We received an email from a reader named Lauren recently...it seems Lauren wants to be a TV star. :-) And I think she totally has potential for her own HGTV show. She sent us a link to a webisode she filmed with Craigslist TV where she posts on craigslist offering to redecorate someone's place exclusively using craigslist to find all the design materials and furniture. Her video is alot of fun so I thought I'd share with you all. (P.S. Not only is she a decorator but an artist - find her work here.)
The last few times Kim featured photographer Rachael Smith's work on Desire to Inspire I think I just about saved every image to my inspiration files. I think I'll be doing the same with these three Paris homes. Fun and creative real world spaces captured in all their unpretentious beauty by Rachael. She has the eye doesn't she? No wonder she is demand. Love!
Christmas is right around the corner and I have been desperately trying to get as much of my Christmas shopping done as early as possible, and online because I really hate fighting the mall crowds. (Etsy, how I love you). And speaking of Christmas and online shopping, if you haven't already ordered Matthew Mead's Holiday book-azine WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?? Mine arrived in the mail a couple days ago and it's SO gorgeous! I'm going to have this out on my coffee table every Christmas season as part of my decor. Not only is it full of fabulous photos of spaces all dolled up for the holidays, but it's got decorating projects and recipes and a feature I mentioned way back in April about a select number of bloggers (including Jo and I!) and their holiday projects. Here is a sneak peek of what's inside...
By the time you read this I'll be cursing the fact I ever moved as I help lug the last bits and pieces into my house. Here's what my living room looked like with the previous owner's things. I've posted a video walk through with rambling commentary on my page. The before is always daunting! OK back to work for me!