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Dresser | tinyinklings.com Today I thought I’d share a little peek into my favorite room in our house.  This is our bedroom and the room I feel the most comfortable in.  It gets the best morning light in the whole house, and since I’m NOT a morning person, I definitely need the sun to get me out of bed.  I read here every night and Indy and Fritz sleep in their bed in here, too.

My dresser is a vintage score from Craigslist.  The two necklace hangers are from Pottery barn and Marshalls. The photo is from our wedding day taken in Shell Beach by Chloe Murdoch.  I look like a giant puff in my dress and I love it.

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The other dresser and night stand are from Goodwill and aren’t as nice, but I like the lines of them.  Yes, that’s a real leopard.  It was handed down to us from John’s side of the family who shot it (!) and had it made into a rug once upon a time back in England.  It totally has it’s head still attached and teeth in its mouth.  John tells me stories from when he was little and he used to play with the teeth.  Kind of gruesome, but it’s a fantastic conversation piece.  I like to think he guards me at night when John is working.  Indy and Fritz are ambivalent about sleeping so close to it.

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The alphabet print above our bed is from Beauchamping and I love looking at it every day.  If we ever decide to have kids, this is one that would transition into a kid’s room.  The headboard was built by my husband.  Pretty much all of our bedding is from Ikea except for our sheets, which are the organic cotton ones from Target and get sooo soft the more you wash them.  One day, I’d love to pick up this duvet cover from West Elm if they ever decide to make their bedding in Cal King sizing. The little photo in the bottom left corner of the mirror is a photo of John’s great-grandfather’s house in Wales, taken sometime back in the 50′s. We actually visited it last year when we went to Europe. I love looking at it. The mirror decal is from Shanna Murray‘s shop.

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Our closet is teeny tiny (oh so tiny) and when we bought our house, it had sliding doors. I removed them for better access and added a set of sheer curtains to match the other windows in the room. Tip: If you have low ceilings like I do, mount your window hardware on the high side and buy longer curtains. It will make your room feel taller than it actually is.

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The print is a monoprint by Brainstorm that I got from Fab.  Finally, the room just wouldn’t be complete without these two puppies in it. Meet Fritz and Indy.  They’re my little shadows, always up for a snuggle and can always put a smile on my face.  You can see more of their cute faces on my Instagram feed.

I hope you enjoyed seeing a little glance into my life.  I’m trying to put more of myself and more original images on this blog, so let me know what you think!

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by Kayla on 03/04/2013

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We have this huge wall in our house, right when you walk in the front door that’s been begging me to put art on it since we bought our house. So….about 4 years now. I’ve been collecting some smaller prints and photos, but I think anchoring the whole arrangement with a big statement print would be freaking fantastic. What do you think?  I love the bold red in that cat print, but a more subtle pattern like the lower right gold print would just really class up the joint.

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Here are a few favorites I’ve got bookmarked for when I can save my pennies:

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Prints, clockwise from top left: 1/2/3/4

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by Kayla on 02/25/2013

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Loving the home goods over at the new onefortythree shop! I remember stumbling across Logan’s blog by the same name years ago, I think via a link from The Brick House. I love where the shop has gone and how lovely and simple the new products are. My fave? The brass shade wall lamp.  What’s yours?

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by Kayla on 02/11/2013

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I really loved this post that Emily did a while back on blue paint, and I especially love Loyal Blue by Sherwin Williams (I’m currently using it on an interiors project that’s in the works for a local office space, but that’s a story for another post).  I’d love to add a bit of navy blue to our home.  I’m not sure I can commit to a full wall (or walls) just yet, but maybe a little touch of it in the form of some blue velvet curtains or an art print is just the thing to eaaaaaase my way into it.

What do you think?  Could you go bold blue?

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Product images, clockwise from top left: 1 2 3 4 5

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by Kayla on 01/23/2013

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The holiday season is upon us, friends!  I’m integrating a little more glitz into my life in preparation for the holidays (I just got this!) and thought this would be a fun opportunity for another round of Imaginary Dollhouse.  This time, I’m going to let the images do the talking, starting with a hint of gold, and working up to a bucket full.  Enjoy!

Name: Dana

Lives in: Savannah

Occupation: Boutique owner

Choice cocktail: Vodka soda

Likes: Spring, porch swings, and Hemmingway.

Dislikes: Humidity, rude people.

Secretly wishes: she could play the violin.

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Name: Hannah

Lives in: San Diego

Occupation: Interior designer

Choice cocktail: Mojito

Likes: Pattern, antique stores, weekends on a boat.

Dislikes: Beige, people who misuse ‘there’, ‘their’, and ‘they’re’.

Secretly wishes: she could take a year off and travel to Morocco.

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Name: Lola

Lives in: Manhattan

Occupation: Theater actress

Choice cocktail: Kir Royale

Likes: Air kisses, statement necklaces, men who tell the truth.

Dislikes: Poor service, chipped nails.

Secretly wishes: she could get a puppy.

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by Kayla on 10/30/2012

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I was looking through my home inspiration pins the other day and started thinking about the people who might live there.  That thought led me over to my style pinboard and I couldn’t help but match up some very stylish ladies with the homes I could envision them living in.  I had a lot of fun putting just a few of these together.  Today’s matches involve black and white interiors and the ladies who might call them home.

Name: Mae

Lives in: Paris

Occupation: Public Relations

Choice cocktail: Sidecar

Likes: Vintage scooters, flea markets, and curling up with her terrier after a long day at work.

Dislikes: Humidity, people who chew with their mouths open, patchouli.

Secretly wishes: she lived in the country.

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Name: Sophie

Lives in: Stockholm

Occupation: Writer

Choice cocktail: French 75

Likes: The smell of old books, her collection of vintage flatware from her grandmother, greige, red lipstick.

Dislikes: Less-than-honest people, cobblestone streets in high heels, parsley.

Secretly wishes: she wasn’t allergic to cats.

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Name: Emme

Lives in: Brooklyn

Occupation: Art student

Choice cocktail: Bourbon. Neat.

Likes: The public library, flea markets, collecting concert ticket stubs, drawing with charcoal.

Dislikes: High-waisted jeans, getting up before nine.

Secretly wishes: she majored in French.

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by Kayla on 08/21/2012

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I’ve been daydreaming about sprucing up my office space a bit, so I finally put together a little inspiration board in hopes that it will motivate me to prettify my workspace.

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Product sources, clockwise from top left: TASSEL / DECAL (image source) / LAMP / SHEEPSKIN RUG / WALL PLANTER / BE BRAVE PRINT / RUG / CHAIR

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by Kayla on 04/05/2012

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