shelving + storage with plumbing pipes

the next weekend project coming up is figuring out what to use for our laundry doors. i took down the old bi-fold shutter doors that didn't quite fit in the track correctly and wouldn't shut smoothly. after spackling and repainting, the area is ready to be dressed up with a new something.
not sure what that something is yet. although, i have seen a few inspirational things as we hunt for ideas.
the wall color in the laundry hallway is semolina by benjamin moore. i love the bold color but need to make sure the fabric for the curtains don't compete with the bold walls.
my brother has plumbing pipes in his living room that holds shelving. this is where the idea started. so i'm thinking using plumbing pipes to create the curtain rod. i want the same function of a curtain rod without it looking as such.
i'm not sure on the fabric but am definitely using the pipes. love the look

i found some awesome ideas with the plumbing pipes.
{take a looksee}


Industrial Pipe Bookshelf with Antique Knob

via etsy

nautical living

I have these dreams of nautical living. I'm not sure I could commit to a theme but I love everything nautical. Home. Decorating. Clothing. 
it just overflows into every aspect of life. 
i've been trying to expand and define. truly the hardest thing ever.
expand and define....can you say that in the same sentence?

a few of my favorite things
{maps & stripes}
Dream stripe tee sweater
 Upcycled US Map Mini Envelopes Set of 12
create lovely

Limited edition smaller scale nautical sailing wrap bracelet. Stainless steel and sailing line.

hello 2012!

ahh, 2012. you are finally here.
there is something about a new year. gives me this renewed energy that i was lacking just weeks ago. i'm so excited for this year. i know great things are going to happen.
speaking of new things. i'm loving the top 12 list from jcrew. this bright color trend is going to creep into my closet and break me of my muted basic colors.

Toothpick jean in garment-dyed twill
neon persimmon. beautiful description
3" chino short
casablanca blue
{can't wait for summer}
Drea patent peep-toe pumps
neon peach