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Happy Weekend!

July 31, 2009

It’s happy dance time because the day has finally arrived… I’m moving out of my house tomorrow morning and heading down to Boston until next week where I’ll fly to London and eventually end up in my new digs over in northern Germany. Yippee! I have a million things to do, people to see, and goodbye parties to attend along with lots of unglamorous stuff like cleaning and finishing the paperwork for my moving company… so I’m cutting class here this afternoon and wishing you farewell… until we meet again!

Happy Weekend!

All next week I’ll be popping in to visit on decor8 but I’ve decided to put some of my dear friends and fellow bloggers in the driver’s seat here to share with you parts of their home and favorite things along with a special guest handling Etsy Take Five Tuesdays and another guest writing up Musical Thursdays. You can also expect a visit from the talented Leslie who will be back with her first installment of the new decor8 column: Color Me Pretty (see what you can expect here). I’ll be blogging full-time again August 17, but between August 3-14 you can expect lots of guests in the decor8 house along with pop-in visits from me with finds and mini updates as I travel though my goal is to blog less, stay offline as much as possible, and hopefully get a little vaca out of all of this because let me tell ya, I sooo could use one! Moving out of the country is a lot of work!

Have a lovely weekend everyone! – Holly

(card from dandee designs)






Inspiration

Stylist Lucyina Moodie

July 31, 2009

I briefly mentioned interiors stylist Lucyina Moodie several months back (here) but had you blinked, you may have missed it so I’m devoting a proper post to this talented lady… Lucyina is a freelance stylist working in the UK who has been on her own for about 9 years (go freelance!), prior to that she was a contributing stylist at BBC Good Homes magazine. Here’s a tiny peek into her online portfolio below.

Stylist Lucyina Moodie

Stylist Lucyina Moodie

Stylist Lucyina Moodie

To view more, please visit her gorgeous rooms right here. Don’t you just love viewing work like this? Oh I do… so, so much.

(images: lucyina moodie)






Arts + Crafts

Cross Stitch DIY

July 31, 2009

I love the cross stitch details we’re seeing in design, and these pretty downloads and ideas that I found over at the Wedding Style Guide in Australia recently warm my heart. I imagine them being used in so many fun projects!

Cross Stitch DIY

Have you ever applied stitch work to anything in your home? Linens? Towels? Clothing? I love the little drawstring bags shown above, I’d love to make my own linen sachets for my lingerie drawers and stitch my initials on them. Little things like that make everyday items feel so much more special. Speaking of stitch work, I still have the bib my mother made for me while she was pregnant, it was my first bib and she cross stitched Thumper on it. :) Here it is in case you’d like to see it. Some of you who follow me on Flickr may have already seen it there when I posted it over a year ago.

Cross Stitch DIY

I think for this reason alone, I’ll always cherish this old-fashioned craft… though I really love how today’s designers are reinterpreting it in fresh, modern ways.

(images: top: wedding style guide, bottom: holly becker for decor8)






DIY, Etsy Faves, Objects

Sparrow’s Nest – New To You Furniture

July 31, 2009

Nichole wrote in from the Sparrow’s Nest to share some of her recent furniture projects with us where she took some pieces in need of help and gave them each a terrific overhaul, then sells them in her online shop. I love chevron patterns and so I think that the pink and white end table is quite a cutie, don’t you?

Sparrow's Nest - New To You Furniture

Would you like some inspiration for your next furniture fix-up project? Or are you looking for a fresh add to your space? Nichole’s your girl!

(images: sparrow’s nest)






Etsy Faves

Hello Victory: Biology Charts

July 30, 2009

Kate from Hello Victory just told me about these amazing vintage biology charts from Germany that she now stocks in her shop. Check these out! My husband had these in school growing up and now they’re in homes as art. I personally love the soft colors…

Hello Victory: Biology Charts

I remember back when I posted about the Jung-Koch-Quentell charts a few years back (here) you guys were dying to find an affordable source in the states so Kate just may be your girl!

(images: hello victory)






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