Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Crazy Cat Lady Chic???

So while I am busy sharing the Emily love...I just discovered another Emily that I love via the Emily that I mentioned yesterday.

Still following? Good, 'cause I'm lost. 

Emily Chalmers.

She is kind of "crazy cat lady-my cool grandma-awesome thrifted vintage-awesomeness".
Lost again, right? *sigh*

Let's just take a look, shall we?









Any thoughts on her style?

I think I'm pretty partial to the laid back approach and I love that her philosophy is to work with what you got, you don't need to spend a lot to get a lot (c:

28 comments:

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

Loved your post yesterday & clicked over to her site and read her crazy cat lady post! Too funny. I love this style - feels very bohemian & personal.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love this look, too, but i think all the "stuff" everywhere would eventually drive me batty! but i love it blended with a more clean look- the patterns and boho appeal are awesome!

natasha {schue love} said...

Love how eclectic these rooms are! Very fun!

Kelly said...

If "Crazy Cat Lady Chic" comes with that red coat, I'm sold!

tina / half of what I say said...

Aubrey, you find the best stuff! I love this look, but I could certainly not with this. Because my children move things. And all these lovely quirky objects, multitudes of them would end up in a large pile. Objects tend to equal clutter at my house. Sigh.

Marie said...

I really love the philosophy too!
xx Marie

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

That first pic makes me feel kind of nervous - way too much stuff for my liking. I kind of want to pick it all up and put it away!

Shelley said...

HA! This post's title cracks me up :D I think it's way cool to look at, I just don't think I could live with that much stuff around me. Ok, now I say that, but my house is currently trashed :( Can I call it Crazy Lady Needs To Clean Chic? Nope? Doesn't work does it :(

{The Perfect Palette} said...

loving the bright colors.

xo, chrissy
The Perfect Palette

birdie to be said...

I love the closet area!!! And that bathroom.

Andrea@Fancy That! said...

I'm pretty much in love with all of the pattern on neutral, light backgrounds. Cluttered walls don't bother me a bit--I think it looks great and collected. Pretty, happy, eclectic...love it!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Love it! Such a mix of totally interesting objects that just work together so well.

Ispirato Design said...

Eclectic to say the least! Love it and I totally subscribe to her design philosophy. I'm not real big on rooms that look like they could be in a Pottery Barn catalog. (Pottery Barn as part of the mix is cool but you gotta know when to say when).

amy b.s. said...

i am in love with that long wooden table!

Stacy Curran said...

I love certain elements of these rooms, but all together it makes me kind of nervous!
Stacy

Sara Mueller said...

I like that philosophy!

Punctuation Mark said...

great style... love the use of color on all these images!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Oh yeah, I completely dig this look. It is just so damn cheerful!

Tori said...

Lovin' all the pretty fabrics! A sewer's dream!

Haley @ Cardigan Junkie said...

Very cute - those rooms remind of of an Anthropologie store. I think the clutter would get to me after a while, though. I like all my stuff neatly sorted, though I love how attainable the look feels.

Lots of Laugh's said...

first off...cat's gag me ;). now that that's out of the way, I love her style! very cool and colorful!
www.moddybee.blogspot.com

emily said...

What a fun style. And it must be something with the name. Emily's = cool! :)

designstiles said...

Work with what you got is pretty much my m-o too. I hate making people think they have to spend a ton to have a decent looking space. Sure it'd be great to have huge budgets, but in most cases, that's just not realistic. Amazing how different a space can look when you move things around.

Mom of 12 said...

I was thinking I have a daughter (or maybe several) who would love that long row of shoes...
Sandy

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I adore the first shot. The piano forte appeals to me. Wish I could play it now;-)
xx

classiq said...

I like her philosophy: to work with what you've got. Doesn't it challenge you to be more creative? Just like better owning a few high quality, timeless items you can dress up and down than loads of poor quality things. xo
Ada

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

These are all lovely! Can't wait to see how the Roomspiration party goes on your scheduled date :)

Things To Do said...

I have been toying around with making one of those knitted block blankets like the one she has on her bed. I'm just afraid, I will be so unbelievably out of my league!