Wednesday, May 20, 2015

These Are a Few of My Favorite Pinnings

Pinterest is still my happy place. Whenever I get a chance, I love to spend a few minutes scrolling through it. My boards tend to be like this blog--pretty eclectic. Lots of pretty rooms mixed with delicious recipes, fashion, and travel.

I also use Pinterest to save things I want to come back to later. Design ideas that solve some problem I am working on or products that I've found but am not yet ready to purchase. (I've started using Twitter to save articles I want to read, though).

My only wish is that there was some way to sub-categorize within boards. For example, my Outside board has 754 pins (as of now). Lots of those pins are images of pools, some are gardens, others are exteriors. It would be so nice to break up that big number by delegating some of these pins to different categories within the generic term "Outside."

Anyhoo, here are a few pins that have been popular recently.

Crane Concept
This beautiful reveal from Crane Concept, part of the One Room Challenge Linkup, has been re-pinned several times. Besides the banquette, which Rita built herself and is renter-friendly, I am just so in love with the window treatments, big statement piece of art, oversized black & white pillows, and the tabletop, which is faux marble if I remember correctly. Perfection! Find more in Banquettes & Dining.

Burlap & Lace
This bookshelf styling from Burlap and Lace, also part of the One Room Challenge Linkup, is just one small part of an overall AMAZING room. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, just know I am studying this one to re-style my own bookshelves. I love the color coordination of the books, how some books are vertical and others are lying down, as well as how all the decorative elements (plant, urn, basket) are used on each shelf. Find more in Styling.

Elle D├ęcor 2010 via Well-Appointed House
This image was frequently re-pinned. For me, I love the black double doors at this entrance with all the greenery on either side of it as well as the gravel walkway. As I look at it closer, I notice that there are storm doors pulled wide for the photo. Double doors aren't in my future but a glossy black door could be. Find more in Entryways.

Every now and then, when I think my favorite rooms are a bit too avant-garde for wide re-pinning, something like this room will surprise me. I love the white walls, blonde floor, big art, black lacquer, and linen upholstery (big surprise if you've seen my house).

What we can see of the seating arrangement is pretty awesome too, though. It's an H-shape with couches placed across from each other and a big block coffee table in the center. Exciting because the TV is wall-mounted behind one of the couches! Find more in Great Rooms.

I also post a lot of outfits including about ten gazillion white dresses. This one has been popular but I'm not sure the link takes you somewhere to actually order it. C'est la vie.

Lots of inspirational quotes can be found here.

There are lots of gorgeous places I'd like to travel to on my Places board including this great room in Beirut. You can read more about the home and designer here.

Le Creme de la Crumb
Lots of OMG desserts and other recipes including a few meals (and, of course, drinks and gorgeous bar inspiration!). I haven't actually made this brownie recipe yet (made with cream cheese and chocolate chips). The day that I had planned to I couldn't find it. Pinterest had told me that I had already pinned it when, in fact, I had not. Occasionally the algorithm that recognizes your pins fails. No big deal; things like this tend to come back around.

Your Modern Family
I love this printable for helping me to parent better (generically shoved onto the Kids Room board) and I am hoping to implement these ideas with my own school-aged kids this summer. Although I am stressing about where I'm going to get the daily math problem...


This pin, which suggested choosing three plants and repeating them in your garden, was one of the more popular on my Outside board, which doesn't get nearly the same attention as my Great Rooms.

House Beautiful
Just so you don't think it's all clothes and places and things to eat, here's another popular room. I love all the blue, the symmetry, and the height of that mirror over the sofa. More in Great Rooms.

Do you still have a love affair with Pinterest? Would you like it if you could sub-categorize to better organize your boards? Anyone who is a MUST follow? Please let me know.  :)


  1. I'm a Pinterest junkie too Carrie - love these images and just pinned a bunch! :)

    1. I'm glad that you enjoy it too, Kris, because I often pin from you. :)


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