Monday, July 30, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Its so cool to see all the new and interesting things they have come up with for bathrooms. Why sinks alone have changed a lot. Seems to me every room in your house is worth a second thought, and that's fantastic! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!! Talk to you again on Monday!
Thursday, July 26, 2007
One look I never seem to tire of is creamy whites mixed with warm wood tones. The 2 tones go together very well and I think that's why you see it used a lot. The picture with the desk is of my teenage daughters room. I redid it a few years back and she was not happy with the lack of color. But now that she's older she really likes it and her friends do too. Very calming colors for the bedroom. I have color in my home too, but I do love the feel that warm whites bring to a room.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
< Here is another one of my internet friend's home. I will have to do a "part 2" for her as well. These pictures just scratch the surface of her lovely Florida home. Her guest house is better then most homes! I will need to do a part III on the outside alone! Linda you have great style and I LOVE your house!
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
I know I tout white a lot here, and I will always love a white bathroom with colorful accents but I'm seeing some of the most beautiful blue and green tile work for baths. Such aqua and greens are so inspiring for a bath, reminds one of water and the outdoors. I'm loving so many colorful tiles that next time I redo a bathroom, it'll be very hard to pick a color!!
Monday, July 23, 2007
A new blog has come to my attention called "Rearranged Design." Ana has just started out so give her blog a look see, its a very nice read and well done! Good luck Ana!! (you can just click title above to get to her blog)
I think one of my favorite styles is what is now described as modern country. I don't love lacey frilly country and I'm not a fan of cold fluff less modern, but when you mesh the 2 styles together...it can be magic. I love my farmhouse table mixed with my black mod chairs. Mixing can be tricky, but the fun is in getting there!
Friday, July 20, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Don't you love how really cool chair designs are becoming more available to the masses? A chair has to be comfortable for sure, but chairs are like works of art to me. There are soooo many possibilities! I have a stackable modern chair in my kitchen that at first glance you wouldn't think was comfortable, but it really is. Pottery Barn has a new chair out called the Baroda that has a great look to it. I have not sat in it tho (a must for all chair buyers!)
Monday, July 16, 2007
Beadboard is one of my favorite things to add to a wall. Next to a great paint color, I could put beadboard anywhere. These are some of my favorite pictures of beadboard. My next kitchen redo, I really would like to do a beadboard backsplash. I've thought of lots of things I could do, but always come back to wanting beadboard. .
Friday, July 13, 2007
Another passion of mine is candles. Nothing calms my nerves more then the soft glow of a group of candles. One of my favorite place to pick up candles is illuminations. They also have a great book for inspiration. My favorite fragrance right now is honeysuckle. Reminds me of summer nights as a kid. When I'm really stressed, I light some votive and put them in my shower. Try a candle lit shower sometimes....just as good as a candlelit bath!
Thursday, July 12, 2007
I know its smack dab in the middle of summer, but Pottery Barn is now showing most of their fall line on their website right now. Ask any of my friends, and they will tell you how much I love Pottery Barn. I can find Pottery Barn bargains on ebay, hit their stores and score a great deal. If I pay full retail, its only because I "had to have it." For me, it's their touches of wimsey added to their classic dessigns. I have their basic sofa/chair combo in denim (which I know is so yesterday) but I still love it. I have quite a collection of PB photos from years past...I'll be doing "vintage" Pottery barn photo post soon!
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Vignettes for me are wonderful focal points in decorating. Sometimes I feel silly posing my things, but a great looking vignette can make ordinary things stand out. Magazines and catalogs are great inspiration because they use expert stagers. I do like my things to be practical tho, so that breakfast tray on the bed, set just so, may be a bit much for everyday living, but your vintage juice glasses displayed for the easy grab can be perfect!
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
< Here are some more pictures of small baths with lots of style. I love when I see great style in small spaces. It makes me believe that anythings possible in design! My sister and her kids are staying with me this week. 7 people sharing ONE bathroom! Crazy? Probably. Summer camp like? You bet! LOL