REINCARNATION: Morocco

This whole post really stemmed from reading [more like gazing deeply] at all the amazing pictures in Angelika Taschen’s book, Morocco Style, while at work. I just love the color and shapes combinations in Moroccan style interiors and architecture.

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Well there are plenty of ways to bring a little Moroccan flair in to your home without breaking the bank. The best ways to look for unique items to add character to your interiors are Estate and Garage sales, even consignment shops and vintage stores. But here are a few pieces sold online or in major retailers that will add Moroccan charm to any room.

Moroccan Triple Gourd 1-light Orange Table Lamps (Set of 2) $224.99 *come in Navy and Green as well These would be perfect to add Moroccan flair on an end table or even on a bedside table.

Moroccan Triple Gourd 1-light Orange Table Lamps (Set of 2) $224.99 *come in Navy and Green as well These would be perfect to add Moroccan flair on an end table or even on a bedside table.

Regina Andrew Mirror for $140 at Macy's

Regina Andrew Mirror for $140 at Macy’s

Moroccan Contemporary Leather Ottoman $144.99 from Overstock.com. I have been trying to find a cheaper version of this ottoman forever, but it just hasn't been found... yet. So this one will definitely have to be a SPLURGE

Moroccan Contemporary Leather Ottoman $144.99 from Overstock.com. I have been trying to find a cheaper version of this ottoman forever, but it just hasn’t been found… yet. So this one will definitely have to be a SPLURGE

Jaipur Rug in Feza Brown and Beige from Wayfair *prices vary. A rug is the easiest way to add a little touch of Moroccan inspiration without going overboard. Love this color combo.

Jaipur Rug in Feza Brown and Beige from Wayfair *prices vary. A rug is the easiest way to add a little touch of Moroccan inspiration without going overboard. Love this color combo.

If you want to add a large splash of Morocco in your bedroom buy the Taj bed from VivaTerra.com for $1795 (for a Queen) and added bonus that it is available in two different colored stains.

If you want to add a large splash of Morocco in your bedroom buy the Taj bed from VivaTerra.com for $1795 (for a Queen) and added bonus that it is available in two different colored stains.

** This bed is from our FEATURED WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: http://www.vivaterra.com/

For a smaller but just as bold splash of Morocco buy these Berber Gold Moroccan Hand-painted Tea Glasses for $44.49. I can just see myself now... pouring a vodka tonic in to one now!

For a smaller but just as bold splash of Morocco buy these Berber Gold Moroccan Hand-painted Tea Glasses for $44.49. I can just see myself now… pouring a vodka tonic in to one now!

REINCARNATION: Let There Be Light

Let there be light!… well kitchen lighting to be more exact. Great lighting and great lighting accessories is one of those things I have just recently discovered. I redid my whole apartment last year and it was completely in love with it, but there always felt like something was missing. Until I bought a great floor lamp [very cheap from Target] and it literally lit the whole room up. If people can’t see the beautiful charm of your home– it won’t matter. So give them light! Here are my inspiration images for kitchen lighting [in my not so near future home].

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

So of course I had to find myself [and my future kitchen] some real life options to get this look.

This light fixture is a combination of elements for West Elm's lighting department. The first is the Edison-Style Lightbulb ($15) paired with the West Elm Cord Set ($29-39) in Copper and the Lens Glass Shade for $29. All together this light fixture would cost around $75. These would be insanely perfect hanging above a countertop island or a bar.

This light fixture is a combination of elements for West Elm’s lighting department. The first is the Edison-Style Lightbulb ($15) paired with the West Elm Cord Set ($29-39) in Copper and the Lens Glass Shade for $29. All together this light fixture would cost around $75. These would be insanely perfect hanging above a countertop island or a bar.

These are two different FOTO Pendant Lights from IKEA [dark gray and aluminum] for only $19. Pair them with an Edison-Style Light bulb from West Elm and you have a really classic look with some character.

These are two different FOTO Pendant Lights from IKEA [dark gray and aluminum] for only $19. Pair them with an Edison-Style Light bulb from West Elm and you have a really classic look with some character.

This is my West Elm splurge, their Glass Orb Chandelier for $499. Beautiful over that dining room table or above a kitchen island. Love.

This is my West Elm splurge, their Glass Orb Chandelier for $499. Beautiful over that dining room table or above a kitchen island. Love.

INSTAPOST: Back To Nature

Inspiration does not come from a computer screen or social media or anything online. Inspiration comes from experiences [experiences you want to have, have had, or even experiences you have heard second hand through someone else]. It is always nice to get out and go see the world that we all post about. This past weekend my friend and I went on a hike in Cedar Ridge Preserve a little south of Dallas.

