kinda the same, but different...

Elle Decor

Remember when I went ga-ga over this black and white striped art piece this spring? Well, no, I haven't made my own yet. But, I promise, I am going to. 

Recently I saw this piece in Andy and Kate Spade's living room.

It's the same kind of look, don't you think? A basic shape (what's more simple than a stripe or a circle...?) in black and white. For me, I'm sticking to the stripes, but doesn't  this piece add a casual, edgy ease to an otherwise (fairly) traditional space?

happy thanksgiving

from my home to yours

I am so thankful for all the wonderful friends I've made through these interwebs

you guys rock

wishing you peace and health now and always

love, Donna

a few of my favorite things...

Kate and Andy Spade's home

an antique mirror,  a gray wall, and a chinoiserie chest. 

don't miss this...

A week of give-aways at Kayce's Blog...just in time for the holidays! You still have time for a chance to win one of these wool totes so get on over there!

some soft grays to ease you into monday...

via The Diversion Project

Elle Decor

via This is Pretty

a beautiful beginning...

Have a wonderful weekend!

a lil' gray on the outside...

a personal photo from Flights of Whimsy

out with the new, in with the old...

I totally want to fill my cabinets with vintage white and cream-colored dishes...

photos from arcobaleno 

seagrass carpeting

Isn't this room with seagrass carpeting so cozy and yummy...?

I am in bad need of new carpet for our upstairs and I really want to consider seagrass. I have a seagrass rug in a spare bedroom and love it. But wall-to-wall seagrass is a different thing. And what about the stairs?

If you have seagrass carpeting, or have any experience with it, I'd love to know what you think...

beautifully neutral bedroom...

I am so in love with everything neutral these days. A bright pop of color sometimes? Yes. But neutrals are what I crave right now. Especially whites, in different shades and textures. Of course, having a few myself, I am really loving these dress forms, tattered and worn. And you know me and mirrors.

The white, the wire, the wood, and the worn.

Perfect combinations.

Happy weekend!

All photos from Atlanta Homes Magazine.
 My thanks to MFAMB for the heads up! 

Fall Finds

Please join me today at my friend's The Zhush where I'm serving up some Fabulous Fall Finds!

what makes this work?

source unknown

Bookshelves are hard for me. I have tons of books but getting the look I want on my shelves isn't easy. I like this look. What makes it work? The mix of items? The monotone colors? The arrangement...?