Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

Last week it was The Grateful Dead....this week it's Tom Petty.  I'm feeling musical I guess.  My son will be so proud.
Seriously, the waiting is killing me!  I want escrow to close and I want to be moved so I can commence decorating.

Here are some pretty rooms that I want to copy right down to every last detail (it's ok to do that right?)  

This one above from Jennifer Laraia Designs has me thinking about a sectional for the first time ever.  It's so pretty and inviting. 

Cannot shake this one.  Danielle Moss.  The painting reminds me of the Cougar Town painting and I'm in love with the brass sconces from Euro Style Lighting.  White sofa, no brainer for me.

I've had a crush on these chairs (above) for a long time but always thought they might be too modern for me until I saw how Liz Bachman styled hers with sheepskin and ikat pillows.  Love!

I really love the light and airy feeling in this dining room (Liz Bachman again).  I've always loved the West Elm chairs but never would have thought of using them with this them together.

And if I could squeeze in this little tulip table (decor8) that would make me happy.  Here's an eye opener....almost all of the dining tables in my Pinterest  board are tulip tables.  I've never owned one.  Apparently I really like them a lot.

And of course you remember this bedroom.  This is going to happen, some way some how...and by some how I mean without the $1300 nightstands.

And could we please throw in one of these cuties....loved this Jonathan Adler pillow for awhile now.  Just buy it already.

Six months of NOT buying stuff while house hunting is no fun!  

I'm ready to shop and agonize over every decision and second guess myself to death and wonder if I have any taste at all.  Yep, that is my decorating process.  




Thursday, May 16, 2013

~ S U C C E S S ! ~

What a long strange trip it's been....Grateful Dead anyone? 
Well, grateful anyway.
Yes, I have kept on "Truckin" and success is a wonderful thing.

After six months and nine offers, I am finally in escrow!!
Let that sink in for a minute.

I really wanted a view...this is a crummy picture of part of my view.  The picture does not do it justice.  It really is a beautiful panoramic view seen from the whole condo. 
So lucky!
 You guys, there were times when I thought I would never be a homeowner again.  Real estate prices here in LA are shooting up.  All of a sudden.  Crazy making.  Thought I might get priced right out of the market. 
Feeling blessed and lucky to be in escrow on a place that's in a great area and has pretty much everything on my wish list.

It's not a fixer, but it does have granite (you know how I feel about that) so that may have to go eventually.  Why do they use granite for the backsplash?  Oy vey.  At least it's gray...and it's actually much lighter gray in person than my iphone picture shows (and way less pink, it's not pink at all).

That granite backsplash may be gone sooner rather than later.   Ooooglay.
And the floors are much darker than I would haven chosen, but you guys I am truly happy to have floors!  You would not believe some of the dumps places I considered (because sometimes it's hard to resist the urge to turn something awful into a thing of beauty). 
But these floors are pretty nice and they will certainly do for now.
So many of you have emailed, prayed and sent your good vibes to me and I cannot thank you enough!  It's such a blessing to have so many wonderful friends in this blogging community.  You are the best!
~ Thank you from the bottom of my grateful heart ~
~ Karen ~

Friday, May 10, 2013

Another Adorable Small Apartment ~ Chicago Style

I'm a terrible blogger.  If this were my real job, I'd be fired for sure.  Fortunately this space is only for funsies and I get here when I can.
Lately I keep finding adorable small apartments designed by some really talented young gals.  How cute is this home of Danielle Moss,
co-founder of the wildly successful blog
The Everygirl.  Check out the full post with sources, interview and lots more pictures here.





Lots of white, just like I like.  And so very cute!
In home search news, I have put in 9 offers and still have no home.  This real estate market stinks y'all and it is not for wussies.  I am still hanging in there....barely.
Praying for miracle.  That would be a nice birthday present (which is Monday, lucky 13th).  Have some offers out there presently.  If I get one, you might here me screaming for joy.
Happy Mother's Day weekend to all the lovely mommies out there.