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Turquoise Tables

I've been on a bit of a turquoise kick lately.  And as I was trying to fall asleep last night (that's when most of my ideas hit me), I began thinking about how beautiful a turquoise table or dining set would be.  I won't erase all of Jon's hard work that he put into our current dining room table, but perhaps if we have room for a kitchen table at our next house, it could be turquoise...
via House of Turquoise
Or I could just go for the turquoise chairs.  I LOVE this look.
via Houzz
This table is pretty similar in shape to our own.  Pretty pretty. And how good do those green arrangements look next to the turquoise?

Another one similar to our table.  I like how they kept the top natural but added color to the base.

And I'm especially impressed when I see how shabby it looked before.  Quite the transformation!

Thank You

Possibility

Happy Friday!  
I thought I'd give you something lovely to feast your eyes upon before the weekend begins.  We're headed south to the Big D for the long weekend.  And I'm hoping to be coming back with a new piece of furniture in tow!  *fingers crossed*  Must pack light.
Enjoy your Memorial Day and don't forget why we have it!

Blast From the Past

Do you ever look back on your style, be it fashion or design, and ask yourself "What was I thinking?  Did I really think that was cute?"  I know I do!  In honor of my 5 year anniversary from graduating college, I thought I'd take a walk down memory lane and check out my college apartment.  The good, the bad and the ugly. 
This apartment, most commonly referred to as the A.P.T. by us and our friends, belonged to myself and my best friend Lauren.  Before you see the pictures, I must tell you not to judge.  We tried.  Really hard.  
First stop--the living room.  The side tables, coffee table and lamps were all thrift store finds.  The tables received a coat of paint and a little distressing and the lamps were outfitted with new shades.  I found the chandelier at Kirkland's Home for $15.  This room didn't have a fan or light fixture, so we felt we needed a little something something hanging from the ceiling.  I still have it (stored in our sunroom) and hope to use it a…

Modern Lodge Playroom

A friend of mine is working on designing a playroom for her little boy (and one on the way).  She asked me what I would suggest doing.  Since she's a few states away, I figured a design board would be the simplest way to show her.  Here's how I came up my design:
The playroom is going to be in the newly refinished basement (aka man cave heaven), so I didn't want to overload it with a lot of super bright colors and super-themey (too much of something can be a bad thing) decor.  Plus, by giving the space a bit of a more mature look, the kids would be able to grow into it and use it for years to come.  
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I used a lot of different materials in the room to give it depth-from the metal barn light and wire letter art to the wooden accent wall and woven bamboo shades (no draperies to pull down!).  Aside from varying materials, I wanted to have a lot of big features to balance out the large space.   If you're working with a large area, like a basement, you want y…

Rue Inspiration

There were lots of goodies in the latest rue mag, but here are a few of my favorites.
I'm actually going to start out with one of the ads featured in the issue.  This is from an ad for The Foundary.  I love the white platters contrasted against the charcoal walls.  The shelves (I need some of these) house several collections that look effortlessly stunning.  And can we just talk about the warm and weathered dining table juxtaposed against the sleek white upholstered chairs?  Talk about a beautiful symphony.
Next up is a design by Monika Claasen.  The neutral color scheme, simple and mix of materials had me from the start.  And again, I'm totally digging the baskets bringing interest, height and texture to an otherwise bland wall.

If you've read my blog for awhile, you may have noticed there's one thing you never see on here.  Red.  I'm not normally drawn toward the color red in any decorating instances (well okay, maybe at Christmas), but I have to say that Jessica M…

Parentals and Pinterest

Jon's parents came for a visit this weekend.  It was the first visit to Enid and we had a great time with them as usual.  Lucky for us, they enjoy being low key, so we had a lot of great hangout and movie time.  And of course Remington enjoyed having 2 new pairs of hands to throw him his toys :)
We took our visitors onto base on Sunday to show them Jon's stomping grounds.  Jon's dad flew helicopters in the Army so he loved getting a tour of the plane.  Check out the name on the side of it!  Yep, Jon has his "own" plane.  
Naturally, picture time ensued.  But he was a good sport and we got some great shots with the fam.
Family photo! Proud wife and mom :) Me and the hubster.
I did sneak in a little Pinterest time while watching movies yesterday.  Are you on there and in love with the site as much as me?  I hope so!  My name is MalloryatHoH if you want to follow. Here are a few of my most recent kitchen inspired pins.  Clearly, I'm going to need a home with about eig…

Happy Sunday!

Images via Pinterest

DIY Mason Jar Lanterns

Alright my friends.  It's time for another entry on the many uses of mason jars.  If you missed the last one, you can view it here.  As previously discussed, I LOVE mason jars.  Not just because they are cute and remind me of simpler times, but because you can do so many things with them.  For instance, using them to create hanging lanterns for a fraction of the price you'd pay for ones at Pottery Barn.



The weather is warmer and that means it's time to take life outside!  A good way to add a little charm and glow to your next soiree is by making these easy DIY lanterns and hanging them all along your outdoor space.  I loved this idea so much that I even used it at my wedding, hanging the lanterns from shepherd hooks to create a path to the reception site.



If you can't find a group of mason jars, you can also use small vases (check out the Dollar Tree).  Just make sure they have a lip on them to hold the wire.  I was going to write out a tutorial, but then I found one alr…

Badgley Mischka Home Before and After

Not only are they wonderfully renown fashion designers, but Mark Badgley and James Mischka are also fabulous interior designers.  Check out the stunning before and after's of their Kentucky home and see what I mean. 
Kitchen- Before
 After
Dining Room- Before
After
 Living Room- Before
After