November 27, 2010

Eddie Ross...Tips for Decorating your Christmas Tree with Kmart

I have LOVED Eddie Ross ever since he was on Top Design...he seriously knows how to style a room!
Eddie has teamed up with Kmart for an awesome $250 giveaway! I wish we still had a Kmart in Dallas...they always had the best holiday ornaments!

Check out his video he did for Kmart with some great tips on how-to style your tree!

Want more Eddie...check out his website!

I can't wait until March when I go on one of Eddie's flea market shopping trips to Marbuger! My Mom & I went in October and I can't wait to go again!

November 22, 2010

My New Kitty

When we are traveling to Grandma's house in San Antonio, I can NEVER pass up a trip to the Pottery Barn outlet. I do love more of a modern sensibility, but like to mix it up with a few traditional pieces. I have scored some amazing deals at the outlet over the past years. Last month on our road trip to Round Top, I purchased a PB Teen quilt for $25 that regularly sells for $159.
This time around, the bargains were very few...but I got an awesome leopard rug for the master bedroom that I have been hunting for...9 x12 for $250!
I was inspired by the great Miles Redd...can't wait to see what it looks like at home!

November 9, 2010

My favorite smell!

They look so cute until they let loose on your animals...yes, my puppies both got sprayed tonight. We live out by the lake and this seems to happen so frequently that we have all the supplies handy just in case. We have found that hydrogen peroxide and baking soda work the best with a vinegar rinse...supposedly the bubbles release the skunk oil.

Hope everyone’s night was better than mine!

November 8, 2010

Love at First Sit...

The Original Eames Lounge & Ottoman
The Iconic Eames Lounge chair...
What more needs to be was LOVE at first sight or sit...
I have been ruthlessly scouring vintage stores, flea markets, and estate sales to make one mine at a price I can afford and have turned up empty handed until...

My eBay bargain!

I scored a knockoff lounge chair from eBay last week!
I can hardly wait to get my hands on it! Currently it has a blue-greenish upholstery and I am thinking of trying to clean it since the color is not that bad with my decor...OR I may reupholster it in some great large print fabric like the ones below...the possibilities are endless!

image via Design Sponge

November 7, 2010

Holy Pumpkins Batman!

We took our kids to the Dallas Arboretum this afternoon to The Great Pumpkin Festival!
Holy pumpkins Batman!
I have never seen so many different kinds of pumpkins before! My kids really enjoyed the storybook houses made out of pumpkins. Evidently it is the only pumpkin village in the world! Their favorite pumpkin house was Cinderella's home. Everyone enjoyed themselves and the weather couldn't be more perfect.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!

November 6, 2010

One Kings Lane

 One Kings Lane has their weekly Saturday Tastemaker Tag Sales today and somebody scooped up some beautiful artwork! I'm loving the vintage finds from designer Molly Luetkemeyer. You can also check out Luetkemeyer's design firm at
Check out some of  the hot deals at One Kings Lane!
One Kings Lane

One Kings Lane

One Kings Lane

Master Bedroom Blanc de Chine Lamps

I am working on finishing up decorating my master bedroom and needed a pair of fabulous lamps. I was inspired by the lamp below and scored a pair of blanc chine figurines on eBay that are just beautiful. They were such a bargain too!

I finally ordered the lucite bases and am now just waiting for them to be made. If you are looking for a similar look, I suggest asking your local lamp store for a supplier of lucite bases. I already ordered all the lamp parts from They were really helpful in getting all the correct washers and nuts! Look for my post next week with more details & photos on how to assemble!

Welcome and Enjoy!

Welcome to Modern Oasis!
I have wanted to start a blog for what seems like forever to share my love for life, art, and interior design. I am so excited to unveil Modern Oasis...I hope you enjoy!