Oh So Cozy Chocolate Brown Den

I recently received ripped out magazine pages with photographs of a gorgeous brown and white houndstooth headboard that my Aunt Kathy sent to me in the mail with a hand written note.  Yes, you read that right…ripped out pages, hand written note, and snail mail.  Envelope, stamp, and everything.  I LOVE HER.

And yes, the headboard was right up my alley, but it was the super rich chocolate brown color that really tripped my trigger. It got me to thinking about painting an entire room a deep brown….the color just lends itself to a library, a study, or a den.  A space for curling up on a sofa with a good book (ok, a Kindle), and a cup of coffee (ok, a glass of wine), and getting cozy.

Chocolate Brown Den
Dark Chocolate Brown Silvered Lamp Finials

Baldwin 89″ Velvet Chesterfield Sofa
Brown Naomi Rug
Ivory Avery Tufted Club Chair
Cream Tie-Dye Pillow
Brown Kent Brass Nesting Tables
Vitale Rectangular Coffee Table
Howard Elliott Ariana Gold Mirror
Khari Pillow
Taupe Lacquer Three Drawer Wood Chest
Perforated Metal Sconce
Geometric Series Pointillized Diamonds
Fitz and Floyd® Daphne Red Wine Goblets in Gold
Fitz & Floyd Aurora Stripe Mug Gold
Orbit Six-Light Chandelier
Robert Abbey Dolly Wide Table Lamp

Doesn’t this just make you want to relax?  And eat chocolate? Definitely eat some chocolate….cheers yall!

TWOty Fruity Birthday Party!

TWOty Fruity Party
1. Paper Lane Design Invitation  2. Pure Paper NY Fruit Garland  3. Polka Dot Balloons  4. Modern Lola Paper Plate  5. Modern Lola Paper Cup  6. Modern Lola Pineapple Napkin  7. Cake Inspiration via  8. Parkside Paper + Gift Fruit Straws  9. Pineapple Cup  10. EWMcCall Fruit Dress  11. Jelly Bean Kids Tablecloth  12. Fruit Shaped Cookies (similar)  13. Mini Melissa Furadinha Shoes  14. Fruit Inspired Mini Hats (DIY)  15. Pink Strawberry Pinata (DIY)

I know this little girl named Sara who is turning two at the end of June.  Her mother Teah is the first Myrtle Beach friend I ever made.  We met before we got married, before we were even engaged, before I even moved here.  She was my touchstone, my partner in crime in this town (besides Jeff).  We have done it all together, and her HUGE extended family has adopted Jeff, the kids and myself as their own.  Teah asked me to help her pull together some ideas and products for Sara’s….get this….TWOti Fruity birthday party.  Well, with that adorable idea and for my oldest and dearest MB girlfriend…of course I’m all in!

There are so many fun ideas to be inspired from with this theme! It is perfect for summer, it’s fresh and bright, and sweet just like Sara.  I’m freaking out over the Mini Melissa Furadinha shoes.  They smell like fruit yall, and if that weren’t enough to push me right over the edge, they wipe clean. I’m bummed that they only come in toddler sizes, or R would have them for sure!  There are tons of party products on the market for this idea, and even more adorable DIY projects.  It’s a real opportunity to get super creative.

And some stuff is even for the grown ups…thank you Jenn at Endlessly Inspired.
Don’t mind if I do…..


Happy party planning Teah!  I hope this gets your creative “juices” flowing….baaaahaaaaa.
Juices.  I crack myself up.

If you’re a bird, I’m a bird…

Nursery - Birdie Inspired 8
1. Julia Rothman Daydream Wallpaper in green  2. Brave Wings Oversized Art  3.  Eivor Throw
4. Mint and White Striped Black Heart Throw Pillow   5.  White and Gold Birds Crib Sheet
6. Jenny Lind Dream on Me Crib   7. Nursing Pillow Cover
8. Crystal Flowers Ceiling Light  9. Wooden Gold Leafed Mirror   10. Mint and Gold Table Lamp
11.  Bentwood Thonet Style Rocking Chair (Similar to DIY)  12. Beverly 7 Drawer Dresser
13. Gold Bird Baby Onesie  14. Black Geo Loops Rug
15. Bamboo Beanie Knot Hat  16. Mint and Gold Birds Soft Soled Shoes

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve been inspired by a preggo girlfriend of mine. Chrissy and her husband Steve have two precious little boys, and keeping with their tradition are not finding out the sex of their third child.  To keep from calling the baby “it”, the family lovingly calls the little babe “Birdie”.  How sweet is THAT?  Upon hearing that little story, my imagination took flight.  (See what I did there….took flight….get it?)  My favorite thing in this imaginary room….that wallpaper.  Do you see that wallpaper?  Crazy good right?  It’s bold, and sweet, a hint of vintage, but absolutely feels current.  I love it.  Okay, if you can’t see how crazy good it is from the board, look here:

Julia Rothman Daydream, Boston Magazine
image via Boston Magazine
I had fun putting this together, and being inspired by such a loving term of endearment.
So thank you to the Mays Family for triggering that right brain of mine with their sweet story and their Baby Birdie.  Can’t wait to meet him or her….now what’s the wager up to for a girl? Much love you guys!