Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Home Love

I came across the home tour of Alexis Stewart's (daughter of Martha Stewart) apartment and I was very intrigued. Her taste is simple and sleek, a bit of a departure from her mom's traditional style. Definitely a space to feel refreshed in with all the natural light.

Living Light
Very airy, feminine living room.

Fuss free work space. Reminds me of a space you'd see on Mad Men.

More light filled space - gorgeous kitchen.

Her son's nursery.

I just love this blue tile - so fresh and so sweet with her baby Jade at play.

Very stylish yet simple vanity.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Loving these things...

A few things I'm loving at the moment...

C Wonder Ikat Bowls here

Perfect-fit henley with gold buttons
JCrew Perfect Fit Henley here
Amazing what a nice touch a few gold buttons do to a very casual and comfy shirt - love this, plus so many great colors to choose from. Stock up!

Anthropologie Hook here

Anthropologie Marbled Journal here
I see these stacked on a shelf for a pop of color, very chic.

Anthropologie Wood Stump Calendar here

Gold Succulent Sculpture, White Modern Faceted Geometric Decahedron Container, Tabletop Centerpiece, Desktop Accessory
Etsy Gold Succulent Sculpture here
What a fabulous little accessory for a great price - under $20!

West Elm Parsons Wall Mirror here
Love this grass cloth texture.

Of course I'm loving Jake too...he had his first bath and I loved how his hair got all fluffy and cute. He's my favorite little guy who makes my world go round :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

My Precious Baby Boy

Jake Stephen Castle arrived on Friday, August 10th at 11:55 a.m.
We are overwhelmed by this special little person already and love him beyond words.

I will try to pop in when I can, but have a bit of a distraction at the moment and will be up and running once I'm settled and in a routine with my little man.

{Look at all that hair!}

I love his profile.

Instant love.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Isn't She Lovely?

I have always been a big fan of Reese Witherspoon. She has that all American look and style and seems like the girl next door. Of course I wasn't surprised to absolutely adore her recent spread in Elle Decor...have a look {if you haven't already seen her cozy abode}.

{love those boots}

Sophisticated with a relaxed feel - fun accessories/accents tucked in amongst the elegance.

Gorgeous stairwell railing, and look at the cozy nook? Such charecter.

So darling.

What a perfect outdoor setting. Love the mix of chairs.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Ants in my Pants

I'm getting antsy...when is this baby coming? To keep busy, I continue to nest and find projects to work on...Pat must worry when he leaves for the day, I've always got something up my sleeve.

The upstairs hallway/landing in our house needed some love...a lot of areas do, but I am trying to remember that decorating a house is a work in progress. However,  I've had the hankering to tackle certain areas. I wanted to bring a little color and character to this spot - my goal was to spend under $100, which meant the hit or miss Home Goods run, or Ikea to the rescue. I ended up at Ikea and was excited to purchase the expedit shelf {only $40!!} two baskets for the bottom cubby holes and a faux orchid. I accessorized with items and pieces I had stashed away, waiting for a place to call home.

EXPEDIT Shelving unit IKEA Can be hung on the wall or placed on the floor.
Expedit Shelving Unit here

KNIPSA Basket IKEA This basket is suitable for storing your newspapers, magazines, photos or other memorabilia.
Knipsa Basket here

When you walk up my stairs, this is the view...Lady adds a nice little touch :)
I have plans to do a gallery wall of pictures up the right side {maybe that will be my next project}

At the top of the stairs I hung these prints by Michelle Armas and have plans to cover the bench in a Quadrille print (below)

Tashkent by Quadrille

The other side of the hallway was empty, so here is my before and after:



Monday, August 6, 2012

Monday Inspiration: Color Blocking

I'm diggin' the color blocking trend. A bit related to stripes {which I can't get enough of} and bold with color combinations.

Pink & Orange Clutch here

Cece colorblock ballet flats
Jcrew Flats here

Small Abstract Painting - Green, blue, yellow abstract with watercolor, original painting 3x5
Abstract Painting here

Color Block Stripe Pillow in Kelly Green, Navy and Natural Linen by JillianReneDecor (12x16) Modern Home Decor Stripe Trio
Color Block Strip Pillow here

DVF Dress here

Color Block print poster
Color Block Print here

Colorblock iPhone 4 case
Iphone Case here

Toddler Knit Hats here

Lilly Pulitzer top here

Cwonder Tote here
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