Friday, December 21, 2012

Houston, we have a winner!

Thank you to all those who entered the Bungalow Kids giveaway!  Without further adieu,  the winner of the darling little gnome lamp is........

Congratulations to Rick and Emily!  Enjoy your new little gnome lamp!  Please email me your address so we can get this sent out to you!  Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Welcome new sponsor Bungalow Kids, & a giveaway

I am pleased to welcome the latest sponsor of Angie Helm Interiors, Bungalow Kids.  Bungalow Kids offers a fun, fresh selection of children's toys, decor, bedding, and more.  They've gathered together all of their top design sources to bring you the best, most unique children's products available.   Here are just a few of my favorite Bungalow Kids picks

  1. Star lap blanket
  2. New York City globe
  3. Gnome lamp
  4. Knit bunting
  5. Balance bike
  6. A Christmas Carol
  7. S chair
  8. Paper star lantern
  9. Home embroidered pillow 
And, today Bungalow Kids is giving away the adorable ceramic gnome lamp exclusively to the readers of Angie Helm Interiors!   Here's how to enter:
  1. Become a follower of this blog (join this site).
  2. Leave a comment about why you would love to win the gnome lamp.
  3. For an additional entry, follow Angie Helm Interiors on Instagram.
Giveaway winner will be picked Friday, December 21st.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving for the turkeys

I really love this time of year where familes get together to share wonderful food, warm memories, and gratitude for one another.  I especially love sharing it with my three little indians.  They bring me so much joy and happiness, and I'm always impressed by the littlest things that they are the most grateful for.  Why not show your gratitude for them by creating a fun, and entertaining kids table for them to enjoy this year?  These are a few of my favorite, & easy to make ideas:

And for dessert, why not try these tasty, tiny pumpkin pies?  After all, they're the perfect size for your little pumpkins. 

Here's how to make these tiny desserts:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Pie Crust:
Using package of ready made pie crust from the grocery store, take a rolling pin and roll it out to desired thickness.  Be sure not to roll it out too thin or your crusts will burn more easily.  After you've rolled out your pie crust, take a 3-inch biscuit cutter and cut dough into round pie shells.  Line muffin tin with cupcake liners.  Gently place pie dough in center, and press out towards the edges of the tin.

Pie Filling:
I took a regular 29 ounce can of pure pumpkin, and followed the directions on the side.  They are as follows:

4 eggs slightly beaten
1 can (29 oz) pumpkin
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cloves

Mix ingredients in the order given, and pour into unbaked pie shells.  Bake 15-20 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.  Allow to cool on a cooling rack, top with whipped cream, and enjoy!

What are your thanksgiving plans?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Green with envy

Modern Glamourista Kelly Wearstler really can do no wrong in my book.  She's edgy, quirky, and fearless, and that's what I love most about her.  Her design aesthetic is so unique mixing together bright color palettes, bold patterns, classic pieces, and a bit of rock & roll into each space.   My recent favorite from Kelly's glamour file is her design of the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, California.  I am especially obsessed with these gorgeous emerald regency chairs.
 It has such great feminine lines, but enough structure that it isn't too fussy.

Aren't they to die for?

If you missed Kelly's One Kings Lane sale earlier this summer, don't fret, these beauties from Munna are a close second.

What do you think?  Do you love them as much as I do?

Want to see more of Kelly's fabulous work at the Viceroy?  Go here.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

It's here...

so glad you're here

Celerie Kemble for Schumacher

F. Schumacher houses some of the best designer fabrics, and best designer collaborations.  Amongst those collaborations is a gorgeous new wallcovering line from design icon Celerie Kemble, that is sure to add some serious wow-factor to any space.  Here is a sampling of a few of my favorites.

  Feather Bloom in two blues

 Flame in waltz

 Dying over this Hot House Flowers sisal in seaglass/chalk.  Isn't it absolutely gorgeous?

This Ripple in fog/chalk has a sort of faux bois feel to it don't you think?

What do you think?  Which wallcovering is your favorite?

To view Celerie's complete wallcovering collection go here

Interested in ordering?  Contact me for details and pricing.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Watercolor trend

I've always been fascinated with artists who create such beautiful works of art, in particular watercolors.  I love the fluidity of the colors bleeding together and overlapping to create richness, depth, and dimension.  With a simple brush, paint, and canvas,  a work of art is created.  I'm equally fascinated at how these masterpieces translate from a canvas to the walls, furniture, and fabrics in interior design.  They too are one of a kind masterpieces that break the bonds of the traditional.  Just take a look at these beautiful interpretations of watercolor art.

