Pagoda Pillows, One Room Challenge, Acapulco Chairs

I was really excited when I came across these photos with my pink and white pagoda pillows.  I love how they look with the black and white.  They just really pop.  Pillow styling has become such an art lately, with different theories of how to best mix and match- i.e. florals with solids, small patterns vs. larger patterns, the number of pillows should be an odd number...I know you know exactly what I'm talking about.  This styling here is simple and easy. It feels natural somehow.  The pink and white pagoda pillow combination has been the most popular by far since the beginning.  I would not have predicted this but I'm happy it's the case.  Pink just makes any space happier.  See more of this cute home here nad buy the pillows here.  And for even more exciting news, keep reading.

The One Room Challenge starts next week and I'm in it!! I'm thrilled and honored.  I can't even wait to share with you all the plans I have for the room I will be decorating.  I think it comes in perfect timing as I have received many comments that you would like for me to share more photos of my home and my projects.  So, here I will show you an entire room from start to finish.  Linda from Calling Home, is the creator of this challenge which began a few years ago and has grown it to be such a highly anticipated event in today's design blog world. She selects 20 design bloggers to transform a room within a six week period, with weekly updates posted each Wednesday.It all begins next Wednesday, so stay tuned!

The list of the participants is amazing, some are old favorites and some are new to me. So I hope you come along with me for the next 6 Wednesdays starting on April 2nd,  and explore them with me.  Let me present them here-

Another thing I wanted to talk with you about is this chair. The Acapulco chair (Apartment Therapy has a great background post).  It all began when we moved to our new home a few months ago. Our outdoor furniture was just too big for our smaller porch. It is teak and good-looking but too big for our current space.  Then, during our trip to Mexico for Spring Break we saw a man in the middle of the street making these.  The price was lower than what I had seen in The States (like these and these that are just spectacular). Great, but would they be comfortable after sitting for a while?  In Austin this last weekend I had the opportunity to sit for a bit in them and - why, yes, they are VERY comfortable.  Perfect!  Sometimes the stars do align.  So I think I need a few for my new outdoor situation.  My parents agreed to help me bring them from Mexico!

Also, don't forget to enter the Polyvore contest to have the opportunity to win a $500 gift card to Zinc Door. There will be two winners. Enter here. There are 307 entries already!  Thank you for all who entered and remember that you can do as many boards as you like, so design away!

And thank you to all those who answered my survey.  I'm leaving it open thru the end of the week.  If you haven't answered it and want to give me feedback, please do so.  Enter here.  So far, I'm gathering some great information that I think will help me greatly for future posts.

Sorry! This was wordy today.  I promise something more visual for tomorrow!