Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Dresser Love

Have you seen this new collection at Land of Nod? I love it. The color selection is beautiful, great hardware and I'm obsessed with the crib. See the Verona collection {here}

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Exterior House Love

Drooling over these beautiful homes...I love the shutters, porches, doors and all the pretty details.
Architectural Alliteration and Imagination was Used on This Special Home in Haverford, Pa.'s Central Dormer Window, Along with the Rest of the Front of the House, Love the Shutters and the Colors Used, Along with the Centalized Front Door Handles.
boxwood & hydrangea
hydrangeas, boxwoods and window boxes.

colonial with dormers in attic.  like the colors too.
'Carolina' style?  Not familiar to me - must research as I do like it very much..

Monday, July 22, 2013

Monday Inspiration

 What a lovely space! The window treatments are the perfect color of green and the pattern is playful yet elegant. The layered accessories against the textured wall covering is beautiful - splendid!


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Moving around accessories...

I'm constantly moving around accessories in my home, it's just what I do. I feel like it keeps things fresh and is the latest set up on my kitchen table. I'm kind of loving it.
The hydrangeas are from my backyard and I love how they look pretty next to the HB cover.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Pretty Please can I have these?

I am totally diggin' these chairs. So authentic and a great re-upholstery project. Yum yum.
Pair of Vintage Mastercraft Greek Key Arm Chairs
 From Circa Who {here}

Friday, July 12, 2013

Great new side dish!

It's so easy to get in a dinner rut and make the same old I'm dusting off my recipe books and trying new things!

*Mushroom, pea and corn ragout* 

This makes a great side dish and I love all the flavors - it was a hit with my husband, I'll definitely be making it again!
-2 ears corn
-Extra virgin olive oil
-1 cup mushrooms
-1/4 red onion, finely chopped
-2 garlic cloves, minced
-2 fresh thyme sprigs
-10 asparagus spears, cut in to 1 inch pieces
-3/4 cup lima beans
-3/4 cup peas
-1/4 pound green beans
-Zest of 1/2 lemon
1. Dash olive oil, salt and pepper on the corn and roast in the oven at 500 for 10 minutes. Cool slightly and remove kernels, set aside.
2. Heat a small sauté pan to medium high, add olive oil and mushrooms, salt and pepper. Toss around for a few minutes then set aside.
3. Heat large sauté pan over low heat, add olive oil, onion, garlic and thyme. Sweat the onions, then add asparagus, lima beans, peas, green beans, mushrooms and corn. Increase heat to medium high, add a splash of water, cover and cook a few more minutes.
4. Add lemon zest and seasoning, then serve and enjoy!
 This fabulous recipe came from this cook book - I highly recommend it!
Fresh Happy Tasty: An Adventure in 100 Recipes
Buy here

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Knock Knock!

I always love a good door knocker. By good I mean handsome, unique and brass. So you can imagine I wasn't sad when ours recently fell off. Good timing, because I've been wanting to find a lion head to greet guests. Here are a few options, what do you think?
vintage English brass devil or mythical door knocker

This one is my favorite so far!

It's so handsome and regal...
If I lived near the sea, this would surely greet you at my door...
Anchor Door Knocker Beach Decor Nautical Home Solid Brass Patina MOVING SALE

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

If I could design an Inn....

...I would love it to look like this! A darling place to stay on the Island of Nantucket, 76 Main {here} more then welcomes you with loads of color and style. Designed by Rachel Reider, this darling spot is vibrant and has a young fresh feel to it. I adore the use of pattern and texture. Lots to love here. I'm a tiny bit obsessed actually....

Monday, July 1, 2013

Monday Inspiration

This kitchen is so crisp and reminds me of something you'd see as a back drop to a show on the food network. And check out the black window mullions? So sharp.
I could definitely live with any of these kitchens, the black mullions really get me. They have a west coast feel about them, very California.
They also look stunning in large living spaces:
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