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MY Space – Upgrade

And we’re back! Please picture that in the Jimmy Fallon voice as seen here. I hope you all had a great summer! I’ve been busy boppin’ around New England, with some Cape Cod, Newport and Bostonian adventures. 

And in honor of saying goodbye to summer – I wanted to post somethings I also said good bye to – from my former dining/desk area to now sexy lounge room. 

Here is the before from about 5 months ago:
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It was a little messy looking, a lot of curtain for one room, and overall just a little ‘Mehh…” and now for the make over reveal…

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TADA! Painted – stenciled – restyled and ready to drink wine and listen to albums in. Also since I took these photos, I went on a little vintage venture with my friend to this great spot in Davis Square. And added some the vintage art to the wall above my sexy red chair:
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I also picked up a couple of brass cranes and a crazy lady planter (Cranes pictured in gram). I hope you all had a beautiful interior designed-hoarding of vintage bric-a-brac summer! And one last thing – Brimfield (bitches) is next week!

May Brimfield Loot

Check it out guys! My brimfield loot have made a new home..

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I picked up: Vintage dog art and some more sexy grandma goodies… for my lounge area – plus a butterfly chair frame! Now I just need to find a leather seat cover for it.

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But my favorite thing, is this print from an old ad proof:
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I ended up getting two, one with this orange and mint drink and these kickass bananas.
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Bruin approves of everything:

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Liebster Award

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Thank you to Bre from Brepurposed who nominated me for a Liebster Award! The award is chance for bloggers to get to know each other and in turn I will nominate 5 other blogs and they will answer the same questions and nominate other bloggers! (Scroll down to see)

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1. When did you start blogging? I started blogging about three years ago, started off with Tumblr and then crossed over to WordPress.

2. What was your biggest fear when you first started? That no one  besides my parents would read a word of my posts!

3. Where do you draw your inspiration from? I like to blog about what I am obsessed with: interior design, art, artists/designers

4. If you could be a contributor to one blog, which would it be? Emily Henderson, Style by Emily Henderson, I am obsessed with her.

5. If you had unlimited funds and could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? I would travel all over the good ole U S of A and then someplace tropical!

6. What is your favorite food? Cheese – e v e r y kind of cheese.

7. Who is the most influential person in your life? My family!

8. What is one thing you’ve failed at and how did it make you stronger? Being consistent with my blogging – still something I am trying to organize and be better at.

9. Do you have any pets? I do! The most magical creature in the world, Bruin.

10. Who is your favorite musician? Ofelia, check her out – amazing voice.

11. What other hobbies do you have outside of blogging? I am an arts administrator by day and artist/blogging by night!

Blogs I am nominating for the Liebster Award… (Alright bloggers, your turn to answer the questions above!)

We Heart Vegan
Surrounded by Pretty
Just Jill Bean
 Just Homemade
-Fox on an Island

Design For Your Walls

My love of design all stems from my artist roots – and having that little something extra on your walls really makes a room feel like home. I’ve been in the market for something new since I rearranged our dining room into a home office (there is all this dead space above and between two lamps on my desk).

Here are some artists that I have been browsing through…

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Patricia Derks

These prints from Michelle Morin

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And I love this series from Danielle Kroll

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I want it all!

We’re Digging – Butterfly Chairs

I have been crushing hard on these leather covered iron butterfly chairs…

But I do not have an extra $300 lying around to purchase one of these bad boys! So I’ve been looking for an alternative…

You can purchase the chair from Pottery Barn Teen for $99 and then…

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Purchase a new cover such as this beauty off of Ebay for $150 – totaling $250… Or

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You could go for this option from Urban Outfitters at $179:

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Which is also a great deal! I’ll keep you posted if I find something better!