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Etsy Treasures: Jessica Durant

Jessica’s Little Shop of Illustrations by JessicaIllustration.

I’m sure I’ve said this before, but Etsy is an interesting beast.  There is some legit crap out there, not going to lie.  Like knitted Kleenex box covers.  But on the other hand, there is some great stuff, you just have to look for it.  I’ve gotten some great little pieces of art at really great prices.

I found Jessica Durant’s Etsy shop, and I think her illustrations are so great.  An example of the non-crap out there.  They’re stark and girly and modern.  Some day I envision having a major bedroom-sized closet with a chair to lounge in and great prints all over the walls.  These would be perfect.

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Book Slut: Design Edition

I’m sure if you’ve read this blog before, you know that I am a little obsessed with books.  I have a serious problem with the book buying en masse.  It just makes me happy.  I’ve been a little slow to really adapt to the iPad/Kindle revolution because I just like having all my books around me.    All the time.  I’ve been thinking the main aspects of my apartment that aren’t quite styled are my baker’s racks that serve as bookshelves.  Which is just silly, because my books are the most important part!  I think someone’s bookshelf can tell you so much about a person.

When I grow up and have my dream home, I plan to still keep my books front and center.  Like one of THESE:

Love the idea of the curtains that you can close over the shelves if you want a more sleek look.

Interesting combination of a living room and library, thought a little more brooding than my taste.

Cute little reading nook.  That glass table would be replaced with my vintage bar cart (that I WILL acquire some day).

Not sure I have the range of book colors for this – it seems a little too planned, but I love the idea of having your books be the accents and colors that make the room pop.

No room to spare!  Love the chandelier also – I am in need of a chandelier in my life.
Great accent to paint the back of the shelves and also intersperse some art and photos.

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Quirky Wallpaper

So I have recently decided I am really into wallpaper these days.  Growing up, I always found wallpaper really dowdy and old, but lately I’ve seen a lot of interiors that have really cool wallpapers that really pop and look really dramatic.  They’re fun and quirky (just like ME – hah!)  I think for me the key is to exercise a little restraint – small surface areas and otherwise simple decor.  Don’t overdo or it’ll look like a Where’s Waldo book vomited all over your walls.  I WILL have some sweet wallpaper in my house some day.

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Fancy Drinking

I’ve recently become obsessed with the idea of having a bar cart.  Particularly of the vintage variety even though I tend toward more modern.  Usually I’m more of a fan of having things put away in drawers and cabinets to hide clutter and make everything more sleek, but booze is pretty, right?  There are so many options and so many ways to style them – it’s really a chance to show off your personality and your style.

And these carts?  I NEED one.

Here is a great post about how to set up your bar cart.  Personally, mine will have a gorgeous shaker, Saint Germaine, these champagne flutes which I got for Christmas, and a unique decanter.

I mean, how happy would you be if you arrived home to this everyday???

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