Decorating | SIMA

It was this Giclee print by LexyArt that inspired my blog’s new color scheme, and I just ordered it to hang in my office. I’m slowly starting to collect prints and photographs, mostly from Etsy, to create an eclectic wall of framed art. Hopefully I’ll be able to show you some “After” photos soon!

I love this laser-cut steel basket by Megan Auman, but I wish it didn’t have to cost $180. So pricey for a magazine/book holder!

This scanned image from O at Home magazine’s Winter 2008 issue is my inspiration for decorating my home office, which I painted in Benjamin Moore’s Dill Pickle. I love the combination of the lime, mint, lavendar and periwinkle — so soothing!.  I plan to add white and wood accents, and I’d like to hang as much art on the walls as possible. Here are some gorgeous photographs from Etsy that I think would look great in the room.




This image by Mrs. French is not available on Etsy, but I wish it were!

I’m also looking for a rug — 3×5 or slightly larger — for my office. If you see one in my color scheme, would you please let me know? Thanks!

As I put the finishing touches on my home office, I’m constantly looking for inspiration from photos of other people’s offices. This one, belonging to Kim from Desire to Inspire, is right up there as one of the best of the bunch. (via Made By Girl)

I love the white walls and floor as a backdrop for the pops of bright colors. Totally different than what I’m doing with my room, but awesome nonetheless.

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S.HOPtalk posted an incredible kitchen makeover she found on Cottage Living’s site, and I am smitten with the results.



Would you believe that the cabinets in the “after” photo are the same from the “before” photo? I love that the owners painted them white, added crown molding above them and hung a shelf beneath them.  I also adore those white subway tiles. Le sigh.

This kitchen makeover is almost as good as my friend Jamie’s… Talk about a transformation! Wow!