Saturday, June 27, 2015

In Living Color.

colorful spaces

colorful spaces
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colorful spaces

colorful spaces

What can I say? I really love color! Happy colorful weekend to you all! xx

Friday, June 26, 2015

Cool Down with Mango Margaritas.

summer drink

We recently returned from a mini vacation in Florida and we loaded up lots of mangoes when we were returning home.  In addition to making smoothies and mango chicken, we recently added mango margarita to the list of what to make using mangoes.

summer drink
some of the ingredients needed(tequila is optional)

I saw the recipe in the Summer issue of  Good Housekeeping magazine that was waiting for me in my mailbox on returning home. I thought they must've known that I would be loaded with lots of mangoes and included that recipe just for me! Ha!

Here's the Simple Recipe:

Blend 6 cups ice; 3 ripe mangoes, peeled and chopped; 3 Tbsp. orange juice; 2 Tbsp. honey; 2 Tbsp. lime juice; 1 tsp. grated orange peel; and 1 cup white tequila(optional). Serves 8.

summer drink

Yummy! 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Wooden Letters Get Stylish with Vintage Wallpaper: A DIY.

wooden letters get stylish with wallpaper

A few weeks ago, I bought these wooden letters that spell LOVE from Target(their Handmade Modern Line). Although I loved their natural look, I wanted to spruce them up a bit.  I asked my friends on Instagram  if I should paint them and the consensus was a resounding PAINT THEM!

wooden letters get stylish with wallpaper
an IPhone pic of them before

I was going to paint them, but then I remembered that I had wallpaper left over from this bedroom makeover, hence the idea to wallpaper them was born!

wooden letters get stylish with wallpaper
Armed with my always reliable glue gun, wallpaper, and letters, I set to work.

wooden letters get stylish with wallpaper
i traced each letter on the wallpaper using a chalk, then cut out each template. I then used the glue gun to glue the template to the surface of each letter.

wooden letters get stylish with wallpaper
And voila! With all the color from the books and accessories the white background of the wallpaper works beautifully. The letters most definitely stand out in the sea of color. I also adore the vintage vibe too. 

wooden letters get stylish with wallpaper
In other news, today was Zion's last day of school and being a Kindergartner! Let the Summer fun begin! xx

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Layered Rugs.

layered rugs

Layered rugs is a trend that has been around for awhile and I think it's here to stay. Just like pillows, throws, candles, and really just about every accessory, I also have a thing for rugs.  Unfortunately for me, I always fall in love with the most expensive ones. And as they increase in size, so do the prices! Well layering rugs can come to the rescue with that. If you look at the space above, a great size sisal is used to ground the furniture(sisals are relatively inexpensive) and then layered with what looks like a Beni Ourain rug. If it is the real thing, then we know that those are not inexpensive! But one can buy a smaller more affordable version and layer away...

layered rugs

layered rugs in the nursery

Layering rugs is a great way to bring the color scheme together

layered rugs outdoor

layered rugs outdoor


layered rugs in bedroom
It's a great way to add texture. This one is in our guest bedroom.

layered rugs

Have you embraced this trend in your home? xx


Monday, June 8, 2015

An Attic Renovation in Barcelona.

an attic renovation in Barcelona
I am blown away by this penthouse attic renovation. An abundance of light was added from the installation of large windows, an open floor plan allows for everyone to feel connected and gives the new space an overall feeling of spaciousness.

eclectic living room

an attic renovation in Barcelona


an attic renovation in Barcelona


an attic renovation in Barcelona

an attic renovation in Barcelona


an attic renovation in Barcelona

an attic renovation in Barcelona

an attic renovation in Barcelona


an attic renovation in Barcelona

an attic renovation in Barcelona
I love their eclectic aesthetic; so inviting! Happy new week to you all. xx

Friday, June 5, 2015

Colorful Summer Entertaining.

tablescape, flowers
Summer is in the air. The grass is green, flowers are bursting with blooms, the sun shines longer, and overall people seem to be in better moods. Since giving the patio a makeover, we've really been enjoying every bit of it! It's the perfect spot for Summer Entertaining.

colorful summer entertaining
I recently had some Summer fun for a shoot with a couple ladies from a local social group called Fayetteville Co-working.

colorful summer entertaining

colorful summer entertaining

colorful summer entertaining

tablescape, bowl,

colorful summer entertaining
summer cocktails

Cocktails are a must! I hope you're able to get outside and have some fun this weekend! Have a great one! xx


Monday, June 1, 2015

The 3D DINO Clothes Rack by KAYIWA.

the 3D Dino Clothes rack by Kayiwa
Just when you thought that clothing racks are to remain forever mundane, KAYIWA excavates the DINO. After eight intensive years of research and development, the DINO clothes rack is now available in three versatile models: straight, wavy and module. Pictured is the Dino Module. 

the 3D Dino Clothes rack by Kayiwa
 I just love that they are on wheels!

The DINO module is equipped with swivel casters that have brakes and, therefore, can be conjoined or organized to suit the space or need. The top and bottom of each module provide storage for gloves/scarves/hats and boots/shoes, respectively.
Coat checking is more effective with hangers that are designed and numbered for use in either direction. The two-way use also means the modules can be arranged so that the hangers create an undulating pattern.

the 3D Dino Clothes rack by Kayiwa
DINO straight pictured

Suspended along an electro-polished stainless steel bar between spacers, hangers stay neat and organized to smoothly swing forward and back and/or move side-to-side for efficient hanging or removal of clothing. Hangers can be made in varying heights, to leave hanging space for long coats or to make them easy to reach for children or wheelchair users. Moreover, hangers can be loaded onto the bar in any order, according to the customer’s preference, to optimize the way they will be used. This flexibility also allows for the creation of ample space to hang thick winter coats in cloakrooms, for instance.

the 3D Dino Clothes rack by Kayiwa

DINO does not just look and feel good; the textured finish of its sturdy, ergonomically shaped hangers hold clothing securely. It is available in the eight KAYIWA standard colors (black, blue, green, orange, red, violet, white and yellow), but DINO can be customized to match your current décor or incorporate your company’s brand identity (logo or color scheme). I am truly impressed with these designs!

About KAYIWA
Lincoln Kayiwa was born in 1979 into an architectural family in Kampala, Uganda. He graduated as a Master of Arts from the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki, Finland in 2007. Upon graduating, he founded his own design studio, KAYIWA. Kayiwa’s Ugandan roots and Nordic life blend into a unique approach. He shows us that design can be bold and playful, yet still aesthetic, fully functional and durable. His uncompromising, innovative works make Lincoln Kayiwa a pioneer in creating exclusive, usable art pieces that enable anyone to be a collector.


images courtesy of KAYIWA
news release via V2com Media