Monday, August 1, 2011

Monday Links: This is August

Hilarious map of how New Yorkers see the rest of America (as usual Alaska and Hawaii are skipped :()

This looks like a sweet little book.

Best luggage tags, ever.

The prettiest collection of photo's.

PB&J candybar Yum!

State motto's turned into art. I'd love to buy Alaska's.

An incredibly cute, nerdy proposal. Make sure you watch the video at the end.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

From the bottom up

My parents have so kindly asked for my help in decorating their new condo. Now, they haven't owned a house (or apartment or condo) in 5 1/2 years as they were traveling the states in their motorhome. So now they have this awesome condo and nothing to put in it. That is where they're having me come in. Come Thursday I will be flying to Dallas for a long weekend of extreme shopping and home decorating. As my time there is limited we've done a lot of pre shopping online, getting an idea of what we liked.
Here's  the condo with the previous owners stuff:

Pretty isn't it?
We've kind of decided to work from the ground up since they know they want a large area rug for the living room and bedroom, no red. Preferably something with some yellows or pale, celery green. So I start scouring the internet for a rug and I find this choice for the bedroom jaipur printed dhurrie rug let's just hope we like it as much in person!


Then I find this beauty on Home Decorators Martha Stewart Chrysanthemum rug and it seems perfect! Looks plush, has nice, muted pattern and appears to be yellow with a pretty pale blue pattern. Before ordering it I decided to check out the reviews. Well, turns out it sheds - a lot. Ok, we could figure that out but... the color is actually more of a sage green and grey :( Wahhh, not what we wanted. Back to the rug hunt...