I want. I love. I have.

I want.


a cow hide rug. Who am I kidding? I want the whole room. The whole apartment. Which, I know is in Paris (remember this from an old Cookie article). I’ll take the whole lot, please!

I love.
this all blue bathroom. It’s super colorful but super subdued. Maybe it’s just a nice long soak in the tub that I need?
I have.
These beautiful Penguin classics from Anthro. I saw them about a year ago around bloggy land and look, now Anthro has them. I think they are reading our blogs! I am crazy for books. And these are nothing short of beautiful words wrapped in pretty dresses. They include my favorites, Bronte and Austin. And the ones I have not yet read are Great Expectations, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Cranford. Any recommendations on which to read first?
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  • Shorely Chic
    Commented on February 9th, 2010 at 3:51pm

    I'm loving that first room – it inspires me because in my apartment I can't paint the walls and this looks fantastic with white!

  • Helena - A Diary of Lovely
    Commented on February 9th, 2010 at 4:25pm

    love everything, that 1st room is TOO amazing, gorgeous!

  • vicki archer
    Commented on February 9th, 2010 at 4:28pm

    I have always loved 'Great Expectations' Trina so that would be my pick …xv

  • Renee Weatherford
    Commented on February 9th, 2010 at 4:33pm

    Oh my – those books are beautiful!

  • CinnamonAndSass
    Commented on February 9th, 2010 at 4:57pm

    LOVE that bathroom, it looks soo peaceful!

    I am a book nerd and totally in love with the cloth covered classics; I love The Picture of Dorian Gray

    -Katie

  • Gina @ A bit of whimsy!
    Commented on February 9th, 2010 at 5:28pm

    These book canvas coversa re super sweet. And that room – gets me house jealous!

  • Erica Cook - Interior Design
    Commented on February 9th, 2010 at 5:41pm

    I have them, less two, as well. Don't they just make you smile. I'd say read Great Expectations first… it is definitely my fave of the three.

  • Emma
    Commented on February 9th, 2010 at 6:13pm

    Love your header! I hope I have a living room that is that beautifully decorated one day! xoe

  • Anna
    Commented on February 9th, 2010 at 6:55pm

    Trina…I LOVE the first image..and would happily live there in a heart beat…just divine! Great post x

  • Beach Vintage
    Commented on February 9th, 2010 at 8:37pm

    Wow, these are impressive. I am yet to read any of these either, let us know where you end up!

  • Amanda
    Commented on February 9th, 2010 at 8:41pm

    HA! I saw that first pic and just about DIED! My hubbie has 3 cow hide rugs and I've been staunchly against them being displayed in my house. By this looks LOVELY.

    He owes you…=)

    By the way – LOVE your header. LOVE IT.

  • Practical Princess
    Commented on February 9th, 2010 at 8:53pm

    What a sweet blog =) Those books are so pretty.

  • Sara
    Commented on February 9th, 2010 at 9:15pm

    Oooh, love those books. I do remember seeing them on Little Green Notebook last year…maybe Anthro IS stalking!

    Enjoying the want/love/have series. :-)

    Hope all is well!

    Sara

  • dwellinganddesign
    Commented on February 10th, 2010 at 4:44am

    I love the cowhide rugs! I have been craving one as well- they add such contrast and texture to a room. I only fear that my labradoodle would freak out about it.

  • Exquisite Accessories
    Commented on February 10th, 2010 at 4:54am

    Has to be Great Expectations! Love the books I want them for my book case :)

  • drey
    Commented on February 10th, 2010 at 6:06am

    gorgeous books :) i'd love to have my own collection!

  • Michaela Lynch
    Commented on February 10th, 2010 at 9:39am

    These are all beautiful! Definitely read The Picture of Dorian Gray first. It's one of my favorite books, and Oscar Wilde has the best sense of humor.

  • carolina postcard
    Commented on February 10th, 2010 at 10:14am

    Oh, I got 2 of them for Christmas and now of course I want the entire set. So beautiful! My vote is for Great Expectations – it's amazing.

  • karey m.
    Commented on February 10th, 2010 at 12:40pm

    i LOVE this feature! keep it and continue it, ok?

    good. glad we settled this.

    xoxo.

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on February 10th, 2010 at 11:27pm

    thanks for all the recommendations, dears. Sounds like Great Expectations it is. If I can keep myself from reading Jane Eyre again. I love that Jane.

    And yes, most def this feature is going to stick around for awhile!

    xoxoxo

  • Mariah
    Commented on February 12th, 2010 at 11:57am

    love these books, collecting them one at a time. Mariah

  • Becky
    Commented on February 14th, 2010 at 11:53am

    I have the two Austen books. I just saw that they are coming out with 5 more books including Emma.

    If you're a sucker for romance go for Great Expectations. I usually prefer romance, but I think in this case Dorian Grey is my favorite of those too. It's super short too, so you'll zoom though it.

  • Mi Vida Bonita
    Commented on February 19th, 2010 at 6:51pm

    I love that living room. The sofa I beleive is the stockholm edition from Ikea…only because Im obsessed and want it badly…looks so fabulous!

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