ENTERTAINING: Coffee Bar

If you’re a coffee and tea drinker like me (I try to stay away from coffee… but its just too great), you can definitely see yourself having a little coffee bar/breakfast area in your home or kitchen. A place to keep all the coffee mess in one place, and making your at home coffee experience just as fun as making a trip to a coffee shop. Plus this is a great (and casual) way to entertain surprise (or even invited) guests!

I did a small stint as a coffee barista a year ago and fell in love with espresso. I've always told myself I'll feel as though I've "made it" when I can afford an espresso machine of my very own!

I did a small stint as a coffee barista a year ago and fell in love with espresso. I’ve always told myself I’ll feel as though I’ve “made it” when I can afford an espresso machine of my very own!

Here is my coffee bar inspiration:

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So what do you need?….

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Stock up your new COFFEE BAR with…

this Classic Chambord French Press from Anthropologie for $70. Making coffee the old fashioned way never looked so good!

this Classic Chambord French Press from Anthropologie for $70. Making coffee the old fashioned way never looked so good!

the Biscotti Trio from Dean and Deluca (YUM) for $55

the Biscotti Trio from Dean and Deluca (YUM) for $55

house those biscotti in this AMAZE Wide Eyed Cookie Jar from Anthropologie for $88.

house those biscotti in this AMAZE Wide Eyed Cookie Jar from Anthropologie for $88.

My ALL TIME favorite flavor of coffee!  Dunkin' Donuts FRENCH VANILLA! yum!

My ALL TIME favorite flavor of coffee! Dunkin’ Donuts FRENCH VANILLA! yum!

for the tea lovers this Paula Dean 2Q Tea Kettle is perfect at $54.99!

for the tea lovers this Paula Dean 2Q Tea Kettle is perfect at $54.99!

and Monogrammed Mugs from Anthropologie for only $6 each!

and Monogrammed Mugs from Anthropologie for only $6 each!

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: A Well Traveled Woman Tumblr

I am always looking for new places to find inspiration. I guess its the fashion-major in me that always wants fresh images for inspiration boards and current projects. Pinterest is always a go-to website but I love finding great new blogs and tumblr accounts linked to Pinterest. Here is a new one for me that I absolutely LOVE. http://AWELLTRAVELEDWOMAN.tumblr.com Here are a some of my favorite images from their new posts…

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REINCARNATION: Climbing the Ladder

The ladder. Well everyone has one at the house to do a little handy work. Everyone is trying to climb them in the corporate world. But really can a ladder be a chic room accessory? Um yes. I love the way these ladders are being used as storage, decorating, and more.

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Ladders are being used as shelves, blanket and towel racks, and more. I love this idea, and here a few options to recreate this look in your own home!

On bit of a splurge, this is the Mid Century Shop Ladder Shelving from Restoration Hardware for $499. Would be a beautiful piece for any large living space!

On bit of a splurge, this is the Mid Century Shop Ladder Shelving from Restoration Hardware for $499. Would be a beautiful piece for any large living space!

A great bathroom storage option is the Floor Standing Ladder from Pottery Barn for $199. This also is available in a wood tone as well.

A great bathroom storage option is the Floor Standing Ladder from Pottery Barn for $199. This also is available in a wood tone as well.

A perfect blanket organizer or ever towel rack for a rustic bathroom. This is the Pottery  Barn Prop Collection 5' Rustic Ladder for $179

A perfect blanket organizer or ever towel rack for a rustic bathroom. This is the Pottery Barn Prop Collection 5′ Rustic Ladder for $179

BARGAIN ALERT. This is the Mahogany Five Tier Leaning Ladder Shelf from Overstock.com for only $83.99! Love. the color and the price!

BARGAIN ALERT. This is the Mahogany Five Tier Leaning Ladder Shelf from Overstock.com for only $83.99! Love. the color and the price!

HOUSEHOLD GUIDE: Color Schemes

Color schemes. My favorite part the beginning process of planning a room. A color scheme is not just the color of the walls (speaking from someone who has always lived in a place she could not paint!). A color scheme has to do with fabrics, accessories, furniture, and carpets! Here are a few different takes on brainstorming a color scheme…

the BOLD WITH NEUTRALS color scheme

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the classic BLACK AND WHITE color scheme

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the BOLD ON BOLD color scheme

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the MONOCHROMATIC color scheme

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the MONOCHROMATIC WITH ACCENT color scheme

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the COLOR WHEEL THEORY color scheme

Color Wheel Theory: Colors that lie opposite to each other on the color wheel will pop against one another and go well together

Color Wheel Theory: Colors that lie opposite to each other on the color wheel will pop against one another and go well together

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There are a million different types of color schemes to do for a room. Go grab some paint chips and fabric swatches and see which ones you love the best!

INSTAPOST: Forty Five Ten, Dallas

If you’re looking to shop around and find inspiration for your home stop by Forty Five Ten in Uptown Dallas. The place is full of designer clothes, beautiful jewelry, home goods, and even has a restaurant in the back! Take a look at a few photos from my shopping trip there!

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check them out at http://www.FORTYFIVETEN.com for more information and to shop online! Highly recommend stopping by here if you are in the Dallas area!

HOME-SPIRATION: The Four-Poster Bed

So if you have read previous posts you will know that I think the cornerstone to any bedroom is clearly an amazing bed! Its where you will spend your lazy days reading and watching Girls on HBOgo, eating breakfast in bed with your boyfriend, or staying up late cramming for your exam or a presentation at work. With that being said, I have always thought that four poster beds were a little superfluous, a little too romantic and whimsical for my own taste, but recently I have found some amazing images that have really inspired me to believe that the four-poster bed is making a modern come back. Let me know your thoughts!

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REINCARNATION: Jewelry Storage

So as a woman, lover of all things beautiful, and fashion major, I have collected white a few pieces of jewelry for being so young. Every girl loves a little something that sparkles. I, however, and one of those people that unless all my options are out in front of me I tend to forget all the wonderful pieces I have. So my jewelry ends up hanging from door knobs (yes that is my current solution) or strewn out on my dresser getting tangled. Here are some of my inspirations (and of course ways to recreate them) on how to organize and display your jewels without sacrificing style.

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LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.Here are a few ways to recreate these looks:

This is the Scrollwork Gate Jewelry Stand at Urban Outfitters for $29. Great for necklace lovers of all kind! Also great for someone with not a lot of countertop space!

This is the Scrollwork Gate Jewelry Stand at Urban Outfitters for $29. Great for necklace lovers of all kind! Also great for someone with not a lot of countertop space!

If you're just a simple jewelry gal then this Eiffel Tower Ring Dish from Anthropologie (only $12) is perfect for your nightstand or by the sink in your bathroom!

If you’re just a simple jewelry gal then this Eiffel Tower Ring Dish from Anthropologie (only $12) is perfect for your nightstand or by the sink in your bathroom!

If you have a little bit more space, try filling one of your dresser drawers with these cute bowls from Anthropologie to store your jewels. This is the Atom Art Bowl (in Balck Motif) for only $8.

If you have a little bit more space, try filling one of your dresser drawers with these cute bowls from Anthropologie to store your jewels. This is the Atom Art Bowl (in Balck Motif) for only $8.

Last but not least is the Great White Tiered Stand at Pottery Barn for $45. Originally a cupcake tier for entertaining, this is perfect for separating the different size pieces of jewelry you may have!

Last but not least is the Great White Tiered Stand at Pottery Barn for $45. Originally a cupcake tier for entertaining, this is perfect for separating the different size pieces of jewelry you may have!