Moodboard: Vintage Kilim Living Room

I thought this time I’d come up with a moodboard that probably wouldn’t fit perfectly in our current house. It’s fun to play with colors you wouldn’t normally use, isn’t it? I think this would be a great for a formal sitting room!

Everything started with this Madeline Weinrib Westley Thunder Cotton Rug from Chairish. (See their awesome vintage furniture here).

Vintage Kilim Living Room - Small


Clockwise from top left; multicolored Kilim fabric for pillows, Ikat Kilim fabric in orange for curtains, a Kilim pouf in hot pink to serve as extra seating or a place to prop your feet, an iron floor lamp, that gorgeous rug, solid orchid Kilim fabric for more pillows, MCM loveseat in white faux leather, round reclaimed wood coffee table.

And now I’m trying to figure out how to make this pouf work down in the basement when we’re ready to decorate!

Bright Pouf

What colors do you sometimes play with in theory but would probably NEVER add to your house?

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Design Collaboration: Patio in Orange and Teal

Today I’m back with a fun mood board. Janie from FindingFabulous picked a this bright inspiration picture for us to work with.

Inspiration Picture


I had fun dreaming up a lively outdoor space! Our backyard/patio needs a ton of work before we’ll be ready to decorate out there. Andy’s busy ripping out some overgrown shrubs that took up about half of our small yard when we moved in. Once we get the over-sized shed removed & a fence installed, we’ll be ready to create a backyard oasis (in 2015 or so!). Until then, a girl can dream, right?
Outdoor Patio in Orange and Teal - #thissarahloves

I’ve pinned all the items to my Favorite Finds Pinterest board. And feel free to check out other mood boards here.

 Rug ~ Coffee Table ~ Mason Jar cups ~ Chair ~ Flamingo Fabric ~ Diamond Fabric ~ Palm Tree Fabric ~ Sofa ~ Curtains ~ Umbrella


Stop by and check out all of these other lovely ladies’ ideas! You can see all of our mood boards (present and past) on Pinterest.

Carissa Miss

Finding Fabulous

Living Pretty

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February Design Collaboration: Aqua and Orange Master Bedroom

This month we were inspired by this gorgeous scarf!
Scarf - Aqua, ORange, Grey

Since we have some of these colors in our master,  I thought it would be fun to pull together a master bedroom that combines white, aqua and orange.  I would use lots of white to ensure that it’s a restful space, with sand colored walls bringing in a beach vibe.
Aqua and Orange Master Bedroom

Stop by and see item sources (and additional items I want to incorporate) at my New Home: Master Bedroom inspiration board!

Be sure to stop by and check out all the other fabulous designs!
Hi! For this month’s challenge I put together a room with items you can find from ONE STORE! Designing and finishing a space doesn’t have to be time consuming or expensive. Hop on over to to read more!



For my first challenge I created a modern yet coastal inspired living room. The colors I used (from the inspiration photo) are turquoise, coral and gray. And the style is partly mid century modern with fun silver accessories and a natural woven rug. The overall style is coastal chic!



This color combo gave me an excuse to design a room around a sofa that I’ve been lusting after for a long time, and since it would be a totally self-indulgent buy (can’t see the Mr going for it, and it definitely isn’t kid-friendly), I decided, not for the first time, to go the whole hog and make myself a dream office.

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Design Collaboration: Ocean Inspired

It’s time for our monthly Design Collaboration.  This month we were all inspired by this gorgeous Ocean pic.

Color Curl

Since I’ve been updating our powder room (and thinking about what to do with the upstairs bathrooms which both have blue in the lovely linoleum I’m planning on working with for now) I immediately started thinking about doing an ocean inspired bath.

Ocean Spa Bathroom #thissarahloves

Towels / Art / Light / Hooks / Towels / Vanity / Bath Mat / Art / Towels / Paneling / Curtain


Check out Carissa Miss’s Coastal Living Room:

“Been feeling the winter blues? I have! With thoughts of the beach I want to escape to this coastal retreat living room! Going to redesign my living room now! Visit for sources.”
Carissa Miss - Coastal Living Room


Stop by Lizzie from Living Pretty Blog‘s Ocean Inspired Bedroom:

“I’ve been digging the French vibe lately, so I knew that bed would be my starting point for an ocean-inspired retreat. Stop by for sources.”

