Monday, February 14, 2011

Polka Dots!


LOVE the window displays and the RL video. It gave me chills! Only in NYC can you just stumble upon something like that on your way home from work. Insane. Also, it's too bad that BG book on window displays is SO expensive! Good Lord.

I have so many thoughts on the Grammys last night, but I could be sitting here all day. My major takeaway (and this is so random) is that I think Janelle Monae is maybe the prettiest woman on the planet.

Jiro Schneider
Four hours of performances, red carpet, Ryan Seacrest and that's what I walk away with. Also, I'm still processing the Gaga vessel.

In other news, Jefe and I went to Ikea this weekend and as is typical with my favorite Scandinavian retailer, we didn't walk away with everything we planned to (out of stock!) and we had loads of random things we didn't know we needed in our cart. Jefe calls Ikea the 'Need Creation King' and I can't disagree.

We did get these polka dot curtains I have wanted for a long time and hung them in the bedroom. I LOVE them. It really is amazing what some fabric around the windows can do to complete a room. We decided to go with the wire curtain rods, they are so inexpensive and super subtle. Here's the before and after.

What do you think? Sorry for the bad photos. My point and shoot Nikon and I can only do so much.

So not only do I love the curtains, but it turns out I've loved them for longer than I knew. Check out the hatch-mark pattern on the curtains next to the coasters I bought for our bedroom with you years ago in NYC. Weird.

Happy Valentine's Day!

PS... When Apartment Therapy does House Tours and asks people what their biggest embarrassment is, the one that always comes to mind for me is our window air conditioning units. They are so huge and ugly! HELP! Any suggestions of what I could do to minimize their presence?


  1. Love the curtains! Seeing your white linens and colored walls makes me want to paint my bedroom orange again. Sarge, Lil' Miss and I have spent the last TWO weekends at IKEA as we have been revamping our living room. I should have taken video of Lil' Miss in her Ergo carrier with her head on a complete swivel. She could not take it all in fast enough! An early life lesson introducing her to the "Need Creation King".

  2. God that was a pretty orange. Send pics of the new living room! I think Lil' Miss would make any trip to Ikea more tolerable. Cutie pie.