Sweet and Lovely Inspiration
Looking Back on the First Six Months

Looking Back on the First Six Months

As I said yesterday, I started this little site six months ago (first posting on November 1, 2011) and it’s been a fun creative outlet to post about my favorite things, keep track of stuff I love, and bring some pretty things to people out there looking for some design and style inspiration. One interesting part... (read more)
Video Cuteness

Video Cuteness

Whew, the work week is just about half over.  Need a little Wednesday afternoon pick-me-up?  Check out this completely memorizing video by the band Walk Off The Earth, covering Gotye’s song Somebody that I Used to Know. Why is it so cool? The five band members share one guitar throughout the performance, each playing their... (read more)
Friday's Sweet and Lovely Finds | February 17, 2012

Friday’s Sweet and Lovely Finds | February 17, 2012

Happy Friday guys! Any exciting weekend plans?  I have lots to look forward to this weekend: sleeping in (had some early morning workouts this week and sleeping past 5:30am seems like a luxury), a fun dinner out at a Top Chef restaurant to celebrate a friend’s birthday, and catching up on last week’s Downton Abbey before this... (read more)
Friday's Sweet and Lovely  Finds | February 10, 2012

Friday’s Sweet and Lovely Finds | February 10, 2012

Happy Friday guys!  The weekend is just a few more hours away (start the countdown.) Maybe I’m just feeling extra tired today (after traveling last weekend and a busy week behind me) but this bedroom looks like the best thing ever. What are you up to this weekend?  I’ll be catching up on some sleep, for... (read more)
Looking for Some Good Luck?

Looking for Some Good Luck?

I suppose it’s a bit too early for St. Patrick’s Day, but everyone could use some good luck every now and then, right? This sweet and lovely four-leaf clover print is so cheerful! It would make anyone feel pretty darn lucky:  Check out all of the other cute prints from this shop — adorable!  This one... (read more)
Friday's Sweet and Lovely  Finds | February 3, 2012

Friday’s Sweet and Lovely Finds | February 3, 2012

Exciting plans for the weekend?  I’m heading off to Key West(!!) for four days of sun and warm weather.  My dad moved down there last year after retiring, so I hope this is the first of many trips.  Nothing like having a free place to stay in a great location! While I’m gone, here are... (read more)
Lovely Color Inspiration

Lovely Color Inspiration

These photographs by New York artist Eric Cahan are my current obsession!  So simple.  So sweet and lovely. They don’t even look like photos (the last photo here shows a hint of clouds, which tips you off to what you’re really seeing.) Mostly, these remind me of a modern take on Mark Rothko’s color field... (read more)
Friday's Sweet and Lovely Finds

Friday’s Sweet and Lovely Finds

Such soft and buttery leather. (photo source.) Trend alert: Button-back sweaters. Cute.  And check out Rachel Zoe’s picks for 2012 style trends. Lovely oil painting clutch (nearly 50% off!) The prettiest earrings of the week.   Chevron rugs, so hot right now. (Zoolander reference, anyone?) I always love finding great new design-y blogs — here’s a great... (read more)
Friday's Sweet and Lovely Finds: Ikea Edition

Friday’s Sweet and Lovely Finds: Ikea Edition

Instead of doing the normal round-up of Friday Sweet and Lovely Finds, I wanted to highlight a few of my favorite Ikea finds.  I’ve been working on a renovation project with a homeowner on a very tight budget, so we’ve all had to get a little creative about how to keep costs down. She’s found... (read more)
Friday's Sweet and Lovely Finds

Friday’s Sweet and Lovely Finds

  Glittery beaded wallpaper.  For real.  I need this, like, right now. (from above) Pretty luxe bowls / Sweet silver serving tray / Lovely patterned vase Could there be anything more adorable than a cruise ship-shaped clutch? A very unique little gift, for the musician in your family. (Also, just a great site to find fun gifts!) Love the oversized clutch  ... (read more)
Friday's Sweet and Lovely Finds

Friday’s Sweet and Lovely Finds

  Remember the perfect gold closet?  Turns out Nate also designed the perfect bathroom in the same house. (From above.) A funky grey-yellow-black-white interior renovation.  With stripes! Coolest extension cord ever. (Who would ever think to spruce up an extension cord?  Very cool.) A fun calendar for the child in you. (Or your child.) Nothing beats a... (read more)
Home is Wherever I'm With You

Home is Wherever I’m With You

Oh my gosh, you guys.  I can’t even get over the cuteness of this video!  It’s Home by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros performed live at the KCRW studios. I’ve been loving this song for a while now, and loving its sweet sentiment, but watching the live performance brings it to a whole new... (read more)
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