Thursday, February 3, 2011

Guest Post: A Dose of Pretty!!!

A Dose of Pretty

I am so very excited for you all to see Sara's space from the awesome blog A Dose of's so cool and yet functional at the same time! I found her blog through I Suwanee because her *FABULOUS* bergere chair was featured there...and I've been hooked ever since. She is a doll and you will see what I mean about a fantastic office after this: (c;

Hello! I am so flattered to be here at 
Aubrey's fabulous blog writing about
how I have made spaces in my home my own.
When she asked me to do this I was a bit shocked.
The reason is that our home still needs a lot of work.
(Aubrey: I have to butt in and say that I would move in to her office in a heartbeat...seriously.)

Making my home my own has been a journey,
and sometimes a bit of a hassle because our home changes every
two to three years with my hubby's profession.
So needless to say, my budget is limited for making it my own.
And unfortunately, owning a home is not in our near future.

I am a fan of many styles - traditional, modern, contemporary, rustic, etc.
After looking at a lot of inspirational images I was able
to narrow down my style to eclectic modern which includes some traditional pieces.

I also realized that pattern and color are important to me.
My favorite space in my home has become my workspace.
When I found my $35 campaign dresser/desk
I absolutely knew that I needed to get the For Like Ever poster
I had been lusting over for many years.
After that I searched for pieces in my own home that
could be added to the gallery wall.

I will eventually replace my bergere chair 
with the Louis Ghost Chair, but for now this works.
(Aubrey again: That is when I will steal that chair because I am *completely* head-over-heels in love with it! I mean come on, gorgeous b&w with a pop of pink???)

Since this is my workspace where I sew, blog, and craft
I knew I would need a tray to put some accessories
and this way if I need some work space I can easily remove the
tray and make room to work.

My second favorite space is my bookshelf of my collection of design books.
I used to sit in this space and peruse through books and magazines,
but now I have no chair in my nook.

So this is it!
Really our home still needs a lot of tweaking.
I am sure you know what I am talking about if you read my blog.

We have started a furniture fund and it will be so exciting
when I am able to add some beautiful pieces to our home.
The next big purchases are a sofa and dining chairs
maybe even my dream rectangle dining table.

Thank you Aubrey for inviting me to your lovely blog!

See what I mean??? The prints, the pink, the python??? So much to love and so little time!
Absolutely lovely...Sara and the room! (c: Thanks Sara for the office inspiration and can't wait to see the new home in Peru! That's right, I said Peru...if you don't already get A Dose of Pretty in your day, you need to!


Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Sara has such a knack! Every image she has shared on her blog knocks my heels off.

Sara Mueller said...

Again thank you Aubrey for having me! Have a wonderful day!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Great post Sara- I see you added my favourite Diptyque candle to your collection of pretty...looks fabulous. And Aubrey, happy to have found your blog though Sara.

Anonymous said...

The pink backing to the chair is great!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

I just *knew* everyone would love it, Sara! And I totally agree with Chassity...couldn't have been anything but fabulous....(c:


Fabulous post, Sara! I'm loving the tray with all of your accessories. So pretty yet functional. I especially love how you can move it away so effortlessly. Fabulous idea :)

Oh and Aubrey, so happy to have found your blog. It's lovely!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

So cute Sara. All I have to say is that chair better get a new fabulous home. It will be stunning wherever it ends up!

Rachel @ Little Bits of Lovely said...

Sara's home is gorgeous; the bergere chair is so fab and I love how she has accessorised with the pretty trays!

des said...

Love Sara's blog and glad I now found yours as well!