Thursday, December 20, 2012

Lighter and Brighter

I love this re-do featured in HGTV Magazine. Originally a dated, dark space, it's now brighter and happier with a few simple changes {white paint!}
The "before" pic is at the bottom...and proves that you shouldn't be intimated by an older home or room, but rather something you should embrace! 
The fixture about the sink is unexpected, but I totally love it.
Adore the green, leafy window panels. Cheery touch.
And this was the before:

Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday Inspiration

Do you watch Guiliana and Bill? If not, you should. It's good wholesome fun, with a lot of laughs and life lessons along the way. If not anything to at least check out their new home in LA, it's gooorgeous. The nursery is my favorite - the crib is "amaze-fest-usa!" as Guiliana would say. Baby Duke is one lucky little boy.
I love the color scheme, very handsome and sophisticated.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Lantern Obsession

I've always been fond of any space really. I have on hanging in our guest room and it creates such a nice touch. Now I have my eye on one for my dining room and had a serious "have to have this!" moment when I came across it in the new Ivy & Piper Holiday Issue here.
Then I realized it is made in Australia and doesn't ship out of the country. Boo!
Jimena Lantern
Jimena Lantern here Isn't she gorgeous?

Tobi Fairley makes this Rothesay Lantern here but it is SO pricey.

But what a beauty...

hobe sound lantern- rainwashed
I also found this one at Oomph here

I have my heart set on this concept - ideally, a bright colored lantern. Some inspiration to keep me on track.

Image via Decor Pad

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Gift Giving

 Fun ideas for a host, friend, neighbor or loved one. Merry merry!
Personalized Wedding Gift - Large Champagne Tub
Perzonalized Drink Tub here
Glass Globe Ornaments here
Current Image
Tory Burch Sintra Scarf here
Made With Love Cheese Board
C. Wonder cutting board here
Palm Leaf Tote
Jayson Home & Garden tote here
Red Zebra Tray
Red Zebra Tray here
Taschen Cities Collection
Taschen Cities Book Collection here
Coral Lattice Train Case here
Nantucket Cotton Throws
Nantucket Cotton Throws here

Monday, December 10, 2012

Monday Inspiration

Tomorrow my living room will be painted a similar color to this space...definitely a game changer, so I'm drawing a little inspiration here to get ready for a dark blue room. I'll be accenting with greens and other blues, but do like the mustard yellow contrast in this room.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Chevron, baby!

I can't tell you how many posts I've started and never finished...since Jake arrived. So I'll make this a some what design related post, that's mostly about Jake.
I found these chevron bibs and who doesn't like a little chevron? I find these adorable and ordered a few for gifts and for Jake of course. Find them at Etsy shop Peekabootique here.
So many colors to choose from and the back side is really soft. Fun for every one!
Pick 6 Chevron Baby Bibs and/or Burp Cloths

Jake approves!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Etsy Holiday Ornaments

There is an abundance of creativity on Etsy, so it's no surprise to see such unique holiday ornaments. I think I appreciate ornaments the older I get - dressing a beautiful piece of nature in your home with shiny, sparkly or soft mementos is pretty special when you think about it.

Heirloom Decoration Set, real gold lustre porcelain
Gold Porcelain Ornaments here
Christmas Ornaments - Winter White - Pom Pom Flowers - Set of 10 Decorations
Pom Pom Ornaments here
Newlywed Christmas Ornament - Just Married
Newlywed Ornament here
Mini Bauble Decoration Set, 6 real gold lustre porcelain ornaments
More Gold Porcelain Ornaments here
White Christmas Ornaments 3 Snow Peas in a Pod Felt Decorations Winter natural needle nature inspired handmade eco friendly Home Decor
Peas in a Pod here
Family of 3 Silver Customized Christmas Ornaments, Gift boxed and Ready To Give
Customized Ornaments here
Metallic Gold Ornament Set . Set of 3 . Country Christmas. Free Shipping . Holiday Decor
Metallic Gold Ornament Set here
Kids Wooden Airplane Christmas Ornament: Babys First Christmas Personalized
Children's Wooden Airplane Ornament here

Kids Animals Ornaments,  kids decor, wooden holiday decor, Christmas gift set for kids, children decor
Children's Animal Ornaments here

Monday, December 3, 2012

Monday Inspiration

Peaceful and serene, just what a bedroom should be.

Thursday, November 29, 2012


There is nothing like a nice set of branches hanging around the house...I always think to myself, are they real? Are they always there or is strictly for the photo shoot? It makes me want to pluck branches around the neighborhood to stash in vases around my house. Spring time would be ideal.
So festive.
Pottery Barn has a few nice options for faux branches. Even though I'm not always fond of faux plants, it is worth a shot.
Bougainvillea Branch here
Faux Pin Oak Branch
Pine Oak Branch here
Faux Flowering Orchid Branch
Orchid Branches here 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Back to Blogging

Life gets busy and blogging has been put to the back burner. I miss my blog friends and readers, so I'm going to try to get back on track.

My husband's dad recently passed away unexpectedly, so it's been quite an exhausting time the last few weeks. He was a great man who we dearly miss. Loosing a loved one definitely reminds you to cherish family and friendships

There have been happy things to celebrate, Jake got baptized, we hosted Thanksgiving and have holiday occasions to look forward to. Plus, Pat said I could start doing our dining room, so I have that in the works.

Hope you have all been well and enjoying the holidays - what a fabulous time of year!

A few random things...

CWonder has the cutest things, I love these initial mugs - here

Venetian Star Tree Topper
I have this tree topper from Ballard Designs and I adore it. It really finishes the tree off beautifully - if you are in the market for one, I highly recommend it.

I love this kitchen from HB's Best Kitchen's of 2012. The hardware is stunning and I love the tile work. It's simple with lots of delicious details.

Jake. He is my little buddy and getting so big. Boy does he keep me busy too!
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