View from the observation tower in Cedar Ridge Preserve

View from the observation tower in Cedar Ridge Preserve

We did around 5 miles on Sunday and it was amazing! I really recommend this to anyone looking for a little peace of mind and nature experience.

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: VivaTerra

I decided to do a weekly website feature because I feel like I am always looking on the same home goods websites for inspiration and products [West Elm, Potterybarn, Wayfair, Overstock, etc.] So I wanted to branch out and challenge myself to find new websites or companies that sell great products and a great price. The first one I found is VivaTerra.com! They offer a wide variety of home goods for any room in the house, plus they promote made in the USA products and many of their items are made from recycled products.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

“Our name VivaTerra or living earth is inspired by our dedication to living in harmony with nature – for a healthier life now and for future generations. All of our products reflect a commitment to:

ecology and elegance: The finest goods that uniquely fuse exceptional quality and design with eco sensitivities.

organic, sustainable sources: The purest ingredients and sustainable resources possible – selected to be the best available.

earth and people friendly: Partners and suppliers who share our values and work to make a positive difference in the world.

handcrafted by artisans: Distinctive goods of uncommon value, handcrafted by passionate designers and artisans.

celebrate life: Celebrate life and human spirit by honoring traditions from cultures around the world.”

Here are a few [definitely not all] inspiring products that VivaTerra offers on their website:

This is their Tree Of Life bed retailing for around $3000. A serious splurge for this girl on a budget but its so unique it really does seem worth it as a statement piece.

This is their Tree Of Life bed retailing for around $3000. A serious splurge for this girl on a budget but its so unique it really does seem worth it as a statement piece.

This is their Four-Bin Wire Hanging Shelf retailing for around $129 (sale price). This would maximize space and storage for any of those people who have a small bathroom just like me!

This is their Four-Bin Wire Hanging Shelf retailing for around $129 (sale price). This would maximize space and storage for any of those people who have a small bathroom just like me!

These beautiful RECYCLED glass vases are such great accents. These are VivaTerra's Recycled Glass Balloon Vases retailing at $139 (for the set of two). Love.

These beautiful RECYCLED glass vases are such great accents. These are VivaTerra’s Recycled Glass Balloon Vases retailing at $139 (for the set of two). Love.

This Pinot Nior loving lady can't resist anything wine related. This is VivaTerra's Wine Barrel Outside Table retailing (a true steal) for $149.

This Pinot Nior loving lady can’t resist anything wine related. This is VivaTerra’s Wine Barrel Outside Table retailing (a true steal) for $149.

INSTAPOST: Largest Homes in Dallas

So I am living in Dallas, Texas [Addison, Texas to be exact] for an internship with Fossil Inc. This past weekend my friends and I all decided to drive around the neighborhoods of Dallas [before we went shopping of course] to see some of the insane homes we had all heard about. We came across this gem.

The third most expensive house in Dallas owned by Lyn and John Muse.

The third most expensive house in Dallas owned by Lyn and John Muse.

Can you imagine what the inside might look like? A home tour of this place would be a dream come true for me! CRAZY!

REINCARNATION: A Touch of Glass

I’ll need to preface this post by saying that I love containers. That is such a weird sentence but its very true. I find myself drawn to the little bowls at the Anthropologie sale table rather than the beautiful clothes. I love unique little ways to hold the other unique things I love. Here are some beautiful ways to use glass jars, that really inspired me to make this post.

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I did a little research to find out how I could recreate these looks in my own [future] home. And found some great pieces at even better prices.

This is a set of THREE glass Apothecary Jars for only $19.99 from a website called Save-On-Crafts.com There looks to be a lot of amazing finds on this website so I would check it out!
This is a set of THREE glass Apothecary Jars for only $19.99 from a website called Save-On-Crafts.com There looks to be a lot of amazing finds on this website so I would check it out!
This is a set of Two Glass Clouche Bell Jars for $30. These would be a perfect way to start or terrarium or add these with a few more different size jars and it would make a beautiful center piece.
This is a set of Two Glass Clouche Bell Jars for $30. These would be a perfect way to start or terrarium or add these with a few more different size jars and it would make a beautiful center piece.
These Pendant Lights are from West Elm for $99 [each]. They are such a unique take on adding glass in to a space. I would die to have these over a rustic kitchen table or in my bathroom.
These Pendant Lights are from West Elm for $99 [each]. They are such a unique take on adding glass in to a space. I would die to have these over a rustic kitchen table or in my bathroom.