You might find this so random, but today I am coveting a Pergola.
We had the lovliest time on the back deck of some friend’s of ours last night. They had little round lights outlining the deck, which provided the perfect amount of ambient lighting for late night cocktails on a hot, summer night.
We too, have a fabulous outdoor space for entertaining and while it’s practically perfect in every way, I have this vision for a gorgeous pergola to semi-cover our patio. I want it to be strung with little white lights and maybe even have a ceiling fan to keep us cool when it gets beastly hot in August.
I also want it to have the same ivy growing in and around it just like I have crawling up the walls of my home.
What an outdoor paradise in the canopy of tiny lights and lush greenery!
This one is absolutely gorgeous and is like adding square footage to your living space. But maybe too-muchy like being in your family room.
I love the lights and the chandalier, presumably with votives for extra mood lighting.
But this space is absolutely UH-MAZING! I must admit however, that it may not be just the pergola that has me so in love… it might also be the stone patio and the table for dining al fresco.
After four seriously stressful days of trying to renew my LBS.com domain, I have finally succeeded. If you missed Happy 125th Birthday Eiffel Tower! this week, it’s now available, and I promise to get some more good posts up as soon as possible!
Happy Friday (or Saturday for you far away bloggy friends!) and thanks, as always, for reading LittleBlackSweats!
I also have Spring Fever, which makes me want to liven things up around my house.
My living room has been a tough room for a long time. It’s always felt “unfinished.” I have finally decided to pay some attention to it. I started with the easy part. Pillows!
We added an adorable little chest, which we painted bright turquoise against our paler blue walls. It’s got gold accents, which look great against our straw-colored sofa.
Now, I’m wanting to update lighting. I want something a little more modern to juxtapose with our mostly French-style antiques. I think after scouring site after site for lighting that is fabulous, but also affordable (really? $700 for lamps?!), I have finally found what I’m looking for… enter Pepita glass lamps from you’ll never guess where!
An exhaustive search for new homes in my neighborhood have led to no good options… in our price range, at least! So, I’m looking at ways that this girl can get room for more shoes and clothing in the space I already have.
I went to Google, which led me to pinterest. I found this amazing built-in wardrobe with gorgeous doors and mercury glass mirrored panels. This is my absolute dream and I’ve got just the wall for it. I also wouldn’t mind adding that chandelier to my wish list.
The question is: How much is this going to set me back?
I have long been intrigued with Jane Mount and her ideal bookshelves.
I’m a reader, my husband is a literature buff, my small boys die to be read to. That’s why I constantly keep my eye on 20×200′s collection of Jane Mount’s art. She makes “ideal bookshelves” for everyone – over 600 to be exact.
As you’ve probably guessed, I adore the color. And love the shabby-chic thing it has going on too. What’s more, the adorable “holiday” pillows in pale pinks and blues are so unexpected for Santa Season.
But at almost a grand, this little bench won’t be gracing my front porch. Instead, I’ll search out a vintage one for about 1/20 of the price in one of my nearby antique markets.
Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. Isn’t that how the old adage goes?
Well, you’ll want to judge these classic books by their book jackets. Juniper Books LLC features these beautiful covers, designed by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazini. Each Puffin classic book is wrapped in a bold new design that I would love to have in my “library!”
Love Sherlock Holmes? They’ve got those too!
You can also judge some cook books by their covers and even my favorite, a J.D. Salinger collection. Your bookshelves would be so cute!