Monday, January 31, 2011

Inspirational Books

WOW!!! Now THAT is a ton of books! This is a FANTASTIC use of old books to create a unique and different front desk for say, maybe a bookstore or library? Even would be cool in a hotel or somewhere!

Love how they used the bit of color on the edge of the books to create a rainbow effect.

xoxo Hannah

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Closet Dreamin'

Here's another great creative closet space!

xoxo Hannah

*courtesy of

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

I've Got the Blues...

I have recently been falling in love with the concept of colored doors! There's a brownstone I walk by every night on my way home that has a bright apple green door and it always makes me smile! They seem very San Francisco and/or European, and I LOVE that!

These spunky blue doors are what I'm loving today!

What do you think? If you were to paint your exterior door, what color would you pick?!

xoxo Hannah

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Happy Snow Day NYC!

After my flight being changed or cancelled about 7 times now, I'm finally off to KC for a weekend full of work, friends, family, and fun!
Have a Wonderful weekend!

xoxo Hannah

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What a Grey Day

As we're in the middle of yet another snow storm here on the east coast (ps be praying I can get out of here Thur to get to KC for work!) I'm feeling very inspired by these beautifully glamourous grey rooms.

Love a chesterfield sofa, especially this one o=in velvet!

What a fabulous chandelier!

This is SUCH a glamourous room! I love al the texture all the different materials ad to this mostly monotone room, beautiful!

If I had all those soft cozy throws I would definitely still be in bed right now!

Enjoy your day!

xoxo Hannah

Monday, January 24, 2011

Etsy Find of the Day

Today's find is a cute little owl towel set for the kitchen. Nothin' like a cute little owl to motivate you to get those dishes done!

You can pick up a set at for only $15!

xoxo Hannah

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Herb Garden Window

Herb gardens are a great way to have fresh flavor around all throughout the year to ad to any dish you're making.It also makes it feel a little more like spring time to see something green growing in the midst of winter. A mini herb garden is easy to create for any apartment dweller who has no ground to plow. I even had one when we lived on our condo back in KC, even though we had a yard. It was so easy to incorporate the fresh herbs into my dinner when it was sitting right there in front of my face! I had rosemary, basil, thyme, cilantro, and parsley growing in my kitchen window. We don't have a window in our kitchen now, so I have one lonely basil plant growing in my living room window! I will someday add to this garden and make it a little cuter too. How about you? Do any of you have an herb garden?

xoxo Hannah

Friday, January 21, 2011

Closet Dreamin'

As I've mentioned in the past, I love me a great closet! Someday I will have one, Mr. Williams has promised! I love having a certain space for each item, just like in these photos.

Closet Heaven

Drooling over all the Christian Louboutins!!!

I love what Jen over at MADEBYGIRL did with her closet! So organized and stylish. There's no reason why a closet can't have style too!

Here's her before, pretty boring!

And the am amazing after!

Custom IKEA cabinetry

Aaahhh, SOMEDAY...

xoxo Hannah

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bookshelf Bliss

Love this create way to make a bookshelf in a small space! Great idea!

xoxo Hannah

photo courtesy of Apartment Therapy

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wall of Plates

I love this look! Even though in my own house I prefer a more modern look, I think this is such a great way to display some cool china, or anything for that matter. This reminds me of Mr. Williams' grandparents house. Their kitchen wall used to be covered in all sorts of knick-knacks (not quite so stylish and organized, but whatever!) :), from kitchen spatulas and tools to all kinds of old trinkets. So this post goes out to you, Granny and G! You could use your own plates to achieve this look or go to your local weekend flea market or antique store and you can always find awesome antique plates full of character and charm! Also, as they did here, you can use only one or two colors of plates to keep the feel a little more clean and streamlined, or find some with all different colors, patterns, or prints.

xoxo Hannah

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Outfit Inspiration

Love this outfit!

Huge chunky scarf+pale fitted blazer+casual comfy jeans+massive carryall bag=Outfit Inspiration

I'm stealing this look the second we get a day warm enough to wear just a blazer. (Hopefully that day will come soon!)

xoxo Hannah

Monday, January 17, 2011

Healthy Bliss

Ok, I realize I have narrowed down my blog to being about design, fashion, and beauty, but how can you have the energy for all those things without a healthy lifestyle to start out with?! As most of you know, I love healthy living! I try my best to workout on a consistent basis to keep my body strong and challenged, and I really enjoy cooking and eating healthfully. That being said, I stumbled upon this A-M-A-Z-I-N-G blog/website last night in my search for a healthy baked donut recipe to surprise Mr. Williams with when he got home from work last night. (Donuts are some of his favie late night snacks!)

Angela Liddon created Oh She to help encourage and inspire others to join her in her quest for a healthier more balanced life. She has over 300 recipes on her blog, mostly all vegan, and they look so fantastic! I did try the donut recipe, which didn't turn out sp well, but only by a malfunction of my oven, the batter tasted amazing tho! I also made the pumpkin butter and it is fantastic! I had it on my whole grain toast this morning!

She has definitely accomplish what she set out to in inspiring others to cook and live a healthy lifestyle! My motivation is back on to be healthy and happy! I even am going to make a flavorful healthy winter meal for me and the Mr. tomorrow night, Rosemary chicken, mashed sweet potatoes, and brussel sprouts!

Happy Healthy Eating!

xoxo Hannah

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Office Inspiration

Clear Chair + chandelier + Black shelves + Printed rug + Bright open window = Perfectly sophisticated office

Friday, January 14, 2011

Outfit Inspiration

Ahhh, I adore this look!
Soft flowy pale skirt, structured leather motorcycle jacket, statement accesories= perfect balance

I need to find a skirt like that ASAP!

xoxo Hannah

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Vintage Nouveau

Lucky Magazine's Marlien Rentmeester Pacific home gets a gorgeous makeover courtesy of designer Hilary Thomas.

Love the simple luxurious feel of this bedroom.

There's another fabulous purple sofa, I'm telling you, someday I will have one too!

Here's some great little trinkets that ad that extra homey feel

Check out the chalkboard wall! To see more chalkboard wall photos, check out my post yesterday!

Photos courtesy of Lonny Mag

xoxo Hannah

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Lonny Love

The new issue of Lonny is out!!!

Love the 60's vibe of this living room, mixed with the blue sofa: so cute!

Very Jonathan Adler feeling to me, and I love it!!!

I think the silhouettes are precious!

All the little things that make a house a home, and a stylish one at that!

I have always loved picture walls like this!

Happy Lonny looking!

xoxo Hannah