Oak Street Mansion

After this birthday weekend, I feel so incredibly loved. I had so many amazingly sweet birthday wishes from friends and family. And Jill’s post yesterday brought me to tears – um, how fabulous were those glammed-out balloons! Thank you Jill – your words and creativity mean so much to me.

On top of all that, my family spoiled me. My son showered me with hugs, homemade cards, and brownies he topped with sprinkles – the best kinds of gifts. My hubby’s birthday is this week as well, so our parents gave us amazing surprises this weekend – a gift certificate for a cooking class I get to do with my mom pretty soon, and my mother-in-law surprised us with a night stay at Oak Street Mansion on Saturday. It’s a restored mansion in the historic Kansas City Plaza area that’s been converted into a bed and breakfast. We might have the best moms in America…honestly.

Here’s what it looks like:

Oak Street Mansion

Oak Street Mansion

 

The owners are avid art collectors, so every room has a different theme. We stayed in the abstract room.

Abstract Room - Oak Street Mansion

Abstract Room – Oak Street Mansion

 

Abstract Room - Oak Street Mansion

Abstract Room – Oak Street Mansion

The bathroom was so luxurious.

Bathroom Luxury - Oak Street Mansion

Bathroom Luxury – Oak Street Mansion

However, all of them were incredibly beautiful. And the restoration was absolutely amazing!

Impressionist Room 2 - Oak Street Mansion

Impressionist Room 2 – Oak Street Mansion

 

Impressionist Room - Oak Street Mansion

Impressionist Room – Oak Street Mansion

 

There was a street art room that I found fascinating. They had a local artist come in and graffiti the whole room.

Street Art Room - Oak Street Mansion

Street Art Room – Oak Street Mansion

This is our view of the cottage house behind the mansion. Guests can rent out this two-level space as well.

Cottage House - Oak Street Mansion

Cottage House – Oak Street Mansion

Having coffee in this room made me feel so fancy.

Sun patio - Oak Street Mansion

Sun patio – Oak Street Mansion

Isn’t the window hardware gorgeous?

Beautiful Windows - Oak Street Mansion

Beautiful Windows – Oak Street Mansion

On a scale of 1 to unforgettable, this birthday weekend definitely topped the charts. The next time you’re looking for a quaint bed and breakfast to stay at that’s near the action in Kansas City, you should definitely check out the Oak Street Mansion. It’s completely affordable and totally worth it. Cheers to another great year ahead!

Cosmopolitan Chic

Last week I stayed a couple nights in Las Vegas for work. The past couple of times I’ve been there, my colleague and I have been fortunate enough to stay at the Cosmopolitan. I am just so smitten with the decor in their rooms, that I had to share. Apologies that you get photos from my phone, but they still do a good job of showing the fabulousness of Cosmo’s style. With everything from an indigo couch (I so wish I could have fit this in my suitcase and taken it home with me – Jill, I know this color is right up your alley)…

Indigo Couch - Cosmopolitan

Indigo Couch – Cosmopolitan

to unique bookends. I feel so inspired in this room.

Light Reading - Cosmopolitan

Light Reading – Cosmopolitan

LOVE this distressed leather chair!

Fab Chair - Cosmopolitan

Fab Chair – Cosmopolitan

I’m not much of a wallpaper person, but these work so well in this room. One has this grey hue with a shimmery tone.

Wallpaper - Cosmopolitan

Wallpaper – Cosmopolitan

And who doesn’t love naked ladies forming a strong pattern? I mean, only in Vegas.

Wallpaper - Cosmopolitan

Wallpaper – Cosmopolitan

And finally, while most hotel beds are simply white with an uninteresting headboard. This one has an upholstered headboard and a navy throw with a simple border around the edge.

Chic Bed - Cosmopolitan

Chic Bed – Cosmopolitan

Who knew I’d find a room in Vegas that I’d love to recreate somewhere else? Any takers?