swoon: chic rooms

Confession: I was lazy again yesterday! 

ok. time to digress onto happier things.

It is Friday & I am hoping that my work day goes by quickly, so that I can come home & be lazy some more be productive! yeah I keep telling myself I will be, & it hasnt happened yet.  Please keep me in your thoughts! ha

So I havent really mentioned it just yet, but my boyfriend Nick bought a house in DC & it is currently being built as I type, & to be honest it will probably take a few more months for it to be finished, but anywho the home should be ready mid-December. & because of all the hype of having a new home I have been swooning over everything interior design related in hopes of being able to have some kind of say in the decorating process! fingers crossed. Nick & I have very different tastes in interior design. He is VERY modern/contemporary & yes I do like those styles, but also love a little rustic/traditional look mixed in. He likes blacks, greys, & blues & well, I on the other hand love white with pops of COLOR & very clean looks. But I am going to have to learn to compromise, right? ha

Until then I am going to continue to swoon & dream over all the pretty homes that I wish I could have. These being some of them from the MAGALOG magazine! Aren't they just AMAZE!? I am not saying that I would ever create a house full of all this color & eccentric style, but a girl can look & dream right? I think so! & how lovely is that bar cart & the wall paper background, i die.  purple is so my favorite color! & who wouldn't want a living room full of blush tones and peachy hues with a couch full of pretty pillows & awesome paintings on the wall ? Yeah I know, we will just have to keep on dreaming. xx

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Whats your favorite style for your home?


rooms that tell stories: city electric

As of lately, I have been swooning over e v e r y t h i n g interior design related. It may be due to my want to have a house of my own that I can decorate + go bananas with or the fact that I am just wanting some organization & change in my life. & well that isn't going to be happening anytime soon -- So until then I will be living vicariously through my internet + magazines + iPad apps.

Every room in a house should be created to fit a person or families lives. A living room is the place where memories unfold -- a place where a newlywed couple wine + dine their friends, a family celebrates birthdays, & where a couple see their babies first steps. Whatever that story may be in that room why not create it to fit your liking.

I recently came across the { Serena & Lily } website where they offer unique home decor items that you don't see on your every shopping outing. City Electric is a "Sophisticated. Cosmopolitan. With a nod to the Bohemian." according to Serena & Lily.com. The bright colors add a bit of attitude to the room, while the nude furniture helps tone is down. I was immediately drawn into this room because of all its bright & nude colors -- such a great contrast.

what do you think about this room? yay::nay?
xx. ashlyn 

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grey elephants can wear pink tutus.

I am not sure why I am loving all this pink lately, maybe it's just the lovey dovey week it has been or it could be this adorable little elephant in her pink tutu that pulled me in. is that weird? I know, I know. but she is soooo adorable tho :] & Pink + Grey, they go perfectly together. Like Mac + Cheese. & spaghetti sauce + noodles, & popcorn + a movie. ok. well maybe they don't go together like as perfect as those things BUTTTT both of these colors bring in a little bit of masculine and feminine sensibility that fit so perfectly together. & I just LOVE it. 

what do you think about the color combo?
xx. ashlyn