Monday, November 22, 2010

Assorted inspiration

I have a tag in my Google Reader called absolute faves where I save images that just need to appear on tidyowl someday so here are some from my absolute faves file, enjoy!

As Liz Lemon would say....``I want to go to there``.  A spot of yellow, stripes, knit, textured walls and a circular window make this a cosy spot.

Seen on Bliss, image from Morten Holtum

I want my office to look like this, including gold mirror of course!  From Rue, an amazing online magazine so full of style, it is bursting at its online seams.  Ok, I admit this just got tagged as an absolute fave today since Rue issue 2 is fresh off the online press.

Everything should be white.  It really should.  And I keep seeing that light fixture everywhere, love it.
 Seen on Design Evolution.

Upholstered bed, concrete walls, chandelier, arched doorway and little stool that someone who lives in a place like this would surely sit on to put their shoes on, with a shoe horn.

Image via Greige, source unknown

Sunday, November 14, 2010


My ladder is my new best friend with 12 foot ceilings.  I am 5ft, ladder is 5ft so let's hope I don't need to go up to the highest point.  I found some very fashionable ladders which are of course no comparison to my sturdy stainless steel, blue topped special!

Double Decker Kitchen via Apartment Therapy

Seen on Modenus

This was spotted on Suzanne Dimma's House & Home blog

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Shine a Little Light: Lamp Dreaming

November is here and I'm back to blogging and twittering.  I am so excited to be in a new place and will have some pictures soon.  Before I take any pictures though, I need some light in here, seriously...dark on these November days.  I don't have enough lamps to make up for lack of overhead lighting!  Here are some lamps I love....and need (literally see).   I am very excited to be settled in my new place and can't wait to blog about it.

I could use a tall lamp like these in the bedroom:

Seen on Oliver Yaphe (from Metropolitan Home)

Or some smaller table lamps maybe:

Cherub Lamp from Ochre

Lotte lamp...classic design

Two of my existing lamps (from my flickr page):

Bedside yellow lamp


In the meantime, Jeremy Fisher is helping me through with his great new song...Shine a Little Light.