Leanbean in Germany

Military wife trying to figure out this military life

West Elm July 28, 2010

Filed under: Decorating — leanbean @ 7:08 am

West Elm has changed their website and with the big change they have new items.  Some of my favorites:

Capiz Lamp – $149

Bengal Tiger Pillow – $34

Niche Media Stand – $499

Nailhead Bend – $349

Kilim Rug – $39 – 699


White Kitchen July 27, 2010

Filed under: Decorating — leanbean @ 6:50 am

Besides an open floor plan at the top of our dream house list, we have a white kitchen as something we would like.  Again, most houses have natural wood kitchens which are great but not exactly what we want.


Open Floor Plan July 26, 2010

Filed under: Decorating — leanbean @ 8:44 am

One of the things we look forward to doing when we get back is buying a home.  We have a list of wants/needs and right at the top of the list is an open floor plan.  Our current house is an open floor plan and it works great for us.  In fact, if we could build a house similar to this one we would be happy campers.  As I stated before, for fun we look at houses for sale in the cities we know are possibilities for us to move to.  While spending hours  searching through the Little Rock MLS for fun we ran across ONE newer house with an open floor plan.  One.   Can’t they just open an Air Force base elsewhere?  I hear Minnesota is lovely.  Pretty please?

Sources: SeanJohn, Amoroso Design, Angie Hranowsky, House Beautiful, Sherrill Canet


Orange Crush July 23, 2010

Filed under: Decorating — leanbean @ 8:16 am

My first experience with orange in the home was my grandma’s very 70’s orange kitchen counter tops, which were replaced a good ten years ago.   Ever since we bought the orange box for the living room I’ve been noticing orange more and more in the home.

Sources: Architectural Digest, Tobi Fairley, Metropolitan home

For your home:

Zgallerie – $99

Rug – CB2 – $299

Jonathan Adler Lamp – $275


Horses July 22, 2010

Filed under: Decorating — leanbean @ 4:12 pm

Everytime I see interiors with horses on the walls it makes me want to add this element to one of our walls.  When I asked my mom what she thought of me putting a large horse picture up she thought I was crazy.  I guess I’m crazy like the rest of these people:

Sources: Thom Felicia, Instyle Magazine, Pal + Smith, Eric Roth

How you can get the look for cheap(er):

Found at Lindsey Photography on Etsy.

Found at JCStilesArt on Esty.


Kara Mann Design July 20, 2010

Filed under: Decorating — leanbean @ 8:59 am

I have had this image in my files for a really long time, so I was surprised to find out when I Googled “Chicago Interior Designers” one of the first names I clicked on – Kara Mann happened to be the designer.

Her interiors are very much something I would love in my house – full of texture, neutrals and drama.


Corfu July 19, 2010

Filed under: Traveling — leanbean @ 5:47 pm

For Labor Day weekend I am trying to convince the hubby we need to go here:

Corfu, Greece.  Forget Mykonos and Santorini.  I wanna go here: