Parrtttaayyyy

DAMN YOU PINTEREST! My life used to be so easy when it came to planning and decorating for parties. White platters (a must), coupla well thought out balloons, streamers, voila! Not anymore. Pinterest makes it nearly impossible to have a party without having to spend $200 on oversized balloons or intense DIYs that will never ever […]

Interior Style with Dr. Jekyll

I feel like my ENTIRE life I have been traditional. I’m a J.Crew/Gap kinda gal. Although, everyone once in awhile this other side of me comes out and I want to be rockstar/fierce/badass which usually translates to rockstar/fierce/badass in J.Crew/Gap. This is how I feel I am with interiors. My home is uber traditional. Straight lines, […]

Get the Pretty: A Cozy Bedroom

I received an SOS yesterday, a bedroom SOS. Bedrooms are tough. When you’re a girl you want it to be fluffy, cozy, fun prints, ladylike…. you get it, but when a man gets involved you need to remember he needs to sleep there too and waking up with sequin imprints on his face is not […]

Feelin’ Fresh n Bitchin’ Kitchens

Muchhhhh better. Perhaps you noticed I took a little break, a hiatus some may say. When I started Surrounded by Pretty I planned on posting once a day. I wanted every day’s post to be filled with photos, funnies, and lotsa pretty. I felt like I was providing that, but I was becoming OBSESSED with […]

luxury, LUXURY, and Obtainable Bathrooms

Private things happen in the bathroom, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be fabulous/fun/or luxurious. We’ve all seen the perfect bathrooms with the huge tub and the marble subway tile with the huge artwork hanging below the crystal chandelier, and we can all dream and think “one day”. But let’s be serious, what are the […]

Style Your Surfaces (Part II)

I forgot to put in the inspirational pretties for the coffee table lecture. Your coffee table could be how you want your home to be represented. So I don’t recommend copying one of these. It could look like a bizarre hodge podge in your home. But these are a great representation of tables styled to […]

Style Those Surfaces, People

A quick way to change a room is to style surfaces. By surface I mean end table, coffee table, console, basically anything with a… you know… surface. Honestly, this is my specialty, this is where I shine. As I’ve made very clear in a previous post, the living room is the heart of our home. […]

Pops of Green(ery)

Disclaimer: I do not know plants very well (at all really). Just like my “design style” I know what I like, it’s how things look. If it’s aesthetically pleasing to me, then I assume it works. Just a few weeks ago I shared my ignorance of houseplants, since then I have been really paying attention […]

Masculinity with a Side of Whimsy

UPDATE: I just created a Surrounded by Pretty facebook page go on over and “like” it. Published posts can be shared via facebook! So yesterday’s post about my LA lady got me digging through the pins, and through all the fabulous rooms that made me wish my house was grand or that I was going […]

Put em up… put em up….

Snappies on the wall that is! I love homes that have personal photos on the walls. Doesn’t matter if they’re professional pictures, candid, color or black and white, I just like em. More importantly is how they are arranged, I feel like THAT is the real art. I have a two gallery walls goin’ on […]