benji & the jets.

Yellow Edge Curtain Panels, Land of Nod, $39.00  |  Howard Elliot Bella Silver Leaf Mirror, Noya Decor, $482.00 |  Industrial Task Lamp, West Elm, $79.00  |  Midcentury 6-Drawer Dresser, West Elm, $849.00  |  Capel Rugs Spain Rug, Zinc Door, from $223.00  |  Air Show Lamp Shade, Land of Nod, $50.00  |  Be Brave Print, Etsy, $17.00  |  Ouef Sparrow Crib, 2Modern, $760.00  |  Zigzag Tufted Throw, Nordstrom, $58.00  |  Metal Propeller, Hidden Treasures Decor, $49.99  |  Baxton Studio Letterio White Cradle Chair, Amazon, $110.00  |  Dream A Little Dream Pillow, Etsy, $35.00  |  Links Round Pouf, Wayfair, $244.00

Here's a little mood board I designed for my bestie's baby boy, Benji. Vanessa was inspired by Elton John's hit, Bennie and the Jets and decided an airplane-themed room was perfect for her little guy! (I can't take credit for the title of this post...that was all Vanessa! Cute, huh?!) 

Vanessa already had Benji's room painted a dark aqua-ish color which reminded me of the sky on a clear summer day, so I paired that blue with a sunny yellow for the perfect complementary color. As far as the rest of the room goes, my approach to designing a nursery is simple.  Since furniture is almost always where you invest the most money, I chose pieces that have longevity.  A modern, clean dresser is my choice for a changing table, that way when your baby is no longer in diapers you aren't stuck with a useless piece of furniture.  Also this modern rocking chair is comfy and stylish and doesn't look like most gliders you typically see in a nursery.  I added youthful touches with artwork and accessories to keep the room from being too grown-up.  And in case you can't read it, the throw pillow says "dream a little dream of me." How sweet is that? 

I hope Benji grows to love this room as much as I do!


puddle jumpin'.

Valentino Lace Print Rain Boots, Nordstrom, $295.00  |  Hunter Carnaby Snake Wellies, Neiman Marcus, $195.00  |   Matthew Williamson x Havaianas Peacock Rain Boots, Matthew Williamson UK, $160.00  |  Hunter Carnaby Snake Wellies, Zappos, $195.00  | Burberry Parkfield Smoke Check Rain Boots, Overstock, $199.00  |  D&G Anfibio Green Rain Boots, Pret A Beaute, $190.00

Now that April is here, its infamous showers are inevitable.  Brave the storm and add some flair to your rainy day wardrobe with a pair of these printed wellies!  Not only will your feet stay nice and dry, but you will look so stylish jumpin' puddles! Those tan snakeskins are calling my name.


glammed up entryway.

When I spotted this post on one of my fave blogs it immediately caught my attention.  I noticed that entryway held a few similarities to the entry in my own home. Black console? Check. Gray and purple color scheme? Check.  Since I am always looking for ways to change things up around here, I figured I would take on Abbe's challenge to glam up my entryway!

These two different options I designed both have the same key elements: black console, graphic runner, plum nailhead x-bench stools flanking the console, abstract art that I will attempt to DIY and those A-MAZING agate wall sconces featured in Abbe's shop, Shop Ten 25 (if you feel like losing your mind over all of the gorgeousness she has for sale, go there now)!

So here is option #1:

and option #2:

Which one strikes your fancy?

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