I was ducking for my life as the iron came crashing off the shelf onto the vacuum cleaner, nearly missing the fishbowl and the wrapping paper on the way down.

City living just might kill me.  

But I love it, which leaves me with no choice but to purge, purge, purge, which is precisely what I am doing this Fall.  My closet has been hit the hardest as I take an unsentimental look at my wardrobe, my lifestyle, my personal style...not to mention a slew of old photographs.  Does something look ugly in a picture?  It's OUTTA here.

Consumed as I am by this spirit of minimalism, I am having some trouble getting into Fall Fashion Fever -- which, I will admit, is rather unusual for me.  Instead of making a long list of new clothes, I am jonesing simply for a few fabulous touches to lend the old a feeling of new.  

As ever, denim is my building block.  After that, from day to night, it's accessories all the way home.

- Hat
- Bag

- Jaime


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Do you want to feel like you're on a vacation in your own living room, but don't want to jeopardize designer style? Then this living room, designed by Anna Burke, is the perfect inspiration for you to model your space after.

There is a nice balance between rustic and refined. The finishes are all over the board, yet they still work. For example, the rough side chairs and smooth finish coffee table.

Here's how you can get this look in your home without a professional interior designer...
Driftwood Chandelier / Canopy Designs
Sofa / Ikea
Table Lamp / Lamps Plus
Striped Area Rug / Pottery Barn
Shag Rug / Crate & Barrel
Coffee Table / Restoration Hardware
Side Table / Zinc Door
Accent Chair / Zinc Door
Shelving Unit / CB2
Vintage Glass Box / Dwell Studio


Monday, September 22, 2014

A while back I wrote a post about getting organized. I've managed to get a few projects mostly complete and thought I'd share the most major one - adding some shelves and an extra pantry space in our basement stair. Here is what it looked like before:
Originally my plan was to do a bunch of custom built-in cubbies. But after realizing this would involve precise measurements, borrowing of saws and nail guns and sanding and painting, I realized the most logical and obvious option was to hit up the local IKEA (and really, I will take any excuse to go to IKEA) and buy some brackets and shelves.  I also got a bunch of plastic bins to organize the stuff on the shelves.  Here is what it looks like now:

 It's so nice to be able to utilize the ledge and dead space in the stairway for storage.  It's right off the kitchen so it totally makes sense to put our extra spaghetti sauce, cleaning items, etc there.
Admittedly I wish there was a way I could make it more aesthetically interesting but I'm pretty happy with the increased storage space and how much more organized it looks.  What projects do you have on the agenda for fall?

CURATED NEST: cozy knits

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Whoever says art doesn't make a difference is lying. Now, it may not always be the first thing selected in a room design, but that doesn't mean it can't.
Look at the living room from Smitten Studio for example. Whether the framed art was selected first or last, it pulls the entire space together perfectly. It's a very important element in this design.

This space has just the right amount of color, whites, woods and brass. You can never go wrong with a beautiful fiddle leaf tree to brighten your space.

Want this look?... You got it.
Arm Chair / Joybird
Terrarium / Etsy
Brass Accessories / ZGallerie
Candleholders / CB2
Coffee Table / Wayfair
Basket / Target
Area Rug / Anthropologie
Pouf / Pure Home

CURATED NEST: Succulent Shades

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

I'm not sure there's anyone out there that doesn't love succulents as much as I do. Whether they're a part of a stylish terrarium or just one individually potted and dressing up a window sill.
But the best part about them is the variety and the colors available. This inspiration image from Mazama is a perfect  demonstration of how beautiful they are. 

So pretty, they led me to create a little green wish list.
1. Pendant / Y Lighting
2. Smeg / West Elm Market
3. Wallet / Nordstrom
4. Tunic / Mod Cloth
5. Table Lamp / Euro Style Lighting
6. Stand Mixer / Crate & Barrel
7. Wire Chair / Hive Modern
8. Accent Pillow / Ferm Living
9. Rain Boots / Nordstrom
10. Dresser / CB2