Guest Post: Want It Wednesday

Hi, everyone, I’m Susi and I write as a guest blogger for Design Shuffle, a fabulous social media site that promotes interior designers and their work from around the world. My writing focuses on things I’m passionate about: interior design, decorating ideas, home furnishings, gardening, travel and art. I get to look at gorgeous things all day and write about them. I’m a very lucky girl!

Being asked to write a Want it Wednesday guest post was like turning a kid loose in a candy store.  I realized I am coveting so many things right now that it was hard to narrow it down to just 8! I think it is the back to school shopping feeling in the air. I want to change décor with the seasons. So here are 8 thinks I want this Wednesday. What are you wanting?

Console Table
Little Emma English Home via

Love the shabby chic style of this long table. Used as a console table or kitchen island, it would add a lot of charm to a kitchen, hall or living room.

Kilim Rug

The Haystack Needle via

A graphic and colorful kilim rug from Turkey is definitely at the top of my list of wants right now. A kilim has such great color and style—perfect for a bedroom, living room or home office.

Wool Bowls

Super Market HQ via

With Fall right around the corner, these squash colored felted wool bowls would look great on a dining table filled with apples or decorative gourds.

Rustic Crown Molds

Little Emma English Home via

I don’t know what they are but I want them– the molds (?) on the shelf that look like rustic crowns.  How charming for kitchen decor! Must add this to the kitchen design ideas file.

Pink Chair

A Girl Named Bong via

Love the new home line from Lilly Pulitzer.  This hot pink Chinese Chippendale style chair is the Boulevard chair from Lilly’s line at Horchow. Love her dragon print as a pillow too!

Light Bulb Vases

Free People via

How cool are these light bulb vases?! This is a great DIY project from Free People. Adorable!

Leather Chesterfield
Decadent Green via

A classic leather chesterfield… I think this is on a lot of people’s want lists. Such classic lines but it can work in so many different decors. Love.

Oyster Shells

Shop Candelabra via

I saw a few of these when I was on vacation on Cape Cod: a sphere composed entirely of oyster shells. They are gorgeous in person and are truly sculptural works of art that kick up a coastal interior design. Wonder if it could be a DIY project.

What are some of the things you want this Wednesday? Make sure to stop by at Design Shuffle and browse all of the different styles of interior design ideas, inspirations, tips and trends. Be sure to say you saw us here at This Little Nest.

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Want It Wednesdays (Even Though It’s Thursday)

For this (late) installment of “Want It Wednesdays”, I’ll recap a little from last week’s post and talk about what I’m lusting over this week!
So last week I posted about my burning desire for a new dining room table. Well, the round table didn’t happen, BUT I did snag a large rectangular dining room table for a sweet deal. It seats 6 comfortably and could probably fit eight if I really tried. It needs to be sanded down and stained (as almost every piece of furniture I bring in does), but I was waiting until I decided on chairs befored I chose the stain. Well, I decided to go with white upholstered, skirted parsons chairs. They’ll be coming in any day now and then the slipcovers will be off to get monogrammed. I should be able to post a whole new dining room in the next two weeks or so!

Now that I’ve got the furniture (and a newly redecorated wall and buffet that you will see in my next post), I’m moving on to….what else?! THE CEILING! Currently this thing is hanging above the table….


And for those of you who are giving it the benefit of the doubt thinking “oh, well that could be cute country cottage-ish”….no, not so much. This thing is straight up 1995 Home Depot clearance rack. I think the previous owner of the home “thought” they were updating by putting this in.

So isntead I would love to grace my ceiling with the presence of THIS BEAUTY!


via http://www.overstock.com

Just imagine it hanging over my new table and chairs (that you’ll also need to imagine for the time being). Perfection.

I’ve also been thinking about what to put on the empty wall of my bathroom. I’m not really into the bathroom-themed stuff and our bathroom is very neautral…white and khaki. So at first I wanted to add something with a little color. But alas, bold colors just are really for me. Then I ran across this photo on http://www.inthefunlane.com and I think it’s originally from Martha Stewart.


I love how bright and open the room looks with all of the mirrors. And I love the eclectic collection inthis photo….

And considering how small our bathroom is, all that reflection can only be a good thing!
So it looks like this week I’ll be off scavenging for vintage, frameless mirrors to create a collection for the bathroom wall. And I’ll be purchasing the dining room fixture in the next few weeks as well. (I’m still working on the patio furniture…using my birthday as an excuse to get it and I think it’s starting to work on the husband)!

By the way, how do you like the new look for my blog? It’s fun right?! Props to http://www.backgrounfairy.com for the design!

Go forth, followers, and WANT! (Even though it’s Thursday…and wanting is only allowed on Wednsedays…..yeah right).

~Katie