Ode to the Awesome & Ridiculous

As you may or may not have noticed, sometimes I lean a little towards the tacky/gaudy side when it comes to decorating and home furnishings. Or actually, when it comes to anything. So on that note, here are just a few of my favorite loud/huge/attention getting items for the home.

For when you needs lots of light. Obviously.
I also feel like this can multi-task as a weapon to piss off your neighbors across the street. Just aim and plug in.

Powder coated in a vibrant green, I am totally into this vintage serving tray. I feel like it would be really most appropriate for serving shots (and other goods) during a St. Patty's celebration. Pretty cheap too!

Considering you don't hate your job (like I do), I think these would be a fun addition to some office decor. As long as SOME people didn't actually try to leave work for you in them.

This gigantic print is slightly scary and funny at the same time, but mostly awesome. I also dig bananas, so that works too. Now I just need to find somewhere to put it!

Please take note that this is a LIFE SIZE horse. Yes, yes, and HELL YES. I wonder how horrified the kitties would be if I planted one of these in our bedroom...muahahahaha!
(Note to cats: No need to fret, I will never be able to afford this. Mainly because you are eating and shitting me out of house and home.)

This wallpaper by designer Marcel Wanders comes in several colors, but I think yellow is the best. Bright + Reflective = FABULOUS (or cheap, depends on how you look at it I guess)

As God as my witness, if I could afford to spend money on an extravagant axe, I would have an entire wall devoted to this collection. I would dare Emil to give me some lip about doing the laundry then..

Well, I believe that is all for today, but keep a look out for "Oh God I Want It: Fashion Edition!"

Now to drive for 45 minutes in a storm, fantastic! Maybe if I had my rocket truck..


The Boudoir

I am SO into romantic bedrooms. Not tacky/cheese romantic, but subtle/classy romantic. I am actually in the midst of a small bedroom update myself, so I'm a little obsessed right now. Ok, possibly very obsessed...since my friends keep making the crazy face at me when I tell them I'm working on yet another project.

Anyhow, so (as usual) most of the things I want are a bit unattainable, but I'm still making do and have been able to find some awesome stuff with not-so-pricy tags. And finally today I will share these not-so-pricy finds with you, along with the pricy ones, because I am feeling nice. I'm sure everyone could use a little bedroom spruce up (or possibly a complete overhaul), so be sure to pay close attention.

I know wall decals can tend to be a bit much (not to mention overdone), but when it's used as a small focal point such as this, I think it's amazing. I also feel like anything having to do with nature in the bedroom is quite lovely, but that could just be me.

I am in love with this mirror and wish to have it as my own. Emil digs it too, so this is a good sign that maybe (possibly) it will be mine soon. I actually want to use this as a dresser mirror to add some fem to our room, but I'm pretty positive it would be awesome regardless of how it's used.

Anthropologie has the most amazing bedding of almost anyone I have found. Other good bedding sources to check out are also West Elm and Dwell Studio.

Antique Victorian Chairs - $500-$3000

Some chairs like these would be awesome to create a little sitting area in your bedroom (which I already have, but I feel everyone needs.) If you're lucky and really look around, you can find these for not such a bad price at an estate sale or antique shop. Start browsing the Sunday paper immediately!

A chandelier or a vintage hanging lantern is a functional and beautiful addition to a bedroom. However, not all of us can accomodate hanging lights (especially if you have 15 foot ceilings in your bedroom). So, here is your alternative. Shove this baby in between your antique victorian chairs, and you'll feel ultra classy when you come home waisted and need somewhere to sit while you struggle to take off your shoes.

I found photographer NNBB & Alf through an Atlanta flickr group and have been following his work ever since. The photos are totally inspiring and really beautiful. Well worth checking out.

Giant Flotaki Rug - $200-$600

It's pretty, it's soft, and it can completely change the mood of your bedroom.
I was fortunate enough to find a 5x8 on ebay for $150, which is a total steal, so with a little persistence and patience, you probably can too. However, if you have a little more money to spend, West Elm and Pottery Barn also have their own versions. :)

This amazing but ridiculously priced bed from Anthropologie is just here for example. I wouldn't want anyone to spend that amount of money on a bed frame. Unless it was like this and an actual antique. Anyhow, you get the idea. A bed can assist in making or breaking an awesome bedroom. I have a love for the canopy or four poster beds, so that would be my pick, but for less money you can buy or even make a lovely headboard (tufted velvet, anyone?) to spruce things up.

Oh, and just one last teeny, tiny, tip for the awesome, romantic, and calming bedroom: DO AWAY WITH YOUR fucking TV. I believe a television has no place in the bedroom, it makes it look cheap and Dothan-esque. But mainly, it makes me furious. DON'T DO IT.