Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Contemporary Cottage Designs

I have a little secret I have been keeping . . . I am opening up a furniture refinishing business called Contemporary Cottage Designs-- website coming soon! I recently finished my first piece-- a vintage dining table set. It includes 4 chairs, 2 arm chairs, leaf, & table. Chairs are upholstered with light gray cotton duck fabric (very durable). It is $460. If you are in the Virginia Beach/Norfolk/Chesapeake area and you are interested... e-mail me at princesscrownsandpearls @ hotmail dot com =)



What do you think? =)


You know me, & how I feel about capiz, loooooooove it! I've had these inspiration pictures for a while & it's time that I share them =)

This an inexpensive princess capiz globe light {love the name} from Wal-Mart, only $55 ;)

Photos: unknown, unknown, Wal-Mart

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Lately, I'm loving basket lighting. I love the beachy vibe it gives off & it adds so much texture to a room. Here are a few of my favorites.

Photos: Kay Douglas Interiors, Sunset, Atlanta Homes

Monday, July 26, 2010

unloading favorites

My computer is getting full again . . . time to unload some favorites! =)

Photos: The Lettered Cottage, unknown, via Decor Pad, unknown, via decor pad . . ., Channel 4

Saturday, July 17, 2010


I present to you, my favorite kitchens =)



Sarah Richardson

Jessica Helgerson

Samantha Pynn & Virginia Macdonald Photography/Pure Design

via House of Turquoise

Friday, July 16, 2010

speaking of ruffles . . .

I can't get enough of ruffles . . .

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Photos: Urban Outfitters

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Have you ever studied a room?

There are so many things in this room I want to study-- from the headboard, aqua lamps, sunburst mirror, gray/blue paint color, green pouf, ghost chair . . . I heart it all.

Photos: Martensen Jones Interiors & Manny Rodriguez Photography

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


With all of this heat & humidity, it's been making me think of cool, light rain. The type of rain that lightly "mists" you, but doesn't leave you cold--- which made me think about cute umbrellas. : ) These three umbrellas are my favorites. I like the first & second one the best because it's a bubble which makes you more protected from the rain. You actually go inside of it =) The third umbrella is super cute as well. It's large enough so you would be more protected from the rain than your average automatic umbrella. Out of all of them, the polka dot is my favorite! What's yours?

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Photos: Amazon

Sunday, July 11, 2010

love my blues

I can't seem to get enough of blue, gray, and turquoise! Hope you enjoy them too =)

Photos: Country Living


lately I've been loving yellow & gray . . . beautiful combo here!

this chandelier is amazing {actually, I think all chandeliers are amazing} =)

pedestal tables . . . can't get enough of them!

I love how these curtains are so simple but yet so lovely & relaxing at the same time

simple = wonderful

one of my favorite bedrooms


Photos: Unknown, Country Living, YHL

Saturday, July 10, 2010

2 pretty BM colors

Filing these two beautiful photos & paint colors for future use =)
BM Spring Mint

BM Bridal Pink

Photos: House Beautiful

Saturday, July 3, 2010

two for me

I'll take these two rooms, please =) Have a nice & relaxing weekend!

Photos: Unknown, Domino

photos to inspire

My husband has been getting onto me about "overloading" his computer with my pictures haha. My jump drive is completely full. This means that you all get to see a little eye candy, enjoy!

I read in Cottage Living that this chandelier is the real deal-- vintage, gorgeous!

I love the way the white chandelier stands out against the navy blue walls!

I never thought I was the zebra print kinda girl, but I find myself liking zebra rugs. I like the splash of unexpectancy it gives a room.

zebra & capiz? Love it!

Photos: Cottage Living, the rest . . . uknown--- let me know if you know any of them =)