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Flora Overload (AKA: Is it spring yet?!)

Brace yourselves. I'm about to unleash some seriously saturated flower power. I'm about to go all-out garden-party on you. I've been cooped up for far too long through this snowy, shivering Iowa winter – and the fleeting fifty-degree temps we enjoyed this past weekend gave me some serious spring fever. Don't say I didn't warn you. ;)

(image above: Deer Circus)

Mirth Studio
Apartment Therapy
Shophouse Design
Debi Treloar
Bohemian Homes
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Urban Outfitters
Be still my heart.

I really love floral patterns. Not enough to fill an entire house with everything floral. But enough to do something like above in just one room – a delightful dose of flora. What about you? Can you live with an over-abundance of florals? Or is too much of a good thing, a bad thing?

Florals for you: Yay or Nay?


Jessica Hansen said…
Woo! A lady after my own floral-patterned heart. ;)
Kev Rob said…
Awesome decoration!!! I wish to behold these pictures & not to turn out my eyes from it... pretty thanks to you... please promote it!!!
Nancy Freeman said…
That first picture of the couch looks just like the couch in my parent's living room! Although it has been faded as long as I can remember and, unfortunately, reupholstered to something much different and much less fun. The cushion also looks like ones that they have. The likeness is seriously uncanny! Do you know anything about that kind of couch? I would be interested to learn the history/time period (if any, I just assume it is a certain style because they are fabric is IDENTICAL and the wood work is quite similar).


DIY Cat Barrier for Under $100 (See-Through, Climb-Proof, and Too-Tall-To-Jump)

ICYMI: I gave up Cotton after deciding that after trying so many things, my two adopted cats Dahlia and Cotton were just never going to get along. Long story short: I missed her. And Cotton's back. And Dahlia's not going anywhere. My heart is big enough to keep trying. And my apartment is big enough that if I need to keep them separated long term (or permanently), it can be done.
I'm going to write-up a separate post about some of the solutions I've tried, how they worked, who they worked on, and what I'll be trying next. But in this post, I wanted to share the main 'piece de resistance' of having both cats in my apartment: an un-climbable, un-jumpable, see-through barrier to separate Cotton and Dahlia.

Aria's Room | Pretty Little Liars Decor

Welcome back for LU's 2nd room in the PLL series!  Today you're getting a glimpse into my favorite room on the show... Aria's room.  Aria Montgomery is the artistic, imaginative, bookworm of the bunch.  So it's no surprise that her room has an artsy, historic, romantic eclecticism atmosphere.  Plus, it's full of books.  My two words for Aria's attic space: Vintage Eclectic.  (Those happen to be my two favorite decorating words... so brace yourself for my soon-to-come swooning.)

Pencil It In | Working the Pencil Skirt into Your Work Attire, Including 25 Examples with Do's and Don'ts

Starting this week, every Wednesday on The Lovely Side will be devoted to wardrobe, hair, and beauty content.  With summer internships right around the corner and interviews for real world jobs looming as well, I thought now would be a good time to delve into the world of office fashion.  
Sarah, a reader, recently emailed me asking about how to style a pencil skirt for her "somewhat casual, somewhat professional workplace full of fashionable co-workers."  She's been lusting after pencil skirts at several stores, but been hesitant to purchase one for fear of looking bad in it and not knowing what to wear with it.