sepiastars: ([stock] kewpie doll)
Speaking of the fact that I'm a design whore, I bought the 'Because I Said So' DVD about a month ago and fell in absolute love with the red velvet couch in Millie's loft.  I was off of blogging at that time (what was I thinking?!?), so I didn't squee about it here, but today I check out Desire to Inspire, an awesome interior design blog, and right on the first page is a photo with one of the couches I found that closely resembles the red velvet one.  This one, in all its glory and perfection, is in a rich, brown leather.  How gorgeous is this couch?  And more importantly, how gorgeous would it look with all my stuff from my last post?  Perfect.  I need this couch.  I don't care how many thousands of dollars it is.  I must have it.
sepiastars: ([stock] foreign city)
The fact that I'm in love with the movie Practical Magic is no secret. I love love LOVE it. And I also love I love to pick out images I generally like and then try to make graphics with them, but as much as that, I love to find home or decor ideas I like and save them, and then print them out and put them in my wish book. Sadly, my physical wish book has been packed and missing since my move to my parents' house, but I have been saving and preparing all kinds of things to be placed in it as soon as it is recovered.

Since I haven't had it to place items I like in it immediately, I have been saving all these photos in one huge file on my computer, and seeing them all sitting next to one another instead of on their own individual pages made me realize something - everything I love resembles the set design from Practical Magic. I definitely have a style. And then, Mom and I went to an antique mall and I fell in love with this gold, drippy Victorian mirror that I would have thought was too ornate for me... but would fit beautifully in the Practical Magic parlor.

And that's where it started. Since then, my eyes have been open to all kinds of things that I love and have collected for my future house, and I can't wait to have it so I can put all my beautiful things in it! And I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the Visa company, for fronting me the money for all of this stuff, since they're not gonna see it back until I can become gainfully employed. So thanks ;)

click the cut for my collection and inspiration photos )