Living Pretty - Ocean Inspired Bedroom


Visit Tracie from Cleverly Inspired‘s Coastal Living Room

“The touches of gold pop against all the ocean blues…kind of like how the sand warms your toes before getting to the cool ocean:) The coastal family room is a place I would love to spend long afternoons sipping a favorite drink and reading a great beach read. It would be a comfy spot year round!”

Tracie - Ocean Living


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December Design Collaboration: Mustard and Turquoise Living Room

I finally managed to get my act together and join the rest of the lovely ladies creating mood boards this month!  Corey picked this gorgeous color inspiration for this month:



And here’s the Mustard and Turquoise Living Room I came up with.

Mustard and Turquoise Living Room - December Design Collaboration Mood Board - #thissarahloves


Photo | Chair | Lamp 1 | Lamp 2 | Side Table | Couch | Standing Lamp | Fabric for Pillows or Curtains | Coffee Table | Rug

Everything has also been pinned to my Mustard and Turquoise Living Room Mood Board Pin Board.


Stop by and see CarissaMiss’s fun and glam entry way. (I NEED that monkey lamp!)

I have entry ways on my mind because it’s one of my goals to finish mine. I love the black dotted trend and used that as my starting point in this edesign. I love the marriage of gold and turquoise. Pop over to Carissa Miss to see sources and more fun edesign!

Carissa Miss Glam Entry



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Sugared Hues: September Design Collaboration

Welcome to another month of Design Collaboration!  I’m excited to share all of the awesome mood board that the ladies created this month!  Didn’t Lizzie pick a gorgeous color palette for this month?!Sugared Hues Inspiration Pic


Sarah from ThisSarahLoves {Thats me!}

I love these colors together. I had fun coming up with a more girly living room than I would normally use in my own home, but now I’m kind of obsessed with that rug.  Find links to all my sources on my Pinterest Sugared Hues Mood Board!

Sugared Hues - Navy Coral Mustard Grey - Living Room - #thissarahloves


Carissa from Carissa Miss

i had so much fun with this month’s collaboration because it went perfectly with the idea i had in my head for a space in my house. i’ve been thinking about the hall bathroom and how to make the most of the very small space. it’s going to be the shared bathroom between the two kids so i wanted to reflect both genders as well as have a more grown up feel. when lizzie picked this inspiration palette i knew it was meant to be! come visit me to see the sources!

Carissa Miss


Tracie from Cleverly Inspired

I love this color palette…soft but yet dynamic too. It made me think of an office space…ready for lots of creativity. I think my favorite is the lights….so fun they look like bubbles hanging in the air. Stop by to see all my sources!

Cleverly Inspired


Samantha from Designer in Teal

I immediately fell in love with this month’s color inspiration. The first word that popped into my head was Nautical. I wanted to use it in a dining room application so I had to give it some sophistication. Navy is one of my favorite hues and I love the contrast of the coral and gold against it. Stop by to get this look for yourself.

Designer In Teal


Corey from TinySidekick

This color palette of coral, mustard, and navy with a neutral background are perfect for a girly bedroom. Click over to to see the sources!



Lizzie from Living Pretty

I’m calling this my “rustic glam” dining room. I got a bit overwhelmed with the possibilities because I love this color combo so much, but in the end I kept it pretty simple but cozy. I stuck with white walls (looking out for renters!) but I think a warm greige would be really pretty too. Visit me at for more details and sources.

Living Pretty Blog


Fletcher from High Cotton Style

Coral, mustard, blue and GREEN? Sometimes it’s okay to think outside of the box! Hop on over to to see how this guest bedroom came together!

High Cotton Style

Mood Board: Nautical Kitchen

A couple of weeks ago, when I stopped in Paper Source to visit my favorite foxes, I spotted this nautical guy.

And I thought that he could be a fun jumping off point for a nautical kitchen.  While I used a few ocean inspired items, I tried to stick more to the colors than just the theme to hopefully avoid the feeling that you’re in a super themed room.

This imaginary kitchen has a big window seat which will allow for lots of scatter cushions.  I also couldn’t decide between the red and blue rug or the red and blue stools, so I included it all.

Lastly, I had to include the little white crab. I think he could make a cute napkin weight, or just tuck him on an open shelf for a whimsical touch.

Nautical Kitchen Design Board - #thissarahloves

What do you think?  Would you like to eat your cereal in this fun with a nautical twist kitchen?

Find links for all the sources on my Nautical Kitchen Mood Board on Pinterest.