I just about fell out of my chair when I came across these pretty floral watercolor chairs from DwellStudio.  Aren't they so beautiful?
These custom watercolor wallpapered walls by Black Crow Studios are simply stunning how they create fluid-like lines leading toward the bedroom at the end of the hallway.

This beautiful wallpaper from Eskayel in Taylor Tomasi's Chelsea, New York apartment reminds me of the paint press projects that I used to do in school.  Each of them was unique and different.  There's something a little haunting, almost alien about this print, and in a good way.  Do you see it?

Another beautiful Black Crow Studios masterpiece.  Aren't those colors completely gorgeous?

Amanda at the upholstery shop, Spruce in Austin, TX transformed this little accent chair into a true work of art.  Aren't those broad brush strokes amazing?

 The touch of watercolor in the pillow and chair adds some soft visual interest in this tranquil master suite.

Want to add a touch of watercolor to your home?  Try adding one of these:

Rowland Ricketts textiles

What do you think?  Love it, or leave it?


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Dream nursery

In case you missed it, here is the little nursery that I created as part of 6th Street Design School's dream nursery series. 
I love the soft color palette and playful patterns.  Isn't it handsome?  You can read my entire description on Kirsten's blog here.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

An apple a day...

Lately I've been loving simple, & cheery fruit art prints particularly the oversized, delicious artwork of Enzo Mari.  His prints are playful, interesting, and definitely make a BIG statement in any room.

 Kate Lydon

 Sarah Jessica Parker

 Lilly Bunn Weekes

 Martha Stewart Living

 Susanna Salk, Room For Children

 Elle Decor Japan

What do you think?  Isn't it delicious?

Monday, September 17, 2012

Face-off: Home decor

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  While I was out shopping, I came across this fabulous find...

West Elm's Terracotta table lamp $199

Target's Desert table lamp $49.99

 Now that is saving some serious clams!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fashion face-off

As I was browsing through the latest J Crew catalog,  I came across this darling little polka dot sweater.  Ah, love.

A few days later I was in Old Navy, and to my surprise found this perfect match (and for a whole lot less).

I bought one in this camel color for $16 in the store

What do you think?  Aren't they identical twins?  Yes, one is cashmere, but I think for the price, you can't beat the Old Navy sweater!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Today is your birthday, shout hooray!

 me and my mama circa 1977

Today for me is both a day of reflection & celebration.  I reflect upon the great loss our country suffered 11 years ago, but I also have great reason to celebrate.  Today is my beautiful mother's birthday.  She is the absolute heart & soul of our family.  As a single mother, she managed to work full time, raise three small children, & put herself through college at the University of Utah.  I am grateful for the countless hours she dedicated to helping me with homework, nursing me back to health when I was sick, listening to hours of arguing in the car during long summer road trips, attending numerous dance & piano recitals, teaching me how to whistle & snap my fingers, but most of all I am grateful for her example to me and my little family of courage, faith, strength, service, & integrity.  Mom, our lives are blessed because of you.  Happy birthday, we love you!

my mom & me at the airport as I left for my mission to British Columbia, Canada.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Design crush: Katie Armour

Have you seen the August issue of Matchbook magazine?  It features the super chic & lively California home of Matchbook Magazine co-founder, Katie Armour. 

A self described "City mouse meets country mouse", Katie's home is young, fresh, and infused with plenty of vibrant color.  It's plain to see, Katie is fearless.

Her living room's eclectic mix of gingham & leopard prints along with the soft lavender walls keeps the room playful & exciting.

I'm certain her collection of coffee table books were picked up at flea markets from around the world.  Don't you?

I love the way Katie hung her artwork above the gingham screen to balance the height of the draperies on the opposite wall.  So smart.

Lovely little details from the pop of red coral to the abstract artwork on top.

And can you believe Katie was brave enough to chop off all of her hair just weeks before her wedding?  She rocks that pixie cut!

The inspiration in her corner workspace spills over the borders of the corkboard onto the walls and floor.

Her bedroom is classic country mouse, don't you think?

I love the use of personal items for display.  They give a sense of history and personality to a room.  Don't you love how Katie displayed her collection of jewelery?

I wish I was brave enough to go this bold.

So, what do you think of Katie's home?  What is your favorite room?

To read more about Katie, go here

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