Saturday, July 15, 2017

What's "in store" for July....

I've been busy adding a few things to my space.....baskets, floral prints, barware (glasses, decanters, ice buckets, etc.), furniture and chalkboards. Come check us out at The Sleepy Poet.


 


 


Update: blue chest is sold

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Campus Cool

It's that time again when college kids are scrambling to get their gear together. I recall my first college dorm that looked like a prison cell with two standard twin beds, desks and chairs. However, I was lucky enough to have roomie who loved decorating as much as I did. Her mom was an expert sewer so we picked a color scheme and my roommate's mom created curtains, pillows, etc. to match our bedding. We created an awesome room which was the envy of our college hall! I've put together a few cool products and ideas to help with the dorm room/apartment design dilemma...

Not your average dorm frig from Urban Outfitters.
Other colors also available.

Ikea is a must for back to school items.
Check out this stylish comfy swivel chair on sale.


Target also has the great pillows, lamps and rugs.
You can find great clearance deals this time of year.


Also, don't forget to check out Pinterest for creative ideas.
I found this awesome dorm decked out with vintage vinyl.
You can find great unique vintage stuff for little $ at
your local thrift stores and antique malls.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

New look for the nook

Those small niches and nooks can be a pain to decorate! What was the builder and architect thinking? The most creative designers will find them frustrating. You can either try to hide them or bring attention to the area. I vote for focusing in on the small awkward spaces. I found some great inspiration by adding standout paint, wallpaper, exposed beams, etc. It's especially nice when you can redefine a small space and give it purpose. Check out some of my favs below...

Love this bold paint color! Great idea for a cozy nook in a small space
featured in Apartment Therapy


Awkward upstairs space which was re-designed into an office featured in Talo & Koti.
I love how the designer repurposed the difficult angled wall space
by adding these desks and cabinets.


This bookcase was re-purposed into a bar. It was part of a beautiful Brooklyn Brownstone renovation featured on Apartment Therapy. The wallpaper is by Hygge & West


Sloped ceiling space re-purposed into a closet. Love the window bench and rustic beams!




Monday, June 26, 2017

Inspiration on the Island

The 2017 Southern Living Idea House is now open to the public for tours on Bald Head Island, NC. Just thought I would do a quick FYI post since many of you are headed to the NC coast for summer vacation. Tickets are $15 and you will need to be transported by ferry to the island. This part of the island is not accessible by car so you might also want to bring a good pair of walking shoes. I'm planning to visit this summer and hopefully post more pics. For more info, visit Southern Living.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

What's "in store" for June (Part 2)

As promised, I am posting part two of newly added items that have been added to the store....


Rattan book/magazine rack in mint condition from the 1970s


 I am constantly adding barware to my space...they are popular items!
I was lucky enough to find this vintage gold ice bucket and Anchor Hocking Tartan pitcher!


 
Vintage Asian artwork in gold bamboo frames
(Update: top art is sold)


Blue/White Chinoiserie Monkey with basket on head. This monkey grabbed my  
attention at an estate sale. I almost kept him for myself...sorta felt bad about selling him.
He would make a great planter or perfect on a bar cart to hold lemons or olives. (update: sold) 


More brass from planters to candlesticks.
I had to restock because my inventory was getting low!
(Update: all brass is sold again) 

Also, coming soon are new lamps and a painted tall chest. I have not had time
to take photos but I will post pics on right (For Sale @ Sleepy) when they
  finally arrive in the store. As always, feel free to e-mail
if you have any questions about these items.





Sunday, June 4, 2017

Mother/daughter Design Duo

I love watching interior design makeover and competition TV shows! And, there's a new design competition show with only 2 contestants on Bravo TV. It features a mother vs. daughter called Cyrus vs. Cyrus: Design and Conquer. Yes, they are related to Mylie, Noah and Billy Ray. This mother/daughter design duo features Brandi Cyrus (daughter) and Tish Cyrus (mom) where they are given a budget and present individual design concepts. In the end, they have to work together on the winning design concept. To be honest, I did not expect much out of Cyrus vs. Cyrus because of their celebrity status. However, I was surprised to find that these ladies are talented designers who can stick to a budget. For more info, check out Bravo TV. It's worth checking out!

Beautiful kitchen renovation completed by Tish and Brandi for a military family in Tenn.